Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Allow me to introduce you to my Daughter!

She's here! And she is the most beautiful doll baby with the craziest head of hair! Yeap that is a new mother who thinks that she has the cutest baby, but I can feel that way, right??!!

And what a birth story she has. We were suppose to induce the day after the tornadoes which was 40 wks to the day, but power was completely knocked out across the city. So the hospital was on generators and therefore all elective work was cancelled. What made it all so stressful for Chris and I (everyone is okay) was that all phone lines were down and we had no way of getting ahold of our doctor and she was completely against letting me go past 41 weeks. We were panicking. Several days after the storms, phone lines were restore and we were able to get scheduled again six days later.

Come to that day and we went into the hospital early to get the ball rolling with the pitocin. (Not a fan by the way, lol) Anyway, my doctor wanted me to be prepared for a c-section. I had made her painfully aware that I did not want a c-section unless is was medically necessary, and for her to be prepared for me to completely freak out on the table if that was the case. I DO NOT handle medical "stuff" very well.

So the plan was to give the natural way a good ole "college try" (in her words) and take it from there. And I was going to hold off on the epidural as long as I could because I knew that the spinal would be more effective....

Fast forward ten hours later and I was singing a different tune. They had the pitocin up full blast and I was having contractions every three minutes lasting a minute long. Miserable is putting it mildly. There is only so much that pain meds in a IV can do. I had BARELY progressed, and I couldn't take it any longer, the thought of a c-section was beautiful. So I told the doc, "let's do this" and not even 30 seconds later I was bombarded by doctors and nurses. They were pulling and tugging and I honestly can't even remember what all happened, but God love my doctor she had her out thirty minutes after I gave the go ahead. She knew I was terrified of a c-section and she didn't even give me a chance to freak out about it. I blinked and it was all over and I was holding my daughter. I can't tell you how thankful I am for my doctor, she was awesome.

She was born May 4, 2011 at 3:22 pm weighing 7 lbs 13 oz and the fullest head of hair. It's no wonder why I was popping Tums like it was nobody's business. I serious think that water gave me heartburn.

Here she is!

I'm one proud Mama! lol She is such a ham and aside from the sleep, we are having a ball! :-)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

D-Day is just about here!

We were delayed one week because of the tornadoes down here, we all are fine. And very lucky. It has been one absolutely CRAZY week. But we got power back so we are just about back to normal. Thank goodness!

This little girl has had an extra week in her cozy digs and she is STILL not showing any signs of wanting to meet us!! Grr... So she apparently needs a little assistance. We are heading into the hospital tomorrow morning.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers, it is going to be an exciting and exhausting day!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ah, bedrest.

Contrary to what you might think...it's not easy or fun! Let me tell you. And I would consider myself very lucky being that it is only the last three weeks of my pregnancy. To one of my girlfriends out there, honey I don't know how you do it!

What's difficult is that you feel absolutely fine (well aside from the fact you literally can't walk), you see the house getting dirty around you, and you can't do anything about it. And you have to be waited on. Sure, that's lovely in theory and I enjoyed it for the first couple of days, but after that you just want to be able to do something for yourself. I haven't been allowed to drive anywhere or even do laundry. You have to sit all day long. There are only so many comfortable positions in bed or on the couch. And if you do get up, it is the third degree and twenty questions as to why are up and what you are going to do, and how long you are going to be up. Yes, I know, it's coming from a place of love...but I'm just getting a glass of water!! lol

Yes, I'm ranting a bit, but I'm am now past 40 weeks and I am one INCREDIBLY uncomfortable pregnant woman that would love to have a forklift to get anywhere because the idea of getting up and walking to the kitchen or bathroom is daunting. I'm well past waddle mode at this point.

God love my Mom, she went out and bought just about every single magazine that Publix and Barnes and Noble had, just so that I would have some entertainment. I'm getting the favor returned to me because I kept my Mom on bedrest for me for several months. Well, I'm getting off easy.

Here are a few pictures of my buddies that have been keeping me company.
This picture is quite a common occurrence. Little Miss Lizzie attached at my hip. And yes, you are correct, that is one large belly.
You can see that Lizzie won't leave my side, precious little thing. Chris and I are sure that she is going to be a bit jealous of the baby. She is a Momma's girl. And that is my fancy spanking new computer that I'm playing with... yea!
Lizzie and Aubie
Aubie and Molly

Don't get me wrong, it is all worth it, and we should be meeting our little girl this week! F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!!! So many things to look forward too!!

P.S. Rant over.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Here is the Nursery!

We did a Winnie the Pooh theme in pink and brown tones. For someone who has despised pink for her entire life, I certainly have embraced it for my daughter. lol Who knew??!! It's been hard for me not to do pink and kitty cats. You should see her wardrobe!

I painted all of the murals in a chocolate brown to work with the furniture, and this was done during the second trimester when I was feeling great! The bumblebee found it's way throughout the room. I embroidered them onto the curtain, the baby blanket that is on the recliner, in two of the murals, and painted above the closet doors.

The quote that is under Winnie the Pooh says, "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart".

So, here it is!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lots to do!

Given the fact that I'm still learning how to use my new and cool toy, my sewing machine, I have several projects planned for our little one. Now, I do have one thing that is not on my side any more. And that would be time.

I am 35 weeks today, and this little girl is going to be making her appearance sooner rather than later. The doc said that she is measuring big and I might not make it until the due date. So we'll see!

So as you can see, there is lots of fabric here! I have very big dreams!
Oh geeish, I just realized that the pile of fabric has grown since this picture was taken...lol I better get to work!

I will say that it is nice to have a helper!
I have two things finished, and I will be posting them soon!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm Pregnant!

Yeap, it's true! I am 30 weeks! I know, I'm announcing it a "tad" bit late, what can I say. I wanted to make sure that I was in the "clear" so to speak. It has been quite a whirlwind and quite a blessing.

And to the exciting news....It's a girl!! Emily Owens will hopefully be here April 28th! (Well that is when her eviction notice is going to be served anyway, lol). Which means that we are just over 9 weeks away from meeting her! AHHHHH!!!! I can't believe it!

This pregnancy has been going really well. That's not to say that I haven't had my fair share of pain and discomfort, but it really truly could be worse. I have been so extremely fortunate. Fingers crossed that this last trimester will be as kind. My only complaints thus far, acne like I have never seen it before. My whole body reminds me of the moguls event from the Winter Olympics. Very annoying. Aside from that, I have basically lost three of my four limbs. My wrists both succumbed to pretty bad carpal tunnel- just in case you wanted to know, it IS fashionable to wear a two wrist guards. And my right leg has been quite a nuisance with bad sciatic nerve pain and some muscle band between the hamstring and the quad. My leg has basically been numb or throbbing for the last 3 months. That's been fun. All that being said, I haven't had heartburn, morning sickness issues, hemorrhoids or Braxton Hicks- so I am counting each and everyone of my blessings.

Onto the pictures...

10 weeks, 2 days

21 weeks, 4 days

There she is, our little peanut! I will be posting pictures of the nursery hopefully this week, because that sucker needs to get wrapped up soon. I'm not moving around as well these days! lol And we're almost there!


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