Friday, August 28, 2009

Percocet makes me a better parent and other observations from the first two weeks.

The last two weeks have taught me quite a few things. And here I thought I already knew it all.

-When presented with the choice of showering, sleeping or eating; sleeping always wins.

-Flossing, shaving, vacuuming, dusting and cooking are optional.

-You know you need to get your 2 year old out of the house when he keeps saying "I want to have a good time, mom".

-As soon as you brag that your baby is a good sleeper, he'll make a liar out of you.

-Newborns poop more than they pee.

-Nipples need to be broken in. They bleed easily.

-Toddlers can live off of gold fish crackers and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

-There is nothing in the world better than the feeling of your newborn baby falling asleep in your arms.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Welcome to the world!!

Evan James was born on 8-11-09 at 10:23 am. He was 8 pounds 6 ounces and 19 1/2 inches long. He is the most beautiful little thing and I am madly in love. He looks just like his big brother but with red hair! He is a great baby who never cries and sleeps all the time. I have to wake him up to feed him or else he'd sleep all day.

The birth was uncomplicated. All went well except the allergic reaction I had to the tape they used on the bandage over the incision. Of all things that could go wrong, leave it up to me to have a tape allergy! We spent three long nights in the hospital and were home on Friday. My bed never felt so good.

Things are going well minus the bladder infection and nasty case of mastitis but I'm on the mend and should be back to my normal nutty self in a few days.

Lane is loving his little brother. He brings him toys and kisses his head all day long. He is such a sweet boy.

And just to complete the series, this is me at 39 weeks, right before I left for the hospital.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

38 weeks

6 more days!! I am so ready to get this baby out! My hips and pubic bone feel like they are on fire, I'm having contractions throughout the day, and I can no longer breathe. I went to the grocery store yesterday to stock up and when I got home I felt like I had just run a marathon. I was completely worn out. I have one more doctor's appointment and one more non-stress test this week then next Tuesday is the big day.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

The final countdown

10 more days! I've been going for non-stress tests at the hospital to make the baby is doing ok. Today they told me I was contracting the whole time. I didn't feel a thing. Same thing happened when I was pregnant with Lane. I couldn't feel the little contractions. It wasn't until I was 5 or 6 centimeters dilated and they were intense that I felt them. They checked me and my cervix is still closed. Thank god!

All I know is this baby doesn't get his walking papers until the 11th. He better read the fine print. My mom isn't in town until the 9th and we are going to a baseball game that day. We have those Presidential Suite tickets again and I'm not missing it. If he's lucky, I'll let him out on the 10th.

Oh, and apparently I'm so big the nurses in the labor and delivery ward thought I was having twins. They were expecting a mom with twins today and thought it was me when they saw me!