Thursday, August 17, 2006

Settling in...

I have at least 5 different posts rolling in my head.
Soon I hope to get to all of them.

Birth story to come...

The little butterfly is doing great. I am in awe of her still. R and I can't stop staring at her. He was folding her little clothes last night and we both just marveled at the reality that We. Have. A. BABY.

I have to say these first two weeks have been really fine. Not at all the craziness I expected. Maybe that is coming? For now the biggest drama has been getting her to stay awake long enough to eat. She lost a little more than the doctor wanted her to, so for one day we were a little worried. After talking to a lactation consultant she reminded us that even though she weighed in at 7lbs 3oz she is still a preemie. So it is very very important to get her to eat...breast milk, formula whatever it takes. She is alert a little bit more every day, which has made it easier to get her to stay on the boob. Last night was my first night up with her alone. I told R to sleep and let me give it a go on my own. He usually wakes her up, changes her diaper, sits with me while I feed her and then gets her back to sleep. Yeah, I know, I'm lucky. But I already knew I had the bestest husband in the world. We did just fine alone and R got a few more hours of sleep.

He needed sleep last night because today R is at a focus group for the company that makes the Yuppie Trophy Stroller. The reward for this is FREE stroller. Pretty cool. Now we can roll around sans guilt, not that we had any and not that anyone else would know we got a free YTS, but it's all cool just the same.

Ok of all the words I've been thinking about the last two weeks...this has nothing to do with any of 'em. Soon though soon. We have R's parents in this week, but I'll try to get at least one something new up.

Until then I'm off to stare at the butterfly.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Perfectly Pink!

Davis Lee
August 4, 2006
11:11 p.m.
(no I'm NOT kidding, the child was born at ELEVEN ELEVEN. I guess the curse is broken!)
7 lbs. 3 oz.
20 in.

She is just perfect. We are now home and settling in...sorry to not post sooner, but we've hardly been able to tear ouselves away from our little miracle bub.

She came at 35 weeks 5 days and was able to go straight to the regular nursery.

I'm doing great. Every muscle in my body aches from the delivery workout. But being back in the vertical world has been wonderful so far. My first shower today standing up NOT hooked up to IVs and such was about as close to an orgasm as I've come in too many months.

Thank you for all the love.

Here's the lil' lady all wrapped up in the blanket I came home in 37 years ago.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Party Time

So forget going home. Forget that much needed leg wax.
Oh why didn't I wash my hair last night?
No more sleeps left. Looks like the bub is on it's way!

They took out the cerclage about 10:30 am. I'm 2cm and 70% effaced.
Just waiting for the contractions to get a little stronger.
They are coming every 1-2 minutes.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Six more sleeps.

I get to go HOME! In six more days! I found out on Monday that they will let me leave here on Monday the 7th! woohoo! The days have slowed to a snails pace now. I swear the last two days have felt like a week. BUT, I GET TO GO HOME!!

My roommate had a scare over the weekend. Saturday night about 2am she called for the doctor. When they examined her she was dilated with a bulging sac from Baby A. Back to labor & delivery she went. They were talking c-section. She couldn't get her husband on the phone and she was terrified. She was 27.4 weeks. When the doctor told her she had a bulging sac I cried my eyes out. They all left to get things set up for her in L&D and I went over and held her hand and told her to take a deep breath and to be strong. Not much else I could do....I wanted to go to L&D with her. I felt so helpless.

Thankfully they put her back on the magnesium and were able to stop the contractions. She will be 28 weeks tomorrow. Every day just seems like a blessing. She came back on Monday. So far so good.

Hey did I mention I get to go HOME on Monday the 7th? Yep, I do. Home Sweet Home. I will still have to be in bed for at least another week and the terb is coming with me...but I'll be home and that will be perfect. I'm hoping at some point before bub comes they will let me up and around a bit. Right now my legs start shaking while brushing my teeth. I'm a little worried about how I'm going to push this bub out, as well as hold it, feed it and care for it! I guess like everything the past 9 months, we will figure it out.

The crib arrived on Saturday. The bedding is on the way. The trophy stroller is in transit too! Oh, Figlet, it's green! R has been nesting away and it seems the house, hahaha did I say HOUSE? more like the room is as set up as it can be for now.

Now we just have to decide on a boys name and we'll be set. This is the least of my worries, I'm still feeling pink and that name is set.

P.s. Not that I would know...but apparently there is a major heat wave going on...I had a good laugh when they said on the news tonight that in order to conserve energy, to avoid a black out or repeating the horrible situation we just had in Queens, the Mayor has turned off the lights on the Empire State Building! wow. What a sacrifice. uh, Mr. Mayor how about turning off the lights in Times Square? Now THAT would be a statement. As long as those lights are shining it will be hard to convince anyone to turn down their AC.