Friday, February 29, 2008

Doing well

We're still here, just not online much. Our lives our filled with sleep, boobs, and diapers. And since the weather has been so kind, we're outside a lot too. Baby girl's doing great and getting nice and chubby. She has her 2 week appointment today so we'll see if she's hit 7 pounds yet (I doubt it). The boy's actually adjusting well after a couple of rough nights the first week. He loves holding his sister and always informs me how cute she is and likes being my helper with her. We have no idea where it started, but if we ask if he's hungry/sad/tired, he says, "No! I'm the Gingerbread Man!" Hubby's liking taking off work every other day so I can get sleep, which usually involves him taking the boy somewhere fun. Hard life. I spend most of the day topless. Overall 2 kids isn't as bad as I thought it would be. It's been pretty good! But give it time, I'm sure I'll have plenty grey hairs this year :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

How was your holiday weekend?

Mine was great! I was cured of pregnancy and had a baby. I have a habit of starting labor 4 days before my due date. This is my baby girl.

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She was born Friday, Feb. 15 at 9:52 pm after 7 hours of labor and only 3 easy pushes. 6 lbs 2 oz, 18 in long. She's bigger than we all anticipated, so we're glad. They had to keep an eye on her the first day, but she's doing really well now. Mom only had minor heart complications, but her and baby are home and doing fine.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Oh good.

Today is Valentines Day and I really didn't want to have the baby today (my least favorite of the holidays). It looks like I wont. So I'm happy. I think it'd suck to have a birthday on a holiday. My brother was born on July 4 and it seems like his birthday always gets overshadowed by everyone wanting to do July 4th stuff. I think that sucks. Of course, President's Day would be cool. Every so often she'd get her birthday off from school/work. But I'm still holding out hope for Feb 29. I thought she was going to come early because I keep getting illnesses that make me have contractions. But she's only measuring 35 weeks, and yes, I have small babies, but that's too small. She's just not ready yet and the further we get from RSV season, the better! Plus I'm really enjoying my last days with the boy as my only kid and I'm not quite ready to give that up yet, no matter how much my body hurts.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

*cough cough*

Poor little guy. I'm pretty much done with my cold. But the boy is having a hard time letting it go. Actually, he seems to be getting worse, except his fever is gone. Five weeks is a ridiculously long time to have a cough. Granted he has a cold on top of whatever it is that's really going on, but it seems obvious it's keeping him from healing properly.

The albuterol they gave him makes him cough worse and longer, so I wonder if he really does have asthma. Of course, it could just be helping his lungs work harder to get the gunk out. I just wish I knew. Maybe he needs an oral med or something. So we go back to the doctor yet again this afternoon to re-evaluate this asthma diagnosis and talk about chest xrays and fun things like that. Lovely. Did I mention I'm 38 weeks pregnant? I really am the only person I know who wants to go past her due date. Feb 29 looks really good right now.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A little too close

So, my son and I are sick right now. He's been coughing at night for over 4 weeks now and was determined to have asthma. So I've been letting him cough all over me since his doctors guaranteed there was no sign of infection.  But things can change in a day.  Now we both have a nasty, all day, break your ribs type cough. Bad time to have a baby. But Friday I started having contractions from all the coughing and they got regular enough I had to go to labor and delivery. They seemed amused that I didn't want to have the baby early, (an anomaly, I know) but told me even though the contractions were regular, they luckily weren't strong enough to be doing much. I've kept myself in bed all day and luckily they finally went irregular again. Sorry Shannon. I had wanted her to come on the 3rd too, but not at the risk of her getting really sick. I'm not supposed to take any cold medicine because of my heart, but I started having palpitations from the coughing and figured it's the lesser of 2 evils. It doesn't seem to be doing much though. So I'm drowning myself in fluids, hoping it'll help me cough up whatever's in my lungs so I'm not so terrified of going into labor. Right now I'd be happy if she waited until March, if it means I'm well enough to put my face near hers.