Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hello Blogland!

I'm back! The baby is great and so is our boy :) We've had a run of family/friends passing away in the last few months (tomorrow is my grandma's funeral, she is the 7th person we've lost recently). I had created a post when Rosalyn arrived and it seems that it was still a draft..... my apologies on that. I'm going to add to it with some more photos and just make it a "her first 3.5 mths" post.

I do have quilty things to update to. For now though it's just this quick post to let those wondering know that all is well, for the most part, and I will be updating soon. There's just so much that's happened and to be honest I forgot exactly how time consuming newborns are with the erratic sleep patterns at first!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Apparently, baby watch has begun....

I think some people are even more excited for the arrival of this baby than I am (which is saying something).

Nick is almost convinces his daughter is deliberately hanging out in my stomach just to torture him, also I am not allowed to be separated from him until she gets here. That is just fine by me since I actually enjoy my husbands company, shhh don't tell him ;)

Payton asks everyday before school if his sister will be here soon, I have no idea son, but we will come get you if she decides to make an appearance!

My mom calls several times each day asking "any twinges yet?" Up until 3 days ago I could simply say not yet.......

Let us not forget the multitude of people that say "Haven't you had that baby yet? You look awful, are you sure your not in labor? I bet you'll have her (insert day time etc here)? You're huge! When is that baby due? Someone's about to pop!" and many others :) It's well meaning and I don't mind (generally)but it does get a little insulting...... I mean old to constantly hear how bad/big/ tired/or generally crappy I apparently look.

As of 3 days ago braxton hicks contractions decided that random and far between was not entertaining enough. They are now a steady form of slow torture designed to interrupt sleep and keep the pregnant lady in this house cranky and hurting! I have to say after 3 days and nights of them every 7-8 min generally (sometimes more, sometimes less) even I am saying come on kiddo due date or not, enough is enough!

I'm hoping something is progressing, just so it will seem like the fake contractions are worth it. We'll find out tomorrow morning at the next doctors appointment.

No matter what, just find the humor. If this sounds complainy, it's not meant to I'm actually chuckling as I write it out. This baby can not stay where she is forever, and she's not due until March 12th. There is time, she just needs to cook until she's done, simple as that!

As for the "common" comments, I generally reply with random things like "well I have been pregnant for 2 years now" or "Yes, I am in labor, my water just broke.... oh wait she just kicked me, nevermind" even "Just how awful do I look? Are we talking one foot in the grave or I just like to make pregnant people feel bad?" Okay that last one wasn't funny but in my defense it's only pulled out for really rude people ;)

Braxton hicks are getting old fast, can't find much humor in that one..... Although, it seems weird to look forward to labor just so they will stop! I think we found a silver lining :)

So when is your guess for the arrival of Rosalyn? I'm hoping for Thursday, March 6th 2014. Mostly because then my dad will be able to see her before she's a week old (which was the case with payton. My dad's a truck driver just to clarify.) Also, so Nick will have some time home with us before he's called back to work, it's looking like either March 10th or April 1st depending on Miss Rosalyn's arrival :) 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Just a quick update :)

All is going good here. I am 37 weeks pregnant (next doc appointment come thurday at 38 weeks). There is a bet going in our family that I will go early, most seem to think within the week :) We shall see!

Baby shower is tomorrow. Payton is so excited, I can't help but smile. He has counted down the days all week. We asked him what the most exciting thing about the baby shower is, he said "Getting gifts for when the baby gets here!" He also had received an invitation for a birthday party from a boy in his class (it overlapped with the baby shower) and we said it was okay if he wanted to go, we would make sure he had a way there (and an adult present) to be with his friend. Our boy would not hear of it! I admit to being surprised and a big moment of "proud mommy".  He told us he was NOT going to miss the baby shower, it was to important to him! Don't you just love those moments when you child shows just how important being family oriented is to them, makes me think we are doing some things right. *for the record, we would have been fine with him wanting to go to the birthday instead. Nothing wrong with wanting to play with friends :)

I have been quilting some, when energy spikes, but it is slow going. It seems exhaustion is the main symptom with this baby! Well, that and the ridiculous hip/pelvic pain that seems to have no end. Making myself walk and get important things done is about it before I'm ready to fall asleep or find a heating pad! Nick has been wonderful lately, taking over chores and helping out with everything.  If energy ever returns I will post a decent update filled with quilty goodness.

How did I get so lucky? Blessed with an amazing husband, wonderful and compassionate son, and anticipating a precious little girl anytime now.