Thursday, January 22, 2009


Here are some recent photos of our newest little family member.

I have been suprised by how calm and patient she is. She actually sleeps at night (I hope I didn't just jinx that). She is definitely much more accomadating than her brother was.

In this week following her appearance, I have found that I appreciate being able to bend at the waist. I can actually pick things up off the floor.
My son is VERY heavy. I carried him around up to the day that I gave birth and didn't think anything of it. Now when I pick him up, I can't believe I did that.
I am suddenly cold all of the time.
Is there such a thing as a relaxing shower? I used to love showers. I'm not sure I'll ever get one of those again....
And lastly, I am amazed at how much I love each one of my children. Wow they are cute.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


I am sitting here looking at my new baby girl.

I never thought it would happen, but she decided to come. I started labor at around 1:00 in the afternoon on the 12th. I went to the hospital around 10:00 and had her on the morning of the 13th at 4:40 A.M. She was 7 lbs 13 ozs. 20 inches long and just perfect. She is doing very well
and we are hoping to go home today. More to come...
Thank you for your encouraging comments!!!!!!

Monday, January 12, 2009


My BP is fine.
Went to the Dr. this morning. A little progress but nothing to big. We decided not to induce me and I have another apointment next Wednesday on the 21st. If I am still pregnant by then, we will talk induction. A few contractions here and there.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Thanks for your understanding everyone.
I think I will just do little updates each day till she comes, the due date is the 15th.

Nothing new to report this morning, I am feeling a little swollen, but I have a friend that will take my BP this afternoon.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


I never got this miserable with Antony. I wish this kid would just come. I know I am being incredibly boring and whining too much, but I honestly cannot believe that she is not here yet. I'm beginning to think she won't come. Is that possible?

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I have been lying in bed for the last hour unable to sleep. I figured I would just give up. It is better to come downstairs and get some things done than to sit there with aching hips as I try to make myself fall asleep. I think I may just have to take a nap. I have come to the conclusion that when you feel like this, it is better to do sleep in small doses. Lying in bed for long periods of time just hurts.

I am one week away from my due date. If this were Antony I would be in the middle of labor right now and have this baby tomorrow morning, alas... here I sit waiting. I just keep hoping to go into labor. I really feel that this is unfair. Please come baby!!!! I am ready and I think she is too. She is getting way too strong in there. I believe that this is becoming torture for the both of us. She moves so much and is beating up my insides. She would be much more comfortable out here in my arms, and so would I.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

38 Weeks+

Okay, I am officially tired.
Officially ready for the baby to come out. There is something to be said for knowing you can be physically normal agian. I think my legs have reached an all time thickness that they have never seen before. My stomach hangs so low that I can't even touch the bottom of it anymore. My hands are so swollen that I can't feel them, let alone pick anything up. And, I can't sleep - try as I may- how in the world do you sleep when you go numb in every position and you constanlty feel some muscle somewhere being pulled in a painful direction? I have told people that I do pretty well. But, last night broke me. I am ready for this baby to come. Please come baby.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


We went for one more fling with mom before the new baby.
Antony tried sledding with "Lala" and "Papi" as I watched. It was very cute.

He enjoyed it very much!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

38 Weeks

Well, I am officially starting the delivery countdown. I know I should have 2 weeks left, but I am ready for the arival of this active little child. Even though I know that will bring it's own little challenges.
This pregnancy is definitely a new experience. I'm feeling more aches and pains. She enjoys punching all of my organs (I think they might be bruised). And, I don't remember it being so difficult to sleep.
Not only am I physically done, but emotionally too. If I would have known what I was getting myself into.... pregnant with a 2 year old and a 14 year old. I must be crazy. I experience several mood swings throughout the day. Then, I have to keep up with those same mood swings from my children. I'm exhausted. But, I can't help wondering what it will be like when I have three of them out here. I keep telling myself it will be better, because I will be more capable without my little helper inside. But..... honestly, I'm not sure. So, here I sit waiting.
I must say that I am excited to meet this little being. Will she have blue eyes? Will she have curly hair? Will she look more like me or her dad, or a a good mix like her brother?