Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Thomas has been back to work now for 2 weeks. He still helps though at night and doesn't seem too tired in the mornings. He'll take Ellie for about an hour before he leaves so I can sleep a solid hour and he can spend time with her. I'm doing ok being at home all day but I'm ready to start doing real estate too! I'm sure when Ellie is sleeping less and doing more activity that it'll get a little less boring. :)
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Here's Ellie after a bath showing off her fluffy hair. It usually stays this fuzzy for a day or two after a bath. Looks like she's ready to go to a punk concert!
Saturday, August 15, 2009
She's thinking about going to sleep but trying hard to keep her eyes open...
And it didn't work...I'm still awake. It took mom about 25 minutes to rock, "Shh", and pat to sleep. But no worries-she slept for 3 hours!
We had a good day! Just lots of eating, sleeping, eating, sleeping. Today is our First Wedding Anniversary so we're attempting to go get a glass of wine around the corner at Dean & Deluca after she eats this evening. We'll see! Grammy Kate and Emily are going to babysit. I'm interested to see how our first "alone" outing goes only week into this adventure! :)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Here are a few pics from the last few days...
Coming home from the hospital. Here's Ellie's first time in her carseat. Like I said in the last blog, I was a little emotional leaving the hospital (and pretty much the next few days) and started crying when we got outside..."This is Ellie's first time outside! She's never been outside before." She slept the whole way home!
Here she is sitting with Nona (Thomas' Mom) during lasagna dinner. Looks like she was dreaming of eating, too.
A big yawn in the swinging chair. She likes this for about 5 minutes...I think she's still a little too small for it. We had our first Dr. Appt today (Tuesday). The pediatrician wanted to check on her weight 24 hours after she left the hospital. She gained 4oz! So as of Monday she was back up to 6lb even. She got a clean bill of health and the Dr. said she's "perfect"...we already knew that!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
We ended up going to the hospital on Thursday night around 2am (after my last blog) only to be released 6 hours later...still no progress even though my contractions were worse and closer together in time. They tried a few "tricks" but nothing seemed to be working, so they sent me home and told me to come back when the pain was unbearable. Thomas spent the day with me on Friday by my side as I agonized in pain every 3-6 minutes. I felt so bad for him! ...and me too! :)
About 12 hours later, the pain was worse and I figured I deserved to go back to the hospital! I didn't think I could last any longer at home.
We were there for about 6 more hours before they decided I was ready to be admitted (thank God!). I received an epidural at 8am and she came at 3:27pm. The labor was pretty tough (I'll leave the details out), but we made it and didn't even have to go the C-Section route (which the Dr. said I was about one push away from). Ellie weighed 6lb 2 oz at birth and dropped the expected few ounces to 5lb 12 oz over the course of her stay at the hospital...she's so little!! She's gained most of it back and is eating really well!
We had a fabulous time at the hospital for the next two days and got the best care ever. It was actually really emotional to leave. But we are home now...Ellie is sleeping...and I don't feel too tired actually!
Here's her first picture! She's about 2 min. old here. Check out those swollen lips! :)
Ellie & Mommy the next day...(Sunday 8/9/09)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I have been having mild contractions since last night (about 24 hours now) and went to the Dr. today for a check-up. I am definitely having contractions, but unfortunately they are not strong enough to bring on real/active labor-they're pretty non-progressive in nature. I haven't dilated at all yet, although I am 50% effaced. So anytime between every 4 and 15 minutes, I have a lovely, strong, little contraction.
This is the beginning of the end...but who knows if this stage will last just a few more hours before I'm admitted to the hospital or a few more days! My due date is next Saturday, August 15, and it wouldn't be unheard-of if I had these pains the whole time. My neighbor down the street had contractions every 2 minutes for a WEEK before she really made progress enough to be admitted.
Just thought you'd like to know the update. And we'll let you know when we move to next stage!
(I don't think you can hear it in my tone, but we are very excited to be making progress! But I'm also freaking out a little bit, too.) :)