Wednesday, May 29, 2013

TTR: padeecure

I have created a monster. Anna wants a "padeecure (pedicure) from the store (nail salon) SO bad!" My attempts to calm her by telling her that it is only for specioal times but I can give her one at home is not cutting it! Oy vey

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Great Day

They got me up and walking around at 5 am, I got a shower, they took out my IV, I've been popping pain meds, I've been successfully feeding a sweet, gentle spirited baby girl, I enjoyed visits from my friend Veronica and my parents, and I enjoyed watching Anna and her baby sister together. Anna is beside herself in love with Macy. This has been the best day!

Monday, May 20, 2013

TTR: I love you but

Oh my goodness. I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Anna pulled off the little hanging stuffed toy from the swing and put it on the bench in the hall. I told her to put it back on the swing and in a very bossy tone with her "I'm serious" face said, "I love you but it belongs here."

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Welcoming Baby #2

When you're pregnant with your first child you get asked, "Are you ready for a kid?" And, even though some people say, "yes...we have everything ready. Clothes, nursery, crib, bouncer, bath tub..." the answer should be a resounding, "heck no!" It is a huge life change and there's nothing that can prepare you for it. Each child is different. Each parent is different both individually and together. Each family schedule is different as far as whether you work, stay home, decide on daycare, decide on keeping them home, whatever it is, every family schedule is different. There's just nothing that can compare you for a child.

When you're pregnant with the second you get the same question but, "Are you ready for two?" And, again, even though you probably already have the big things that the second child can use like the swing, and bath tub, and some clothes the answer this time for me is, "Ready as I'll ever be." (No!) I don't yet have two kids but I think it's the same as starting with the one child. Everything is different and adding another human to the mix cannot possibly make life easier.

How are we going to have to change our schedule to fit in Macy? How are we going to handle Anna when all of a sudden her whole little world is turned upside down and she no longer has the full, undivided attention of both of her parents to now having to share her time with her baby sister.  We pulled out the swing and bouncer this week and it's been sitting in the corner of the living room. Anna loves pushing the buttons but we've had to constantly tell her, "Don't hang on it...it's for Macy." And, the little look on her face is so innocent and curious. I pulled out my phone and showed her a picture from 2.5 years ago when she herself sat in that swing. "See, you already got to use the swing. That's you in that very same swing when you were a tiny baby! Now, Macy will use it."

With only 2 days left as a family of 3 it's starting to really hit me that even though I've had 9 months to prepare and mentally think about it nothing can get me ready adding Macy to our family but faith in God that all is going to work out perfectly for us. I need to set aside the worry and the fears. "How am I going to get two ready in the morning and still get to work on time?" or "How's her little schedule going to look like?" or "How is Anna going to adapt to this huge change?" All these thoughts run through my head and I just need to give them to God. Everything will work out. One of Anna's favorite songs to sing to us is, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and He will make your path straight!" So, that's what we will do! Trust in Him, stop worrying and leaning on only what I know, acknowledge and thank Him for all he's done and He's going to make it all work out.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Macy 37 weeks and 2 days

How Far Along: 37 weeks and 2 days

Fruit: "Like a stalk of swiss chard." - babycenter.com (What is swiss chard?)

Size: "baby probably weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel." - babycenter.com

Baby changes: She's considered full term and her lungs are likely mature enought to fully adjust to life outside the womb.


Best Moment this week: Well, we got our delivery date moved up to Tuesday, May 21st! I went in for my weekly check-up last Tuesday and my protein levels increased more and my blood pressure was right on the line. So, the OB sent me to OB Triage and they monitored me and then sent me home. She didn't want to wait a week to see me so she told me to come back Friday and if everything was the same or had increased then we would deliver. #stressed I was sad because of everything we went through with Anna being a preemie and the NICU. My doctor was confident though this would be different because by Friday I'd be full-term and I was sick so much earlier with Anna at 34 weeks, not 36 weeks.

 

Well, Friday came and we had everything packed and ready just in case like she said but when we went to see the doctor my levels had dropped to trace and my blood pressure was perfect. How awesome is that? It's amazing. God is amazing.

So, she checked when my next apointment was and it is Tuesday, May 21st and she asked, "Do you just want to do it then? You'll be 2 days away from being 38 weeks, you still are showing signs of preclampsia and we can just have it scheduled so you konw and won't have to come in and not know for sure. So, I said yes! Let's do it Tuesday. :) So, 3 more days and we'll be good to go!

Gender: Girl! Macy Jane!

Movement: She is slowing down. More like rolling around instead of tiny kicks and punches.

Food Craving: Potatoes

What I miss: Sleeping. Guess I need to get over missing that, huh?

Sleep: What's that?

What I am looking forward to:Meeting macy in 3 days. What's she going to look like??? I can't wait to kiss her cheeks!

Symptoms: sore back, waddling (is that a symptom?), frequent urination

Total weight gain/ Loss {ya right}: 12 lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes!
Have you started to show yet? yes

Labor signs: No

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? Off


Mood? I have my days :)
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