Sunday, February 26, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
Last night Mom and I gave Kellen his first fully undressed bath at home. Being undressed seems to be his least favorite thing, but I think he liked his bath more than he thought he would at first. After a little protesting he seemed to maybe even enjoy a little. I love watching his reaction to things. Well, I just like watching him. I watched him sleep on the bed for a while last night and just stared at him in amazement. I can't believe how perfect he is. Since we've been home he's fallen into a very easy routine. Eat, stay alert and quiet for 20 min, sleep for 3 hours...It was easy to predict his pattern. I think he sensed that Grandma was gone tonight because he threw me off and only slept for an hour after supper tonight and was a little bit fussier. Ian and I finally gave him a bath after his short sleeping periods this evening and he is now sleeping very soundly. I'd better hurry and get to bed myself before he is up again and ready to eat.
I just have to say though how much I miss my Mom tonight. I can't imagine these first few days at home without her. She was so reassuring and encouraging. Interesting how I needed my Mom more than ever when I became a mother myself. We are never too old to be taken care of by our mother. It was wonderful to have meals ready, house cleaned, meals frozen ready to go, and Ian really appreciated the apple pies! Thanks for all your support Mom.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
We had a good night again. After the early morning feed we all got to sleep in. Mom and I gave him a bath about 9 last night, which made him really mad. I think all the crying helped him to sleep well. I'm slowly getting used to his cry, but at first it would make me cry. He's so little and it breaks my heart to see him cry. It was good for me to find this little reading...
With our first child, that first night home from the hospital was a living nightmare for me. If she snuffled, I flew to her side, certain that I had somehow smoothered her. Oh, that I had listened to a loving husband's advice and remembered that we had done our best, I needed to sleep, and God was awake, watching over us all!...And He never goes to sleep. When you are bending over this soft little bundle in the night to lift her, comfort her, diaper her, or feed her, remember that your heavenly Father is bending over you.
For all the things I can't control, I have to remember that God is taking care of us all or I couldn't handle the worries. The first night it was hard to sleep and I would keep checking to make sure he was breathing.
I am holding you by your right hand--I, the Lord you God--and I say to you, Don't be afraid; I am here to help you. Isaiah 41:13
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Friday, February 17, 2006
I found this quote in a baby book that Andrea gave me for my birthday. I love it, but that moment has felt so far away if not impossible. Last night I never slept. I had contractions and around 2 they settled into a pretty regular 3-5 minutes apart, 30-50 seconds, but they weren't too intense. Since we had learned that when they are 3-5 minutes apart you should go to the hospital, at 4:30 a.m. we headed for Regina. Since it was the coldest night of the year, we didn't want to run the risk of a side of the road delivery. Well, I guess we should have waited. By about 8:00 a.m. we were told to come back to the hospital when they were stronger and they said I was only 1 cm dilated. So, Jenn, Ian and I headed to Humpty's for breakfast. I thought they would continue to get stronger, but they got less infrequent throughout the day. So at 3 p.m, we made the decision to all go home. It's 7:30 p.m. now and I have had some good sleep. I don't know what's in store for us tonight. It's easy to be frustrated. I felt bad that Jenn had got up in the middle of the night, met us at the hospital, and then I had to say "sorry." Not that she cared, she was glad we had gone, and said she knew first babies could take awhile. I try to remember that this is better than where I was yesterday, with no hope that the baby would come this weekend. And, while we were at the hospital I heard that triumphant cry come from another room. How amazing to think that we will soon here our baby's first cry.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
What is a blog really? This term blog , is so new, to me at least that as
of yet it doesen't have it's own identity. So I suppose that what I am doing now is
partially creating its identity. That is to much responsibility for me. I better just sign off
untill the blog is a rock solid institution with set paramaters and boundries. untill then I bid you
ps. just kidding( mostly), we are impatiantly awaiting the newest and only arrival thus far to our family. This is our whole world right now.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Thought I'd better brag about my wonderful husband when I had the chance. I didn't expect anything this Valentine's day since he was coming home late from work. He had managed to stop during the day and pick up some flowers. I don't think he has ever bought roses, because they are too traditional and common. If he buys flowers, its usually alstro, which were our wedding flowers. He told me he thought these were the prettiest color of roses and the bouquet does have matching alstro in it!
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
I look forward to checking back in and reporting the answers to all the questions we have about the baby. I'll try write everyday, so if there's no new posts...maybe I'm at the hospital!
Saturday, February 11, 2006
I don't have any recent pregnancy pictures on my computer to share right now. I think this one was taken in November, when I was just 6 months. Things have changed a lot since then. I don't think I can wear that shirt any more. I was glad to be done work this week (my last day was Tuesday!) for a few reasons, one of them being that I had nothing to wear anymore.
It has been a very uneventful pregnancy. I was very tired for a long time and was very happy when I got some energy back in the 4th or 5th month. Up until the last month, I thought pregnancy was pretty easy. I am now tired again and find I have a few more complaints. Soon it should be easy to put on socks and shoes again. I look forward to my back feeling better. I also look forward to doing some of the things I enjoy and have missed, like biking. But, mostly I look forward to meeting this little person who has been kicking me.
I thought I'd try blogging to share with people our experience of having our first child. Today is officially the due date, but I have a feeling we are still going to be waiting a while to finally meet our baby. We are starting to get impatient and want to see what this baby will look like. AND, will it be a boy or a girl? Everyone tells us it will be a boy. I will be surprised if its a girl. Ian thinks it will have red hair. I'm not so sure on hair color. I think the baby will look more like Ian than me. The doctor says she will induce by the 21st. So, as far away as that seems, we should know the answers to these questions in 10 days!