Friday, November 03, 2006

Jeans, Genes, Genie!

I am back in my jeans! They zipped, they fit...there is still a little extra weight in jelly belly but they are ON! No muffin top, just a little squish over the top of my underwear which are still of the pregnancy variety...not super attractive.

I had my staples removed yesterday and was given a green light to go back to walking and exercising and all that stuff...slowly but go ahead. Other people have been told to wait six weeks...I am still easily tired and easily worn out but at least each day I can push a little harder.

Princess P has my dad's eyebrows, my nose, my fingernails, her uncle's hairline and my mom's legs. Speaking of my mom, Grammy came for a visit, she seems to like Princess P as much as the rest of us, of course, what's not to like! :) Here they are having a snuggle.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

First Doctor's Appointment

Princess P had her first doctor's appointment today. She has already gained an ounce from her birth weight...usually it takes two weeks so the doctor was pleased! That's my girl, already goal oriented.

My mom is here, that has been fantastic. She has made the past 24 hours much nicer. She makes sandwiches and holds the baby and walks the person sized dog.

All in all, we are settling in nicely. Still a bunch of things to get taken care of...switching insurance, getting car smogged and....UGGGY...getting my staples out! ICK! Bluck! Ewww...can only imagine what that will be all will find out on Thursday, if I survive it.

Short entry today, getting ready for the big Halloween extravaganza!

And, no, she isn't dressing up this year.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Settling In at Home!

Lots of stuff happening today. Grammy Genie is flying in to hang out with us. She will be here in a few hours!

Still waiting for the big push, the overwhelming nights, the never-ending demands...but so far there aren't many. We have had a few meltdowns where we couldn't figure out what the baby wanted but how difficult is it really? She is either...(a) hungry (b) has a dirty diaper (c) needs to burp or (d) see A-C.

Things may change (diaper certainly do) but so far the transition seems to be going pretty smoothly. The dog is adjusting well too. The first time the baby cried the dog jumped up from her kennel and ran to the bassinet, she stood there trying to peek in and wagging her tail, then she went to the door of the room and rang the bells that mean she needs to go out...the look on her face was..."Mom, please let me out, I will go find HELP!"

Now she has realized that this little squeaky person is here to stay. In fact, last night from 1 am to 5:30 am all three of us slept in my little twin bed...and yes the baby slept all that time...

In the hospital the nurses complimented me on being the calmest first time mom they had seen in a long time...I guess I just am not that worried about things - YET? I really am wondering about what I am overlooking...things seem to be running smootly so far. You all can remind me that I said that later...but so far so good.

Here's pic of the Princess having a nap yesterday while I rearranged the layout of our room (hence the improvised sleeping area instead of her bassinet).

Princess P!

Recovery from surgery has gone much better than I imagined although I have decided that three days without any pain medication is enough and I am going to go get my prescription filled today...just to take the edge off. I feel really good, I think, all things considered.

Here's a picture of the Bunny Princess on her first car ride on Saturday...the ride home from the hospital.

It's NOT an alien!

Hurray! She is here.

Mini-Me aka Piper arrived with some dramatic flair on Tuesday, October 24 at 9:45 pm. After four days of on and off contractions that I have been told were "false labor" but can assure you were "real" uncomfortable the doctor finally decided we should induce and get the show on the road. Piper had other ideas...and ultimately we had to have a c-section - because basically...the baby kept playing with the umbilical cord and scaring all of us by dropping her heart rate, my blood pressure kept going UP and she just wasn't making any moves to come out. During surgery we discovered that was because of the position she was in..."Sunny Side Up" which, I hope ultimately describes her personality as well! :)

Bubbles and a Book


Moo and Pi

Tea time for the girls!

Slide on down!

Booger Nose!

Strolling in the Park

P2's new kitchen

Go the right way!

Such a big girl now!

Lilypie 2nd Birthday Ticker

Mooshy's 5th Birthday