Sunday, April 22, 2012

How does this happen?

I have been blessed with a child who sleeps (on average) for 3-4 hours at a time. This makes night feedings tolerable.
I woke up today before 8, Kate wasn't up yet, so I decided to peek in on her.

This is her  typical sleep position (yup with her arms up above her head and everything):

This is what I saw:
There she was, squished in a ball in a completely different spot then I remember putting her in.
She will usually kick out of her blanket, or scoot a couple inches toward the center of the pack n play, but this is the first time she completely changed positions.

How does a 2 weeks old squirm so much that she moves across her bed?

Monday, April 16, 2012

41 Weeks

Exactly 1 week past my due date we welcomed Kate into our lives.

It was a shock when the doctor told me it was a girl- we were all expecting it to be a boy. Even my mom was saying 'Come on, Alec' as I was in labor. But now that she's here I wouldn't trade her for anything.

So at 2am Monday morning I woke up with contractions and we were on our way to the hospital an hour later. I labored all day and ended up delivering by cesarean at 11pm.

She has made the transition from the hospital to home, sleeping in her room for hours and eating well. Family have been stopping by all week, I think my mom has seen us every day, and we have already been to the pediatrician. Now that the weather is warming up again, I can't wait to get cleared to take her out for walks and get out of the house more. But for now I'm enjoying my time at home.

So was your prediction right? Did you think we were having a girl?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Bump Time Lapse

Inspired by pinterest, I took pictures of my growing bump every few weeks through this pregnancy. It is crazy to see the overall change from 5 weeks to 40. Oh how tan I was last summer. Hopefully I get some color again this summer (and the puffiness in my face goes away). Once this baby decides to come out, I'll attempt to do monthly pictures and track its changes too.

Come on baby, we're ready to meet you any day now :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

40 Weeks

I made it to 40. Wow. And as of the last couple appointments there has been no progress toward delivery- no contractions, dilation, nothing...
I go back in tomorrow and, while I'm hoping to have made some progress, it happens to be our 3 year anniversary. I don't want an anniversary baby (and Adam REALLY doesn't want that) so maybe baby will stay in for a couple more days.

As for updates, there really isn't anything new to report. Same stats and info as before.

Come on baby stybs, we are ready to meet you. Let's get this party started.