Monday, November 29, 2010

5 Days

The last 5 days seem to be so busy that I don't feel like I have had time to fully relax.  Today Audrey decided that not only would she nurse of and on from 10:30 pm to 3:30 am (then up at 4:30 again) but she would do that also from noon to 4!  My hopes of catching some sleep were dashed because we had a weight check for her in the morning.  But somewhere I must be getting a little bit of sleep because I am not completely useless...  In anycase she is holding steady at 6 lbs 1 oz, we are hoping to see some upward trend in the weight by Thursday.  She needs to learn not to fall asleep after 5 min. of nursing, she won't wake up despite all efforts.  The one thing that wakes her up is to put her down, then she realizes 10 min. later that she isn't still nursing.  She will learn, it is only day 5!!  But somehow she needs to at least give me 1/2 hour of sleep in between feeds at night, an hour would be even better!!

Celia is not reverting back to baby behavior like some kids do when siblings come, she is instead declaring that she is basically an adult- she is now 4.  We are reminding her that all though she is a big girl, she is still 3.  Last night she became really mad at Pete and plopped her self down in front of my Mom and started counting on her fingers how old she thought she was- 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.   She has an attitude and after things calm down I have got to deal with some back talk that is happening, but for now we are giving her a bit of a grace period.  She is awesome with Audrey though, we haven't really seen jealousy and she is very interested in her.  Funny thing though someone told me that when you have another one your oldest looks so much bigger. Well for me it is the opposite, she seems like such a baby to me, even though she is declaring herself all grown up.  

Celia at her Thanksgiving show

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Audrey Marie

6 lbs 8 oz
19 3/4 inches

Arrived at birthcenter at 6 am, checked around 6:15 and was 6 cm and delivered at 6:45.   We made it inside!!  From cramp to delivery was around 3 hours.  Last time I didn't know those minor cramps were contractions.  2nd time around, luckily I knew- otherwise it could have been a car or home baby!!!  We were home around lunch time.  It is good to be home so soon, at least for us.  We are adjusting well, she was just in time for Thanksgiving!!!

Oh and Celia had her school show this morning.  Unfortunately Mommy and Daddy missed it!!  I wanted to post a picture but blogger isn't letting me at the moment.  She did great and has been a very good sister.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I am not overdue, not overdue...

That is what I keep telling myself, 42 weeks is considered overdue so as I chant in my head "I am not overdue, I am not overdue".  However I expect to still be preggo on black Friday sadly, no sign of anything.... 

Just don't talk about it with me if you see me, I know I am still pregnant.  I don't need to be told that I look bigger etc (even though I actualy lost 1 cm of belly because she is so stinking low), I don't need to be told I look tired.  Just an FYI...

Monday, November 22, 2010


She's not here!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

For those of you checking

40 weeks, 2 days- no baby, and no sign of her!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

40 weeks, 1 day

Okay so I said I wouldn't be blown away if I went past my due date-but I didn't say happy about it!!  She is cozy in there I guess, but I can't imagine there is a lot of room.  Celia was 5 days early so to me this is ridiculous but it happens and it isn't uncommon at all.

I have had several people invade my privacy lately by asking me how far dilated I am.  I just look at them, like what???  Although when good friends ask me that, I am okay with that but when someone who I only know very casualy asks me that I get a little creeped out.  In anycase, my midwives don't check- so i have no clue nor does it matter!! 

I had a midwife appointment yesterday and she was very sympathetic which I was surprised because I really just thought that she would go with the whole natural philosophy "she will come when she is ready, so deal with it".  But it was a very nice visit at least and I have an appointment on black Friday for a non-stress test and 41 weeks appointment.  41 weeks... I should have a 1 week old by then!!! Guess that is not going to happen.

Atleast I am not waddling around uncomfortable, just a little more tired then usual I guess but I am not sleeping well.  I am not sleeping well for no apparent reason either, not uncomfy just can't sleep!!  I am measuring 2 months behind in my belly and I am guessing the baby is closer to 7 lbs, midwife's guess is closer to low 6 to mid 6.  We will see!!  Hopefully soon, but all bets are off at this point.  I am thinking today is not the day as nothing feels different.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Still hanging in there

I am 39 weeks, 2 days and this is around the time that I went with Celia.  I have no illusions that I could go past my due date, even by two days so how far along at this point doesn't really matter!!  I have caught a slight cold/bug or something and am tired and have an achy throat.  Hopefully something that can go away with rest.  Celia has a tiny cold so perhaps that is what I have.

Check out the Little Home blog, she is talking about Christmas gifts that last through time.  There is a link to another blog too. 

My input, it seems like the more simple things are the best. 

Books- always great and now that Celia has a new bookshelf, I am game for more books!  But I am a huge fan of the library.  Honestly I think that is a great resource and the trip itself always seems like a treat for Celia.  Some of our favorite books are the Arthur series, David Shannon books, some Dr. Seuss books, and recently the youngest little house series.

Dolls and doll house- Celia is very into her dollies but whether they are pricey or cheap, it doesn't seem to matter honestly.  We have not given her any very pricey doll but she does play with a doll that I had as a child and that one I think was a bit more pricey then my parents typically spent.  The doll has held up very well, so who knows??  She also likes the Magnetic Dress up dolls by Melissa and Doug.  She uses my wooden doll house and a plastic doll house that was a handme down.  Her doll house furniture box is filled with items from yardsales and treats from Mom Mom.  Yardsales are great resources for these kind of items.

Containers of any sort-  Celia loves bags, purses, trunks, anything that you can put things in!  She literally has spent an hour stuffing and unstuffing junk into these items.

Play food- that is hit or miss here but when she does play with them it is pure enjoyment.  I love the Melissa and Doug wooden food but we do have some plastic food that was in the throw away pile at my school last year that I snatched.  It is a huge tub of it.  Free is nice!!  Celia also steals my measuring cups and spoons.

Household items- Celia will play with cloth diapers, dust rags, cups, spoons, paper, etc.  Celia will spend a lot of time just playing with random things.  Honestly.  I think that if we had no toys at all she would still have a blast!

Stroller-  We have this stroller.  It was given to us by Celia's grandparents and she loves it.  In the beginning she tried to sit in it and roll around with her feet.  So she broke the seat a bit, but I attached some elastic to the bottom and all was well.  It has lasted and it is still working well.

Crafts-  Celia likes scrap paper, scissors, glue, etc.  Crayons and paper are truely entertainment

Trucks and Cars aren't just for boys!  Celia loved cars and trucks, even before age 1.  We discovered this soft rubber trucks and cars from Tonka early on and she still occassionally plays with them.  We typically got them at Target and they entertained her for quite sometime.  Even at age 3, I catch her taking them out of the drawer and lining them up.

Puzzles and Games- Hi-ho cheerio and Go fish are our current favorites

Okay, that is my list!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I did not dress up this year and I am horrible at doing hair, so that is the best I did for Celia's hair.  I wanted to put it all up in one blonde puff like Tinkerbell... but couldn't figure that out!!  I think that I need to invest in a stack of thick headbands!  In anycase, there is a 37 week belly shot, not much has changed in a week!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

No Way

So I will be 38 weeks on Friday, it can not be.  When I started out the school year I thought, okay no big deal, I will definately have a few months of lesson plans for my Sub.  Now it has dwindled down to, hmm... I wonder if I will have time to leave my wonderful sub any information, you know a paragraph or something about my 5 little guys- soon to be 6 in January.  So little one, if you could please stay in until 39 weeks and give me just a little more time that would be absolutely awesome.  I have my last IEP meeting tomorrow and I have to get that IEP out in the mail, another one too-but not anything I can do until it is approved.  I have most of my report cards done, the ones that I can get done are done.  I have finished my literacy data collection that was due this week.  If I make it to next Friday,  I plan to do some of the testing for my sub before I leave- it is supposed to be for the whole month of November but some of it can be done at the beginning!  So things are done, but just not sub plans- just when I think I have time I realize 10 million other things that are due.  Life will go on though if this little girl decides to come sooner then I think.

On the homefront, the nursery is fairly well established with a crib in it and the moses basket is set out, plus a borrowed pack n play in case we decide to go the route.  The closet is filled with clothes, cloth diapers are in drawers, some disposables are set out ( don't know if I will be brave enough to start the cloth diapering the first week, just primarily because they are so tiny in the beginning).  A bag is in Pete's car, but really not sure if everything is actualy in the bag!!  The carseats are in Pete's car.  We had to fix Celia's carseat because there was an issue so that was a chore.  But Pete got on the computer and found directions for installation, that we had lost and we installed it and it is not budging!!   Now the baby carseat in my car evidently needs a locking clip to prevent tipping, so I am going to fool with that Friday or Sat.

Okay, boring stuff!!  There is a concern that I am still carrying a peanut of a baby.  They are very concerned about her size despite a good ultrasound that we had a few weeks ago.   At that time it showed that her birth weight would like be in the 6 1/2 lb range, maybe less, maybe more.  The midwives feel that she just reached 5 lbs now.  We will see who is right, I think she will be 7 or more lbs to prove them all wrong!!  I am measuring 7 1/2 months and yes I am 9 + months but with Celia, that is as far as I ever got.  It is just the way I am built.

So this is a boring post, I just wanted to update and let you know that I am still around, no baby yet, will definately let everyone know!! Celia is still all spunk and giving us a hard time on some days.  My Mom is coming Sunday to stay for the long haul and I think Celia is excited about that.  She wanted to stay home from school yesterday and stay in her jammies all day.  I told her she could plan a day like that next week with Mom Mom.  She was very, very, happy to hear about that!! She does love school, we have just had some sleepy and grumpy mornings!