Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I also left Makenna for the first time with my best friend for a couple of hours so I could meet my farrier (he puts shoes on horses) to reset Faith's shoes and trim her feet on Thursday. Ember is better with babies then most parents so I had no fear leaving Makenna with her because I knew she was in very good hands. That certainly makes it a lot easier especially the first time! Then I went scrapping with Ember, Marie and Ann last night so Lance and Makenna spent the evening together. It apparently went very well as everyone was asleep when I got home and I didn't receive a panic call:) I haven't scrapped since Feb so I was VERY glad to get some time in to do that.
Right now, Uncle Lee and Makenna are bonding on the couch. He finally made it back from Okla.homa so he drove up to see his niece. They seem to be getting along quite nicely:) Pictures to come!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Makenna is napping now and I'm heading down to my scrapbook room to start working on the remodel. I'm ~hoping~ to get a shower in today but it might have to wait until Lance gets home. At least Makenna cooperated with me yesterday so I was able to sneak in a shower as she napped in the morning.
I jumped on the scale today to see how things were going in the post-pregnancy slim down process. I was VERY pleasantly surprised that I'm down 2 lbs under my pre-pregnancy weight! YAY!! I gained a total of 27 lbs so I've lost all of that (which some was definitely water weight as I was very swollen!) plus 2 additional lbs. I attribute it all to breastfeeding! Makenna eats all the time! I still have a little baby belly left but it's starting to pull back in. Maybe by 3 weeks post-partum it'll be gone. My new goal is to lose an additional 15-20 lbs off of my pre-pregnancy weight. I thought it was going to be a lot harder to lose the baby weight than this. Not that I'm complaining!!
I'm off to the scrapbook room! Have a great weekend! Makenna is 2 weeks old tomorrow so we're going to celebrate by taking lots of pictures of her and eating some popsicles! I might even take a celebratory nap in her honor;)
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The day we had been focusing on for 10 months! Today we're going to celebrate Makenna being 11 days old and a great baby! We can't even imagine what life would be like without her! It's amazing how quick this little person has changed us and our lifestyle. We love it!!
Makenna is sleeping in her bouncy chair as I'm typing this. Such a good girl! She is kind of snorting/gurgling because of some snot build-up in her nose/throat so I need to call the ped doc/nurse about that to see if there is anything more we can do about that besides suctioning her nose. Other than that, we're going to relax, read, take a nap, maybe watch some tv and enjoy not having to go anywhere or do anything! The house needs to be cleaned up a little but that is going to wait too. Today is going to be all fun and no work for Makenna and I:)
- all the faces Makenna makes. We've even named a few of them because we see them so often:)
- seeing her smile... even if it is just gas!
- how she's the loudest eater and sleeper around. She grunts and moans and squeaks like crazy.
- how she must stretch for at least 2-3 minutes after we unswaddle her. She grunts like crazy then too:)
- how much she loves her daddy. She just snuggles into his chest or neck whenever he holds her.
- how she's really starting to look around and at us with her big blue eyes.
- all her hair and how soft it is.
- snuggling her anytime but especially after she's done eating and is sleepy and just wants to be snuggled.
- BEING A MOM!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
She's hungry here too:) This girl can eat!
Must be a very serious dream to need such a furrowed brow!
Just a dang cute baby laying on the quilt my mom made for her!!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
More updates later as I have a diaper that needs changing:) I love being a mom!!!!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Makenna being very excited about going home for the first time!!
Friday, June 5, 2009
I have another appt next Wednesday to see how things are progressing (or not!). Dr. R doesn't seem concerned about any of this so we're just going to follow his lead. He does not want me to go too long just because Miss Thing is a big girl and I'm so hard to induce. Perfect scenerio would be that I would go into labor on my own next week. Reality is leading more towards having to induce because of size and my vault-like cervix. Plus Dr. R wants to get Miss Thing out by or around 40 weeks to avoid any possible complications that increase when the baby stays in mom longer than 40 weeks. We know all is well with Miss Thing so he doesn't want anything to go wrong (which we appreciate) especially given our history. I didn't realize that the chance of stillbirth increases significantly after the baby is past 41-42 weeks.
So it's back to waiting but not for much longer! The good news is I'm getting so much done around the house that we'll have hardly any projects left after Miss Thing gets here! Well, I won't but Lance will as he's been working his tush off with work. He figures he'll have time after Miss Thing is here to do house things while she and I are sleeping or feeding or whatever!
It's a Happy Friday here! It looks like an indoor day as it's very overcast/going to rain and windy. The to-do list includes calling the crib company to harass them again, moving some of Miss Thing's clothes downstairs so I can fit the rest of the smaller sizes in her closet, horse stuff paperwork... we'll see from there! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Still no sign of the crib and changing table:/ I'm giving the company and boutique we ordered it from until tomorrow and if I don't hear anything by then, I'm going to cancel the order and order something different. Dumb crib company:/
Nothing else too new here. Just waiting for Miss Thing to make her appearance. People are calling like crazy to see what's going on and if we have a baby yet. It's funny how June 1 came and the phone calls started rolling in.
It's a beautiful day here so I'm heading outside for some more yard work and to clean out the horse trailer. It's sure nice to get all of this done before Miss Thing is here as I believe we will be spending a lot of time staring at her when she does finally arrive:) I can't wait!!!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Now I know that you are extremely comfortable in your current home. I've even tried to be a less inviting host as of late by:
a) showing my horse for 4 days
b) planting 16 lilies, 5 perennials and tons of annuals yesterday
It doesn't seem to affect you at all:/
My next OB appt is on Thursday so let's pray for some dialation and effacement! I'd like to get this show on the road:) My bags are some what packed. The car seat & base are going in the Highlander today so we're ready on that front too. Miss Thing's coming home outfit is washed and ready to hit the bag. Now we just need to convince Miss Thing that she needs to make an appearance.
I just got off the phone with my brother and he said that next week doesn't not work for him to become an uncle as he has to go to Oklahoma for work so its either this week or 2 weeks from now. He just wanted to give me and Pork Chop (Lee's name for Miss Thing) our options... if only it was that easy!
My 2 hour pedicure is today and my feet couldn't be happier about that!! They are so awful looking! I need to give the house a good dusting/cleaning before too long. I've had all the windows open and we live on a gravel road so the dust is accumulating rapidly. Pics of Lily's garden to arrive tomorrow as its actually starting to look like it has a purpose. It still needs lots of Lance work but it's getting there!!