Spring is nature's way of saying,
Friday, March 26, 2010
Spring is nature's way of saying,
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thank God my dad had driven me to my appointment so he started making frantic phone calls while my nurse took me upstairs to be admitted. I was promptly told by all the nurses at the nurses station that I was entirely too happy looking to be checking in to Labor & Delivery. To which I just smiled wider.
Then finally, after so many prayers, so much uncertainty, so many scary doctors appointments and emergency room visits, so many sleepless nights, so much begging...at 12:38am, Lila Addison made her debut and we haven't stopped smiling since.
And when she wraps her hand around my finger
Oh it puts a smile in my heart
Everything becomes a little clearer
I realize what life is all about
It's hanging on when your heart has had enough
It's giving more when you feel like giving up
I've seen the light
It's in my daughter's eyes
~"In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride
Saturday, March 6, 2010
I was so excited that it has gotten a little warmer each day this week. I love the sunshine and love getting the dogs out of the house to play in the backyard all day. I mean, I would actually like to have a baby to put in our stroller to walk down the street on days like this. I almost took a test run with Penelope the stuffed zebra but decided against it in favor of keeping up our street cred with the neighbors. I did however decide to dress like it was spring today to give Lila the reminder that this was the season that she was already supposed to be here for. Let's see if she takes the hint.
"Darling girl- While I know you're super comfy where you are right now, I can guarantee you that once you join us on "the outside" life will only get better - there will be infinite hugs and kisses from all sorts of friends, family & dogs, soft and comfy blankets to be swaddled in, lullabies from Mommy & Daddy, and a whole world to explore! We're trying to resist sending you an eviction notice, but this is getting a little absurd - your parents have waited so long already for your arrival... please don't make them wait much longer!"
He said come on, get on the go
Open your eyes, the sky is full of butterflies
The blossoms on the trees stir up the honeybees
Spring makes my fever right
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Anyway, she was just very quiet on Saturday, so the doctor asked me to come in so they could watch her on the monitor for a while. She was of course, just being a drama queen, as her heartrate looks awesome and they think she was just super tired from all those contractions the day before. Let's recap: SHE was super tired from 8 hours of contractions??
On Saturday I was almost 3cm and 75% effaced. Meaning I only have a tiny bit more to go before they consider me in active labor. The doctor is not sure why I keep having all these contractions that stop, but my body is just taking this part of labor and spacing it over weeks, rather than hours like most people. I go back this afternoon for another check, so we'll see if we made any progress from all the other contractions in the last 3 days.
My doctor is pretty conservative and says he will not induce me until 41 weeks. But we're not gonna talk about that because I cannot fathom that amount of time still being pregnant. Let's talk about happy things instead...like the fact that the flowers Brian bought me on Valentines Day are still alive and smiling on my coffee table! Or the fact that I just washed a pink jacket with bunny ears for Lila to wear on Easter. Because who doesn't need bunny ears??
and don't die in the meantime."