Monday, March 2, 2009

Meet Camilla

We are so proud of our little "Jeff!" She favors him for sure! Camilla was born on Jan. 5, two days before my birthday. Happy birthday to me! We went in to be induced that morning, and after 16 hours of labor, Camilla joined us via c-section at 10:58 p. m. It was a day of emotions. We were amazed to finally meet her. These days have been filled with so many things. It has all been sort of a blur. The fact that we are parents hasn't completely settled in 8 weeks later.

Camilla is 8 weeks old today. She smiles the most beautiful smile and is generally a very content and happy baby! She has started daycare, which admittedly gave me a nice break for some me time at first. However, I start work on Wed. (for which I am totally unprepared) I find that the closer this gets the harder it is to leave her at daycare, and the more I want to cry. Our time is running out. Jeff will be out of town on my first day back, so wish me luck!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Baby Business

I realize that it has been about 2 months since I have posted, and I apologize profusely. We are scheduled to be induced on Mon., Jan. 5th. I am not sure why we are inducing, except that we think the doc might be worried about the baby getting to large for a natural birth if we wait much longer. My actual due date is tomorrow. At my last appt. on Mon. I was "pretty close to 3 cm." So far, not much happening. I think she is content to stay where she is. I think I may have been feeling some contractions (tighting, etc.), but not painful and I am not uncomfortable physically, just mentally. Since this is my first expereince at child birth I am unsure about what is happening with my body. Because of this I am worried that something may be happening and I would miss the warning signs. I am hoping that she decides to come willingly. However, regardless we should have a brand new baby girl on Mon.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Family Ties

Friday Amber, Andrea, and I had a girls night since we cancelled bunko. We just sat and chatted about random things. We had a lovely day yesterday. Our little cousin had his first birthday party! We were able to visit with Jeff's family that we haven't seen all together in awhile. I love time with family and friends.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

What's Up Doc?

Another doctor's appointment today. We are 30 weeks and 4 days. Baby's heart rate-155. Mom's weight-no longer posting. The realization that we only have 10 more weeks of pre-baby is very scary! Doc. says everything is moving along as planned. "All the numbers look like they should." We are now going every two weeks, and will check the baby's weight at about 36 weeks. This will help us decide on natural or c-section delivery.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

The weekend...

I made the most of the day on Saturday. Jennifer, Aunt Darlene, Addie, and I went to the Parent Palooza, the Shop and Stroll, and the Showcase of Homes. Addie was participating in the fashion show for Patty Cakes at the Parent Palooza. Very entertaining! Addie did a fabulous job! Other than the fashion show I can't say that I would attend again. There were only one or two booths that we were interested in. We had a tasty lunch at El Acapulco then headed to the Shop and Stroll. Again, this was a nice distraction, but not a very substantial shopping trip. Regardless of the futility we enjoyed browsing. Later, we made our way to the Showcase of Homes. There were some interesting floor plans and home design ideas. Jennifer found some ideas to help with choices for her new home, and I envied the ability to be creative. We all had a great time and were home sooner than we anticipated. Jeff and I were planning on attending the Brown's Halloween party. However, Jeff was still mowing the yard when I got home and then had to workout. Needless to say we were very late, and didn't arrive until everyone else was on their out. We got to mingle a little with the remaining guests, but missed almost everyone. Finally, a late night trip to get groceries at about 10:00 p. m. These spontaneous trips only remind me that soon it will all change and we will have to plan each and every outing that we take! Oh, the best part of this day was the house was presentable when I returned from town thanks to my lovely hubby! He does yards and laundry! Eat your hearts out ladies! I would be glad to rent him out for $100 a day.
Today was a brilliantly relaxing day! I worked on report cards for parent conferences on Tues., hung out with Jeff, and watched a movie or two! We spent some time sitting outside on the patio, enjoying this wonderful fall weather. I love this time of year. October, November, and December may be the busiest months, but they are my favourite!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Babies Galore!

Saturday was a day for family and all things baby. Jeff and I attended a family reunion on my side. There is nothing better than family, food, and fun! I love being a part of such a big family, and it is nice to get to make up for what I missed when I was younger, being away all those years. Aunt Linda is the master at these get togethers. She always does such a great job of making them memorable! We all laughed until our cheeks hurt as we watched the paternal members in what can only be described as the funniest thing I have seen in a long time, Cajun golf.

Later, Amber and I scooted off to town. Jace had his first haircut and I registered at Patty Cakes and Target. Hence, the baby palooza! It was alot of fun to register at Patty Cakes. They have such cute stuff, which makes it hard to choose, but still fun! I was glad to have Amber along at Target. When Jeff and I went we literally stood in front of most of the items with our mouths agape staring. It helped to have someone who actually has experience in these matters to give advice. Thanks a bunch girl!