We had a good holiday sharing it with our new families. We were unbelievably exhausted because Jr. had not been sleeping good. We were just beat to the bone, and up till about 4 on Christmas eve. I was actually starting to feel negative towards everything, even Jr. It scared me, and so I decided to do something about it. I've got Jr. on a more structured schedule--sleep, eat, play--all day. He stays on this routine until bedtime. I put him down at 7:30 or 8pm. He'll sleep for 3 hrs., then I feed him and put him right back down. If he cries, we just let him cry. It's hard to let him cry, especially when it is going for about 30 minutes but once he's done he'll sleep about 8 hours. Last night he slept for 9 hours. I wanted to jump up and dance I was so proud of him! Actually, I just laid in bed and enjoyed waking up to a quiet house. Happy holidays, my favorite gift is having a happy sleeping baby! SANITY has entered the building.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
My hubbs had the wonderful idea of going to cut down a tree every year for the holidays. I love family traditions, and so we did. We found the perfect tree, came home and decorated to the taste of hot coco while the fire cracked. Dangling in the lights is Jr.'s s first Christmas ornament.
Posted by Edamummy at 2:09 PM
Saturday, December 18, 2010
So I've been having trouble keeping up with the blogging but I'm also having trouble keeping up with showering! Cute babies still like to poop and pee everywhere. You'll have to excuse the piles of laundry and b.o. I'm hoping Jrs cuteness will distract visitors from what's really going on here. :)
Posted by Edamummy at 2:17 PM
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I attempted to dress up for Thanksgiving a couple weekends ago. It was really tiring to travel and visit both families, but we thought it was important to share the holiday with our loved ones. It's great having new family members and I think we are both lucky that we actually really like each others family.
Posted by Edamummy at 6:34 PM
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
My stomach has gone down a great deal since I delivered Jr. It's no six pack, not hardly even a two pack, but I did manage to do my first few sit-ups the other day. Breastfeeding has been a huge help too, as I'm burning around 500 calories from that alone.
Posted by Edamummy at 11:11 AM
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
I didn't talk to my pops much during the time I was pregnant and going through all of the many changes of these past few months. I think maybe he had a hard time understanding and grasping all that was happening...it was happening so fast. I imagine he had many concerns that went unvoiced, unspoken. Hearsay lets me know it was harder than he let on to me. It couldn't have been easy for him to have me disappoint him by what went on. He still has a church congregation who look to him for guidance, and I'm sure he had a lot to deal with -- I'm sure he felt he had some smut on his face because of my choices.
All in all I think he just wants the best for me. I imagine any father only wants the best for his little one...I know me and Jr.'s daddy only want the very best for him.
My dad called the other day just to chat and see how we were all doing. We hadn't done that in a while.
It was nice.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
There have been people who were concerned about how Bud would react to becoming a big brother. Understandable, as many dogs do have trouble adjusting when a new baby comes into the house. We were never worried however. Bud is not getting as many walks or as many pats on the head as before, but he is coming into big brotherdom nicely. Every so often he'll come and give Jr. a big lick on the head. It makes Jr. look a little guido like he's got gel in his hair. Guido or not, Jr. is the most handsome I've ever seen...well, other than his pops.
Posted by Edamummy at 10:59 AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Jr.'s arrival and the hours leading up to his birth was a very private and intimate time for our new little family. There were many hard moments, joyous moments, and surprising moments. I couldn't begin to justly put into words all the emotions and experiences of those few hours, so instead I'll give you a brief and small glimpse - a few snapshots on the day the little boy who brought us all together finally met the two people whose lives had been immensely changed because of him.
The end of the beginning...
Posted by Edamummy at 4:37 PM
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Did you know that when you get an epidural you also have to get a urinary catheter?? I didn't either, but it didn't really matter anyway. Initially I did freak out when the nurse informed me of this, but since I ended up completely numb I didn't really know much difference.
Posted by Edamummy at 8:49 PM
Friday, November 5, 2010
I don't have many pictures yet of me and Wyatt as I've not had much time to primp and look good for a picture pose. I'm barely finding time to eat these days. But tonight is my first date with the hubbs since having Jr. I hope I have time to shower first!
Posted by Edamummy at 6:06 PM
Believe me, our mornings are not as restful as this looks. But I just love having my handsome men around me. Sometimes after a morning feeding I'll bring Jr. over to Yo for some good cuddle time just like this. It's the most sweet thing. More cuddle time please!
Posted by Edamummy at 4:03 PM
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Here I am not too long before Jr. showed up. About a week after this pic I was hospitalized because of health complications, and then one day after Wyatt arrived. It's so crazy to look back on pictures of me while pregnant now that I know exactly whose little face it was inside of that big round protruding belly.
Posted by Edamummy at 5:35 PM
Had little Jr., aka Wyatt, at 4:40 on Tuesday October 26, 2010. I only had to actively push for 40 minutes, but believe me it is way way WAY harder than it sounds. The most incredible piece that I remember is when Nurse Kelly told me I could put my hand down and feel his head. What an incredible feeling when I put my hand down to feel my little Jr. who had been inside of me for months. It's unbelievable and quite surreal to actually touch your baby. For me sometimes it still feels surreal--like it didn't really happen--looking at him on the outside and realizing that that really was him inside of me for 9 months.
He is beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. I can't believe I made something so wonderfully amazing.
Posted by Edamummy at 5:21 PM
Monday, October 25, 2010
Jr. was due this past Friday and we still have no sight of him. I've tried running, riding ferris wheels, eating pineapple, walking forever, bellyflops and about 10 other things to no avail.
Car seat installed--check
Crib and room set up--check
Hopefully he'll be appearing soon but I'm not overly anxious. I'm just enjoying the nice weather and some time with friends and the hubby. I'm so excited though!!
Posted by Edamummy at 10:24 AM
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Me and the hubby were recently laughing at the thought of Jr.'s head which is now properly very snugly nested in my nether regions and what he must feel like when one of my poops smooch his face when I have to use the bathroom...oh the crazy things we never thought about till pregnancy.
Posted by Edamummy at 2:24 PM
Friday, October 15, 2010
I'm actually to date on week 39, but since posts are always behind...here we are at week 38. We finally managed to get Jr.'s crib put together so by all accounts we're ready, set, go. The doctor is surprised how low Jr is in my pelvis for me to have absolutely no dilation.
Posted by Edamummy at 10:46 AM
Thursday, October 14, 2010
I've realized there is such a thing as assumed knowledge. Things you assume you know till you actively need to utilize that particular knowledge, and at which time you realize that what you'd assumed you knew you actually didn't know. One such assumption--'water breaking'.
I figured it was something obvious and that I'd know as soon as it happened, with no second guessing, when Jr's water breaks. But...when we asked the midwife the other day she said it was actually kind of like peeing in your pants. The midwife informed us that often women will rush to the hospital frantic that their water has broken and ready for delivery--suitcase and nervous wreck hubby and all--only to be sent home because her 'water breaking' was actually just her peeing her pants.
What me and Yo have decided is that we better do a precautionary 'pee sniff check' just to be sure I don't get sent home for rushing to the hospital because I peed my pants. DEPENDS PLEASE!!!!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
While at the bank the other day, we were helped by a fellow prego. We began exchanging friendly banter about pregnancy when she asked me if I grew hair on my belly while pregnant. "Well, no, not really," I said. Then there was some awkward silence for a second. Poor fellow prego! I don't know what I'd do if I grew hair all over my belly while prego. All I can say is pregnancy does a lot of weird stuff to a gal.
Posted by Edamummy at 7:48 PM
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Me and Jr. are now on newborn baby schedule. I get up every 3 hours to eat and use the bathroom. Then it's back to sleep.
I've also lost about half my memory. I've been giving out the incorrect address for a couple days and didn't realize till the hubby pointed it out. I also couldn't remember the name for 'coffee table' and resorted to calling it the 'middle console thing'. There is actually a ton more funny things I've forgotten, but I've forgotten what they were.
Poor Jr. If this behavior continues he'll have to explain in the future that he's the reason Edamummy is 'slow'.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
It's popular these days, for many reasons, to use cloth diapers. There was really not discussion of whether we'd use cloth or disposable diapers, but we'll be using disposables. I can just imagine myself--a new fatigued mom who is stressed and frazzled and still sporting skanky morning breath because I didn't have time to brush my own teeth before the baby needed feeding and changing--and while trying to dump my new Jr's dump in the toilet it falls on the floor because I couldn't balance the baby and the stinky cloth diaper. Well I would just lose it! So, yes, cloth diaper butts are way cuter and way better for the landfills, but disposable diaper butts are way better for mine and my family's sanity. Bye bye cute colorful diaper butts. Maybe now I'll have time to brush my teeth.
Posted by Edamummy at 10:20 AM