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.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
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
Friday, October 1, 2010
At our last Dr.'s visit, Yo Han re-entered the room bringing me back some water. I had been dying of thirst. He had this goofy grin on his face that turned into laughter. "What's funny?" I asked.
He had thrown his lollipop stick into a trash bin in the hallway. It wasn't until it had landed that he realized the "trash bin" was full to the top with some sort of blue liquid.
When we laughingly and guiltily told the midwife she said it was no big deal---just where the doctors put tools to be disinfected.
Posted by Edamummy at 10:16 PM