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Monday, August 16, 2010

One Month Old!

One month old today! Just can't believe it! Audrey awoke for the day (eyes open for an hourish) around noon, we watched some tv and hung out on the tummy play gym, ate, spit up, napped, swung in swing, napped, ate, spit up, napped, ate, spit up, napped - and many poops & pees in between...
Someone does not look happy that Mommy insists on having the bow on!
This is about the happiest face I can get. Still awaiting smiles!


At one month Dr. appointment Audrey weighed 8 lbs 6 oz. and was 20 in. long! She got one shot and was a little sad about it. I'm guessing the 2 month shots are going to be much worse. Oh my how it's going to hurt my little heart to see them poke her little leg. Bring on the tears (for Audrey and Mommy, I'm sure).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Almost 4 weeks old already!!

I can't believe how fast the time goes by! Every parent says that and it really does and it's hard to accept! I am trying desperately to savor every minute with Baby Audrey...even the super tired ones! I love this time with her and I love my sweet girl! I also love my sweet sweet husband even more everyday! I love seeing them together and sometimes he even has a more magical touch than I do during fussy times!
My very first bottle! I love my Daddy!

Lots of pictures these days have blurry parts...I do not like to hold still! A photographer come take pictures of me a few days ago and I did not like it. I do not like being posed and was not sleepy one bit! I guess Mommy cam will just have to do.


Uncle John and Aunt Alli came for a visit! Uncle John was a comfy place for a snooze!


First outing! Mommy, Aunt Alli, and I went to Mimi's Cafe for lunch and I didn't make a peep the whole time! - Mommy was still a nervous wreck...


These are Mommy's favorite pjs...too bad I already outgrew them! They fit me one day and two days later they were too short! However, they were preemie size jammies but Momma wants to know why her little peanut is growing so fast?!?


First successful attempt at the bouncy chair! Sometimes I like it for 3 hours...sometimes not even 3 minutes!


One of my very first bottles and Grandpa did such a good job feeding it to me!


I found my thumb!!
I love my bath!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

How we spend our days!


Sleeping....














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AWAKE! Hanging out with Momschelle!

Evan and I have an awesome schedule where we both get plenty of sleep! I'm so blessed to have a hubby that works from home and is such a huge help! He works all night long and keeps Audrey upstairs with him - this keeps me from waking at all her little noises with worry - He gives her a bottle in the middle of the night and I get at least 6 hrs of uninterrupted sleep! He then goes to bed around 4 am and sleeps til around noon. It's just wonderful!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

She's HEEEEERE!!!



My sweet angel is here. She arrived on July 14, 2010 at 8:30 am! She was 6 lbs 7 oz. at 18 3/4 in long. The little lady is precious and the lack of blog entries is only because I can't seem to put her down or stop looking at her when she's not in my arms and the one handed typing just wasn't working. But today, right now, I decided I needed to put the little bundle in her moses basket beside me and get some stuff done...house work, bills to pay, facebook to stalk...

Here's what happened on that special day:

Since the little stinker was breech, we had been trying to get her to turn around - I was going to the chiropractor, drinking pure cranberry juice (old wives' suggestion - ew it's soooo sour), swimming and diving, drinking water, drinking water, and drinking water, and even hanging upside down. She wasn't budging and decided on her own when and how she was going to come. We had a Dr. appointment scheduled for that day to check on my fluid levels (hopefully they would be up and allow a manual turn from the Dr.) or they were going to schedule a c-section unless she turned on her own. Wellllllllll, at 4:30 am the morning of my appointment, my water broke. I wasn't 100% sure that was what happened but screamed Evan's name from the bathroom (he had crawled into bed at 3 am and wasn't stirring at my yells) - I went and shoved him pretty hard and told him...pretty sure he thought I was full of it and we tried to go back to sleep. 2 minutes later I was SURE that my water had broken! We actually calmly got up and threw a few more things in our bags, called the hospital and told them we were on our way and that I would need a c-section, and headed out the door.

When we got to the hospital around 6ish a.m., I was terrified. I wasn't having contractions and never had any painful ones but we were pretty unprepared for what was going to happen (but who ever really is?) From the beginning the nurses and doctors were sooooo nice! I loved every minute of the whole experience and still do to this day! The worst part was the anticipation of all the horrible things that were going to happen which never did! The IV was probably the worst part and not even that bad! I was under the impression that hospitals did what they what regardless of what the patient wants or says. I realize now that I read too many bad things and listened to too many people's bad experiences. My experience was wonderful and the worst parts were created by me in my head and too much worrying over nothing!

They bumped me up to the first surgery of the shift change and got things rolling pretty quickly. Boy, that operating room was scary and cold. But once they got the spinal tap going I was very comfortable...even when it dawned on me that I was butt naked on the operating table while people were just calmly doing their business around me! They even covered my arms with warm blankets that felt like they just came out of the dryer! The surgery got going and I smiled the WHOLE time. Evan watched the whole thing! I could tell he was smiling under his mask but his eyes were so WIDE! After only a few minutes of them digging around (they said all I would feel would be pressure and they were right and it wasn't too uncomfortable) I heard Audrey's first cries! It was the sweetest sound! I never knew what it meant to think that a baby's cry was anything but irritating until I heard my own. Now even though it breaks my heart when she cries, I still think it's the cutest little cry I've ever heard! They showed her to me over the curtain and then they weighed her and Evan cut the cord. They bundled her up and brought her to me to touch and gives kisses! Then the pictures started...

Our first family photo!


I was taken to our room and waited for Evan to bring me that little sweetums. I snuggled with her, visited with friends and family, and worked on breastfeeding for the rest of the day and loved every minute. Evan got to give her the very first bath which she loved! She loves the water flowing on her head even now! I loved being in the hospital! It was so fun and even though they told me I could leave on Friday, I chose to stay until Saturday ;) It was fun being taken care of and laying in bed where everything came to me - Audrey, food, family, and friends! It was such a special time and I hope I can hang on to these memories forever!

From the moment I heard her, saw her, held her, met her - I knew I could say every cheesy mom thing possible. They really are all true!! Even though I loved her while she was in my tummy, actually meeting her and being with her was an overflow of so much love! Being a mom really is the best thing in the whole world.

Mommy's First Snuggle