Thursday, January 31, 2008

Baby Erica

This is Doug posting my first blog, so if I screw up badly, you'll know why. I guess the first thing I screwed up is not doing this 2 days ago. Anyways, Tuesday morning I drug Stacy into the hospital at 6 AM. That was fun. Anyways, 8:03, Erica Joan was born. 7 lb 12 Oz, 20.25 inches long. Very adorable. Stacy is doing great, and I will be glad to get her home tomorrow (guess it's time to start cleaning up!). I hope to attach some pics, so we'll see if it happens.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Baby, Baby

Bright and early in the morning I go in and have this baby via C-section. I am very very excited!!!!! I am so ready to have this baby and not be pregnant!!!!! I am still looking forward to the drugs, but I am eager to find out what we are having and what she looks like. = > I think we have decided on Yavippie if it is a girl and Yavipper if it is a girl. I will have Doug post for me tomorrow or Wed. and let you all know.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My Hero

I must admit it - I am a tummy sleeper. Which is very hard to do pregnant. But to deal with that I sleep on an inner tube. Yes, it really works and I sleep SSOOOOOOO good!! But then about 2 weeks ago my tube began to lose its air. I would wake up about 30 min. after I layed down with a flat tube. Do have any idea how hard it is to find an inner tube in Jan.???!!!!!!!! You can't!!!! How could this happen???? I only have 2 weeks left an need sleep desperately!!! Well, I begged my husband to fix the leak if he could. He took a look and as luck would have it the hole is right on the seam and unfixable. I was beside myself. What was I to do???? I tried pillows and cushions but it only offered minor relief. Then one day on his way home from work my hubby went to the toy store and found me a tube. Granted it is for sledding, but it works and I can once again Sleep. What a great man!!!
But wait! His talents don't end there. Tonight I was helping the girls with their last minute details for a school project that is due tomorrow and realized we needed something to stand their posters up on, or against, as they couldn't go on the wall. So my wonderful and smart hubby went out into his lab (AKA garage) and came back in a few moments later with a wonderful and perfect tripod for the posters to stand up against. OUR HERO!!! The girls were so very pleased!!! We have a wonderful and smart daddy!!!
Yes, Doug is kind of handy to have around sometimes. =>

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

lost posts

So in my mind I have posted several times and they were all good and so insightful, but unfortunately i haven't made it up here to post them. Yes, my computer is upstairs and being at the end of a long pregnancy I don't make it upstairs unless I have to and that is usually to see why my kids are yelling and screaming.
But I finally made it up here just to write. So what is on my mind you ask???? I will tell you. Having this baby!!!!!!!!!! I only have a few days left, as you can see, but it can't happen soon enough for me. I am at that point when I would give anything to have this baby out!!!!! I hurt so much and am so tired. It hurts when I stand, sit, lay down, or go from one to the other. My baby is intent on repositioning my hips and ribs on a regular bases. On top of that I can't sleep for long due to heart burn and my inability to breath while lying down. So I spend most of the night pacing around, reading, laying on the couch until my hips hurt, and eating. That is the other thing, I have to eat, I need to eat, yet food is so unappealing to me right now. I am back to my chocolate milk and cold cereal diet. It is the only two things that I can handle right now. So I go back and forth between the two. I just thought I would share all this with everyone, because I know you all have been there.
The only thing that keeps me hanging on is the knowledge that on Jan. 29th way too early in the morning I will go into the hospital and it will all end. I get to have DRUGS!!!!! Glorious, wonderful, pain-relieving DRUGS!!!!!! It makes it all worth it!!!!! For almost a full 24 hours I will feel nothing!!!!! I can breath and sleep and eat all I want (as long as it is a liquid) and feel no pain!!!! Yes, it will be wonderful!!!! And as a bonus, I won't have to get up to pee because I will have a cathider(?). = > It is my little moment of heaven. Please feel free to come see me if you can. I will be in a most conginual mood. = >
It is my hope that maybe before then I will post some pictures of things I have been doing and our Christmas. It was very nice and most relaxing.