Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Well, that was rude

Madilyn, formerly known as the "baby who sleeps", kind of burst my bubble last night. She ate every hour for four hours straight. She's not a fast eater so the last feed didn't finish until 1:20am. And then the next one was 4:30am. I beat the crap out of my alarm clock this morning. I needed more sleep. Fortunately, I was super organized when I got up and we made it to M's doctor's appointment.

She only gained an ounce. :P She looks good though and she's growing well. But now I have to go back next week and have her weighed again. Their scale is kind of sucky. The baby has to be on the right hand side of it. At first it showed that M lost weight. So the nurse reweighed her and moved her to the right. So really, how accurate is that thing??? She looks good to me and feels heavier to me so... :P

Anyway, now baby bootcamp must start. I'll have to put in more effort in keeping her awake during feedings and waking her up more frequently to feed. It's not a huge deal but she can go 4 to 5 hours between feedings and until she gains some weight (according to the stupid scale) that has to stop. Hopefully, that will also mean that she'll sleep more during the night. *crossing fingers*


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Monday, June 29, 2009

Superfluous

This morning, Lily put in her own dvd, turned on the dvd player and managed to get the thing playing. I'm clearly not needed anymore. :) I'm just waiting for Madilyn to start making her own formula and then I'm off the hook. Kidding. :) Here's something we don't see enough of, daddy and Madilyn.

Dang it. I know I had a cute story about today but I can't remember. Sigh. I always remember the good stuff when I'm about to fall asleep at night. Either that or it's called: dreaming. :P

I have been feeling more rested. I made dinner last night and it totally tired me out. So I've been trying to take it easy. Lily's been a lot of help. When we were grocery shopping today she held my hand the whole time. Oh, and what's a good idea for birth announcements? Lily was born sort of close to Christmas, so I decided to make her birth announcement a Christmas card (remember?). I was thinking of taking all of us (or most of us) to Sears to get some pics done. Then use one of those for the announcements. I could use my own pic but there's sure to be a leg or a cat or something in background. :)

And seriously? This pic reminds me so much of my grandmother. I can't remember if she had blue eyes, but the piercing look is dead on. :)

AWWWWW

See? I still have time to appreciate other cute beings. I went out with Lily and Madilyn today to run a couple of errands. Also, I wanted to show off M. :) She's so cute and good. I stuffed her in my Moby wrap so she slept the whole time. I was trying to conduct business in the UPS store over her snores. :)

Speaking of snoring babies, my good sleeper let me down today. I finally got Lily to sleep, turned off Nemo and rolled over to what I thought would be a good hour nap. Somebody, decided they were hungry and started bellowing. She only slept an hour and a half!!! That's a cat nap for her! I guess she's growing up (no!) and her sleep cycles are shortening? I know that the more awake she is during the day, the more sleep she will get at night. At least, that's the theory. I've been doing okay with sleep. A nap today would've been AWESOME, but the time I have right now to do what I want is pretty nice too.

In other news, a mom gave birth Sunday and her little girl is not doing well. So mom and baby are still at the hospital and Dad is trying to manage the two other girls and run back and forth from home to hospital. So I volunteered to make a meal. The older girls are 2 and 4. What are good meals for that age? I know Lily loves anything she can eat with her fingers, pizza, fried chicken, etc. But I'd rather make something a little more hearty for a family dealing with a crisis. Or is yummy food that makes them feel good, more important? Any ideas would be appreciated.




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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sleep

My baby can SLEEP. She makes up for the fewer feedings but eating more. Watching a one week old eat 4 ounces of formula, one can only wonder, where exactly is all of that food going? I'll have to see if she has a hollow leg. I'm doing okay. My eye is still screwed up but I'm trying to rest it and give the meds a chance.

Lily has been such a great older sister. Almost too good. She tries to give her baby sister baby toys, and I'll walk in to find Madilyn half covered in them. She's been fine. I just have to watch that someone doesn't hurt someone else with kindness. Alright the masseuse is here! Yes, we are both getting massages today in the absolutely no privacy of our living room. :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hey

Well, my previous stink eye has returned with a vengeance. I was hoping that things would clear up after delivery but no such luck. So, in an effort to heal my eye (and the rest of my body) I won't be posting (I hope) for a couple of days. Look on the bright side - there will be more baby pictures to look at. :)

Why I love her...

Pedro was eating a hot dog for breakfast (we're huge into healthy foods over here) and I asked if I could have one (because I was raised to have manners). He said yes, so off I waddled to the kitchen. On the way, I passed Miss Lily with a hotdog wrapped in a slice of bread*. So I asked P if he had fed Lily a dog. Nope. She found said hotdog, and fixed herself a meal. :) I really didn't care. I'm glad the girl can take care of herself. :)





*Whole wheat - we have SOME standards.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Veg Head

I almost overdid it today. I was trying to get off of the floor while holding Madilyn and really pulled some overworked ab muscles. But I got some rest this evening and I feel better. I'm not going anywhere until Saturday morning when I head to CVS to take advantage of their formula sale. They had one last week too. My life is made of win. :)

And this produce is from our local farm share. Remember Cabbatch Patch dolls? I give you zucchini patch baby.

Bring on the Cute

M is having a good afternoon snooze. G-pa and Lily are out at the park. I had a good 30 minute nap. I drooled so I know I got some good z's. The only thing that could make today a little better is if I'd had more marshmallows in my Lucky Charms. I've tried to rest but as I said, I'm not very good at it. Parts of my body are feeling a lot better. I don't feel my stitches anymore. woo!

And actually, I'm up to date on laundry and dishes so today's been pretty relaxing. Lily's been pretty good about not going into the room when Madilyn's sleeping and she hasn't seemed too jealous. Yet. Pedro and I both work hard at giving her attention. I snuggle her after her bath and Pedro takes time to talk with her about whatever she's interested in. So she hasn't been shunted to the side. Not that a diva like her would let that happen.

She wanted to help with the baby's diaper this morning. But someone had a pretty wicked poop so Lily stood there alternating between stroking M's head and covering her face with her hands. heeee :) It's funny how babies are all the same in one way, but so different in others. She has a lot of muscle control in her neck and I have to be careful when I'm burping her because she'll move her head around to move herself across my chest. I thought Lily was a mover and grover. Groover? lol Sorry, I'm high on 30 minutes of sleep and Lucky Charms.

Anyway, lately I've been thinking about how I usually have the determination to get things done. Or, how I just can't rest until I get things done. My dad, for all of his many foibles, taught me to get off of my butt and finish things. Maybe that's why I hate it when projects aren't completed. Anyway, my father's motto was get it done and then you don't have to think about it. So, a posthumous thanks to my dad for teaching me some valuable life skills. Also, thanks for teaching me how to pour a beer. And how to use power tools. And paralell park - that one's a dying art.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Keep on keeping on....

"They" always say that you're supposed to rest the first week. Well, do "they" send someone who with you to wash the dishes? Or do the laundry? I do what I need to do to keep things running smoothly. Do I clean the bathroom? No. But I make sure I always have clean bottles and sippy cups. And I do two laundries a day. One for Lily, M and I and one for Pedro and the house. Us girls have delicate undergarments. :) That just keeps things moving along. I don't PUT the laundry away. It's kind of a free for all on the dining room table. :) I can't rest for a week. I've had naps every day and lay on the bed with Madi as much as I can, but I can't stay there the whole time.

However, I am feeling it today. Pedro was kind enough to get some things for me so that I didn't have to leave the house and now I have enough supplies to get through the rest of the week. I can hunker down and just do what I have to do. M'lou reminded me how much trouble I had getting Lily to sleep. I had forgotten. But I got the swing set up in the kitchen for Madi and I had a flashback to when I had it in the bedroom for Lily. She just wouldn't sleep through the night and so I put her in it, desperate for just an hour's sleep. Remembering that makes me so glad that I have a great sleeper like M. She slept almost 7 hours today. Waking up to eat a little and then right back to sleep. She was awake almost 4 hours this morning though, which was cool.

I guess I'm trying to say that things are a lot different this time around. I'm more relaxed and Madilyn is just one laid back chick. :) Thanks everyone for all your help and good wishes. Right back atcha!


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This kills me

This is from a website that posts passive/aggressive office notes from around the world. I keep on giggling every time that I read it. I did actually make a vegan cry when I told her how good braised rabbit tastes. Then I recounted all of the animals that I have eaten: crocodile, emu, kangaroo, guinea pig, etc. Tears welled up in her eyes. So this pic just really hit home for me. :)

In other news, man it is hard to stay organized. I know, I've only been home 2 days but trying to get out the door for M's appointment this morning. whew I got up at 6 and had to leave the house by 7:55 and all of a sudden it was 7:40 and I was wolfing down my toast, trying to give M some more food (she hollered for it) and trying to get my bags and get out the door.

Speaking of which, Miss Madi has been an eating machine today. She was also awake most of the time, between 6 and 10 this morning. AND she slept 4 hours between feeds last night. SWEET! Oh and she looks great. She's gained some weight, her yellowyness is going away, and she's just an all around good baby. She was entertaining herself by looking in the baby mirror this morning too. She's just a delight to watch and be around. :)

Monday, June 22, 2009

I'll say it for you... Awwwwww

Lily is being so good right now. She wants to watch me change the baby, feed the baby. She loves to stroke Madilyn's hair. She smiles with glee when M smiles at her. It's a beautiful thing to watch. I'd better imprint it in my memory because in 10 years I'm sure they'll be fighting to the death over who gets to wear which shirt.

Madilyn was pretty wide awake tonight. Granted I didn't know that the nipple I was using (for the bottle) wasn't letting anything through. So she kept chugging away at a bottle that wasn't feeding her. But she didn't get grumpy. Once I figured it out, she drank the whole thing. :)

And as for me... I called the eye doc and I'm on some anti-viral meds now. He said that the virus can hide out in the cornea. The medication is really mild so it shouldn't affect how I care for the girls, or my post-partum recovery. Oh, I asked.

Hope everyone is doing well. I can't wait for Nicole to deliver in October. Then we'll have the 3 Thompson girls. :)

Waiting

I'm waiting for this quiet, sleeping baby to turn into something else. I know she's not even 72 hours old yet. My auntie says that second kids can be more relaxed because the parents are more relaxed. I really feel like making sure that I got sleep at the hospital, was key for me. I had a good nap today and got some sleep in between feedings last night. Feeling somewhat rested has a big impact on your mental health. I know the inevitable is coming. She'll get a cold or hit a growth spurt and we'll have a couple of rough nights. :) But I think when you know you'll get to the other side of it you can deal a little better.

She's still just sleeping and eating. We did have a little interaction today. Lily was gently rubbing M's head and M smiled at her. With here eyes open and everything. Lily just beamed. :) I almost cried (hormones!). And I'm only updating the blog because Pedro and Lily are out. Pedro is making plans for him and Lily to spend more time out of the house. At first I thought, oh yeah sure, ditch me. But it has been so nice to have 30 minutes of peace and quiet. I cannot even tell you. :)

Baby Cakes

Well, Miss Madilyn and I made it. :) She was born at 10:40pm on June 19th. I waited all day for labour to get started. She just did not want to come out. 7 lbs 1oz. I'm still getting used to that. She's so teeny looking and she doesn't eat as much as Lily did. So I'm worried that she's starving to death. Oh, she's not, it's just that she's eating less than half of what Lily was. I'm trying to adjust to having a "normal" sized baby. :)

Well, I have about 50 billion things to do. Peace out!

Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm Off

I feel awful this morning and I cannot wait to have this baby. May everyone have a wonderful Friday and stay tuned for news of #2. :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

STILL HERE

Boy, I am so glad that I have that induction tomorrow. Another lady I know, was induced yesterday and things went along quite quickly. It was her second. I'm hoping that things will go fast for me too. Hoping, but resigned to giving birth no matter how long it takes. Hear that #2??

I've been trying to get some last minute things done but my heart's just not in it. G-pa will have a bag for Lily and the beds will have clean sheets, and that's about it. :) I am tuckered out. And yes, in the very near future I will be sleep deprived, and my body will be sore, but I'll have my body back.

Do hospital cafeterias make margaritas?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

In my defense

I was on the toilet crying when it happened. I'm okay, just tired and frustrated and I want this kid out of me. I did tell her that's not her fault. I also am not feeling well. I don't even want to eat, and that, my friends, is a true indication that something is not right.

It does kind of look like a big scary fish, right? Eyes on the right? Nostrils under eyes? I'm so glad that I buy washable everything. Note to Pedro: the crayons are now in the laundry basket on top of the washing machine.

Lily's been pretty good today, putting up with a grouchy mommy. I am SO run down right now. If my brain was soup, then half the can is missing. Oh and don't worry, #2 has been kicking and grooving today. I do know someone who had a stillborn baby at 9 months so it's always comforting to me, to feel #2 moving. Even if it's 2am, I don't care. Lily took most of the change out of the jar and put the flashlight in. It looks pretty cool. No, I have not been paying much attention to her today. This pity party is for one.

And, oh yes, I've been having contractions but until I feel my water break or see a head sticking out, I'm not worrying about it. I've had my hopes raised and dashed too many times. At least I know that in 36 hours, for sure, I'll be headed to the hospital. Can you believe that my doctor told me that I can have a light breakfast and that's it? Dude doesn't know that I know where the snack room is. Hospital bagels ROCK.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cake Pie

I made some banana bread tonight and no matter how many times I've called it banana bread, Lily insists on calling it "cake pie". Which I guess is a pretty good compliment.

As I was looking for my grandma's secret banana bread recipe, I found lots of other interesting looking desserts. Butter tart squares, chocolate zucchini bread, and M'Lou's pumpkin something squares. I hope it's not a long fattening summer. Pedro's coworkers appreciate my baking efforts so I usually keep a little for me and send the bulk with him. :)

Also, I've tried other banana bread recipes and I'm sorry, but mine's the bomb. The others just don't have the right texture. Oh, tomorrow's Wednesday. Sigh. I guess that gets me one day closer to #2's entrance into the world. I'm so confused because I've been having some brutal contractions today. What does it take to get labour started? And I don't really want to find out because the other mom's scared me with their "ring of fire" stories. :(

The Calm

I've been trying to get some things done today but I'm not all that full of energy. It's hard getting around with a medicine ball attached to your front. Especially one that kicks. I got this cute pic of Lily last night. She thought the camera was coming over the other shoulder and was trying to hide. Or trying to make sure I got her good side. You never know with a diva. This morning, she put her hands together and pleaded with me to go to da's house. Sigh. I think she's a good candidate for an overnight stay with grandma and grandpa.

Aw. I've been trying to tie up some loose ends and the lady from the pest control company was just so cute. I hadn't received an invoice in a while and she told me not to worry about it, just go and have my baby. Aren't some people so sweet? Now if those old broads who go through the express lane at the grocery store with 19 items would get with the program, life would be awesome.

Lily's decided that paper is too boring to draw on. All of that happened while I was, coincidentally, sitting where she is in the photo. Always, ALWAYS, buy washable markers. Which I do. I'm just saying...

Tuesday

Well, I'm still here. My big project for the day is going out to get some flour so I can make some banana bread. The bar is set high over here. I will try to get some new pics of Lily posted. She's been pretty good lately. Except for the pee accident this morning. I asked her why she doesn't like to pee on the potty and her answer sounded like it moves around too much. She did a swirly motion. Maybe she and I can get out to Target or something and look at other potties. Pedro and I were cooking and I heard her bedroom door shut. So I told him to run and check on her (I can't run) but he HAD to have a sip of iced tea so... Yes, it's Pedro's fault. :)

Anyway, I noticed that the potty seems a little small for her ummm physical attributes. She did seem to inherit the McCallum butt. Round here it's called a bedonkadonk. :)

I guess I need to actually get moving to get to the store... One of the moms from my playgroup is going in tomorrow to be induced. She was due last week. What is with these little babies that don't want to come out? Mommy needs a glass of wine! Speaking of which, Pedro found the bottle I had hidden at the back of the fridge.... dern.

Monday, June 15, 2009

:P

Well, POOP. Don't all go running to the bathroom, I'm just venting. I went to see the OB today and there's no change. So we scheduled an induction for Friday. Sigh. #2 is coming out one way or another (there's really only ONE way), I just thought with all the contractions that I've had lately, that things might have been moving along on their own.

Oh well.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cute

Lily has been... very Lily-like today. She came into the bedroom and was upset to find Riley laying beside me. As if I have anything to do with that. Cats don't really take orders. Anyway, she climbed on the bed and I asked her if she had pooped (the smell was really giving it away). She said "No, Riley poo poo". Yeah. Right. I mean, she's two and a half and already knows how to try to pass the buck. This doesn't bode well.

But then I was sitting on the floor, having finished some exercises and Lily came up to me and wrapped her arms around my neck, leaned her head against mine and just snuggled. I wished I could've stopped the world right then. :)

IT'S ON!!!!

No, I'm not talking about labour.

NY is going to kill 2000 Canada geese. This outrage cannot go unchallenged. Come on my Canadian peeps. I'm not sure what we're going to do. Can the Tragically Hip do a concert?

In other news, I feel like I have a bellyful of nitroglycerin. It could be contractions or just a full tummy. Hard to tell. And don't try to distract me from the goosecide - it won't work.

No #2

Not yet. She's making her presence known though. My bladder may never be the same again. I wonder if they do c-section/bladder transplants? I think it might be a good thing to look into.

I'm doing alright otherwise. Lily had a good visit with g-ma. We went to the park and Lily tried to keep up with her daddy. He was on a huge bike and she was on her tricycle. She tried. :)

Tomorrow, I go see the OB and we'll find out if there are any changes and if not, then make some plans. I read through my pregnancy book last night and tried to objectively look at what an induction can mean for me and #2. I'm not in any of the contraindicated groups. This isn't my first and I did fine pushing the first time. Also, I loved my anesthesiologist. I forgot what my point is. I'm not as worried about being induced, so I'll be open to any suggestions from the doctor. Although, I tried to tell baby to come out last night. You can see how well she listens. :P

Friday, June 12, 2009

I love my child

Well, we got our errands done today. Lily was really great. Especially at Toys R Us. She held my hand and stuck with me the whole time. She did get a little excited about bikes but they were way too big for her. Even the small ones. My favorite part (and why I love her so) was in the bathroom. Lily saw these two girls come in (2 & 5?) and kept on saying hi. They wouldn't talk to her, but they looked at her. So as we were leaving she said, bye. When they still didn't respond she stuck out her tongue for all she was worth. No one ignores a diva. K? It killed me.

I got her a present for when we bring #2 home. Thankfully her attention was elsewhere when I grabbed it. Lily was helping me pick out bottles (I was looking at pacifiers). Actually, I forgot to check the cart for things that she put in there. Sigh. Anyway, she was really really great today.

Now, come ON #2. My back is awfully sore, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It's so funny how before last week, I was worried about going into labour in public. Now I don't care. I'll give birth in the middle of a grocery store*. Just let's go already.



And if that would happen to end up on youtube, there will be hell to pay.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm still here

Did Tom Petty sing a song, Waiting is the Hardest Part? That's sort of how I'm feeling. Okay, it's a lot how I'm feeling. I've been hanging with Lily more today, trying to enjoy her company before most of my time is taken up with #2. We've been reading books and that's all I can remember of today. :)

Tomorrow, I need to get out early and do some shopping. I need new sheets for the futon (thank you, organic juice) and I need some fish toys for Lily. The baby swing has fish and she refuses to give it up for her baby sister. So I compromised with her by looking at toys on the internet. I have a few things picked out from Toys R Us.

I hope "something" happens this weekend. The doctor said there's really nothing I can do, labour will start or not start. Sigh.

Insomnia (hungry edition)

Lily and I were both pretty tired tonight so we were in bed by 8 something. Unfortunately, it's now 1:30am and I can't get back to sleep. Sigh. I just wolfed down a toasted English muffin with a thick layer of PB so hopefully I'll be able to get back to sleep. Also, #2 has been kicking a lot. I don't know where my pregnancy book is, but isn't that weird at this stage of the game? Doesn't she know she's supposed to be running out of room? Wow, I'm sitting here watching my belly do the samba.

Lily seemed to have a lot of fun with her grandpa today (yesterday). She hasn't enjoyed that kind of individualized attention in a while. :) I'm starting to feel sleepy. If only #2 would settle down. Seriously, don't they move less at the end of pregnancy???

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sigh

No change. I have to go back Monday to see if there's any major changes, if not, then we'll talk about induction. I can't remember if I posted a lot about the things we went through in the beginning of pregnancy but there is at least one good reason not to let her go over the due date.

So, patooey.

And double patooey.

Toys in the Attic

I have been awake since about 4:30. A combination of aches, pains and #2's somersaults, would not allow me to fall back asleep. I have my next OB appointment at 11:30 so, I'm trying to hang in there for that. That should be interesting. Anyway, as crazy as this morning's been (and it's been crazy) it would be a good day to go into labour. I'll be too tired to get freaked out about it.

I'm just saying.

Hint, hint.

Awesome

The Japanese have built a robot that cooks.

OVER HERE! (waving arms frantically) YOU HOO! OVER HERE!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

So hungry

Seriously. All the time. I had two chicken breasts with a pile of veggies for dinner about an hour and a half ago. It's all I can do not to go and make some toast with peanut butter. Good grief. I hope #2 isn't hitting a late term growth spurt. And yes, Lily takes her block's building VERY seriously. But why does it look like she has 8 fingers? (on the one hand)

Do two year olds gain some kind of get-into-everything super power? It's frightening. Lipstick is the least of it. Nothing is safe or sacred. I'll tell Lily "don't touch that". She'll say "okay" as her hand is reaching back out to grab whatever it was, yet again. I read that kids don't really gain impulse control until they're 3 or 4. No kidding.

I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow. Hopefully, I'll get some good news. It's ridiculous how jealous I am that my friend gave birth last night. Granted her due date is tomorrow. It's funny how worried I've been about where I'm going to go into labour. I never considered (until now) that I might go over my due date. Isn't that an awful thought???

Harrumph

I don't want this to sound like sour grapes, because I'm very very happy for her, but one of the ladies I know who's pregnant gave birth last night. I'm SOOOOOOOOO jealous.

Sigh

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm still here

I feel like if I don't blog a little every day, y'all will think that I'm in the hospital having a baby. No such luck. Maybe we should start a baby pool. Although, I don't honestly know how those things work. I never win them so I think there's some kind of hustling going on.

I am good at cake walks.

Yesterday, Lily was trying to thunk me in the head with a pillow. She picked up a heavier pillow (for Pedro's big old head) and heaved it up over her head with such force that it just kept the momentum going and she went over backwards. Oh, she landed on a pile of other pillows so she was fine. The bed almost wasn't as I could hardly keep myself from lizzing*.

Oh and I bought some pull up pants that turn cold when wet. I forgot about this and didn't understand why Lily told me she was cold this morning. Pedro had to remind me. ha! She still refuses to go on the potty. I get her to sit on it but she doesn't want to do anything in it. SIGH I just have faith that we'll get there eventually.

*laughing + wizzing

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Well, that was weird

I just spent a strange night of cleaning. I cleaned out the fireplace, scrubbed crayon marks off the wall, and cleaned the kitchen. And then I was like, that's it? What else can I do? I thought "nesting" was folding baby socks or something.

Oh gosh. I'm watching this movie called Murderball. I know, it sounds questionable but it's about quadriplegic rugby. It's fascinating. And it keeps on making me cry.

Anyway, Lily has been a pistol today. She shook milk out of her sippy cup into one of her bowls and gave it to BG to drink. I appreciated her thoughtfulness and intelligence but not the mess. You know? It's not really something you can get mad over. She's just growing and changing and driving her parents nuts. :)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Better

I am feeling better now. I am hungry as all get out. Well, not right this second. I had a good portion of a large burger. :) Let's see what you do with THAT GI tract. :P Great, now the gauntlet has been thrown. I'd better go and restock the toilet paper just in case.

Yes, I've been looking at old Lily baby pictures today. I'm trying to remind myself of what I have to get ready for. Really, babies are a lot easier than toddlers. A cupboard door was busted off of its hinges last night. I raced into the kitchen to find Lily on the floor, looking shocked and the cupboard door in tears. I guess she tried to stand a little higher on the door. She's fine. The door is awaiting burial.

I just had a memory! Yes, kiss that clump of neurons good-bye. I remember leaving the hospital with Lily. Pedro was trying to get the car seat in (always a good idea to do that BEFORE you're trying to leave the hospital) and the nurse and I were moseying on down. I'm not sure why, but there was an untidy gaggle of old people in the lobby who descended upon poor Lily like locusts on some baby wheat. She was in the cart thing. I was too tired, so the nurse ran interference with the oldtimers. She was the best nurse ever. Seriously. I was spazzing over not having enough milk for Lily and having to break down and use formula. She looked me in the eye and said whatever decision I made for my family was the right one. *sniffle* That comment has really helped me over the years. Mostly when I give Lily ice cream for dinner. ha!

But anyway, when the heck am I going to have this baby???!!!

Ugh

Well, I'm definitely not feeling great today. I don't know what that means. In the last two weeks I was pregnant with Lily, I slept 9 hours a night with 2 to 3 hour naps each day. Now, I'm lucky if I get two hours of sleep at a stretch. I mean at night. :P My stomach (and other parts) are so off today. I just wish there was some kind of formula. 24 hours of nausea X weeks pregnant = however many hours til labour starts. Obviously, this formula has flaws but I just wish there was some kind of rule. And there isn't so, sigh.

I'm trying to get some last minute things done. Vacuuming, laundry, dishes. Just in case the rescue squad has to bust down the door, I don't want them to think I'm messy. Cuz that's what's important, right?

Here's what's important:

And I hope #2 gets here soon. (In case you guys get confused - that's an old pic of Lily after she was born)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Directions

So last night, I asked Lily to take her bowl of strawberries to the kitchen sink. This is a pretty simple request that she can handle. This morning, I didn't see said bowl in sink. No big deal, I thought, it's somewhere. To be fair to Lily, I didn't say WHICH kitchen sink.



I'm having an okay day today. I had bad insomnia last night, so I got Lily up extra early and we were able to have a morning nap. It refreshed me enough to run out and do some errands. I'm not sure if it was that weird movie or just all the things I have coming up in the next couple of weeks.

Also, please note g-pa that Lily has told me that she wants to see "dada", a few times this week. Then she mentions Memo, but she always says dada first. :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Weird

I'm about to watch Tideland, about which I've read some really mixed reviews. I'm also not so sure that I'm going to keep down my fried chicken. I'm so ready to have this kid. I know they say that babies are easier to take care of inside, but my insides are pleading uncle. The baby seat has been cleaned up and it's ready to go. It's been tough keeping Lily out of it.

Anyway, since I can't keep my mind on anything I think I'll just post some pictures.






Today at the Doctor's Office

Me: Lily look at the pictures of the cute babies! *pointing to the wall*

Lily: Awwww, cute babies. I don't want one.

Me: hrmph



I'm not much more dilated but the effacing has started and I was in a lot of GI distress this morning so my body's starting to prep itself. whew I almost cried talking to the dr this morning because I was sure my water had broken. She did a few tests and no. It's part of the "cleaning". eww

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Baby Zombie

Lily and I had a lot of errands to run today. At first, I thought we'd have a fun day out and then I remembered the three things that I forgot to do last week. :P So Lily bit me. On the leg. At the bank. Good grief. Pedro made us breakfast this morning so it's not like she wasn't fed. Sigh.

We managed to get everything done today. Poor Lily was so tired she took her blankies in the grocery store with her and tried to settle down in the cart. I could relate - trust me. I was just sitting here thinking "let's go baby, it's time to come out". Strangely enough, nothing happened. :P

Also, is anyone else looking forward to Evil Snow, or Snow Dead, or Dead Snow. Whatever it's called. The zombie Nazi comedy/horror film with Jim Carrey? It's funny that yesterday I was complaining to a friend about how much I hate romantic comedies. How I find them unrealistic. But zombie movies are awesome! I think they cater to an under used, extremely violent part of my brain, that wants to go around crushing skulls. And hey they're already dead!

Also, the hospital admissions people had better start answering the phone or I may pretend they're all zombies.... ooh Maybe they are. The apocalypse has started!

whew

I feel like I'm edging ever so much closer to my due date. I get so excited when my back hurts - it can be a precursor to labour? But then the pain goes away. Sigh.

I can't remember if I mentioned what Lily does in the car. I try to keep a soft blanket in there. I noticed when we drove to NC how nice it was to have something to snuggle with when trying to rest/sleep. So when Lily and I come home in the afternoons from a long day out, I hear her take off her shoes and fling them to the side, then she grabs the blanket and tucks it in all around her. :) It's adorable. I honestly take such pleasure in watching her pamper herself. You know?

I'm trying to organize my shopping trip but my brain is just not cooperating. I think I'll just have to saddle up and see where we go. I wanted to get some cheap sheets at Target, but then I really looked closely at them and thought, those are so ugly. AND I have some pillow cases from there that are pilling! Isn't that the word? Getting those ugly little bumps. Which are not comfy to sleep on. So sorry, Target, I'll be getting my sheets from BB&B. Where they seem to understand a girl's need for comfort. hmpf (And I have a coupon) ha!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sometimes

I feel good. Like right now, #2 isn't squishing the heck out of some internal organ, I've been snacking on some rather yummy triple creme brie, and Lily's actually been listening to me today. I feel... calm? Satisfied? Unworried? I'm not like this often and I have a pork tenderloin to deal with momentarily.

Since I haven't taken any new pictures lately (not sure where the camera is) I thought I'd put up some pics that Stacy took of us. I've added a few more things to my hospital bag: swimming suit (they have jacuzzi tubs - not 4 birthing), hair bands and deodorant. I know, I'm so glamorous. Doesn't Lily look cute though? I love her in brown and pink for some reason. Maybe because it's cute but not too girly?

We're still no closer on a name for #2. I remember someone telling me about a couple they knew that still hadn't named their baby a month after it was born. I thought, jeesh, slackers. Now I'm worried that I might be in the same boat. I do like the name Celeste. Pedro said it reminded him of the freezer section. Sigh.

Please note: if you want your fancy French brie to last a while, do not have it out when your hungry husband gets home.