Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Getting the Hang Of It

I am getting used to this being a mommy thing. Took me a little while to remember I have a child I need to care for and that I can't just run to the drugstore without orchestrating a game plan as to how I will do so with Sonya around her sleeping, eating and getting changed. I have made a couple of trips out of the house by myself so far. Once she gets into her car seat she either zones out or just falls asleep.

Either way, I am loving being a mommy. Even with the lack of sleep, sore boobs and inhaled meals in between 2 minute naps, I think I am getting the hang of it.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Sore Boobs and Being a Mommy

Okay, who forgot to tell me that your nipples get so freaking sore in the beginnings of breastfeeding? Seems like little Sonya is a little barracuda therefore each initial latch on is quite painful and causing strained facial expressions on my part. Oh well, the pain is worth it. I do think they are slowly beginning to get better.

Today is the first day on my own. Hubbs had to go to a couple of meetings so I am alone with the little peanut. So far, I have had a cup of coffee, breakfast and even squeezed in a magazine read, but still no shower. The shower can wait. I have changed about 15 ass-plosion diapers, this girl really knows how to drop bass!

Yesterday we ventured out to Target together. I just was not confident enough to go by myself with the little one. I keep on worrying that she will wake up mid-shopping demanding the boob. So the Hubbs came along to steer the cart and watch over little Sunshine. Hopefully within the next few days I will be okay with starting to run errands on my own.

Lucy and Patty don't know what to think about this new addition to the home. Lucy had sneaked in a couple sniffs and licks but for the most part, she is staying away. Patty is pretty butt hurt that someone else has taken her place as a snuggle partner. She will not even jump on the couch if we are on it. I hope she comes around soon as I do like snuggling with the kitty.

Another interesting thing about postpartum is the amount you sweat. I seriously break out in a sweat throughout the night and most of the time when I am breastfeeding. I think I have sweat my pregnancy weight away. Just shows how much fluid you retain.

I am working on Sonya's birth story but with my pace around here, it will not be up for a couple of days. In the meantime, I am going to go back to snuggling with my girl.

Monday, November 17, 2008

In Love

Words can not express how much I am in love with our little girl. She is so perfect and cute, I could stare at her all day long. Since being home, the days have flown by. Been trying to learn the ropes of this whole parenting thing. Now I know what lack of sleep really feels like, but it is so totally worth it. I love her so much.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

She's Here!

Sonya Dixie arrived Friday November 11th at 9:55 p.m. She weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz. and is 20.5 inches long. She had some fluid in her lungs so she had to stay in the NICU for the first three days. We went home on Monday. It was such an emotional experience that I will go into later when I have more time! I am SOOOOO happy to be home with her and I love her so much. Hubbs and I are smitten!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Random Thoughts

First I would like to say how glad I am that the election is over. I was so tired of seeing all of those proposition ads on t.v., it was just getting to be too much. Especially in between watching The Office and Grey's Anatomy.

I am also happy and hopeful about our new president. This is a very moving moment and I am glad to say I took part in this history making election.

Hubbs woke up today with the nesting bug. He finished putting together the Rainforest Bouncer which I attempted at assembling the other day. Mid way through I realized that our child would be sitting on this and I did not want to be responsible for any chair collapse so I left it for the technical mind of the hubbs where I knew it would be put together securely.

Meanwhile I am trying to get all of the laundry finished so that when we get home from the hospital I won't have to go searching for a pair of clean socks. I'm determined to have the house super clean so that when I get home I will be comfortable. I also stocked our house with antibacterial soaps so I can make sure all visitors have snot free hands when they visit and want to hold the baby.

My mom will be staying with us for a week after the baby is born. She lives locally but it will be easier if she just stays with us to assist in late night wake ups if need be. She is the best cook in the world so I can not wait to have her busting out some Paula Deen style recipes for us.

I am so excited that tomorrow is the day! Hopefully I will be able to sleep tonight because I know my body will need to rest up!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I Voted and An Update

Just voted, will be dropping off my ballot this morning. Whoo Hoo! Such an exciting election.

So went to the doctor yesterday. If this little one does not come naturally within the next couple of days, I will be induced on Friday morning. Since I am dilated 2-3 cm. and 75%-80% effaced, my doctor says I look good. I am tired of waiting, I want a safe birth and healthy baby! Until then, I guess I will continue my walking, eating spicy food, etc.

I will continue to fill my days with baking, movie watching and maybe even some shopping!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Yup, no action this weekend. Just the usual contractions here and there and ridiculous indigestion and running to the bathroom, but all in all, I am fine! Going to the doctor today to see what the next step is in getting this labor on the way.