Friday, December 25, 2009

Sweet Present

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

Ok, I have major news to report but before I forget this I need to quote Stinx.

"Mom, you are beautiful"

"Mom, you are the princess and I am the King"

So on with the news!

Today I brought home the sweetest Christmas gift!!! A beautiful baby girl!!! As for now her nickname will be Bitta (that's a Stinx thing). She was born on Christmas Eve at 10:54 am. She weighed 7lbs 10 3/4 oz and was 19.5 inches long. The birth was really awesome! I still can't believe I did it! It was a great experience. It literally was the perfect hospital VBAC.

It's so nice to finally meet my little girl! I'll add some pics later.

Monday, December 21, 2009

One more post

Baby girl still hasn't made an outside arrival yet. So I figured I would post some of the prenatal pictures I had done a week and a half ago. I was 38ish weeks. I am really happy with the pictures. My friend Courtney did them for me. We've known each other since we were 6 years old! She does photography on the side (she's an ICU nurse). She took our wedding pictures and some belly pictures when Joel was in the womb. It's pretty cool that she's been able to photograph a lot of our special moments in life. If anyone is interested in seeing some of her other photos click here.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Last post?

Stinx was in quite the "mow-e" mood today. Which in the Keith language means "cuddly". He kept giving the baby hugs. It was pretty cute. Hopefully he'll want to be gentle and cuddly once she's here too. Which won't be too much longer. I am due in just 3-4 days. This very well could be my last blog post before she arrives.. and then who knows when I'll get around to posting once she is here. I imagine the first little while I will be busy sleeping and feeding her doucies and changing those cute itty bitty diapers...
We still haven't decided on a name. I feel terrible about this. I never thought we'd leave it this long. But maybe we just need to see her first. I have 2 thoughts on this.
a) she won't arrive until we pick a name
b) a name won't arrive until she does
So meh... I guess we'll figure something out eventually.
I am trying not to be too anxious about her coming. Earlier this week I was getting really panicky about her arrival. I think in part because I had Stinx at exactly 39 weeks.. and I am now past that point. I was also obsessing about induction. I'm worried that the longer I go the more interventions will take place. I talked to my doula though and she basically told me to chill out and take each day as it comes. And she's right. There is nothing I can do. This is just totally out of my control. This baby girl will come when she is ready! And imo, in God's perfect timing.
Stinx and I have had lots of special moments in the last couple weeks. I have really been enjoying my only child while I can. We went on an awesome date last week to Humpty's. We had a very delicious meal: the waffle dream (waffle with ice cream). Yummo! As a family we went to the zoo's Christmas special event, Zoolites. That was pretty cool. Tonight we drove around the city looking at different Christmas light displays.
Well there is more I wanted to say but I am getting tired and should be off to bed now. Hopefully my next post will be the announcement of our new baby girl.. and hopefully she'll have a name.

A Lovely Gift!

Michelle from A Lovely Start dropped off the sweetest gift for me today!!! She made my baby girl a super cute newborn pocket diaper!! Red with black snaps! She had remembered from a conversation we had long ago about how I loved the ladybug colors for diapers. Gush! And then, on top of that, she made me an awesome matching wet bag!! I am soo excited to use these. I feel so spoiled! Michelle rocks!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Lately Stinx has been saying some pretty cute and comical things. I keep meaning to get a little journal to log the quotes in but I haven't remembered to yet. So instead I will post them here until I get the journal.

"I love your doucies" - Said while I was having a bath...

"I like your doucies" - Said while cuddling.

I find the doucies comments funny because he's been weaned for 5 months. I ask him if he remembers nursing and he doesn't seem to have a clue. He knows thats what they are for and knows they have milk in them, but doesn't seem to remember using them..

Then today Dad and I were talking about what we'll have for supper and Joel requested perogies. He then said, "I love perogies. They're cuddly. Just like my blanket".

I may have already commented on this last one in the blog but just in case... When I ask him what we should name the baby he says "monster".

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Getting there

Finally life has slowed down for a little while. I finished my last craft fair and did better than expected. I was hoping to reach 2-3 sales but managed to sell 12 nerdsicles! So I was happy with that outcome. I've retired the sewing machine for an indefinite amount of time.

I spent the past week doing some nesting, relaxing and some reading.

My cousin also threw me a Blessingway which was really nice. It was nice getting together with the mama's closest to me. It was nice to hear their blessings for me, the baby and the birth. They also pampered me with lovely things like bath salts and lotions. I'm not much of a bather but since getting this nice bath stuff I've enjoyed 2 lovely baths. Ahhh. Must do more often.

I've been trying to get through the Birthing From Within book as well as the Your Best Birth book. I'm feeling more confident the closer I get to my due date. I have roughly 17 days left, give or take.

Two of my close friends gave birth to their 3rd babies this week. I am sooo excited for both of them! Both had little girls. Guess I am just waiting for my own wee girl to come along.

We STILL haven't decided on a name yet... I can't believe nothing seems right yet. I am praying the right name will come to us soon.

As for weather here - it's been blizzarding! Stinx and I have been in the house for the past 2 days. I'm starting to get some cabin fever.. but the roads are terrible and I don't really have anywhere to go. Tomorrow we will go see in the in-law's for supper so that will be a nice break from our place and hopefully the roads will be much better.