Ahhhh, she is SO CUTE!! Your kiddos are just darling all 3 of them, love the hair You look wonderful and so happy! I hope you get a nap in, please don't stress about your birth story...we're not going anywhere.
I love the wrap, too. It makes my life so much easier. I hope you were able to get a nap!
Yeah, that nap never happened. But I got to put my feet up for a while and did two loads of laundry. I still need to write out my birth story. I will do that soon.
We are officially getting the keys to our new place on the 24th of this month. So 10 days from now. That can't come fast enough. We really appreciate our neighbors for letting us stay with them...but being crowded into two very small rooms in the basement this long is really getting hard. I can't wait to have our own place and space back...get started in our own new home, get the kids used to a normal routine and schedule again, be able to put all my time and attention on them, etc. I really can't wait to move.
It will be 3 1/2 weeks after having the baby and I know I shouldn't be lifting heavy things yet, but I am going to help DH load our bed mattreses and move them over there that day at least, so we can start sleeping there that night.
Jaedyn will be having her 2 week check up tomorrow. I am interested to see how much she has grown.
That's exciting that you will soon be move into your new house! I would be so impatient to be moved. Living in someone else's house is hard.
I hope you're healing quickly. It's difficult to take it easy when you have other kids to take care of.
Hi Ladies! Wow. I haven' been here for over 2 months. My life has been crazy. I still have NOT written my birth story. What is wrong with me? Sigh. So sorry about that. I will make time for that this weekend. I hope everyone is doing well. I haven't been here in so long, I have so much catching up to do. Having 3 kids is a lot of work.
Jaeda is doing well. At her 2 month appointment a few weeks ago, she was up to 11 lbs 3.5 oz and 23 1/2 inches. She is growing well. She loves to eat. She was sleeping with us every night but I wanted to break that habit for she got too old and it was harder, so 1 1/2 weeks ago we started having her sleep in her crib. She still cries sometimes, and more for naps then at night...but she is doing well. The first few days were the hardest. She now sleeps 5-6 hours at a time and usually only wakes up once or twice to eat in the night. So she will sleep from 8pm to 2am, then wake up and eat, then go back to bed until 6am or so. It is great! She is a good little sleeper at night.
I will write out my birth story and post it before the weekend is over. I have so much catching up to do!
Wow. I never got back here to write my birth story. I am so sorry. I am sure a lot of you have forgotten as I have. I will finally do it now. Don't know if it matters anymore but I want to finish my birth process in my lodge and have it for record keeping.
I will try to remember that day as best as I can 2 1/2 years later. We went into the hospital around 7am on Wednesday morning September 30, 2009. Filled out the paperwork and put on a gown, got situated, etc. My midwife came in around 9am and broke my water, then we got the pitocin going around 10:30-11. They had the pit on the highest dose they could give me and I was handling the contractions fine for the first couple hours. My mother arrived around 10am and was there with us the whole day. So it was me, my mom, and DH. I laboured on a birth ball, in a rocker, and in the bed.
Around 3pm, they checked me and I was progressed to a 6ish I believe...so the last few hours is when things moved quickly. Things started to get bad around 3:30-4pm. I was handling it, but it was tough. My midwife had them put a needle in me that stayed in my arm but the cord thing could be removed from the needle, so I could get up and walk around if I had to. So when I was hooked to that, I had the pit going in me, but when they unhooked it, it wasn't going in me. I thought that was nice that I had the option to get up and move around. I tried several different positions near the last hour. It was getting pretty unbearable for me. They kept readjusting the hospital bed so I could try different positions. My midwife wanted me to labour on my knees bent over, so I did that for a bit but that was hard.
I got to 9 1/2 cm for the last little bit and I was just desperate to start pushing. I was hoping I was complete but every time she checked me there was still a little bit of cervix left there. She really didn't want me to push with that there. She eventually asked me if I wanted her to help stretch me and get rid of that last little bit. I said yes, and man when she did it...wow! That hurt so bad!!! But it helped me get complete and I was able to start pushing. It only took me 7 minutes to push her out. And she was born at 6:22 pm. What a beautiful little girl she was and still is!
We recorded the whole thing and I love watching it and reminiscing. Overall, it was a great labour and delivery of our third child. No complications, did it all completely natural. So except for the intervention of the induction I did it all on my own. After, I always think, what was I thinking? But I always do it natural the next time around.
So other than being induced, the whole thing was great. She was able to latch on very quickly and nurse and be with me. They took her back to the nursery 1 1/2-2 hours after she was born, and had her back by 9ish. Enough time for DH to say goodbye to her and make sure we were both okay for the night before he went home to try and get some sleep before starting his job the very next day. I was alone in the hospital for the next two days except for when I had visitors and DH came back the next morning before work and brought me flowers, and came back that night, and then took us home on Friday. The kids came to see her on Thursday also and they fell in love instantly. All those pics I posted of them first meeting her are so precious and I love to look at them.
It was funny, I let the nursery take her the first night so I could get some sleep and asked them to please page me and wake me up if they needed to bring her up to nurse, and after only 2 hours they woke me up and the nurse said she was hungry. She brought her to me and she said she tried to soothe Jaeda but couldn't get her to sleep or be content. She just wanted to be with me. As soon as they handed her to me she was happy. So she became a mamas girl from the first night. And pretty much slept with me the whole time we we are the hospital.
She is such a precious little girl now. So smart and fun! She didn't start walking until about 14 months, but then started talking only 1 month later. She talks so well for her age and was speaking in sentences at 18 months. We can't imagine our lives without her. So happy to have her in our family.
Anyway, I am sorry that this has taken so ridiculously long to post. I can't believe I never posted it. I am having baby #4 in August and that is what brought me back to the boards. I love being back and seeing you all! I wish I had been here more often in between but having 3 kids has been so busy, but so rewarding. I am glad to be back. And I promise I will do a better job at finishing my birth story this time around. Thanks for taking the time to read this if you did.