Sunday, August 26, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Speaking of too big, I tried on my work pants, and luckily they fit again. I washed them today, so I am ready for work next week. I am excited about going back to work, I just hope I am really busy and don't have time to miss Summer that much. I think on Monday I will make Kris take some pictures of Summer and I, I will finally look decent, I will have my hair fixed, I will put on make-up and have on nice clothes. I guess it has been nice 6 week break, I have really enjoyed it, but I don't think I could stay home for much longer.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The pregnancy: My pregnancy was a challenge in the beginning, as soon as I found out I was pregnant, I became deathly ill. I ended up missing about a month of work, and for the first 20 weeks I lived on unisom and B6 to help me cope. For the last 20 weeks, I switched my unisom and B6 for tums! At around 15 weeks my morning sickness really went away, and I had a great time for the rest of the pregnancy up until I hit the final month, and they discovered my blood pressure was high, and the baby was breach. I started going to the hospital twice a week for monitoring in the end, and it was a pain. Towards the very end, the last weeks, I had trouble walking and breathing, it definitely was a lot harder to make it to work and get around. Now that it is over, and I have had Summer, I just might do it again some day.
The birth: I knew I would more than likely have a c-section because Summer was breach, and I was scheduled to go in on the 24th, they were first going to attempt to turn her again, and if they were successful, I would be induced, if not, I would have a c-section. On the 13th, my water naturally broke, so my c-section ended up being an emergency. I am actually glad it happened this way, I did not have time to worry about what was going to happen.
The recovery: I have to admit, having a c-section (even an emergency) was a lot easier than I thought, and probably a lot easier than a natural delivery. I had a spinal block (and it did not hurt) and I really did not have any pain afterwards. I was on percocet the next day, then switched to motrin, and that was all I needed. I delivered on a Friday, and on Monday I was walking around Target shopping with my mom. It took some time to recovery physically, near the end of the pregnancy I was so out of shape, that just walking short distances made me out of breath, but if I ever do it again, I will definitely not fear a c-section.
Your new body: I have lost all of my pregnancy weight, all 26 pounds. I have a nice scar across my lower abdomen, but my swim suit covers and it really doesn't look bad, it is healing nicely. I did not get stretch marks on my stomach, I did get them on my *** (uh I hope they go away) and I still have the nice brown line on my stomach, I hope that goes away too. My belly button looks a little funky now, but it may look better with time. I was able to put my belly ring back in with no problem. Overall I got lucky how my body handled the pregnancy and looks, my stomach is not as firm as it was, but with a little work, I can probably get it back into shape (if I find time!)
Your baby: I am so lucky, Summer is one of those easy going babies. I don't know why I got to be so lucky, but she never really cries, and I can put her down to sleep and she can be awake and eventually get herself to sleep. When she wakes up from a nap, she will give us a few yells to let us know she is hungry, and once she was in her swing and she must have had a bad dream because she just started crying, but otherwise, she is really great, and the whole experience has been a lot easier than my husband and I expected.
Regrets: Breast feeding did not work out for me, Summer was a "lazy" baby and all she wanted to do for the first 24 hours was sleep, so she didn't latch, I became frustrated and didn't think she was getting enough food, then I started pumping, but never got more than an ounce, so I gave into formula, I do feel bad, and wish it would have been easier, but once again, if I ever do this again, I will know more about what to do, and I will definitely try again.
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Yesterday we went to Babies R Us and I picked up a nursery rhyme book. I really can't believe how many I didn't remember, or had wrong. I have read it to her a few times, but I can't wait until she starts looking at the pictures with me. She is such a great baby :o)
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Summer turned 1 month yesterday, and we took her to get her "professional" pictures taken. She was asleep, but we were able to wake her up. She did really good, she wasn't fussy, but she didn't look where she was suppose to look, she kept looking up at the bright lights. She really loves looking at the lights (windows, bulbs, etc). We got some really cute pictures, her fancy dress and black patent shoes, her diaper shot, and a couple other outfits. They should be ready in about two weeks, I can't wait! Yesterday we also found Summer's first freckle or mole, on her abdomen, a little brown dot, very cute! Neither of us have a mark in that area, so I guess hers is unique to her. I was wondering when she would start getting moles or freckles, since I have a zillion and Kris has a few.
Summer went swimming in a pool for the first time this past Saturday at the Springstons. They keep the water nice and warm, over 90, and Summer loved the water. She didn't enjoy the bright sun so her eyes were closed most of the time, and we kept her under an umbrella, but she loved the water and just relaxed as I drug her through the water. They don't make the little swimmers in her size, so we put it on over her diaper (double protection right) as as she was getting out, we took the swimmer off and then her diaper, and her diaper was full of poop!!!! but luckily none got in the pool, shew!
One month old already, time is passing so fast. Summer has tummy time each day, she is doing a great job picking up her head, she was standing for short periods today (while Kris was holding her up), she is eating about 4 ounces every 3-4 hours, she has limited her dirty diapers to one a day, instead of one after each feeding, she is definitely awake a lot more than before, all morning, in fact she is awake most of the day, maybe taking one or two naps. She doesn't bother either of us, she fits right in to our life, she lays on the bed while we watch tv, or she sits in our lap while we play eq, she is so calm and easy to take care of, we really got lucky! Here is a picture of her from yesterday, I had to get some face shots for her monthly picture frames, and this was one I took while she was hanging out in her rocker next to me on the computer.