Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We're Surviving!

Week one down, and a life time to go! I've had so much help from friends and family, so I'm feeling really good! I'm lucky to have a mellow baby. Aubrey is sweet and so lovable! I know everyone always says this, but it's amazing how much you can love someone you just met! I already can't imagine life with out her.

She loves to eat, and looks several pounds bigger already. I tried putting on an outfit on her on Sunday, and there was no way it was going to fit, so I know she's bigger. Nights are going well, she's up between 2 and 3 times but goes to bed right after, so I feel fortunate for that as well. Parker is our crappy sleeper! He's up multiple times a night and wakes up ready for the day by 6:30. It is in sane.
The best part about having a girl, is the cute outfits you can change her in to daily! She was wearing the cutest outfit this morning, and she pooped through the first one, so DARN! I had to change her in to another CUTE outfit!

Thanks Amy! I couldn't wait any longer to put her in it!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Welcome Baby Aubrey!

She is here! Shortly after my last post, we headed to the Dr. and I was checked again, and he stripped my membranes. The chance for induction was looking slim, so he suggested I walk around to try and go in to labor on my own. He said not to eat anything because I'd most likely go in to labor in the next little bit. I was starving though, I didn't eat breakfast thinking I'd get in that morning. Anyway, so Matt and I left and went to eat some lunch. At lunch, the hospital called and said they had room and to come on over. We ate fast and got there by about 1:30. She started the pitocin around 2:00, my Dr. broke my water around 2:30, and then we waited. The anesthesiologist was super busy that day, so my constant requests for an epidural were unsuccessful, and he didn't get there until close to 4:00. By then I was at an 8 and dying. I was in so much pain (you ladies that go natural, way to go...it's not in the cards for me. I don't know how you do it!). Anyway, by 4:15 I was feeling great, and she was born at 4:56. I pushed just a few times. It was a great delivery. She is super cute, and reminds us a lot of Amber, but she has a lot of differences too. She's super chubby, which I LOVE. She weighed 8 pounds 8 oz., and was 20 inches long. She so far is super mellow, loves to eat and suck her binki. I had a great two days at the hospital, but am happy to be home. I'm feeling good now (however, Grandma still has Amber & Parker, so chaos will arrive soon!). Matt has a few days off next week which will be very helpful. Anyway, we're loving this new baby. We named her Aubrey Joyce.

Parker isn't too sure of this new addition. Amber is in heaven though, and loves to hold her. She's already made a set of rules about Aubrey (one of which is she eats only milk).

Friday, January 16, 2009

One Last Look

Here I am, the last picture before this baby is born! I'm supposed to be induced now, but they are backed up at the hospital, so I may have to wait until this afternoon, or maybe even tomorrow! Yikes! But I'm going in to the hospital now, my Dr. will strip my membranes, and we'll see if that gets me started on my own. How depressing! I had the whole weekend mapped out with who was taking my kids when. It's just my luck! Anyway, here is one last photo of me, the next post will be tons of this new baby! Hopefully she comes today!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

More of the Belly!!!

I have to post these pictures before it's too late! I can't believe I only have two weeks left! Christmas/December was IN SANE! There is a ton to post about, so hopefully over the next few days I can get caught up. So for now, all who are interested in the size of my belly...enjoy!!! As I've said MANY times before, these pictures are more for me than anyone, I love to document the size by week. I only wish I shrunk as fast as I grew!

35 Weeks

36 Weeks

38 Weeks