Saturday, March 29, 2008

Okay okay - I will update!

Either I am a freakish 16 days overdue OR I am just really bad at updating.... And yes - I am just really that bad at updating. But I have good reason! I have a 2.5 week old baby at home now! Thats right - Miss Elliette Elizabeth Thacker was born on March 13th - Her ACTUAL due date - how cool is that? She wieghed in at 6lbs. 15ozs. and was 20 inches long. She is as cute as a button and I can't believe how much she has changed in the last 2 weeks. I can only imagine it goes faster after this.

I am breastfeeding away and therefore not sleeping AT ALL. I am considering breaking out the pump today and trying my hand at milking myself to see if I can get any worthwhile sleep during the night. I know they say you should wait until 4 weeks before you pump - but I fear if I wait until then I will have died from sleep deprivation. My Midwife says it's okay so I will take her word for it. Missy Mis-demenor is a pro nurser so I can't imagine she will have any issues with nipple confusion and whatnot.

So what is it like? It's awesome! I can't even put it into words what it feels like to have a part of you looking into your eyes and screaming! And when she is not screaming - she is so totally cute and perfect. She does scream a lot however. I think that she may be hitting a developmental milestone - "sas-ass" since rounding the 2 week mark. Boy oh boy do we ever have our work cut out for us! I can't imagine what 13 will look like.....

Josh is doing great as a Dad. He LOVES changing diapers and having her suck on his finger while waiting for the boob. He also has an uncanny ability to beatbox dance with her that immediately calms her down. It's quite amazing. He has been working on a job pretty much the whole time since she has arrived - but it is finally over and he is taking an extra week off of work so we can all hang out with NO work interruptions. It will be so nice for him to have some extra time with her before he has to head back into the office. It's pretty crazy to watch someone you for so long have loved as a boyfriend, lover, etc turn into the father of your child. It is totally emotional and overwhelming. I am so proud of him and can't wait to see how thier relationship grows. She is a lucky little girl!

So now - I am sure all of you are wondering - okay - so how did it all go down? Birth story! Well - you will have to wait. I have written it down very loosly and still need to refine a few details. BUT - I will have it posted on my blog by next week - I SWEAR! Just know that we both came out very healthy and I am recovering great. I am actually only 6 lbs away from my Pre-pregnancy weight. And judging by the size of my boobs - I may be down a few extra from that! I do have some sweet looking flabby flab on the belly area from the C-Section, but let's not talk about that right now...

For now - enjoy this adorable photo of my angel and check out Josh's flickr page for more - http://www.flickr.com/photos/muzzfuzz/ (you may have to paste that into your browser --- cause I am lazy!)

Monday, March 03, 2008

We have hit Full Term and then some....

Wow - time has FLOWN by! Kidding. Actually it has not - I am just WAY to lazy these days! It's been almost 2 months since I have updated?!??! That is crazy.

SO yes - I am starting the 39th week nightmare that is pregnancy! It's been an official nightmare for only 2 weeks now. 39 weeks is WAY to long to have a baby in your belly. Seriously. Get out of my belly. NOW.

If you would have asked me 3 weeks ago - I would have had some funny cute remark about how I like her where she is! I can't imagine NOT being pregnant. And if she were to come out - I would have to be in LABOR and that would be torture - so she can just stay where she is!

Well torture? It had not reared it's ugly head quite yet in the form of 37 weeks pregnant. And here we are - 2 weeks AFTER torture began - and I am telling you - GET OUT OF MY BELLY! Seriously.

How do people manage to go over-due without going insane? I mean - cause I am still officially not even at my Due Date and life just seems to stand still and be painful. I have legs and feet all up in my rib cage. I have a HEAD in my pelvis. My lower back is screaming at me, sleeping is a joke, and walking in general is totally lame. I want to be able to sit upright again without feeling like I am going to pop my belly. I want to laugh and joke around without worrying that I MIGHT pee my pants! Most of all I just want to meet that little asshole who has been messin' with me these last few weeks...

2 weeks ago I was in the Doctor's office and she checked me and said "Wow! You are already 1 CM dilated and about 50% effaced! You are certainly NOT going to need to be induced! Your body is transsitoning into getting ready for this and I may even see you this weekend" So totally thinking that meant I was going to have a baby the next day - I packed every last thing I could imagine me needing for the labor process and 2 days in the hospital. 3 bags people. 3. 1 for me and Josh. 1 for Baby. And one specifically designated for Labor stuff. You all know that I am a producer - so believe me... I am prepared for ANYTHING.

I didn't go into labor that weekend - THANKS WHORE! But I figured that I would at LEAST by Wednesday. But still really nothing and then I had my next Doctor's appointment. I figured that even thought I was not in actual labor - that I would have at least progressed a CM or 2. She checked me again and says "Well, you are still at 1 CM and you have not effaced much more... Her head may have come down a few centimeters. I am sure you were hoping for more - but still it's looking good!"

Looking good? For WHO? GRRR.... So this whole time - I am thinking that I have got this one in the bag! This baby will be early - I can stop going to work! It's going to be PERFECT! Yeah... Not so much. I think I would be better able to handle this NOT knowing I am dilated at all. Now I just feel like a ticking time bomb just ready to go off at the most inopportune time. Like in Lunds. Or worse - at work. Which by the way - SUCKS having to go to.

I have my next appointment on Wednesday and some action better have happened down there or ELSE! I have nothing else to distract me! I have all my Thank You's written and sent out. I have all my announcements addressed and stamped just waiting for the picture. I have the room DONE. All the bags packed. Lists are checked off. Car seats are in the cars. Dogs have been groomed and the house is getting cleaned on Wednesday (by a cleaning lady - THANK GOD). I have NOTHING else I can do. Except maybe sleep. Yeah - maybe I should sleep more...

Josh has tried to "distract" me by buying a Playstation 3 but strangely enough - it hasn't really worked!? He went with me to buy a Breast Pump which I am sure was one of the highlights for him throughout this pregnancy. But I was able to justify my purchase of a Breast Pump with the promise of a trip to Best Buy. And since a Breast Pump is really one of those things that I have been wanting for personal party usage - it's only fair that Josh get the opportunity to buy a "big ticket item" as well. So we compromised and he got his Playstation 3 and I got my Breast Pump! I totally scored on that one - Don't tell Josh! Ahhhh boys....

Anyway - things are moving along. Except where they need to be at this point. Life keeps going. The anticipation grows more each day and I just try to smack it back down not trying to get my hopes up too high...

Send any good baby get out of my belly NOW thoughts my way!