Monday, February 27, 2006

Busy life...

I know it has been a few days since I wrote. I have been keeping very busy, you know with a newborn and all. I also have my cousin Jennifer here. She came in last Wednesday and is staying until this Friday. The airline lost her bag, and still has not found it. As of midnight tonight, they will be paying her up to $1,200 for the value contained in her bag. She does not think that will cover it all though. She had gifts for Gabby, and a bunch of her expensive clothes and shoes, and a $200 hair straighter. So, besides all of that, things have been calm around here. Gabby is a great baby! She wakes up to eat and poop, and then goes back to sleep. My mom is very much in love with her, and I have nick named her the baby hog! I really have to fight to hold my own baby when I am at my parents house.

I should be going, Gabby sounds like she is about to wake up to eat. I hope everyone is well!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

One week old!

Well, my little bundle of joy is already a week old! I can't believe how fast the time has been going by! She is such a sweet baby, only cries when I don't start feeding her on time. She is a lot like her daddy in that she is very gassy! She actually just fell asleep in my arms.... And she is still passing gas!
We have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl, to love, adore and cherish forever! God is so awesome to entrust Chris and me with a precious gift like this. We plan to do all we can to bring her up in the faith.
There is nothing greater than the feeling of a baby breathing against your chest! Added to that, the fact that the baby belongs to you, and you have the great responsibility of keeping that breath in the child.
Ok, I am done babbling now... I just wanted to share the joys I have experienced in being a new mommy!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

No touchy my baby! We have pictures... not a whole lot... but we have pictures! Gabriella's Pictures

Friday, February 17, 2006

A few pictures

Ok... I am still in the hospital, and typing on a floating flat screen so this will be short. Click on the link below to see pictures my parents took when they visited last night. Gabriella was about 12 hours old.

Gabriella's 1st day

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wont be home till Saturday...

I just wanted to let everyone know that mommy and baby are healthy and well. Gabriella was born today (Thursday, February 16) at 8:15am. She weighed 7lb 1oz and she was 18 1/2 inches long. Mommy is glad she got the epidural, it made things go much smoother! I need to be going... it is hard to type on a floating flat screen. Thank you for playing the quessing game, but you all lost.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Here's the deal...

Ok, so I want everyone to predict when the baby is coming (date and time). I also want you to tell if you think it is a boy or a girl. And just for grins, tell me how big the baby will be. Reply to this blog with your prediction, and we shall see who wins! (Original due date was March 2nd, however the doctor said a few weeks ago that she was thinking sometime in mid February.)

Monday, February 13, 2006

Is it weird that the one thing I have craved this pregnancy is gummy bears?

Gummy Bears

You may be smooshie and taste unnatural, but you're so darn cute.

Two baby showers... Lots of stuff!

Well, I did not even think about posting this, but since Kayla asked... Here goes...

After two showers, one at work and one with family and friends, so far I have:

* A gazillion onesies
* A bazillion sleepers
* Loads of receiving blankets
* 4 bath towels with wash cloths
* A bath robe and slippers, which also came with wash cloths
* 6 bottles of baby shampoo
* 6 bottles of baby lotion
* 6 bottles of baby oil gel (lavender)
* 6 bottles of baby wash
* 6 tubes of baby balmex
* 1 package of diapers
* baby bath tub
* bath toys
* bath toy net
* 2 baby books
* full Toronto Maple Leafs Outfit (onesies, booties, hat)
* full Toronto Argonauts Outfit (onesies, booties, hat)
* a few toys
* 2 hand made blankets (my mom made one, and a lady at my church made the other)
* $$$$$$$ (being used to buy the Travel System)
* a bunch of baby toiletries
* 1 orthodontic pacifier
* 1 package of invisible outlet plugs
* a travel swing
* a nursing pillow

I'm sure I forget something. And I had a bunch of people calling me soon after the shower was over, asking what I still needed, and telling me they were sorry they had missed it. This baby will be set (if the cat will stay out of the crib!)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

37 week preggo, and the Doctor say...

Well, I have to say, my experience at the doctor today was not like any other. Those of you who have had kids can relate... She tested to see how dilated I am, it was uncomfortable! Not only how it felt, but also because she had a med student and the MA in there. I can understand the Med Student, because they have to learn somehow, but the MA has never stayed in there when I was with the doctor. So, yea, it was weird. Ok, so the moment you have all been waiting for.... I am only 2cm dilated, however, she seems to think this baby will be here between now and next Wednesday. She said if she does not see me in Labor and Delivery before Wednesday, the 15th, she will see me in her office that day. Good times! I now know where L&D is, so Chris and I don't have to ask questions when we get there, we can just go... And my doctor rocks! She said that the hospital will call her the minute I am admitted! No matter what time of day and what she is doing, she will be on her way! This is the kind of doctor I want to have!

On another note, my long term sub spent the day in the classroom with me and the class today. I let her teach a couple things to get a feel for the group, and she loved it! She will be awesome with them, and I am so glad the respected her right away. Yeah!

Well, I think that is it for today. Hope all is well with all of you.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Been busy...

Sorry I have not posted, but Tammy, you have a lot of room to talk ;)

I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon, so when I get home from that, I will post what is going on. I am trying to get all my lesson plans done at least through my maternity leave, that way I don't have to make trips to the school just to write plans for the sub. I have been bringing work home every night for the past week. I still have a lot more to do, so pray for me! Well, I need to get to bed. Till next time...

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Sorry Tammy, not yet...

As much as I wish that Tammy's prediction was correct, I am here to report that we still have no baby... I have not even had a false labor visit to the hospital. I see the doctor again on Wednesday and I can tell y'all more then. I plan to ask her what is going on. I figured she would tell me without having to ask if I was dilated or anything like that. I don't feel like calling, I am just weird like that, so y'all can waite till Wednesday, unless baby comes before then. I am exactly 4 weeks away from the original due date, and 2 weeks away from the current due date, so we shall see. My right ankle is soooooooooooo swollen, it feels like it may explode any minute now, and I taught from my desk most of the day! I am trying to limit my standing as much as possible... wrong profession! Well, I guess that is about it for now. Hope everyone is doing well!