Friday, March 30, 2012

On to week 2 of Mommyhood!

I can't believe my little Peanut is going to be 3 weeks old on Monday! Time feels like it is flying by already :(

This week has been a lot easier on us...I think we are finally settling into a routine, which is nice. I'm getting used to Cole's feeding schedule (which generally is about every 3 hours give or take a bit) and I'm learning how long it takes to get ready to head out with a baby. Breast feeding is still well...what it is lol...I've kind of come to terms with the fact that it just isn't meant to be with us and have resorted to pumping and feeding him that and the odd time throwing in a bottle of formula to give myself a rest. I figure I will continue this process for a few more months and then I might switch to formula exclusively. Cole will have benefited from my antibodies and other good stuff for a few months, so I don't feel like I've cheated him out of anything.

We met our pediatrician this week :) She seems really nice and was really happy with how Cole is doing so far. He is weighing in at just over 8lbs now, so he has surpassed his birth weight, which makes me happy! He has started staying awake for longer periods of time between feedings, especially in the evenings when Daddy gets home.

Sometimes when I am just sitting here by myself, Cole is sleeping and Mike is at work...I find the concept of me being a mom so crazy. I can't believe that I have reached this point in my's so exciting and scary and wonderful all at the same time. I love this little person so much and I don't even really know him all that well yet. Well...until next weeks rambles...take care!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Week 1 of Mommyhood

So....after that last post I ended up going into labour and Cole arrived on Monday afternoon at 1:52pm. I honestly had no signs or symptoms all day long on Sunday. I painted my nails and toe nails, showered, went for a big walk with the dog and sat outside with the neighbours...then the minute I go to bed for the night, the contractions started! Overall it was a fairly quick labour for my first child. My water broke at 3:30am and I was fully dilated by 11:30ish but didn't start pushing until a bit later.

Cole is doing well...I had to stay an extra day in the hospital because his bilirubin was high, meaning he was at risk for phototherapy for jaundice. We ended up having to go back for 2 days for more blood tests and finally yesterday my family doctor said that as long as he was eating, sleeping and doing his business regularly that he should be fine, if I get worried to head in to see him right away. Cole weighed 7lbs 8oz when he was born and is sitting at 7lbs 3oz now.

Being a mom has been good so far. I've had a lot of help from Mike this past week with keeping the house together, cooking, shopping, etc. He has also been super supportive of everything...I've had a hard time with breast feeding and he has come to all of our appts at the hospital and doctors office so far. He has also gotten up with me a couple of nights this week when he knew I was having a hard time. I feel like the house has a revolving door these past few days and it has been quite tiring.

I'll try to keep this updated as much as possible...but things are going to get busy so I'll do my best!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I can almost see the light...

So I'm about 39 weeks pregnant...the finish line is within sight, yet still feels so far away. This week is my last week of work. To be honest, I'm kind of hoping that he decided to show up one night or day this week so that I don't have to sit around waiting for him once work is finished. Everything is pretty much done around here while we await his arrival. I'm going to do some laundry today and Mike is going to vacuum and hang up the pictures in the nursery today and then we should be finished :) As anxious as I feel about meeting him finally, I'm looking forward to finally holding him in my arms and having the next year off to spend with him.

I went to a friend's b-day party last night...and I'm definitely paying for it this morning. My knees and calves feel swollen this morning and I kind of feel like I've been hit by a bus...but it was a fun night and one of the last I'll probably have before the baby is I'm going to suck it up and head out for hangover breakfast with Mike this morning :) Then I won't lie...I'll probably spend the majority of the day on the couch watching movies on demand.

Hopefully my next blog will be announcing his arrival...if not then I'll keep you all posted!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Time is Ticking Away...

How far along? 38 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: haven't gained anymore since my last doctor's visit...sitting at the 23lb mark

Maternity clothes? sadly...all of my maternity clothes are becoming too shirts all feel too short and my pant bands are too tight pants and oversized shirts it is!

Stretch marks? No

Sleep: some nights I sleep...other nights not so much...I toss and turn all night long trying to get comfortable

Best moment this week: finishing up the nursery!

Have you told family and friends: Yes!

Miss Anything? my sleep...but that's about it

Movement: he never stops lol...the OB asked how his movements were and I told her he is always moving (hasn't slowed down at all!!) and then she proceeded to take his heartbeat and had a hard time because he was moving around so much

Food cravings: sour cherry blasters and banana popcicles...andddd McDonald's french fries lol

Anything making you queasy or sick: letting myself get too hungry

Have you started to show yet: I feel like a belly is so big now...I go to do things and bump it on things

Gender: boy :)

Labor Signs: still head down...the Braxton Hick's contractions are picking up this week too

Belly Button in or out? kind of out? still kind of just flat...

Wedding rings on or off? off this week...the swelling has kicked in in both my legs and hands...guess I should feel lucky that I made it this far before it started

Happy or Moody most of the time: happy but uncomfortable

Weekly Wisdom: time to slow down...I can't move around like I used to and my body will hurt if I attempt to

Looking forward to: meeting our little guy :)