Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Baby Smash

A couple nights ago Jason found this program and downloaded on both computers. Sophia is just under 5 months and goes crazy when I let her play. I especially love how she hits the keyboard and then looks at the screen.


video

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

NO MORE SWADDLE


This topic deserves its own post.
Sophia has become a master at rolling.. even while swaddled (scary) which has lead me to throwing our previous night time routine out the window.

Two nights ago we surrendered our what was life saving (or just sleep saving) Miracle Blanket to the tote filled with all Sophias 0-3 month clothes. Every night I would be a slave to it. She would gently fall asleep in my arms only to be woken up by me or Jason tightly and snugly tying her precious little arms down and wrapping her into a baby cocoon. Don't get me wrong it was a beautiful thing that Miracle Blanket - A Miracle really! A newborn likes the tight feeling like being in the womb. Its comforting and helps for sleeping.
Now that my newborn is more like a infant she has outgrown this phase.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009


Another busy year! Friends and family joined us again this year. Thanks for coming Jillian, Tim, Makayla, Stacey, Emily, Michelle, Mia, and Crytal. Oh and Happy 34th Tim.

Sophia's costume was a HIT to say the least.. I enjoyed listening to the comments from the parents passing by with there little tricker treaters. We perched Sophia on the front porch to hand out candy to the little ghouls and goblins in her Star Wars princess Lelia Costume.

Sophia - Born Saturday June 27th 2009.


Copied Birth Story.


Thursday June 25th I was just over 39 weeks along, I went to bed feeling "off" I had mega cramps and a little bleeding (mucus plug). Early Friday morning woke up and told DH I needed to go to the Hospital. We arrived around 7:30 after being assessed it was determined I was 2 cm. My OB was on duty that day (yippee) He said I could go home but I knew I was DONE with the whole 9 months of being pregnant deal. We decided I would be induced... Even though I heard/read that it wasn't the most pleasant process. So away we started with the pitocin drip. I was also put on antibiotics as I was Strep B positive. DH and I walked the hospital floor...and walked and walked nothing happened. I was expecting these huge overwhelming contractions but there was NUTTIN. Around 5 pm my OB came to check on me and I was a whopping 3cm - whoooopity friggin do. - He upped the Pitocin to the max and broke my water (not the most pleasant thing) almost immediately I became nauseous and felt some tightening in my stomach. Since I have the best OB on the planet he left strict instructions with the nurses to order any pain meds I wanted. So they went over the list from Demerol to the Epi. I already knew I would opt for the epi. Within 5 minutes I was whisked away to a labour and delivery suite... I will add every nurse I was in contact with were wonderful. They asked my husband to leave the room and the
Doctor on call began prepping me for the epi. OUCH and stung! It was so painful but once it was over with I felt wonderful
(During my last month I had a super sore back and was not sleeping well) The epi took all the pressure off my back and I drifted in and out of sleep. I felt like I was laying on a cloud. DH was so wonderful. He didn't leave my side until my nurse (Becky) told him to go and get some food as we were in for a long night. The birthing suites at my hospital are pretty nice. We had a beautiful view of the Bay of Quinte. DH and I had a lot in common with Nurse Becky. It helped pass the time talking about our gardens/dogs/the small town we all live in. Around 9:30 pm Friday afternoon 13 hours into the induction I was checked again. Still 3 cm and maxed out on pitocin... It looked like I was going to be booked for a "C" section. I was ok with this as I completely trust my OB and new he would make sure baby and me would be ok. He was called but apparently there was an emergency so we waited. Around 11:30 I began to feel pressure in my bum. I actually thought it was the epi wearing off. Becky checked me and I was 4 cm now... whohooo I could really feel the tightening of my belly (but no pain) between 11:30-11:45 I went from 4 to 10cm. I was ready to meet my LO. My OB had just finished up with another patient and whammo I was ready to push. I pushed for about and hour and first thing Saturday morning June 27th at 1:01 AM Sophia Madison made her way into this world. DH and I were overwhelmed with excitement. He assisted in cutting her cord and instantly we were a family of three. I was cleaned up and began to nurse her right away. She latched on like a champ. We were taken to our room and both DH and I just could not stop smiling. It is an amazing feeling that to this day I still have. DH and I have bonded at a different level. We love our little girl so much. She is 6 weeks now and I enjoy every second with her. I could just stare for hours and hours. Can't wait to start planning for # 2.
I still can’t believe I am a Mommy.

Shes here and she's 4 months old


Sorry Sophia. Mommy will keep up on this someday.


Ever since the day Sophia arrived I have been totally and completly smitten. I never thought love at first sight was possbile but boy oh boy I was wrong. The past four months we have got to know each other so very well. You love to eat eat and eat some more. I have to say I am very lucky as you have not been fussy at all. Its probably because this Mommy has been very careful on what to eat.. Breastfeeding sure has its ups and downs. - DOwns meaning no delicious flavourful food until we figure out what won't give you gas! Up's being Beautiful glowing healthy, happy baby.

Recently you started to roll over and smile ear to ear. Bath time is so much fun in the giagantic tub.. Staring at ducks is babies favourite game. Today you discovered mommies mouth and how much fun it is to stick your whole fist in while I am talking.