No I haven't forgotten about my blog, although these days it is the farthest thing from my mind. Between cuddling my princess and being her 24/7 milk machine my days are pretty much filled up! Let's see if I can make up for it with some cuteness!
K was born on 10/13 (4 days past our due date) at 9:08pm after 22 hours of intense back labor! She weighed 8lbs 7oz and was 21 and a half inches long!
At our doc appointment on Tuesday we found out she's already up to 9lbs! I was shocked because we've been having trouble with her latch due to a tongue tie, but it seems she's getting enough to eat despite that little set back. It just makes momma very, very sore! I'm still trying to write my birth story so I'll post it when I get it done along with some pictures!
I had had a back ache all day yesterday from about 10am until I went to bed at 10pm and I'm certain it was back labor and the start of my early labor.
About midnight I woke up to a really intense contraction that took my breath away, and I kept getting them about 15-10 minutes apart until 4am this morning.
At 4am they jumped to 10-7 minutes apart and were picking up in intensity.
Five o'clock comes around and I get out of bed with DH and travel downstairs where I can time better with the computer. From then until 7am they were 7-5 minutes apart lasting almost a minute and half each time.
At 9:15 and I'm lucky if I get one every 20 minutes!
Now I'm lucky to have one an hour... UGHHH are you kidding me?!?
Like S says "come out baby it's my turn to hold you"!!
So... today is my due date. That's right today I am "supposed" to have a baby. I don't think that Squishy is going anywhere just yet, but he or she may just surprise us! (I HOPE he or she decides to come out today, but that's no secret!)
So send lots of baby thoughts our way today and lots and lots of labor dust. I have been repeating over and over again " I AM GOING TO HAVE A BABY TODAY"! We will see if my mantra does anything for us!
"An unexpected package could arrive, possibly shipped from far away. The circumstances could be rather strange. Friends or relatives that you might not expect could suddenly show up, and you could spend a frantic hour or two organizing an impromptu party. This can be very gratifying, Virgo, but don't wear yourself out. Everyone should have a good time no matter what."
Mine for this week!
"Watch your words, Gemini. Mercury, your ruler, is square Pluto on Tuesday, and you could say something to an associate that you'll regret if you aren't careful. Consider zipping your lip! Inspiration will be on tap on Thursday. Artistic pursuits will be a main pastime. Set long-term goals on Saturday. You're too focused on daily activities. It's important to remember that tomorrow will come. Prepare for the future this weekend. Adventure beckons on Sunday. You'll be ready to experience bold adventures"
Your baby's waiting to greet the world! He continues to build a layer of fat to help control his body temperature after birth, but it's likely he already measures about 20 inches and weighs a bit over 7 pounds, a mini watermelon. (Boys tend to be slightly heavier than girls.) The outer layers of his skin are sloughing off as new skin forms underneath.
How far along? 39w 2d
Stretch marks? I am officially covered! It looks like I was attacked by a tiger!!
Sleep: I'm up like clockwork every 2 hours! I can't wait to sleep without hip pain!
Movement: Is definelty different! No longer those big kicks and movements, now it's more of a slow rolling/pushing.
Food commentary: I've become a bottomless pit lately. I think Squishy had a little last minute growth spurt
Labor Signs: Having very sporadic contractions... nothing major. Dying for something more concrete!
Belly Button in or out? Some days it's in and other days it's out... it goes back and forth!
What I miss: Still the same list.... Sleeping on my tummy! Wine! The time when I didn't waddle like a duck! Wine! And many many more things!
What I am looking forward to: Holding this sweet little baby! It's time to come out Squishy!!
Nesting madness: Has been in full force the last 2 days!