Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011

So we reach the end of Christmas 2011 and this year was a bit hectic.We had 4 gatherings in 3 days, never-mind with a 2-month-old baby to bring along. Oh well, it was worth it.

Christmas Eve saw us at my parents place for supper. We ended up beating everyone else there and while V slept for her nap, I snuck outside to go get my first ride on Dollar since April! I was so pumped!! Afterwards (once everyone else arrived), we sat down for supper and opening up presents. I got a shopping trip with my Mom, a gift certificate for a paint store from my Dad and from my Secret Santa (aka: Brett, my brother-in-law), I got an awesome sweater and socks! Keith ended up getting a gift card for Cabela's from my parents and Killer Bunnies from his Secret Santa (aka: Sam, my sister). V got clothes from everyone, a big stuffed puppy from Uncle Chris, and a stuffed cow from Aunt Sam. And my niece and nephew loved the toys that we got them. Madison was in love with the My Little Ponies that we got her, and Brody was demanding that we take Lightning McQueen out of the packaging so that he could play with it. And Keith found a way to keep the kids occupied for a bit: pull out a laser pointer and have them chase it all over the floor. Lol. That was a good laugh.

Christmas Day morning was at with us as a family opening up our gifts. Seeing as we had the video camera now, we were able to take video of V's first Christmas. We had gotten her a play mat with arches for her to play on. I was pretty anxious to see what Keith had gotten me and I wasn't disappointed. He got me a Kobo Touch and a $50 gift card to Chapters so that I could buy books for my E-Reader! Best hubby ever!! I had gotten him his aftershave, coffee (something he hadn't bought for himself in a while) and a PlayStation Network Card. And he loved them all. :) V's present was her play-mat, which she enjoyed later.  

After we were done opening our gifts (and me playing with my Kobo and downloading books already), we got ready to head to Keith's Dad and Step-Mom's place. Got there early again, which meant that we could  open up our presents. I got some gift cards and a food processor (which will come in handy!!). Keith got his booster cables and electric hedge trimmer (again, will come in handy!) V got clothes and a kick piano for her play-pen. We let V play on her play mat while we visited with siblings and then she promptly fell asleep for almost 4 hours. Apparently she was exhausted. Lol. All the siblings (and extras) did some tequila and whiskey shots (I didn't cause I'm nursing V). We had supper (which was made by Mom and was AWESOME!!) and then hung out with family. V did awesome after her 4-hour nap, visiting with family and all that good stuff.

Boxing Day was just as busy. We woke up around 10 and got ready to head down to Keith's Grandparents for Christmas lunch. All went good there and then we headed back home as Keith's Mom and Step-Dad, sister and fiance were coming down for supper. We ordered pizza and opened up gifts. V got a Princess toy chest, and a Princess clock. The rest of us kids got chocolate and money. Afterwards, we played some Mario Kart on the Wii, which was a blast.

All in all, a pretty productive Christmas!!
Mom and Dad Wiebe's Tree with pressies!!
Taking a ride on Dollar :)

My niece and nephew chasing the laser pointer :)

My Kobo Touch from Keith

My sister-in-law Natalie with V

V playing on her play-mat

Uncle David with V

Uncle Andrew with V

Grandpa Neufeld with V

Great-Grandpa Neufeld with V.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Trip Into the City

So we decided to brave the city today. Keith wanted to pick up War Hammer 40 K and he said that there was something else that he wanted to pick up as well, but he wasn’t telling me what. Grr…

We picked up Nathan around noon and then headed to the city. Keith said that he had to stop by Best Buy and see if they had something, and if they didn’t, then he had to go to Future Shop. So we stopped by Best Buy and told me to stay in the DS games aisle so that I wouldn’t be snooping. Well, while he was looking for whatever it was, I went and quickly bought him a $20 PlayStation Network card so that he can buy games on the PS3. He found me and said that he didn’t find it here, so he needed to go over to Future Shop to see if they had it there. I told him that I’d bring the car over there as we were talking about going to Mongo’s for lunch. Moving the car was an adventure in of itself. Sheesh. The parking lot was crazy and the intersection was crazy as well. Even going behind the buildings was crazy.

Once I got the car over to the other side, I parked it and went inside Future Shop. I saw Nathan and said that I was going to be looking at appliances so that I wouldn’t be snooping. While I was looking at new fridges (I want one so badly!) Keith came up with a bag and said that I could look in there as it was an early Christmas gift for both of us (OK, mainly me). Lo and behold, I found myself looking at a brand-new video camera!! Yeah!! I’m actually surprised I didn’t set off any alarms with the squealing I did. Lol. I’ve been wanting to get a video camera for a while now that we have Violet. Yeah!!

Once I was done squealing for joy (yes, I was that excited), we decided that instead of going over to Mongo’s for lunch, we’d head over to Kelsey’s as Nathan hasn’t been there much and they have pretty good food too. I quickly put the video camera in the car and grabbed the car seat (Keith had Violet in the Snugli) and walked over to Kelsey’s. Keith and Nathan had already gotten a seat, so I joined them and ordered our food and I ended up ordering the Lemon Pepper Shrimp Rigatoni. We had some pretty good conversation and I had to quickly feed Violet before we left as she was demanding food as well.

When we were all done feeding, we walked back to the car and drove to Games Workshop so that Keith could pick up War Hammer 40 K. We managed to get there in pretty good time (despite the traffic) and found parking right next to the store. We went in and were in there for a while. Keith was going over what he needed to get for the starter pack and to make sure that he had everything. Once he had everything that he needed, we got back into the car and headed home. We weren’t even going to contemplate going into the malls 2 days before Christmas. I’m not that crazy.

We got home at a pretty decent time and spent the rest of it lazing around. Have quite the busy weekend with Christmas gatherings everyday for the next 3 days.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dear Violet // 2 Months


At 2 months old, you weigh 11.1 lbs, are 22 inches long and have a head circumference of 39.3 cm. You’re getting so big already. 
You’re starting to develop your own personality and even smiling at us. You love playing with Mommy and Daddy (especially Daddy) and being held by your Grandmas.  
You’re getting really strong on your tummy and holding your head up pretty good, although we are not a big fan of tummy time and like to scream at Mom if you’re on your tummy for too long. You’re still sleeping really good at night and usually only get Mommy up about once a night for feeding. 
You did go through a really bad growth spurt at the beginning of the month (about 3 days long) and you were not a happy camper at all. All you wanted to do was eat, sleep and snuggle with either Mommy or Daddy. Once you got past that, you were back to your regular happy-go-lucky self. 

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dear Violet // 1 Month


At 1 month old, you weigh 8.4 lbs, are around 21-22 inches in length and have a head circumference of 37 cm. 
You’re sleeping pretty good right now and even slept 10 hours through the night! Mommy was very impressed by that. You've gotten the breast-feeding down pat and have a big appetite, just like Daddy.  
We've taken you to Winnipeg a couple times already and you do so good. Daddy puts you in the Snugli and you fall asleep while Daddy carries you around. You also like going to see your Grandmas and Grandpas and falling asleep on them. 
You’re a very happy baby overall.  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Newborn Photos and Trip to City

Well, another busy day today. Woke up a couple times during the night to feed V and then me and Keith got our butts out of bed around 10 as we have a photo shoot with Mike and Lisa to do our newborn and family photo shoot at noon. While we were getting ready, Keith had the bright idea to see if the guys wanted to get together and head to the city to do some bumming around and go to Boston Pizza for supper. So he texted the guys and Josh, Dan, Cheryl and their kids said that they would join us.

Once we were done getting ready, we headed over to Studios on Main to do our photo shoot. And again, it was fun! Violet co-operated throughout the entire thing and we got some great shots. A HUGE THANK-YOU to Mike Rogal Photography.

When we were done with the photos, we headed home so that I could feed Violet and get ready to head to the city with some friends for some bumming around and go to Boston Pizza for supper. When we got home, Keith had to switch a blinker light on the car, and I told him that it was the front right, but it turned out that it was the back right. Ooops. My fault. So while he was fixing that, I went inside and fed Violet and let one of our friends know that Keith would pick him up shortly.

Once I was done feeding Violet, I packed her back into her car seat and then headed on our way to the city. Got to the city in decent time and Keith quickly put Violet into the Snugli (as we don’t have a stroller yet) and then went in the mall to meet up with other friends. We did some bumming around and got myself chocolate from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Sigh. I have such a weakness for that store. J The bonus part is that Violet slept the entire time that we were walking around in the mall. Yeah!

Once we were done bumming around the mall, we headed over to Boston Pizza and got seated within 5 minutes of getting there. That’s pretty awesome for a Saturday evening. J . We ordered out food, which was the Spinach Dip for an appetizer and we both got the Jambalaya Fettuccine. Violet started waking up a bit after we ordered, so I took her to be fed and changed. And she had good timing too, because once we got back from feeding and changing, our food was just arriving at the table. So I put her back into her car seat (and they had a nice car seat holder thingy so that she was at table level with us) and sat down to eat. And it was yummy. J

We had a good time chatting and was there for a good amount of time. I’m definitely looking forward to when Boston Pizza comes to town. After we were done, we packed up and headed home. The only problem on the way home was that we had to pull over so that I could feed V as she was getting pretty hungry and letting me know with full volume. Once I fed her though, she was awesome. J

Once we got home, we settled her down and then got her ready for bed. Pretty good day. And another good part? I wasn’t hurting too bad, although I did have to say “hi” to my friend Tylenol and then rest for the rest of the evening

Monday, October 24, 2011

Hospital Day 4 and Time To Go Home

Well, last night was pretty good. It seems that since my supply has come in, we’ve been having no issues with feeding and have been getting some decent amount of rest now. Woot!

And also a bonus part to this is that the nurse came in this morning and asked if we wanted to go home today or tomorrow. I opted for today as I really want to go back home and sleep in my own bed and not be bothered by nurses all the time. So then she gave us a bunch of paperwork that needed to be filled out because V was born and then we slowly started packing everything up. It also seems that I may have brought along too much stuff to the hospital with me. Ooops. All I was doing was following the hospital bag instructions. Oh well, I’ll know better for next time.

Once we were all packed up and had V ready to go, we left for home and got home around 2. And it was nice! Basically once we got home, I laid down on the couch as I was hurting seeing as it’s gonna take me a while to fully heal. Oh well, that’s why my job is now stay-at-home Mom. Lol. While I was resting, we started talking about who would be V’s guardians if something where to happen to the both of us. We had been talking about it on and off for about 2 years just to have some people in mind and when we started talking about it, we had 3 couples in mind. Now we’re down to 1. One couple divorced, so obviously that’s not gonna work and one couple we don’t talk to anymore, so again, not gonna work. Which left us with M and A, who are good friends of ours (I’ve know M for about 7 years) and they’re also our Cell Group Leaders. So we agreed that they would be the best option for V and any other future kids we might have. So we called them up and asked if they wanted to come down to see V before Cell. They said sure and would be down around 6.

When they came here, we chit chatted for a bit and then Keith brought up the Guardian thing and explained why we would want them as Guardians to V. They said that they would love to, but that they’ll think and pray about it first before fully committing to it. Great!

And I have to say that I’m really proud of myself. I made it to Cell Group tonight! Luckily it’s at M and A’s place which is 2 houses down from us, so I was able to walk there and enjoy cell. It was really nice to get out and see people again. Lol. Once Cell Group was done, we headed home as I needed to rest.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hospital Day 3

I can say that I’m not a big fan of this pumping thing. After about the 3rd time pumping milk for V during the night, the nurse had a better idea. She had brought along a nipple shield because she thought that maybe the problem was that the nipple wasn’t going far back enough in her mouth for her to latch onto properly and that we should give that a try. She had also brought in some infant formula because she was down to 6 lbs 11 oz and they wanted to get some weight on her, so she said that once she was done feeding, to give her up to 10 ml of the infant formula and hopefully that would help. I was just hoping that we’d be able to get some weight back on her as I was still feeling quite crappy about how much she had lost and just praying that my supply would come in soon so that I could feed her properly.

Luckily after a couple tries with the nipple shield, she starting latching on and feeding properly. Literally once she figured it out, our feedings went from 20 minutes of fussing to almost an hour of feeding because my supply had finally come in and she was gulping it down like crazy.

Once we started getting a hang of this, everything started going a whole lot smoother and faster. And the bonus part was that we didn’t get a whole lot of visitors today, so we were able to relax and spend some family time together

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hospital Day 2

Well, up at a some-what decent time this morning, which was around 7. I guess after snuggling with V last night, it helped both of us get some much needed sleep. The nurse came in around 8 to take out the catheter and the IV, and I’m FREE!! Although not much as my mobility is pretty limited due to surgery and healing. And I’m proud to say that I managed to finish off my entire breakfast, which consisted of waffle, breakfast sausage, eggs and oatmeal. Apparently I’ve got my appetite back. Lol. Keith got back to the hospital around 8:30 so that he could help me more during the day. The morning proved to be un-eventful, except that we found out V’s weight, which had gone down to 7 lbs .03 oz. The nurse said that was still within range, but it didn’t make me very happy that she had lost almost half a pound in one day. And then we started having problems feeding her during the day. I’m guessing because my milk supply wasn’t in, she wasn’t getting very much, so she was nursing every 2 hours, but only for 10-20 minutes at a time.

Later during the morning, we sent out a text letting everyone know that they could come visit us as I was doing OK and so was V (except for being hungry all the time). So quite a few friends and family came to visit us. Keith was being quite helpful with spending time with V and helping me with anything that I needed, which was basically making my way to the bathroom and sitting up without it hurting so bad. Although one nurse almost made it into my bad books. She had come in to check on us and check to see how I was doing from surgery. Well, in order to check the surgery site properly and check to make sure that the uterus was still firm, you have to lie down flat. Well, she put the head of the bed down way to fast, which of course, stretched the surgery site and made me cry and almost scream in pain. Yes, it hurt that much. She felt so sorry for doing that and then made sure to be very gentle with me afterwards. Urg.

The rest of the day went pretty good and then the evening came. V was getting pretty cranky because my milk supply still hadn’t come in and she was pretty hungry. On top of that, I felt like crap because it felt like I couldn’t feed my baby like I had wanted to. Luckily the night nurse that I had was really understanding and was trying to help as much as possible. She said that I was doing everything right, but because of the C-Section and because I didn’t go into labour, it would take a little longer for my supply to come in. And then she thought of trying to pump the colostrum out so that Vcould at least get some and hopefully that would work. Well, all I can say is that I felt like a cow hooked up to the milking parlour. And I cried because this was not how I envisioned this going. Luckily I did manage to get enough colostrum for her to eat and be content for a little while, but the nurse said that we’d have to do this at least every 2 hours to keep getting food into her. I’m just hoping that something is going to work soon.

Friday, October 21, 2011

C-Section Day and Welcoming the Little One!

Well, C-Section today. Still not looking forward to it, but because baby’s still on his/her butt, we have no other choice.

Woke up around 5 am as we have to be at the hospital by 5:45 and I had to quickly have a shower before we left. And as much as I wanted breakfast (tummy was starting to grumble), I didn’t.

Got to the hospital on time and registered and then went up to our room and got ready for surgery. Prep was going good until they tried to get an IV in my hand. Now my veins are pretty hard to get, even on a good day, and even more so in my arm and hand. So the nurse had gotten a vein in my arm, got the needle in and threaded it and then started the drip. Well my hand just started hurting like crazy and so I let her know. She said that wasn’t a good thing and double-checked it. Turns out that when she threaded the needle, it might have come out a bit and nicked a valve, which is why it was hurting so much when they started the drip. So she pulled out the needle and went to go find a different spot. Yeah right. She had found another good spot, but it was in my wrist and seeing as the IV would be staying in until at least tomorrow, she didn’t want to put it into my wrist because I wouldn’t be able to bend it much and hold my baby. And this is a nurse with 20 years experience doing IV’s. So she said she was going to get someone else to try to find a different spot after trying for almost 15 minutes. The other nurse came in and managed to find one in my hand and quickly put the needle in, threaded it, and started the drip. And this time it didn’t hurt! Oh, on a side note, catheters hurt for the first little bit. L

Once I was all hooked up, they let me and Keith have some quiet time, which we spent in prayer that everything would go smoothly and that me and the baby would be fine at the end of all of this.

Once 8 am rolled around, they got me onto the gurney and wheeled me into the OR and made sure that I was prepped for surgery. Then of course, they had to do the spinal for the Epidural. They got me to sit on the table, hunched over as much as I could (which isn’t much when you’re 9 months pregnant) and then push my back out as far as I could so that the tech could find the right spots to insert the needles. The tech used about 3 needles to fully numb my back and when he was putting in the last needle, he asked if I could feel anything. My response? “Feel what?” Lol. He said that’s the exact answer he was looking for. And then we ran into another problem when he was trying to put the needle in for the spinal. It turns out that I might have scoliosis in my back because of the extreme curvature (which might be from being pregnant) and my spine was off center by about 1 ½ inches, which made it hard for him to find the proper spot to insert the needle. Once he did find the right spot and everything was done (at least for that part), they got me to lay down on the table and finish getting ready for surgery. At this point, Keith was allowed into the OR and he came to sit right next to me and keep me occupied during the surgery. And also at this time, I felt the numbing start setting in, which felt weird because it felt like tingling down my legs and that was it. Keith came and sat beside me while they finished prepping and putting up the drape so that we couldn’t see what they were doing, which was fine by me. They told me that I’d feel some pressure when they pulled out the baby and maybe some tugging/pulling, but that was it. Then the anaesthesiologist put the oxen tube in my nose, but because of my cold that I had, it was really cold in my nose, so I asked him to take it out. And it felt weird. Lol.

They started the surgery at 8:30 and Keith started his job of keeping me distracted. We were just talking about random stuff and then he asked what I wanted to do after all this. I asked him what he meant by that and he said he meant what I wanted to do after everything is said and done and once the baby is weaned from breast-feeding and then mentioned about possibly going back to Pine Wood Lodge for our anniversary or in the fall. I told him that that would be a great idea and I’d love to go back to Pine Wood Lodge as we haven’t been there in over 2 years. He said that he’d see what we could do about that as we would probably need some time to ourselves in the near future.

We kept talking a bit more and then the anaesthesiologist said that I would probably be feeling quite a bit of pressure on my belly, which I did and felt really weird. And then I heard these words: “It’s a GIRL!!” I just looked at Keith in amazement as we were both pretty sure that the baby was a boy and said to him, “It’s a girl?” “Yes, it’s a girl.” “Hi there Daddy.” And he just smiled. The nurses said that they would quickly clean her up so that we could see her and asked Keith if he wanted to cut the cord. He politely declined and stayed by my side. He’s not really into that stuff. Lol. And of course, once it set in that we had a baby girl, I looked at him and exclaimed that I could buy pink stuff now. His reply: “Yes, you can buy pink stuff now.” “Oooh, I can buy pink camo!” And this is where he started shaking his head. Lol.

Once they had her all dried off and measured, they brought her over to us so that we could see our baby girl for the first time. She’s GORGEOUS!! And her name is V. She has a full head of hair (and I do mean a full head of hair) and came in at 21 inches. We guessed her weight at around 6 lbs, but as they hadn’t weighed her yet, we’d have to wait and see. I couldn’t really hold her because I had one arm still strapped down (pre-cautionary measure during surgery, as were my legs), but I just awed over her, just amazed that we made this beautiful little girl that was all ours.

Once the nurses took her to get weighed and check her all over, Keith stayed with me to keep me distracted (still) while they finished putting me together like Humpty Dumpty. Lol. Once they were done, Keith went to the Nursery to check on V while they took me into Recovery to monitor me while everything was un-freezing. I was in Recovery for about an hour, just waiting for everything to un-freeze and with the nurses making sure that I was regaining full use of muscles and legs. And it was kind of weird, because my left leg was un-freezing slower than my right leg, but they said that was normal. Oh well.

Once everything was un-frozen, they took me to our room so that I could see Keith and V. When they had gotten me into our room, they asked me if I wanted to try to move over into the bed or have them move me. Seeing as I had movement/feeling back into my legs, I said that I’d try to move myself and the nurses said that they would help and watch me. Well, that ended up being a bad idea. I did manage to move myself into the bed (very slowly and painfully, mind you), but as soon as I got into the bed and barely settled, I had to ask for a puke basin. Yuck. Luckily I haven’t had anything to eat/drink since last night, but still. Apparently a spinal will make you quite queasy and puking. Great. They had me on water and clear liquids for today for this reason.

Once I had finally settled in the bed (and my stomach), Keith handed me V so that I could have some skin-to-skin time with her. So worth everything, including the pain. Keith says she has my face, especially my nose and cheeks. Lol. She is adorably cute though. J She comes in at 7 lbs 8 oz and 21”. I was going to try feeding her, but she was sound sleeping, so I just let her sleep on my chest while I rested from surgery. Around this time is also when the nausea starting kicking in quite a bit. I was quite thirsty and just sticking with water, but it just wasn’t staying down. Grrr… While V was sleeping on my chest, I rested and talked with Keith and sent out the mass text to everyone saying that V had made her entrance. And then I got a bit irked by the return text that my Dad had sent saying “Wow, it’s not worth a phone call to tell someone. Congratulations Jen.” Nothing about Keith at all. Felt quite hurt by that.

Later after I had a nap, we talked about letting the parents and grand-parents visit this evening as I was doing pretty good and V was still sleeping. So we called the parents and grandparents and let them know that they could visit us this evening. I still wasn’t feeling the greatest (throwing up-wise), but otherwise I was feeling OK. So the parents and grand-parents came to visit, which was a good distraction for me and Keith. After everyone left, V finally woke up fully and decided that she was hungry, so we started with the breast-feeding. She did pretty good (and apparently so did I), but my milk supply hadn’t come in yet, so she wasn’t getting very much, but at least she was getting the colostrum that she needed. And then we both decided to get some much needed sleep. Except for the nurses coming in about every hour to check on me and check her over as well, just to make sure that we were both doing OK. Keith wasn’t though. I guess my cold that I had had gotten to him and he was feeling pretty crappy by 1:30 in the morning, never mind with V wanting to feed a lot. So he ended up going home just before 2 am to boil himself in a nice hot tub and get some good sleep as I’d need him to help me tomorrow. Just before he left for home, I asked him to move V’s bassinet near my bed so that I could get to her when I needed to in the middle of the night, seeing as I was basically tied to the bed (stupid catheter). So he moved her closer to my bed and then went home to (hopefully) get better.

Night-time wasn’t too bad for us, except for the nurses coming in and out about every hour to check my blood pressure and temperature and to check her temperature as well and make sure that we were doing OK. She was being quite fussy during the night and so when I wasn’t trying to feed her, I was snuggling with her, just to comfort and reassure her that I was here. I ended up keeping her in my bed with me while we both slept as it was easier for me to get her for feeding. And I actually did manage to get some sleep, although I’m not sure how much. But at least we’re off to a good start.

Last preggo shot...

Me and my little girl

Hehehe. Too cute :)

Daddy and his little girl :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pregnancy Photos

Got a sneak peek of our maternity photos! So excited to see them, especially since Baby will be joining us next week!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

In Which My Birth Plan Gets Thrown Out The Window

Another doctor appointment today and I finally get to see my delivery doctor. Only took forever to see her. Got there a couple minutes before my appointment and was told to leave a sample, yet again. Yuck. The one thing you can count on for pre-natal appointments is leaving a sample. Ick.
After doing blood pressure (107/62) and being weighed (162 lbs), I had to get dressed into the gown thingy so that they could do a GBS swab to check for a certain infection. And then she checked for the baby’s heartbeat and felt as to where the baby was positioned. And that’s where my heart sank a bit. The intern couldn’t find how the baby was positioned. She was feeling down low and thought that she was feeling a bum instead of a head there. So she called in Dr. Trinh to double-check and Dr. Trinh thought the same. So she said to meet her at the hospital around 2 and she’d do a quick ultrasound to definitely see where the baby was.
I was in tears when I left the clinic because if the baby is breeched, that means that we’d probably have to go in for a C-Section because they don’t deliver breeched babies anymore. I called Keith at work and left a message for him to call me when he got on lunch. When he called me, I told him what the doctor thought and he said to calm down, do the ultrasound, and then we’d go from there.
Did some stuff around town and the house and was at the hospital for 2 to see Dr. Trinh and double-check on the baby’s position. Dr. Trinh got me in right away and grabbed the portable ultrasound to check. And it turns out that the baby is breeched indeed. The head is up near my ribs and he/she is sitting on their bum with their legs curled up next to them. Shoot. I asked her what the chances of the baby turning are and she said very slim because this is my first and it looks like my uterus is very tight around the baby, therefore making it a bit hard for the baby to flip.
The doctor said that I have 2 options: to go for a C-Section or to go to Winnipeg to see if they can turn the baby. I told her that I’d talk to Keith and let her know by Monday. I’m not too keen on either option. I’ve heard that turning the baby can hurt you and the baby and have the possibility of killing the baby if the cord wraps around its neck, and I’m not a fan of surgery. I know in this case, it would be necessary because nobody delivers breeched babies anymore, but still.
When I picked up Keith from work, I told him the news and he said that we’ll pray about it and hopefully the baby would turn. But he said it was up to me if I wanted to try to turn the baby. I told him why I wasn’t too keen on it. Sigh.
At least we know this ahead of time instead of going into labour and having to do an emergency C-Section. Guess we’ll see how everything turns out.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Finally got the Baby Room Ready

Finally, at 34 weeks pregnant, the Baby Room is ready!

We finally decided on what colour to do the walls, which is Sunshine Orange. I'm not a big fan of pastel colours and wanted something gender neutral. So orange it was. Although it might get changed in a couple years.

I was lucky enough to have my sister Natalie come down and do all the priming and then my Mom came down and did all the painting.

Once the paint was dry, I got everything moved in and assembled. The futon will stay in there until we can get rid of it as it's broken. I stocked the closet and dresser with all the essentials and have a clothes bin off to the side with both genders of clothes on there. The plan is that once Baby is born, my sister will come down and pull out the appropriate clothing so that it's ready once we get home. 

6 weeks to go!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

At 30 Weeks, I Think My Body is Starting to Hate Me

Why is my body starting to hate me?

Lately, it's just been a lot of pain due to my hips being out of place and then locking up in place while I'm standing at work. My work doesn't have me move around a lot, so then the hips lock up and start causing me a lot of pain and then trying to bend over or get into my car proves to be slightly difficult. Thankfully my chiropractor works his magic on me and can get my joints back into place.

And I think the Braxton Hicks have started. Been feeling my belly get tight and then loosen up and repeat through the entire day. Not that it’s a bad thing, but it’s kind of annoying when I’m trying to work, or sleep for that matter.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday Party at Tinkertown

Brody’s birthday day today. Keith took the car because he had to do over-time at work today, so I slept in for a bit and then got up and did some stuff around the house while I waited for Mom to pick me up so that we could head to Tinkertown for Brody’s birthday.

Mom picked me up around 11:30 and then we quickly stopped by their house to wait for Dad to get home from work. While we were waiting, Mom did some picking in the garden and I watched Dollar in the pasture with his new girlfriend, Echo, Natalie’s new horse. He was being really sweet with her, not leaving his side as all. Awww. So of course, I had to take some pictures of him.

Dad got home shortly after 12 and said that he was going to be taking his Datsun 240 Z to Tinkertown so that he could give Brody a ride home later. Got to Tinkertown by 1:00, met Sam when we got there, and found Natalie, Brett, Jon and the kids pretty quickly. Brody was pretty happy to see us and so was Madison. They wanted to go on some rides and when Dad walked in the gates a couple minutes behind us, Brody went on the train ride with Papa while Madison went on the helicopter ride with Daddy.

After they were done that, we did more rides with the kids and they even went on the roller coaster and the huge slide that they have there. Madison was giddy and laughing on both rides while Brody wasn’t so sure. I guess Madison has no fear of rides. Lol.

Then Brett saw the Jumping Pillow and decided to take Madison on there as she loves jumping. And like usual, she laughed her head off and was still giggling when Brett got down from there. Silly girl.

The kids did more rides and because of the heat and the amount of water I was drinking, I had to keep running to the bathroom. Thank you little one for sitting on my bladder.

Had quite a bit of fun walking around with the kids and watching them ride the rides. Once the kids were getting tired, we headed back home as I had to do grocery shopping and then go over to Natalie’s place for the birthday party.

Once we got home, I laid down for a bit because my back was hurting and I needed to relax from the heat. Once I had relaxed and did the grocery shopping, then we headed over to Natalie’s place for the birthday party.

Pretty good, and eventful day.