Monday, April 28, 2008

Responsiblities

Hi again,
Wow, what a whirlwind 2 weeks it has been.

Just two weeks ago, I was working at school, not even expecting that in 4 days I'd have the baby.

Just a week ago, I got home from the hospital the day before and couldn't do anything except stay on the couch with the baby.

Today: I feel so much better, I can do stuff around the house, and lead a normal lifestyle plus baby.

My c-section on my tummy is healing wonderfully, and I'm having less and less pain.

Sami is getting PLENTY of milk from me, and she's gaining good amount of weight, pooping a lot too. Seems everytime I change her diaper, she decides to poop 30 seconds later. (Reminder to self, buy more diapers).

Abby is loving her little sister. She wants to hold her all the time. I have to watch her though. She doesn't fully realize that she have to support her head too. She'll flop all over.

My birthday yesterday was quiet. We didn't do much. Just stayed home with the kids all day. We did go out to dinner the night before. To a very crowded restaurant called "The RAM". It was crowded due to soccer teams, kids going to the prom, big groups, etc. But we had a good time. Came home for some cake and ice cream.

Sami's my favorite present of all. HAHA..!

Ok, signing off now so I can feed Sami some more nutritious milk.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

More info

Hi guys.
Here I am, recovering on my own couch. I will certainly post few baby pictures soon. Right now, I cannot even stand up. It's too painful. When I need to get up to go to the bathroom, I have to gather all the courage and be prepared for the PAIN. I am on painkillers, but I'm not 'stoned' at all. Just more tired and feel less pain.

Samantha Elizabeth Wolf
Born on April 17, 2008 at 8:54 PM
6 lbs, 4 oz.
19 inches long.
Light brown hair, bluish-grey eyes (Will change later).

The c-section was freaky. I did not like it at all, but on the other side, I was glad to be numb through it all. They gave me a spinal and I slowly became numb from chest down to toes. Notice: chest-- meaning, I cannot feel myself breathing, so I was freaking out. They said I am breathing, and I can feel air coming in and out of my nose. So I had to remind myself over and over that I AM breathing. Then my brain thinks my legs are restless and want to shift. But I can't move! I wanted to wiggle my feet soooo badly.

I could feel tugging and movements while the doctor was pulling my baby out. No pain, thank god.

Jon got to see Sami first. He got to hold her first. I was lying there, waiting to see her, and it felt like eternity. (Jon said it was only 5 minutes.) Jon brought her over to near my face and I started crying because I finally got to see her sweet face.

After they stitched me up, moved me to recovery room, then to my own room, I sure can't wait to get home and be back with my family again. I missed Abby. She stayed with my in-laws.

Will post pictures soon.
Hugs to all.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Psst...

Guess who was born last night? More details to follow when I get home.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Doctor Update

Well, looks like I'll be waiting another week. My ultrasound revealed that everything is exactly the same. No change. So... I hope I can make it another week, with the pains of getting ready. Doctor said false labors are common because my body is practicing for the real thing. (sighs)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Oohh boy, when is her birthday?

I had such a rough night last night. Woke up at 4:20 AM with contractions. Got really nervous... I waited and counting down the minutes (with my eyes open, of course, since I can't sleep!)... I took deep breaths. I just don't want to have the baby on April 13th! You know, she'll have Fridays the 13th. No thanks. I'll try to hold her in there another day! Duct tape my undies on.

Sigh of relief when the contractions went away at 5:30. Slept for another hour before Abby woke me up.

I moved around the house this morning, and kept getting Braxton Hicks, so I really need to take it easy. I'm not even sure I want to go to work tomorrow. I'm freaking out that my water will break or something at school.

My next doctor appointment is tomorrow at 2:00 -- Will I make it? Let's hope so... Cross our fingers and toes. I am really beginning to doubt that my body will wait until the scheduled c-section on April 21. I'm already feeling miserable. If I had my way, I would go to the hospital right now, and demand them to get the baby out of me! :-)

I'm so sick of being pregnant, especially now.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Mid-week progress

Hi,
Nothing much happening lately. My sister and her family came down to Olympia yesterday to do pregnancy pictures. She took some really nice ones! I wish I had her fancy camera.

Baby's still in the same position. She's not moving that much anymore, I guess because there isn't much room for her to move. She's growing rapidly. And let's see... If c-section is still set for the 21st, that means I have 11 days left. Wow... Weird knowing her birthday already...





Monday, April 7, 2008

Scheduled a (gasp) c-section...

Hi guys.
My doctor appointment went very long. Got there at 2:15, left at 4:45.

The ultrasound still showed baby in breech position, and they measured the water in there. It's pretty low.

The doctor sat down and explained to me that they wouldn't even try to attempt to turn the baby around since the water is too low. The water is within normal levels, but not high enough for room to move the baby. So, my only option is c-section.

So, I'm scheduled to have c-section on April 21 at noon. The date is not a guarantee since I could go into labor anytime anyway. I am already 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. Even if I go into labor tonight, I'll still have c-section.

This sucks....

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Still heads up!


Well, it's Sunday night, a week later, and the baby's still heads up. Grrrr. I can feel the head up near my ribs. When I bend down or try to pick something up off the floor, I get air knocked out of me easily.


I am going to meet my mom at IKEA tomorrow for some shopping and get my mind off my doctor's appointment.


Then my mom will accompany me to my appointment to see the ultrasound again, and discuss what my best options will be. I will certainly keep you posted.
A friend of mine emailed me this picture of a flower. Aww, isn't that sweet?