Friday, January 30, 2009
Well, for those who were not there, people were asked to predict the baby's sex, birthdate, weight, and length. Tim and I made a rating system to decide who won this game. Each person was rewarded 4 points for guessing the correct sex, 3 for the correct date, 2 for the correct length (within 1/2 an inch) and 2 for the correct weight (within 3 ounces). And the winner is: Sarah Hales. She predicted we would have a girl (we did) on January 9th (only 1 day off!) and that she would weigh 8lbs 6oz (she was 8lbs 3oz) and would be 21 inches long (she was 21.5). Her prize? We named the baby after her! :)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Sarah is quickly becoming a daddy's girl, and I love to watch her and Tim interact. Yesterday he was whistling to her, and she was pursing her lips as if she were trying to whistle back. It was very cute.
We are still in the process of negotiating a bed time with Sarah. She seems to like 11 or 12, but I was thinking more along the lines of 8 or 9 at the latest! She likes to be walked to sleep - usually requiring about 15 or 20 minutes of walking before she is sleeping soundly enough to set down in her bassinet. I don't understand this, as she puts herself to sleep for all her naps. Why is bedtime different?
Well, I thought I would share some pictures that didn't make it into the "picture of the day" album.
I love the faces she makes in her little swing. She really does enjoy it!
Her umbilical cord fell off Friday, so she had her first REAL bath on Saturday. It was a traumatic experience for all. Babies are slippery when wet!!!
Playing on her little gym that she got from Uncle Josh - there is a little zebra toy on there that she seems to enjoy looking at. I read that newborns are captivated by contrasting colors, so that's probably why.
Monday, January 26, 2009
We are waiting for our new diapers to arrive. We decided to go ahead and try the BumGenius cloth diapers. We have 2 that we have been trialing occasionally, and they seem to work well and hold up nicely. Hopefully that will remain the case!
I have been dealing with the baby blues a bit. Hopefully those will work themselves out soon! I realize everyone who has been through this can relate to how I'm feeling. Transitioning into parenthood is hard! Tim is being really supportive and helping me see reality when I get down about things. I sure love him. :)
Not much else is going on. Keep checking the facebook album for daily pictures of Sarah. I don't have time to post any on here right now, but I'll try to keep that one up to date!
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I need to read up on developmental milestones for babies. I swear, she reacts when Tim is around. With me, it's like she's thinking "yeah, give me the food and let me sleep". With Tim, it's more like "let's play and I'll make lots of eye contact and smile at you". She doesn't really have control over smiling yet, but she sure seems to do it a lot when he's playing with her!
We are all still doing well. Tim and I are trying to catch up on sleep, but otherwise we are great! We love our little girl and are so happy to finally be able to hold her in our arms!
We started a new facebook photo album called "Sarah - Picture of the Day". I also put a link to it on the right hand side of the blog for future reference. Check it out every now and then for new pictures of her. I can't promise that it will be updated daily, but we will be taking a new daily picture of her...at least for a little while. :)
Well, little one is sleeping, so I should be taking a nap as well!
Friday, January 16, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Heading to the hospital to be induced.
Mommy and daughter seeing each other for the first time
Sarah and Papaw
Flowers from Joel and Pam
Stretching out and being cute.
Princess sleeps a little strangely at times.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
January 10, 2009 - at 1:09pm
8 pounds 3 ounces
21 1/2 inches long
Sarah and I are both doing well and expect to be heading home Monday. :)
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I have still been having some contractions over the past few days. I got excited yesterday because they were stronger than the previous day - but again, they didn't stick around! I have an appointment this afternoon, so we will see if these contractions have been doing anything. It looks like I will end up being induced early Friday morning. I'll let you know this evening after the appointment.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
The doctor gave us a few options. Everything with Baby looks good, but he doesn't want me to go too much longer because the placenta will eventually stop doing its job. Our options were to go in tomorrow morning and get induced, or to give Baby a few extra days and try to go into labor naturally. If Baby isn't here by Thursday, he would repeat the non-stress test, and if he or she isn't here by Friday, then he would induce. We chose to wait and try to let labor start naturally.
So that's the deal. Baby will be here by Friday! :) I'll keep you posted if anything happens before then!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Speaking of birth...still waiting. :)
I continue to be productive though. I finished 2 more scrapbook pages this morning. I may very well copy off Pam and post them on my blog if Baby holds out long enough. Stay tuned!
Friday, January 2, 2009
So I join the typical first-time moms (overdue) and wait "patiently" for my body to go into labor! I did experience some contractions last night for about 2 hours. They were regular and about 10 minutes apart, so I thought something might be starting to happen. But...I went to bed and they stopped sometime while I was asleep. Today - nothing to speak of.
Have no fear - when the time comes, I will put a post on here before we head to the hospital...unless of course we have a tv/movie delivery where the baby pops out in a matter of minutes and I don't have time to get online. I just don't see that happening though.
The good news: Remember how people predicted the baby's due date at the Ohio baby shower? Well there is at least one person who has chosen each day from now until the 12th...which means someone will be right! :)