Thursday, October 25, 2007

Isabella update

So I've found a few minutes here and there to work on Isabella. I'm nearing the finish line. I've got about 35 more rows on the neck and then I just have to pick up stitches around the armholes, knit the edge, finish and block! Yay! And we're driving to Madison tomorrow, so I should be able to finish a bunch this weekend since Eli loves sleeping in the car.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

2 Weeks Postpartum

Not bad. It's amazing how fast that huge baby belly can disappear. Now if only I could get my "regular" belly to disappear that fast...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Eli's blog

I've given him his own blog so he'll be easier to find for his grandparents and aunts & uncles.

Eli Update!

Eli & his floor gym at 9 days:

Eli with the hiccups:

And some more photos. My little man is the cutest. I can't help but show him off.

Things are slowly settling down around here. Every day is a teeny bit easier. I'm getting a little more used to the crazy sleep schedule and am feeling less tired. I've also figured out how to use the sling and now have the use of my hands again. And today Eli laid in his crib for an hour just watching his mobile. And right now he's chilling in his swing, asleep. The first time we tried out the swing he did NOT like it, but apparently he's changed his mind in the last few days. That's fine by me. :)

I have not yet reached the point where I can knit. :(

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Introducing... Eli!

I started early labor at 4 am on Tuesday morning, with contractions 8 minutes apart. By the end of the day they were about 30 minutes apart and I was getting very discouraged. I went to bed thinking I was going to wake up and not have any contractions. Instead, I woke up at 12:30 with strong contractions every 10 minutes apart, by 2:00 a.m. they were 8 minutes apart and I called the midwives. They told me to take a bath and see if the contractions lessened or went away. They didn't. By 5 a.m. they were 5 minute apart and much stronger. I called again and was told to come in. By the time I was in the triage room for the initial monitoring etc, I was having contractions every 3 minute and was getting sick from the pain. I had originally wanted a natural labor, but by the time I got to the hospital I knew I couldn't do it. Especially with the vomiting. The midwife unit was totally full and I was stuck in the triage area until about 1 pm. By the time I got to my room and was given some nubain I was 3 cm and could finally sleep. I got my epidural at around 5 pm and was 6 cm dialated . By 10:30 or 11, I was feeling okay, although my epidural was only really effective on the left side of my body, but I was 9 cm and was told it was time to start pushing.

I was pushing for about an hour or so when Eli's heartrate dropped in half. So in rushed the labor and delivery docs with the vacuum, and with one push Eli was out at 12:31 on October 4! He was stressed during the last part of the delivery and had passed some meconium and had inhaled a little, so they had to suck out his airway. I got to hold him shortly after he was born.

Eli was 6 lbs. 15 oz. and 21 inches long. We got out of the hospital today. I am super thankful to be home, but oh, so tired.

Eli & Daddy

Going home! In the outfit Mommy made...