Thursday, February 26, 2009

Amelia Michelle is Here!

25 hours of labor and 2.5 hours of pushing and our little girl was here :)

She was born February 25, 2009 at 12:53 p.m. She was 21 inches long and weighed TEN pounds 2 ounces.
We are all doing well. I had a fever while delivering her, which I passed along to her, but they got her fever down quickly, thankfully. We are still in the hospital until sometime tomorrow and can't wait to get home!

The 3 of us in our recovery room.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


The nursery is basically finished. We had a lot of trouble deciding on a theme, so we have more than one! We really liked a lot of the Classic Pooh stuff and the Fisher Price Rainforest stuff. So, her crib set (which is buried underneath all of her blankets and animals, for the time being) is Classic Pooh, along with many other things. Her swing is from the rainforest collection, along with other things. And her bouncer is from the Fisher Price Precious Planet series since it fit well with the rainforest stuff and finding a rainforest bouncer in the city of Milwaukee proved harder than it looked once Target pulled it from their shelves!

Here are some pictures of her room:

This is a view from the doorway, which is ini our room (the two rooms are connected)

This is a view to the left of the door. The doorway in the picture is the door that leads to our balcony

This is her crib, which, as I said earlier, is storage for all of her things right now. When she FINALLY makes her appearance she will have a cradle in our room, next to the bed. It was mine when I was a baby! I don't have a picture of that quite yet because right now it is full of baby clothes that I have to put away. I have been keeping it full to discourage the cats from making it their new sleeping place (so far it has been working!

We are now two days late, based on the second due date that I was given. Today is her original due date, so maybe? I am starting to get very impatient! Soon enough she will arrive and all of this adorable stuff can be put to great use :)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Baby Update...

There is still not much to update...
I went to the doctor again this morning and I am still not dilated! I am getting really anxious. I find that I am not sleeping a lot anymore and that is in turn making me very irritable and/or sensitive, I cry very easily right now. The doctor reminded me that not being dilated doesn't mean I won't have a baby soon. Women can go from no dilation to the delivery room in just a couplle of days. I am glad that she reminded me of that!
I am just about finished with working for now. I work tomorrow and Saturday, fairly short shifts, and then I am not scheduled anymore because my "due" date is Monday. The doctor said that if I need to be induced, that would happen the 25th or 26th, while she is out of town in Hawaii. So...please pray that this baby decides to be born within the next week because I do not want to be off of work and home for almost two weeks waiting and I also do not want to have to be induced and have a new doctor deliver my baby because mine gets to be on the beach in Hawaii!!!

Monday, February 09, 2009

39 Weeks

Today I am 39 weeks and READY to be done! I am ready to be able to sleep on my stomach again!

Same as usual, not much has happened around here the past week. We are just waiting and waiting for labor to begin. The nursery is basically finished. I want to post some pictures of it, but I need some help getting the cradle out so that the room is not so full. The cradle is just being stored in there for the time being, it will be next to our bed once she is here so that when she wakes for a feeding etc I can grab her and just sit up in bed and tend to her needs :)
Tomorrow is laundry day, Wednesday is grocery shopping day. See? Not much is new around here, just the same old same old.
Hopefully next time I post I will have some great news!