Goofy expressions... crazy hair... this little girl fits right in!
She is waking up more, but still does a lot of this...
September 5, 2008
7lbs 15.5oz (they couldn't just say 8 lbs?)
19 inches long
Two days later she was 7lbs 10oz and 19.5 inches long
A week later she was 9lbs 2oz and 20.5 inches long.
She is a biggah baby! She is almost out of the 3 month stuff... my goodness she is so different than her big sister!!
Just over two weeks old and Aubrie is 9 lbs 2 oz from the 7 lbs 10 oz she came home at. She also is 20.5 in long, up an inch from 2 weeks ago. She is also waking up once a night to feed.
It sure is tough though. It has only been two weeks, and everyone says I should be easy on myself. What a transition from one to two, with both under 18 months. Rough.
But then there are remarkable moments like my 17 month old knowing how to hold a pencil and my 2 week old smiling when she sees me or hears my voice.
But boy, it is tough! I don't think it will get any easier, just more managable.
Aubrie has been such an angel. I can't believe I've been blessed with another great babe. In fact, she sleeps so well that we have to set our alarm at night to feed her - otherwise she would sleep through!
I'm really eager to finish my starsky, but recovery has been kinds off this time around. I feel fine, but then I have a tendancy to over do it :( and even if Aubrie is relatively easy as far as babies go, it is still hard waking up 3 times a night, and nursing around the clock? I'm pooped!
I just have to sew on the sleeves and buttons, maybe by next week :p good news though, it actually fits and I like it!
Hope you all haves nice weekend!
Aubrie Mae was born today at 6:34 after 3 hours of natural labor! She weighs 8 lbs and is 19 in long. She has a full head of dark hair too! Thaya has already showered her in kisses.
All my fears of "interventions" were put to rest as my water broke all on it's own and there was no time for petocin, epidurals, or drugs! Hurray!
She is great, and already a great nurser!
More when we're all home :)
Well today (or tomorrow) is the day! But, not without an ordeal!
Aubrie has cooperated the entire pregnancy. She has been head down and "ready to go" for weeks. Well, I guess she got bored last night and decided to perform some acrobatics. When it looked like a canoe was laying horizontal, I became nervous.
I woke up this morning, looked at DH and said, "I think she flipped last night". My midwife confirmed my suspicions. Just to remind you, my due date is tomorrow. Looks like this one is going to be a pip just like her sister.
So we decided to go with an external version. Best case scenerio is it is successful and they induce me to avoid her flipping again. Worst case scenerio is a c-section.
Well the version was in no way comfortable but it was successful (so far). I did my best to focus on keeping my body relaxed and work on my breathing. The midwife said she'd never seen someone si calm avout it before! That is a nice prelabor pep talk!
They are going to start the induction later this evening. Please keep your fingers crossed for a relatively intervention free delivery!
I was so determined to have a natural birth, but now I need to switch gears and focus in making the best choices that I can based on my options.
So, I suppose I'll give another update on the other side of labor and delivery!
For now, I'm going to nap. We all know I won't be doing much of that in the near future!
Ok, so I decided that the best way to get the baby to come is to start a whole bunch of projects. That way she'll come while I'm right in the middle of them - Murphey's Law, I won't be able to finish them and I'll have to add them to my large list of WIPs!
So, I started Starsky - looks like this one may actually be completed before she comes. I've managed to block the fronts and the back, and right now the sleeves are blocking. That means unless she comes today or tomorrow, I'll be able to seam this puppy up and put in the FO category. I had a feeling this was going to happen, that's why I also started some socks.
I decided to make the socks officially "labor socks". I figured by the time I'd knit one, I'd go into full fledged labor so that I wouldn't be able to wear them. Good thinking, right? Well, I'm already onto my fourth sock. Looks like both Granna and Nana are going to be getting some labor socks too.
Just a quick update on Thaya - since I actually am contracting right now and would like to walk around to get them going. She is amazing, I can't get over it. She can now do a forward roll on her own! She just loves to "tumble!" It is very cute. She also loves the original Winnie the Pooh movie. She asks to watch "Pooh!" about 20 times a day. Granna got her a Pooh and a Piglet, so she walks around with them all day long. Her favorite part of the movie is when Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit's front door. She actually recreates that scene about a gazillion times a day. She loves saying "Stuck!" and then right afterwards she'll say "Pull! Pull!!" We just have to play along, it is really cute. So she'll sit somewhere and say "oooooh, stuck!" and as we come over she yells, "Pull! Pull!" and we yell, "Pull! Pull!" and then we pull her up and she jumps up and down (yes, jumps) and says "Yay!" and claps.
Can someone please tell my when my 16 month old turned 3?
Ok, so COME ON AUBRIE! We're ready for you! We can't wait to meet you!