Monday, April 23, 2012

2 weeks!

 Hey y'all! As you could probably guess, life has been busy! Being on the "schedule" of a newborn is kind of exhausting, but I wouldn't have it any other way. It does make it hard to get much done though, so my blog has been suffering. The free time I do have is spent getting a couple things done around the house, showering, napping, or maybe even getting out of the house for a bit. Hopefully I can get back in the swing of regular blog-posting soon, but until then, please bear with me? :) I've been working on Jaqs' birth story, so hopefully I can at least have that up soon!

Anyway, our baby girl is 2 & half weeks old already! Her first week was great as my parents were here helping and loving on our was so fun! The second week brought some drama. Jaqs started being extremely fussy at night and not sleeping. We were up one night from 11-4 with her screaming and obviously in pain. It was heart-wrenching. I cried right along with her because I just wanted to fix her. Poor Rob had 2 crying girls and didn't know what to do with either of us! I know babies cry, and I know they don't necessarily sleep wonderfully at first, but my mother's intuition told me something was not right. Thankfully, my mom was able to come later in the week again, and we finally figured out that it was the VITAMINS we were told to give her. She has been fine and back to her normal self since we took her off of them. Praise the Lord! I am irritated that the vitamins are recommended though; I thought that was the purpose of breastfeeding!

We had Jaqs' 2-week check-up today, and she's dong so well! She has already gained almost a pound, putting her up to 7 lbs, 11 oz. She's also grown an inch and a half, making her 19.5 inches long! What a big girl! Some of her newborn clothes are getting a little snug, and it makes this mama a little sad. I do love kissing her chubby cheeks though! Ah, nothing better.
 Baby girl can hold her head up pretty well when she's on her tummy, LOVES to nurse (obviously), is still deciding how she feels about bath time, and adores being held and snuggled.
Mommy and Daddy are trying to figure out the whole scheduling thing and find ourselves googling things a lot to see what other parents have to say about whatever it is we're wondering about. Ha! Typical newbies, right? ;)
Just wanted to stop in for a quick update! Hope you all are doing well! My reader is full of blogs to get caught up on...someday! For now, I've got the most beautiful baby I've ever seen demanding much of my attention :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Jacqueline Kate

Our precious girl has arrived!!
Born April 5, 2012 - 4:14 a.m., 6 lbs, 13 oz, 18 in.
Here I am!!
our first family of 3 picture
just minutes precious.
PROUD daddy...Jaqs in her football hat!
paci baby 
sweet angel
thank heaven for little girls

 We're soaking up our girl for now, but I'll be back! :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I'm loving that I work with such wonderful people! They gave us a little lunch shower a couple weeks ago, and we are SO grateful for that! We have a good supply of diapers and gift cards thanks to my awesome co-workers :)
 Y'all have been such a blessing to me in the 8 months I've known you...THANK YOU for your generosity and excitement for us as we move into this next stage of life!
I'm loving the warm weather we've had lately! It's been in the low 80s, so it's enjoyable rather than MISERABLE like summers tend to be. I'm looking forward to getting back into regular clothes...especially cotton skirts! And especially maxis like this one:
How cute is this? Too bad it's $178. So not in my budget.

I'm loving Fashion Star! I've always been a Jessica Simpson (Newlyweds, anyone? *tear*) fan, so of course, I had to watch this! Orly and Sarah are my favorites! 
I'm loving my sweet hubby, as always! Have you heard? He's gonna be a daddy SOON! YAY! He's going to be a darn good one, too. I already know it.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

39 weeks!

39 weeks & looking tired...ha ;)
How far along: 39 weeks!

Size of baby: Baby girl is the size of a watermelon! She's weighing in somewhere around 7-8 lbs and is about 20 inches long!

Total weight gain: +28 lbs.

Movement: Still plenty of movement. Lots of squirmy feet and hiccups :) She'll also stick her little hiney out to one side of my looks so crazy!

Sleep: Well, I'm still sleeping! In between hoisting myself from one side to the other and bathroom visits, that is ;) I'm feeling really tired all over again, though.

What I miss: Being able to get dressed without worry that my belly is hanging out!

Cravings: I'm still digging milk and cereal, but my appetite has definitely decreased. Feeling so full is just not appealing right now...

Symptoms: Sporadic BH contractions, cramping, lower back pain, pelvic pressure, constant peeing, and puffy feet at the end of the day. Still no "true labor" signs to report. 

Maternity clothes: Maternity...most definitely. Big mama.

Best moments this week:
--We made a little progress at the doctor this week...I'm dilated to a 3, so we just need some contractions! Come on Jaqs! Lots of people are waiting for you, angel.
--Getting more and more anxious to see our baby girl's face and kiss her sweet cheeks. We're so ready!!
--We had the option to induce this week, but we wanted to give Jaqs a little more time to come on her own. If she hasn't arrived by Monday, then we'll set a date for eviction ;) So we're looking at a max of about 10-14 (depending on scheduling) days! Eeeeeee!!

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