Saturday, October 31, 2009

A baby survey

1. Were you married at the time? Yes.

2. What was your reaction when you found out you were pregnant? Excited and scared.

3. How old were you? 21

4. How did you find out you were pregnant? I had a feeling I was so I took a test. It was positive. The rest is history.

5. Who did you tell first? I told Garrett first. Then we told his parents the next day. We were going out to a bar for Cheryl's birthday and they would've wondered why I wasn't drinking.

6. Did you want to find out the sex? Yes. There was no way we could wait. I loved knowing it was a little boy.

7. Due date? September 18th 2009

8. Did you deliver early or late? My water broke on my due date. I labored all day and had him the day after my due date at 5:26 in the morning.

9. Did you have morning sickness? I had a little bit of nausea in my first trimester but never threw up. I was lucky.

10. What did you crave? Spaghetti, and baked potatoes. Not together. Also, maple brown sugar mini wheats.

11. What irritated you the most? People touching my belly without asking.

12. What was your first child’s sex? Boy

13. How many pounds did you gain throughout the pregnancy? 35 pounds. 6 to go.

14. Did you have any complications during your pregnancy? None

15. Where did you give birth? Providence

16. How many hours were you in labor? 24 hours from when my water broke. 15 hours from when they started my contractions with pitocin.

17. Who drove you to the hospital?
Garrett, although I could've totally driven myself. No contractions yet.

18 . Did you take medicine to ease the pain? Yes, after 8 hours on pitocin and only being 3 cm I asked for the epidural. I'd been having contractions every 2 to 3 minutes for 6 hours. Not much break inbetween.

19 . How much did your child weigh? 8lbs 5oz

20 . What did you name him/her? Connor William

21 . How old is your first born today? 6 weeks! I can't believe how fast he's growing.

22. Who does your child look like? For the most part he looks like me. He has Garrett's long toes and his lips though.

23. Did you get mad at your husband during labor? Only when he wanted to go get lunch with his mom. I wanted him to stay with me. Other than that I didn't get mad.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's Tuesday Again

1. I was hoping Connor would stay awake a little longer so he would sleep longer. Who knows what tonight will be like. I tried everything to get him to stay awake but this child just wants to sleep.

2. I just put him in his bassinet to see if he would sleep by himself. It's not looking promising. He's already kicking around. As soon as I pick him up he'll fall asleep again.

3. I got Connor's birth certificate today.

4. Yep, he's awake.

5. Yay, Garrett is home now.

6. I need to finish the dishes when I'm done with this.

7. I got a 1 1/2 hour nap today!

8. I'm hungry. What's for dinner?

9. We had french toast w/ cooked apples. Yum.

10. Almost time to take Connor to bed.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Break?!

Garrett has taken Connor to our friend's house so I can have an afternoon off. I'm torn between being excited and missing my baby. I haven't been away from him since we took him home over a month ago. I'm going to try to enjoy this day though and then I'll be that much more excited to see him tonight. I just hope he takes a bottle ok. He'll take them occasionally but certainly prefers the boob.

My next break will probably come next month when "New Moon" comes out. Yes, I will be at the midnight showing.

Here are some more pictures of Connor from his photo shoot.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

1. Connor slept for a 4 hour stretch last night!!!! Of course it didn't start until 3AM but I'll take what I can get.

2. I don't know what I'd do without my Moby Wrap. It's the only thing that will settle him when he's super fussy.

3. I woke up this morning to Garrett clicking his camera at me. I guess Connor and I were both sleeping and he was holding onto my nose. It made Garrett laugh.

4. Regarding #3, Yes, we co-sleep. It's how everyone is happiest. I can respond to him before he starts to cry & he actually sleeps. He hates to be alone. Plus, I get lots of snuggle time.

5. I'm really wanting Starbucks today but haven't left the house. If only I could get Garrett to bring me one home but he would say no :(

6. Connor was 1 month old yesterday. This last month is just a haze of days blending together. I've never been so tired or happy in my life.

7. The Barefoot Contessa is making cookies that look yummy. I don't have all the ingredients though. Guess I'll make them a different day.

8. I'm going to start a load of laundry when I'm done with this.

9. Breastfeeding has been a challenge (I have an oversupply that chokes him sometimes) but we're sticking to it. I'm not giving up yet. When we get it right its really special.

10. Flash Forward is this seasons best new show! According to me of course.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

I think it's Tuesday, right?

1. My baby boy is sleeping in my arms. He's so cute.

2. He's growing so fast & getting so strong. He can already hold his head up for over a minute.

3. Number 1 and 2 were written hours ago. I had to change, feed, burp, change, feed etc.

4. My grandparents are going to be here tomorrow morning!

5. Yay for the baby sleeping right now.

6. I'm going to make sausage pasta tonight. Yum.

7. It's really windy today.

8. I get to watch our recorded episode of Dexter tonight!

9. Why is it that baby's have colic AT NIGHT. If they're going to cry for 3 hours straigh, can't it be in the middle of the day?

10. Even though Connor drives me insane late at night, I love him like crazy.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ten Things Tuesday

I've skipped a few weeks of TTT but I think you'll forgive me since I have a newborn at home and was in bed recovering from my headache for the 1st week I was home.

1. Connor is sleeping on my lap.

2. I haven't had any caffeine yet today. I'll need to change that soon.

3. Connor already has a little cold. Garrett tried to stay away from him while he was sick but Connor still got it.

4. What is sleep?

5. I love being mom.

6. Only 10 pounds to go until I'm at pre-pregnancy weight!

7. I'm hoping my wedding ring starts to fit soon. It almost does.

8. I can fit into all my pre-pregnancy shirts. I was running out of shirts there at the end but now it's like having a whole new closet. (Not that I always make it out of my PJ's)

9. Garrett and I caught up on all the seasons of Dexter and now we have to wait for each new one every week. We liked being able to just watch the next episode when there was a cliff hanger, now we have to wait.

10. Time to get Connor into his car seat so we can got to my mom's.

Monday, October 5, 2009

1st Day Home Alone

Garrett went back to work today. I was nervous to be home alone for so long with Connor but it's been going pretty well. I've even gotten stuff done (laundry, took garbage out, cleaned cat pan and some dishes). Now I have to figure out what we're going to have for dinner. Garrett will be home in about 2 hours. The "Barefoot Contessa" made macaroni and cheese today that looked fantastic. Maybe I have all the ingredients for that.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Newborn Pictures

We got some newborn shots done of Connor this weekend. I think they turned out great. I'll post a few here but if you want to look at all 53 (if you have the time) you can click HERE and it'll take you to the online album.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Bath Time

Some of you have already seen this video but some haven't. Connor is getting his first bath and he's so cute.