Thursday, February 26, 2009

Already Waiting... Still

Just a little update on baby #2. I have been having good contractions since Sunday that get just a tiny bit worse each day. In the morning I don't usually have any at all, but as the day progresses they get stronger and stronger. By the end of the day I wonder "am I really going into labor?" Then I go to bed and start all over the next day. Tuesday when I timed the contractions they were from 3 to 8 minutes apart and I had 9 in an hour. They are still pretty short though. I don't remember to time them, plus our clocks don't have second hands, but I guess they're about 3 to 7 seconds long is all.

Since I was induced with William I don't have much to compare this to. I would say right now I feel like I did with him about 3 hours after my Pitocin was started. Not very helpful. I know things are still so early (I'll be 36 weeks on Saturday), but, without getting into details, let's just say we know things have started. It's just a matter of when they will end! Last week the baby measured 7.1 pounds (the midwife said give or take 1 pound), so he's plenty big. Maybe he's just ready to go! William was 8 lbs 9 oz when he was born at 36 1/2 weeks.

It's such a strange time. The worse I feel, the more excited I get. Greg is excited too. I think anytime I call him during the day he wonders if it's go time. William has been cute. All he can talk about is "a baby." No matter what I ask him- "what do you want for breakfast, what should you wear today? where's daddy?" the answer is "A BABY!"

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Holy Snow, Batman!

We have had quite the storm today. The snow started sometime before 5:00 am and fell all day long. We probably got about 8" on top of what we already had, making a foot or more. William likes to "help" me shovel the sidewalks- I shovel and he follows behind kicking and throwing snow back onto the walk. But he has fun and I get some exercise, so it's all good.

Friday, February 13, 2009

No pics

Hi there, sorry we have no new pictures to post on our blog. I know that's the best part. I am a bit backwards with hooking up computer stuff and since we moved Greg hasn't had time to do it yet. I don't know why- working full time and going to school full time should leave plenty of time in the day to do whatever your wife wants! :)
William is growing leaps and bounds and is more like a toddler every day. He has his temper moments, but then his is back to his same sweet self like nothing ever happened! His vocabulary is growing so fast- he can say sorry, Papa (Grandpa), ice, water, food, please, thank you, whoah!, all done, and identify his head, hair, ears, eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, tongue, hands, tummy (sometimes there is a baby in his tummy), knees, feet, toes, hands, and fingers. He can also identify and say the letters b and o, and we're working on m, y, d, and t. Oh, and he knows happy, sad, boy, girl, on, off, up, and down. Like many parents probaby do, I think my child is a boy genius and cute enough to be on the covers of magazines.
The new little baby is coming along fine. There are no signs of toxemia this time- yea! He's still measuring quite large and is to the point where there's not much kicking room so he just wiggles and rolls around in there. Honestly it makes me feel a little claustrophobic to think of him crammed in my stomach for 9 months, but I guess we all survived it. I'm excited to have him out and see him. We had a 4-D ultrasound about 3 months ago and he actually looked very cute and had the sweetest smile. I'm taking it as a sign that he'll be a happy child.
I'm optimistic our birth experience at Mckay Dee Hospital will be a good one. They have one room with a birthing tub that I'm really hoping won't be in use so I can try it. I've heard the tub is great for pain relief and I actually think it would be kind of cool to deliver underwater, but we'll see how things go. My midwife is pretty open to whatever I want to do and the hospital policy is surprisingly lenient. William's delivery was really good considering I had to be induced, so I'm hoping this one will also go well. From what I've heard, labor is tougher when you're induced, so if I could do that without an epidural, I'm confident I can go natural again this time.