Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Optimism

The world is full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.

~Robert Louis Stevenson

Monday, October 23, 2006

Presents!

Little Mister almost came on Daddy's birthday. Although he was a wonderful present, Daddy got some more from the family. Curly, of course, had to help him open them...



Sunday, October 22, 2006

Welcome Seth!

Yay!! Seth Matthew arrived yesterday, October 21 at 8:20 PM. He weighed 8 lbs, 10 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long.

The story...

My water broke yesterday at 2:30. Hubby was so excited he was dancing all around the house and I felt the same way. Tracking down mom and sis to take Buglet took a while, but we got a hold of them. Hubby spent the time packing my suitcase which was not done yet. The reason for this was entirely superstitious. We didn't want to jinx his comig a little early by being too ready to go.... After N was safely transferred, we drove to the hospital and got settled in a birthing room. Labor progressed surprisingly quickly. I must say, though, that it is best NOT to watch Discovery footage of devastating tsunamis during labor. They don't help.

After a short time of agony, an interthecal block, then another short time of agony, Seth arrived with proper pomp and circumstance at 8:20. (military 20:20...isn't that a TV show??). Unlike Buglet's birth, I felt well enough to hold him right away, enjoy him and totally fall in love. He is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, with the possible exception of another small Buglet. God has totally answered all of our prayers in that labor and delivery went so smoothly and he came early enough to not be dangerously big. He's 3 weeks early and perfectly well and healthy. Praise Jesus!!!!

Now for the pics :)

Mommy holding Seth just seconds after his birth.
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Daddy, Mommy and Seth
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Buglet meeting Seth for the first time. (She thought he was kind of boring and liked the buttons on the bed better.)
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Seth Matthew
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I don't have any good "awake" pics yet. We'll get some soon. We're planning to go home tomorrow morning and then the real fun begins!

I'm feeling wonderful. Just a little sore, but all the sickness I experienced during the preganacy is melting away with the hormones. As with Buglet, I am beginning to feel like myself again almost immediately. And this little boy is so gorgeous and so soft and sweet. I could just look at him forever. I thank God so much for him and I know God already has a plan for his life. The name Seth means "appointed by God" and I believe it is true. God has a reason for his being here in this time and place and has His hand on this life.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

A month!!!

One month to go!!! October 12 is a wonderful day. We're finally getting "close". Then we'll have a new baby in our lives and I can begin to recouperate.

I told J. how bored I was and her solution was to write a book. Then she proceeded to tell me about a book she'd read where the author used the time she was pregnant to write a book. It sounds fun and actually I have thought of it before, but I need to think of an interesting plot. So far that hasn't happened. So...as of yet...no book.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Hard Times

Hubby and I found a daycare for Buglet. We take her over there a few days a week so I can sleep. I've been so nauseated, depressed and tired I can't deal with her almost-two demandingness any more. She is really pulling away from me emotionally. It's killing me. I feel like I am losing my happy, sparkly little girl.

And this day care is awful. It's cheap and in this lady's home. All the other kids are older and very wild. They watch bad TV. Buglet is so afraid when we leave her there. I hate this. Why will no one help us?

I keep telling myself it is only for six weeks.


Thursday, October 5, 2006

Hello, My Name Is Mommy Sleeping

I have officially been re-christened. It must be the fact that everyone who is helping to take care of Buglet tells her, "Ssshhh, Mommy's sleeping." Although she'd said the phrase at home a few times, I didn't realize that my name had officially been changed until last Sunday at church. I headed to the nursery to pick her up. As I approached, she broke into a wide grin and announced, "Mommy Seeping!!!" Yep, guess that's my new name.


Tuesday, October 3, 2006

It's weird how life changes

You know how you tell yourself that change is inevitable and yet you actually don't believe it? My uncle is dying of cancer. And my cousin, his daughter, is having a baby any day now. It's odd to think how my family is changing. For some reason I kind of took it for granted that they would all be there, on the farm where they always were. It's odd that there will be one less person, yet one more person at family dinners. I hope my uncle gets to see his grandchild. I think it's hardest on my Grandpa. To outlive your own child is never something a parent wants to do.

I've been thinking so much about Uncle R. I try to pray, but I'm not quite sure even what to pray for. I'm not really one of those faith healer types that believes a miracle is just around every corner. And since he is Catholic and I'm not, that raises questions too. I guess I just pray that the Holy Spirit would show me what to pray?

It's sure something you think about a lot.