Sunday, January 30, 2011

The First Month - TMI

This is my "Too Much Information" Post...

And it is because of thinking back to my 10 Things They Should Really Warn You About Before Getting Pregnant post. There is the list of symptoms that you have during pregnancy, but what about the after part? Sure, there is some nasty stuff that goes on during pregnancy, but as a cousin of ours and I were talking one day, it is the after birth/labor part that is gross. I had said that if those things were discussed then people probably wouldn't get pregnant. Well here I go, I am going to talk about it...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nikolai is One Month Old! Pics!

I cannot believe it has been a month since I had a baby! Crazy to think that...

So, I made an attempt at taking Nikolai's one month pictures. They may have turned out better if I had a professional grade camera, but we have to make do with what we have, right? And he was not being very cooperative. He was sleeping a little too heavily, but at least he was not crying!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

4 weeks into Parenthood...

I don't know if having a newborn qualifies yet as parenthood. The activities in which a newborn are involved is not that much. But I guess the tummy time, bath time, feedings, lack of sleep, and small moments where they are actually awake can count for something. These are the building blocks of parenthood. These are the tests of strength and ability to endure every crying moment, and teach us to cherish the smiles all the more. Amazing what little bit occurs in such a small amount of time, and how insignificant it may seem but really is important.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sleeping at Night? Yea Right!

I have not been able to go to sleep at a decent hour at all these last few weeks. I don't know how common this is for new moms, or how common it is for just having a newborn. But I can say that this pretty much, downright just sucks.

Last night I swaddled Nikolai around 9:30/10 and was super excited to think that I might be able to make it into bed before 1 am! Boy was I wrong!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Being a New Mommy

There are moments where it hits you that you are a mommy. Just the little things that happen, that you or the baby does which reinforces the feeling of 'being a mommy'.  I have started a list of moments that reinforce my realization of being a mommy and have been updating the list.  I will be updating the list with each realization I have...

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blame the Biliruben

Nikolai entered the world on the 22nd of December healthy and well. Sadly we did not leave the hospital until Christmas morning around 9 - 10 am. We were even moved to a room that we had to share with another couple and their baby. All that because Nikolai's biliruben levels went from 10.3 to 11 point something.

Child Birth - Part 2

Our Birth Story in Pictures!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Child Birth

ok, two weeks late... I am so sorry... But here you go...

Let's face the facts. Labor is called labor for a reason. It is not easy, fun or fast. I am just a lucky one where it started and was done and over with in a day. 12 hours and 51 minutes was the amount of time that it took to go from 2 centimeters to 10, for Nikolai's head to move from a -4 station through the cervix, and to thin out at least half way. It only took 30 minutes of pushing, and that I am extremely thankful for. But really it was a lot to take in on one day.