Wow. Its been too long since I've been in this space. I missed it. I can't promise regular postings like I've done in the past, but I assure you I will pop in and out just to say hello and share what I've been up to.
Since my last post, I've been quite busy. You see, my lil princess is finally here! Thats my love holding his baby sister. He looks so proud and happy, doesn't he? She made her appearance on October 15, 2011 at 1:50 AM with a full head of hair and weighing in at a whopping 8 pounds 11 ounces and 20.75 inches tall. I grow big babies I say. My love was 8 pounds at 38 weeks. Quite big for asian babies.
It was an easy delivery, except for the fact that I hadn't eaten anything but breakfast that day and my doctor advised me to head to the hospital right away. I was 40 weeks to date, my amniotic fluid was low and I was a mere 3cm dilated.
I arrived at the hospital around noon and was famished by that time. And because of my low amniotic fluid, I was induced through pitocin or oxytocin. So by the time I was fully dilated and ready to push, I was starving and low on energy. Oh, and I didn't ask for my epidural until I was 7cm dilated. BIG mistake! I was in so much pain, especially from the pressure, that even with the epidural I was so uncomfortable. The pitocin worked so quickly. Once I reached 6cm it felt like an eternity for the epidural to be properly administered and working.
With my love, I was in so much pain at 3cm and asked for the epidural right away. Its amazing how each pregnancy and delivery can be so different. The one thing that remained the same though, was that I delivered both of my babies healthy and recovered pretty quickly. Thank you LORD.
|Lil princess at 3 weeks|
My love has been adjusting well to his baby sister. He wants to hold her and give her kisses. He loves helping with her bath and sometimes he'll be a good big brother and run to me if she spit up a bit in her swing or if he see's her moving. Whenever he see's her move during her nap or in the car seat he yells,"MOVEMENT, mommy!" And of course he heard the hubs and I say that so naturally he'll mimic us.
There were times, during the first couple of weeks, we'd would ask him to keep his voice down, and he'd speak loudly. And when we'd asked him to keep his distance because he was a little under the weather, he would cough on her. You have to giggle at his reactions because he was an only child for a bit and he is after all only 4.
Today is my loves 4th birthday and my lil princess is 6 weeks young. I am truly grateful for my children, my health and my family, friends and neighbors. I love being a mom, even with all its challenges. Its the most rewarding job in the world and one of the most difficult ones too.
Oh have I mentioned that I love babies feet. I like to kiss and nibble on them. And smell them too. Only downfall, you have to stop when your kids notice that you love their feet because they start to copy your behavior...on your feet. I say from experience. And we all know that our feet are not as, shall I say cute...
I promise I'll try and post more often. But I feel that my time right now is dedicated to my children. When my princess is napping I love spending time with my love and I know he enjoys our one on one time together. I know you understand.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and wishing you all a even better Christmas. Until next time...