Friday, July 31, 2009

My Man

Have I mentioned that I love this guy? Sure he's funny, smart, hard working, and good looking. But he's all that, and he does what's best for our kid(s.) (Can I make that plural yet? I mean Bito is very real to us, even if we can't see him yet.) :)

This evening, B and Hubby went outside to swing while I was cleaning up dishes (don't feel bad for me- it was my suggestion. It's impossible to load/unload the dishwasher with B around.) When I look out the window, I discover that he has taken her swing down and turned it around- so he would be the one looking into the sun and not her. What a good Dad! :)

(PS- I know it's a crappy picture, but I was trying to be stealthy, and I don't have a zoom lense for my camera yet.)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Kung Fu King

In case I haven't mentioned it.... Okay, so I haven't mentioned it, but anyone who reads this probably already knows- we're going to have a baby boy in December. Currently we are 21.5wks along. And I'm worried.

For the past ~3weeks I've been feeling this guy move. And I mean he moves! It seems like he NEVER settles down. Bridget was active in utero, but this guy- HOLY COW! And it worries me because B was all wrapped up in her umbilical cord (around her arm, around her waist twice, and then around a leg....) which was the cause of her emergency c-section. If she did all that with her movement, I can't even imagine what this guy is doing. He's going to have is cord in knots- literally. I'm hoping to try for a VBAC, but if he's in knots and requires a c-section, I have NO problem telling the doc, "Go for it!"

Don't get me wrong- I LOVE feeling him and knowing that he's doing okay. But, settle down, Dude. You're making me worry over things that I never would have thought about, if it hadn't been for B's experience. :)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Year One

A year ago today, was the best and scariest day of my life. Looking at my healthy, active, smart little girl, you'd never guess she had such a rough start. B had some breathing problems.... a lot of breathing problems. And by this time at night she was intubated and on 100% oxygen, sedated, and being fed through a tube in her nose. But... she was finally improving! After a week in the NICU, we went home with our healthy baby girl, and she's been going, going, going ever since! Her first year has been amazing. I never thought motherhood would be so challenging, or so rewarding. My heart gets filled every day with just that smile- the scrunch of the nose and the toothless grin. I never thought parenthood would bring Hubby and I closer together, but it definitely has.

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY, B!!! We love you so very much!!!