Tia Gladys gave baby her first bath yesterday. She hated being wiped down, but loved the water. There were 9 people in the bedroom at once, observing the event: 2 Grandmas, 4 Tias, Daddy, Mommy and cousin Karen!
Jaime and I took care of Mia all by ourselves last night. I wanted to start doing things for myself as early as possible so that I'll build confidence that I can take care of her. She ate, had her diaper changed and belly button cleaned, changed her clothes and off she went to sleep again...or so we thought. Anyway, somewhere around 3am she finally settled for the night and slept solid till after 6am. Her daddy was amazingly helpful as usual, Googling burping techniques at 2am :-)
I think I'll have to sleep semi-seated when Jaime is at work until it's easier to get up out of bed. The surgery area is still quite tender. Will try and rest more today when the baby sleeps, and get that wound healing. It's really frustrating when the baby needs you and you can only move in slow motion or have to ask for help!
Ok, going to check on her now. Wish me luck for DAY 2!
I've spent the last 3 days priming and painting a changing table that Alicia so kindly gave to me. It was brown, but I want everything white - more girly I think. I don't know how good of an idea it was to be painting and bending down at 9 months, but I wanted to do it myself :-) Here's the finished product drying in the spare room. I have a changing mattress ready to go, and all the toiletries can be stored on the shelves. Jaime will paint the crib (you can see parts in the background) , but we really don't need it until she sleeps in her own room.
Myka and Tio Jaime were so kind to lend me Kellen's traveling bassinet, which is where baby will be until she sleeps through the night. It's so handy because the crib would have been too big for the bedroom. We'll take good care of it for the next baby Awe...perhaps a little girl for Peanut to play with, eh Myka?
Today I got a little spurt of energy and started to organize Peanut's clothes, bedding, blankies and towels into her armoire (which is in my bedroom for the time being). Note grandma's crochet afghan on the bottom shelf, and my boppy breastfeeding pillow on the bed.
I'm officially on Maternity Leave now, a few days sooner than the office expected, but they still managed to throw me a really sweet shower complete with CAKE and PREZZIES! It was very sweet of them :-)
Crib mobile: puffy stars will rotate around a puffy crescent moon. The mobile arms are covered in pink and white gingham fabric, awww.
Morning! I'm 37 weeks today, which is supposedly full-term and baby might want to come any second (she better not). I'm at work for 1 more week because I feel just fine, and figure that 1 more week at work=1 more week at home with the peanut.
She still hasn't turned (Grr) and is quite small at under 6lb. The placenta has some calcification, which means it's aging, so the baby will prob. have to come out before 40 weeks just in case blood supply isn't sufficient for her.
I think I have all the supplies I need; I picked up a microwave bottle sterilizer, baby monitor and crib mobile yesterday. I have tons of clothes and toiletries and Tio J. has let me borrow a traveling crib to use until peanut sleeps in her own room.
Grandma's getting all nervous and says she's going to have a hospital bag packed for herself hehe. I'm not worried about the surgery at all, as long as the peanut pops out fine I will be happy. Jaime will just have to deal with me being even more grumpy because I will be limited in my activities.
Only 4 puppies are left, yeaaay, and 3 should go by Monday so the veranda can get nice and clean before baby's arrival. It's almost time people! Keep your phones on! :-)
I've been offline for the last 3 weeks, since big sis and her family, and little bro and his even littler wife were all visiting. It was a great time, and I'm sad they're all gone :-( Anyway, here is what peanut and I look like today. Apparently she's still breech so there may be a c-section in my very near future :-|