Friday, February 26, 2010

Wicked weather...

After a night of hearing the wind howling and the rain beating against the house, we woke up to this...

The screen door was torn off right at the hinges and the little wood snowman had lost his legs...

And a good portion of one side of our twig fence was blown down. The wind snapped one of the thick log footings that was in the ground.
It has been a crazy winter, warm temperatures, not much snow, and now this wicked rain storm. The kids even had a "snow day" today because half the town was without power this morning and there were flood warnings. Luckily we live on a hill and didn't lose power, but there is a lot of clean up to do.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Working on Wednesday...

It is Wednesday right? Whewww! I can't believe it's been 2 weeks already since Mason was born. He's doing great and I'm getting back to normal. The kids are back in school this week and we are finding our way back into the normal routine of things. Mason has seamlessly fit right into our family and actually sleeps pretty good at night.

I know this isn't a subject that is talked about a lot but I think it is important to let other new moms know that it is normal and plenty of women go through it. It's the "baby blues". About 4 days after Mason was born, the baby blues hit me hard. It wasn't full blown post partum depression, as it didn't affect me taking care of him or bonding with him, but it did (for a lack of a better word) SUCK! Hormones are a powerful thing, and they definitely hit me hard. Basically, I had a huge desire to have family near us(which they aren't), I worried about my other kids and didn't want them to feel depressed or bored, I fretted over Hubby's long commute to work and felt horrible for him, I realized how old my teenagers are and they are growing up way to fast for me, and I hated my house and felt trapped within in it. It was just an overwhelming gloomy feeling and I felt like it would never go away. And I hated that I was feeling like that when all I should be doing is enjoying my new baby.
Because I "knew" what was going on, I tried to get rid of it as quickly as I could. We went for car rides, went for short walks, did as many little household chores as I could, rested when the baby slept, and most importantly, I talked about how I was feeling. My middle sister made a great point about how having a csection didn't let my body release all those hormones through a normal labor and delivery, so that could be why the baby blues hit me so hard, one minute I was pregnant and the next I wasn't, and my body just didn't know how to handle that and all those built up hormones.
Anyway, by last Friday I could feel myself coming out of it and I think I am pretty much back to normal now, Thank goodness!! I'm telling you, I would take physical pain over that emotional mess any day.

Ok, back to my post... Here is what I'm working on or plan on working on soon...

First, I'm in the process of making an applique wall hanging of my kids hands, to preserve this moment in time.

I want to make several of these small wall quilts, for gifts and to sell...
And to go along with the crocheting binge I have been on, I want to make some toys...
Aren't these cute?...
BUT!!! The most important thing I'm working on is growing this adorable little man... here he is yesterday in a vest I crocheted for him.
Sleepy after a bath...
Sweet dreams...

I again, apologize for not getting around to answering comments, just give me some time and I'll get there.

Have a splendid day,


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We're Home....

Thank you all so much for the kind comments :)

We came home this afternoon, I just couldn't take another night on the uncomfortable hospital bed and there is just no place like home. Had to share some more pics....

We are now just relaxing and enjoying are new little bundle of joy. He has mastered nursing already and just wants to be held and kept warm. I'm sure I'll share more pics soon, he is just too cute not to share :)


Monday, February 8, 2010

Mason Alexander is Here!!!

Mason Alexander arrived at 7:44 this morning. He had the cord wrapped around his neck twice, but is fine and just a bit wheezy now. He weighed in smaller than we expected, only 8lbs 4oz (20" long), but he looks even smaller than that. Maybe because it's been awhile since I've had a newborn.

I'm biased, but I think he is absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way :)

I'm doing great, already up and out of bed once, catheter removed, and ate lunch. Hubby just left to go pick up the other kids to meet their new baby brother.

I edited to add this pic of me leaving the house this morning at 4am because I realized how scary the next pic of me is,lol! I look a lot better standing up ;)

Here I am, in all my enormous pregnant glory waiting for the csection at around 6 this morning.

And here he is after we all got back to the room, about 2 hours old.

I couldn't be any happier. Happy that the pregnant pains are over, happy that the csection is behind, and mostly happy that our sweet baby boy is safe and sound in my arms right now. Thank you all for the prayers. The last 2+ years has been a hard journey, but I'm more than blessed in the end.


Just waiting...

Sorry I haven't been around in over a week. I've been suffering with a bad head/sinus cold and pulled stomach muscles and just haven't felt like blogging much or really had much to blog about anyway.

BUT, here I am right now at 5 in the morning sitting in a hospital bed waiting for my csection at 7:15. I'll post pics of baby Mason as soon as I'm back in my room and settled. I'm very excited right now but also extremely anxious and nervous, not to mention thirsty and hungry :)

Be back in a few hours!! Wish us luck and say a prayer all goes well.