Tuesday, July 31, 2012

That time I peed on Orion

Whoops! When I was in the hospital I did something I never thought I would do. I basically peed on my husband. Well to be honest it was amniotic fluid, but Orion will swear that I peed on him. Before they put my epidural in I asked if I should go to the bathroom first. My nurse said I did not need to worry about it. Ok I thought you know what you are doing.

WELL, as soon as that epidural went in I started leaking EVERYWHERE! It was like my water broke all over again. Orion being the good husband that he is held my hand even though a puddle of water was forming around his shoes. I knew he was a keeper. I am sure when we are 80 Orion will still bring up the time I peed on him in the hospital and laugh his head off.

The Longest Day of my Life

On Sunday July 22 I went into the hospital to get induced. Our little lady was due on the 16th, but decided she was too comfortable to come out. Our doctor wanted us to get induced to ensure there was no complications with the baby. That was fine by me I was ready to get her out. We were scheduled for an induction at 6 pm, but when we arrived they were too busy for us. We had to wait 2 hours just to be seen. By 9 that night the induction process began. My water naturally broke at 1 am, but she did not arrive until 6:54 pm.

Needless to say it was a very long day. I ended up getting an epidural sometime late in the morning. I had not slept in over 24 hours and it was really taking a toll on me. It was a good thing I got one because once my body was able to relax the she started to make her way down the birth canal. That is when we realized her head was turned slightly to one side. After many prayers, trying different positions to lay in, and my doctor moving her head the best he could she was born. I almost had to get a c section. If she was not born by 7 pm I had to get a c section.

Just under the wire she decided to make her appearance.
The doctor kept asking me if she had a big head. How was I suppose to know if she had a big head? I don't think her head is bigger than average, but she sure did have a cone head when she was born. Now her head is perfectly round. No crazy shape at all.
See her head was already starting to go back to normal. She weighed 8 pounds 3 oz. I thought it was 8 pounds 6 oz until I saw this picture. It was such an amazing moment to finally meet her. She cried, I cried, and even Orion cried. It was a time that I hope to never forget. All of the pain and the waiting was worth it to see our little girl for the first time.

It still seems unreal that I am a mother now. I found this quote from a blog that I read and it really struck home to me.

"Do the best you can through these years, but whatever else you do, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours and for which heaven itself sends angels to watch over you and your little ones. Mothers, we acknowledge and esteem your faith in every footstep. Please know that it is worth it then, now, and forever."

-Jeffrey R. Holland

I definitely need to remember this quote for the times that I am so tired and feel like I have no idea what I am doing.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Week 1

Well we survived our first week as parents mostly unharmed. My sleep would say that it is servilely bruised, it is a dark blue color. But it is worth it. Our little Adilyn is so perfect. I just love to stare at her.

 Orion still calls her platypus from time to time. His mom bought her a little platypus doll, well the doll is bigger than Adilyn at the moment, so I guess it is not so little.
She wanted nothing to do with the doll when Orion put it next to her.
See she hates it. She is trying to punch it. ;)
And her she is trying to roll away from the doll. I don't blame her. I think the doll is kind of ugly. It is the claws that get me. Eventually I want to make her a little platypus so she can carry it around with her, a little doll with no claws.

I still can't believe that I am a mom and Orion is a dad. He really is the best husband in the world. I never knew how much more I could love him until we had Adilyn. He has been so amazing! The first couple of nights were really hard on me and Orion was there to comfort me through it. I just love him so much and I am eternally grateful that I have him to help raise our little lady.

One week ago at 6:54 pm our lives changed forever and I could not ask for a better partner.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I am going to be honest I have never wanted something to happen more than I do right now. I want my little lady to be born already. I was due yesterday and here I sit today still pregnant. Being a first time mom I can't help but worry about what this whole labor thing will be like. I just don't know what I am doing and there is only so much you can read about labor. Every labor is different so I feel like I really don't have a clue what I am doing.

Today Orion said he wished I had a little electronic sign on my belly that was a count down till labor. That way we would know when to prepare. At the moment he goes into work everyday wondering if I am going to call him to come home. This waiting game is no fun! Hopefully tomorrow at my doctor's appointment we will get an end date. If I don't naturally go into labor by such a date then they are going to induce me. Like my sister-in-law Cheyenne says "No one has ever been pregnant forever. You either have the baby or you die. There really is no in between." Here is to hoping that our little lady comes naturally real soon!

If she does not come by Friday Orion plans on going to the new Batman movie with me. I am hoping if that happens that I don't go into labor during the movie. I would be so sad to have to leave in the middle of it. I really want to see the movie and I hate wasting money.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Life Lesson from a Six Year Old

My little niece Victoria is six will let you know if you are wrong about something. She will tell you what you need to know. She may not have front teeth, but she knows whats going on.
A couple of weeks ago she came over to swim in my pool. Before we left my apartment she told me that I needed to put sunscreen on my legs. Of course she told me in a six year old attitude type way. So me being the mature adult ignored her. Later that night my legs were very itchy from a sun burn. I guess she knows somethings better than I do.

This last week she came over to swim again and got to talking about babies. Because she knows where they come from and the doctor gives them to you when they are done growing. I stole a chip from her sister's plate and she got very upset with me. She informed me that I should not steal. Right again young child. I told her that it was for the baby. Her response was priceless. "You mean what you eat the baby eats?" Finally something I knew that she did not. ;) I gave her the low down on how the baby survives in my stomach. She then lovingly gave me a chip off her plate because she wanted to make sure the baby had enough food.

When I told her that the baby lives in a water like substance in my stomach she was shocked. "Babies can't breath water. No one can breathe under water." How right she is. There really was no convincing her that when the baby is growing inside me it does not need to breathe. It is only practicing.

Another great lesson I have learned from Victoria is that Platypus is not a good name for a baby. (Sorry Orion the all knowing Victoria has spoken) I guess our nickname for the baby simply won't still when if Victoria has any say in the matter.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

I am still pregnant. My due date is not until Monday the 16th, but I am ready for this little lady to come already. My doctor told me today that I should talk to the baby and let her know to come already. So that is what I have been doing. I told her she can come any day now. Orion also wants her to come soon because it means he get two plus weeks off from work. Let me tell you he is SO ready for time off from work. Last month he did six over times which equals more than an extra week of work. Plus he has worked two over time shifts this month so far. Needless to say he wants and needs a little break. Not that having a newborn will be relaxing, but it does mean lots of time at home with me! And lets be honest who does not want to spend lots of time with me? ;)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Phone Calls

I don't think I have ever been so popular in my entire life as I am at the moment. I get more phone calls in a day then I use to get in a month. Ok maybe I am exaggerating a little... But my mom called me at least four times today. Each time to talk about how I am doing. Really she was asking if I was still pregnant. Yep still pregnant over here. Believe me as soon as I stop being pregnant the world will know.

I find it funny how people will call and ask what I am up to. My answer is always the same. I am just sitting around making a baby. Clearly at almost 39 weeks I can't do much else. I can barely bend over these days to get the laundry out of the dryer. I am thinking about answering the phone by saying "Yep I am still pregnant and nope I am not doing much of anything at the moment." I wonder how long my conversations would be after that. I wonder if people will still call me after I give birth. Maybe my popularity will crash and burn in a week. I don't know how I feel about that. It is kind of nice to get random phone calls through the day from people seeing how I am feeling. It lets me know that even though I am dying from heat stroke on the surface of the sun people still care about me. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012


The last family I worked for as a nanny taught me a huge amount. The mom is such an inspiration. She is what I like to call a life coach. I am not sure what her exact title is in her business. One of the things she taught me while working for her was the importance of goals. You have to have a goal first and the way will come second. If you want to learn more from her you can check out her website here.

I have been thinking about goals recently. I have a lot of time on my hands since I just make a baby all day. I started to think about the goals I have had my entire life. I wanted to get married to a worthy man. Check! Orion is the best husband out there for me. I wanted to graduated college. Check! Although I never thought I would finish my degree online. I wanted to become a mom. Check! I always thought I would be older when I had my first child. I could go on with goals, but my point is with all of these goals I did not have a way planned out. I simply knew what I wanted and worked toward that goal. The way presented itself.

I have found this to be true in all aspects of my life. Once I have a goal and work towards it things fall into place. Becoming a mom was always a goal of mine, but as I got closer and closer (no the baby is not here yet don't get too excited) I started to worry that I could not do it. Maybe my goal was too big or too hard. Maybe I could not be a mom because I have no idea what I am doing. Then I started to think about what I learned from Katie (yep my former boss's name is Katie as well). Goal first, way second. Here is a goal I have had for most of my life and the way is becoming clear to me. I just have to believe in myself enough to follow my path.