Saturday, May 31, 2008

Breyers Ice Cream

Originally uploaded by wilfhh29
I'm on to you, Breyers. I used to be able to buy 2 quarts of ice cream on sale for $2.50. I thought it was pretty good to find it for $2.99 on sale these days. But then I see that you are using 1.5 quart containers now.

Breyers Ice Cream...consider yourself "on notice"!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Birth Story of Baby #3

It has been a busy week as we have gotten baby #3 started in this world. It's a boy! He was born on Mother's Day at 8:47 AM--coming into this world fast and furious. I piddled around the house on Sunday and didn't leave for the hospital until 7. I had decided a few months ago that I would stay at home as long as possible before going to the hospital. Contractions were 4 minutes apart and lasting 1 minute. Even we my husband and I arrived at the hospital, I made him park; and I walked in! The person admitting me fussed at my husband for that.

By the time I started paying attention to the clock, it was a little after 8. I had been strapped to the external fetal monitor and the labor pains were coming quick. The nurse promised that the doctor would be right in, but my husband went to see how long it would be when he noticed how much pain I was in. Finally, I guess I had made enough noise because a resident came in to check me. I as at 9 cm already!! That was the first I had been checked. It immediately ruled out an epidural--this baby was coming naturally. I didn't even have time to get an IV.

I was rolled to the delivery room; and in just a few minutes, I told the nurse there that I needed to push. Sure enough, I was fully dilated. At that point, my water broke (I guess my earlier suspicions about my water breaking had really been part of my mucus plug).

Then the nurse told me not to push. They had to get the doctor in the room. I don't think you should tell a pregnant woman that. It seemed like forever before the doctor came (though it probably wasn't that long), and even he told me not to push (because he was putting his gloves on). Finally, they let me push (I had been screaming to let me push for several minutes). Baby #3 was born after just a couple of pushes. No epidural, no stitches.

He weighed in at 8 pounds, 12 ounces; and he was 21 1/4 inches long. His Apgars were 9 and 9.

I wanted to come home after one night in the hospital, but the baby had lost 10 ounces and the pediatrician wouldn't let him go. I had to stay until Tuesday morning.

We are transitioning into being a family of 5 now. This is quite an adventure. Hopefully, it will go okay, especially for boy #2.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to Me!

I am in labor. Contractions started around 2 AM or so. My water broke sometime in the 3 hours after that (I was dozing and I don't know exactly when). Right now, I am still at home and timing. Everyone else is sleeping. I'll be waking them in about 15 minutes.

Just had to update my blog first. It may be a few days before the next update.

Thanks for your prayers.

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Ok, child in my womb, you are supposed to be here by now. Are you going to make me wait even longer to meet you? I would like to get "Motherhood, part 3" started this week.

Maybe I am not very patient after all.

Sunday, May 04, 2008


What do you mean that I'll have an infant either this week or next week?!? Didn't I just take the test? How can 9 months go by that fast?