Saturday, January 23, 2010

First day with two

Monday was my first day by myself as a mother of two. It was a little daunting but we made it through, with out too many tears shed. Although I did cry when Jorge came home from work, mostly out of sheer exhaustion.

People keep asking how Lori is handling the transition. I'm not sure if she loves being a big sister as much as she loves having baby things around the house. I walked in to the hallway to find this...
One baby on the changing pad and one in the car seat. I think she's handling the transition rather well... don't you?

Lori has been acting up lately. It started a little before Davey was born and it's not horrible, but it is annoying. She has taken to running away from us when we ask her for the thing she's holding, or if she needs to come inside from our walk. I'm not TOO worried since this was bound to happen sooner or later seeing as she's almost two anyway.

She also has become very concerned with giving David anything that is his, be it his blanket, binky or anything else that she thinks he may want or need.

She'll even share her toys with him.

So, that being said, so far so good. I mean we're still in the hormonal/emotional up and down part but I think that's to be expected.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

David Isaac!!

On January 12th I went in for my 39 week check up and the Dr gave me the option to be induced the following day. I told him that I didn't really want to make that choice, it made me feel like I was cheating or something. I asked him what he thought I should do and he said that I probably wasn't going to make it till next week, and that he wasn't on call that weekend so if I wanted him to deliver the baby (which I really did) then going the next day would be ideal, AND he said that the longer I wait, the bigger the baby was going to get and the bigger he got, the chances of me having some difficulties delivering go up. Jorge and I talked about it and prayed about it and decided that yeah, we wanted to go ahead and have this baby, in less than 24 hours after I walked in to the Dr. office.

I went for a super long walk afterward to clear my head and started having contractions. Those continued all the way through the night. We went to the hospital at 7:00 in the morning on Wednesday and they started the induction process. With in an hour they broke my water, and an hour after that they gave me the epidural! (Man, those things are AMAZING!)
Long story short, I started to feel like I he was comin' and asked the nurse to check and sure enough, he was RIGHT THERE. She called for the Dr who came over and when he check he said "oh wow" and went runnin' to get his things ready cause we were havin' this baby.

3 minutes and 6 pushes later David was born. Afterward, the Dr said that I would have most likely gone in to labor on my own that night if we hadn't induced, AND that if we have any other kids I may not make it to the hospital, considering how fast I tend to have kids. (Lori was only 5.5 hours and 15 min of pushing) So all in all I feel pretty good about the decision to be induced.

Here he is!!

David Isaac Hernandez
Born January 13, 2010
11:11 am
6 lbs 14 oz
19 inches.

And now the real adventure begins right?

Monday, January 11, 2010

She did it!!

I just wanted to say that today... Lori actually used the potty. Just once, but still... there was much rejoicing!! (and the giving of a "nm&nm" or M&M)

Way to go baby girl!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

in the home stretch

So I'm actually almost done. I've made it to 38 weeks (or 39 depending on which due date you look at) At this point, regardless of due date, "Numero Dos" could come any day. I've never been this pregnant before and so from here on out, it's all new! Which is exciting and frustrating all at the same time.

38 weeks
(is it just me or does my belly look SMALLER than last week?)

As anxious as I am to have this baby out and meet him face to face, (not to mention NOT have him painfully wedged under my ribs anymore...) I actually have been taking the advice EVERYONE has been giving me, and enjoying my last few days being just Lori's mommy. She is amazing. (I know, I know, I'm bragging again, but hey, it's my blog and I'll brag if I want to! ;) ) Lori has become particularly snuggly these last few days, which could be in relation to her slight fever today but I like to think that she just KNOWS that things are going to be different soon. She's just my sweet baby girl who is beyond precious and I love her very much. It actually makes me sad, that things are going to change in a matter of days or weeks.

I've been enjoying watching Lori's free and joyful spirit as she wanders around the house cooking up some sort of trouble. In this case, it' not so much trouble as it is just plain silliness.

wearing Jorge's socks...

Bag lady, eat your heart out.

Every outfit needs a good pair of shoes.

For some reason in this picture I think she looks like my sister a little bit when she was little...

Our silly little girl who makes me smile every day! What a blessing she is!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's no secret that we think that Lori is with out a doubt the cutest and smartest kid ever!!

Her latest thing is trying to learn to use the potty. She had the potty chair that would sit on the ground, but lately she wanted to sit on the actual toilet. This required me to sit on the floor and hold her over the toilet for 10 or some minutes at a time. I obviously grew tired of this much faster than Lori did, and so we went to Babies R Us and got this fancy potty seat that sits INSIDE the toilet. Lori is extremely excited about the new seat and will now sit on it for 10-15 min at a time, several times a day. She's not too good at actually GOING in the potty, but it's a step in the right direction in my opinion.

She's also just recently just gotten in to dolls. She used to carry them around and give them hugs, but now she's actually started playing with them. It is not uncommon for us to walk in to a room and see a doll or two laying on the floor either on or under a blanket. Yesterday I caught her walking to her room carrying her Barbie. I figured she was up to something (she is my daughter after all... she always seems to have something up her sleeve) so I followed her.

I walked in to find this...

From the looks of things "Numero Dos" is going to be in good hands.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Almost there...

It's kinda crazy that I'm almost done, but then again I also feel like it's FOREVER away. I'm getting really nervous about everything. Like when I'll go in to labor (I never had to even think about that with Lori), giving birth, the lack of sleep and just simply having two kids. I know it's "a little too late now" but that still doesn't mean that I'm not nervous. Everyone says that you'll love your second kid just as much and the first and I don't doubt that at all, I'm just having a hard time thinking about how Lori will no longer be "my life". I will be just as much this baby's mommy as I am Lori's, and that's a weird thought. I think that might be why I'm SO ready to be done. (Not just the fact that I am getting extremely uncomfortable, although, that has something to do with it too I think. :) ) I'm not a fan of the unknown, and I just really want to move on with the inevitable. You know what I mean?

anyway... that's enough out of me. Here's the belly...

37 weeks
(maybe 38)