Sunday, October 28, 2012

Finding His Voice

Seth is finding his voice. Before we know it he'll be laughing and talking :) I can't wait! I can't wait to hear what his laugh sounds like! I also can't wait until he can tell me what's wrong, what he wants, etc.

I want to teach him the way to properly say words and to talk with intelligence. I don't want him sounding country, hick, or like some punk.

That's all the new news I have for now....

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One Month!

It's hard to believe that my little boy is one month old! Ok so maybe it isn't to hard to believe since it feels like he's always been here, but I'm so glad he's in my life.
I'm so glad I'm not pregnant anymore. And I love this new and improved person being a mommy has made me.
So you may ask,"what does a one month old do?" Well, not much more than a newborn! He eats more, sleeps better through the night, sleeps less during the day, and has a much fuller diaper when he goes but other than that he's just like a newborn...ok ok so there are other things, some cool things like he smiles more and tries to talk to us. He doesn't laugh yet but I'm sure he will soon and I can't wait!
He's still just the sweetest thing and the cutest one too!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

I Miss My Son

My son has been "stolen" away from me... Don't freak out it was by my husband. He took Seth to go out to eat with my in-laws. I would have went, but my stomach has been in all sorts of knots.
I hate that Seth isn't here with me. I don't like that he's away. The only comfort I have is knowing that he's with my husband so he's around someone that he's used to be around all the time.
I'm all for Seth seeing his grandparents sometimes, but I'm not up for him going off without Miles or I with him, we had him and he's our responsibility, that's just how I feel. I don't understand people that ship their kids off to grandparents, unless they have to because of work that can't be helped. By the way, I'm not calling the occasional staying the night at a grandparents house being shipped off. If you need a break every once in a while then I understand.
Anyways, back to the point. I miss my son! And I hope my husband brings him home soon!

Waiting On The Mail...

I absolutely hate waiting on the mail, don't you? Especially when you've ordered something and you know it should be coming any day now! I've ordered a few things and luckily one of the things finally got here today!! (1 day late) I have, I think, 4 other things that I'm waiting for, some pictures and the rest are surprises for my hubby :)
Speaking of my Hubby, he's been absolutely wonderful! He's a great dad and helps out with Seth, I don't feel like I'm parenting alone. If I'm having problems with Seth such as getting him to burp, then he'll come and take Seth from me and burp (or at least try to burp) him. He takes good care of me, not letting me do things that I shouldn't be doing and being very understanding with my limitations. He deserves a few good surprises for how awesome he's been.
Now if only it would all hurry up and get here!

-Impatiently Waiting

3 Weeks

3 weeks old! It's funny to look back at his first pictures and see how much he's changed already. He's still so sweet and such a good baby.
He's still a good sleeper, he wakes up a couple times during the night, which isn't bad. Every once in a while he'll wake up more during the night, but it's typically just because he wants his pacifier.
He's waking up more and more during the day, which is nice. I love seeing his beautiful eyes and watch him as he looks around at everything.
I absolutely love cuddling with him! He's so sweet and warm :) I love knowing that he's more comfortable when he's near me, that bond :)
I love being a mommy to my precious baby boy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You've Never Known Love Until...

I know a lot of people say that once you have a child you really know love, but sorry I have to disagree. Yes, I love my son and I put his needs above mine (no matter how hard that may be at times), but I don't love him more than my husband, it's just a different kind of love.

Sure there are things that I would do for my son that I wouldn't do for my husband. I think being a mommy means a lot of sacrifice for your child and their needs, but marriage involves some sacrifice too, just once again a different kind.

Being a mommy you feed your child before yourself no matter how hungry you are, you sacrifice time that you would spend with your husband, friends, and family, you sacrifice sleep and sanity (at times), etc.

Being a wife you put your husband above your family and friends, you may sacrifice getting something you want to get something he wants (same as with a child), it's no longer what you want to do or where you want to go, it's no longer I it's we, etc.

I don't think that the people that feel more love for their children are wrong for feeling that way, but I know I'm not wrong either. I just think it's a difference in personalities. Either way I love being a mommy just like all of you and honestly that's what matters :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

First Day Without Daddy

Today is the first day at home alone with Seth, Daddy had to go back to work. We've had a very good first day. Seth has slept for quite a few hours of it, he's woken up a couple times for a bottle, and even had an hour or two of content awake time :)

We, of course, miss Daddy being home with us, but work is a must. Unfortunately we can't live on love. And all to soon I'll have to go back to work myself, but unlike Daddy I'll only be away from Seth for around 30 minutes to possibly an hour, not 10 or more hours. And Seth even gets to come with me to one of my jobs! I'm excited about that. I know I'll still have to do my work, but I won't have to worry about him being with someone else and if he's okay or if they're taking proper care of him or not.

Well, I've been doing housework and I need to get back to that. I love being a mommy!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

First Stroller Ride

   Today the weather has been so great that we decided to take our first stroller ride. Mommy and Daddy needed the exercise and we all need some fresh air. We walked for maybe 15 minutes, which I thought was pretty good since I'm still healing. Seth slept the whole time.. Well, he may have been awake for 1 minute, but you might as well say he was asleep the whole time. Lol.

Seth seems to love the outside, but he's just at that age still where sleeping is all he wants to do. Besides eating and going "potty" (Have I ever mentioned how much I hate the word "potty"? Or "tinkle"? Or "Ucky"? Lol. Sorry in my book you "go to the bathroom", "poop", and "pee" You may as well just call it what it is...)

I still love being a mommy! <3 p="p">

Saturday, October 13, 2012

First Night In Crib

Tonight is Seth's first night sleeping in his crib.
He seems to really love his crib and all the room that he has to spread out in it. We had noticed he sleeps better if he's on a very open space like a couch or bed so we decided to see how he'd sleep in his crib.
He fell asleep without a pacifier. And has been sleeping very well so far.
One problem... Me being mommy I don't like that he's down the hall. For the first 2 weeks of his life he slept right next to my side of the bed in his bassinet. And for 9 months I carried him everywhere (like either of us had a choice lol) So I'm sad that he's already growing up on me. And I'm worried that if I fall asleep he'll wake up and I won't be there and he'll be scared.
.... Point is baby may sleep well, but mommy is going to have a hard night :(

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Dr.'s Request

At Seth's first Dr.'s appointment he weighed 8 lbs. 9.5 oz. and the Dr. wanted him to meet his birth weight. Well at our 2 week appointment Seth weighed 9 lbs. 5 oz.! He most definitely exceeded the Dr.'s request. Lol.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All To Soon

Yesterday had 3 sponge baths (for Seth of course), spit up all down my back, not very much sleep, a Dr.'s appt., tons of dirty diapers, a scare or 2, and a lot of pain/irritation from my stitches. But even with all of that I wouldn't want to go back to the way things used to be. I love being a mommy spit up, dirty diapers, and all!

Sad part is I know he'll grow up all to fast. I looked at what he'll be wearing by Christmas time and nearly cried because he'll be so big and at only 3 months! Before I know it he'll be married! I never thought I'd get emotional over this, but it's really bugging me. Guess I'll be more like my Mom on this than I thought. 

For now I'll enjoy him sleeping in my arms knowing one day all to soon I'll no longer be able to hold him because he'll be to big. So I'm soaking up every moment I can!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Ugly Is Gone!

You are probably thinking, "This can't have anything to do with your baby." But you'd be wrong. Yes, that's right there was something I found ugly about my baby. *Gasp!* Relax people. I'm talking about his Umbilical Cord Stump. It finally fell off today! *Choir of Angels singing* *Clapping* *Shouts of joy*

I love babies, especially mine, but the Umbilical Cord Stumps are just SOOOOO gross! So I'm super excited that it's gone and I no longer have to worry about it!

I know some people keep the stump, but in my opinion that's just nasty. (Sorry if that offends any of you, but that's just my opinion.) I don't want to look back and remember the stump, just the cute, amazing, sweet, perfect little one that I gave birth too.

So celebrate with me the falling off of the ugly!

Monday, October 8, 2012

What's His Name?

You get pregnant or you're dreaming of your future children, you spend hours and hours looking up names to find the perfect one. You talk to your belly calling your child their name and then they get here and suddenly you can't remember their name. ... Yep, that's right, all that time spent finding the name and using it while baby is in the womb and now they're out and you can't remember it. And guess what, that's normal! 

I felt SO bad because here we spent all this time picking out Seth's name, we called him Seth while he was still in the womb, and suddenly he got here and all I could seem to call him was Buddy. I don't even like when people call their sons Buddy, yet here I was doing just that. So I asked my mom if she ever had problems calling her kids their names and she said yes! That it was perfectly normal! I couldn't believe it. Parents always seem to call out their kid's names with ease and now I hear that it's normal to forget/have problems calling them by their name! 

Well, at least it made me feel better. Here I thought I was some horrible person unable to remember my own son's name. So if you have problems remembering/calling your child by their name, you aren't alone! Don't feel bad! Eventually we'll be able to call out their name with no issues just like the rest of the parents. Lol.   

Sunday, October 7, 2012

First Church Service

Today Seth had his first church service. It was a Sunday Morning service and he did really well. He slept basically the whole time, he was only awake for a few seconds when people were clapping, he didn't like that. He didn't cry or fuss, but he did give a few unhappy looks when the clapping would begin.
We would have went tonight as well, but I am still sore from giving birth. I can only seem to handle being out and sitting up for a couple hours a day then I'm sore until I wake up the next morning. Soon we'll be back to both services.
Hopefully Seth will take those services just as well as he did the service today.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Better Me

Having Seth around has been such a great thing for me! Example: I actually want to clean up the house. And not just a messy, cluttered clean. I mean clean, get rid of the things you don't need/use, put away things after you use them, etc. CLEAN. Lol. And anyone that knows me and knows how I am can tell you that's a miracle! LOL!

I love that he's making me want to be a better me! Having him was such a good idea and such a blessing! I'd be enjoying my blessing right now, but the in-laws are enjoying him at the moment. Yes, I'm sharing him :P  Big shocker I know!

Friday, October 5, 2012

For This I Am Thankful...

I woke up this morning and I was still sore, but I felt better than yesterday.
I noticed I was able to move around with a bit more ease.
My amazing husband
My precious son
We're all healthy and happy.
We have a wonderful house.
2 good, running vehicles.
We both have jobs.
3 adorable cats.
Food on the table.
Money in the bank.
Family that loves us.

I could go on and on about the things I'm thankful for, but there's a few. I am so blessed and often times I forget just how truly blessed I am. Having my son has made me realize just how blessed I am and how often I forget that I'm blessed.
I know I'm not the only one who forgets. We all do. It's so much easier to see all the bad things that are happening in life and dwell on those. But think about it, that makes for a pretty miserable life, doesn't it?
So take a moment think of at least 10 things that you're thankful for. And don't forget to thank God for these things because without him it wouldn't be possible.

Baby Posts

I always said I wouldn't be one of those people who's every Facebook, Twitter, and wherever else post was about their child, but now I see why they do that.
Because the highlight of everyday is that child.
Because the love you feel for that child is so great.
Because of all the cute things they do.
Because the life that you had before and thought you'd miss is gone and you honestly don't care that it is...

I love my little boy and I couldn't imagine life without him in it. It seems so strange to me that he wasn't around before last week. It feels like he's always been around, guess that's because he's a part of me.

I will cherish every day that I am given with him. I am truly blessed!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pregnancy Is Over!

1 week ago today I had my perfect little man!
Name: Seth Paul
Date of birth: 9/27/12
Time of birth: 9:37 p.m.
Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz.
Height: 20 3/4 in.

9/27 my Dr. had scheduled me to get induced since I would be 41 weeks. So Miles and I went to the hospital at 7 a.m.

They checked my cervix and I was 1 1/2 cm. dilated so they inserted a pill to help me dilate. After about 2 hours they checked again and I was, I believe, 3 or 3 1/2 cm. dilated.

My Dr. asked if I would like my water broken or my epidural first. Knowing that after my water would break the contractions would only get worse I chose to get the epidural first so it would kick in before she broke my water.

So I got the epidural and really it was no more painful than getting the iv's in. The epidural is wonderful btw! The contractions were very painful at only 3 or 3 1/2 cm. so I'm so glad that the epidural exists and that it actually worked for me.  Yes, you can feel pressure, but really no pain.

The Dr. had to be in surgery for a couple of hours and said she would break my water when she got out. So I waited. During my waiting one of the nurses checked my cervix and my water sack was bulging and it broke during the check.

Eventually I was dilated enough to start pushing and that's when the fun began. I was already exhausted and I kept falling asleep for a minute or two (or at least it felt like a minute or two). I pushed for 3 hours with the help of my husband and my mom coaching me and giving me support. Mom helped hold my left leg and Miles my right. The method of pushing was 3 10 second pushes per contraction (a few times there were 4) I could feel pressure, but no real pain besides my heartburn and upper back pain. Yeah, it was real fun to push with heartburn and upper back pain. I'm sure I would have had lower back pain too, but I couldn't feel it. Lol.

Seth's head wasn't positioned right, it was angled just a little bit off so they used the suction to help him out.

As said above at 9:37 p.m. my perfect, precious, gift from God was finally here.

They placed him on me and cleaned him off. Took him over to get checked, weighed, measured, etc.

While the nurses did that the Dr. and another nurse stitched me up. Since he was such a big baby I had a 3rd degree tear and it took them a little while to get me stitched up. Luckily I was still numb from the epidural so I could feel that they were doing something and I knew what they were doing, but it didn't hurt.

I was in and out during the whole day so I'm sorry that I can't really give you times and whole lot of detail, but I'm giving you what I know. I'm sure my husband and my mother could tell the story better, but I'm the blogger so it's my version of the story that you get.

So it's a week later and I'm still sore, but it gets better and better each day. I know soon I'll be back to normal and that the stitches will dissolve soon. I can't wait!

I'm having a hard time believing that a week has passed already and that I'm a mommy! I'm sure it will eventually fully hit me that I'm a mommy, but I'm not sure when that's going to happen.

Seth is a great baby! I could not have asked for a better baby. He sleeps almost the whole night, he doesn't fuss unless he's hungry or gassy, he burps pretty easily (most of the time), smiles and makes faces a lot, etc. I absolutely love him!

I love being a mommy! And my husband loves being a daddy! He's on FMLA for 2 weeks, which he only has 1 week left now :( I've so enjoyed having him at home! I'm glad he was able to take off 2 weeks, but since it isn't paid I'll feel a bit better (financially) when he goes back to work. I will miss having him here!

It will be different taking care of Seth with absolutely no help.. like for someone to watch him when I need to go to the bathroom and such things. I'm sure we'll be fine though. I'll get used to that just like I've gotten used to (as much as possible) getting up to take care of Seth in the middle of the night.

Btw as much as I may hurt from my 3rd degree tear I'd still do it again, it was worth it!