The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Progress

-Monday's 35 week midwife appointment- I saw Wesley this week. She is so energetic, excited and upbeat! My weight was not discussed so I've decided I'll let my total weight gain be a surprise when I pick up my medical records sometime after the birth. Without all of the graphic details, let's just say that Baby E is definitely head down and my body is starting to prepare itself for the birth. Wesley said that my feelings about delivering a little early could be correct, but I could also stay like this for a while. This is as far as I ever got with The Muffin on my own. My next appoimtment will be on Tuesday. I'll have the ultrasound and then I'll have to see an OB because the midwives are so busy.

-The Muffin is preparing for her new role as "big sister"- Big Daddy and I took her to visit the nursery in the hospital on Monday. We took her by the room that we were in after her birth and showed her the waiting room. We also talked with the "evil" nurse that kneaded my stomach about two hours after my c-section. (This is when I first realized that I'd nearly lost my voice because of being intubated during the surgery. I tried so hard to yell, "Oh, Dear Lord help me", but nothing would come out...very frustrating.) Turns out she's not really evil! She told Muffin that she remembered her when she was just a tiny baby and that she would make a great big sister! Since Muff is having her ear surgery on Thursday, we had to go back to the hospital for her pre-op work. I decided to take her to the nursery again as a reward for being so good. We were able to see a new baby through the window. The Muffin was in awe!

-I'm attempting to declutter my life- I spend less time on-line now, than I have in years. I still read all of my "favorite" blogs and I'll continue to, but I don't comment as much. I've pretty much given up my bad habit of reading celebrity "news". I don't check my vasa previa email three times a day like I did when I was so down and needed the community and support so much. In an effort to declutter more, I'm going to get off of myspace. It's not like I even think to check it anymore. There are very few tv shows that I watch and I can truly say that most of my time is spent doing Muffin-related things. Blogging is really the only thing I do on-line that's selfish and it's really about family and sharing. It's so much easier than scrapbooking, it's free and it documents the fun stuff in our little familiy's life.

-The Muffin is starting to get rid of...shoes (gasp)- During last week's trip to the consignment store to drop off old baby clothes I found a treasure. New ruby slippers!!! They looked practically new, were $3.50 and a size 11. The size was a small issue since Muff wears an 8, but she loves to wear over-sized shoes. I took them off the shelf and she lit up. Nana bought her the first ruby slippers in September of last year and they have been lovingly worn just about every single day since. I wasn't going to mention getting rid of them, but then The Muffin asked if she could still wear them. I told her yes and then she asked if she could throw them away. I said yes again and she did it! Now, she only has about 15 pairs of shoes!


Now, I guess we need to work on table manners! Just kidding!! The Muffin loves strawberries...especailly the juice! At least she managed to keep her hair out of her plate.


4 comments:

Tara said...

Might as well get used to spending less time doing those things because the first three weeks after Andrew arrived, I spent maybe 10 minutes online. Loved the picture of M slurping the strawberry juice

Christina said...

I hope you aren't too uncomfortable yet. With all 3 of my pregnancies, my body was "ready" To have the baby, just couldn't get started by itself. I was induced all 3 times. My pregnancy with Joshua was the most uncomfortable. Joshua was head down and fully engaged at 32 weeks and remained that way until I was induced at 38 weeks. Talk about back and tail-bone pain!

Q. and La. said...

15 pairs of shoes!!!!??? I don't even have that many!

You don't spoil The Muffin... do you? ;)

I no longer have hope of going early! I am just SO excited!

Joy said...

I completely understand the decluttering. I deteled my MySpace account completely.

That's SO FUN that you took Muffin to see the hospital/nursery! We hope to do that later. The Sibling Class offered by the hospital gives the kids a tour but Abby is too young- it'd just be Elaina.

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