Monday, May 23, 2011

Angel Face

Two weeks have already gone by.  We thought she was going be one of those babies who slept well through the night, only waking up one or two times to be fed and changed.  At least that is what she had been doing the last two weeks.  Until last night...

Last night our precious baby girl decided she was going to be a night owl and stay up until 3:30 in the morning.  Which would have been fine I guess if she did not decide to wake up at 5am bright eyed and bushy tailed.  I guess that was partly my fault because we just let her sleep all day...  She was just so precious laying there on her play mat all cuddly and cute I could not bear to wake her.  Never again.  She's not so cute around 3:30 in the morning....

I love watching her grow and change.  Sometimes I get a little emotional just thinking about how fast she has grown... But I am going to blame that on the crazy hormones that are still racing through my body..  She gets more of an angel face everyday!  I cannot wait to see what she will look like when she is older... She has dark hair just like I did when I was born, but she definitely has her daddy's face!  Will her hair stay dark like her grandma's hair?  Or will it lighten up like mine did and go blond for a while?  Is she going to be really tall and slender like her daddy?  Or be cursed like all the little munchkin people on my mom's side of the family... ;)

Then again... I think I can wait... if I could freeze time for a little while longer I would.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

One week later...

This last week has been amazing, tiring, emotional, and just plain super.  Last Sunday I gave birth to a precious little girl.  I keep falling in love with her every time I see her face, or hear her cry, or listen to her coos.  She is a really happy and content baby so far.  It's the end of the week and she only wakes up once or twice during the night.  I can hardly remember what life was like before she got here, and I don't want to.  Her daddy never wants to put her down!  She already has him trained!  :)  One look at that angel face, and you would be hooked too.  I have never experienced this kind of love before, there is nothing like a mothers love.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Baby Aliza Marie

Angel Face
Born May 8th, 2011
7pounds 9 ounces

This is the best Mothers Day gift I could have ever asked for.

I know I have a funny face in this picture... but it all happened so fast I was still in shock!  Less than three hours of labor... and out pops this little angel.  I am truly blessed.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Oh Baby...

It is two days past my due date... no big deal right?  I am patient, waiting for this kid to make her debut.  Sometimes a little anxious, sometimes nervous, and to be honest, sometimes just flat out scared, but I am ready.  I know it will all happen in Gods timing-that is obvious, nothing happens that is not in His plans!  This brings me comfort knowing that every moment spent waiting and preparing is a moment he has given me. 

Funny things have happened to me sense I started to show my 'bump.'  Strangers feel free to give advice-whether good or bad.  One time I had a woman practically follow me into a bathroom stall!  Friends share with me pregnant stories-whether they are their own or their mothers.  I guess it doesn't matter if you have 'been there, done that' or not, they still give their advice and comments.  'Go natural for this is a gift God has given women!'  'If you don't get an epidural you will die, I promise!'  'I had a friend who was three weeks late and popped out an eleven pound baby!'  'You should just get a c-section, it's way easier.'  'Giving birth scares me-who wants to be in labor for 72 hours???'  'I can tell, you are going to be at least two months late.'

I personally have learned to throw half the 'advice' I have been given.  There are those I want to hit over a head with a two by four-Why on earth would you tell a soon to be new mother such terrible stories??  How am I supposed to find comfort in the fact that you had the worst pregnancy on the planet then labored for 48 hrs and had to go in for an emergency c-section anyways????  I wonder what goes through someones mind when they share things like that.  So, unfortunately, I have learned to ignore it, or to find the humor in it all.  On the other hand, I do have a handful of pleasant stories.  THANK YOU to those women who have decided that it is best to NOT try and scare the crap out of me.  It is very much appreciated.  As for the rest of you-you can continue telling your horror stories AFTER I give birth.  I promise it will be much better that way. :) 

I am enjoying these last moments with my husband, with puffy, swollen, and bruised feet all the way!  Even though my back is killing me, my joints are starting to throb, and it is starting to hurt when I walk, we find enjoyable moments and time to make memories.  We are aware that things will never be the same, but if we were to be 100 percent honest, my husband and I would prefer to have a baby in our arms right now with endless nights of no sleep and dirty diapers coming out our ears!  It is a journey we have been waiting for. 

So baby, I know you will come when you are ready, but I just wanted to let you know: We are ready and waiting for you!  You don't have to be scared, we will love you and take care of you and give you everything you need.  You are a precious gift God has given us, and I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life with you in it.

Mommy and Daddy

Monday, May 2, 2011

It never slows down.

Osama Bin Laden has been killed.  The world is celebrating.  My husband and I talked to a handful of potential supporters today.  We are celebrating.  I am 40 weeks pregnant, therefore the baby is going to be here soon!  I am celebrating!!!

There are so many things happening in our lives and around the world!  Sometimes I feel like I can hardly catch my breath.  At times it seems like life is a mix of anxious nerves, tears of sadness, and moments filled with joy... it is a never ending cycle of feelings and emotions.

There is a lot on my mind tonight, but for now I will leave you with a picture, a wonderful picture.  A picture of someone I am anxious to meet!