Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Some Makeup Fun For Me

Last night while I was waiting for Tom to come home I decided to do my makeup and hair to surprise him (instead of being in pajamas and a ponytail, as I often am lately). I really liked how it came out, so I snapped some pictures of it.

When all you seem to do is pump breast milk, feed it to the baby, and change him, you need a little something to feel sexy every once in a while! Oh, and it had the desired effect on Tom too-- the first thing he said to me when he walked in was "You're beauuutiful!" :) Made my day!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What I Saw this Morning

How sweet and adorable is that? I have to say, there is nothing more visually stimulating than a sexy man and a lovely little baby. I can see why guys would use a baby to pick up chicks! :) I'm kidding-- but seriously, my heart just melted when I saw them like that.

Friday, February 20, 2009

A song and some photos

I saw this video on VH1 the other day, and I was pleasantly surprised to see something that was original, unusual, and charming, rather than the standard half-naked women and cars, like in the hip-hop videos that get so much airtime. So I wanted to share it with you! :) Something about it reminds me of The Science of Sleep; probably the rustic feel of the fabric items, and the surreal setting and movements.

And of course, there will be photos of Sage in this post! We went to the doctor today, and since we were discharged on the 11th, he has gained almost a pound! He's up over his birth weight now-- 6 lbs. 13 ozs! Lately we've been laying him in front of the wood stove for an hour or two in the morning, naked so his bum can air out and he can move all around! Today, he kind of fell prey to the incredible warmth there.

And this is him looking a little more modest. For the longest time, he kept his little breech legs bent right up by his body, but now he stretches out a bit more, as you can see here!

I'm sure we'll continue to think that everything he does is adorable and must be digitally captured. I never cared before about having a video camera; now I really want one!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bath Time with the Bean

As you can probably tell, he's not nuts about the whole bathing thing! :) But he looks so cute after we dry him off-- his hair fluffs up like a little baby chicken's! But while his teeny body is all wet and he's howling, he seems so bitty and vulnerable.

You know, I'm home all day and it seems like I should be able to get all kinds of things done-- I mean, he sleeps 3-4 hrs at a time, and it only takes him about 15 minutes to eat-- but it seems like all I have time for is taking care of him. The time just vaporizes or something. Because of course I have to pump every 2 hrs, and he needs to be changed and all that good stuff. But I have a wonderful time with him, and I think eventually everything will get to be a little smoother and quicker. Ta-ta from Mummaland!

Friday, February 13, 2009

This is our little sweetie!

Here's our Sage having some dinner with Daddy! We're finally home and happy to be here, but I haven't gotten a ton of sleep. Not that I expect to get much for the next 10 or so years. Probably even longer, because my mother still wakes up worried about my brother. I guess once you have kids, it never ends!

I'm sure I'll have more pictures in the near future. We have been trying to take pictures of all the little things, even his first bath at home tonight. He didn't love that, that's for sure! :) But we're all happy and healthy here-- just a little more tired than usual!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Still in the hospital

So Sage had a little spell where his heart rate and oxygen levels dropped around 2AM on Saturday when they tried to give him his car seat test. After that happened, they kept him in the nursery on a monitor all day. Around 9 that night he passed a second car seat test, and he was back in our room, with the expectation that we would be going home on Sunday morning (the pediatrician on that day had said that if he was good on the monitor all day and passed the test at night, that was a reasonable expectation). So here it is Monday, and we're still here. Why? Because a different pediatrician that was on yesterday just decided that he was keeping Sage here IN THE NURSERY ON THE MONITOR until Wednesday. And now I don't even have a room (I was discharged on Saturday night), so I'm just hanging out in the nursery with all my belongings on a cart, not even sure when or whether I will have a bed tonight. Tom and I are pretty frustrated with the whole situation, and kind of getting to the point where we want to sign him out "against medical advice." So that's where things are. . . That's all I can really say right now.

Friday, February 6, 2009


I am a Mumma! All of a sudden! Our little boy was born at 5 AM on Wednesday, the 4th. He was 36 weeks; about a month early according to our due date, but he is still a nice healthy boy at 6 lbs 8 ozs! I'll give the quick and dirty details: Just a little before 2 AM my water broke while I was sleeping. My contractions were about 4 or 5 minutes apart at that time. We were at the hospital by 2:30, where they determined that I was dilated to 4cm. They checked Sage's position with an ultrasound and he was breech. By 3:30 they had determined that I would be having a C-section. I was in the OR by 4:30, they scrubbed me up, gave me the epidural, and brought Tom in just before 5 AM. By 5:06 we had our little Sage Cameron! He is the most precious thing. Daddy is in love too, and can't seem to get enough of holding our little honey! Despite being early and having his cleft lip/palate to contend with, Sage has been great at feeding, and we're hoping to go home this weekend.

I'll post some photos when I finally get home!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Me= Ridiculously Bad at Posting Lately

I think that even though I normally consider myself a pretty good multi-tasker, it seems that one thing always falls behind when I take up another. Or it could be that I have more than just a few things going on lately.

For example: I have been awesome at posting new items on my shop lately. But my poetry has fallen WAY behind. However, I have gotten a poem published in a journal created by some media students at USM, so that is pretty exciting. The weirdest thing is that I didn't even realize they had chosen a piece of mine until the other day when I googled myself! Yes, I am guilty of googling myself periodically, just to see what comes up. But my name and poem title were on their table of contents! So I was pretty excited about that.

As you can clearly see, I have been horrible at updating the blog. Just awful. I mean, no posts since Dec. 18th? That's just pathetic. But I have returned, and hopefully I will be better in the future. Though I don't know how much extra time I'll have when I begin breastfeeding 9-12 times a day. SERIOUSLY. I just found out that that is how many times a day Sage will need to eat. And then all the corresponding diaper changes. . . I'm kind of wondering if I'll be doing anything else at all once he's here! And his due date is just 30 short days around the corner, if he comes when expected. Am I prepared? I have NO IDEA.