Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Valentine's Day

We got to bring Presley home on Valentine's Day :) It was the best present I could ask for! Although it didn't seem like Valentine's Day, it was still the most special one yet!
Kinley couldn't wait to hold her of course, here's a couple pics of them in their Valentine outfits...

She had to change into her dress before she opened up her presents!
I love that they make these treat boxes with animal crackers instead of candy!!

We had a pretty good Valentine's Day! I hope everyone else did too :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Big Sis

Kinley LOVVVEESSS being a big sister & was so excited to get to finally meet Presley! She is always helping us feed her, hold her & puts the occasional diaper on her ;)

First time meeting her
I love this picture :)
Gift time.. Kinley got Presley a little princess castle trinket..
And she got a "Big Sister Kinley" necklace!
Sigh.. I got them matching shirts but after all the pictures she had already taken, Kinley was NOT going to cooperate for another one. So this is the best I got.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Miss Presley's Arrival

I am so behind on blogging ;)
Presley made her arrival on Sunday Feb 12, 2012 at 8:46am! We had done some fun things with Kinley on Saturday & went to eat at El Con that night.. came home & watched a movie of her choice! Sunday was going to be a chill day bc I knew Monday morning was going to come EARLY! Little did I know (which I should have- Kinley did the same thing to me)! About 2:45am I had gotten up to go to the bathroom for the 2nd time. I went to get back in bed & my water broke! I got Jeffrey up & called my parents to come over- Paul stayed with Kinley while my mom followed us to the hospital.
My doc had put orders in to admit me if I came in before my induction date bc I labor fast...etc. So after we registered (not sure why us prego women even bother with pre-registering) I was admitted & about 5am or so my contractions started. I got an epidural but it only worked 1/2 way. And just like with big sis, I went from a 4 to 10 in about an hour - hour 1/2. I had a really fast labor- the epidural didnt slow anything down this time!
I am so thankful tho that I went on my own & wasn't induced. I know the contractions with the Pitocin can be a whole lot stronger- and since my epidural didn't fully work I know I would've been in some MAJOR pain!
This time was so much smoother and I was awake & happy after it was said & done & that's all I wanted!

Sweet little "Pretzel"
8lbs. 4oz. 20in.
She looks SO much bigger in her pictures than she does in person. She is a tiny thing!
Getting her first bath
Was happy to get to feed & love on her :)

And did I mention that it snowed on her birthday!?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nerves Gallore

I have one more day (half day) of work before I am officially off for maternity leave. Of course I can't stop thinking about what's going to happen in just 4 short days! I know, most people say "oh you've been there before, you know how it goes already!" THAT is the scariest part! With Kinley I was super excited & ready for it.. ignorance is bliss! Since I had such a terrible time with L&D the first time, I am scared to death to do it all over again! I DO know what's coming & I don't ever want to go through all that again. Doc is trying to help me avoid all of it this time, hence the induction. I have orders to get my epidural as soon as possible on Monday morning. Just hoping still that she doesn't have to turn it off again & that everything goes 500 times better. Trying to have it a little more controlled this time! I keep thinking that's why I've been stuck at a 3 for 3 weeks.. the good Lord knows how bad I want it to go as smooth as possible & make it to Monday!! I guess the next post will be of pictures of my new princess! I know, PICTURES.. what are those?! I have been slacking in the picture department~but been a little busy moving! I will post pictures of her room as soon as we get the shelves I want in & hung up :D It's a been a long process!! Say a little prayer for us & that Presley is a healthy baby.
Stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

38 Weeks

Went to doctor again friday~ no more progress to report! She's mighty comfy. Big day set for Monday- 7 more days.. wow! (Not sure why this post says Wed the 1st!?)

And yes, it's that time again! The much anticipated survey..HA!

1. How far along? 38 weeks 3 days

2. Weight gain? 19lbs

3. Movement? She just started slowing WAY down this weekend. Yesterday I noticed I hadn't felt her move at all but last night she was a little more active.

4. Food cravings? Nothing new!

5. Emotions? Getting better

6. What I miss? Let's be honest..I'm tired, fat, cranky & stressed..I just want a glass of wine!!

7. Sleeping? Hardly!

8. Labor Signs? Been having "back labor" pains with the strong braxtons. I've had 2 real contractions. TWO. Whats up with that?!

9. Best Moment of the week: CLOSING ON OUR NEW HOME/moving in finally!

10. Gender? Hoping it's still our Presley Kate :)