Wednesday, October 6, 2010

well that didn't work

hmm. i tried to text a picture to my blog but it didn't work. good to know.

meg slept for 50 minutes in the bassinet, then another 30 minutes later that same night. but wouldn't go back in after that. better than not at all i suppose. i just don't want her to be 5 and still in our bed. which i hope won't happen and shouldn't especially if we have more children.

i had drew take the portable air conditioner

(wrote all that this morning at 1am then meghan woke up so i went back to bed, now its wednesday morning)

so i had drew take the portable air conditioner out of the window the other night and now it is a lot more quiet at night. plus the weather has finally turned cool and the hot summer seems to be over! fall is my favorite season, the changing leaves, everything smells crisp and lots of baking! i made apple crisp last night and it was delicious with vanilla ice cream all melty and goood. yum!

of course as i was lying in bed last night i had all kinds of things i needed to write about and google. and now i can't remember any of it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

sleeping through the night

it only lasted 50 minutes. but she went to sleep without a breast in her mouth. this is just the beginning. after meghan woke up, we stayed up until it was the next feeding time. that time she fell asleep while eating, but i was able to move her to the bassinet without waking her up. she's there right now, we'll see how long this lasts. haha.

atleast i know my text-post worked. nothing else too new. today meg was sort of sitting up with assistance. it's funny to watch because she slooowly falls over and i have to catch/steady her.
@ et's see how long this lasts!
@ So meg's been cosleeping since i was able to sleep in the bed and not the recliner. I just laid her down in the bassinet for the first time in 7 weeks! L

Saturday, October 2, 2010

ugh. get over this hump.

so i've been trying to post meghan's birth story for the last three weeks. literally. i haven't finished it yet so i'll just post it when it's done. at any rate, the most important facts are:

meghan louise is here!
born wednesday 7-28-10
at 1:29 pm
weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces
measuring 21 inches long!

she came via c-section after 42 hours of induced labor (more on this in her birth story post) but everything is going great, no problems so far. except for the fact it looks like i'll be watching the sun rise today. we went to bed around 10, meg fell right asleep and me not long after. then i woke up at 2 am, tossed and turned until 330am and decided to get up and surf the web! i know i should be doing something constructive like cleaning or putting away the groceries, but oh well. drew says leave the cleaning until monday but i don't think he gets how hard it is to do anything with a newborn around! especially since she doesn't nap very much and only for about 20 minutes at a time.

i think i might be suffering from the insomnia due to stress. our car broke down today. granted, it's a 97 olds 88 with lots of scratches, dents, rust and 175,000 miles, but we really cannot afford a new car until tax time in february. i was driving down the main road in our town today going from bed bath and beyond to walmart. (this main road is 2 lanes on both sides, mind you) and i heard/felt banging underneath the car like i had run over something. i looked out the back and didn't see anything and the driver behind me was acting normal so i didn't think anything of it until i went around a curve and didn't have any power steering! so i managed to get the walmart parking lot. i changed and fed meghan (not an easy task in the car, ps) then i checked the engine and the belt was shredded. so i called drew-he and cousin joey went and bought a belt while i started shopping at walmart.

drew called saying a belt wasn't going to cut it before i was even a 1/3 of the way finished with the groceries. i went out to the parking lot and drew showed me where a coil was broken on the auto tensioner (?? we're not totally sure) i called my dad and he said not to bother putting the belt on. so we're calling someone in the am to follow us out to my dad's house while aaa tows my car.

now that i've vented maybe i'll be able to fall back asleep.