Archive | July, 2010

Saturday Morning Cartoons

31 Jul

Way more fun with a baby sister.


Prison Break!

19 Jul

(also known as: Lola’s Birth Story)

Maybe you’ve never seen this show…maybe you have.

Johnny and I love buying television show seasons on DVD and watching as much of the series as we can from beginning to end. So far we’ve done this with Desperate Housewives, Criminal Minds, Dark Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Golden Girls. Desperate Housewives petered out at the end of season 2 because for some reason we can’t get season 3 in our area and we didn’t bother to buy it online. We’re all caught up on Criminal Minds, just waiting for them to release season 5 on DVD. Dark Angel is complete, but Buffy isn’t going so well. We could find every season except season 2 and who wants to skip a season?! We’re currently halfway through season 2 of The Golden Girls.

However, last week we were watching Prison Break, season 1.

Yes, there is eye candy.

If you’re not familiar with the show, allow me to give you a brief synopsis. Michael Scofield’s brother, Lincoln Burrows, is on death row for a crime he didn’t commit, so Michael – a structural engineer and general genius – gets the blueprints of the prison and plans an elaborate escape for his brother. In order to get his brother out…he has to get himself in. It’s really a fascinating show. I’d recommend it.

So you’re probably wonder what this has to do with anything, right? Well it has everything to do with everything.

On Tuesday, July 13th, Johnny and I were watching Prison Break. It’s been a great way to pass the evenings after the boys are sleeping and we can’t go out anywhere. After all, it was just a few more days until we’d have a newborn and then uninterrupted TV watching might be impossible. I was having a backache, but nothing serious, and ended up falling asleep before we finished the episodes on the disc. Johnny left the last episode on the disc and woke me up in order to head to bed, confident that we’d finish the season before Lola made her appearance.

Well, perhaps the show gave Lola some ideas, because she had other plans.

At 3am on Wednesday, July 14th I woke with a severe backache that I just knew was different. I rolled onto my hands and knees to relieve the pressure on my back and said to Johnny, “This is different.” He was in the midst of saying, “Perhaps we should go to the hospital,” when I felt a pop and a gush. I scrambled off the bed just in time for my water to break all over the floor. Yeah…perhaps we should go to the hospital.

Johnny woke the boys and got them ready to go to stay with my mom while I went to the bathroom to change and get ready to go. It was then I discovered the meconium in the amniotic fluid and started to cry. It was meconium that had caused my first birth experience to be such a terrible one. We dropped the boys off and rushed to the hospital.

We were nearly to the hospital when my contractions started, right on top of each other. There was no easing into it. There was no relief. There was just pain. Constant, mind-blowing pain.

Everything after my arrival in the hospital was a blur. My favorite nurse, Jackie, was on duty thank GOD and she helped me through the pain until my OB arrived. He then asked me if I wanted to attempt to deliver her normally but with the meconium on my mind I sobbed that I just wanted her out and fast, so to the OR we went. There was no time for an epidural so I was put completely under.

Lola Sophia was born at 4:07am on July 14th, in a prison break that made Michael Scofield look like a total sissy. She weighed 6lbs, 14oz and was 20.5 inches long. At 4:08am her Daddy heard her cry for the first time and they brought her out to meet him.

Our Princess, Lola!

I woke in recovery and my first words out of my mouth were, “Is my baby okay?” They assured me that she was perfect. My next words were, “Is she really a girl?” Yes…right up until the day she was born, I doubted it!

They took me up to my room and I was allowed to hold my baby girl. I was in love right away. She is so tiny and perfect.

She looks a lot better than I do, of course.

We came home on Friday and this is the first chance I’ve had to post any updates or her birth story. She’s a really good baby but the c-section recovery has been a lot harder than I anticipated. I’ve been sore, stiff and very tired.

There’s not much else to tell, so I’ll just give the adoring public what they want: More Lola of course!

Big Brother James and Lola

Big Brother Hayden

FINALLY Big Brother Silas!

Daddy and his Princess

Our favorite nurse, Jackie

All ready to go home - in an outfit that belonged to her Mommy

Home at last

Yes...yes she is.

I’ll try to update again later this week. For now, I’m going to be loving on my little girl!

Waiting for Lola…

4 Jul

Sweet baby girl…we’ve made it to 38 weeks now.

Things haven’t quite turned out the way I thought they would. You haven’t flipped into a head-down position so you will be delivered via c-section. July 16th is the date of your eviction, unless you’ve forced our hand before that. I wouldn’t object to you being a bit anxious because I know Mommy sure is.

Cradle and Bedding lovingly given to you by Auntie Janet and family...Your "baby" toy from Momma and Granddad.

Your bed is all ready…soft, warm and inviting.

Johnny chose the carseat

Your carseat has arrived finally…and Daddy is itching to install it to bring you home.

A must!

There’s a rocking chair in Mommy and Daddy’s bedroom for us to snuggle in during late night feedings.

Sorry about the "off" angle of this photo

Your changing station is ready and we’ve stocked up on newborn diapers, sensitive wipes, and diaper cream.

Nothing fancy, but I do want Johnny to carry it sometimes. 😉

Your diaper bag is all packed and ready to go.

Another terribly wonky photo...I need a new camera

Your lullaby CD is ready to play and soothe you to sleep. We just know you’re going to love Guns ‘n’ Roses.

The Hooligans

Your brothers are all not-so-patiently waiting…

He cannot WAIT to see her.

…especially your youngest brother.

We can’t wait to meet you.