Monday, May 3, 2010

we have moved!!

I have moved the blog to Please visit often!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 7 (April 24, 2010)

oh dear god I love this child.

no more chord stump. just a perfect little belly button.

Friday, April 23, 2010

He has arrived

I still cannot find the words to describe what I'm feeling. So I am leaving you with just pictures. The amount of love that I am feeling for this little family of mine is overwhelmingly amazing.

pure bliss.

I promise to write more soon, right now, I just want to stare at my baby.

Momma P.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Oh... So this is what a contraction feels like.


Its not even worth saying "I'm so glad I didn't do this all natural" because it NEVER would have happened.

I think I am something like a 3 and it hurts like a mother. Guess the gels are working.

When do we start talking epidural?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Does anyone have the same problem I have. That one thing you know you shouldn't eat, but can't stop dipping your finger in? So much that you actually have to fill the bowl with water to ruin the chance of possibly getting anymore? So much, that after you actually cook it, you can't imagine eating any of them without vomiting?

brownie mix. I think I actually make it just to eat the dough.

For some reason, this kid just. loves. chocolate. I went to the store today to get milk and came home with chocolate brownie mix, chocolate soy milk and chocolate ice cream. Seriously, this is getting bad. No wonder he doesn't want to come out... he won't get these delicious foods on the outside. I think they will be my last junk food purchases for a while.

As many of you already know, we are STILL WAITING!! This little guy is taking his sweet time. I don't like to think he is overdue... I think it is more of a mistake on our part... we were just early. I will be induced on Friday if he is not here yet, and it is looking more and more like a reality at this point. I am not excited about that, but at least I know that I will be looking into his big eyes at some point this weekend.

Can you believe it! Can't wait to meet him.


Friday, April 9, 2010

here I sit, upon my ball...

It is 8:06 am and I have already downed 2 cookies. Yum.

I woke up way too early this morning. 6 am. Who gets up at 6 am? I had been in and out of sleep since nearly 1 am due to some and cramping, which I hoped, knowing it was false, would last through the morning and turn into something more like, I don't know, maybe actual labor!! I got up with my lovely husband, who does actually have to get up before 6 am every morning for work, to see if they would subside or continue to get stronger.

Of course they went away. And now my hair is too wet to go back to bed. I will surely need a nap later.

I had a little talk with Vincenzo while in the shower this morning. We will have to see if it has done any good.

I have been hanging out on my exercise ball all morning, trying to get some emails out. Trying to pass the time. Rolling back and forth. I read that it can help labor progress in the early stages. Let's hope so. As of now, all it has managed to do is make my lady parts numb and incredibly heavy when I stand up. I am sure you all wanted to know that.

I have a feeling I will probably be going to my Dr. appointment on Monday, even though I swore I would have my baby before then. Let's hope not.

Here's to hoping that my next post is about being in labor!!


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

oh the waiting....

So I have created these elaborate lists of things to do, in order to keep myself busy during this excruciating period of waiting. One thing on my list... thank you cards. I am ever so grateful for all of the wonderful baby gifts that have been pouring in, ever so grateful. However, I am not a big fan of thank you cards. I would rather call someone to thank them, or thank them in person when I open their gift. It just seems like such a stale formality. Almost so expected that it becomes meaningless.

And although I am someone who would not know the difference between someone sending me one or not, I know that there are also people out there who may be offended if they do not receive one.

I considered calling some people and sending emails to others (wherever appropriate). But I still feel like I am "supposed" to send an actual written card out. So, I have devised a plan... when I send out announcements, I will just drop in a thank you to those wonderful people who have given our little Vincenzo a gift. It will be perfect. My only concern is whether or not that is considered waiting to long. I hate all of the rules!

I guess I will just do what works for me. I am sure that people know how grateful we are for these wonderful gifts... it is amazing how much "stuff" you need with a new baby coming.

On another note.... when is this baby coming!!! I am waiting....