prairiemama: (Default)
I had a baby today.

IT'S A GIRL!

Holly Geraldine born at 10:06 am after 8 hours of labor -- 8 lbs 4 oz 20.5 inches (longer and skinnier than I expected!).

She looks exactly like Robin did as a newborn, but duskier skin and darker hair. She has already nursed about a zillion times and has made 2 enormous poops in her short life.

I will post about the birth soon, maybe? I feel like I should take some time to process before I write about it, although I will say that YES it was shorter, YES it was intense, and YES birth still hurts like hell. I feel great, though, and didn't tear at ALL (wooo!!!).

Holly is a name we liked. Geraldine is for Brian's grandmother. Robin has already given her many kisses and shared nanas with her. But she was pissed when Brian took her back for her nap and I didn't come, nor did BABY 'OLLY!

It's all snowy out and everyone is sleeping but me.
pics and deets soon!!
prairiemama: (Default)
sorry if i kept you all in suspense. no baby, no signs of baby. i'm kind of to the point where instead of thinking "why not today??" i think "why today?" i just don't see this birth happening any time soon. sorry! i got adjusted at the chiro this morning, and yesterday at a FOIM mtg i got a bunch of acupressure, but nothing seems different.
prairiemama: (Default)
Every single blessed thing is in place for the birth right now. I just got this email from our midwife:

So...we are expecting a big ice storm tomorrow and Thurs so, of course, you will go into labor then. Call early...

See you soon!

love
K


Please join me in sending some vibes to the baby to head our way tonight/early tomorrow! Maybe if we have collective brain waves working, my uterus will get its act together and everything will fall into place.

I'm going to get some rest.
prairiemama: (Default)
I'm probably going to stop updating until the baby gets here because I'm feeling really demoralized and frustrated and don't want to spend all my time complaining about bouts of false labor (more of which I had in the middle of the night last night). So... if I seem quiet, it's probably not because of labor, because apparently THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN... it's because I just think I need to step away and be inside my own head.

no news

Jan. 15th, 2010 07:59 pm
prairiemama: (Default)
Things have quieted down considerably this evening, and I was able to get a nap in. Maybe tomorrow? Who knows. Going to rest up and eat a good dinner. xo!

aarrrgh

Jan. 15th, 2010 11:51 am
prairiemama: (numbface)
Tried to take a nap and had contractions AGAIN for over an hour that went away when I got up. I'd like to EITHER be in labor OR take a nap, thankyouverymuch!
prairiemama: (Lauren Lake)
robin christine
born 1:17 am 2-24-08
8 lb 5 oz 18 in

labor was long and really hard but we did it!! she is so beautiful and sweet. pics on the way.



xoxo from a mom!!

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