Monday, March 31, 2008
March 30, 2008
March 30, 2008
My little Angel
March 30, 2008
1. What religion do you follow?
2. What religion were you raised as?
3.Do you believe that forgiveness is a religious property, or a human property?
4. Do you believe in magic?
-I believe in miracles.
5. What was the last promise you broke?
-I honestly don't know. I don't make promises that I cant keep. (although I'm sure I have broken a promise before.. I am human)
6. Do you believe that anyone could be perfect?
-No one is perfect.
1.Did you get everything you wanted over the last holiday season?
-Indeed. To spend time with my loved ones and celebrate the real reason of the season.
2. Regarding your future, what is the best thing you could hope for?
-To raise my daughter to the best of my ability. For our children to grown up happy and healthy. For me to be happy. To remember how much I have been blessed and to thank the Lord everyday for that.
3. Do you let yourself get your hopes up for something even if you know that there is a large chance of failure?
-Yes, I do that quite often..
4.Have you ever bought a lottery ticket?
-Yes, but not many.
5. Do you gamble?
-Negative. Mike is itching to gamble though.
6. Have you ever had something called off on account of bad weather, but then gone ahead and done it anyway?
-Umm.. I don't know? Maybe?
1. What are you most afraid of?
-Losing my loved ones.
-Not being successful.
-That somewhere along the line I may fail as a mother to my daughter.
-Anything can happen at any time.. I think that's what scared me most right now.
2. What did you do today that was really brave?
-I'm not sure..
3. Who is your favorite super hero, and why?
-I don't know.
4. Would you put your life in danger to rescue someone?
5. If you were to face the Wizard of Oz, would you want more courage, more brains, or more heart?
-More heart. It’s the most important of the three.
6. Have you ever gotten stage fright?
-No, I was in theater for about 6 years.
7. Do you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower?
-A little of both
1. Have you ever been summoned for jury duty?
2. If they reinstituted the draft (for both genders), would you go, or would find some way out of it?
3. Do you support capital punishment (the death penalty)?
-Yes and No. I'm not real sure how I feel about it. Haven't really thought about it...
4. Which should be guaranteed legal: cocaine, marijuana, heroin?
-If I had to chose, weed. But I'm a mother now, I don't feel any of them should be legal. Ever.
5. Do you believe that Dubya is rightfully President of the USA?
6. What was your favorite media circus trial?
-I don't know.
1. Do you collect anything?
2. Are you addicted to anything?
-Not unless you call my daughter and addiction. :)
3. Have you ever put anything on layaway or used an installment plan?
-Installment plans, yes.
4. What’s your preferred method of paying for things?
-Debit card or cash. It's all the same to me.
5. Tell us one thing you wish you hadn’t let yourself do:
-I'm sure I could list a few things here...
6. Do you feel that you obsess over things?
-Some things, yes.
7. Who is the wisest person you know?
8. Do you take advice when it’s given?
-Depends. I like getting advise. Sometimes I use it and sometimes I don't. Just depends on the situation and the advise given, I guess.
9. What area are you wisest in?
-I don't know.
10. What did you learn today?
-That there is, in fact, someone else that I can turn to who will be there for me no matter what. Not that I didn't already know that.. just was reminded of it again today. (Thanks Katie)
Sunday, March 30, 2008
On another note, Ava attended her first wedding with me tonight! My brothers best friend Jessica got married at Butlers Courtyard tonight so I dressed Ava in her cute little 'going home' dress and we headed off to the wedding. Her dress was a little big when we brought her home from the hospital in it, but it fits her really well now. :) I think she will be wearing it to church in the morning too! We stayed for the wedding and part of the reception and then headed home, as Ava was starting to get hungry and I really didn't want to have to give her formula since she hasn't yet had anything other than breast milk since she's been home from the hospital and I'd like to keep it that way. (I think that was a run-on sentence...) Any who, the wedding was beautiful and the food was yummy!
Tomorrow will be our first time to take Ava to church with us too. :) Everyone will be happy to see her. I think tomorrows service will be an extra special one for me... I have really been thinking a lot lately about my life and my Christianity (if that makes sense). I know God and I pray, but I just feel like, maybe I haven't been walking with the Lord. The accident has really been an eye opener for me. Everything happens for a reason and I think that maybe that was Gods way of making me realize some things about my life. Due to some things in my past, I turned away from the Lord and just wasn't sure how I felt about him anymore. This last year or so I have started coming back around again and I feel more ready now than ever to bring the Lord back in my life. Not that he hasn't been here already, but I'm ready to give my all. I'm ready to make some changes in my life. I'm not very good at putting my thoughts and feeling into words and probably didn't explain myself very well, but you get the idea. I'm excited about service tomorrow morning and cant wait to make some changes in my life for the better. I try to better myself everyday and have really come a long way and look forward to becoming a better person every day with the help of God.
We will be going out tomorrow and buying the same exact car seat that we previously had. Right now we are using one that my Aunt picked up from Walmart the night of the accident just to get us home and I just haven't felt as comfortable with it. Not that its a bad car seat, but the one we had made it through that horrific accident and I definitely trust that one more.
I took some pictures of the wedding this evening and also got a couple of cute photos of Ava and I. Ill have to post those later. :)
And I STILL need to post about Labor and Delivery! I haven't forgotten.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
March 22, 2008
March 23, 2008
We are gonna have one heck of a time getting her off of that binkie! She LOVES it!
March 25, 2008
Ava and her Mee-Maw at her follow-up appointment after the accident
I just cant get enough of that cute little face!
Nanny, Grandma, Mom, Me and Ava
(Louis, Rhonda, Angela, Ashley and Ava)
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Elise holding her baby sister
Our beautiful little girls, Elise and Ava
Elise put her crocks on Ava. Too Cute!
Elise giving Ava her pacifier. She was such a big help!
Elise and Ava- Happy Easter!
Elise sharing her stickers with Ava
Look at all the stickers Elise put on her leg! LOL So sweet
Elise getting ready to dye her Easter Eggs
Ava with bunny ears on, her Easter egg and her Easter bunny! :)
Elise and her Bunny Ears
Some of our dyed Easter eggs
Elise and her Easter basket
Elise hunting her Easter eggs
Such a cutie pie!
Monday, March 24, 2008
Ill post pictures soon
Friday, March 21, 2008
So my little angel and I took a trip to the mall to get her picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Katie met us up there and waited in line with us. Everyone thought Ava was just the cutest thing! :) We waited in line for about an hour which actually went by pretty fast since Katie was with us and we just chat-chatted the whole time. Ava fell asleep right before we reached the bunny (of course!) and was wide awake right after! LOL She looks like a little dot in her picture compared to the Bunny and I. ( I was a little nervous about the bunny holding her so I tookt he picture with them) Here's our picture from today!
Well, that's all for now. It's time for Ava's feeding!
Breastfeeding is going well and I'm so very happy about that. It really is our "bonding time" like most mothers have told me before. I'm glad she is getting the good stuff too! You know, when she was born, her Apgar or whatever it was called (?) was a 9.9!!!! Pretty much as healthy as can be!
Tomorrow morning we will be taking a short (hopefully!) trip to the mall to get her picture taken with the Easter bunny. I debated on whether or not I should take her or not, but it's her first Easter... of course I have to take her!
Time to snuggle up next to my love and get some shut eye before the little one is ready to eat again.
Monday, March 17, 2008
One week old!
I am actually posting this a day late as I just didn't have the time to sit down and do it yesterday. Michael and I are really enjoying having our little princess at home with us. Michael has been so good about helping me out and even gets up with me in the middle of the night to help. He picks up around the house and best of all.. he loves to hold and spend time with his little pumpkin. I was able to capture this picture of having with a tight grip on daddy's finger. I though it was the cutest thing. Look how big his hand is next to hers!
I love seeing how much she changes everyday. At first all she did was sleep. Then she started waking up for short periods of time, only this was happening at night and not during the day. LOL But every night she does better and better. Last night she ate at 10pm and didn't wake up to eat again until 4:45am!!! That's the longest she has gone without eating and I was really surprised as my princess is a little piglet! ;) After her 5 o'clock feeding she slept until almost 10am and stayed awake for most of the morning.
On another note... time to talk about the boobs! A blogger friend of mine (Cloggsy) has a post about her problems with breast feeding and I had some of the same problems as well. Ava did really well a couple of times in the hospital and latched on for a good 30 minutes each time but this only happened 2 or 3 times. I would spend an hour-hour and a half off and on, just trying to get her to latch on. I was determined to breast feed and did not want to give up for anything. I ended up having to supplement a few times and then decided to pump. If I wasn't able to breast feed then I could at least pump so that she was still getting my breast milk. Then I discovered the rubber nipple! (thanks to Steph) It goes over your nipple and I guess to a baby it almost seems as though they are drinking from a bottle. Ava loves it and I am now able to nurse her. I am SO happy to have figured out a way to get her to take 'the boob'! Anyways, moving on..
I went to the doctor yesterday due to some uncomfortable cramping that made me a little nervous about having some sort of infection. I know what infections can lead to if they get too bad and I have definitely been really worried about that. I wouldn't want anything to happen that could lessen my chances of conceiving again in the future. The doctor checked me and said that everything looked good and that my stitches have healed very well (I had 10 stitches from the episiotomy) She went ahead and gave me a prescription of antibiotics to start taking incase of infection and also took some blood to test. I got a call back from the doctor today that confirmed that I did indeed have an infection. My white blood count is elevated as well as my platelets so I have to take the antibiotics and iron pills. My doctor told me that I have been doing way too much and I need to take it easy. :(
Anyways, that's all for now.
I promise to update you all as soon as I can with details of delivery and our first week home.
Sleeping on Daddy. 6 days old.
I love how she folds her arms like that!
Goodnight loves. Hope all is well. More later. *hugs*