Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Today was my due date, but instead of being in the hospital, or being at home wondering when I would be ready to go to the hospital, and all of the other questions that go with delivery, like, is everything going to be ok? How long will it take? How bad is it going to be? How much weight am I going to loose? Instead of questions like these, Katie, Jayme and I get to hang out at home and pass out candy. This is much better than the alternative.
As a side note, that fateful Tuesday that I got admitted to the hospital with a serious illness, the first thing that the nurses did, before they checked my vitals, or explained what was going on, or even before we were settled into our room, was to give us a little Halloween tee-shirt and a hat. I have to admit, I wasn't really thinking baby at the time, I still had three weeks to go, and I wasn't sure what to think of the gesture, other than the nurses were really excited about babies. Now that three weeks have passed, my child and I are at home and mostly healthy (the cold is still hanging on a little) it is fun to put on the shirt and wish you all a happy Halloween.
P.S. I tried to get a cute one, but it just woundn't be.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Katarina is Here!

Katie was born on October 10th a little after 5:00 pm. She weighed 6 lbs. 13 oz. and was 21 in. long. She also was three weeks early. Virginia went in for her weekly check-up in Stayton on that Tuesday and was admitted to the hospital for preeclampsia. Mom and baby were monitored for a couple of days and Virginia was induced on Thursday evening. Clareese, Virginia's mom, and Peggy and Reed, Jayme's parents, were there to welcome their granddaughter into the world. We were not planning on giving birth in Stayton, but we had problems with our insurance. It was at least an hour drive for everyone that came to visit and help out. We got home on Sunday. Peggy and Reed had been busy at our place bringing over baby stuff because we were not quiet ready for Katie to come, in fact, all we really had was a crib, thanks to my grandma, and a car seat/stroller, which Jayme had quickly ordered on line, and had to pay a bunch extra for a speedy delivery. Katie spent her first week on a billie blanket. She was a bit orange and the blanket helped her body gt rid of old blood cells. Last Friday Katie came down with a little cold. Mommy and Daddy soon got it. We have spent this week and home doing very little, trying to adjust to our new sleep pattern, which really doesn't have much of a pattern at all yet, and trying to get healthy. Katarina is a very pleasant baby. She enjoys being held, eating, having her hands at her face, and visiting with grandparents. She does not like having her temperature taken. We are very happy to have her in our family.