Monday, January 31, 2011

more pictures

Since I have a very rare moment of silence I wanted to post while I could. Izzie is either getting colic or I think me eating dairy doesn't agree with her. She's been a very unhappy baby the last few days and it breaks my heart when she cries. Luckily she has started to sleep a little longer at night which helps the sometimes hours of crying during the day a little easier. I got the disc from Paige and here are a few of my favorite pictures of her! Enjoy!

Oh is my baby cute or what?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

2 weeks

My little Izzie turned two weeks yesterday. She also had her first doctors appointment. It was my first adventure out with Izzie on my own. I need to get me some muscles because lugging around that car seat was not as easy as I thought.

Her doctors appointment went really well! She's developing right on track! She's still measuring at 20.5in but now weighs 8lbs 13oz, I can't believe my baby is almost 9lbs! She's in the 67th percentile for height, 60th percentile for weight and her head circumference is in the 89th percentile. She has a big head just like her dad.

We also had newborn pictures taken on Saturday and you can get a sneak peak at Paige Davis Photography I think they turned out just awesome! And I'm excited to see the rest! I can't believe I made such a cute baby!

Also yesterday my best friend Lisa had her baby girl Addison! I'm so excited for our girls to meet and play together! Izzie and Addie BFFL. Sounds good to me!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Isabel Susanne Jackson

Isabel Susanne Jackson
January 12, 2011
5:59pm 8lb 2oz 20.5 in

I went in to labor the night of my last post where I was complaining about due dates. My water broke at 1:30am conveniently enough after I had just peed and was still sitting on the toilet. I hadn't had any contractions yet so I was confused for a minute if my water had just broken or if I had just peed again without realizing it.
After 16.5 hours of labor, 2.5 of which were spent pushing, I had my sweet baby.
These past 8 days have been the most crazy 8 days of my life. I was (semi) prepared for the demand of a newborn but I had no idea the kind of toll labor and delivery has on a persons body. The combination of the two things, plus the lack of sleep and sore boobies from breastfeeding, it's been a bit of a rude awakening for me. Kudos to moms everywhere.
Despite all of this craziness and adjustment, as hard as it's been, Troy and I couldn't be more lucky. We have certainly been blessed.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Due Date

Today is the day I've been looking towards for 9 months and my day of sanity I've been grasping on to for the last 3 months. Pregnancy isn't exactly my favorite thing in the world. I know that I'll do it again but if I could afford surrogacy I'd probably seriously consider it.

The crappy thing about due dates is they're just an educated guess. I've been trying not to focus too much on the actual day because I know this "day" was just a guess. I've come to my husband in tears several times because I don't think I can stand being pregnant any longer. I've tried doing anything I can think of to not think of the fact that I have not had my baby yet. As you can see it's not working.

I'm trying to be optimistic though and I am so glad that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. If this baby hasn't made her debut by Monday evening they're going to induce me.

I would just like to say that pregnancy has really made me aware of how much I took my awesome non-pregnant body for granted.

Non pregnant bodies can do lots of things easily on a good day.
*They can roll over in bed without waking up to change positions
*Sleep on their stomachs
*Walk up a single flight of stairs without being winded
*Hug their husbands without something in the way
*go most days without a stuffy nose
*tie their shoes
*twist and bend without so much as a thought
*move without pain
*go hours without peeing
*wear their wedding ring because their hands haven't swelled to the size of small sausages

and many more things I just can't think of right now.

I know that this is almost over. I can make it a few a more days (hopefully I won't have to!). And to all of you I promise I will let you know when something happens. Promise. If you haven't heard anything... probably nothing has happened.

Send all birthing thoughts my way. I may go crazy before Monday.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

passing time

I wish I could say that I've been MIA in the internet world because I've been busy birthing a baby. Nope. I just haven't really felt like getting online. Which is weird, probably a good thing, but strange for me.

I am in my NINTH month of pregnancy. And feeling like I might explode/die. The end of a pregnancy is really quite tortuous. All I want to do is fall asleep on my stomach and be back to the days of only one human inhabiting this body and not two.

I've had several friends write blogs lately called "confessions" I enjoy these. And since apparently I'm in to crowd are mine.

1. I got my first stretch marks last week, at 38 weeks. I cried.

2. I became disturbingly close to pooping my pants a few days ago. Luckily, I found a toilet just in time.

3. I've been unbearably selfish lately.

4. I'm too embaressed to admit the ungodly amount of sweets/treats I've consumed the past few

5. Hopefully this won't offend anyone... But I dislike it when people ask me "How is the baby doing?" I always give the same response, "Fine." How should I know?

6. There are some people I really just don't want to talk with about my cervix.

7. It also bugs me when people ask "When are you going to have this baby? I really want to see/meet her!" I can assure you if I had ANY control over it she'd already be here and I'm 110% positive I want to see/meet her 758 times more than you do.

8. I've given up on doing my hair. I rock a pony tail pretty much every day.

9. I know this post makes me sound like a beast...with bowel problems.