Tuesday, November 22, 2011

She's Here!

My little girl has arrived! OK, so it's already been 11 days since she came into this world, but 11 days simply fly by when you are with a newborn. Plus it's rather appropriate as her birthday is November 11th.

I had a gut feeling she would come early, and sure enough, she arrived exactly 2 weeks early. What with my midwife being out of town and some people purposely planning their c-sections on 11/11/11, I really did NOT want to go into labor that weekend. But it was also a full moon night, and Mother Nature had other plans. My little girl was particularly active that night, and she continued kicking all night until she broke the water.

I'm happy to report that she is tiny but healthy, and that I was able to bounce back much faster than I did with my first pregnancy. My son has been a wonderful big brother, too, and he read a book to her the night she came home. I know that it's been a little stressful for him, as he developed an unexplained fever for a few days after she was born. But he doesn't act out, he doesn't whine. He just seems a little more appreciative of a hug whenever I give him one. He's taking it really well, and I'm insanely proud and feel extremely lucky to be a mother of these two beautiful babies!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Now on Maternity Leave

Until this morning, I had every intention of announcing here today that you have until the end of tomorrow to place your orders... Then I walked my son to school.

The school is only a block or 2 away, and before I got pregnant, I was capable of running there within 2 minutes if I thought I was late. Uh, uh. No more. I nearly crawled my way to school, took a break on the bench before heading home, and it was even slower going on the way back. If I have something to send to a customer, I have to walk another block and a half to the post office, and that's something I just don't think I ought to be doing anymore. I'm at 37 weeks plus a few days right now, and I really want the baby to stay in there until she is 38 weeks!

So I'm sorry, but starting today, I'm putting my store on vacation mode until further notice! I will try to keep you updated as much as I can!