Sunday, May 17, 2009
I think the changes have been the hardest on Gregory though. I think the move has been a bit difficult for him. That is probably partially my fault because bedtime hasn’t been enforced much lately. Gregory seems to be very happy about Lucy being home.
Grandpa was holding Lucy before he was going to go home and Gregory went over to him and said “Don’t keep her. I want to keep her”.
Gregory comes over and gives Lucy hugs and kisses all the time. He also tells her that she is adorable, is a cutie pie, and how she is so cute. He tries to play with her by shaking a rattle for her and bringing her toys. Every time Lucy opens her eyes Gregory seems so excited and announces that she opened her eyes.
Gregory doesn’t seem too bothered by me holding Lucy as long as he gets his cuddle time too. I have tried to give him plenty of attention and do things we would normally do. I have noticed Gregory has seemed to become a bit more patient. When I am nursing Lucy and he wants something he doesn’t seem to mind waiting till she is done nursing. The moment she is done he is right back over and ready for me to get up. I am glad he seems to understand. My mom is coming on Thursday for a visit so that should help with the juggle of two children.
Along with unpacking we have tried to do some fun things too. There is an ice-cream place very close to our new home. Cullen, Aunt Kristen, Gregory, Lucy, and I went there last week. It started raining. We were outside in the rain under an umbrella eating ice cream. It was so much fun. We all enjoyed ourselves, especially Gregory. I have decided ice cream eating is much more exciting to do in a rainstorm.
Yesterday was a very nice day too. Gregory played on a slip-n-slide and then we pulled out his little blow up pool. He had a blast jumping and splashing in the water. Then Grandpa, Nana, and Aunt Kristen came over and we cooked on the Grill.
We were all fed and the dishes were done. Daddy pulled out the Nerf guns. Then Daddy and Grandpa decided it would be a blast to shoot each other for the next half hour. Each was trying to get Gregory to get the Nerf arrows away from the other. Then we went over to Grandpa’s house for a movie. It was a fun day.
Well little Lucy is hungry so I will go and feed my sweet girl.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
051509 Cullen and Angela
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Many things have happened over the past five years I just thought I would list five of the times that stick out the most in my memory.
May 15, 2004: Cullen and I got married.
May 16, 2004: I graduated from college with a BA in Communication and Sociology. I am so glad I have that out of the way! Those were four hard years of work.
September 21, 2005: Gregory was born. He has been such a ball of sunshine. I should add I mean most of the time, because he is three after all and thinks he can do everything.
September 13, 2007: I passed the National Massage Therapy exam.
May 6, 2009: Lucy was born. She is such a precious little baby.
I just noticed that May and September must be my luck months
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday May second we moved to Dumfries, Virginia. I do like this place so much better. We still have plenty of boxes to empty but in all I am glad we moved.
Not much happened on Sunday.
Monday Cullen had to finish his resume for the promotion he was trying to get. Cullen and I were up till a little past midnight getting that finished. With us just having moved it was a bit difficult getting the resume done any earlier.
On Tuesday Cullen had to wake up at five in the morning to get ready and out the door for his interview. This meant that he only got about four hours sleep. He had his interview and he thought it went well.
On the way back to the metro from his interview Cullen found a four leaf clover. I would say that was a lucky sign.
Then around eight at night I was helping Gregory pick up his toys. I felt something weird. I had either peed my pants or my water had broken. I wasn’t quite sure which. I took a quick shower and had Cullen call the hospital to find out what to do. I knew I was already four centimeters dilated. After my shower I knew for sure my water had broken, gross. We dropped Gregory off at my dad’s house and Cullen drove me to the hospital. I got there a little before 9 pm. I got changed into the hospital gown and they checked me. Remember how I said that I have been in a lot of pain, especially in my hips. Well just because of that pain I wanted the epidural. I think I could have dealt with the contraction pain, but I wanted my hip pain to go away. It kicked in and I felt so much better. The hip pain is completely gone now. Little Lucy must have had all her weight on my hips. Then all I had to do was wait till I was completely dilated and felt like pushing. So I waited.
Midnight came and it was early Wednesday morning. Cullen and I were so tired we both got very little sleep the night before. Then the time came and I was ready to push. I think I only had to push for maybe ten to fifteen minutes. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. The doctor said now just one more push and I almost asked him if he was sure, because I felt like I had not worked hard enough yet.
Giving birth this time around was so much easier.
Lucy Anne was 8 pounds 10 ounces and 20 inches long and as perfect as can be.
Hearing that first cry was so sweet.
Gregory saw his little sister and was so happy. He was so excited. My dad and step-mom came to visit. My friend Jenn also made it to the hospital. Also Melissa (a woman Cullen worked with at one store) and her mom came to visit.
Thursday Daddy and Gregory were back at the hospital. Gregory had fallen asleep on the ride over. While he was sleeping Cullen got a phone call. He got his promotion! What awesome news!
That day was a bit stressful too, because the doctor was concerned about Lucy’s temperature. It was in the 99’s so it wasn’t that high, but they were concerned about infections and things like that. My little baby had so many blood tests and even had a chest x-ray. I was so worried. Everything came back normal, but I still couldn’t help being worried. I think she was just a warm baby. She was acting pretty normal. The nurse thought she may have been dehydrated. She suggested I give her some formula. I decided against that and just kept Lucy in the room with me and nursed her any time she remotely acted interested. Shifts changed and she got another nurse who didn’t think it was dehydration because Lucy had maintained her birth weight pretty well, by only losing a couple of ounces. There is nothing wrong with formula I just didn’t want to use it if I had any choice in the matter.
On Friday I went home. I went home a bit earlier than I thought I would because the doctor wanted to keep Lucy to watch her. After a couple of checks they thought she was doing well enough to go home.
That morning Bev and Lew came to the hospital to see Lucy. They are Gregory’s God-parents and they will also be Lucy’s. It was good to see them. They also left very yummy lasagna for us to take home.
Saturday was Lucy’s first pediatrician appointment. They checked her out and all is well.
Sunday was the first Mother’s Day that I was the mommy to two special children.
I do hope you mothers had a great day too.