Monday, 30 July 2012

according to my pictures.

Thank goodness for smartphones and camera functions, because otherwise, every day would fly by in a complete blur and I wouldn't remember anything that happens.
So after my computer was "fixed", it lasted for all of less than a week.
Enter my new computer. Ya Ya.
In other news, the Bean has graduated from the bassinet to her crib.  More specifically, she's getting a little too big to comfortably sleep in the bassinet full-time.  (Yes, I cried a little on the inside when I had to put her in her own bed.)
I finally managed to put up the wall decals purchased on etsy
and I think they came out pretty well.
We're gradually getting into a manageable routine, and getting out more often to enjoy the great weather while it lasts.
I'm also able to find time to cook a bit, which is important to me.
The Bean has always been, and continues to be a very good sleeper and good natured girl, and we are very thankful. She really is a relaxed and happy little person... I don't think she got that from me.

Anyone else engrossed in the Olympics?
I'm not sure that we've turned our TV off since the 27th...
Although a lot of the time it's just on in the background because that little Bean of ours is pretty darn cute and it's hard to take our eyes off of her.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

life lately.

On top of the new mom insanity, of course my computer breaks down.
It's a hardware issue so we took it to the Apple store to get it checked out but it'll probably cost more than half of a new Macbook to fix... 
They were able to "revive" it temporarily, but if it dies again, it'll be time for a new one...!
Excitement about a new Macbook is mixed with panic over the idea of that kind of expenditure at a time like this. 

In the meantime, the Bean continues to get bigger and more amazing each day. 
We've gotten over the stage where it just felt like surviving "sheer madness" and I'm able to really enjoy her, and being a mom.
It still feels surreal sometimes, and I look at her and think
"holy sh*t I have a BABY?!" 
but that's normal... right?

Did I already mention how bittersweet it is that she's already getting "big" so fast?
Don't grow up too quickly Jellybean :)

Friday, 6 July 2012

and then there were three.

I'm back.
I know it's been a while since my last post - a month plus a few days to be exact, but it's been a whirlwind of a time.
2 days after my previous entry, my very dear friend "Westy" threw me a baby shower.
It was a great time, but maybe a little too much excitement for me.
That night I went back to the hospital and was admitted thanks to my exacerbated preeclampsia symptoms.
To get to the point, I stayed on the high risk unit for 3 days, waiting for the Bean to be a full 37 weeks, 
and she came on June 5.
3 weeks early but perfectly healthy and amazing.

I wish I could have posted the happy news sooner, but I spent the next 12 days in a pain and drug induced haze.  There were lucid moments, but a lot of it is a blur, and I won't go into details here.
The "cliff notes" version is that I had some rather serious complications as a result of the labour and delivery, which kept me in the hospital for the extra time.  
The nurses pointed out that they always see the most well behaved babies with the sickest moms, and our Bean proved the theory to be quite true.  She never fussed, and stayed quietly with me, which was very emotional (even more so with the crazy post pregnancy hormones) when I was unable to feed or even hold her.

But fast forward, we've since come home, I'm slowly but surely recovering, and our little lady turns one month old today.

As so many new parents say, the last 4 weeks flew by in a whirlwind.
We continue to be amazed at the new things that she can do every day, and for me, it's a mixed feeling of happiness and excitement towards the future, and a little bit of sadness that she's already growing up too fast.

By the time I post this, it'll already be the 6th.  Feeding and changing time takes precedence over all else now, and I'm still trying to adjust to it all, but I hope to continue writing as often as she'll let me!