Sunday, August 29, 2010

Welcome to the World Little Lila

Lila Rose Harris
Born August 26, 2010 7:49 pm
5 lb 15 oz
19 in
Lila is here and we could not be more thrilled with our little girl! She is so sweet and cute and we are so grateful that after waiting so long, she is ours.
I am in need of a nap so I will have to post her delivery story later, but it went well and she is very healthy. Here are some pictures (of the many) that were taken. Enjoy... we are. :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Can You Say Nesting? 38 Weeks

Yes, I'm still pregnant. We'll just get that out of the way because every time I see someone or call someone they ask. Understandable with all the drama of the incompetent cervix. I asked my Dr. yesterday how she could stay in for 2 weeks after the cerclage was removed. Her answer was something intense like, "It just happens sometimes." Good answer.
Anyway, I still feel good and am doing good, just getting impatient to meet our baby girl. What have I done to pass the time? How about pull everything out of my horribly packed and messy closet to organize and get rid of stuff. Chris walked in and thought I had gone crazy. Maybe because I started this venture at 9 pm. I like to call it nesting.

I really did just pull everything out...

I managed four big bags of clothes, shoes and purses to donate and 3 big bags of trash (aka clothes or shoes that NO one would want.)
By the end I had enough space to store several tupperware that had fabric, ribbon and other such things that have been stacked by my bed for months. This of course triggered a need to clean out everything next to my bed and the shelving unit next to it. I went to bed really late that night with a nice little backache...
I can't get this to not be underlined.

Chris and I will be celebrating 8 years of marriage on the 23rd and since we don't know when Lila is coming, we decided to celebrate a bit early. We went out to a nice dinner at Bern's Steakhouse. It was soooo good. The best steak I have ever eaten, not to mention the sides there can stand alone. This is very important to me since if I had to pick, I would rather eat sides than meat. The decor is really fun there too. It reminds me of the haunted mansion at Disneyland. Very dark and ornate and a bit garish.

(38 week belly) I hope a baby post is coming in the near future!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

First Week of Freedom!

The cerclage was taken out last Friday and I have been welcoming some much needed freedom this past week! I knew Lila wouldn't come right away, even though Chris was convinced she would. I think she's pretty comfy in there right now which is fine because the Dr's think she needs to put on a little more weight. I am feeling great and have been busy!

I made a mobile to go over Lila's crib because I couldn't find any I liked and the ones I did were expensive. I still haven't decided if I love it, but it works for now. I was going to use birds in different scrapbook paper, but I love these pom poms.

My brother-in-law, Mike, was kind enough to come hang the curtains in Lila's room. (I bribed him with homemade cookies.) I love them and think they add a fun pop of color on the wall. Maybe I should also mention that Mike hung a picture, helped me with my new monitor and taught me how to use the car seat so poor Lila can come home from the hospital and then actually join us in the house.

Now I am just waiting on wood letters of her name that are being hand painted to match her bedding by a talented lady on Etsy. They will hang above her changing table. I am also hoping to find a bookcase on Craig's list.

I have been shopping and walking around quite a bit to get out of the house and just because I can. :) Last night for my friend Nikki's birthday, some girls went bowling and had a great time. I don't know what it is about bowling, but it seems you are allowed to be cheesy in the alley. There was a lot of dancing and laughing to accompany the bowling. I didn't do so much dancing because, let's face it, no one wants to see a pregnant lady dance! There was a picture of me with my bowling ball but apparently the black shirt I was wearing was a little see through when the flash went off. Oops.

This is a picture I was hesitant to put on here, but I am trying to document this pregnancy. We had a pool party for primary and I squeezed into my swim suit at 36 weeks. I wore a big hat because I knew I was about as white as I have ever been from being cooped up inside for months and I really didn't want to be sunburned. I also covered my bottom half with a skirt because I know bed rest and pregnancy haven't been kind to my backside.

I will be 37 weeks tomorrow which will be considered full term. I am ready to meet Lila but am content for her to grow a little while longer. I just hope I don't end up having to be induced at 40 weeks after how careful I have been! Watch, it will happen!