Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A New Baby

Rachel Grace was born on Feb 23rd 2010 at 232 am.
I had contractions most of the day on the 22nd but nothing consistent but they were very painful . The contractions became a little bit more regular around 830-9 pm . at 1030pm Geoff said we would wait until 1130 and then if I couldnt stand it anymore that we would go to the hospital , I couldnt make up my mind because I didnt want to get sent home again and feel stupid.

We ended up calling Geoffs mom to come and be with Ethan at 11, the roads were crappy due to a snow storm and she got here just before 1130. We decided not to call anyone else until we knew what was going on.
When we got to the hospital I was checked out in Triage and told that I was 4-5 cm and 75% effaced. We were admitted and taken to a room by 1230. the nurse checked me a while later as I said I wanted something for the pain unfortunately for me I was 6 cm so they would no longer give me morphine.I could however have an epidural... which I was going to take because I was in a lot of pain in my lower back. but then I had a contraction and I felt like I needed to push this was only a few minutes after they decided to break my water in less then 10 minutes I went from 6cm to 8 cm ... I really wanted to push but the nurse told me that I could not push.... about 20 minutes later I was almost done with being ready to push.
at 215 I started to push and 232 she was born 7lbs 2oz, 20 inches long... she is quite tiny , clothes 0-3 months are too big but the few newborn clothes are too go figure.

We got to go home around 2pm on the 23rd and we head to the drs tomorrow afternoon for blood work and a general check up for Rachel.
She initially latched on quite well however, since being home not so much she still latches but it is incredibly painful for me and she never seems satisfied even if she has been latched for a half hour or more.. we still keep trying but are now supplementing with formula which seems to help settle her down. We are however not stressing too much if she doesnt continue to breast feed. We are loving her to pieces.

At the Hospital Ethan was asked if he loved his baby sister and Said yes...I think so... which was followed by much laughter. He does get sad when she cries and also said last night while she was crying that she (Rachel) didnt like him. this made me sad. but we assured Ethan that she does love him she is just little and crying is how she talks to us.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Conversation with Ethan through the door

While putting the very cute little boy to bed... I hear this through his door...

Mommy, Mommy
I replied Goodnight go to sleep.
E: I no go to sleep, I need whistle, I no go goodnight
I said goodnight , time for bed
E: I said I no go to bed, I need whistle, Dee dee, Rooney, I told you I no go goodnight , not bed

I finally stopped talking to him and he kept on Rambling the same things over and over again.. I think he will soon be

I love spending time with my little man. we spent time in my bed eating popcorn and watching tree house. nice to spend some quality time with my boy.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ethan is funny

We went out to dinner tonight and Ethan was so funny. on the way into Pizza Hut he says hi to everyone that we meet . Then as we are leaving he is not paying attention and so I said to him that if he was not careful he was going to go home with another family . I then asked him if he would like a new family Ethan replied straight faced and all , yes

We made a pit stop on the way home and I ask Ethan do you love your daddy, he says yes I love my Calliou daddy.

Ethan has also taken to saying the day is beautiful when he wakes up from anything. even if its pitch black outside and he cant see yet.

Ethan has also taken to wanting to do the wii fit everyday. he says we all need to exercise. He particularly likes the yoga and hoops (hula hoops) and he is getting better all the time now we all just need to get into a routine.

Today Ethan has kept saying that he is reading a great book, he is reading two wii manuals... the wii fit plus one and wii sports resort.... its funny to listen to him explain what the pictures are showing in these.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Wow I wish I was better at blogging.
Ethan says and does some pretty funny things and if I was smarter or had more time I would be writing more of them down. He loves to pretend which is great and he loves us to pretend with him which is always fun to do. Ethan is so independent its hard sometimes to just let him be. He also loves to help with the house work and cleaning of the building we manage and cooking dinner. He is such the little man. and a big help around the house which is great considering that baby will be here in just a few short weeks or if you go by my coworkers a few .

Although baby is not due til February 17 some people believe she will be coming this week sometime. I just hope she waits until I am done work which is not until Friday night.

back to my cute little boy. He is always concerned with other kids when they cry and actually at daycare he has taken to following the one little girl who is a crier for attention and just putting her soother in her mouth for her when she cries.. its quite funny. He also has a crush on the one older girl that is there after school , as in he will only eat if she is there and is sitting beside her and when she is done so is he... its funny to watch him . Some days are better then others with Ethan and his eating , and most of the time we just chalk it up to personality but some days I wonder... like this morning when he crawled into our bed at just before 3am.. and then he started talking in his sleep about snacks... now snacks to you and I are just things to nibble on... for Ethan he really just means fruit snacks , everything else has a real name but when he says snack he means fruit snacks.

Ethan has taken to renaming us all again as well.. we seemed to have been able for the most part to no longer be the creepy blue people from Tree house's 4 Squares and we are now the doodlebops.... Ethan is Moe because Moe plays the drums and Ethan now has drums, Geoff gets to be Rooney because well Rooney plays the Guitar and so does Geoff, I get to be Didi but I am sure its just because I am the only girl in the house because I certainly do not play the piano, which brings me to my next thought. Ethan keeps asking about playing the piano, so come summer time we are going to be looking at piano for Ethan and Swimming lessons for both kids.

I will try and be a better blogger from now on. although with Baby #2 headed our way I am not sure how much better I will be .

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Some Random Things Ethan has said in the past few weeks

Some Random Things Ethan has said in the past few weeks

Geoff... Time to get ready for church
Ethan... Sick daddy sick

Me ... Grandma says she loves you
Ethan ... Really?

Ethan... Listen me guys listen me

Ethan.... too loud Guys

Ethan... Stop Guys Stop

Me to Ethan.... Good morning pumpkin
Ethan... no pumpkin, Esan (Ethan )

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

So Cute Sometimes

Ethan is too cute for words...

This morning he climbs into bed with us and then says he needs his glasses ( which he doesn't actually have) and he comes back with his yellow star shaped sun glasses and his book and starts clapping his hands... just like Lunette the Clown does .. he then opens his book upside down and says ... Once upon a time, the end... lol and closes the book and takes off his glasses... he then starts clapping his hands for light so Geoff starts turning on and off his lamp for Ethan and Ethan says over and over again ... Wow crazy, and Wow lol... we are laughing so hard that Ethan leans over to me and says mommy crying... I said no laughing and he says crazy... then of course being the good sharer that he is passes the glasses and book to me and then to Geoff because we all need a turn. What a great way to start the day .

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Little Boy turnsTwo

my little boy is two. what a whirl wind.
He had two parties one last week with all his friends from church and he had cake and lots of fun with his friends swiming in his pool and playing outside..
We had a second party today with his Uncle Greg and Auntie A and nanny . We had more cake and lots more presents. He recieved so many cool gifts I dont know where to begin with thank you cards.. He got craft bucket full of fun things to play with, Thomas the Train, clothes, a bear, from us he got some more wiggles dvd's , a computer program, lights for his wall and a tent for his bed .
and by this time next year Ethan will have a little sister or brother to get in his way.

Loving every minute of hearing Ethan talk and express himself . sometimes I still dont understand him but we are working on his words and colours and shapes animals . He is growing up so fast its hard to watch some days