Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thanks to everyone who was concerned about Kuso's family. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. Our family is safe. Unfortunately, there are thousands of others who are not so fortunate. Please keep all of the nations and people of the South Pacific islands in your prayers.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Grandma Neener rocking her...both were in heaven.
She likes to be held like this. It soothes her. It's quite funny, but she enjoys it.
Cute little girl. She likes to sleep on her side. She rolls herself over and sleeps. So cute.
Chillin in her bouncy seat. Wasn't a fan the first time, but she's used it a few times since and seems to enjoy it. We try not to use the Binky too often. Mostly when we are trying to hold her off to eat for a while longer, or at night if she is a little fussy. Sometimes in the car. But usually, she is quite calm without it. Thank Goodness! So far she is not a thumb/finger sucker. I hope she stays that way!
Fairly often she can be seen making the silly cross-eyed face. SO FUNNY. And it is usually accompanied by a funny mouth shape. Cracks us up every time.
When she is a happy baby, she LOVES to lay out on the floor. She will lay here for up to an hour at times just relaxing. And she LOVES to stretch out. She rarely lays curled up like most newborns. She keeps her arms and legs stretched out a majority of the time.
Leila is such a sweet baby and so much fun to have in our family She brings constant joy, even with the 2 am feedings and occasional crying session. What would we do without her?
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Actually, I still feel pretty good most of the time, but other times, I'm SO READY to be done with this. My cousin Ashley had her baby on Friday August 4th. I was slightly jealous, but it also served as a reality check that this really will come to an end soon and we'll move on with a new "active" character in our book of life.
Ian and Avian. This is the best smile Avian would give out. He's such a charachter.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Well, I'm ready. I'm done. I'm tired. I'm achy and uncomfortable. And apparently I'm getting big. My 15 year old neighbor boy saw me walk out of my apartment yesterday. He is a very polite kid, but his first statement was "Whoa! You are getting big!" And I ran into a lady I used to work with about5 years ago. She told me that I "look HUGE. You are going to have a big baby...." I told her that was a funny comment because everyone else has told me how good I look and that I don't look very big for having a baby in (fill in the blank) weeks. Her response was "yeah, but I know what you used to look like. You are huge."
Not quite sure how to take that, but she meant it in a good way. She knew me when I was much skinnier. She knew me when I was about 30+ pounds skinnier than pre-pregnancy weight. Then add on the prego weight, I'm sure I do look HUGE to her! I'm not too worried about it though. I think I do look pretty good for being 10 months prego. And to date, I've gained about 32 pounds throughout the pregnancy.
On the positive side, one of my co-workers had the same silly swollen feet/ankles. She said hers went away about 3-4 days after delivery. I can't wait!!!
My co-workers have started a pool. They are guessing the due date, time, weight, and length. It's kind of funny when each day I walk into work, they look at their watches and say "hold on about 6 more days..."
I went to the doctor again a couple days ago. I'm STILL about 75% effaced and MAYBE dilated to a 2. However, we were able to finagle the hospital into moving up the induction date to the 14th. Kuso's mom is going back to Samoa on the 15th and it would be SO SAD if she has been here for 3 months and misses out on seeing Leila by only a couple days. So although I'm uncomfortable and done, I can keep waiting, but this little daughter of ours needs to hurry up and get here (I'm hoping late next week) so that her "brown grandma" (that's what some of Kuso's nephews call their Samoan grandparents) can see her before she has to go back to the island.