Sunday, August 22, 2010

Baby Hungry...

I have to admit that I was getting a little impatient for our son to be born! I felt a lot of pressure to have him.. John's family had a family reunion in Farmington the 13th and 14th that we wanted to go to.. my mom came to town to be there for the birth.. and had been there for a few days.. still no labor.. and of course Emma came 10 days early so I guess I just thought he'd come a little early too.. I did start to worry a little that he may be getting big too. I had my membranes stripped twice and had lost my plug.. surely I should be in labor by now!!!! Finally when I got to my due date I started to calm down and not worry so much or feel so much pressure to have him. I felt like I had to apologize to people.. how dumb is that?!! Now that he is safely here I am so glad he came when he did.. when he was ready.

Here's a little breakdown of what we did for the last few days while waiting.. and waiting..

Emma had her first experience with stamps! The ink on her eye was there in litteraly the first three seconds of her touching the stamps before I could even lay out the ground rules.. haha..

On Sunday, August 8th (three days before my due date) John, Emma and I went on a beautiful, and quite vigorous two hour hike up the Sandias. This was one of my impatient days (after going to church and hearing everyone exclaim..'You're still pregnant!!') I decided I would hike the baby out.. I had lots of great contractions, that went away on the car ride home.. haha

She is a great hiker.. she was so cute carrying all her treasures (rocks and sticks) around. We love you Emm J!!

John is a wonderful father to Emma. She is a very lucky girl..

My mom got to Albuquerque EARLY Sunday morning after driving all night! Thanks Mom! We were thinking that I would go into labor really soon since I had lost my plug on Saturday and my mom really didn't want to miss it.. I was feeling bad for a few days that she was here but no baby yet.. but I really am sooo very glad that she had those few days to spend time with me and with Emma Jane! Emma doesn't see her enough to remember her and know who she is so we remedied that this week. Now Emma knows who her grandma is and loves her well! It was a lot of fun having her here and she was so helpful around the house and with Emma. We went to an Isotopes baseball game Monday night. We tried letting her play on the grass and the attractions instead of sitting in the seats. She got about 10 free rides on this merry go round. She LOVED it!
My mom also pushed her on the swing to her heart's content!Also, Even though for the past six months I had been certain there was no way I would be able to make my dinner group for August because it fell on my due date.. I sure was still pregnant, so I made some yummy asian lettuce wraps and my mom and I headed over to Sarah's for dinner. (which was pretty funny because at first we were the only ones there and were all eating totally seperate things because it was me- with my lettuce wraps, and my mom, Sarah, the host and Terry and those three are all doing the HCG diet so brought their own special food)..
My mom and I also did some shopping, including getting a cute blessing tux for the baby, and walking.. and we even tried a new recipe and made some batches of homemade laundry soap. It was a fun week!
Bob and Amy got to Albuqueruqe really late Wednesday night. It was a lot of fun to see them and hang out with them!! I've been missing them a ton and Emma doesn't know Madison and Robby at all. They played GREAT together! It was a lot of fun!
And they brought their dog!! Which was a special treat for Emma.. she LOVES dogs.. any animals actually. Truman wasn't as excited about the dog.. he hung out inside for a few days.. :)

It was sooo awesome to have them here when I FINALLY went into labor early Friday morning. We had some great places lined up for Emma to go when it was "time" but it was really so nice to just leave her at home with her stuff and her cousins and uncle there... my mom and Amy came to the hospital with us and saw the big event.. the arrival of Owen Ganes McCulloch!

1 comment:

Rob N Amy said...

I am so glad we got to come and visit you and that you were so brave and let me in for the big event. It was so AMAZING. I am so thankful I was able to be there with you and witness such a wonderful event. I can't wait to come and see you guys again.