Saturday, October 31, 2009

Olivia turns 1 Week old today !


Olivia turns one week old today, and its been a wonderful, emotional, stressful, & joyful week.
Rakiem and I have spent most of our nights adjusting to our new schedule. Olivia sleeps all day long and wakes up in the late hours of night for her feedings and play time.

On Sunday, we had our 24 hour check up with Sakina (our midwife). She came to our home and checked on Olivia and I. Just making sure that mommy and baby are doing fine. I really enjoyed the one on one home visit. Rakiem and I were able to ask Sakina all of the questions of concerns from our first night with our baby girl.

On Tuesday, Olivia and I left the house for the first time since her birth, She had her first doctor's visit with Pediatrician Dr.Zatz in Nyack. The routine check up went well. Dr.Zatz gave us ample time to ask all about all of our concerns. Dr.Zatz gave Olivia a clean bill of health, and sent us on our merry way.



The remainder of the week, we spent lots of time adjusting and taking turns around Olivia's sleeping and eating schedule which isn't so easy to do. I spend a lot of time pumping milk in the day , so that Rakiem can feed her at night and allow me to sleep, but still, there is something about a mothers touch that Olivia requires to get her to go to sleep.

Well, its time for me to wrap this up and get some sleep, I am starving and tired. Before you go, take a look at who learned how to put their tiny little fingers into their tiny little mouth:


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Olivia Elaine Jones is Here!

Photo taken seconds after birth.

Name: Olivia Elaine Jones

Birthday: October 24th 2009

Time: 4:50 AM

Place of Birth : At Home

By land or water: Born on our bed, never made it to the pool for birthing.

Labor: 5 hours of active labor

Weight: 7lbs 8oz

Length: 20 inches




Sunday, October 11, 2009

Maternity Leave

So now that I am on maternity leave, you would think that I would have at least 1 blog post a day, because I am home doing nothing right ? Wrong! I have found myself to be busier than ever. Well as busy as i can be as I waddle through out my home. I have tackled each room , rearranged furniture, scrubbed floors, must I go on ?

After all that, you can find me pooped on the couch for at least 4 hours, and then I am preparing dinner. I must say, as tired as I get, I really enjoy this. being at home, cooking cleaning, photo editing, letting my creative juices flow. It's relaxing, and nothing makes me feel better than getting my mind focused and my life organized, especially before baby arrives.

I am now 39 weeks pregnant, and 5 days away from my due date. I've been feeling contractions off and on. The feeling is similar to light menstrual cramps, they last about 1 minute, and happens every 10 minutes. The contractions never get any stronger, they just die down.

Well I'm off to look for a pancake recipe, preferably one that mimics IHOP pancakes, topped with strawberries.

Yummy!
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