Friday, May 22, 2009

30 is the new 20 right?

Please say yes.

Things I accomplished before I was 30:

1. Graduated from College
2. Bought a house, well kind of. My husband owns it.
3. Got Married
4. Graduated with an MBA
5. Had a baby
6. Lost 40 lbs (that wasn't baby weight)

Things to accomplish before I turn 40:

1. Lose 40 more pounds
2. Have another baby
3. Go to nursing school
4. Sell my current house, buy a newer one with more bathrooms! And a garage. That I can park in.
5. Go on a cruise
6. Become debt free

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Long story short...

May 19th 2009

James, Kristin and Lillian May 21st, 2008

Lillian Kimberly Wear was born at 7:14am on May 21st 2007. She weighed 6 lbs 4.5 oz and was 19 inches long.

She has been the happiest, joyful, exuberant, perfect child anyone could have asked for. Other than a trick elbow and the occasional trip to the ER for dehydration she hasn't given us any trouble. She was slow to learn to walk, 19 months old! But she can talk a blue streak, says perfect sentences, like "Go Away Mommy" and " No Clock Mommy" (that means no alarm, no wake up), is already sleeping in her big girl bed, and can drive. Her pink Barbie Jeep that is.

(Her 1st B-day May 21st, 2008, picture courtesy of Peters Photography)

Happy 2nd Birthday Lily Belle! Mommy and Daddy love you to pieces! Here is to many more years of kisses and hugs and you crawling in our bed at 3am to sleep.

Lily and her birthday Rose Bush- planted May 12th, 2007

On Tuesday we had Lily's 2nd b-day pictures taken by Rebecca Peters of Peters Photograhy. The top picture is a sneak peak!

Tomorrow is my 30th Birthday. I am mourning the loss of my 20's as we speak. Thank goodness for good work friends who come bearing Connie's Cookies!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2 years ago today

My water broke. I honestly thought I peed my pants. I was an uncomfortable 9 months and 3 weeks pregnant and my due date was in 4 days. When we left to go to the hospital I figured they'd send us right back home. We stopped at Panera on the way for a little breakfast. It was a lazy Sunday morning. I think our only plans had been to go to church that day. Not spend all day in the hospital in labor.
But when we got there the litmus paper turned pink and they said "yep, water broke, lets get you all hooked up". And there we were. May 20th. I thought that's fun, her birthday will be 2 days before mine instead of 2 days after. What I didn't know was that it was going to be 22 more hours before she was born.
I hadn't really had any contractions at this point. Maybe one or two that weren't uncomfortable and for the most part I didn't notice. We called my aunt that lives here in KC, then my parents and sister so they could start their 4 hour drive in from St. Louis, and my in-laws who are also here in KC. By 1pm I still wasn't having contractions and they ordered pitocin. Side note to all who are pregnant with their first child- run for the hills when they mention pitocin. Awful stuff. And I know I am not the only one that feels that way.
By 3pm I had watched how to lose a guy in 10 days, was part way through a baseball game and my contractions were so bad and one on top of the other with no breaks that I was begging, begging for anything. They gave me stadol and the nurse decreased the level of pitocin so I was a bit relieved, even though I could now see two of everything. By the time my parents arrived I was coming down off my high and getting ready to get the blessed epidural. Did you know those things have a self medicating button? I had everyone counting down the minutes until my next dose.
But at midnight the clocked rolled over to the 21st and no baby. I had now been in labor for 15 hours in a hospital bed the whole time. And I could still feel every bit of those contractions. At one point James says to me "you're doing great honey, you hang in there" and through gritted teeth I replied "where else am I going to go?"
to be continued...