Archive for 29 October 2010

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Time

With each new day, I know a little more than the day before. After only 8 short weeks of motherhood the subject matter of the things ‘I Know’ has changed dramatically! It didn’t just happen over night; I definitely remember the moment when I realized I had really gotten to know Emerson. What a magical feeling. In the past, having 7 consecutive weeks off from work would have felt like winning the lottery. Now that it’s finally come and gone I find it’s only a fraction of the time I would have liked. Each day of baby vacation was measured in more ways than I can count – number of...

Welcome Home, Baby!

Let’s do this — bringing our angel home! Emerson was released from the hospital the Saturday after she was born! Our time there wasn’t as relaxing as I had imagined; nurses in and out of the room all hours of the day/night and baby stressed me out when she didn’t catch on to nursing very well. We struggled through and eventually gave in to supplementing with formula. The day we were scheduled to check-out, we woke up to a bright orange bundle — jaundice.¬† After 3 additional days in the hospital and endless poking and prodding, E’s bilirubin levels came down enough for us to take our little pumpkin home...

Baby Bliss

As I’ve been feeling so thankful for this beautiful miracle, all concept of time has completely escaped me! So much has happened since my last post. After months of anticipation, Emerson Eleanor was finally born! I went into labor at midnight on September 7 and spent the next 6.5 hours pacing around our apartment and bouncing around on an exercise ball. Before we left for the hospital I took Bela for one last walk, kissed him good-bye, and let my mom know the time had come – thinking there would be several hours of grueling labor ahead of me and plenty of time for her to get to Pella before...