On May 19th at 9:20 in the morning, I finally met my little baby Lulu. After 26 hours of labor I held her in my arms (well, after they bathed her of course)! It was amazing! However, I’m not going to lie. It’s been really, really hard. Our first night home was one of the more difficult nights of my life. No one warned me harshly enough about the reality of night #1.
More later. You know, when the baby is sleeping or when I can one handed type while I’m feeding her.
With the induction of Baby LuLu scheduled, I know that my gardening days are numbered. Oh wait, I’m on bed rest (have I reminded you enough?) so my gardening days have been waaaay limited. If I’m lucky, I’ll take photographs next Saturday and it will be one of the last things I do BB (Before Birth) and then the following Saturday, hopefully I’ll be home and I can take photographs AB (After Birth – gag!). It is also my hope that my wonderful hubby will have time to get my seedlings into Garden Box #2 sometime this week. It’s almost time for all kinds of births!
This past week we had some rain, we’ve had wind and super cold temperatures. Currently, we are preparing for a frost by bringing in all of the seedlings and potted plants. The fear of frost is supposed to pass after Mother’s Day but I’m surprised that we even have a frost warning this late. However, the chilly, chilly, fall-like temps promise that it’s not a joke.
Garden Box #3, the only one that is planted has some sprouts. However, I’m not totally convinced that they aren’t weed sprouts. We’ll know soon enough. Have you ever accidently pulled out good plants, thinking they were weeds? I’m guiltier of letting weeds grow too long, worried that they might be good plants!
This year I want my apple tree to flourish! Last year it had a few fruits but the squirrels and birds got them before they were even golf ball sized. This year we already have a few fruits and I’m trying to figure out how to keep them safe.
When I see the difference that a week or two makes with my seedlings and their growth, it makes me ever more thankful that we’re going to be able to make it to 37 weeks with our pregnancy. This is MUCH better than the 28 and 34 weeks marks we were looking at before!
You know how sometimes people give you or even your children something that they just aren’t capable of taking care of? Maybe it’s a pet or a toy. It might even be a clothing item (hello, if I have to dry clean it, I can’t take care of it). When I was a kid, if I couldn’t take care of my things, my mom and dad took them away from me until I was capable of taking care of them.
See these babies?
We love them. The two on the right are ours. See how hairy they are? One of the reasons we love Golden Retrievers is for their beautiful mane. HOWEVER, since I was put on bed rest I haven’t been able to take care of my house as well as I used to and so as a result, there is dog hair EVERYWHERE; on the floor, on the stove, on the table, on my clothes, in the air, in my mouth, in my food. I’ll just stop the list and reiterate that it’s EVERYWHERE!
So, since they can’t take care of their own hair, I took it away!
We had or Golden Retrievers shaved. Yes, I am a mean abusive puppy mommy. I know that Golden owners everywhere will be outraged and shocked at our actions. However, I do know that they’ll understand the hair everywhere dilemma. Maybe they’ll just be jealous.
A lot of people say that they’ll be more comfortable now that it’s summer. I agree that they’ll be more comfortable because it will be a lot easier to get out of the lake without all of that wet hair bogging them down. Maybe they look a little “necked” as my friend Isabel says but believe me, they’re happy.
Except for Jolly, the one on the right. But that’s because she also got fixed this month.
Hey! I’m having a baby! We all had to make sacrifices. At least theirs will grow back.
In case we’re not friends “in real life” or at least on Facebook, let me tell you what has happeened. On Monday I was admitted into the hiospital again due to high blood pressure. I have pre-eclampsia so they are monitoring my blood pressure and my baby. Baby LuLu is fine, I’m just falling apart.
Here are the ever important questions that my Facebook friends have asked:
1. How long are they keeping you?
2. Do they have good room service?
and of course 3. Do they have free wifi?
I have pre-eclampsia so they have to monitor my blood pressure. I’m staying all week and he said he might let me go home for the weekend.
The room service is good EXCEPT for I’m on a low sodium diet AND I’m not doing so well with meat so my meals are something like this: French toast with peanut butter, broccoli, rice pilaf, chilled pears, chocolate milk and 7up. Tonight I had pancakes instead of french toast. Now I’m pretty much over it. I WANT REAL FOOD! LASAGNA, CHIPS AND SALSA, ENCHILADAS!
OF COURSE THEY HAVE wifi! I based my hospital selection on how technologically advanced and friendly they are! However, we are working on getting them to unblock ABC.com, FOX.com and Netflix.com so that I can stream tv and movies.
I’ll let you know more as my week progresses. Oh, and I’ll be taking your questions 24/7. What else do I have to do with my time?