The W Family Chronicles

Archive for January 2009

I don’t have the time (or energy) to blog details, but here are the vitals!

Violet arrived at 12:28PM on January 20, 2009.  She weighed in at 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.  She is healthy, I am recovering well, and we are all glad to be home.



I have registered at the hospital, gotten typed and cross-matched for blood products, made a lot of meals to have while I recover, my mom is here, and I am ready to go.  V does not seem to be ready to go, though!  I’ve been trying a few things to see if I can go into labor, but so far nothing much happens.  Usually I’ll have an hour or 2 of contractions, but they don’t get regular enough or painful enough to convince me to go to the hospital.  I’ve resigned myself to the fact that she will likely arrive on Tuesday, just as scheduled!

My surgery got pushed back a couple of hours, so she’ll probably be born around 10AM.  For those who have friended me on Facebook, I’ll try to post a message there as soon as I can, or have someone else post the news to my wall.  I should be home on Friday and will (hopefully) be able to at least throw up a quickie blog entry with the stats and a picture or 2.  And of course my mom will have the info if anyone wants to get in touch with her for details!

And just in case you’re wondering, here’s a picture from this morning.  I look like I swallowed a basketball!


Right now, I’m just trying to finish up those last minute things.  I’m feeling a little off today but that may have more to do with the cold I have than any possibility of labor.  I just hope the cold clears up before her arrival!

Right now I’m wondering just how in the world I’m going to handle a toddler, an infant, and a kindergartener.  Because my sweet toddler destroyed my office by dumping my (full) shredder and emptying out my filing cabinet.  There are a million little pieces of paper in here and they’re getting tracked all over the house while I try to sort through the papers that actually need to be put away that are all mixed in together.  Good times.

I have never ever been in labor or made any sort of  real progress towards labor.  But yesterday my doctor confirmed my suspicions that V has dropped a lot…which is a sign that things are moving!  I don’t quite know how I feel about this.  On one hand, I’m happy to have her the day she’s scheduled to arrive.  On the other, I’d love to be able to hold her in my arms ASAP!  Regardless, I feel a bit like a ticking time bomb.  Every twinge or little thing is being analyzed to the point of pointlessness.  I honestly don’t know what will happen.  I certainly have had other labor sign things going on that never happened with either of the boys, so maybe this time I will have a baby who prefers to arrive on her own terms.

I promise to do my best to keep this blog updated should there be any major developments!  For now, I’m sitting back, waiting, and hoping that she arrives safely, no matter when that happens to be!

W Family Players

D is the dad, the husband, and the breadwinner. All around nice guy and good at pretty much everything he does. It's disgusting, really. But makes him worth keeping around.

M is the mom, the wife, and the hopeless housekeeper. At least the kids' heads haven't fallen off yet. Beyond that, she sucks at the "stay at home" thing. Oh, and she's the blogger.

J is the big boy. Born October 11 2002, he is in kindergarten and loves it. Now 6 years old, and too smart for his own good. Talks a lot but extremely entertaining.

C is the little boy. Born June 26, 2006, he went through a lot in his first year but is doing just fine now. The only blond in the family, so his paternity is routinely questioned by rude strangers.

V is our baby girl. She is brand new and arrived in January 2009. So far everything is going well. We're thrilled to have added the final piece to our family puzzle. And yes, she WILL be the final piece!