After a tiring day at the zoo, we got home and put everyone to bed. Around 5:30am I woke up not feeling great...didn't take me too long to recognize my lovely friend, back labour! So...decided to draw a nice hot bath. The idea was not to go to the hospital too early, for 2 reasons. One, so that I could stay where I was most comfortable as long as possible, and two so that the medical professionals had as little time to mess around with me as possible. You might think reason number 2 a bit over the top...but my luck with medical professionals involved in my delivery's has not been great. Finally I woke up Big E with the news that things were moving along and we needed to get the ball rolling - make the phone calls and get into the car. We got to the hospital and you have to walk through the doors, down a relatively long hall way to the elevators and go to the 4th floor. (I'm OBVIOUSLY in labour by this point.) We head to labour and delivery and then get told that we've got to go over to induction/examination first. So we head down a different hall and get told, once we get there and I'm kneeling and leaning on a chair to get through a contraction, that because I'm a midwifery patient I actually have to go back to labour and delivery. (SERIOUSLY!?!?) SO...back we go. They put us in the room at the very end of the hall way...it's like they wanted to make sure I walked a lot...lol. The midwife got there, thanks to traffic, just in time to catch our Copper Princess who was born at 8:31am.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Time for catch-up (again). I think I'll jump around a bit...bear with me! June 22nd we went to the zoo. We walked around looking at the animals for a good hour and a half. I didn't walk fast...but I walked consistently. The kids went on the carosel, the paddle boats and enjoyed seeing the elephant and the big cats. What was really great is that it was an activity arranged by our agency and so we were able to go and tour after the zoo had been closed to the general public. This meant the animals were a bit more active (being later in the evening and fewer people around) and NO crowds, and NO waiting. I loved it! Here are some pictures:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Some introductions are in order. Meet Princess Curly,
Munchkin has been on a massive LEGO build streak. Here's one build he's especially proud of - these are builds that he creates himself, no LEGO instruction booklet!
A fun time was had by all at Easter...the Easter Bunny was a little wiser this year and so while maximum fun was had...minimum candy haul was in evidence.