Friday, August 25, 2006

More pics

Life is so busy. Not just with the little ones, but it is harvest season. I canned 3 bushels of peaches when Abby was 2 weeks old. This week we are butchering the 30 chickens my MIL raises for us. Today I also received word of the 3 bushels of pears I ordered. Yesterday, I canned 28 pints of beets. I am sad to say that I am looking forward to winter so I can slow down.

I did set up a Flickr account. You can see some more pics of Abby and the family here. (I hope that is the right link.) I will need some time to figure out how to use Flickr and organize better.

Abby is starting to sleep through the night better. She has only been getting up once and pulling 5-6 hours shift overnight. Wednsday she actually slept straight through. From 9pm-7:30am!!! At 1 month old. And she has a long day nap that overlaps Mark's nap, so I have some time to myself each day. I usually use it to catch up on work. There seems to be no lack of things that need-to-be-done-today.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Presenting Abby

Breathe the sweet air. I have finally gone back on-line. I have been saying, maybe tomorrow I will for the past 2 weeks. I have spent the past 3 days empting out my e-mail from the past 5 weeks.

Abigail Rose was born July 24, 2006 at 10:21 AM.
She was 8 lbs 12 oz and 20 in long.
She had a full head of dark hair and strong lungs.

I had just given up on going into labor before the 26th, when I woke up with contractions at 4 am. At 8:30 we got to the hospital. The cerclage held perfectly and I was not dialated, but I was completely effaced. At that point my contractions were less then 2 minutes apart and strong. So they had to give me something to stop labor. The C-section went without a hitch. I don't have any complaints about it at all.

It seems like a million years ago now. Mark has adjusted perfectly. He loves being the big brother. He is always trying to hug and kiss the baby, only just a little too hard. Life is not as hard as I thought it would be. I have adjusted as well. Well, for the most part. Daily life is finding it's routine. We even have been going to Story Time every Monday.

Abby is really a good baby, just like Mark was. I was so affraid that she was going to be a terror, but she is very good. I am very pleased. Gabriel and I joke that we should quit while we are ahead...

More pics too come. I had picked out 20 or so to put on my Photobucket account for you all, but something happened durring uploading. I will try again.

PS. I can't tell you all have touched I am that everyone is still visting and commenting. I expected to have lost most of my readers and to have to build up my blog all over again. But you guys rock. I openned my e-mail and I had 15 just thinking of you messages for me. Thank you so much.