Friday, January 29, 2010

Closing up shop

I'll be removing this page this weekend. If you want to keep up with Henry and I, please visit my new blog over at Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The new digs

it's simple at the moment, but i hope to keep things interesting. come visit me!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Coming soon...

So I have let this blog slide into pure abandonement. Oops. I blame motherhood, and working full time, and freelancing, and all those other little things, like sleep. My apologies.

But, I have decided to get a blog up and running again. New addy, new format, but plenty of pics of Henry Joe to go round. I'll post the URL here once it's up and running, hopefully within the next week.
Until then, here's the cutie himself. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

6 week check-in

Between starting to pick up some freelance work and the adorable little man, I'm not blogging much and apologize to anyone who has been looking for updates!

All is well here. Henry is a doll and such a good baby. He's growing and eating like crazy and I'm just trying to keep up! He's discovered smiling and a sorta laugh and he just melts my heart every day.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Pics of the last 3 weeks

It's hard to believe Henry will be 3 weeks tomorrow! It's been a crazy few weeks, but the little guy is amazing and honestly seems to get cuter and brighter every day.

Here's a few pics from his last day in the hospital to yesterday...he's getting so big so quickly!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Henry"s birth story

Friday evening was the quintessincial ""dark and stormy night" with torrents of rain and wind battering down the house and flooding the streets. As we went to bed, I joked that it would be our luck that the baby would be born on such a night....oops.

Thankfully, when I awoke at about 4 am with contractions the rain was slowing down. I timed them for about a half hour before waking the hubs up when they were about 45 seconds long and 5 minutes apart. We got the bag together, got some breakfast from the kitchen, and let the dog out. I figured we had some time.

By the time we got to the hospital at about 6 am the contractions were a minute long and about 3 minutes apart. The pain was getting more intense, as well. When I was finally checked by the resident OB at about 7 am I was 6-7 cm and they rushed us into a labor and delivery suite.

Things kept moving quickly until I hit 9 cm at 11 am and stalled. The contractions got worse but the baby wasn't moving. At this point, my OB also got called into an emergency C-section. Left in pain, I asked for thr epidural. I was impressed I had gotten to 9 cm on my own and the pain was starting to cloud my head and focus. After the epi I was able to rest until the doc returned and get my strength back.

The doc broke my water at 12:30 and we discovered meuconium in the fluid, so NICU was called in as a precaution. I pushed for just shy of 2 hours...he was "right there" for most of it but his giant head was stuck. A third-degree episiotomy later, Henry Joseph arrived at 2:11 pm.

He had no mec-related issues and scored 9s on both his Apgars. He was wide awake and alert and got to meet his family right away. He started breastfeeding about an hour after delivery and has been getting better every day since!

Recovery has been painful, but totally doable. Six days pp and I'm just a little sore and feeling mostly like myself.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Henry Joseph was born Saturday, August 22, 2009, at 2:11 pm. 8 lbs, 5 oz, 21 inches.

Birth story to come...