Saturday, September 26, 2009

I just can't catch a break

I seriously have the worst luck with having children. Don't get me wrong I love my kids and I'd much rather have something go wrong with me than with them but seriously... a girl needs a break every now and again. I had a serious case of de-ja-vu today as we spent the better part of the day in the Emergency room.

I had this problem last time with Jace about 4 weeks after I had him I started bleeding and we ended up having to have emergency surgery to remove the leftover placenta that was causing the bleeding. My doctor knew about my situation with Jace and tried to get everything out but I still started bleeding. Fortunately this time when it started we knew exactly what was going on and rushed strait to the ER. I lost a lot of blood and had to get an IV then they removed a few more large clotts but they held off on surgery to see if things would clear up on their own after they got the bleeding under control. They gave me some medicine and sent me home but if it doesn't clear up in the next little while then we'll have to do the surgery.

So this is my plug for your prayers. We need all the help we can get so please pray for us that everything will be fine from now on and we won't have to do surgery again.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Adjusting to life with 2 children

I still can't believe I have 2 kids now. I understand that I had Jace and now Nellie but it just hasn't really sunk in yet that I have CHILDREN plural. I'm sure it will hit me when Nellie starts requiring more attention. She just eats and sleeps and poops right now which is great because I need the time to get used to dividing my attention. Jace is not really handling the transition from only child to big brother very well. Don't get me wrong he absolutely LOVES his little sister its me he is mad at. I've heard its only a phase so here's hoping it gets better before it gets worse.

Funny little tid bit for you. Jace was feeling especially deprived of attention so he decided to help himself to my free arm... the arm I wasn't using while I was trying to feed Nellie. So he climbs up onto the couch and snuggles up against me and the next thing I know I am buried in unconscious children. It was totally cute and so fun to have both my babies snuggled up against me listening to them breathe. I just had to take a picture.

My little Handy ManSo the batteries went out in one of Jace's toys and I asked Steven to replace them. Jace was very interested in the battery replacing process. So interested in fact that when the job was done he didn't want to play with the toy he wanted to be like daddy and fix the batteries again. He cried and cried until Steven let him have the screwdriver so he could fix the toy. It was so cute

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nellie's first Photo shoot

So I've had my camera for almost a year now and you'd think that I'd be really better at using it. Well It's harder than it looks. I must have taken a million pictures to get a few good ones. But she is so cute it was fun taking them and even more fun when I got some good ones.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Welcome Baby Nellie

Nellie Jane Raisor joined our family on Tuesday September 1st a little after 6pm. So Tuesday morning we went in at 3am (yeah I know but it was the only time they had left) It actually turned out to be a good thing we were scheduled that early because almost every other induction scheduled after us got bumped. So we got on Pitocin at 4:30 or so and after a long day of labor she was born at 6:07pm. So the reason my doctor decided to induce me 2 weeks early was so I wouldn't have another 9 pound baby... well it didn't work Nellie was 9 pounds 3 ounces and 21 inches long. Yeah and all that was 2 weeks early. I can't even imagine what she would have been if we had waited till 40 weeks. I could have had an 11 pounder on my hands. Yikes! Thats a scary thought. Thank goodness for my wonderful doctor. Everything went really well at the hospital the nurses were amazing and Nellie was so perfect and healthy that we only had to stay 24 hours.