"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything."

~ Edward Cullen

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gone Missing...

Well that was longer vacation than I anticipated!  My last blog post was in May, and boy has a lot changed since then!

I was completely uncomfortable throughout the month of May.  Baby Girl was due June 8th and it felt like it would never get here.  Each day I woke up still pregnant and a little bit bigger.  My stomach was HUGE!  On June 5th I had my 39 week appointment.  I was dilated at all, and Baby Girl was still really high.  I was devastated.  My Drs were still concerned about her size, and the fact that she didn't seem to be dropping any.  He sent me back to the specialist that afternoon to have another ultrasound to see baby's size.  At the ultrasound, they measured her to be well over ten pounds.  The high risk dr consulted with my Dr and it was determined that she would be coming c section, and before the weekend was up.  The next day, Thursday, I went back to my Dr to discuss the c section and to get it scheduled.  The only day available at the hospital was that Sunday.  I was relieved.  I had a date and I could see an end in site.

The next day, June 7th, was my last day of work.  I woke up before the alarm and was lying in bed, contemplating how I was going to get up.  It took a lot of effort to roll myself out of bed and I had to talk myself into it most days!  While I was thinking, I felt a small pop and a bit of wetness.  My waters had ruptured with Anthony, but had been a huge gush that soaked the bed.  I got up and went to the bathroom and noticed I was having a ton of bloody show.  Another bit of fluid seemed to gush out, and I woke up hubby and told him that I was pretty sure my water had broken.  Obviously I wasn't going into work that day!

I was determined to get the dishes down and the laundry folded before we left.  It made my husband nervous but I knew she wasn't coming anytime soon.  I was barely having any contractions and she had been so high the day before I wasn't worried.  We got the house picked up, the car loaded, and dropped Anthony off at this grandma's.  As we headed to the hospital, my contractions picked up a bit.  They were coming closer and were more painful.  By the time we got to the hospital, I was dilated to a five, but Baby Girl still wasn't descending.  They now had to squeeze me in for an unscheduled c section.  This took THREE HOURS.  With no pain meds.  And five hundred people asking me questions.  It was awful.  But in the end well worth it!

Magdalena Grace was born at 11:25am and weighed 9 lbs 11.5 oz, and was 21 inches long.

She has been an absolute delight since day one, and is the happiest little girl.  I couldn't be more in love!

Maggie at 10 weeks.
I've been off work the entire summer, and have filled my days with sidewalk chalk, sprinklers and swinging on the swings.  Anthony, Maggie and I have had a delightful time, and I'm dreading going back in another week.  Leaving my babies will be hard!

The only picture I've managed to get of the two of them.  Trying to get Anthony to sit still takes a miracle!
Reading wise, I didn't pick up a book for the entire month of May or June.  Once things got settled, I did read some in July, and I've slowly been picking back up the pace.  I'm behind on the reviews though!  Once work starts up again, I'll start listening to my audio books again.  I'd love to finish out the year strong!

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