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This Adventure, Our Life: November 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Wine Tasting in San Luis Obispo

We had a great day in San Luis Obispo with my parents, my Aunt Teresa, and Uncle Chris! We all met up at our favorite spot- Firestone’s (a must stop for us!). We enjoyed the usual Tri-tip sandwiches!! Then we all headed to Edna Valley to wine taste! It was a blast, even Bailey enjoyed herself :)! After that we stopped at Avila Barn on the way home. We all had a great day!!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

THANKSgiving this year

This year I feel like I in particular have so much to be thankful for. First off, I feel very blessed to have a great husband whom is my absolute soulmate and best friend. I do not know how I would have gotten through everything this year with him not here with me. Our newest addition Bailey is the light of our world, we are very Thankful that she is here and healthy. She makes us smile, feel whole, and complete. Happy First Thanksgiving Bailey!!

There are many people who have helped me throughout my pregnancy. In particular, when I had my C-Section there are two people that have been here for me everyday, at all hours. These two people have helped me through my worst, most vulnerable times, but also my happiest moments. They were there as my daughter was born, and were strong when I could not be strong for myself. Tony, and my Mom: Thank you for helping me take care of myself, thus allowing me to take care of my baby. I appreciate everything from the small but large words of encouragement, the hand holding through all the procedures I went through, to helping take care of me, our house, the baby, doing things to make me feel human again, taking me out when I could not drive, going on walks, visiting, and helping me get through the hard first 2 weeks, and EVERYTHING ELSE. With these two people the moments that seemed bad, are a far memory of now happiness. I am thankful to have you both in my life. Most Thankful for all these moments.

Other things that we are thankful for:

For me: my Family; my dad, my mom, my brother, my sister, my husband, my baby daughter Bailey, and my doggie Roxy

For Tony: my wonderful wife, my beautiful daughter, and my dog Roxy

For both of us:

Our Friends: Every one of them, you guys know who you are...

Our Home

A happy marriage and family

Love and Peace

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bailey's First Bath

In all the firsts Bailey had her first “Real Bath”. She did not much like it, at first she was happy with the water going over her body, but then when we got to her head it was the end of any happiness she was remotely having! At first Tony and I were trying to play with her in the water and then decided speed and getting her out was the top priority for bath time. She did well though, and she is a clean and happy baby now, well, until the next spitting up or diaper happens (Tony adds so this will be all of 10 minutes!!)!!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

The First 2 Weeks...

Today Bailey is 2 weeks old! It has gone by too quickly!! She is growing, getting a little personality, following our voices and hands, and overall she is more alert. She is absolutely amazing! We love to just sit and watch her, play with her, and just love on her. Tomorrow she will have her two week check up, and we will see how much weight she has gained!! We think she weighs 8 pounds 12 ounces, but we will see at the appointment! For me, these last two weeks have been a whirlwind of emotions coupled with a lack of sleep and overwhelming feelings of love!

Most of our first week was spent in the hospital, we spent from Thursday to Monday in the hospital.  We had some visitors, but because I was feeling under the weather it was limited.  I felt very exposed, in pain, and overall groggy, so thank you to everyone for understanding!  Some of my immediate family cam to visit and I think everyone loved Bailey!  On the first day the visits were to the NICU and finally everyone was able to come and visit her in our room!!

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When we were finally released, it was a little bit overwhelming to be released actually, everyone kept saying “ohh you will be happy to leave the hospital”, but for me I was kind of scared. I was still in a lot of pain, at the hospital I had good pain medication, I was forced to sit for long periods of time, I had all kinds of bars to help me get up and down, and I had people checking on me making sure I was okay, and to me this whole surgery thing was new. Before this I had never been to the hospital, I had never had surgery, and I had never taken any pain medications (I think I took something when I got my wisdom teeth out). When we arrived home it was nice to introduce Bailey to Roxy and her new home! My parents had decorated our house and it was very nice to feel so loved!

Thank you to my Mom, she has been here whenever we have needed her the last two weeks. I can not THANK her enough!! from holding Bailey, to making sure Tony and I eat, to cleaning and laundry and just being here for us. The first couple days home were hard physically for me, everyday feels better from there on out. Tony has been a lifesaver helping me with everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING! He has taken care of me and Bailey so well. Bailey is the easy part of the equation, taking care of her comes naturally to me. I feel like I just know what to do. She is eating great, we were having some difficulty with her latching on while breastfeeding, primarily due to her NICU visit where she was introduced to a bottle and formula because they had to. She got really used to that, and it made the first couple days a challenge on us both!! Now she is a PRO and we are both feeling much better about the experience!

She had many firsts in the first two weeks...

Her first night home:

She had her  first stroller ride:

She had her first sponge bath:

She visited the Pediatrician:

Her first family party:

Her first outing with Mommy and Daddy:

Meeting some of her cousins (well 2nd cousins!):

There are soo many other firsts, but these are some of them from the first 2 weeks! Bailey is doing well! We love her to pieces! I am recovering slowly but surely, it will be another week before I can think about driving, and another 6 weeks until I am fully recovered, so the process will be a loooonnnggg one!! When I look at Bailey, everything is worth it, no matter how bad I feel. The love we have for her is unconditional, and we would do anything for her. Here are some more pictures from the first two weeks!!

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