Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Adelaide Lacy Andreasen

I don't have lots of time, so here are the minimal details. After a short labor... just about five and half hours, I pushed six times and out came Adelaide Lacy Andreasen at 6:29 P.M. on December 22nd, 2008. She was 6lbs 15oz and 20 inches long. She has a bit of light brown hair. She was on channel five news at five and at ten the next day... I guess she just thought she was pretty because she wasn't actually part of their story on babies in stockings at St. Marks. :) We went home the next day... (I hate sitting in the hospital) and we are all doing fine... (except Hyrum, who under the care of others got sick... so I woke up to a new baby and puke all over Hyrum and his bed.) I'll add more info later. Have a happy Holiday!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

"Mom... why does that lady have a fat stomach?"

Today at church I was chatting with a friend when her son who is about six came up and said, pointing at me, "Mom, why does that lady have a fat stomach?" I smiled as she explained to her son that it was because I have a baby inside. After she was done explaining, I said to him, "Don't worry, it will still be fat after the baby comes out." To which he responded, "I won't." Man, I guess it is obvious that a baby isn't the only excuse for a fat stomach.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hyrum in a box....and get this friggin kid out of me!

For some reason when Hyrum was first born, mom and I thought he might like to sleep in this corn dog box. As I recall, he didn't, although the picture would suggest otherwise. Really I just put this picture up for people to think is sweet when all I wanted to say was.... Holy Crap get this kid out! I swear she is eating me alive and I'm about to go insane! And for crying out loud, why doesn't anyone tell you you can't wipe your own butt properly at the end of pregnancy! It is horrid, and I demand a clean rear! Also, Heavenly Father is starting to hurt my feelings. I pray a million times a day for mercy... why is the answer always no? I'm a pretty good person. And last but not least, just ignore this rant... it was really for me anyway.

When all is said and done

Well, it is finished. My divorce papers are signed... I can hardly believe that in just a few days my marriage to the man I loved and still love will be over officially. There are so many feelings and emotions I'm not sure how to proceed. Perhaps it would be easier if it weren't the holidays, but somehow I doubt it. So I'm doing this final blog as a farewell to my marriage. No matter what anyone says about Cody, he was and still is (and will be unless someone else comes along) the love of my life. And although I doubt I can ever rid of those feelings completely, I find there is still room to hate him. What a strange world. He fathered my children; I doubt there will ever be a time when I can be free of the feelings love, marriage, and then devastating divorce have created. So finally, I raise my glass to what was, and what will be.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Cats in strange places and awaiting the baby

I thought these pictures were funny... I love having pets. Honestly, I don't know what me and Hyrum would do without Lola and Fur. Sure, they can get annoying, but that just means they are really and truly part of the family! I find them in all sorts of places... especially Fur. He likes to check out all the soft spots in the house. He loves Hyrum's crib (when Hyrum isn't in there) and the baby's play pack, which has been set up for days now, awaiting a baby that isn't feeling the need to come any time soon. :(
I went to the doctor today... measured 37 weeks. I'm one centimeter dilated, but you know how little that actually means. I was two centimeters dilated in labor for about 20 hours! So I'm not getting too excited. I'm just really really really wanting her to come. So keep those prayers up in my behalf! I keep waking up with some contractions in the night. I get too excited. I have to tell myself every time that I know it isn't the real thing. Last time, I just knew, and I think it will be the same this go around. I did however set a date for induction if all is in order (the cervix has to be favorable, ect) for the 22nd. It is the soonest they will do it, and my doctor goes out of town the next day. I'm hoping she comes sooner, because I really don't want to come home from the hospital on Christmas Eve. But alas, nothing is a sure get it outer... I've been doing the eating spicy foods and fresh pineapple, I drove on a bumpy road, and now I'm just hoping she makes up her mind to give her poor mom a break. Any suggestions for starting labor? Bring them on!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Season's Greetings!

Happy Holidays to all! And to all a GOOD NIGHT! Am I the only one who is super exhausted this season? I've had a few good testimony experiences in which I feel terribly bad for Mary... riding a donkey while pregnant. Not a nice thing. So I'm asking all of you to pray for me that baby Adelaide comes early... I am super ready! Mom and I bought a tree and got it in the stand. I was going to have my home teachers come help me, but basically we women can do it if we don't want to wait... which I didn't. Hyrum is loving the Christmas lights, and for our Relief Society Enrichment we had a really fun "give and take" activity, where we brought stuff to give away and could take whatever we wanted. I ended up with lots more stuff than I brought, but I noticed my stuff was snatched up fast too. Basically, that is all that is new. I've got everything ready for the baby, and am hoping she is healthy and ready as soon as possible!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving's Feast With The Beasts

Mom and I decided we couldn't let down the tradition of going to the zoo for feast with the beasts. So pregnant me, Hyrum, and mom went to the zoo for a couple of hours early Thanksgiving morning. Hyrum seems to like the zoo more each time I take him. He loved the tiger, the bobcat, and the monkeys the most. I liked these weird pig things that were acting crazy. The chimps were cute, Hyrum loved the baby one that was harassing its mom. Figures. John and Wendy would be sad to know that we did not witness any feces eating in the monkey house. Those monkeys were funny though. For the rest of thanksgiving we cooked and ate... it was really really quiet. I missed the family so much! It was a good day none the less.