Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Miriam Rose is here!

Labor took a while, but here she is. Everyone in the family is elated. She's a sweet tempered baby. Enjoy the pix.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

It's Time!

Labor is under way. With contractions 6 minutes apart and increasing in intensity, this will be my last post as an expectant mother. Ty will tweet from the hospital.

Since baby will probably come today, I just wanted to give you some visiting news. I can't wait to introduce you to Miriam or Raymond. You've all been so supportive and loving. Thus far, your prayers have also paid off. Labor has gently increased in intensity and has been merciful by letting me sleep.

Visiting the New Baby

Please keep your visit brief. I'll need to nurse very frequently and visits longer than 15 minutes (in the hospital) can interfere with that. If I am nursing when you arrive, just hang out down the hallway and the nurse will tell you when we're free.

If you are sick, please wait a few days to visit until you are 100% well again. I'm happy to receive visitors at the condo during the next days and weeks. Please keep in mind that I'll need to nurse frequently. Please gague your visit time via your comfort level with me nursing near you.

Keep praying for us. We're so psyched!

Friday, September 25, 2009

O Where o where has my little babe gone?

Well, most of you were wrong on the last poll. It's the 25th and still no birth. I also messed up on the dates I gave you and made it impossible for you to be right if the baby is born on September 26 or 30. Sorry about that. Please vote again in this new and improved poll. I've also made up another mad libs about the birth, enjoy!

1. Location in Taunton
2. Verb ending in -ing
3. your name
4. verb ending in -ing
5. exclamation
6. adjective
7. your name
8. exclamation
9. person in healthcare field
10 adjective
11. emotion
12. number
13. adjective
14. adjective

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Our Baby" Mad Libs

Jot down these words on a sheet of paper, then click on comments to read the mad libs you just created. While we are waiting, we might as well have some fun! If you write a good one, post it in comments.

1. number

2. number

3. date in Autumn

4. name of a hospital

5. adjective

6. adjective

7. verb ending in -ing
9. relative's name

10. exclaimation

11. name of another family member

12. adjective

8. adverb

13. another family member

14. boy or girl's name

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Due Date!!!!

Well, I'm typical. Most first-time moms go past their due date. The average is 4 days. My body is already changing do deliver, just not very fast. I've been learing how to express milk with a loaner Medela pump. This should help bring on labor.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY: No news is no news. If there is a birth there will be twitter, facebook, and a post here. There will also be plenty of chatter in the form of phone calls among you all. Vote in this week's poll. One of you is bound to be right about the birthday.

Until the baby comes, his/her kitty siblings are keeping the bassinet warm.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dorinda threw me a gorgeous shower

at the end of August. Many loved-ones were there and my favorite color, green, was the star of the decorations.

Everyone brought some food, and it was delicious. From goffong to "bitch"rice, Cape Verdean cuisine was represented, as were delicious brownies, cookies, and an amazing cake from School Street Bakery.

Ty and I danced to the 70's classic, "She's havin' my baby," and we opened loads of gorgeous presents, among them some lovingly crocheted blankets and clothing items, toys, survival kits, supplies, and oodles of gift cards.

Sincere thanks to all who attended and all who sent us things even though you couldn't make it. The baby is DUE IN 7 DAYS! It's exciting. We have the condo ready for our little sweetie. A swing, bassinet, rocker, diapers, toys, and snuggles are ready for the little body.

Please keep us in your prayers. Deacon John from Holy Family Parish blessed the baby today and prayed that I stay calm and patient in these final days of waiting. I am "jofantioch" on twitter. If you want to know when labor is on, just request to follow me. You can also follow Ty on facebook, he's going to use ping to keep everyone updated.

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