Thursday, October 3, 2013

Camberly Days 0-6

0-24 Hours Old
Tuesday September 24th 2013.  Camberly Rose Hall was born at 10:55 am.  She weighed 8 lbs. 3 oz. and was 20 in. long.  She was 12 days overdue but so worth the wait.  

1 Day Old
September 25th.  Baby girl got a hold of Daddy's thumb and his heart.  Camberly was fairly quiet and didn't cry much.  She liked that binkie for a day or 2 and then stopped taking it.  We set off the alarm when we went on a little family walk around the floor. Oops. We were so cramped as we shared a room with another family.  Anthony slept on a wooden chair hunched over with his head on the bottom of my bed. 

2 Days Old
September 26th.  We were released from the hospital and took Camberly to meet her Uncle Tony on our way home.  He got to see her through the glass of the hospital nursery the day before, but this was his first time holding her.  His face says it all.  Anthony and I got to take a nice nap while the family passed her around. Then we went home!

3 Days Old
September 27th.  It was so nice to be home just the 3 of us.  We went on our first family walk around the neighborhood.  

4 Days Old
September 28th.  We went to Camberly's first doctors appointment.  She had lost 6% of her birth weight when we left the hospital and at her appointment she had gained weight and was only down 4%.  She peed all over the scale when they weighed her.  This picture was taken at the end of our long day.  I love how tiny she is in Daddy's hands.

5 Days Old
September 29th.  Happy Sunday.  Mom flew solo for the first time while Anthony went to church.  The Wardle clan came over and got some good snuggles in while I cleaned up the house as much as I could.

6 Days Old
September 30th.  This was a super busy day for Camberly and I.  We were away from Daddy for more than 10 hours straight.  We drove to San Jose for an appointment with the lactation consultant.  We went and visited Grandpa Wardle at his office.  

Sunday, September 1, 2013

38 Weeks

How far along: 38 Weeks 
Baby is the size of: almost 7 lbs. 
Total weight gain: 21 lbs.
Name: Camberly Rose Hall
Gender: Definitely a girl!
Best moment this week: We finally finished Camberly's room! Pictures coming soon.
Food cravings: I love food and have to be careful to not eat too much at one time.  I have had a lot of cereal and otterpops this week.  It has been really nice to be home and eat my own cooking.
Anything making you queasy or sick: thinking about going into labor or about her delivery makes me want to throw up.  Otherwise I am just fine.
Sleep: still getting lots of sleep.  Most nights I have to wake up to go pee... and it is difficult to get comfortable sometimes but I am so thankful that I can still get some god zzzzs
Pregnancy symptoms: Everyone keeps telling me I don't look like I am about to have a baby... they think my bump is small.  Let me tell you it does not feel small.  My everything aches, especially my back and my ribs on the right side.  My hips and lower back hurt and feel loose.
Miss anything: I miss the simple things. being able to bend over to pick something off of the floor, laying on my back or stomach, ect.
Maternity clothes: All I wear.  I have even grown out of some of my maternity clothing.  I prefer to lounge around the house in my hubby's t-shirts and athletic shorts.  They are so comfy.
Belly button in or out: flat and slightly poking out on top
Stretch marks: yes... lots of them.  They are so worth it though.
Movement: still lots. Anthony and I believe she is trying to escape and we keep reminding her that she can't get out that way (referring to my ribs or wherever else she has just kicked).
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy although at the end of every day and sometimes more often I tell Anthony I am ready to be done.
Baby gear purchases: We have everything I could think of that we will need. Now we just need the baby.
Wedding rings on or off: on :) very hard to get off and on though.
Early labor signs: none that I am aware of.
Daddy moment: Anthony helped hang all the photos in the baby's room.  He thinks it would be funny if baby girl comes tomorrow because then I would be in labor on Labor Day.  I am all for it. 
Most recent doctor's appointment: everything looks good, she hasn't started checking my progress yet.
Looking forward to: meeting our little girl. We are so ready!

37 Weeks

How far along: 37 Weeks Week of August 23
Baby is the size of: 6.5ish lbs.
Total weight gain: 19 1/2 lbs.  I actually lost 1/2 a lb. in the last 2 weeks.
Name: Camberly 
Gender: Girl
Best moment this week: I finished work at Blackberry Farm for the season and got to come home to Turlock for good.  No more driving back and forth... I love being home!
Food cravings: nope. food is good though.
Anything making you queasy or sick: if I think about going into labor or the 2 hour car ride to the hospital I feel sick.
Sleep: still getting lots.  naps are good too.  although it is hard to sleep well when it is so hot.
Pregnancy symptoms: I am so sore. Sometimes the sore spot on my ribs burns like a heat rash.  Not fun. 
Miss anything: I miss having the energy to finish a simple project in one shot.  Now I have to take multiple breaks and then the tasks still sometimes don't get done.
Maternity clothes: all I wear. the stretchier the better.  skirts and maxi dresses are my friend.  It is so hot here in Turlock!
Belly button in or out: flat/out
Stretch marks: yes... I already had some on my hips and upper thighs... now I definitely have some around my belly button as well.  I knew I would get them, it was only a matter of time. 
Movement: she stills moves a lot but I can tell she is running out of room because her movements are harder kicks and jabs and less barrel rolls.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy. Caleb's first letter home from the MTC made me cry both times I read it.
Baby gear purchases:  We have finished purchasing stuff for baby.  We even went to Costco so we could stock up on food for when she comes.  The milk expires after her due date and that is how you know you are close to being done.
Wedding rings on or off: on... I put it back on when we got home.  I was just missing it too much and I can still kinda get it off. 
Early labor signs: nope
Daddy moment: Anthony and I never have to be apart again.  At least not for a very long time.  He has been working hard at our apartment to finish up some projects before baby girl comes.
Most recent doctor's appointment: Everything looks good.  Dr. didn't even mention the slight weight loss.  She made sure to let me know baby is full term and can be born safely anytime now but that most first-time mom's don't delver until week 39 or 40.
Looking forward to: Being a momma.  I am ready to meet our little girl.

36 Weeks

Week of August 16
I have gained 20 pounds so far. Baby girl is taking up all the room in there and I am definitely ready to meet her.  We have the car seat installed and the hospital bags packed.  Now we just have to wait. 
Anthony went on a 5 day camp out for school this week and it was not fun having him gone and no way to get a hold of him. 

35 Weeks

Week of August 9
Caleb had his missionary farewell on Sunday and then Anthony and I said goodbye to him on Monday night.  I cried so much during his talk and then told my self it wasn't worth crying over when I hugged him goodbye.  Caleb had sort of felt Camberly move before that night but not really.  So it was really special when she put on a show for him.  He got to feel some of her very best barrel rolls and see them too. We will miss Bubba but I know Camberly already has a special bond/connection with her Uncle Caleb.  Even though they won't get to meet until she is almost 2. 

34 Weeks

Week of August 2
It is finally August and that means baby is due next month! Had my 2nd Baby Shower thrown by my mom and sister-in-law.  Baby girl, Anthony, and I are so spoiled. Sometime in July I finally realized what her hiccups felt like and now I notice them a lot.  I have loved being pregnant.  I especially love when I tell Anthony I love him and he says he loves me more... I don't argue because technically I count for 2 people right now and so he's right.  He also calls us his 2 favorite girls which I love. Anthony and I took our maternity pictures this week also and that was fun.

33 Weeks

How far along: 33 Weeks Week of July 26
Baby is the size of: a pineapple (19-22 in. 4.9 lbs)
Total weight gain: 
Name: Camberly Rose Hall
Gender: It's a girl!!!
Best moment this week: My niece and 2 nephews are visiting this week... and it was a perfect time to be reminded that all this hard work will be so worth it in the end when our sweet baby girl finally gets here.
Food cravings: Mostly I just want to eat all of my typical favorites even more... pizza, mashed potatoes and gravy, TONS of ice cream, ect.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope
Sleep: Falling asleep has become increasingly difficult.  It is really hard to get comfortable and baby girl thinks that as soon as I lay down it is time to play.  Luckily, once I am asleep I typically can sleep through the night as long as I run to the bathroom in the morning to go pee.
Pregnancy symptoms: bladder that is way too small and gets sat on a ton, lack of energy, slight waddle when I walk, sore everything (ribs, hips, shoulders, feet, back).  There is one spot on my back that is so painful and there is really no good way to sooth the pain.
Miss anything:  I miss having energy, the ability to bend over and pick something up off the floor, and just being able to sit comfortably without my pain hurting
Maternity clothes: Pretty much the only thing I wear and some of my maternity tops are getting too small... I have to constantly check and make sure my tummy's not sticking out.
Belly button in or out: starting to pop out.
Stretch marks:  none that I can see (on my tummy that is)  
Movement: Tons!  I love to feel our little one move around.  She really likes my right side.  Last night she gave me one hard, unexpected kick in the ribs which resulting in me exclaiming, "Ouch!" in the middle of a conversation.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy, unless I am tired, hungry, or my back hurts and then I complain openly. 
Baby gear purchases: We have been so blessed to have lots of friends and family give us handy-me downs and such.  We haven't purchased anything lately.
Wedding rings on or off: on. I keep checking to make sure I can get it off.
Early labor signs: none
Daddy moment: Anthony is so good to me and baby.  It has been so fun watching him play around with the nephews and niece this week! It just reaffirms how awesome he will be at it with our own kiddos.  I cannot wait for this man to be a daddy!  
Most recent doctor's appointment: very quick and to the point.  Baby girl has a strong heart beat and is growing at the perfect rate.  I asked my doctor about my back pain and she basically told me it was just something I had to deal with... she is also concerned about me and the sun because I have gotten very tan this summer working at the pool.
Looking forward to: My second baby shower is on Friday!  Can't wait to see all of those gorgeous women!