My Bellies Going to get Big

Sunday, May 15, 2005

We Have a Name!!

Daddy's entry:

Mackenzie Lynn Nicole Rice

I ran home early Sunday morning 4:00 am to get some sleep. Trish had been up for almost 72+ hours so Tammy (Trisha's mom) came in at 11:00pm to stay with Mackenzie till 6:00am so Trish could sleep (thanks for all the help Grandma)

The only reason I logged on to post instead of hitting the bed was to share the nick name her soon to be Uncle Trever called her, "Big-Mac", we had quite a chuckle (she is almost 10 pounds).

I think she might be the most well behaved baby ever. She slept for 3 hours before we had to wake her up at 3:00 to feed. Well I'm going to stop writing now before Trish gets mad at me for sharing all the big updates.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

It's a Girl!, And what a Girl

Hello Bloggers this is Adam wresting on behalf of Trish who is still at the hospital. I'm on my way back to the hospital right now but I had to come home to empty the camera so I thought I would give a quick update. I'm sure a thorough post involving a description of pain I cannot imagine is to follow. We had the baby on May 13th 9 pounds 10 onz, earning her the nick name chub-a-lub. It's a big baby but the good news is she has already lost a pound.... of poop. (man that kid can go). She is very cute, quiet and I love her to pieces. I have posted a couple pictures on the GD photo archive.

Thanks to everyone who came to visit

Trish has to stay in the hospital till Sunday and on Monday she has a meeting with the people from Guinness (can you belive 9 pounds 10 onz.) but we should be home Sunday morning were the real adventure begins.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

41 1/2 weeks

I had my doctor visit today. The doctor set the date for induction, May 18th ( Adam's happy because that means he can still watch Star Wars III ). Although the doctor feels strongly that am NOT going to be pregnant for much longer because am already 4 centimeters dilated. Which really surprised me because I haven't experienced any pain yet ( I know it's coming though :). The DR also said since I was already dilated that much I've saved myself 12 hours or so of hard labour. When I heard that I felt like I won the lottery. So hopefully by this weekend there be a new little Rice girl in town.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Baby you're due!!

So here it is the big day has arrived. My actual due date for baby to be here. But someone forgot to tell the most important person of all ....BABY! Maybe am partly to see I've made it too comfortable in there and she sees no reason to come out.

The terrible head cold I had is now gone. So yesterday I officially started my "Get out baby regimen". It consists of long walks, jumping up and down, taking evening prime rose vitamins three times a day, foot rubs and love'n from Adam. If by Friday she hasn't packed her bags yet I have offers from friends to go horse back riding and off road driving. Sometimes you got do what you gotta do. Surely baby has to get the hint eventually.

Sooooo uncomfortable doesn't even come close to describing the way I feel anymore. I think that if you make it to the 40 th week of pregnancy and beyond...there should be some freak'in medal for this.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Beginning of 40th week

Well I've got a full blown cold that am fighting right now. I got it Sunday night and I've been fighting it ever since. An when you can't take any drugs to relieve your cold symptoms, it's a whole new experience. Last week I was bagging baby to come out and this week am pleading with her to stay put until I make a full recovery. Do you suppose God would be so cruel to throw me into labour right now ?! Just when I thought I couldn't possible be anymore uncomfortable (end of pregnancy discomforts) I go and get a cold that proves, things can always be worse. So needless to say I haven't been enjoying the start of my maternity leave yet. I feel as if am on some sort of sick leave from work instead.

Tomorrow is my doctors appointment. Am excited to hear if I've dilated anymore. It's funny because this is what I life for right now; to hear word that baby will soon be here.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

39 weeks

9 more days until the expected day where I should be holding my baby daughter :)

My last day of work was on Friday. It's going to be weird when I wake up Monday morning and have no where to go. I predict it won't take me too long at all to become stir crazy if baby decides to take her sweet time getting here.

Last week at my doctors visit I was 1 centimeters dilated. It doesn't mean anything though apparently. My doctor said he could see me in labour as early as that very evening or in three week when he induces me. I finally got up the nerve to ask my doctor how big he thought my baby girl was going to weigh when she is born. He predicted that she's already 9 pounds!! GET OUT BABY!! I can't say I was surprised though I've had a feeling for a very long time that she was going to be a BIG chub-a-lub :) I was doing some research an found out that baby is all developed now and can come out at anytime. That all she's doing in there right now if fattening up, as much as a 1/2 pound a week. So I figure she should come out NOW, she can just as easily get all nice and rolly polly out here in the outside world.

Last Friday Adam's co-workers threw him a surprise Baby Shower. Adam's co-workers were telling me how excited Adam is about the new baby coming and how he talks about her all the time. It was strange meeting these people for the very first time and them knowing too much about me. They knew that I was a centimeter dilated, that I couldn't hoist myself out of bed that very morning without Adam's help, that I was so upset the day before because I found another stretch mark and so on and so on.

So that's about all for now. I'll try and keep you all posted more frequently now, especially if anything exciting happens.