Hattie is one week old today. I feel like it has been longer but at the same time I can't believe it has been a week. I think you tend to loose track of time with little sleep ;) Molly just loves Hattie and cannot get enough of her. She always hold ups her shirt and asks if she can help feed Hattie too. I explained to her about mommy feeding her and that just mommy has milk. Molly told me that she has milk too, that she has chocolate milk to feed her.
Hattie is doing great. She tends to be a little moody when she is awake but I think we have that figured out now and realize that she is going through a growth spurt and just hungry All The Time!! Which for this nursing momma is not fun but after seeing a lactation consultant and getting all that figured out hopefully things will calm down. I mean this little girl loves to eat. We went to the pediatrician Friday and she weighed 7 lbs 3 oz and today at the pediatricians she weighed 7 lbs 11 oz. Yes in just four days she has gained that much. Hungry little thing :)!
Apparently Hattie was not being stubborn she was just being punctual! I was scheduled to be induced on my due date. The morning of August 16th Bret and I woke up to head to the hospital. We had to be there at 6:30 and were running a little early so knowing it would be a long day Bret wanted to go grab some breakfast for himself. On the way to get breakfast I started having contractions but did not really say anything to him. Once we got to the hospital and all set up my contractions were already very regular and getting strong. The doctor ended up having to go to a surgery so just said to get an epidural and get comfy. I got my epidural and they checked me I was at 5 cm. The doctor came back after his surgery to break my water but it had already broken. At that point I was at 7 cm. He kept watching Hattie's monitor and said he did not like what he was seeing. He said "I think the cord might be wrapped around her. If that is the case I may not be able to be patient when you start pushing. I might have to help you/pull her out." Then he looked at the monitor again and said but maybe it is not, maybe she is trying to trick me. He told the nurse to give me a whiff of pitocin. Well she gave me just a whiff but I quickly started feeling nauseous and Bret handed me a bucket and left the room. He can handle seeing all of the other stuff but the second I mention throwing up he was out the door. He came back with the nurse and she checked me thinking I was nauseous for a reason and she said well there you go you are a 10. The doctor had left the hospital to go see a few patients. The nurses had me start pushing while he was on his way but then quickly had me stop because they said a few more pushes and Hattie would be here. The doctor came in and I pushed only 4 or 5 times and Hattie was here. Right before she came out he was telling Bret where to stand and what he was going to do to cut the cord. Well those plans quickly changed because right when she was coming out the doctor said "Just what I thought the cord is wrapped around her neck." He quickly got it cut and we are so thankful it did not take me long to push her out and that she was okay. This recovery was so much better than with Molly so we got to come home the next day. We are adjusting to having two kids and no/little sleep :). We are so thankful and grateful for our precious Hattie. More pictures to come soon. Molly just loves Hattie and can't stay away from her.
Just trying to beat the heat with a yummy delicious red messy snow cone. And yes that does happen to be the tiniest breeze blowing. Okay maybe it felt more like a hair dryer blowing on us but at least it was something.
This is all so new to me. Molly came a little before 37 weeks, which I know each pregnancy is so different but even my doctor thought that Hattie Jane would be here by now. She is way to comfy in there or just being really stubborn. Either way the doctor said that if she is not here by next week he would induce by breaking my water since I have already started to dilate. One more week at the most and we finally get to meet Hattie!
I am definitely ready for Hattie to get here. Aches and pains and sleepless nights. I feel like I have no more room for Hattie to grow. I am not complaining since we are both healthy and doing great, just making a statement :) The doctor says IF I make it till next weeks appointment he thinks it would be my last prenatal visit. I am not holding my breath though. Everything he has said about this pregnancy has been different or Hattie hears him and is already proving her point that she is going to do what ever she wants.
That's right we had a potty party at the Williams household! Where do I even begin. If you do not care to read a story about a long drawn out process of potty training, especially one talking mostly about pooping then I suggest you don't read this post.
Molly has always been a very calm, sweet, and laid back child. However if she gets something stuck in her mind she can be VERY stubborn about that decision. One of these has been potty training. For the longest time now Molly has shown no interest at all in potty training. I would try to bribe her with food, candy, toys, stickers you name it she could care less. About four weeks ago it was just the two of us at the house and she was arguing with me about not wanting to wear any clothes. She did not want to put on a diaper or panties, nothing. I told her fine then that means if you are naked in my house you have to go pee and poop on the potty. She looked at me and said "okay." For a couple of days after that we had great success with peeing in the potty. We have had a fair share of accidents here and there but for the most part I think she has gotten the peeing thing down. Now pooping in the potty was a whole other story. She was terrified and would cry and cry if she had to poop on the potty. For four weeks now I have been dealing with a terrified little girl that did not want to poop on the potty and would just poop in her panties. Yes for four weeks now I have been cleaning poop out of panties. Even if we were in public she would do this. I was at my wits ends. Once again we tried every trick we could think of. Mind you I used to work with kids that were difficult to potty train and my own daughter was giving me a run for my money. Out of the blue somebody mentioned something about going to Chuck E Cheese for a party in front of Molly. Molly started asking if she could go. I told her if she pooped on the potty then we could go to Chuck E Cheese. For the last week and a half every time she would poop in her panties she would get excited and ask if she could go to Chuck E Cheese I just responded when you poop in the potty. Well finally, finally last night she pooped in the potty!! My husband and I actually gave each other high fives. Molly was so excited and proud of herself as were we. We kept our promise and loaded up around 7:30 last night and headed to play at Chuck E Cheese. Molly loved it. Now don't get me wrong she will not get to go to Chuck E Cheese every time this happens. I can now slowly start scaling back on her prizes now that she knows what to do. But you must understand this was a huge deal and big hurdle for her.