Sunday, December 04, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
So far, the dogs have been very good with Maggie. Palmer loves her, and Brin for the most part, just ignores her.
However, thanks to Palmer, I had my first traumatizing mommy moment... This happened when she was 5 days old.
Mom and dad were here visiting and she was wearing a sleeper sack. All of the sudden, I notice Palmer chewing on something. I told him to drop it and he did. It was her cord. I threw up in my mouth a little and cried.
My original due date was Sept 1st. I had an OB appointment for that day. My blood pressure had been high, so I had a feeling he'd be inducing me, but didn't think he'd send me straight to the hospital! We dropped the dogs off at FIL's house and headed over to St. Ann's. They started me on pitocin right away (about 11:00), then on his lunch break, my OB came over and put in a foley cathedar. This took me from 1-4 cm in about an hour, so I was all- this is gonna be fast :-) Not so much. I labored for as long as I could and got an epidural and took a nice little nap. At about 3 in the morning, the nurse came in and started discussing a c-section since I wasn't progressing very quickly. BP shot up after hearing that. She put me on my side and left for a while. I started feeling super intense pressure so I called nurse back in and she said I was just about ready to start pushing! Long story short, Maggie was born at 7 am! We gave her the middle name of Louise after my MIL.
We're doing great and home. Bill only got to take a couple days off, so that was hard, but my mom came and stayed for the first work week at home. I might have her come back this week so I can take naps :-)
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
So, I got the stroller from my last shower, like a month ago. I've been dying to put it together. I think I did pretty well by waiting a month. This post is a test to see if the husband reads the blog or not... I put it together, and automatically send this picture to my mom and sister with the caption "Bill told me not to put it together yet. I couldn't take it anymore" and my mother is hilarious...
mom: Oooo! Nice! You better listen to your husband. Didn't your mom teach you that?!
Me: Haha, well, I was planning on sticking it in the closet & he wouldn't notice for another month or so... THAT I learned from my mom
mom: Good lesson, grasshopper
Monday, August 08, 2011
In particular, please, please, please go to page 4 "And that's why you should learn to pick your battles" on June 21. This is something that would seriously happen at my house, if only I were a bit more creative, when Bill and I had a disagreement.
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Having said that though, I just have to whine a teeney tiny bit. I have a cold. I can't take anything to help me sleep. Good thing I can nap.
We had a super busy weekend. My now cankles blew up to the size of grapefruits. Attractive. They get better if I lay down and prop the feet up (good excuse to sit :-) but am also having heartburn issues.... so if I'm upright, I swell, if I lay down, it's burning time. I'm down to eating saltines and plain noodles, and sometimes that's questionable. Maybe the weight gain will slow down (yeay)?
That's really about it, so like I said, nothing too bad. Just wanted to whine. My Dr. told me at the very beginning that pregnancy is about 4 weeks too long... I'm 36 weeks 2 days.
I had my last baby shower today and feel as ready as one can be. I'm still terrified and am appreciating any amount of sleep I can get at the moment.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
What cancer cannot do
Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love
it cannot shatter hope
It cannot corrode faith
It cannot eat away peace
It cannot destroy confidence
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot shut out memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot reduce eternal life
It cannot quench the spirit
The bentz family has proven all of this.
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Monday, May 09, 2011
Sunday, May 08, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I figure if it's a boy, I have lots of nieces that would appreciate pink girly-ness! And there's so much more boy dog stuff than girl doggy stuff, so it'll be easy to replace!
Now, we got all silk ties and some worked awesome and some not at all... anyone out there know why that is?
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 02, 2011
We walked back to see the horses...