Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm baaaaaccck!!

"I'm bringin' Luvy back! Yeah! Those other bloggers won't know how to act! Yeah!"
That is what I told my friend Jamie when she asked me where Luvy had been. Except I broke a promise...I told her Luvy would be back last night but I am about 13 hours late. Sorry Jamie!

What can I say? I have a newborn! I gave up blogging during the last trimester of my pregnancy because A)I was exhausted and B)I was becoming a negative, self-loathing pregnant person so I figured I would spare you. But now I'm back! With a new, very handsome man in my life to talk about!

Eli Chase Schriewer arrived Wednesday, July 21 at 11:44 am via c-section (insert bad word) at WNJ in Sherman, TX. My compliments to my doctor, Sandmann, through gritted teeth for slicing me open and Dr. Cogswell (anesthesiologist) and Regina Sweetin (CRNA/Angel sent from Heaven), a host of L&D nurses, my husband and last but not least, one of my dearest friends, Jamie Brawner who held my hand when my husband couldn't (he went with the baby) and made sure everyone was doing their job to the best of their abilities when I was snockered (thanx again to Regina!). Eli weighed in at 7 lb, 8 oz (just two oz off from the dream I had early on in my pregnancy) with apgar 9/10 (his first A+) and was 19 1/2 inches long. He had a little dark hair and newborn blue eyes and beautiful skin. He also had his male equipment intact, which my husband took a picture of first thing when they laid him on the warmer! He came home two days later and was greeted by his sisters the next day. Autumn is happy not to be the youngest and thinks he is the cutest thing since the Littlest PetShops and Bailee (who I was a little worried about) is completely head-over-heels in love with him. Like Autumn thinks he's cute and cool and all that but Bailee loooooovvvveesss him. And of course his daddy is amazed that he created a little human being. Almost daily I hear "we made that! He's our creation!".

Being a mom to a newborn again hasn't been without it's challenges. I will say that aging 10 years has settled me about some things. Like if something doesn't get done today then Oh Well! And when he cries I'm not jumping through hoops instantly because God forbid my baby cry! But I will tell you one thing that is really kicking my tail...BREASTFEEDING!! I know it's all natural and believe me, I am a granola girl at heart, but if it's all so natural then why do I know so many moms who have production problems and are taking herbal supplements (like me, but so far not working) or even using prescription meds like Reglan! It may have been natural back in Biblical times when women's sole responsibility was the home and the children. But I swear if they had to take kids school clothes shopping and to soccer practice they would have brought a goat along to feed the baby for them now and then and get some reprieve! It's hard work! That bottle with that "horn" attached to it is what my life revolves around these days...and nights! Speaking of which, it feels like glass is shattering in my chest now so I better go heed the call!

Glad to be back!

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