Monday, September 26, 2011

First Week at Home

We survived our first week at home and Matt headed back to work today.  It's only a little frightening that I'm trusted with our baby alone.  I've only checked to make sure he didn't randomly stop breathing a few dozen times.

We went to the pediatrician on Friday and everything looks good.  He of course peed all over the scale, but really what do you expect when you strip him was cold in there.  Zach is already an ounce heavier then when he was born and had a little yellowing that has gone away.  We're lucky and he currently sleeps a solid 3 hours at a time.  This means I live my life in 3 hour sections which seems to be just enough time to finish nothing.  I'm getting good at getting things half way done.  I did manage to shower, eat lunch and do the normal daily tasks and make sure Zach was happy and I didn't even freak out or cry yet is a success.

Zach & Daddy probably watching football

Mommy messing with Zach while he was mature

Open eyes, scary baby face

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Photo bomb

So many pictures of Zach to choose from....I'll try to keep it down to a only a mildly embarrassing number of pictures.

Welcome baby Zach! 

With that new baby it's more of a poo smell I hear...

First family photo

Getting ready to head home.  Cousin Robby picked out his outfit.

He loves to have his hands out and either touching his face or hanging out above his head.  

Ok, enough photo bomb for today...I'm sure there will be more soon.  This should tide over Kate for awhile though :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Welcome Zachary David McClure!

Well we didn't make it to Tuesday.  Zachary David McClure came into the world at 11:59pm on Friday, September 16th.  He weighed 6lbs 15oz and was 19 & 1/2 inches long.  He is perfect...but I'm a little biased.

We all survived our first night at home and are beyond in love and excited.

I'll upload pictures and share more about our eventful weekend soon!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Kicking Baby Out

After our visit to the doctor we have some exciting McClure will be here in less then a week! If baby doesn't come on its own this weekend, I'm going in Tuesday morning to be induced.  This is a little early, but based on my blood issues we decided this is the best course of action.  I'm still hoping baby decides to make an appearance on his/her own this weekend, but it's exciting to know that by next week, no matter what, baby will be here!  

We're trying to relax a bit this weekend and do any final prep for baby to come home....which has been done for weeks, but anything else my crazy mind can come up with between now and then.  

Monday, September 12, 2011

Patiently Waiting

So we're still just patiently waiting for our little one.  Nothing new to report.  I am trying to be patient and enjoy my sleep and relaxing now.  Full moon tonight so we'll see if it stirs up anything crazy :)  I go to the doctor again on Wednesday so I'll have a report after that.

38 & 1/2 Weeks....almost there!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Baby False Alarm

So yesterday was an exciting day for us.  I had some contractions on my morning walk but they quit once I finished my walk and sat down for a bit.  I didn't have anything for the afternoon and then mild contractions started later in the day.  Once they were a little less then 5 minutes apart we headed to the hospital.  They monitored me but the contractions got more mild and further apart so they said I could go home.  I was just happy to see I  was actually having contractions and not losing my mind!

I have a doctors appointment today so we'll see if anything is going on.  Baby is trying to decide if it's ready to meet our crazy family and friends :)

We also made some big purchases recently.  We got a new fancy camera and a car.  The camera was Matt's department, I have no idea the specs....I was in charge of coupons, looking for discounts and figuring out how I could make it cheaper so I wouldn't freak out.  We managed to get the camera for half off which made my (cheap) soul happy.

We also traded in the Jeep Liberty for a Jeep Patriot.  It was also a great deal and we got way more for trade in then we anticipated so we went for it.  So if you know me, you know these purchases made me hyperventilate only a little bit.  I am a penny pincher, but am very happy with our purchases.

Now we're all set just waiting for baby to decide it is really ready to make an appearance!