Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Nia's New Blog

Hey everyone, Nia has a new blog where you can check out all her shenanigans:

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Nia's HERE!!!

Nia Isabel Cohen was born today at 6:03 am. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 1/4 inches....

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

-1 day

When we started the blog we had calculated May 25th as our due date, the midwives later calculated the 24th. Not that any of this matters because as you can see, we are approaching the end of the 26th and still no baby. As you can imagine, we are pretty close to losing our minds and yet I couldn't get an appointment with the midwife until Thursday afternoon.

In the meantime, we are trying to keep sane by getting some last minute stuff. We shopped today for a swing and again were overwhelmed. The one we liked was only available as a clearance item that was obviously previously returned. We'll research the other choices available and go from there.

The last thing I want to do is rush her into coming before she is ready, but knowing how limited my time is hurts more as time passes. We'll see what happens if anything tonight and tomorrow.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wrapping It Up

So technically today is Nia's due date, and I think that ship has sailed and unless something happens tomorrow isn't looking so likely either so now it's anyone's guess. I'm sure you can imagine how much we want to meet her and now it's like Christmas has come and gone and we're still not allowed to open the presents.

I have been archiving this blog since once Nia is born we are moving to a new blog since this was just to chronicle our journey through pregnancy. During the process I have been reading the posts and looking at the pictures and can't believe how quickly 9 months have flown by. I can still remember Melissa and I having the discussion about wanting to start a family. I remember how guilty I felt because of my daughter living so far away that having another child would make her feel like I was replacing her which could never happen.

I think about how our lives are going to change forever. I think about how truly in awe I am of Melissa and how she has handled everything during all of this. I think about all the things we decided on concerning things like discipline, food, guidance, and more and how allot of it will go out the window because each child is different and you really can't predict the personality of your kid in utero. I think about never ending up on the Maury Show. I think about a little Melissa running away from us when we try and comb her hair after we wash it. I think about all the people in our lives that are no longer with us that will never get to meet Nia, some of which Gillian was fortunate to spend time with. I think about the shoes she has, and shoes she'll get. I think about what her laugh will sound like and if she'll be ticklish like her mom, or not like I am. I think about Nia spending time with her big sister Gillian. I think about how her grandmothers will spoil her like no ones business. Most of all, I think about how fortunate I am to be going down this road with such an amazing partner.

Bring on the dirty diapers and sleepless nights!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Meeting our Doula

So we decided a little late in the game to have a doula with us at the birth 1) to help Eric out with the physical aspects of assisting with the birth and 2) to have someone with us in the event I wind up having to go to the hospital as the midwives don't. We met with a woman this morning with whom we couldn't be more comfortable and we definitely look forward to having her there with us. I will also confess that I didn't truly have a full understanding of what a doula contributes to the birth experience before this meeting, particularly the support one might get from a family member with the knowledge and objectivity of a professional who won't be too swept up in our emotional state (especially knowing us). I really feel like we would have missed out had we not pursued this.

So we're at 39+4 and so far no real changes that I've noticed. That's fine as I've been wrapping up a couple of things at work this week but should be done by tomorrow. I'm just concerned about having less time with Nia before intern orientation starts June 16th if she arrives after our EDD. Hopefully she'll be ready soon enough. I also look forward to feeling my fingers again. Stay tuned. -M

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Room

For now we're staying in our place and since Nia is going to be in a Co-Sleeper next to the bed all her stuff is in our room.

Nia Is So Getting A Time Out

I know you're saying to yourself "Self, what could an unborn little girl do to already deserve a time out?" She could keep her mom and dad waiting. Well technically, Nia isn't late yet until after the 24th but we just had a checkup today and Melissa's not dilated at all. Not that doesn't mean anything but she's probably not coming early which we had hoped for. Nia is fully baked and we are anxious to meet her but she'll come when she's good and ready.

Other then the pregnancy induced carpel tunnel, some hand itching and arm pain everything is going quite well. I guess we'll just have to be a little more patient. -E

Some pics from the last visit where we took our Mom's: