Friday, April 20, 2007

We hatched...

I know I've been absent from the world for a while, but I've had a little reason...



Jessica Marie came into the world on April 10th at 8:44 p.m. At my regular doctor's appointment that afternoon, the contractions were 2 minutes apart, and I was 2 minutes away from a complete nervous breakdown. So we made the difficult decision that it was at long last time, and she was delivered 5 hours later.

I won't say it was an easy delivery, actually, it was pretty rough. After four c-sections, I think I've missed my opportunity for a Playboy pictorial. I'll have to settle for a centerfold in Parenting. But the baby is absolutely perfect and beautiful, so my complaints are few. Men just read it for articles anyway I'm told.

But as a result, my re-entry is slow. Today was our first day home alone--me, Amy, Jessica and the dogs--and it was all pink sugar and spice. But sugar and spice is exhausting. I tried to catch up a little, but I fear "catching up" is no longer an option, and I'm just starting from scratch again. By Monday, I hope to be walking fully upright and off the pain meds. But drinking again. Kidding. Sort of.

It's funny, but although she is only 10 days old today, I can't remember when she was Oscar.

But for now, I am going to be enjoying this bliss uninterrupted for just a little longer.

6 comments:

Karen said...

She is beautiful Tracey! When our busy schedules coincide with a quiet afternoon - we'll make a batch of beer punch and celebrate!

Jodi said...

if only you lived here and not there I would hold her and craddle her--while you "caught up"...BRAVO!

Tracey said...

Beer punch!? What are you doing tomorrow? ;)

Thanks, Jodi. :)

Trisha said...

She is so precious! I would come help you but I'm afraid that with my two there would 6 total and that's not so helpful!

Esther said...

Whoohoo! One pretty baby! Congratulations...

Tell me, how what why is a Beer Punch?

Tracey said...

If you appreciate an adult beverage like I do, Beer Punch is one of the best you'll have. It sounds awful--but I swear, it's worth a try. I'll have to get the exact ratios, but it is vodka, beer and limeade. Don't make that face--it's delish!