Monday, February 28, 2011

One and Two

Sadie will be one month old tomorrow! I can't believe it's already been that long! We love having her as part of our family and we're slowly getting used to being a family of four. Abbie still has a hard time since it seems like Mommy is constantly feeding, burping, changing, or rocking the baby. Mommy still has a hard time since it seems like Abbie is constantly whining, throwing, crying, or hitting. And Daddy still has a hard time because often he comes home from work to a messy house, a screaming toddler, and a scary wife. I just have to keep telling myself that this time won't last forever and we need to enjoy the good times and not focus on the hard things. Sadie has such a sweet spirit and really is a pretty easy baby so far. She only cries when she's hungry or messy and she usually loves her binky. She loves to be cuddled but will also chill in her bouncer or swing.

Abbie just turned two years old! We had a fun party with lots of family, but I couldn't find my camera so I don't have any pics to post right now. I'll have to post some when I get the pictures my mom took. Anyway, Abbie is our little chatter-box. She pretty much talks non-stop. We understand about 85% of what she says, and she gets really frustrated when we can't. She also loves to sing and dance. She's definitley a toddler and likes to do everything on her own. She loves all princesses, but mostly Cinderella. We feel pretty blessed because if you didn't already know, you wouldn't be able to tell that Abbie had such a rough start in life. She's a very healthy, active, normal toddler and we couldn't ask for more.

A few weeks ago, I had pictures taken of the girls and I just got them back. They are soooo cute! So since I didn't have any pics of Abbie's b-day to post, I'll post a few of their portraits for your viewing pleasure. And don't worry grandma's and grandpa's, we'll be getting some printed for you soon!

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Fourth Mossketeer

The Fourth Mossketeer
Well, it's been quite a busy two weeks for our family! There have been some challenges like lack of sleep, a toddler who throws about a million tantrums a day, and that same toddler learning how to climb out of her bed at 1:30 in the morning on our third night home from the hospital! But mostly, the last two weeks have been amazing! We never got to have the "newborn" experience with Abbie since she was in the hospital for her first 7 weeks. We feel like first time parents and are constantly amazed at how wonderful it is just to be able to carry Sadie around the house without being tied down by a bunch of wires and tubes. She is a champion eater and a champion pooper! haha. Abbie LOVES her little sister and is a big helper for mommy and daddy. She does have some issues now that she isn't always the center of the universe. Luckily, she takes her frustrations out on us and not Sadie.
First family picture
Abbie's first time meeting Sadie

Sisterly love

Labor and delivery went much better than expected. Sadie waited just long enough to let Mom and Dad know that she did not want to be a January baby! I started having contractions just after midnight on February 1st. I paced the closet for about an hour and when I decided that this was definitely it, I woke Lance up, called my parents to come stay with Abbie, called my doctor, and packed my bag (yes, that's right, I still didn't have a bag packed, even though is was a few days past my due date). We made the three minute drive to the hospital and were all checked in by 2am. I was already at 5cm and got the epidural at 3am. My water broke a few minutes after that and I was 6cm at 3:30. My doctor told me to try to rest and she would check back with me in a few hours. With my epidural, I couldn't feel anything, but I couldn't rest either. Lance dozed a little, and when my doctor came back in at 6am, I was 10cm and ready to go! I seriously couldn't feel a thing. No pressure, no pain, and nothing from the abdomen on down. Needless to say, this made pushing a little difficult! I tried on my own for about 35 minutes and then with a little help from my doctor, Sadie Mae Moss came out screaming at 6:47am. It was actually an amazing experience. I had a c-section with Abbie and didn't even get to see her for 4 hours. With Sadie, they laid her on my tummy right away and I got to feed her as soon as she was cleaned up. It was wonderful. And the recovery has been much easier than a c-section recovery.

Right after Sadie was cleaned up

So far, I've had lots of help, and have only been alone with the two kids for one day. That was about a week after Sadie was born, and let's just say it wasn't one of my best days! Tomorrow, I start my real journey as a mother of two, and although I know it will be hard, I also feel so blessed to be entrusted with the care of our two beautiful girls! Abbie's birthday is on Sunday, so stay tuned for another post soon!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Introducing Sadie Mae Moss

Sadie Mae Moss made her debut on Tuesday, February 1st at 6:47am. She weighed 7 lbs. 3 ozs. and was 21 inches long with a head full of beautiful dark hair! We left the hospital on Thursday and are so glad to be home. Mom and baby are both doing great! More to come soon!