Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2 week checkup

Today I took Azalea to her two week checkup.  She peed on the nurse and screamed while she got her heel pricked.  She has both eating more often and now weighs 5 lbs 9 oz.  I also stopped by the health department to talk to the lactation nurse. I spent an hour filling out paperwork and no one showed up.  I make bottles of my milk everyday but Azalea still won't breastfeed. She just prefers bottles.  It's the same milk, I just wish she would nurse so I wouldn't have to go through the trouble of filling up and storing bottles.

The good news is the books in my book store are selling like hot cakes.  If I could get the same luck with my etsy shop, we'd be set.  It is kind of hard running two stores but it's worth it for my daughter.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The baby is sleepin nao

It's 3 pm and Azalea is sound asleep on my lap.  And I got to thinking, if the sun farted, what would happen? Would the Earth explode?

So I drew a cartoon using Paint.  It is near impossible to draw using the trackpad on a netbook. But this is what I think would happen if the sun actually farted.


See? The best part about it is the total scientific accuracy.  Everyone is so scared of tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, that they forget how easily a giant ball of gas could destroy us.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Going to stay at NICU

Azalea has been steadily doing better each day.  So tonight I am going over to spend the night with her. Previously, I have only spent a couple of hours at a time playing with her and feeding her.  I went to the gas station and got some snacks and vanilla coke so I am ready.  The nurses took Azalea off her picc line and took out her IVs and I'm sure she is happier because they kept my IV in for three days and that thing is irritating. The nurses will be there to help me feed and take care of her, and if she does well, they will discharge her tomorrow.

Brian is coming late at night to bring dinner for me and I'm going to try to take plenty of pictures.  My mom took me to the mall to look at nursing bras and we actually found one that fits sort of.  This old lady that smelled like cigarettes poked me in the belly and told me that I didn't even look pregnant and I was like, AHHHHHHHHH MY STITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!eleven!  So I need to take more painkillers before I leave for the hospital.  I take alternating rounds of motrin and tylenol.  But anyway, I am excited to spend the whole night with my daughter for the first time. Azalea fell asleep in my arms after I gave her a bottle so we got a pic:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Azalea now has her own blog!

I have a new blog specifically about my baby girl. Here's the link: http://azaleascastle.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I got to finally feed and hold my baby!!

We stopped by the nicu at 9:00 pm and the nurse let me feed my baby Azalea for the first time. This is the first time I have ever been allowed to hold my daughter. Lots of pics! I look pretty good for someone who just had a 24 hour labor and c-section and is wearing no makeup: