Thursday, October 10, 2013

Family of Four

Baby #2 - Carter - was born on Tuesday, October 8th, at 2:10pm. I ended up getting the home water birth I wanted (will write more about this later), and Carter was born after 3 hours of active labour. He weighed in at 8lbs and 12oz, and is 20" long.

We're all doing great so far, and he's breastfeeding like a champ! 

Evan is doing okay, though not quite sure what to make of the situation yet. On the other hand, it's really nice to have him around to distract from the newborn craziness. 

Tired as heck though, so don't expect too much action around here in the near future. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

Pile It On

Life loves to just pile things on, right? 

This weekend, Evan started feeling worse again, after doing better for a couple days after some sort of flu bug. We ended up taking him to the doctor yesterday and found out he has a minor case of pneumonia. We go the antibiotics, gave him a dose, and then noticed he had some hives at bedtime. They didn't seem to be bothering him, but they were worse this morning. So, back to the doctor today to get something else. 

At least his fever is down today, he seems to have a bit more energy, and his appetite has increased - so that's all good. 

Now I'm hoping Jelly Bean stays in there at least a few more days so this whole thing blows over. Thanksgiving baby, maybe? (Canadian, not American!!!)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My Mistake

Alright, so I never should have predicted or told anyone I thought baby #2 might come early like Evan did. Now, even though I'm still just over 38 weeks (which is completely normal), people keep asking me if I've had the baby yet and act like I'm super overdue.

Trust me - being pretty much a social media junkie, coupled with the fact that I cannot wait to get this kid out of me, you will know when the baby has come.

So, feel free to check this link for updates unless I post otherwise. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

5 Year Blogoversary!

It was recently my 5-year blogoversary! September 27th, 2008, was the date of my first post here, back when the blog was known as Mrs. Comet Hunter. Back then, I wrote mostly about my trials and tribulations as a very disgruntled PhD student. Through the years, this blog has morphed along with my life, and is now mostly about my family and other things I feel passionate about. I think my reader-base has morphed along with the changes too --- is there anyone out there that has been reading since the beginning?

I'm not sure where this blog will go in the future, but the cool thing is I still enjoy the writing, and I definitely love the corner of the blogosphere community that I have connected with because of it. 

To all of you out there - thanks for reading!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cherry on Top

To add to all the emotions and anxiety I'm feeling right now, Evan has come down with some sort of stomach bug/fever thing. Life just loves to do this kind of thing, doesn't it? I'm just hoping that a) I don't get sick, and b) Jelly Bean doesn't come in the next few days so this virus can run its course through the house before he arrives.

The good news is that baby #2 will come THIS MONTH, as I'll be 42 weeks on the 31st (guaranteed induction date - if not before).