Saturday, August 27, 2011

Baby Girl is Here!

I know it took a little long for me to write this (just over 2 weeks) but I want to 
let everyone know that I had a baby girl. Her name is Sotiria (So-ti-rea-a) 
Lorraine Katopodis. That is her official (greek) name but were just calling her 
Sadie to make it easier on everyone. She was born on August 12th at around 6:30pm, 
I will have birth details on the next post when I have a little more time. My parents
are in town so I am busy taking care of baby and them at the same time :) I really
want to spend some time writing down the birth story as it was 'different' then I 
had expected and I kinda need time to process it. All that matters though is she 
is here and she is perfect and healthy. I added a little pic for you to see, I 
think she is cute as a button! 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Estimated Due Date!

Yup, it's my 'due date' which I know means very little as far as actually having the baby
in my arms, but I was hoping to be one of the lucky ones! It has actually been quite an 
exciting few days (exciting or frustrating, whatever you wanna call it) as every night I am 
up with contractions. Everyday once the sun comes up they dwindle and eventually disappear
leaving me wondering what to do for the rest of the day. I feel kinda like a ticking time
bomb, especially since my husband wont let me out of his sight, he's even started nesting (keeping one eye on me, while the other cooks and cleans)

So thats the story, starting saturday night I have been having contractions all through the 
night and try my best to recover sleep during the day. Monday night my 'water broke' or so 
I thought, but it turns out it was a hind leak. This means a piece of the bag broke but the 
baby's head has blocked the leak so it will either repair itself or leak every once and a 
while when the baby moves its head. My body has chosen the later of the two, leaving me
quite 'uncomfortable' a few times a day. 

I hope I have better more exciting news for everyone over the next few days, but until then
I am trying my best to remain patient and well rested. I have decided I will see a movie
everyday until baby comes (there is a cheep theater by my house) so that I have something 
to look forward to. Yesterday was 'Crazy Sexy Love' today will be 'The Help'. Hopefully 
tomorrow I will be swimming in my birth pool, but if not it might be a 'Smurfs' day!