Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Three's a crowd...

I'm sure that anyone with three or more kids who is reading this will agree, but three's a crowd. It's seriously insane. Couple that with "new mommy brain" and you've got a mad house. I don't know how I'm going to get anything done around here within the next two years.

Our first attempt at grocery shopping with all 3 kids (and both parents) was a complete and utter disaster. I tried to go in the morning while Aaron was at work, but it turns out that I left my wallet at Smith's over the weekend. It took me 5 hours to determine the location of the stupid thing. However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise, because I think if I had tried to go shopping on my own with the kids, I would have been declared insane.

So we decided to make attempt #2 after Aaron got home. I had a shopping list that was 2 columns typed, so it seriously needed to be done. I didn't get half of what I needed. Averi cried the entire time if she wasn't held (which seriously limits your ability to pick produce). Paul took his shoes off in the car so he was barefoot, unable to get down from the cart, and stir-crazy. And to top it all off, Katie pooped in her panties in the store. Nice.

Tonight I will be going shopping by myself after everyone is asleep.

I realized I haven't posted layouts in a while, so be ready for a huge post:

Friday, September 19, 2008

She's here!

Averi Noelle Jorgensen was born on September 16, 2008 at 3:10 pm. She weighed 7 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long. She has a very tiny bit of brown hair, but it looks like she might be a blondie.

They started me on Pictocin at about 10 am, so after labor actually started, it only took about 4 hours. I did have an epidural (heavenly thing!), so it was much more enjoyable (if such a word can be used with regards to labor) than last time. I HIGHLY recommend it. She was my fastest baby to deliver; I only pushed through one contraction, and then she was so close that they decided not to even wait until the next contraction. Overall, it took about 3 minutes.

She's beautiful and quite mellow. Paul's still not quite sure what to think about her, and he still needs to learn the meaning of "gentle." Katie loves her and is always wanting to get her a blanket or pick out new clothes for her to wear. She's an old hand at this big sister business, so it didn't surprise us at all.