Tuesday, I made garlic scape/whistle pesto with the abundance of scapes from our CSA box, and it was delicious!
Due to a lack of fluid around the baby (and her refusal to enter the world of her own accord), I discovered new and wondrous things about the drug Pitocin on Thursday, June 30th. I also had the dubious honor of hearing a nurse declare, "I have never seen a pregnant woman pee that much at once!"
After barely seven hours (70 minutes of which was spent pushing this child out while she kicked and clung to my top most ribs with her toes), Charlotte Olivia was born with hardly a peep (on her part anyway). 9:55pm, 7lbs 5oz. Things progressed quite rapidly after the Pitocin excitement around 6pm, and through the labor-fog I heard comments like "festival seating" (from the anesthesiologist regarding the number of people running around trying to get ready) and "slip'n'slide" (which I'm pretty sure was my husband). The epidural eventually did its job and I was clear headed enough to reach down and catch her as she came out. Simply no words for that blessing. Here's my amazed face:
Despite being rather mellow, Charlotte has already displayed plenty of attitude. She'll fit right in. Also worthy of note, people will see your baby making this face and still tell you how pretty she is.
Well, of course they are right. She is gorgeous and perfect! And so alert already! I guess that's what happens when you wait until you're mama is 15 months pregnant to be born.
|blurry, but still cute!|
I was looking forward to my new, trim figure, and indeed I have actually been able to hug my husband without him saying something like, "I just have this feeling like there's something in between us," but I was sadly mistaken when I thought I might have some room on my lap again.
Sorry folks, he's taken.