Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Zombie Apocalypse

I've finally found a tiny bit of time to sit down and start my blog. I've always been the type of person who liked to plan things, have a 'To Do' list and get things done. However, since I've become a mommy I find that I have to learn to go minute by minute. I have a lot to learn, and I think it might be interesting to keep track of my process here.

Let me start with a tiny introduction. My name is April Ann, and I am married to one of the best guys in the world. We have been together since 2001, and married since 2008. We gave birth to a little miracle on September 16, 2009. When I say little, I mean it literally. Our little girl was born 2 lbs 13 ounces. At 38 weeks she was fully developed, but she hadn't put on the weight she should have the last six weeks before her birth. Her name is Leah Katelyn, and she spent a whole month in the NICU just so she could grow. It was the longest month of my life. Driving to and from the hospital three to four times a day and not once getting to bring my baby home was horrible.

On October 15th, 2009 we got to bring her home. That first night was scary, and I spent the whole night peeking over her bassinet to make sure she was still breathing. That was also the first night Leah vomited like a volcano. Her face turned dark red and she was crying furiously. I was so afraid that I'd have to take her back to the hospital, and was embarrassed that I had only had her for a few hours and already I must have done something wrong. Luckily, she calmed down and I was able to talk myself out of calling the emergency help line. The next morning found me exhausted and crying on the phone to my mom that I didn't think I was going to be a good mommy.

Since then, I've gotten a small grip on my guilt (was it my fault she didn't grow?), and her vomiting doesn't seem to faze me now. Note for first time parents - - babies vomit A LOT! It is not unusual, according to her pediatrician for a baby to vomit one to two times a day. Huh. Who da Thunk it?

I've returned to work full-time, and when I'm not at work I'm trying to juggle spending time with my family, getting housework done, and sneaking in some 'me' time. Hopefully I'll remember to update this blog during my personal time. I've named my blog 'Babies Don't Sleep on Tuesdays' because it was my husband's very first tweet on twitter. I signed up for Twitter after he had mentioned that he 'tweets'. After signing up, I realized he had actually only 'tweeted'  just the once. He has since then upped his tweets to 2. His last tweet was:
The baby gets me killed in every zombie apocalypse

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