Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Time for Updating...

yes, I need to update...just wanted all to know that this will be coming soon. Lazy Momma Bear needs to upload some pics, but let me recap the past 7 weeks in 7 key statments (yes, I am a marketer who uses powerpoint presentations):

1. Bliss of having a little baby, quickly switches to freak out of "what did we do??" Ha.
2. Get into a groove, milk is in, feel like we're getting the hang of it...she gains nearly 2lbs, tubby!
3. First growth spurt, are you kidding, how can you eat this much, you're still just a munchkin
4. Aww yeah, she is a fun little bugger we take everywhere: Wash Park Tavern, Il Posto, you name it, she's been there
5. We spread our wings to Broncos Tailgate and feel like she's the best baby ever!
6. Calm before the storm...growth spurt #2 (OMG, is there an imprint of my butt on the couch? Waiter, I need lunch and water please...) coupled with a cold...A-W-E...S-O-M-E...awesome, awesome, like Totally. Yes, that cheer was done with complete sarcasm
7. We made it through the storm, but then introduced formula as miss piggy is in need of more than mommy can handle...and then the mice came marching in...Oh when the mice, Oh when the mice, Oh when the mice came marching in. Yes, some new moms hit the wall with colic, I have an afternoon colic baby plus mice running around, can you say FREAK OUT! Ha...this will all be funny someday when I tell the story at her wedding, right? It will be worth it - in 30 years!

Ok, so the bullets got much longer and less succinct, but let me tell you, when I upload imagery to support these, I won't need more than the images!

I hope all are well, we are en route to Chicago for our first plane trip, God help us that it's not a wailing good time, just a good time will do!!

Love, Molly, Nick, Abby and, of course, Molson

Monday, August 23, 2010

She's Here!!

We are so excited to welcome our newest addition to the family, miss Abigail Katherine Lazzara. She is perfect. She was born on Monday, August 16 at 4:48pm weighing in at 7lbs 2oz and 20 inches out world, here she comes!

We had a great experience at the hospital, but it was certainly nerve racking waiting to go in on Sunday night as I was scheduled to be induced. It was a tough day just sitting and waiting. Once we got there, we settled in a bit and just "let it happen". As it turned out, my water broke on its own and I did not need to do the initial petocin drip, so I was able to move around for the first few hours. Then, I had to wave the white flag of mercy and get my man Dr. Scott in to give me my epidural. I do have to say, he was pretty funny...though, I did want funny man to move faster than lightening, rather than comment on the movie we were watching "Best in Show". Dr. Scott: "Oh, you have a dog?" Me: "Yes, Dr. Scott, we do and I'll be happy to show you all of my pictures and tell you all about him AFTER YOU STICK THAT NEEDLE IN MY SPINE!". Dr. Scott: "I have a golden too, they are the best. I love all of these movies by this guy, they are so funny..." Me: "WHATEVER, DO IT ALREADY!"... Then, the part that he finds really funny...the part where your leg reflexes to a shock, my left leg shot up from Nick's lap and Dr. Scott so cooly asks the nurse "Did she get him?", Nick's face was priceless...yes, anesethesiologist humor. And, no, I did not get him, at least not where he was intending, I may have hit a rib, though, ha.
Ok, so after that, it was pretty boring, just waiting and beating Nick at gin rummy...I rule. Took a nap, let the body do the work. I did have to get my petocin then but who cares at that point, I was in blissful ignorance of any contractions.

Then, it was time for our little pumpkin to arrive and promptly at cocktail time, well done Abby! I pushed for 30 minutes and here she was.

We will continue to share pictures and adventures, but the first week has been tiring, wonderful, emotional, a roller coaster, all the things they tell you. She has a sweet personality, loves her daddy (who has already entered and signed up for a frequent shopper card at Gymboree!...on his own!) Ha. She has him wrapped around his finger and she hasn't even said "dada" yet, I can't wait!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

D-Day Approaching...

Well, many have asked, what's the news...the news is no news...I had a doctor appointment today and all is going well so far. Baby seems normal and healthy and happy, in the womb. Not really showing signs of coming out just yet, but the head is down, it's moved down, and we wait...and wait...ha. Only week 39 so technically baby Lazzy Bear has not overstayed it's welcome just yet. I am not showing any signs of dialation quite yet so induction is not an option that's really on the table so long as I can get around.

Baby is still resting oh so lovingly on my nerve so getting around is still a pain. Sadly, I've really started to lose my mind and my doctor made fun of me as I "could not find my crutches" so I hobbled in to the office today. She kindly told me that that is like losing a wheel chair...they're not small and they are my main mode of transportation. Thank you very little, they are sitting in the front hallway where they should be, I just somehow completely overlooked them...four or five times in my frantic exit to the doc. Oh well, at least I found them :)

So, here we are week 39 and wondering whose day baby Lazz will share or if he/she will find one of its own. It's getting tougher...tomorrow is my parents wedding anniversary, the 10th is my birthday, 15th is Brandon's birthday, 20th Tommy's birthday...and there is a "Friday the 13th" coming up...oh no, does that mean my baby is Freddy Krueger? Holy cow, for any of you that know my family and some Long Lake history, that would be WAAAAY too freaky. I'd have a Freddy baby that likes to hunt snipes and sings Wisconsin badger songs while jumping off a pier. for those who don't know those stories, we'll save them for when we've all had too many drinks for you to remember as it may explain a lot as to why I am the way I am...and I sort of like you all just thinking I am a quirky funny person. Ha!!

Ok, tangent. So, no news to report yet, but will certainly keep everyone posted. I am working from home and enjoying a little less stress here, though it is damn hot without air conditioning. Hopefully it will chill out soon, not get cold, just chill from the 95+ heat. Can't wait to walk again and enjoy the outdoors again, I feel like a prisoner...ugghs.

More later!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nerves of Steel While Nesting

Nesting is fun...especially when you can't walk! Torture is maybe another word for it. Yes, my little hip/nerve issue has gotten worse and I am now officially on crutches. Pathetic is another word for it. Baby has dropped and is oh so kindly sitting on my nerve which shoots pain and pressure down the front of my leg. I know it's a loving gesture and I am sure it's just its way of hugging and loving on me, right? OMG, some one get me a vodka and vicodin! What?

Couple that with the fact that I have some work to do yet on the house/nursery. We don't have a changing pad...minor issue. I have no furniture yet (still waiting), not that worried, but may need to check on that to see if we're 4 weeks out or a year out (at this rate, anything is possible). A hospital bag, some call it critical, I say bring on the free gowns and 10 cent soaps. OMG...I should be freaking out more, but as I sit here and stare at the stairs that come between me and my packing, I can't face going up them again today until I absolutely have to.

Nick is out of town for the week, so it's been interesting trying to be my independent self and having to ask for help. I have had help, Chip walked the dog Mon night (I can't walk the poor dog...he hates me right now). My mom and brother were here Tues/Tues night and they walked the dog, dropped food off for our church (it was sitting in my car for 3 days since I couldn't lift it), had my car washed and detailed (a task that had been on my list for nearly 2 months), and helped me buy dog food!

So, for those that are pregs now or becoming pregs in the future, word to the wise...get it all done by month 8 and coast to the end!!! I am hobbling proof that you cannot count on that last 6 weeks to be productive :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

80 year old in a 30 year old body

OMG, have I been so lucky and naive that the pains I feel are sudden and severe to bring me to my knees. Yes, it's finally hit me. I have officially gained 25 lbs (putting on about 0.5 lb a week of baby) and I am in pain. Baby has been on my right side nearly the entire time, that I can feel...and it has therefore finally taken its toll on my right nerves, particularly my hip and knee.

I groan when I get out of bed. I groan when I get out of my chair at work. I ache as I handle the stairs, what has happened. I have suddenly gotten a glimpse of the future and dare I say I am not above the Rascal scooters...sign me up for one now, in fact, as I can't wait! I can't imagine women who have felt this for longer periods of time or were put on bed rest, God love you because I only have a month of this and it's bad enough :)

Yes, I am a whiner, so let's all take it with a grain of salt, but I was also convinced I'd be running marathons until I gave birth, so my expectations may have been slightly out of whack. And, I may also be somewhat guilty of bringing on some of it...I wore 4 inch heels to a wedding in June and stayed up at our college 10 year reunion until 3am, in flats. But, what the heck, you can't roll around in bubble wrap for 9 months either, so what can you do? Just grin and bear it, I say. That, and beg to work from home a few days a week now that it's getting close to time, Molson will take care of me!

So, that is all from the old lady. I now have appreciation for all those that have trouble walking or getting around, it's certainly inconvenient and I feel for ya as I'm with ya now.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Nick My Hero

Last week was a long one, I travelled to Tampa, Chicago and Denver in 3 days time. All flights were either delayed or cancelled and 1 of 2 hotels were overbooked so there were issues...then, my car did not start when I got home. Needless to say I tried to stay calm and collected, but lost it when I heard the slight click of the car.

Now, I was late for a haircut appointment, very important, so that made this all the more difficult and made my already idiot brain completely irrational. Instead of trying to find the parking people to help me, I call if he's going to be able to help me from 30 miles away while at work. I end up cabbing to my haircut...suitcase and all, and then waste both of our time as we drive back out to the airport to rescue my car.

I am feeling much better after the haircut, even laughing about the whole freaking scenario (which, to my own credit, I laughed off every cancelled flight and hotel wasn't until the car thing that I really lost it). Nick informed me he had a surprise for me when I got I naturally thought he had bought another shirt or just a little something for the baby while I was gone. No. He went WAY OVERBOARD...he had stayed up until 3am Monday and Tuesday nights clearing out the office and painting it for the baby. OMG, I lost a much happier way.

It looks amazing and I feel so much better about the house scenario, about being somewhat ready and prepared, just about it all. He even put the pack 'n play together and founds a cute table and deocrations to give the room the real "feel". He is my true hero.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Construction Drama

Most of you are aware that we've been working to re-model our house. Well, I finally received the most expensive pieces of paper I have ever purchased...the blue prints. Yes, we made it to that stage, wahoo. The bad news is that we likely have 4-6 weeks...or probably more of bank paperwork and permitting. So...the long and short, we are going to postpone a bit until after baby is born.

Yeah, decision made. Crap...I wasn't counting on having to put a nursery together myself, so there literally is NO WHERE for baby to sleep right now. His/her room is a repository for boxes and crap at this time, ha. We ordered the crib and rocker, but it's 50/50 if they make it in time. Poor baby, haaa, it's just too comical. Hopefully we'll have time to get the room ready in July as June is already gone with travel and work for us...pathetic.

Am I a bit too laid back here, I really have no idea what is coming my way, but I figure I can either stress out and freak out or I can just do what I can and realize it will all work out in the end. We are also housing 3 dogs this weekend, so we have a zoo going's difficult to pet and give attention to 3 dogs at once, I suggest you try it. I hope baby is a dog lover or we're in big trouble :)

Ah, the joys...