Samstag, 25. Dezember 2010

She made it!

12 days late, but just in time for Christmas, my little Miss, Elaine Catherine came into the world at 6:38 PM on 12/23/2010 in Hallandale Beach, FL. Weighing in at 8 lbs 11 oz and whopping 23 inches long.

I had her as planned, in an all natural (100% drug-free) delivery and can only say it was a great experience!!! Soooo proud and in love and everything else :)

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!!!

Sonntag, 19. Dezember 2010

Still waiting...

For those stopping by for baby news: I'm still waiting!

I think after all the working I did, my baby decided it is quite nice & peaceful inside of me now and she wants to stay a little longer. I'm trying to not get too grumpy over that, but of course it is getting time for her to come out and her staying inside means I'm booked into hospital for a couple of exams to see if everything is still working the way it should and those exams mean quite some extra Dollars, which I'm obviously not happy about!

By the way, I do have insurance through my employer now... but I don't really know, if you want to call an annual premium of $1.250 for outpatient care and $2.000 for emergency care "insurance". It's a joke!!! That's like one blood test and one time opening your mouth for the doctor and listening to your heart beat and the premium will be used up. So it's obviously not paying for the exams I have to get done.

I was encouraged by my health care professionals to apply for Medicaid once more, now that I'm off work, just in case if this pregnancy will end up being delivered in hospital due to the length of it etc., so wish me luck that it'll be successful this time round.

Will keep everyone updated & if I don't get a chance before then: A MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!

Samstag, 11. Dezember 2010

Happy Due Date!

Today is my due date and although there's no sign of the little Miss yet, I am surprisingly patient. Normal term is considered up to 42 weeks, so I might be looking at a Xmas baby. We'll see!

Here's my due date bumpage from front and side angle:

Still more on the tiny and neat side, but with having a long torso and only having gained 7 lbs, it's no surprise. I'll seriously be in trouble after birth, as a lot of my clothes will be too big and I won't have time to go shopping and all money is being spend on baby. Guess I'll be doing the baggy hiphop style for a while :).

Enjoying my days off now. It's getting a little cold again starting Monday, so I'm glad I was in Germany last December and came back with my winter jacket! At least I won't be freezing!

Heute ist mein ET und obwohl es noch keine Anzeichen fuer eine baldige Ankunft der kleinen Madame gibt, bin ich ueberraschender Weise sehr geduldig. Termingeboren gilt sie ja noch bis 42 Wochen und wer weiss, vielleicht moechte sie ja ein Weihnachtsgeschenk werden. Wir werden sehen!

Oben seht ihr also mein ET-Baeuchlein von vorne und seitlich. Befinde mich nach wie vor auf der eher kleinen Schwangeren-Bauchseite, aber mit langem Oberkoerper und einer Zunahme von nur etwas ueber 3 kg, ist das ja auch kein Wunder. Werde nach der Geburt echte Probleme haben: Viele meiner Klamotten werden einfach zu gross sein, aber ich werde ja keine Zeit zum Shoppen haben und geldmaessig geht ja alles fuer die Kleine drauf. Ich denke mal, dann wird hier eine Weile der schlabberige HipHop Look angesagt sein ;).

Nun geniesse ich meine freien Tage. Ab Montag wird es wieder kalt und ich bin froh, dass ich im Dezember letzten Jahres in Deutschland war und mit meiner Winterjacke zurueck kam. So werde ich wenigstens nicht frieren!