Friday, November 27, 2009

This is what I'm thankful for....

I love you more than I could ever promise...

Monday, November 23, 2009

2 weeks old!

Ayla is now 2 weeks and 3 days old!  She had her 2 week doctor visit on Friday and she's doing great!  She's exactly 7 pounds and 20 1/2" long.  She's getting big!  She's losing her newborn look and getting cute chubby cheeks.  Her eyes are so wide all the time now!

Nights are getting better, slowly but surely.  We're getting into a bit of a routine.  I've even been able to get in my own bed for a few hours at a time! It's amazing how well I sleep in my own bed after being on the couch for the last month and a half!

Ayla and Malky

Cute Panda Jammies


Daddy and Baby

Sleeping with Mommy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl

She is so precious...

I'm a lucky Mommy :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

One Week Old!

It's hard to believe that our baby girl is already a week old!  This week has flown by!  I could not have survived it without my mom.  How anyone could do this on their own without help is beyond me!

The past week so much has happened!

- We learned that Ayla is a night owl. oh my goodness.
- She can finally latch on! yay!
- We learned to change diapers super quick when she is still super sleepy so she won't cry
- We learned that a vibrating baby bouncer is completely necessary.
- I'm slowly learning that I NEED to sleep when she was sleeping because walking around the house all night is extremely tiring and I cannot survive off of two hours of sleep a night!
- Things will be much more difficult without my mom here.
- I can zip/button my pre prego jeans! YAY! (just gotta lose my little tummy)
- I love my baby girl more than I could have ever imagined loving anything and I can stare at her for hours.
One Week Old!

Going out in her huge boots!

Finally, a belly button with no cord attached! 
She is so pretty!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ayla Marie Salazar

Ayla Marie Salazar
Born November 6th, 2009 @ 9:53 PM
6 Pounds 14 Ounces
19 1/2 Inches Long




Friday, November 6, 2009

4 days late....

Well November 2nd (Ayla's "target" due date) came and went...  Here I am, still pregnant.  HUGELY pregnant, and completely miserable!  I have a very stubborn little girl!  I'm convinced that she knows how cold it is and is trying to hibernate for the winter.

I had a check-up yesterday and unfortunately my doctor had no good news for me.  Not much progress when it comes to dilation and not really ready to induce either.  She said:  "We'll wait until next week and then we'll discuss scheduling an induction..."  I said:  "OH NO, let's schedule that induction now!"  So she went ahead and put me on the schedule to be induced Monday, November 9th, at 6 AM.  I'm really hoping that things happen naturally before then, I've heard being induced is much more painful than naturally going into labor.

Things are definitely looking up!  It's 6:52 AM and I have been awake since about 3:30 AM timing my contractions.  They started out 8 minutes apart, quickly jumped to 6 minutes, stayed there for an hour or so, and I've now been at 4 minutes apart for just over an hour, lasting anywhere from 35-55 seconds each.  I'm about to make a call to Labor and Delivery and see if I can plllllllllllease come in now. I have been feverishly cleaning my house the past 3 hours and even though our car is all packed for a trip to the hospital I keep searching for things to bring with me.  So not necessary!

Wish me luck on my second trip to the hospital... hopefully this time I will come home with little Ayla Marie!