Thursday, July 29, 2010


Kole Robert Poulsen arrived at 10:55 PM on July 18, 2010. After 20 hours of labor they cut him out of me. He weighed in at 11 pounds and was 23 inches long. Everything after that is a blur. I don't know what today is. I don't know what I had for dinner. I don't remember if I took that shower today or yesterday- I hope it was today. I do know my baby is healthy.

I'll bore you with all the details later.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Blimp

Did you know that if you pass the due date you put in your pregnancy ticker it starts adding days? Like I have 1 week and 4 days left. When really that's how far "over" I am. But I don't believe that. I believe I am right on track. It's a slow, really heavy, and sluggish track but I am on it.
No baby yet. And, no, I don't know when he is coming. Thanks for asking. I had Young Women's tonight and one of the girls said, "Patty, you still haven't had your baby yet?" Maybe the question is just getting old to me- I responded by pointing to my belly. "No." She laughed and said that she knew women kept their baby weight after the baby came. She must have thought Ken was tending to the child tonight. Perhaps.
We did have a doctor appointment. I am still dilated to just below a 3. Last week I was a 3. this time a little below? I don't know how they measure that anyway- but it did make me feel like I was in reverse a bit. Our due date is back to the 17th. So, Saturday. The hardest thing is every night and day thinking it's going to happen. So- I've switched my mind set. And here it is:

The baby will be here by my birthday. August 11th.

I hope.

Our cousins, David and Heather, had their baby July 4th. (PS-congrats!) She was due July 21st. Ken really wanted his baby on July 4th. I told him maybe the orders got switched or something and we'll get ours on July 21st! That would be so fa-reaky.

In other news, Andi is here from Mexico and we've been having a lot of sisterly fun. One of favorite "sister past-times" is photo shoots. I believe I have mentioned this before. I'm still game- but after seeing the pictures... ouch. Not my best look. I always feel confident in the beauty of pregnancy- but maybe cameras just don't capture that.

It'll be really nice when I can close my legs when I sit down again.

Anyway- I will try my hardest to find a way to post when the baby does come. (Remember we have until August 11th.) I might try to teach Ken how to log onto our blog. The man has seriously never looked at it.

Friday, July 2, 2010

An Early Retirement

Monday I quit my job. I really quit my job about 3 months ago. Informed my superiors that when the baby came I would not come back. Yeah, I quit. I told them I would work until the end of June and got suckered in to working until July 2nd. No biggie. Anyha- last weekend, being the first time pregnant mom I am, was totally 100% sure my baby was coming. Like, NOW! And instead of thinking about holding and kissing my baby I just kept thinking about work and filing reports and calling clients. Totally the wrong frame of mind. So, on Monday I quit. I said it was my last day and my body and mind need to start agreeing with each other so this baby can come whenever it wants and good luck guys- I'm outta here!
The news.... was not well accepted. But it was the news.
I've been home all week. No baby yet. The doctor said maybe over the weekend or next week sometime. Most likely before our due date.

Can I just say I love staying home? I told Ken this and his response was, "Well, yeah! Who wouldn't?" But, seriously, I like taking care of a house and not worrying about other peoples problems at work. It's refreshing. And it's relaxing. And it's really helping me not be crankity all the time.

The down side is we don't have the Internet at our house. We don't have TV either. I spend most of my days cutting and gathering wood for the stove so I can boil some potatoes for dinner. When I take a break from hunting and gathering I churn butter.

I feel really disconnected from the world. And reality.
Which for now.... is a good thing.