Thursday, June 15, 2006

Remembering...one year ago



As Lydia's 1st birthday approaches, I remember back to this time last year. June 15 was her due date. My sisters-in-law, Liz and Becky were with me that wednesday, the 15th, and helped keep my mind off of things by taking me to lunch and going shopping.
As my doctor was preparing to go on vacation and did not want me "waiting" a week or so to go in to labor on my own, he scheduled an induction for a few days later. Being the planner that I am, I had my whole labor and birth well thought out - and it did not include being induced!! I had planned to have a "natural" or "drug-free" labor and delivery. From the extensive reading I had done during pregnancy, it seemed apparent that the process of induction and meds that go with it practically ruled out my desires. Fortunately we had a wonderful doula, Pat, who really comforted and encouraged me throughout the pregnancy, but especially that afternoon when I had to face the reality of my situation.
In that week between my last doctor's visit and my scheduled induction, I must have tried every remedy you've ever heard of to get my labor to start! Well, Lydia was snug and comfy and showing her stubborn nature even then - she was not ready to leave the womb. To be continued....


My little smiley girl


Mama's Little Helper






New Car Seat
We planned to keep her rear-facing for a little while longer, but the angle was not conducive to sleeping, so she now faces forward.

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What are those two strappy overhead things?

Elizabeth said...

nevermind -- I was looking at the picture INcorrectly. I see now that she was in backwards facing in this pic.

Becky said...

love the pics, jen!!!! lids is too cute for her own diapers. can't wait to celebrate 1 year!

Stephanie said...

So you have a blog now! I love the pics and will surely enjoy your site. So - were you induced? I couldn't remember.

Renee said...

Glad you found my ramblings. That pasta is definitely one of my favorites. Looking forward to getting to know your family.