Thursday, May 14, 2009

A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

Yes...this post will have a little bit of everything.

First let me start with the reason we have this blog....Tessa! Boy, she just continues to melt my heart. She's started to reach out for people and I was the first. I couldn't believe it....and YES it made me cry. She is becoming more and more vocal and I try all day long to get her to say "mama" but I think we still have a month or so. However the specialist have warned me that babies don't say mama first, it's always dadadada...they can't seem to bring their lips together to say mama. So at least there is logic behind it if she says dada first...doesn't really mean she loves him more than me! She still hates to be on her belly and I try NUMEROUS times during the day to get her used to it but it doesn't help now that she rolls over. It takes about 3.6 seconds to roll from her belly to her back so her poor little head will just have to have a slight flatness to it. She certainly isn't neglected and besides, the long beautiful hair she is bound to grow will cover it just fine!

Oh...before I forget. No one bothered to get a photo of me and my sweet girl on Mother's Day....dang my first Mother's Day and there is no evidence of my new title!

So about the interview with the foundation. A few weeks ago my OB, Dr. Biss, called and asked if we minded if she had someone from the new Baby Place Foundation give us a call. She said she was on the board and thought our story would be one that would spark interest and possibly get people to donate money. So out came Deborah from the foundation for our interview. They still aren't too sure if or how they will use us but we are willing to help. I think it is the least I can do for the wonderful care they gave me while I was restricted to the bed there for 16 days!

And that leads me to my last bit of info....You may have noticed a fancy new banner on the right side of the blog. The one with the woman who is not me holding a baby who is not Tessa. Well, if you click on that it takes you to the link for the team me and one of my nurses (who has since became my friend) started to help raise money for the NEW Baby Place. I'd like to encourage you to click on it and take a peek around the site. You can see what the hospital will look like when they are finished later this year. Most people may not know this but even though Bayfront's Labor and Delivery will be inside All Children's Hospital, it is still Bayfront. Which means they have to fund everything themselves. When you are peeking around the site, feel free to make a donation. 5, 25, 50 or 500 dollars....doesn't matter 'cause EVERY little bit helps. Keep in mind our next pregnancy may also include a period of bed rest and just think, with your donation we could be watching TV on a flat screen, cooking dinner in the antepartum lounge or even doing laundry. Those things would have been so nice when we were all there....wouldn't you agree!

I'm pretending this was my Mom's Day photo...even though it was taken a week earlier!

The only picture from the "real" Mom's church with my mom....not sure how long this pic will stay posted as I failed to have Grandma Marsha sign off on a release!


  1. I'm SO excited about the new Baby Place! Let me know if you hear about a grand opening or any of that. Can anyone add the button to their blog?

    I've been thinking about Tessa a lot today. She's such a miracle! I know you know that, it's just been on my mind.

    We need to get to gether ASAP. I'll email you more about that later tonight.

  2. Oh! And, Jilly has a slight flatness too! We call her hammerhead and... Well, I'll just share that one. I know, mean, but we love her to death and she can pull it off and so can Tessa!