Sunday, March 3, 2019

Cosette's Blessing Day

It snowed on us so we couldn't take pictures outside, so this was the best we could do. Happy Blessing Day sweet Cosie. We all love you!!

Friday, March 1, 2019

2 Months

Cosie: You are still in newborn diapers and size 0-3 month clothes. You have your two-month check up on Monday. You are SMILING! It's so very cute. I wish I could have caught a picture of it here, but no luck. You are growing and changing constantly. You are nursing without the shield.  Hallelujah! You are awake and happy for longer periods of time during the day, and usually sleeping one five hour stretch at night! You still prefer to be held pretty much always. Vienna loves you and so do we.

Me: I went to the gym for the first time since you were born. It felt SO GOOD! But I went after I fed you at 6am so now I'm exhausted haha. Sleep has taken priority over the gym thus far, but I hope to keep going. If I can get a 5 hour stretch of sleep, I feel pretty functional the next day! I've kind of been taking a break from my calling at church, but my counselors and secretaries have done an amazing job at picking up the slack. Physically I'm feeling pretty good! The pelvic pain is completely gone (thank goodness...) BUT I am really hating how all my clothes are fitting. I know my body will never be the same as before kids, and I'm fine with that. I mean, I've grown and birthed two humans for goodness sake! I'd just like to lose a few more pounds and get back in shape. Overall, life is moving forward and we love being a family of FOUR!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Valentine's Day 2019

Vienna wouldn't get dressed, and by the time she did, Cosie was furious. 
Happy Valentine's Day hahaha. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

One Month

C: You are officially one month old! At your two week check up you were 7lb 12oz (32%), 21.25in (83%) in length. You have already outgrown some of your newborn clothes. You have been an excellent eater from day one. You eat about 4 oz every time you eat. Consequently, you poop like there is no tomorrow... so that's fun. You are not a great sleeper like your older sister, unfortunately. You sleep one 3-4 hour stretch at night and are then up every hour or so after that. Such is the newborn stage though! You have a hard time falling asleep so you spend a lot of time in our arms. You are generally more fussy than Vienna was, but we love you just the same.

Me: Adjusting to life with two kids is no joke! The sleep deprivation is what's getting to me the most. We're adjusting though. I'm napping when I can, and not feeling bad about leaving dishes in the sink or laundry in the hamper.  There will be a time when my house is clean again. There will also be a time when Vienna stops watching so much TV, but now is not that time. I'm basically fully recovered (probably about 90%.) I'm excited to get back to the gym, but that may not happen until Cos gets on a more consistent schedule.We have amazing friends and family who are helping us with meals, babysitting, cleaning, etc. We love this new little addition to our family. Life is good.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Cosette's Birth Story

Let me start off by saying this was basically my ideal birth experience. I had awesome nurses. My doctor was on call. The anesthesiologist was careful and professional. The epidural worked perfectly. The whole labor was pretty quick. Cosie was healthy and strong. Just a dream.

So, the story...

Thursday morning I woke up to contractions around 4:30am. They were anywhere from ten to two minutes apart for a couple of hours. Around 7:30am they stopped. I was disappointed because I was convinced we were having a baby that day! I chalked it up to Braxton Hicks and went about the day shopping and running errands with family.

Fast forward to that evening, we were home watching the Blazer game. I fell asleep on the couch but quickly awoke to my water breaking. I had zero contractions since that morning so I wasn't sure if it was the real thing, but I figured it out reaaaaaaal quick haha. My water didn't break on it's own with V, so this was my first time experiencing it. We called the hospital to ask if we should come in right away. They confirmed, so we quickly grabbed our things and headed to the hospital!

We got to the hospital around 9:45/10pm. They confirmed my water had broken and officially got us all checked in. I was dilated to a four. They got my IV in with no problems, which was a positive difference from Vienna's birth. We turned the Blazer game back on while we waited for me to progress. (They won in OT against the Warriors. Woot woot!)

After an hour of little to no contractions they decided to start me on Pitocin. I opted to get my epidural soon after. I never felt a single debilitating contraction. Everything I felt was super mild. Remember what I was saying about my "ideal birth"? Yep.

I was pretty nervous to get the epidural though. When Vienna was born I was already in active labor and the pain was so bad the epidural seemed like nothing. This time around I was completely fine and had nothing but the epidural to focus on. The anesthesiologist was awesome though. He explained everything every step of the way and put my mind at ease. The epidural numbed my lower half, but I could still feel and move my feet, which was nice.

A little after my epidural was put in and the Pitocin was working, we had a slight scare. Cosette's heart rate dropped. They had to stop the Pitocin and put extra monitors on her and me to make sure everything was alright. Her heart rate came back up within a few minutes and everything was fine.

By then it was probably 11:30/12? We just had to wait for me to progress. I took a little nap. We watched some Netflix. Austin brought me ice chips, etc, etc. My nurse would come in and check me periodically. Around 2:15am she told me to call her if I felt the need to push, expecting it to be 30 minutes-an hour. Ten minutes later I was feeling pressure and knew it was time. I called the nurse and sure enough I was dilated to a 10.

My doctor came in and I got all set up to push. I pushed for 2.5 contractions (less than 5 minutes) and just like that Cosette Rain Cornilles was born - 7 lbs 7oz and 20 inches long. Quite a bit bigger than V! Austin cut the cord and I got to hold her. She was (is) perfect and we love her so very much.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Cosette Rain Cornilles

Cosette Rain Cornilles
Born December 28th at 2:31am
7 lbs, 7oz, 20 inches