Sunday, October 23, 2011

15 weeks and 2 days

15 weeks and 2 days old.

Today Kaia is the same number of days old as the number of days I spent on bed rest during my pregnancy with her.

It is mind boggling.

During my time on bed rest I felt like I did nothing. I watched a lot of TV. Blogged a lot. Read a bit. Slept. Ate. All broken up by the occasional stressful doctor's appointment. It felt like it went on forever at the time, and yet now it seems like I couldn't have been doing that for the same amount of time that we've been doing this:

Visiting Kaia at 2 different hospitals, watching her come off multiple sources of breathing assistance, learning to eat by mouth, watching her gain close to triple her birth weight, have her in 4 different harnesses (the first 3 were the same brand and all crap, the last was good, but not good enough in order to fix her hip). I've recovered from
a C-section and am almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight. We've had Kaia home for 8 weeks, Brian was off work for 4 of those. We've been to 13 (or was it 14, or 15?) different doctor/lactation consultant/ultrasound appointments with her since bringing her home. I've been pumping 6-8x per day every day since she arrived. We have done a few family visits and Kaia has been around for the August long weekend, Labour day, Thanksgiving, Brian's birthday and my birthday. It seems like she's been a part of our family a heck of a lot longer than I was on bed rest.

I don't really have any more to say about it..
.but it just feels like an important milestone that must be mentioned.

Thank you for hanging on my baby girl. You were entirely worth it.


  1. Congratulations...she is absolutely beautiful!!!

  2. Look at that happy girl! So worth it!!!

  3. 15w2 days- Crazy how different they can look and feel, huh? She is just lovely. :) How are you feeling?

  4. She is beautiful, I am so glad you both hung in there, i lovw hearing how happy you are!

  5. She looks like a happy little soul. What a ride it has been for you all. But oh so worth it.

  6. You might have felt like you were doing nothing, but you were bedrest ROCKSTAR. I know get this after a whole 7 hours of bedrest.
    That is a great picture of K, hope she is that happy most of the time.

  7. I can't get over how stinkin CUTE she is!