Sara Mouth

Friday, January 28, 2005

To try or not to try, that is the question....

OK, so now that Cora is an almost one year old, I am having the baby blues again. I can't figure out if I really want/need a newborn or if I just miss Cora being a newborn. You really do suffer from pregnancy/labor and delivery/newborn days amnesia because if I think back to those days I think it wasn't really that bad. But if I think even HARDER, I remember that some of those days really sucked ass. I was so swollen and sore those last weeks and would cry when it was time to get out of bed because my joints were so sore from the 58 pounds of baby and fat that put on during those 9 months. Now labor, really wasn't that bad. It hurt. Don't get me wrong, but it was sooooooooo exciting and I had it pretty easy...no tearing, no stitches, just 2 roids. I was good to go. NOW, I do remember how I thought (after just 3 days home from the hospital) that the no-sleep wasn't that bad either. Then I remember just 2 days after I said that, the sleep deprivation hit me like a ton of bricks and that I was actually going to die from lack of sleep. But, it all passed and here I am with the question. Do I really want to put myself through all that crap again. Well, I know I don't want Cora to be an only child and I know I am not getting any younger, so the answer is, YES. Yes, I want to start trying. I am not saying I won't want to shoot myself in the foot during the whole process so I will have a hole in my foot as a reminder of the hell I put myself through, but I think it's time....My husband will be thrilled of all the baby making sex we are going to have. Let the fun begin!

Friday, January 07, 2005

2004 in review

• What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
I gave birth to a 9 pound 2 ounce baby girl

• Did you keep your New Years' resolutions? Will you make more resolutions for 2005?
I don’t think I had any resolutions, I wouldn’t have kept them anyway. My resolution for this year was to drink more water. I don’t think I have drank more than 8 ounces of plain water since the year started.

• What places did you visit?- I visited the OB ward at St. Mary’s hospital and delivered my baby. That was pretty cool.
- I went to Orlando with my Aunt Donna, Grandma, Aunt Debbie and Joni. Without Cora. I did ok.

• What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Um, the birth of my baby girl. I couldn’t wait!

• What events merited celebration?
Um, my baby girl being born and the fact that I pushed out a 9 pound baby girl without receiving even one single stitch. Yes, I am stretchy. Also, as big as I got with her (58 pound weight gain), I didn’t get ANY stretch marks. Again, I am stretchy.

• Did anyone close to you give birth?
Not including me? I guess I mentioned that...my sister-in-law delivered a cute little 6 pound baby girl

• Did anyone close to you die?
My most favorite Cousin’s aunt died. It hurt her, so it hurt me too.

• What do you wish you'd done more of?
Save money.

• What do you wish you'd done less of?
Spend money

• Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Probably my cousin Jaymee..she lives in Indy. She was super ready for me to deliver my baby. My Mom was probably a close 2nd. She lives in Indy too.

• What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
Big boobs. It’s never going to happen....ah well.

• What date from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory?
Feb. 12th , 13th and 14th. The 12th was my due date, the 13th was the day my water broke and the 14th was the day my baby girl was born

• What song will always remind you of 2004?
I really can’t think of one at this moment.

• What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I went to Hacienda with my sister-in-laws, Kara and Kristi and friend Allison. I got a little too drunk for my own good. It was the first time I was drunk since Cora was born. I turned 31.

• What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
To have won the lottery.

• Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nope.

• What was the best thing you bought?
Probably my car. We broke down and bought a 4-door..

• Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
People on the news that I read about. How can people harm their own children?

• Where did most of your money go?
Paying bills as usual.

• Compared to this time last year, you are...
A lot skinnier.

• What was your favorite TV program?
Friends. I am so sad it’s over :-(

• What was the best book(s) you read?
Coast Road. I can’t remember who wrote it.

• What were your favorite films of this year?
Just Married. I watched that movie over and over

• How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004?
What ever fits my BIG belly, I am wearing it. Then post-baby, what ever fits my fat ass, I am wearing it.

• Who were the best new people you met?
My labor and delivery nurse. I loved her. She was awesome. Also, my sweet daughter Cora.

• Did you fall in love in 2004?
Over and over again with my husband. I fell deeper in love with him during and after labor and delivery. He was perfect.

• What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Did I mention I gave birth? I’ve never been more proud of myself. It was scary, but beautiful!

• What was your biggest failure?
Ya know? I can’t think of anything. It was a great year!

• Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004.
There is nothing more important in life than your family. Life is precious, embrace your loved ones, never miss a chance to tell someone you love them. Hug your baby, husband, wife, mother, father, brother, sister, every chance you get.