Wednesday, August 31, 2005

My lil Maggie Simpson

Here she is laying in Grandma's arms. She is so content... so this must be after she got done eating.

Usually after she is done inhaling her bottle she does not want the pacifier, for about 20 minutes. Then she ends up sounding and looking like
Maggie Simpson.

Once she is a month old (Sept 9th) I will be updating and having MANY more pictures on her own site which is at ; if you want to go ahead and bookmark it. I will have more baby things there, and I will resume my daily bitching about life here. Haha, actually I don't have much whining lately, the baby has taken over that.

Ok well Internet, have a great upcoming Labor Day! I know it will be nice to have a day off to catch up on reading and no Anatomy Class that day, (Oh man, is it hard!)

Daddy Day Care, anyone?

So my dad will be out here in a little over a week. He is coming out the weekend after Labor Day to "avoid" the rush of the people at the airports and all that jazz. And next week lil Shivani will be 4 weeks old! A month!

I can't believe it's been a month, some days it feels longer than that, other days it feels like the month just rushed by (especially when I look at all the school work I have to do)

In Indian tradition we do a ceremony that is called the "28 day naming ceremony". What that consists of is putting gold jewelry on the child and her dad will say her name 3 times in her ear, while covering the other ear, so that she recognizes her name. At least that's the way I understood it. And then we celebrate by eating some good home-cooked Indian food. At least that's what we are going to do. I promise pictures will be up here as soon as my Dad gets here and we can do the ceremony for her.

I am so blessed to have my parents. I hope they know that.

To all our friends/family in New Orleans, please let us know if there is anything you need. I can't imagine how bad the damage is, but all that can be rebuilt one day, please stay safe!

Sunday, August 28, 2005

Be Quiet!

It's nice to have a routine. Routines are what we need.

Baby sleeps well through the night, with usually one feeding, but during the day is a whole 'nother deal.

She must see what everyone else is doing, and she doesn't like it all quiet.

She likes the radio on, the street noise, the tv on, someone talking, or people talking on the phones.

No quiet time for baby. So that's a relief too. We don't have to tip toe much. We can even vaccum while she is sleeping.

I should be happy about that, right?

I wonder when she will be old enough to mow the lawn? Isn't that why people have kids? (just kidding!)

Friday, August 26, 2005

Pacifier Pandemonium

Ahh finally, here is a picture of her with her eyes open. Still can't figure out if she looks like her dad or me...But she is cute nonetheless.

That damn pacifier is the bane of my existence. We had to order a bunch. I swear the nurses got her hooked at the hospital. If you go to , this has the one that SHIVANI loves. I ordered a crap load more, in a couple of cute colors just in case she decides to lose it and then we freak out cause we can't stop her conniption fits for the pacifier. There is a reason they call it a PACIFIER.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

My sweet lil girl

I am at school right now and I miss her so much. I just called home, and mom (her grandma) was warming up her lunch..errr bottle... oh and I heard her squawking! She better have her meal on time OR ELSE. The wrath will be raining down on us!

It's amazing how in 2 weeks she has hubby, grandma, and me wrapped around her tiny little fingers. Grandpa (my dad) is so excited to come and visit her in 2 weeks. He is calling and asking about her every day. I can't wait til they meet.

On the school front, lots of reading. But I can actually manage it so far. She is pretty good after her feedings so I am getting time to read, and hubby and grandma are helping with watching her other times so I can get a bit more done. I know the sacrifice, that I am making right now in the time spent with her, will be worth it in the long run, but for right now I am missing looking at her cute little face and playing "where's the pacifier"...

Kisses to you sweet Shivani! (sweet?hmmm... well when sleeping)

Love, Mommy

Friday, August 19, 2005

Why Oh Why!

So the little one is keeping us busy. I found some really good pacifiers on sale today, and wanted to get her used to different ones, as she is SOOO attached to the one that she got from the hospital. Well she HATES it. So that is going to be great when she loses this one.

About feedings, well the whole natural breastfeeding thing isn't so natural for me. It's been hard and horrible. I am still pumping, but we are going to be putting her on formula. I know there are a lot of opinions out there on the breast vs. bottle feeding, but for me it finally came down to the fact that she wasn't getting much from me, and she was NEVER satisfied. I didn't want her to feel like she was starving, and on top of that she would only sleep for 45 minutes at a time, which I know was contributing to her losing weight. She is fine, and is a happy 10 day old.

Ahh she cries now... like ALL the time.. even when she is fed, diapered, and soothed... she STILL cries! What do I do? I hope it was just a today thing, and she goes back to being the sweet little munchkin she was yesterday.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005


Hi there,

I am finally back... haven't had much time for the computer. Little Shivani is keeping me busy.

Feeding her is definitely a hard task, and I am working on it, but it's tough. I wonder how I will be able to balance going back to school and her. I hope that I don't shortchange her.

But Granny (in the pic posted) is in LOVE with her granddaughter. She completely is gaga about Shivani. They have long talks about what a little brat she is.. lol!

Dee(hubby) and I are ok, suffering the lack of sleep, but moving along.

Thank you for all the concern and comments, when I came to check on the site I was so floored that so many people were checking in and keeping tabs and wishing us well. It's so wonderful. You all are so wonderful.

When I get a chance I will post the birthstory, but the short of it is, I went into labor at 3:30am on Tuesday August, 9th (no induction) and was admitted to the hospital at about 10am, got an epidural at about 12:00 noon, and then was pushing from about 2:30pm til 4:53pm at which time Shivani was born.

There was a scare where I was starting to hyperventilate, and they put me on oxygen as the baby went into fetal distress, and they were talking about c-sectioning me, but luckily I was able to pull it together and delivered her without the c-section.

Thanks for your concern Internet. I love y'all!

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Talk about a grand entrance

Well its official, we're tired now. Yes, our kid has kept us awake and annoyed us for stupid, petty needs like food, diapers, shelter and for her entertainment.

Details: Shivani is the name
8-9-05 is the date
6-0lbs is the weight
20" is the length
Leo is the sign

More pics and gory diapering details to come, but its time to sleep now.

Monday, August 08, 2005

9 Months and Counting!

So here is a picture of me from last Thursday. My dad hasn't seen me in about 9 months (in person) and this picture is so he can (full term belly there!)... Can't wait to see you Dad, and hopefully when you visit the baby will FINALLY get here...


Baby Stuff Update :

Went to Doc's... they made me do another NST (non-stress test) and THIS time, the doc said that I had a contraction (some squiggle on the paper told him so) and that he thought it was time to check the cervix... (oh, joy to the world)

Well the good news is that compared to 2 weeks ago (when I was at 1cm), now I am 2 cms.... YEAH!!!!

yeah, right... He said that if I don't have the baby between now and thursday to come in and we will discuss inducing the baby. I have gotten lots of info stating that inducing is MUCH more painful and the chance of having a c-section goes up... I am a bit nervous now... but I just want the baby to be healthy... So please pray (or if you don't pray, think good thoughts) for baby K.

In other non-baby related news I am REALLY learning how to cook, so if you people come and visit me, I can make some good grub, and even better, I will have ice cream too. mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Sunday, August 07, 2005


Oh wow... I thought FOR SURE the kid woulda shown itself by this weekend... and still NOTHING... that's not to say there is no movement...

Oh no.. the kid likes to kick like it's having some fit, because I didn't go and get it a chocolate milkshake or Cookies and Creme ice cream. I think I should listen to the baby and definitely put that on the menu for today.. ;)

Actually, good news, and it's NOT baby related, Dee/Hubby, got his boat to start up and BOY is it loud, there was something wrong with the starter at first and he got that taken care of, and now he told me once the kiddo was here, he wants to fire it up on the water. I can't wait.. I love being on the water... Mom on the other hand... she doesn't swim.. so she might not be as thrilled to go... and the baby? well I guess he/she will have to get used to going boating/fishing as her mom and dad love to be on the lake..

I think we could fit the bassinet on the boat. Maybe. LOL (just kidding, Internet)

Friday, August 05, 2005

It's a..... Still not here yet!

I have been such a bad girl. I am sorry Internet. I have been having a ball with my MOM in town. It's like the Indian food network here. I have learned a lot of new recipes, and now Hubby (Dee, as he likes to go by now on here) gets a packed lunch every day for work. He is so blissfully happy.

The house is clean, the clothes are washed and FOLDED (hubby still puts them up), the baby's room is ready (yes I will be taking pics tomorrow), the cats are crazy, and the dog has not yet chewed the house down.


I am about 5 days overdue now.

Doc appt said that he WILL induce me when I hit 42 weeks, let pray that it doesn't go that far.

Tomorrow I have a non-stress test to measure the fetal heart acceleration, and to see if I am dilated past 1 cm or not. I bet NOT.

Other than that, Internet, not much else is going on. I have been getting so many phone calls, just been reassuring everyone that baby is not here still, it's just holding onto all those chocolate shakes and ice cream that I have been imbibing all this time.