Monday, July 25, 2011

Then Along Comes Baby.

She is finally here!! Abbigale Mae Tappana was born July 21, 2011 after about 14 hours of labor and about an hour and 40 minutes of pushing. She was 8 lbs, 2 oz, and 20 in long. We cannot get enough of her!!

Me and Sam can't believe how much we already love this little girl we just met. She has completely stolen our hearts. It is amazing how our priorities have suddenly changed. It went from everything being just about us. We left the house when we wanted to, we came home when we wanted to, we only had each other to goo over. Then we brought a baby home and of course everything is about her. We went on our first real outing today to target. We wanted to leave about 1:30 and didn't leave until about 3. Everything is so much more work with the baby!  I fed her, then I showered, I had to take a nap (Abby prefers the night life) then I woke up, and between the two of us we changed her poopy diaper 3 times in a row, feed her again, finish getting ready, gather her things, change her again and finally we were out!! It's crazy but wonderful!!

I've also noticed she is already all we talk about!! "Abby did this" or "Abby did that." We also admit we are becoming facebook baby junkies...updating our statuses and putting up lots of pictures. Don't worry, I can probably already fill up a whole other album. But I'm holding off.

We are totally and completely taken with our little girl. We just look at her and synchronize our "ooohs" and "aaahs. (for example, at Target today she moved or did something stinking cute and we both went crazy!) I constantly hear Sam just talking to her and he always wants to hold her. It is so cute I can't even explain. I truly do love him even more than I did a few days ago. He is a wonderful dad.

I was nervous about becoming a mother and I was worried about mine and Sams life being so different and tied down to a baby, all the spontaneity gone. And though we can't just leave the house if we decide to do something in less than an hour, these past 4 days of motherhood have been the best and most rewarding 4 days of my life. I wouldn't change it for the world. I love my little family so much. Life is good.

And now enjoy these pictures. I'll hold back a bit, don't worry! :)

Abby sleeping on daddy.

Wide awake with no chance of going to sleep at 3:30

I love her feet!

I am so happy with my new family!

She gets this face after she eats.
I am the luckiest gal in the world.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tonight Is Gunna Be WICKED!

But tomorrow...we'll see.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

38 Weeks

I'm almost busting out of this shirt!!
23 weeks. And I thought I was showing at this point...
Well there you have it, me at 38 weeks. Hopefully this is my last update! My due date is 13 days away!! I can't believe we are going to have a BABY soon. It is such a surreal feeling. For the past 38 weeks, we knew we were having a baby, we knew it was coming in July, but we also knew we had time. And now here we are, so so close. We don't have very much time.

Really, same old same old is happening with me. I'm getting bigger, puffier, and sweatier. My morning sickness seems to have come back a little bit...which is the worst. Lucky it isn't every day. Well I take that back. I'm nauseous almost every morning, but typically it goes away, especially if I drink something fizzy.

I am starting to have zero energy after work. Actually, I have zero energy during work. I have trouble getting off furniture. And I have trouble staying away from treats.

I'm still sleeping pretty ok and I'm basically comfortable when I go to sleep. Some nights my mind won't shut down so I can't go to sleep for hours. Other nights I go right to sleep. All nights I still wake up 3-4 times to use the bathroom.

I don't have much progress with the baby. I was hardly doing anything at my last doctors appointment. Thankfully, in talking to my sisters, that doesn't necessarily mean anything. The best news the doctor gives me is that I'm still very healthy and Abby has a strong heartbeat. I am hoping she starts to have a strong desire to come out.

Everyday Sam is getting more excited. He set up our crib the other day and he was just so happy. He loves to see Abby go crazy in my tummy He is so sweet about it!! And above all, when I feel not cute, he still thinks I am and lets me know. And that means a lot. I can't wait to see him hold our little girl. And I can't wait to meet her.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Quarter of a Century and Basically a Mom.

What a weekend. What a fantastic/awesome/tiring weekend. So much went on that this 37 week pregnant gal is suffering from the sleepies today. But it was totally worth it!!

It all started Friday after work. They have free movies at the Capital on Fridays this summer and before the show started, Allred played. Which was awesome. So me and Sam went to Crown Burger after work and then had a picnic at the Capital while we waited for Allred to come on and the movie to start. It was quite nice minus the blazing sun (we finally got in the shade) and the fact I had to walk BFE uphill to the bathroom. And it didn't even put me into labor. For shame!

I didn't get many pictures before my camera died.
Saturday was a fantastic day of my birth. I woke up to Sam saying he'd be right back. He ran and got me a bagel and flowers and a sweet card and let me open my first present, the new Death Cab for Cutie CD. (which I actually don't have yet. It is being shipped.) After breakfast I cleaned the house while he worked on the nursery (nope...still not done for those of you wondering) I then got ready and headed to my in-laws for an awesome shower put together by my step-mom Nonie and my two awesome sister-in-laws Ashley and Kari. Thanks again girls, it was the best!!

Oinking the free dessert
After the shower, I got home and Sam took me to Olive Garden and gave me my last present, a gift card for a pedicure for my poor puffy feet. Can't wait to use it! We also got free dessert seeing as Sams cousin works there. Score!! (husband has a knack for knowing people. The last two trips to OG he's gotten us free dessert) then we went and bought goodies and then went to see X-Men. Awesome movie. Better than I thought it would be!! It was a fantastic birthday. Thank you to my Sam for making it so!

The 4th was another fun filled day. We spent the morning/afternoon in the mountains relaxing with my family, then went to see the fireworks at Sugarhouse Park that night. Which was way fun until we got stuck in traffic for just about an hour and almost ran out of gas. And then got home after midnight and I still needed to eat (silly little girl making me so hungry) and then when I got to bed, FIREWORKS started going off. (These new legal fireworks are driving me crazy) But despite that, still very fun!!
The crowd at Sugarhouse

I just love Summer.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Ladies and Gentleman, the month you've all been waiting for...

July!!! It's FINALLY here. I remember back in November that July seemed like a life time away, and now here we are, enjoying this perfect first of July.

This whole month is a big big month for us Tappana's. Not just for the obvious, but of course that makes this month even bigger. But let's start at the beginning.

July 1st: Canada Day. Yes. I am excited about this holiday, mostly because a)it's a day before my birthday and b) Robin Sparkles said it best when she exclamed "I'm gonna rock your body till Canada Day."and c) my little brother in law is serving in Canada, so I figure I should celebrate.

July 2nd: The day my parents life changed forever...for the better might I add. The day this little charmer, I speak of myself of course, came into their lives. The day my brothers and sister got the best gift anyone could ever give them, the cutest little sister in the world. It wasn't until I was born, that my family of 6 was complete. It was a happy birthday indeed...

July 4th: America's birthday. Yes, I was lucky enough to be born near America's birthday, which makes me feel like my birthday celebration lasts for days! (of course, I'm just a little less cool than my sister in law Kari who was born on this day). The 4th of July has to be one of my favorite holidays: BBQ's, mountains, water parties, FIREWORKS, junk food. And no work. Best. Summer holiday. EVER.

July 15th: The day all of us Harry Potter fans have been waiting for. The day the last movie comes out. On the one hand, we finally get to see how it ends (even though the folks who have read it already know how it ends, but now we get to SEE it.) On the other hand, this is it. No more books, no more movies. Harry Potter will soon become a thing of the past like Lord Of The Rings. (doesn't mean it will be less cool though). Bittersweet really. That's what I hate about bittersweet chocolate. I don't even...what's the point of that? Why not just sweet? Who are you helping?

July 23rd: The day our daughter is due. The day that makes everything else big in this month, a little less big. Yes, this is more big even than my birthday AND the last Harry Potter movie. I'm talking about having a kid here!! A real-life all my very own little baby girl. Sam and I have to take care of this little girl. She will be 100% completely and totally dependent on us. We feed her, we change her, we put her to sleep, we bath her. We are becoming parents! She is ours FOREVER!! Pretty heavy if you ask me. And also pretty awesome.

July 24th: Second best Holiday in July. More BBQ's, more mountain time, more water parties, more junk food, more fireworks. Though maybe this year i'll be sitting this holiday out. Still love it though.

And lastly, I can't forget to mention July 31st: The day the second most important boy in my life made his entrance into this world.(Sam is the first FYI) The day 'The Boy Who Lived' was born. That's right, I speak of Harry James Potter. Because of his birth, my nose got sucked so far into a book for the first time in my life. Sure, I read and enjoyed books before, but never with any other book before this did one completely caputre my whole imagination. And has kept my imagination going ever since. Thank you JK Rowling, for making Harry's birthday in such a fantastic month.