It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. And to be honest, that is partly due to adding a little girl to our family and partly due to my lack of owning a computer. When I left my old job, I had to give back my trusting HP. I loved that computer and loved even more that Deloitte always updated it with a newer HP every two years. That computer would let me edit photos all day long and never once froze. Well my new job came and so did a computer that doesn’t really support all my photo editing needs. We are currently saving up for a home computer, an iMac to be exact. I think we will buy refurbished but only two things standing in our way; hospital bills and our remaining school loans. Side thought, why are epidurals so expensive? Hospitals act like it’s a commodity. I needed that bad boy. Also side note, Payten’s hospital bill was a total of $100 less than mine. She slept in a plastic bin. I slept in an old bed. Both equally uncomfortable but not sure why the rates were practically the same. The Container Store doesn’t even sell bins that expensively. I would have brought my own. Just saying.
Back to blogging. I miss it. I tried to journal more this past summer when I knew I had to take a break from blogging but truth be told, it doesn’t happen. I forget or misplace my journal or fall asleep to writing (actually happened more times than one). So even though my posts on here won’t be as frequent as they use to be (until I can get a computer), I love having this blog as a way to journal our family’s growth.
So since I last posted, a couple of major things happened to our family. The biggest of all is we welcomed Payten Elizabeth into the world. The second biggest, Andy’s new job. But let’s focus on Payten here.
She was a quick delivery. I get embarrassed when people ask how labor was with her because I don’t want to tell them how easy it was. Quick overview: woke up Saturday morning with very very mild contractions lasting about 5-10 seconds. I thought it was gas but weird they came every 20 minutes or so. We had plans that Saturday to drop Liam off with my parents and head downtown Cincy for dinner and maybe the Beyonce/Jay Z concert to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. So around noon, we headed up to Dayton to make the drop. There was a neighborhood garage sale in my parents neighborhood so my mom, sister and I decided to shop a little. It got cut short by the rain and the fact that when I was walking, the contractions never stopped. At this point they were lasting about 20 seconds but very close together. I told Andy we probably should head back to Cincy just to be safe in case Payten were to arrive. With a quick stop at Andy’s mom’s to get the title for the Jeep (we had sold it a few days prior), we headed down to Cincy, made a stop at Jack in the Box realizing that our dinner plans might be diminished at this point. I ate a few fries but did not want greasy food if I was going to give birth in a few hours.
She was born at 9:57pm and long story short, Andy ended up going home to sleep that night. All those preparations were pointless as he even brought me clothes the next day that I had forgot to pack.
Life with Payten has been amazing. Liam has taken to her really well.