Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jake's birth story

Okay, its late and I should be sleeping but i wanted to write this really quick since people have been asking.

Birth Story of Jacob Eugene:

Tuesday night I started having some strong braxton Hicks that were about 6-8 minutes apart. So we decided to go into the hospital. They decided to admit me since I was dilated to a 4 and about 80% effaced. but then about 2 hours later they checked me again and I hadn't progressed, so they released me.
I labored pretty much all day Wed the same way. my contractions never got real regular and still never hurt. We went to bed that night and at about 330am I woke up with a painful contraction, and went to the bathroom and had some light bleeding, so I woke up Tyler and said it was time! So we called our neighbor and she graciously came over and slept on our couch so we could go to the hospital. We got there at about 4am and they checked me and I was at a 5 and 90% effaced. Baby's head was very low and locked into position, so they admitted me again. I walked the halls and bounced on a ball and did everything I could to progress. They came in an hour later and I was at a 6! So they said for sure I was going to have this baby today. So they decided to go ahead and get my epidural hooked in so I would have relief from the pain. Unfortunately it didn't matter how much they pumped into me, it was NOT working. I had no relief. at about 945am Doctor Wellman came in and broke my water. ouch... she came back in at like 1030am and checked me and I wasn't quite all the way to a 10 but said if I wanted to push I could. at like 1040 I felt that first STRONG urge to push. They all came in and the contraction started.... and with that, he was here! Haha... yes ladies and gentlemen, my son was born with only 5 minutes of pushing. Jacob Eugene Haas was born at 1045am on November 17th 2011. He was 6lbs 15oz and was 19 3/4 inches long.
Since my placenta didn't come out right away, they had to manually pull it out, this process took about 45 minutes. 45 minutes of pure pain and torture. Then they put a stitch in me and that was that. I was able to hold my baby boy and he was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect moment I had been waiting for. He was healthy and perfect in every way. Tyler, Lucy and I could not be happier.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Little man

I will write more about the birth later but I just wanted to share this picture. Isn't he just the best thing ever? I can't get enough.

We are having a fun weekend celebrating Lucy's birthday (pictures to come)

Love you all!

Monday, November 14, 2011

2 weeks to go... maybe

Maybe you are all getting sick of me updating, but I have no family in town to talk to haha. Another appointment today and got some interesting news. Dr Wellman wasn't going to check my cervix today, but then we decided to go ahead and do it. I am now dilated to a good 3 and 50% effaced. That means, if you remember from Wed. that in less than a week I went from no effacement to 50% and  dilated another 1 1/2 cm. That is pretty darn quick. She seemed to think that this baby will come earlier than the 28th, even could come any day! i am now becoming nervous. LOL! we just got everything settled for the 28th. Grandma Haas flies in on the 29th. welp. I guess babies have their own agenda and neither I or anyone else can tell him when to come. Tyler is super excited and is waiting by his phone at work, he is hoping he is on the phone when I text him and he gets to tell the customer, "can you call back and talk to someone else, my wife is in labor" haha... We do however have such great friends that are willing and ready whenever we need them to take Lucy, so at least I don't have to worry about that!

My one hope is that he either comes before Lucy's birthday (like in the next day or two) or waits till next week when I don't have any school for Thanksgiving break. But we shall see. Either way, Jacob is coming when he is ready!

OH, and I also weighed in 3lbs lighter! Go me... LOL

Saturday, November 12, 2011

37 weeks

HOLY COW! Look at that belly! I have to do double takes when i look in the mirror.

I am getting more sore by the day. Although I have only gained the minimum, I feel huge. Its a good thing they are inducing me... I do NOT want to go late with this belly. His head is so low, Tyler thinks I will come early, but I HIGHLY doubt it. 2 weeks and 2 days left and we will have our baby boy to snuggle!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Jacob Update

So I had my Doctor appointment today and we went over the ultrasound results from Monday. The good news is Baby Boy is doing GREAT! All of my non-stress tests have been awesome, baby moves so much and is very active. In the last month 1/2 I have only gained 1 pound. Which means I have only gained 20lbs this whole pregnancy! But Baby is growing awesomely (word?) He is measuring at 6lbs 8oz. He is head down, his head is really low, and I am now 1 1/2 cm dilated.

 The other good news? Well I am being INDUCED on the 28th of November. I will go in Monday night and hopefully have a baby by the end of Tuesday!

I know I was excited about doing things naturally, but this way Tyler can schedule his Paternity leave and His mom can schedule her flight and won't have to worry about someone being able to watch Lucy at a moments notice. This is only 5 days early, but he is already 61/2 lbs and there is still 3 weeks left... so they are just going to go ahead and induce labor to make sure he doesn't get REALLY big.

The bad news? well I have a test on the 2nd of December. BOO! School will be interesting, but thankfully all of my teachers have been pretty understanding so far, so I'm hoping they will all be on board with this and help me out.

Well... that's it!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

aches and pains

I know this comes with the territory of being pregnant, but i am serious, I don't remember it being like this with Lucy. So if you don't care to listen to my complaining, just skip this post.

I am really trying to keep up with my exercising but it is super hard when I can't hardly walk. I'm pretty sure gravity is my worst enemy right now. Every time I stand up or even try to get up, it hurts so bad i just really would rather lay down until I go into labor.I have never felt this pain before. With Lucy I had a lot of back pains, but not with this little guy. Its all in my pelvic floor, maybe he has a really big head, but I cannot wait to get him out of there. The thing is, that i don't know exactly what it is from, am I weaker now than I was with Lucy? Are my muscles not strong enough to support him? Or is it that everything is just stretched out from having Lucy? If anyone has any advice to give on this subject i would really love it if you would share. I still have 4 weeks left and I don't want to be completely miserable. Plus I still have to muster up the strength to go to school 3 times a week.

Ultrasound tomorrow, and non-stress tests on Tuesday and Thursday, and Dr. apt on Wednesday. Busy week ahead, i will post again soon!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

For a Good Laugh-

Tyler and I literally cried while laughing to this video.... No matter how many times you watch... it's still FUNNY!!!!

almost there

LOOK!!!     ^       UP THERE! 

We moved into the last stage of pregnancy! This is so exciting!