Saturday, June 29, 2013

38 weeks

AND LIFT OFF!! Yay, Kasen came right on time. Daddy said he had to wait until after his training on Thursday and he decided to come Friday morning. I will tell the whole story later, when I am not on these drugs.  So here is a picture overload to hold you until then. He is the cutest thing. So far we have hardly heard him cry, he may still be tired from the fast birth, but i can't blame him. Mommy is so tired also.

Last belly picture before delivery

The board in our delivery room. LOVED our RN, Michelle. she was the best!

First pic, on my belly. First reaction.... TINY!!

Tyler fell in love instantly. I haven't seen him like this with any of the other kids. I think these two are going to have a special bond.

All cleaned up and smelling so yummy!

I am obsessed with his LONG fingers and toes. So cute.

Eyes open. I think I can count on one hand how many times this has happened in the last 40 hours.

First of the kids that likes a binky... May come in handy.

Headed home! Look how small.

The kids. Lucy is loving up on him all the time. Jake still is a little rough. We are going to have to teach him gentle real quick! He likes to tickle baby toes, and he likes to watch the baby faces.

We are so grateful to all who helped us these last two days. Our neighbors, Stacey and Cole. They took care of the kids, fed them, put them to bed. We seriously couldn't have done this without you. We are very fortunate to have you in our lives now. My visiting teacher who has cooked us meals, visited us in the hospital, and watched our kids for a few hours. Liz Davenport, thanks for taking your turn with the kids as well, you are such a great friend. All in all this was the smoothest and fastest pregnancy and birth. I feel so blessed and I couldn't be happier right now. Well... I am off to bed.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

37 weeks ... OUCH!

I am mostly writing this for my own records, so if you don't want to read a bunch of whining, skip this post!

Bonnie... we are 37 weeks along. Doc says you are dilated to a 1 and 20% effaced. So we are not moving along very fast. Although I was like that with Jake and then progressed to a 3 by the next appointment. He was born at 37 1/2 weeks remember???

Pains, OH the pains. Whoever said having a baby was a fun time in life was so wrong. This pregnancy has been by far the worst. Forget about exercising, I can barely move! and sleeping, almost impossible. Everytime I turn in bed I feel like my body may split in half. I have been having the most terrible pains in my lower extremities. I honestly don't think I can last 3 more weeks. But alas... its all up to Kasen. He is technically full term now. so he would be fine if he was born tonight, but I unfortunately have no control over that part of it.

Hormones. Yep got them. I am hoping to avoid the whole postpartum crap this time around, and trying to breastfeed and having that pressure has been one factor that has lead to it. Whether it be my own pressure or pressure from family. I have thought for months about this decision, I have prayed and contemplated everything. This is not a decision that was made lightly. But it is one that I do not wish to talk about again outside of this blog because I know everyone has their opinion. I just have to be able to take care of me to be able to take care of my kids. So just know... I don't want to talk about it this time around. I am going to pump until my milk has gone and I can live with the pain, and give the baby whatever I pump. But other than that he will be bottle fed. Both my kids were formula fed and they are perfectly healthy and fine.

The other day I was reading back to Jake's birth and pregnancy and it seems like I had some of the same things. I just don't remember. That is one of God's blessings I guess. but if this repeat of signs is any indication I will be glad to have this baby in the next week! I highly doubt that will happen though.

We do have family coming into town (Shane and Katelyn) on the 2nd of July (my birthday) so I am very excited for that, it would be nice to have him out by then just so they will be able to meet him and hold him brand new, plus to not be huge a pregnant for my birthday.... yeah I would take that in a heartbeat!

I have gone through the nesting phase, everything is ready. Except maybe my floors. Why is it that the second you clean them, they get dirty again. I keep thinking, yeah this will be the last time I will have to mop and vacuum before baby, but no... baby is not here and they need to be mopped again! I know I just need to relax and not rush this thing, but that is so easy for you to say.

The next picture will probably be right before i check into the hospital.... hopefully I will remember to take a picture.

With Love and a sore body.... Me.

Friday, June 7, 2013

35 weeks

 Yep, we are on the home stretch now~

I have been having more braxton hicks contractions every day. I am pretty sore, so i can feel that this baby is low. I have been trying to go for walks to try and ease the pain. Sleeping is getting harder. Everything is pretty much ready for him. I have gotten all the clothes and bed out for him. I just need a sheet for the pack n play, socks, and diapers. After I get those he can come ANY time :) Although I haven't packed a hospital bag yet, or the kid's bags. But i still have at least a couple of weeks.

I do however have plans for the kids and where they will stay while ty and I are at the hospital, which is a HUGE load off my mind!! So for now I am just trying to enjoy the hot weather with the kids!