Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Finally an Update! 6 Days Deep.

I had Landon Robert on Thanksgiving morning at 3:59 AM. My water had broken the morning before at 7:30. At 12:30 my Dr. office called and informed me I had Strep B and needed to be at the hospital getting antibiotics. By 2:00 I arrived at the hospital and was hooked up with an IV and the monitors. My contractions did not pick up for a few hours and by then I was only 2 cm. I was miserable that it was taking that long since Logan came so quickly.. My contractions stopped at that point.. by 9 or 10:00 PM I was hooked up to Pictocin. From there things moved much more quickly. I got my Epi by 11:00 and by 3:00 I was more then ready to be pushing. They had me try a practice push and stopped my half way into it. The doctor rushed in to get dressed and set up..Less then 10 minutes and 3 pushes later my son was born. I had no tears, only a rug burn type. He was born 6 pounds 10 ounces and 19 3/4 inches. Very similar in height and weight to my first son and both were born at 37.3 weeks gestation.

Life has been a bit wild at home. I am waking every 45 minutes to an hour to feed the little man and getting up with a toddler freaking out.. Being dog tired, dealing with a few

Logan is having a difficult time going down for naps and sleeping. He life has been turned upside down and he is feeling it(poor guy). He has been waking a ton at night and all together refusing to go down all together.

Landon is nursing a ton.. he goes for short periods of time but often. he was not gaining well at first so we had to go back for a weight check. He is doing great as of today. Gained more then enough in the last 2 days :) (WAY TO GO)!!!
Now I am looking forward to each day getting a little easier.

I will likely not be a great blogger in the up coming weeks but I hope to get back in touch in a week or so :)

Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

38 Week Apointment

So, I went to my appointment hoping and praying for some progress. NADA!!!! Still long, high, tight and close to unreachable. Dr. wished me luck and said have lots of sex ;)
Rob was not totally unhappy to hear that. Anyway, I am still hoping the end is nearer then 40 weeks. Let the games begin.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

37 Weeks or SOOOO and Still Trucking Along

So, I recently remembered that I made up my LMP date. I could not remember when it was so I picked a week I thought that it may have been and went with that. I also refused the first ultrasound, which they date the pregnancy by. Now that was not intentional. I just spoke up about not really needing it because my date would probably change 10 times anyway and they said fine.. OPPS!!! I have been measuring prety accurate through the pregnancy, so, it seems like I was right on.

Either way......I am offically truly ready to be done! There is no need to feel like this so I give up. I have an appointment on Tuesday and I might lose it if I have no progress at all. The pain, pressure and hemriods are just out of control.

Getting up from the floor or bed or, AT THIS POINT, even sitting sends sharp pains up the whoo haaa. My ARSE throbs. I have to stop and catch my breath often. I have a lot of trouble eating dinner with out spilling since I can't pull my chair in. I can't reach the sink to wash dishes without getting wet. I can't empty a shopping cart or washing machine without almost killing myself adn this nameless child inside of me. Sleeping is a joke and nothing I wear is comfortable anymore. Oh well.. Who doesn't feel like this at the end?? Right????

Oh and Logan reacted to his vacination he got 10 days ago. He has had rash and fever of 100+ for three days. I hope he is doing better tomorrow. He is not himself and sad most of the days :(

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Some Logan Moments

I had been meaning to add something about Logan learning to walk in here. So in October the little man took his first steps..He now is walking around in circles and furthur distances. Little dare devil. But, he still reverts to crawling to get where he wants to go in a hurry :)
He also got his first black eye last month. After ripping the pillows off the couch, he attempted to walk over them to the coffee table.. They slipped and so did he. Poor little guy wacked his eye on the coffee table on the way down. He slept terrible for days after. I am sure it was throbbing and he was not a huge fan of incing it.
Here are a few pictures of his eye. I know that they are hard to see but I think you can enlarge them to see.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I don't have much to add the last few days..

I have had a tough time sleeping due to a husband coming to bed late after playing video games, a dog whining to go out in the middle of the night, a cat tossing toys around the house in the wee hours of the morning, and a toddler who sleeps terrible when his naps have been disturbed that day. Oh, and I had false labor all night on Sun. from 3:00-6:00 am I was contracting every 5-10 minutes. Enough to catch my breath and make my lungs feel tight. So I lay there for hours thinking about all the things I still needed to do and what if it turned to real labor.. So rather then depress my self by going into any further detail I am just stopping and not blogging till I have something better to say :)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

36 week appointment and other gripes

I measured 36 weeks, have gained 21 pounds, bp fine, I find out about strep B tomorrow,and nothing as far as progress. I was really hoping for some slight dilation or something to keep my hopes up. I only have a week or so left in me. :)

I have been walking my arse off every week trying to get out with the Logan and the dog 3-5 times a week.. depending on the weather. I feel so much better about myself and mentally better when I can get out. Although uncomfortable and at times I have to stop momentarily. I fight through the sharp shooting crotch pains.. Someone explain to me why those are necessary!?!? I mean come on, like we are not already dealing with enough difficulty..constipation, hemorrhoids, peeing yourself daily, separating pelvis, the inability to get up off the floor or to roll over in bed, sex and shaving are both unheard of at this point, swelling, along with all the little jabs, kicks and other bouncing bodily parts to your intestines, bladder and other areas. Oh did I mention leaking boobs???? SO on top of that do we really need the sharp crotch pains?? I think not!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Tackling the Wilderness!

First let me say this..... NO I DO NOT HAVE ANY SHAME!!!!

Ok, my stomach is so round and hard and making it beyond impossible to see what is beneth it. I can not shove it or nudge it aside to help my case. I have offically not been able to shave for over a week. Now the trouble is.. I have an appointment with the OB on Thursday and we are at the point where I would prefer to be prepared and neat for the ocassion. So, since I can't do it myself and Rob refuses to help me out in that department I had to get creative. I asked him to hold a mirror for me. He finally agreed after a long conversation, that sounded something like this.
Rob:Do they make you save?
Me: No, they don't MAKE me.
Rob: So, you don't have to?
Me: If you had to examine the lower region of many women each day what would you hope for? (yes, right as I said it I realized I was asking the dumbest thing ever!)
Rob: I would want a variety (as he laughs like mad)!

Anyway he agreed and I'll let you know how it turns out. :)

Friday, November 2, 2007

I should do this more often

I got together with some friends from my old job (special education).. both current employees and past. I was actually shocked at the number of ladies who showed up. Kim-used to be speech -now at a new school, Kris-used to be teacher - now principal, Kristen-used toi be teacher now -reading specialist, Erin, Jen, Lauren all teachers, and me and Mandy - x-teachers.

I had missed a variety of ocassions so I felt I needed to try to make up for it ;)
WE had soo much food: shrimp cocktail, spinach and artichoke dip, keilbasa, calzone, quesadilla, veggies and dip, buffalo chix dip, and fruit with dip.. Logan's girlfriend Ella came to hang out for a couple of hours and he had a blast entertaining the ladies.

Anyway, someone mentioned needed some booties for a baby coming and it started a rampage.. I ended the night with 5 orders and over $100 in sales. I should get them all drunk more often :)

I still miss my job a lot :( but I also don't miss the stress and drama. I took my job way too seriously I think .