Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Birth Story

At my Dr's appt Monday, March 22, Dr and I went over my birthplan. I ended up wanting to change a few things so she made scratches thru it and said to edit it and bring it to Monday, March 29's appt. I planned to. She hadn't turned at that time. My cervix was soft and anterior, but no other progress since she was still transverse and not putting pressure down. Ultrasound on Thursday showed she flipped sometime since Monday. Friday night we're doing stuff around the house and get to bed around 2am.

Bright and early (6:30am) my water breaks. I do some laundry because we weren't totally finished with everything. At about 7:30am I start feeling contractions 2 min apart and lasting about 1 min so they started pretty quick and intense. We hang out for about another half hour and then head to the birthing center at the hospital.

At 8:30am, I was 2 cm dilated and told my Dr was out of town, so unsigned birthplan goes out the window...I was pretty upset. Dr. on-call read my plan, told the nursing staff that she was only comfortable letting me get out of bed to get on the birthing ball, but I had to remain hooked up to the heartrate monitor, contrax monitor and IV...but that was it! My Dr was allowing me to get up and walk around, labor in tub, intermittent monitoring, this was quite the change.

I labored in bed with meds until about 5-6cm which was just more than I could handle since I attended 12 wks of Bradley Method classes of stretches and all. It hurt too bad just lying in bed. Her heartrate actually wasn't being picked up well on the monitor, so they had to insert this little screw antenna thing (I forget the name) into her scalp so I couldn't even sit up for an extended period of time, even though it felt better. So I opted to get an epidural.

4-5 hours later the epidural started wearing off once I got to about 8cm so I asked the anesth. nurse to only put another surge and not a continuous flow on since my goal was an unmedicated birth. He did but my legs and body felt completely aware. I had them on the side of the bed sitting up during contractions, moving around.

When I hit 10cm, they contacted the Dr (they'd been in contact all day with her) and she was "heading" up to the hospital. I waited a good 45 minutes with her ready to come out before I just couldn't hold her in anymore and the nurse and tech delivered her. She had a funky conehead from me holding her half out for what felt like forever. Luckily, her heartrate stayed great so there was no concern.

I told them I couldn't wait anymore for the damn Dr and she they said "Let's go." I pushed once and heard them suctioning her mouth out. They said push once more and she came flying out.

I did have a small tear that the Dr showed up just in time to repair that required a couple stitches. She went to stitch me and I squeeled in some pain. She said "I'm sorry. I thought you had an epidural." Yeh, but that wore off 2cm and 45 min of pushing ago! So I had to get some more local meds and wait for that to kick in so I saw the dr for all of about 5 min. Lotta good she did!

Catching up...

Sunday, March 14
Had a wonderful shower with tons of family and friends at my aunt and uncle's house. Our last one for this pregnancy.

Monday, March 15
I took off work to visit Babies R Us and buy any more necessities for our bebe's arrival. We also finish up the nursery -- for the most part.

Still going to the chiro this week to try and get bebe to flip.

Monday, March 22
Dr's appt. Bebe's still transverse (sideways), but my Dr still thinks she can flip. If she doesn't a C-Section will be mandatory. I'm not dilated any, but my cervix is soft and anterior so my Dr believe as soon as she flips, we'll have a little one on the way! We schedule an ultrasound for that Thursday.

Thursday, March 25
She flipped!!!!!! They predict her to be about 7lbs.

Saturday, March 27
The big day! Look for the "Birth Story" post next...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

maternity pictures

clicky to make me and my bellah lifesize...

Monday, March 8, 2010

Second to last nursery post

We did a lot in the nursery this weekend. I'll probably make one more post next week or so with everything. I still have to put up the decal, valence, etc.

Glider nook next to crib

Dresser with mirror and perfect hooks courtesy of Hobby Lobby. Lamp was blue and clearanced at Wal-Mart. I totally spraypainted it! My old jewelry box.


Nameblocks that I'll put the letters that make up her name when I decide what her name is.

Artwork I painted using ideas floating in my head and from some fabric that I didn't use in the quilt off Etsy.

Artwork above crib...

Stuffed tiger that has her heartbeat recorded in it. Cute, but useless! lolz

Friday, March 5, 2010

I wish I knew what was going on

TMI and no paragraphs since I'm on my phone. I'm feeling really weird. It seems like something is up. Last night we went to dinner with DH's parents since it was his birthday. When I ran to the bathroom (ok, waddled) before the drive home, I noticed the crotch of my pants were wet. Noticeably wet as I was wearing grey capris. I had soaked thru the liner. Did the smell check. Wasn't sweet so I blocked it with my purse on the walk to the car. I wake up this morning with irregular but painful BHs towards the top of my belly. I had one really strong one like this on Wednesday in which my reaction stopped a whole lunch meeting. It caught me off guard and hurt like a biotch. I've had several this morning and they're quite painful. More than the average pull or pain, but of course not unbareable. Well, I just went to the bathroom and I had some brown spotting. I haven't had any in the least bit with this pregnancy. Add in all the swelling I've had this week and I just don't know what's going on. I hate calling the dr because normally there's nothing wrong or that they can do. Is this little one coming early? I want her healthy, but I'd totally love her coming sooner rather than later. I'm just so tired of puking almost everyday and the numbness is killing me. End rant.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

She get it from her momma!

Here's our lil girl at 33w1d...


She kept her foot by her mouth the whole time. She's got daddy's BIG feet!

And looks like her momma's lips, cheeks (with possible dimples) and nose.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Nursery pics...

Crib and glider are done...
Aren't these the cutest frames?
And I LOVE this mirror!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In triage

Haven't felt the bebe move much today so I called the dr. Was instructed to come in for fetal monitoring so here I lay, naked in a gown, drinking juice, strapped up. Nurses here are really nice! Bebe's looking good. Now she moves some, drama queen! Not as much as usual though.

Nursery Update

An update in mostly pics because I'm lazy and getting sick...

Fugly green carpet

DH and BIL pulling up said carpet

It's a beige, beige house now!

I need a light in the closet...

I'm happy, I really am, but...

My only childness may be coming out a lil....

Flashback to Dec 2006. Our announcement that we're engaged the day I graduate college. SIL and now BIL dated for about 10ish years at the time, eng for 8..approximately! No date ever set or really any intentions on getting married anytime soon. We have my grad party and surprise we're engaged too! lol. At the frickin' party she says "Yeh, we wanna get married soon too. When y'all thinking?" I say June a year and a half from then, b/c we had talked about that in advance. She says, "Yeh we're thinking April that year, 2008." Figures, gotta beat us. She lolligags while I plan our wedding....the week after we get married they set the date for Dec of 08. I plan the wedding being as that's what I do on the side. She couldn't be the only one not married. Kinda peeved me.

We had talked here and there about TTC and then we get pg this past July and tell family in August sometime. Lo and behold Sept they want to start TTC. Whatever. Well, she tried to stop BCP but her acne acted up so she decided to postpone it...b/c there's not a thing called pg acne, is there? Duh. Anyway, she's a partier, always out with her friends while her DH is working or at home. Never invites him anywhere. They stop TTC until Dec and she gets on Clomid b/c she has a feeling she doesn't ovulate. She works at a OBGYN so he wrote her a script without any tests, etc....she tells me this was her plan to get on meds right away. I'm slightly judgey there! So in Dec they start trying again but her DH has an injury around O time leaving them unable to TTC. So Jan is their first official month of TTC and she just texts me she's pg. 3.5 weeks along.

It seems like DH and I can never enjoy these moments in our life b/c anytime we announce something it's like she's gotta show us up and join the crowd. It's just annoying. I wish them the best and I really am happy for them. They're hoping for multiples so this will be her only pg, b/c she doesn't wanna "get fat twice." This is another reason they started her out on Clomid since the beginning. :/

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

i suck

This I know. I think of blogs at the most inopportune time and then forget when in front of the computer.

To catch up: I'm 27 wks now. WTF? Almost 3rd tri????

Started on the nursery which I'll post some pics on, I promise. Hopefully, we'll get the carpet down this weekend so that we can actually put together the crib and get things going in there.

Glucose test tomorrow. No fun.

Been going to Bradley Method classes, all of 2. Just 10 more to go! But then that means the bebe will be here then...eeek!

And it's frickin' cold here! I live in the south and we've had 20 degree (or lower) weather for the past few weeks. Not cool.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Birthing class tomorrow

I have my first of 12 Bradley Method classes tomorrow night. I'm really excited but kinda upset that DH won't be able to attend the regular classes. My mom will be coming with me tomorrow and to the classes that talk about coaching as she will be in the delivery room with me and DH works nights. But, the instructor said there will be a lot for me to take home to him and we can practice stuff. Anyway, sorry for my lack of posting! I've had a lot going on so lots to post! :)