Monday, November 1, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
At the Apple Orchard 9/6/10
Getting Ready to go watch Dad coach football 9/3/10
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I will proably say this everytime, but I cannot believe we have an 8 week old. He is changing every day and Im loving every single second of it. He went to the pool for the first time, for about 10 mins, he LOVE it! He had his first holiday, The 4th of July, we went to a family cookout. He is smiling everyday, big ol baby grins, all day long...I cant get enough of those. He also follows people and objects with his eyes, his laughs when you play peek a boo, and he smiles when you kiss him on his cheek. He def knows his mom and dad. He loves to sleep on our chests and us holding him. He is starting to like his swing and bouncy seat. He LOVES to be outside, to bad its been way to hot to take him out, when its cool I just sit outside with him and he looks around at the trees. He is rolling, not rolling over yet, but rolling up on both sides. He is a very mellow baby unless he gets hungry or his belly hurts, and then he will get fired up. He loves to listen to music, his faves are Jack Johnson and Notre Dame Band CD, he gets his feet kicking and just smiles....his dad thinks its pretty cool, secretly I know its just to music, he wouldnt care if was elevator music.....
Thursday, July 1, 2010
I cant believe I have a 5 week old...its crazy. Im loving every minute of it. I think every day I fall more and more in love with him, if thats even possible! I love being home with him everyday and look forward to each and everyday. He is staying awake a lot more during the day and smiling at me all the time. Each one melts my heart. He has outgrown his newborn clothes and newborn diapers, which makes me sad. Hes getting so big so fast. He loves music and listens to Jack Johnson in his crib. We still havent done overnight sleep in the crib, we are just not ready for that yet, but he does nap in there. His favorite place to sleep is on our chests. Hes getting up 2-3 times a night and sleeping 3-4 hours....which I cant complain about. But around 5am he is awake and ready to talk and play, and its a struggle for mom! He loves the outside, loves to watch the leaves on the trees and go for walks in his stroller, he also loves car rides, but watch out if the stroller or car stops, hes not happy! He also likes when I "wear" him in a carrier on my chest, I get so much housework done this way and he enjoys it. We have started tummy time and he is holding his head up so good. He eats like a horse and weighs a little over 9 lbs. He has his 6 week check up on Monday...I think he has to get one shot which I am not looking forward to. All and all, he is happy, healthy, and growing........I cant explain my love for him, its the most intense feeling ever, I cant get enough of him. Cecil always wants him when he gets home from work and even after being up with him all night and with him all day, I dont want to give him up! Who needs a shower, really? Hes the only one I see during the day...LOL okay Ill admit my 30 mins in the hot shower alone everyday is pretty nice......I will try and update more.......but for now Im gonna go enjoy my little boy and my grays dinner!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
So tomorrow our baby boy will be 3 weeks old...I cant believe it.....Going back 3 weeks ago today...the day before I had a disappointing doctors appt, I found out I had not progressed in 2 weeks, that my doctor would be out of the town when I hit 40 weeks and that I wouldnt be induced until a week after I thought....so I thought for sure I had 3 more weeks of being pregnant, well the next day (Tuesday the 25th) I just didnt feel like myself, I slept all afternoon and got up to get ready to catch a bus to track regional meet. About 20 mins before I was supposed to get on the bus, I was standing at the back door and my water broke, at the time I thought I just peed myself.....so Cecil called and I told him man I just peed all over myself...he said do you think maybe your water broke? LOL and it did, so he rushed home and I took a shower and packed our bags...we got to the hospital about 2 hours later and they confirmed my water had broke but I hadnt had any contractions and was still dilated at 2. So we walked the halls for a few hours and still nothing so in the middle of the night I started pitocin and the contractions started picking up and I dilated to about 4cm and then stayed there for what seemed like FOREVER, so they just kept uping my dose of pitocin...about 5 cm I asked for my epi and when I got it my blood pressure dropped and I felt like I was going to pass out...so I got another shot...then my legs went numb but I could still feel contractions, so I got another epi and same thing......but by this time I was at 8 cm and it was around 12 noon the next day so I had been in labor about 20 hours.......I then went from 8 to 1o pretty fast but when I got checked, Quinn had decided he wasnt ready and was moving up instead of down....then my doctor said the dreaded word...C-section, this is what I did not want to happen...I had been in labor for 21 hours and now I thought I was going to have to have a c-section.......but she gave me a change to push, she told me I was going to have to push like I had never done anything before because the baby was way up high.....so I took the challenge, they gave me a 3rd epidural and same thing happened legs went numb but could still feel contractions.....by this time babys heart rate was up, mine was down, blood pressure wasnt great, I had a fever.......but at 1:30 I started pushing and pushed till 3:12 when he was born, it was just me, my doctor, a nurse, and Cecil...it was the hardest, most challenging, most wonderful thing I have ever done. It was a life changing experience. Cecil was the best labor coach ever, I didnt do any classes or read any books, I just wanted to go into and do what the docs told me and what I felt was right, and it was the best experience. Cecil cut the cord and Quinn was placed on my chest...it took my a moment to gather my thoughts...this is the moment we had been waiting for for 6 years and I couldnt believe it was happening.....the entire thing is truly a miracle and our baby boy is a miracle and hes perfect and I thank God for him mulitple times a day........after gathering my thoughts, I found out that Quinn wasnt crying like he was supposed to, so he got taken to the NICU, I HATED it......thankfully he was only down there about 40 mins and everything was fine. The wonderful thing about my epidural not working is I didnt have to wear any monitors (expect babys heart) when I was pushing because I could feel my contractions and I was up walking about 15 mins after I was stiched up (I had a 2nd degree tear) I got to watch his first bath and it was great. We stayed at the hospital for 2 nights and then came home on that friday......I have been loving every moment so far...I cant get enough of him! We never gave up on our dreams of being parents and God never gave up on us. I will never ever complain again about the money, the shots, the medicines, the surgeries, the ultrasounds, the tests that it took to get him here, I would do it over a million times for him! Thank you everyone for your prayers, we could have never made it this far without everyones support and prayers......
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
In other pregnancy news...I have gained 25 lbs, yes I have been putting it on lately. Its proably because my 2 cravings are donuts and cereal...why cant I crave fruit or veggies?
I am offically waking up every 1-2 hours through-out the night, I guess its just practice for newborn schedule........
Well I got my first Mothers Day gift ever. I had flowers delievered and the card read "Happy First Mothers Day! Love Quinn" My husband and mother in law are great, I was no expecting anything. And usually I find things out because I am the one that does the banking so I see what Cecils spends money on and where, my his mom ordered them, so I had no clue. It was very sweet, I got a little teary eyed!
Well Quinns room is DONE! Now we are just waiting on him. It turned out pretty good for being an office a few months ago, its not even a real bedroom but his bedroom will be upstairs and master is down stairs on opposite ends of the house, and thats just to far away from me for right now. So eventually his bedroom will be upstairs, but for now its our "office."