Sunday, October 21, 2007

Introducing Chase Parker

He was born Friday at 2:28 am
He weighed 7 lbs 14 oz and was 20-1/4 inches long.

Labor and delivery went well and only lasted about 5-1/2 hours. Chase had a bit of trouble breathing and had to have oxygen and his mouth and nose had to be deep suctioned out. My midwife thinks he may have swallowed a bit of fluid on his way out and that's what caused the breathing problems. He did start getting better that morning, and he was nursing really well, so she wasn't too worried after she got him to pink up and his sucking reflex going.
We went back to see her on Saturday, and she checked him over really well, and he's perfectly fine now. He is a bit Jaundiced from being 2 weeks early, but it's nothing a couple of sun baths a day, for a week or so won't fix.
He loves to eat, and he loves to sleep during the day, but not at night quite yet. However Saturday night was a lot better than Friday night. We'll have to work on getting his day's and night straightened out, but if that's the least I have to worry about with him than I am happy. :)

Gavin and Dylan love him, and want to hold him all the time. They are great helpers, and love to run and get me things for him. They didn't want to go to bed on Friday night, because they wanted to stay up and hold him. I had to convince them that he was still going to be here in the morning! I'm just glad that they are taking to him so well, and not fighting for my attention... yet that is. I have a feeling Dylan isn't going to like him being here so much after daddy goes back to work, and he doesn't have one of us paying attention to him all day. We shall see, I sure hope that won't be the case.

I am doing well, my uterus prolapsed, but nothing extremely serious. I do have to take it really easy, and I'm not allowed to vacuum, or mop for a month, and I cannot pick up Gavin and Dylan for at least 6 weeks. I have to lay on my stomach 3-6 times a day for at least 30 minutes and do kegle exercises for the next six weeks or longer to strengthen the muscles and keep my uterus where it's supposed to be. So basically I can't do a whole lot, and will probably go crazy over the next month and a half!

Here are a few pics of the boys with the new baby, and a link to some pictures my mom took on Friday.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Suprise, suprise, suprise!

My parents got us a new computer!!!!!!!!

Although it was a huge suprise to get it this soon, I knew that they were probably planning on getting us one for Christmas because my mom was quizzing me on "if" we were to get a computer would we want a desktop, or a laptop. She's too funny, not very sneaky though :)
But I am finally back in business, and now have no excuses (well, that is until the baby comes.... which should be by the weekend!!) for not updating my stuff, and replying to every one's emails.
So you have my parents to thank for getting me up and going again!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Finally it's updated!

I'm so sorry that it's been forever since I last updated my blog. My computer is still out of commission, so I'm still using my mom's. It's not as easy to get over here and update things as often as I would like to, but it's going to be this way for a while.
I am going to try and be better at doing a few shorter updates here and there, that way I don't have to sit here for 2 hours trying to get everything done! And then my mom and dad don't have to entertain my boys all night :)
I have a prenatal appointment on Tuesday and if I am dilated to at least a 2 my midwife can strip my membranes, and hopefully we'll have a new baby a few days after that. I will hopefully be able to get back on after that appointment and let y'all know what the news is.

Some Pictures I've taken

My sister wanted me to take some pictures of Addison so she came over last week, and these are a few of the pictures that I took that turned out. We are going to have to try again on the pictures of all three girls. They just weren't in the mood to have their pictures taken :)
After we got done with their pictures, and they headed home I took some of the boys and my big 'ol belly.

Gavin's First Day of School

Gavin started preschool in September, and he loves it! I wasn't sure how he would react to being left in a room full of kids, and with a teacher he didn't know. But he eased all my fears when as we were walking up to the door of the school he asked "Mom? You and Dylan are leaving aren't you?"! He had absolutely no problem at all.
The only problem we encountered on that day was getting Dylan to leave the classroom! Leaving his brother wasn't the problem, it was leaving all the really cool toys behind. Once we got over that hurdle, the day went really well.

Dylan loves being home with just mommy for a couple hours, and well, I have to admit, it's kinda nice just being able to spend some time with Dylan and see him play so nicely by himself, and not have to break up a fight every two minutes.

Here are some of the pictures from his first day.

Gavin and Isabelle (our neighbor) who was also going to school for the first time.

Gavin and his teacher Mrs. Daigle

I'm an Aunt (again)!!

Addison Grace was born September 10th, and weighed in at a whopping 8 lbs, 11 oz. And she was 2 weeks early! My sister's baby's are usually about 6.5 to 7 pounds, so this was quite a different birth for her.

She was a real trooper through the entire labor and birth. She had her at home, and things went pretty well. There was a time where she stalled out, and wasn't progressing, but thanks to a very experienced midwife, and her well trained brain she got things moving along again, and once she did Addy was here in just a few minutes. To which Anita was very thankful for :)

32 Weeks!

32 weeks and continuing to "blossom" as most of the older women who comment on my looks put it when the see me. Which is really sweet, but you know they're really thinking "Holy moley, she looks like she's going to explode!"
So far so good though, I'm starting to have some crampiness (not a word.. I know) when I'm active, but I've been told that's a good thing, and it's my body trying to get things moving (yay!!).
My prenatal appointments have been going really great, and I am now taking borage oil to help soften up my cervix. I have gained a total of 23 pounds, but I feel like I've gained about 50.
We are all getting really excited as the 16th of October closes in and we will (hopefully) be able to see this little guy soon after that date :)