Thursday, February 23, 2012

1 week old

So far, this has been he easiest week with a newborn that I ever thought possible.  God really knows that this mama had enough stress with the pregnancy.  Adilyn is the best baby ever.  I was thinking this morning that I'm sure there will be days when she is not perfect but she and Bailey both have been SO SO wonderful the past week.  Memaw found out that Adilyn had no newborn dresses and fixed that!  Here is her 1 week pictures (or the 2 I have taken so far) :)

I would also like to say that as of this morning I am 24 pounds UNDER where I started when I GOT pregnant!  That is SUPER crazy to me but the weight just keeps falling off.  I know this is due to breastfeeding and the fact that I was SUPER swollen.  And I STILL can't get my wedding rings on :(  I'm really missing them since I had to stop wearing them at about 13 weeks due to swelling.  Same thing happened with Bailey.  However, take a look at my all-back-to-normal ankles!  I love my tiny ankles!
So happy for the first week with our little miracle.  For those of you who may not know, the doctor told me to abort her at about 6 weeks.  She said my pregnancy wasn't viable.  Can you imagine had I listened to her?  I am so so so very thankful for Adilyn Cate!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Adilyn's birth story

This is mostly for me, but I like reading birth stories so maybe someone else out there does too.  On Thursday morning, I woke up at 2 to go to the bathroom.  My stomach was really tight but I thought nothing of it because I'd been having contractions for 3 weeks.  But, when I sat on the toilet and after I finished going, I felt this HUGE gush of water.  I immediately knew what had just happened.  Thank goodness I took my cell phone to the bathroom with me because it wouldn't stop.  When my water broke with Bailey (also in the middle of the night) it was just a trickle and I didn't leak a lot until I got to the hospital.  Anyway, I picked up my phone to call my husband who was asleep in the bedroom but he didn't answer.  So, I immediately picked up the phone and called my mother-in-law to let her know she needed to come over, and fast!  As much water as I was losing, I thought for sure Adi was coming VERY soon!  Then, I'm still sitting on the toilet leaking water and grabbed an old towel from under the bathroom sink, stuck it between my legs, and waddled into the bedroom to wake Zach up.  I'm sure it was a beautiful sight!  Zach got in the shower (b/c his mom lives 25 minutes away) and I wandered around wondering how I was going to get clothes on?  I finally decided I was just going to have to put clothes on and sit on the towel until we got to the hospital.  When Zach's mom was almost here I told him I was going to the car, but alas, I had to walk out to the driveway first to vomit everywhere.  (By the way, it feels so good to not be throwing up every morning anymore:))  When we got to the hospital about 2:40 I had started having a  few contractions but nothing new to what I had been feeling.  They tried to put me in an exam room just to make sure it really was my water that broke.  Then, when the nurse realized I was soaking a towel she decided they would just admit me.  DUH!  Anyway, about 3:00 I told them I HAD to have some food.  Even if it was crackers.  They checked my blood sugar and it was a little high from vomiting and not eating so they did bring me 4 saltines... WOW!  HAHA.  Then, it was time to get an IV.  IV's are my worst nightmare.  I am more worried about them then the actual delivery.  This definitely was a nightmarish experience also. The nurse came in and assured me that IV's are her "thing" and I would be fine.  She grabs the biggest needle I have ever seen ... NO LIE and started trying to find a vein.  Then, she lost the vein, and had to start over.  It hurt SO bad.  So, the 2nd time she actually gets in the vein then blows it (I am still sporting a HUGE bruise from it) and had to pull it out. SO, she moved to my right arm (which I told her to use in the first place) and tried again with no luck.  I was REALLY in pain at this point.  So, she found the house supervisor and she came and put the IV right where I originally asked and we had no problems from then on.  They checked my cervix and I was still at a 3.  She said they would start pitocin closer to the time for the doctor to arrive.  So, I tried to rest but I had too much adrenaline.  They let me take some nausea medicine and I felt better.  At 6:30 they started me on a VERY slow drip of Pitocin.  About 7 I was in MAJOR pain. SUPER hard contractions and dilating fast.  The doctor came in and said I was at a 5.  I asked for some IV pain meds and it helped with the pain a little.  A few minutes later they checked me and I was a 6.  I received 2 doses of pain meds in my IV between 7 and 9 am.  She said once I got to an 8 I couldn't have any more.  At 9:45 the nurse checked me one last time and I screamed as she moved the last little lip of my cervix around Adi's head.  Then, I started pushing.  25 minutes later, I was holding an 8 pound 8 ounce little girl.  I will not lie, it was excruciating, but she was well worth it, born at 37 weeks 4 days.  We are so in love with her.  Bailey thinks she is just wonderful as well!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Saturday we had my birthday party.  It was really fun.  It's very hard to find a Mario cake!  I wound up going to one of those video game stores close to our house and found the cake toppers.   They are not actually cake toppers but they worked just as well.  I spent too much money but it was worth it.  Then, I went to and found a plain cake and just had them write happy 30th birthday on it.  I know you are wondering why I bought my own cake... My husband was really sick.  He hardly got off the couch until about 4:30 (right before everyone showed up for the party).  Anyway, I took Bailey and we picked out the cake stuff.  The mushroom and ? box had candies in them so I let Bailey put some of them on the cake.  The figurines were 22 dollars!  (More than the cake, ha).  Here are some pictures.
                                                   We should have waited until I fixed my hair to take this.  Oh well!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Bailey and baby update

Bailey does NOT have a UTI.  I'm very glad but very irritated that I spent the money for a pointless doctor visit.  She loves to go to the doctor.  So, when she says she needs to go, we don't know if it's for real or not.  Next time she goes, she is getting 3 shots for school.  So... I don't think she will love it so much after that!

Now for an update on baby sister.  I had my last ultrasound yesterday.  I'm dilated to a 3 and thinning out.  The doctor said she is glad she's on call this weekend becuase she thinks she is going to see us.  So far, not much going on in the way of contractions.  I've even looked online to see how to induce labor safely, haha.  However, I'm not really willing to try any of those things.  Also, something fun, the doctor could see lots of hair on little sister's head yesterday.  I'm hoping for a curly blonde (like Zach and I were when we were little).  How Bailey wound up with dark straight hair, I don't know!  I guess it's not a huge surprise, Zach and I are both dark headed now but mine is WAY curly.  Adilyn weighed 6 pounds 10 oz at yesterday's ultrasound.  But, they say that can be a pound either way.  However, she weighed an estimated 5 pounds 2 oz at the last ultrasound so I do know she has gained at least 1 pound 8 oz over the past week and a half.  Hopefully she is born soon!  I am BEYOND ready!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

I have arrived...

At 30!  When I was 18 I had no idea my life would be like this at 30!  I'm happy though!  I thought for sure I would have all of my babies by the time I was 25 (all 4 of them) and now, I am happy if we only have 2 and my last one is born when I am 30!  My little girl called and sang to me on my way to work and it was the sweetest thing I have ever heard!  My mom wants me to have this baby today but I'm pretty sure that is not going to happen!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Maternity photos

A teacher I work with is also a photographer.  She offered to do this session for FREE and gave me the pictures too!

                                                        This one is my favorite:

Monday, February 6, 2012

I lost it

So, I wasn't going to post this b/c it's gross.  But, this is my blog so that's ok.  I had "bloody show" yesterday.  I assume you mamas know what that is.  If not, you can look it up :).  It lasted several hours and I thought it was over.  But, just now I lost more mucous plug.  So, the on-call doctor says this means my cervix is getting soft.  They told me to stay home unless my water breaks or if I have consistant contractions every 3-5 minutes for over an hour.  We live really close to the hospital so that's good!  I'm only 36 weeks 1 day so she would be considered a preemie if she were born before Sunday.  But, I think if she comes on her own, she is probably going to be fine.  So, I sit here, playing the waiting game!

Also, please pray for Bailey.  She has a UTI (I think) and she has to get 3 shots.  I am taking her to the doctor tomorrow after work and I'm just devastated about it.  I asked them to call tonight if anyone cancels b/c I want to get this done before I have this baby!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

It's about to happen!

I'm about to go into labor.  It might not be tonight, but I am pretty sure it is going to be VERY soon.  I hope I'm not wrong b/c I'm hurting a lot.  At the doctor yesterday, I was dilated to a 2 and I've been having so many contractions since she checked me.  But, I'm only going to be 36 weeks tomorrow so the doctor doesn't really want me to have her until next Sunday (which would kind of be cool because Bailey's birthday is Jan. 6, mine if Feb. 9 and Zach's is March 15.  If she were born next Sunday that is the 12th, lol)I'm so glad that I got a lot done today.  I bleached all of the kitchen countertops, I mopped the kitchen, did a load of laundry, (which really isn't necessary b/c my m-i-l does all of my laundry) got all of Bailey homemade valentines mailed, and bought some stuff to clean the carpets b/c the puppy just still has some accidents and I'm SICK of it!  My 30th birthday is next Thursday and Zach bought me an Android Tablet.  I really like it but I think Bailey has so-far gotten more use out of it than I have, lol.  Today he bought me a pair of super mario pajama pants and a pair of house shoes.  I am having a Super Mario Bro's themed birthday party next weekend (assuming we are not having a baby) :).  Bailey isn't feeling super great :(.  I think it's just sinus pressure.  I've been giving her zyrtec and today I took her to McDonalds to play in the play area for TWO hours!  Yes, I spent 2 hours watching my child play at McDonalds!  But, I know she is not going to be the only one for much longer.  Anyway, that's all I know.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Making Valentines

My SD card was full and would only let me take 2 pictures but we made Valentines last night and Bailey had a lot of fun.  She is getting good at writing her name (but she doesn't always put all of the letters in the right order) and she really liked kissing the cards with her red lipstick!