Monday, January 25, 2010

Due Date

Today is his official due date. He wasn't supposed to arrive until today... and he was almost 4 weeks early! I'm so thankful he came when he did. Hayes has been such a blessing to all of us. Right now he's nursing a little bit of a snotty nose and he sounds terrible. I feel so bad that I can't fix it! The weather and our dry house do not make for easy breathing for my little guy. We go back to the doctor this week for his 'well visit' and we'll see how much he weighs and how long he is!

It is funny how your whole world changes with a baby. I can't even remember what I did before him except complain about my big belly! Hayes is so much fun to watch and learn from.

Lucy (the dog) has become quite the protector and she stands guard if you make him cry. Daddy is adjusting to baby life with less sleep. Being a mommy is the most exhausting job EVER! I love every minute of it. Just watching him sleep is fun. Thankfully my husband caught a picture of me and Hayes catching a nap together. We'll pretend I look like a super model okay? It is so hard to believe he's almost a whole month old. 4 weeks of mommy leave from school FLIES by! What an adventure.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Going out...

Going out and about with the little person requires some serious planning. Coordinating diapers and feedings and making sure we have enough back up clothing, diapers, food, etc... can be a bit exhausting. I find myself running around the house before we leave just to make sure we have everything. We have gone to see Hayes's dr and yesterday we went to see my dr. I got cleared from light duty and I get to DRIVE! Not that we are planning a road trip or anything... but it is nice to be able to leave the house if I want to! Running to the store for milk and going to get my oil changed should be on the top of my to do list.

My little man has rocked my world to say the VERY least. I do believe his days and nights are mixed up just a bit--but we're working on that part. I just love him! I can't believe how much he has changed in two weeks. He doesn't even look like the same baby I brought home from the hospital! I know he's gotten bigger and he's heavier than he was when we brought him home too!

Lucy the dog has become quite the protector and she spends most of her time at my feet or at his bed. She wasn't much of a protector before baby. This is a huge change for her! She loves having the addition around and has been great since we came home with him. We were a little concerned about how she would act... and her behavior has been perfect!

Monday, January 11, 2010

1 week

Well.... he's been with us for a whole week. It is funny how my WHOLE world has changed in 7 short days. Can't imagine loving anyone as much as I love that little boy. Adjusting to life as a mom has been rough especially since I can't DO anything because I had a c-section. Taking it easy is the hardest part. I sleep just enough to make it work. My family and the friends we have are such a blessing! I have not worried about food or laundry since we got home. How blessed we are. Hayes is just precious and I'm smitten.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

We are home as of yesterday... which pretty much runs into every day before that because I have NO concept of time or day anymore. Coming off the holiday break already had me messed up and not going back to school at all has totally messed up my calendar system.

I had some serious contractions early New Years day (Friday) and I just felt weird. Walked and walked all day long.... inside and outside. Put the carseat in the car... did laundry.... etc. Busy day.

Saturday I woke up with the same issue and I rested some in the morning... walked some... went to the high school to watch wrestling (of course) and walked some at the school with Daryk. I was convinced that I was having Braxton Hicks since I was only 36 weeks (almost 37). Walking didn't help... sitting didn't help... they just kept coming. Sitting on the bleachers while people bounced up and down walking up and down is what did it. I'm convinced. :)

Sunday I woke up at 6:30 and I was pretty sure my water broke but I haven't ever done this before now so I called the dr and made my plans to head over to Northside. I made it a point to shave my legs before we left the house. How ridiculous. We had to stop for gas and I wanted to go to Walmart too. So we stopped for gas... hit the walmart where I went inside to potty and get some snacks. Daryk was very scared I was going to go into labor in the walmart. He kept saying "Do not have this baby in walmart. We are NOT having a walmart baby like that movie." The drive to the hospital is about an hour long. Daryk picked the bumpiest lanes on 285 to get there and I thought I was going to die. Finally made it to the hospital and got into a room around 9:30 am. Dr and midwife came into check to see if my water broke. I passed the 'floor test' which meant my water indeed was broken! YAY--baby.

Not dilated at all so we started a drip of fluid and pitocin to speed things up. Apparently Hayes was on Daryk's driving speed which is SLOW for those of you who don't know. He was taking his own sweet time which was fine by me. Around lunch time I was tired and ready for that kid to come already--tried to nap but that was not good. Dr wasn't happy that I hadn't dilated any and he was REALLY upset that no one had talked to me about the possibility of this being a BIG baby for 36 weeks. I knew he was going to be big or at least I assumed but nobody had addressed that with me medically....

About 5 we decided for a c section. Started the process of getting stuff rolling and the good drugs to come along soon. Epidural about 6 ish... baby at 6:30. After sitting in recovery forever I finally got to go up and see my kid. I had to wait for him to be moved from nursery one to nursery two and then finally to my room. Mind you that EVERYONE else (my entire family of 16 who was here at the time and Uncle Sean) has seen him. Everyone BUT me. I remember a glance while I was sedated... and I heard him cry... remember that part too. Finally got to see him and hold him about 10:30 Sunday night. Longest day of my life. Hospital was awesome. Staff there was great and we had a super pleasant experience. So glad to finally be home in my bed with my stuff too. I'm so glad he's out of my belly and at home with me. I could just sit and watch him for hours. Literally.