Saturday, August 27, 2011

Week 40

Well, the 40th week of pregnancy has sure been stressful. I think that must be because Charlie came a week early and I've had a baby all week! Ha ha ha. Sorry, that was dumb. I'm just tired.
Yup, Charlie came on Monday. And boy he's a cutie-pie.
Labor is interesting. I'll tell you about mine. So, I woke up at 1am to a really bad crampy tummy. It came and went, but each one came only about 2 minutes apart. Right off the bat. I went potty, just to see if there was a problem because of that. Didn't help. In fact, it just hurt to sit up.
So, I went back downstairs and cuddled my husband. I told him it hurt really bad and decided to try going potty again. Jay came with me.
Sometime after that (a little after 3) we decided that though we thought it was false labor that we might as well go to the hospital because we weren't gunna get anymore sleep that night and I was supposed to spend the day up at Weber so we should check just to be safe.
We got to the hospital at 3:45 and I was talking to the nurse who was checkin me and I told her I thought I was being really silly, because I hadn't been having cramps long. She said, no, I wasn't being silly....I had super strong and close together contractions and she thought I was in labor. Oh the child with the worst timing ever.
Anywho.... I didn't start with any pain killers. I wanted to be able to walk around and take advantage of the jacoozi  (no idea how to spell that). Well.... Jay and I sat and talked for a few minutes then decided to try and call Brandy and my parents while we walked around the hospital for a while..... not very successful. But eventually Brandy called back and we told her not to come too early cause I was only at a 2 and we'd be there a while. Then we went back to the room and I laid down because I was hurting pretty bad. Jay went to McDonalds ( I think) to get some breakfast. (Or was it the cafeteria?) During that time, I started hurting REALLY bad! Seriously, I started to cry.... It was only about 6 too. (though where that 2 hours went I'll have no idea cause it just flew by). I was doing a pretty good job breathing through them before that, but at this point they would catch me off guard and hurt really bad before I had a chance to get breathing right. Jay got back and I told the nurse I really wanted the epidural, especially because they wanted to break my water, which would make my contraction worse. Well the anesthesiologist (holy cow! I spelled that right the first time!) was in helping with a c-section, but the nurse offered me demurral (spelling?) but I'd have to stay in bed and be hooked to the monitors for the rest of labor.... darn it.
Well I had 2 doses of that stuff. And it worked well. I could feel my contractions still, but they weren't too bad. But I did get super loopy. It was fun. I don't know if Brandy and mom showed up just after the first or second dose but I was happy to see them. Then we played killer bunnies. To be honest I don't know if that was before or after the epidural. And Daddy showed up somewhere in there too.
About the epidural: Not bad at all. It might just be because I was already on drugs, but there wasn't much pain and Jay helped me out a lot just holding my hand being there.
From there, time drug on. Dad left.... got a flat tire.... had Steven pick him up and then Steven was there! Then at some point My contractions got so they were practically constant and I started feeling miserable again, so I asked for a dosage up on my epidural. Then poor Charlie's heart rate got really low. Apparently every time I had a contraction his heart rate would drop. They had switch sides every time it got low and that didn't help a whole bunch so they put me on oxygen so that he had some when he got stressed out.  The oxygen actually perked me up quite a bit for a while. It was nice. And then..... my epidural ran out. Yup, ran out. The machine started beeping and everything. And guess who was helping with a c-section again. *akfhkjsahgldg* Ugh miserable miserable miserable. Finally he got there..... and it seems like 15 minutes after he got it going again it was time to push. I was just starting to feel better. I let everyone stay.... they were making me happy. And it turns out it wasn't a bad decision.... there were many many jokes.

So, pushing went really well. It was only an hour total. So far as I know there weren't any problems. I got pretty delirious in the end. Eventually there was a baby on my chest, my bare chest (when did I get naked?) I cried, I was so happy with him. But he wasn't crying, so they took him away to suction him and try to get him crying. Jay stayed and held my hand, I needed that. Eventually they decided he was ok, just really lazy. And I got to hold him and try to feed him. Unsuccessful. Then a bunch of people came and they held him and they took him and Jay away to take give him a bath. I was taken to the room that would be my prison for the next few days.
It wasn't that bad. But I really couldn't get Charlie to eat. It was frustrating, he just wanted to sleep. So, everyone eventually left and Jay and I tried to sleep. The nurses brought Charlie in to eat whenever he was hungry. Not very often and he only tried for about a minute each time..... such a lazy boy.
The next day was boring, people came and went. There was a marvelous fruit basket that made me and Jay SUPER happy. Jay went home and showered and I missed his support.
Then came bed-time again. And that sucked. Charlie refused to eat. Eventually it had been 5 hours since he had eaten at all and the nurses were starting to get worried. At one point the nurse said she'd take him to the nursery and bring him back in an hour. Well, I didn't sleep for that hour and then I was in and out for the next hours wondering where the heck my baby was. My sleepy brain had convinced myself that he had died and they were just waiting to tell us at a decent hour of the day..... oy. Jay went somewhere.... I don't know where but while he was gone I heard the squeeky wheels of Charlie's  cart coming down the hall. I was so happy. But still, he wouldn't eat! So the nurse decided to go check his blood sugar to see if he was ok. While she was gone the crazy lil guy latched on and started eating. She got back, but I made her check his blood sugar anyway. It was fine..... DARN lazy baby.
The next day was the day to go home.... took forever, hospitals are slow. Before we went home we stopped at WIC to pick up a breast pump.... what a mistake. All the noise and people just sent me into a panic attack. Thank God for Jay. Then we finally got home..... and we were just so tired. Nothing was any fun. That night was ok.... still really hard to wake up the baby.
Since then, we've had one bad night and one really good night. So, we're hoping things are gunna get better.
Charlie had his circumcision yesterday.... my poor little sore baby.
And it's taken me more than 2 hours to write this. Brooke out!
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Week 38

It's been kind of a boring week. Friday night we went to go see our little niece, she was very cute. Can't wait for mine to come. Sunday I was kinda sicky, so we didn't do a single darn little thing. All week I've been just kind of sitting around all day. Like I said, boring. I've been working on a puzzle and finally finished it.
Had a doctor's appointment yesterday. 60% effaced and dilated to a 1. Whoot, things are at least starting to get ready..... That's it. Talk about boring......
We're gunna go fishing tonight, so that'll take away some of the monotony of my last week off.
School starts next week. Whoot!
Quote of the Week:"I'm here because I'm smart, not because I'm young and gorgeous.... although I am!" Judge Judy

Friday, August 12, 2011

Week 37

OK! I can sum up the week like this. Hale BAD! Camping GOOD!
Friday night we went camping up at Pineview Reservoir. We were trying to get to a campground called Anderson Cove because I was under the impression that that was the only campground along Pineview. We left early, so I thought we had a pretty good chance of getting a spot. No dice. Campground Full. Well, we weren't phased, we were gunna try and get to some spots up a canton by Kausi (no idea how to spell that) dam where we have been kayaking before. We knew there were some campground up there. But as we start heading up there we spot another campground right up next to Pineview so we pull on in. Turns out that that one has just been flooded out all summer. We get a pretty good spot, which makes me really happy. Also, the campground host is super nice..... we talked to him for about 10 minutes! But I read some reviews about Anderson Cove and  apparently the hosts there are super rude jerks so I was happy with our situation. We get our tent set up and went to get some food! Then we went fishing....
Honestly, what a joke! Jay and I are fisher failures..... lol Skunked again! The first place we went really wasn't ideal for fishing. There was a lot of wake from boats and stuff, so we never really had a chance. BUT! WHAT A GOOD LITTLE BEACH AREA. Seriously, when the family is up at pineview and wants to find a beach area where dogs are allowed, ask us! It was so pretty, and Gabby had so much fun. We decided to move to a spot where we were more likely to catch fish after about an hour. Failed there too. Then we headed back to camp and had a pretty cold night. ;) Then Saturday we tried fishing again, and failed.
Then we went to work..... MY GOODNESS! Hale should never be that stressful. The managers just seemed to be running around like crazy and it just ended up being miserable.... I couldn't wait to get home. The only bright part of Saturday at work was during dinner when we had a nice big laugh-fest..... one reason I don't quit Hale and get a better paying job.
We actually made it to church on Sunday, go us!
Monday night was better at Hale. Randy doesn't tend to panic as much as Aileen and David.
Tuesday night we went up to Bountiful Pond and tried fishing again! AND WE CAUGHT ONE! A catfish! YAY! Success.
Wednesday I had another doctor's appointment! I grew into my Charlie, we're both measuring up to snuff..... :D
Yesterday I hung out with my bestest buddies in the world! Even Setar. We were just missin Jesse. But it was a lot of fun!!!! I miss talkin to my buddies. And Jenelle's baby is sooooo freakin cute! Which reminds me, I have a niece I still haven't met yet!  I was going to go last night, but I think the heat of the day got to me and I was sick all night (yuck).
And, that's it..... I'm so boring. :) Still working on getting ready for school.

Quote of the day:"Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity." Albert Einstein

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Week 36

What a fun week! Oh I love dark week. I needed a good break from Hale for a little bit.
So last Thursday we toured the labor and delivery part of the hospital. I actually got pretty excited, the rooms are very nice. Not like the stinkin ER..... that place was just a scary place to be. But these rooms were quiet and peaceful and nice to be in. So, yeah. I'm a little excited.
Then on Friday I went up with Selina and Brandy to visit Jenelle and her baby in the hospital. Tim was there too! :) What a cutie-pie. Poor Jenelle looked pretty miserable, but she was saying she felt ok. Hopefully my labor won't be as bad as hers though.....
On Saturday I went fishing with my hubby.... We went out in the morning and then came home, went to Thor, dinner with the family, and then went back out to fish some more.... we got SKUNKED! Darn it.... oh well. Try, try again. I didn't really mind. I just liked getting out of the house! Oh, yay Dark Week.
On Monday I went up to Weber to get some stuff for school done. I took the frontrunner and everything.... what a tiring day, though. I paid for it all Monday night and Tuesday.
Tuesday night we went to see Cowboys and Aliens (or something like that) it was a little disappointing, but still worth seeing.
Then yesterday I had a doctor's appointment. My doctor said that I was a little smaller than he wanted and that could mean a problem so he had me set up an ultrasound. I got myself all worked up and worried. So the rest of the night was a little miserable, I don't think I slept at all. I was just too worried.
Then this morning I went in for the ultrasound.... Good Grief! My little guy is already 6 pounds 8 ounces! The technician said he was actually ahead of schedule weight-wise.... Apparently I'm the small one.... Poor baby is soooo squished in there. He's pretty low in my pelvis too, which explains why that area hurts a lot lately. Sadly, I'm not dilated at all. So I'm not expecting him to come too soon. (Darn it! I want him now!) Anyway, I worried all night for no reason, baby is happy and healthy! Well, he might not be happy.... I just don't know...maybe he's cranky because his mommy is so small.
We're going to attempt to go camping one more time Tomorrow. It'll only be one night though, darn Hale. But maybe we'll fish some more!!!!
Have a good week everyone!

Quote of the week: "Tomorrow you're all going to wake up in a brave new world, a world where the Constitution gets trampled by an army of terrorist clones, created in a stem-cell research lab run by homosexual doctors who sterilize their instruments over burning American flags. Where tax-and-spend Democrats take all your hard-earned money and use it to buy electric cars for National Public Radio, and teach evolution to illegal immigrants. Oh, and everybody's high!" Stephen Colbert