Monday, June 25, 2012


So it's been a few days...ok couple weeks...since I have done an update.  Everything has been going great!   I love being a mom and love seeing Kyle with Colton even more!! It just makes my heart melt to see him holding him and talking all sweet to him :)  makes me fall more and more in love with him.  We have had a few rough days/nights but I know it's all part of the process.  He has issues getting his sleep schedule down.  Some days he is really good, while others aren't so great. 

We had his 2 week checkup on June 19th and he weighed a hefty 8 lbs 13ounces and was 21 inches long!  He is growing so freakin' fast!!  I was going through pictures from the hospital and started crying.  He has grown up so much and has changed sooo is just going by so fast and he is changing so much and growing up so fast. 

He was OUT!

Ready for church

Sunday, June 10, 2012

1 Week Old

Today our little guy is one week old!  This week flew by so fast, I don't even want to think about how quick the everything is going to fly by :(  Makes me a little sad...but that may be my hormones as well they are a little crazy the last couple days.  We took him for his first doctors appointment Wednesday and he was jaundice; 13.5 was the official level.  So we have to feed him every 2 hours and give him some window time to try and get it back down.  We went back to the doctor Friday and it was 11.6, so it,s at least going down!  He doesn't look as yellow today so hopefully all is well now!  When we were at the doctor they also took his weight; he was 7.14 when he was born, 7.9 when we left, 7.9 Wednesday, and 7.12 he's going back up which is great!  I'm sure eating every 2 hours is helping that weight go up!  Eating every 2 hours is certainly making me tired.  I don't mind getting up at night because I know it's what's best for him, but it sure makes for long days and sleepless nights.  Not to mention that some nights he's been wide awake when he's done eating, and I feel back just laying him back down wide awake, so I wait until he goes back to sleep before I put him down.  By the time this happens it's around an hour before I need to get back up and feed him again.  Kyle has been home this week with me, but hasn't been getting up at night, and I'm fine with that.  I really thought it would have bothered me, but I guess the 'new' still hasn't worn off haha!  Well I have to cut this short...feeding time!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day 1 & 2

The first day was a little surreal.  My family came to visit along with a few friends from work.  I was super sore and the epidural took a while to wear off, so I wasn't able to get out of bed until late in the afternoon.  It hurt to sit, walk, lay, move, anything.  I tore so I had stitches and it just made it that much worse...luckily they make these awesome pads that when  you "break" them they turn to ice packs! I highly, HIGHLY recommend them to everyone that delivers vaginally!!  They are super super cold at first, but the cold ends up feeling great and relieving the swelling and pain.  The first night we sent him to the nursery to stay so we could get some sleep and they brought him back for nursing.  I slept pretty good, and it was nice to know in the back of my mind I didn't have to 'worry' about him...I mean I still worried, but I knew someone else had their eyes on him for the next couple hours.  The lady that handled him that night was so sweet, so I happy he was with her. 

Day 2 was relatively boring and uneventful, so it was great haha!  First thing in the morning the pediatrician came in and said he would do the circumcision at lunch and that he would release him if everything went good.  My DR came in a little after and asked how I was and how delivery went.  I told him all went great and that other then pain I was doing good.  He asked if we wanted to be released today before lunch and I told him I would like to wait until after the circumcision to make sure everything went good.  He said that was ok and he would come back around 5 to do rounds after work at the clinic and we would go from there.  Kyle got a little bored so he went out to eat and ran to the store to get out for a little while.  I laid around, coo-ed over the baby, nursed, and watched TV most of the day.  I got bored and walked around a bit just trying to stretch out.  The circumcision went great so the pediatrician released Colton and when my dr came back they officially released me.  After all the paper work packing up, we were on the road at 6pm.  We had to stop and pick up some of my meds, but we got home around 7pm.  We were officially home!!

It was crazy to walk in Sunday morning and walk out Monday evening with a baby!  I am so thankful everything went so smoothly, and I can't wait to get a routine down and get to our new life :)

Introducing Colton!!

Saturday night we were in bed about midnight and were watching TV.  We turned off the TV around 1am to go to sleep.  I got up to go to the restroom and felt a trickle.  I went to the restroom and more came out when I sat down...I was in a bit of disbelief or denial at first.  Then when I got up and walked a couple steps more and more came out.  I told Kyle we needed to go to the hospital and he got up, got dressed and go everything together.  I called the on call DR and she said to come in.  We got to the hospital and in the room by 2:15am and they checked me; I was 1.5cm and 90%.  Luckily, the nurse that did our birthing class was on call that night, and she requested to be my nurse!  So it was nice to see a familiar face and to feel like I could actually talk to her and ask questions when I got worried.  At 2:45am I got IV fluids and they started pitocin.  The contractions started getting worse and worse once the pit kicked in, but I was only 2cm at 4:30am.  The contractions then went from a 3 or 4 on a scale to 10 up to a 8 or 9 in less then 5 or 10 minutes.  The monitor I was hooked up to tracking my contractions went from them being around 4 to 8-10 from one contraction to the next one...that sucked!  My body was shaking uncontrollably from the pain when a contraction would start and tears were uncontrollably flowing down my face.  I wasn't sobbing, but the tears were just streaming down from the pain.  When my nurse came in I told her they got worse out of nowhere and she said that was the pit kicking makes your contractions way worse to speed up the dilation process.  She asked if I wanted an epidural and I said yeah.  It took my saving angel (Dennis) a little bit to get it all together, but at 5am they gave me an epidural and at 5:30am I was a 3.  Once my epidural kicked in it was awesome!!  I didn't really care for not being able to control my legs, but I was able to actually rest and sleep so it was great.  At 6:20 they came in and gave me oxygen because Colton's heart rate dropped and they wanted to get his heart rate back up; I was on oxygen for about 25 minutes.  At 7:15 I was a 4 and at 7:30 I was a 5.  They checked me again so soon because his heart rate dropped again, and they wanted to insert a monitor directly into him and a catheter into my uterus to better track contractions.  I don't remember them coming in after that, but Kyle said they did...I was knocked out so I'm not sure either way.  Next thing I remember is them coming in around 9:30 and saying I was a 10 and 100% effaced, and asked if I was ready to have a baby!!  I was still half asleep and Kyle was laying on the couch from sleeping.  He got up, they broke the bed down and the pushing started.  The entire pushing process was nothing like I had was actually way better.  I couldn't feel what I was doing, but just pushed like they told me to and they said I was doing great and was a great pusher! Who knew?!?  I guess my body knows what to do even if my mind thinks it doesn't.  Throughout the pushing process the dr and nurses were talking with us...actually laughing with us!  It was crazy!!  I would push during a contraction, then we would talk until the next one started, when it started I'd push, then the conversation would pick back up!  It was such a great experience, and I am so thankful we had the nurses and doctor that we had.  After a little bit of pushing, Colton made his was into the world at 10:18am!!  He was 7lb 14oz and 20.25 inches long :)  He had 10 fingers, 10 toes, and the cutest little nose!  I love him in a way that I cannot describe or express.  He is my everything...