Thursday, March 15, 2012

Few pictures

Everyone is adjusting to having a new baby in the house. Ender is really good with all of the kids, has been from the time Luke was a baby. Flynn is very interested in Paige, the sounds she makes, the smells, the spit up... But he's doing really well. Luke loves to kiss and hug and to see Paige, doesn't want to hold her yet- but that's ok. Luke has been a really big helper when I've asked him to- most of the time! Cassie really likes to hold her, touch her, kiss and hug her! Cassie also likes to get in the swing and swipe Paige's binki. Not so thrilled about those... Everyone is having a fun time with Grandma and Granddad, it's been great to have them here, and it's been a huge help to me. I'm now trying to ease back into doing some of the laundry and cooking, better start now so things don't completely fall apart when they leave.... Sink or swim I guess...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Meet the newest member of the family!

The first picture is me at 39 weeks pregnant! Tuesday February 28, 2012 at 2:10pm Paige was born! She weighed 7lbs 5oz and was 20" long!

We were scheduled to be induced at 5:30 that morning, but I had Michael take me a little early since I was already contracting and I wanted something for the pain soon. I was admitted, and everything was hooked up ready to go by 6am. And I was dilated to a 4. I asked for and got my epidural about 8 or 9, can't exactly remember. I had a little more dose a couple hours later. In the past the dr had usually come early to break my water but this time couldn't until 12:50- and at that time I was dilated to a 6. I was needing more epidural so about 1:45 asked for more, they needed to check me to see where I was. At 1:50 I was fully dilated, and ready to go- yay!- so I got one more dose, they called it a delivery dose. I probably only pushed about 10-12 times, less than 20 minutes, and there she was! I guess if I knew I was only gonna be pushing for not even 20 minutes, I could have skipped the last dose of epidural....nah, who am I kidding, I'm glad I had it! And I was freezing Michael out- notice the hoodie up!- but that's ok, as long as the temperature is comfy for me! So, in a nutshell.... there you have it! I just hope that in the future, my water doesn't break on its own, ever... I'm not sure we'd even make it to the hospital!