Thursday, May 20, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Labor was fast and I'm glad I was able to do it on my own. Since I was overdue we were going to have the doctor break my water on Friday, the 19th but labor and delivery called saying that all the beds were full and they didn't have room for me. About midnight Friday night or I guess saturday morning I started having contractions. We waited about 3 hours to go to the hospital until they were about 3.5 minutes apart. I progressed fast, so that was good. My doctor was sick and so someone else was covering for him, Dr. Newman. I really really liked him and I'm glad he was the one on call. He took really good care of me. This is the 2nd time that happened to me with Dr. Gatherum, he's an awesome doctor but when I had Leah he was on a fishing trip and wasn't there to deliver her either. It was fun not knowing what we were having. Everyone in the delivery room was excited to see the sex of the baby too. Jason played a huge part in my delivery as well. He was able to strait cath me twice once before the baby and then once after the baby. The doctor let him deliver the placenta, he said if he would've known beforehand that Jason was in the nursing program he would've let him deliver the baby too but he didn't find out until just after she was born. Jason was really confident and seemed to know what he was doing. We were not surprised when she was born and it was a girl! I was not disappointed at all, I love my little girls. Little Alexa is just soo sweet. I cried the first time I held her. There is nothing like the love of a baby. It's amazing how much you love them, even before you know them.
They have a new thing at the hospital where the dads get to bathe the baby right in the mother's delivery room after they are born. They've only been doing it a little over a year, it was the first time I've seen one of my babies bathed right after birth, it was awesome.
The girls were all so excited, Leah wasn't sure what to think when she came to the hospital. She wouldn't let me hold her or anything. I think it must've scared her to see me sitting in that hospital bed. She was really confused.
After our 2-day hospital stay and right when we were getting ready to come home we found out that the baby had a high level of jaundice and wasn't going to be able to leave the hospital, she needed to be under the bili lights for 24 hours. I ended up staying an extra day with her, I was ready to go home for sure but it was nice to get the rest I did.
Thank you to my mom and dad who have helped me this last week SOO much! My mom stayed with the kids, took them to school and dance and other various activities. Thank you to all the people who brought in meals. It has been a huge help to me. It might take me a while to figure out what I'm doing with 4 kids! Overall, I feel very blessed. So thankful for sweet little babies who remind us how precious life is!
Funtime Inflatables - this was the part when she was actually having fun. The first hour we were there she was crying so hard! Too many big mean boys bouncing the little girls around.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Savannah had a Christmas program at her school and she got to shake the jingle bells while her class sang and she was quite proud of herself.