Saturday, November 29, 2008
Reed is doing amazingly well. They are not concerned about his breathing issues or temperature. He has sucessfully breastfed twice and pooped once. I changed my first diaper ever. Meg said I did it like a champ. I tend to agree with her.
Reed is going to go hang out in the nursery for awhile to let Mommy and Daddy rest for awhile and catch up on some sleep. We are both going on about 3 hours for 2 days. Not very much.
Megan is doing well. She is up walking and is just very tired. We are all happy and healthy. We love our little man. Good Night and thanks for caring about us.
1:09 They checked Meg again, She just the anterior lip of the uterus remaining. The baby is still at a -2 station. Here we sit waiting. Still. for our little guy.
2:25 Meg is complete (Totally effaced and totally dialated). The nurse said rest up, we are going to start pushing in one hour.
8:40 They decided to give Meg the pitosin.
9:15 They upped her dosage, they are trying to get the contractions stronger and closer together. Meg is trying to rest and prepare for what is to come.
10:39 Still waiting for things to happen. The nurse said Meg is up to an 8.
3:45 Dr. Douglas Allen shows up. He said everything is lloking good and that Meg is progressing well. The fluid had a bit of yellow tinge to it so they are going to have a respitory specialist on hand after Reed makes his appearance to make sure he doesn't swallow Marconium (Baby Poop).
5:19 I got a bit of sleep. Meg too. We just finished Fever Pitch, everyone is in love with who you want them to be in love with and the red sox won. Sorry to ruin that for anyone that hasn't seen it. Just kind of hanging out waiting for our little guy to be ready.
5:43 The nurse checks Meg and she is dialated to a 6.5 or 7.
6:00 Meg's mom and two of her sisters show up. They drove up from St. George. Party in the hospital room.
6:45 Dr. Allen comes into our room and tells us he has to go do a C-Section. He is going to let Meg's body do some of the pushing slowly over the next little while while she continues to have contractions and dialate.
7:21 Meg wants to get some rest. Everyone tries to rest up for what is coming soon, ish.
Around eleven the contractions started hurting a little bit. We watched a few shows on TV and then went to bed. We didn't sleep at all because the contractions started getting worse and closer together. Around 12:45 Megan went to the bathroom and then said in a very calm voice "I think my water just broke." It did. Megan leaked through her pants, changed and then leaked again through another pair of pants. She says it feels like peeing your pants over and over again and not being able to stop it. We gathered our things which Meg had packed while I was at work and calmly decided to go to the hospital.
We got to the hospital around 1:15 and were admitted. They hooked Meg up to an IV. She was a trooper even though she hates needles. The anesthesiologist came in around 2:20 and gave Meg the epidural. She did great again. A little poke and a little burn then a lot of numbness. She got a little white in the face a few minutes later but the doctor came back in and gave her a shot of some miracle medicine and she was fine in like a minute.
Thats where we are now.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Ryan and I go to bed.
In the middle of the night, I wake up to flip over. (Yes, I have to completely wake up to flip over now. It used to just happen while I slept.) We had gone on a very long walk before bed (yes, trying to get Reed to come out) and I was VERY sore. So as I flipped, I made a "pained noise." (I was very sore.)
Ryan: Grabs me. "Babe?"
Me: "I'm just flipping."
Ryan: "Oh. I was excited."
Me: "Did you think I was having contractions?"
Yeah, he had fallen back asleep. When I reminded him of it this morning, he had absolutely no recollection of the incident. Ryan has FINALLY talked in his sleep. After two years of making fun of me for doing the same thing, he has finally succumbed to the power of sleep talking. And I know he is ready for the baby...even if he is asleep when it happens.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
There is also a ton of fluid around the baby. The ultrasound operator said he is going to come out on a surf board. The doctor is hoping the baby comes out in the next few days but if he doesn't we are going to see a week from today how Meg is progressing and induce if it looks like Meg is ready. If not Tuesday then probably Friday of next week.
Not the best news we have recieved but Reed seems healthy and happy, just pretty big. We are excited to see our little guy on the outside of mommy's tummy.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
38 weeks, 4 days pregnant
Measuring: 40 weeks pregnant
Dilated: 1 cm (are you joking?)
I don't think he's ever coming. He seems quite determined to stretch this pregnancy all the way to my actual due date. I'm not really a fan of that idea. I think it's time to come out, already.
Hopefully we will have better news within the next few days...
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
This is our service chain. We started it last year. It's a competition--Ryan is green, I'm white.
Cute snowman candy jar!
And, of course, our baby tree, penguin family, and stockings.
Very Christmasy with the lights off...
And a quick baby update...I'm officially 37 weeks, which is technically full-term. So basically, Reed could come today and not have any problems--everything is [should be] fully developed. Now he just gets to pudge up a bit. We went to the doctor on Thursday, and so far nothing was happening, but we go again on Tuesday, so we shall see. Any guesses on when he will come?