Monday, August 29, 2011

The Delivery Story

Feel free to skip this post, if you're not interested in all the details. But I do promise there won't be gory details! :)

I've got to start the night before Daisy was born. Thursday was my first day with kids, so I was exhausted by the time I got home. I put my feet up and realized I was having contractions pretty regularly. They weren't painful but they were 5 minutes apart. We decided to go into town for dinner, then we'd at least be close. The contractions continued for 3 hours! We decided to go to the hospital and let them check just in case. I was there long enough for them to check and say I was still nowhere close. The nurse was polite but she basically said my doctor had said I was more dilated than I really was from my last appointment. So we went home, me in tears so ready to be done with this pregnancy! It was 11 by the time we got home.

I got up at 5:30 to get to my second day with the kiddos. The day went fine with just a couple contractions here and there. Until 1:15! I was talking about math routines when I felt a small gush. I got up and gave them a worksheet just in time for another gush! I stepped out into the hall(looking like I peed myself) to get another teacher. My principal came down with our nurse ( who just happened to have worked in the birthing center before) they checked on me while another teacher got her car. I still wasn't in any pain. I called FB to meet me at the ER, and we both got there at the same time.

We got checked in and they checked to see if it really was my water, and it was. We got a nurse who my mom loves, and had emailed to keep her eye out for us. She sent us out to walk the halls. There were already 4 babies in the nursery at that time. My mom had been at work so she was already at the hospital. My dad left work and came straight over.

Not much had happened by 4ish. I was having regular contractions, but not much pain. My doc decided I needed a little pitocin to move things along. That worked really well! I was in pain very shortly after that! Our birthplan was to try to stick with IV meds. I didn't want an epidural and to be stuck in the bed for hours. The IV made me loopy,but didn't really help with actual contraction pain. I labored like that for an hour or so. I got freaked out that it was going to hurt this bad for hours and hours, so I asked for an epidural. They knew it was too late for epidural, so I got a spinal block. I felt better immediately! I'm so glad I didn't try to tough it out or stick with a birth plan just because that's what I thought at the time.

Daisy arrived at 7:08 after less than an hour of pushing. It is really hard and weird trying to push when you can't feel what you're doing. My doc stitched me up while FB watched Daisy get cleaned up and measured. This was our first picture together.

I have to say 6 hours from start to finish wasn't bad at all! I'm not sure how long it would've taken without medicine, but I'm not too concerned about that now! Hopefully I didn't scar my poor class by disappearing with wet pants. :)

Wow that's a long post! Next up bilirubin scare and my lazy sucker. Have a great Monday!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Let's try again

Daisy at one week old

Friday, August 26, 2011

Daisy One Week Old

Does mama look tired or what?  My mom is coming over to babysit for a couple hours so we can nap!  It's been a whirlwind of a week!  
To look forward to soon:
Labor/delivery post
Bilirubin scare
Our lazy sucker

Hope everyone is doing well.  It's been an emotional week, but we're doing great now!  Happy weekending!
Ugh! Mobile blogger is so frustrating!  Hopefully 3rd try is a charm!  Even if it's not laid out like I want.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

She's here!

Daisy Ann
Born Friday 8/19/11 7:08p
7 pounds 9 ounces 20.2 inches

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It's Official

Now I'm ready for Daisy all the way down to my toes! I'm so ready for her to just get here! Mom took me to a great spa for a mani pedi, then she came with me to help finish getting the classroom ready. I think it's ready enough for a sub if I don't go back in. That's my new hope, I'm paranoid about going into labor at school. Well that's all I've got today, hope everyone's having a great week.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Early Morning Ramblings

I woke up at 5:15 this morning to tinkle, laid in bed for about 30 minutes. I couldn't get back to sleep, so now I'm sitting in my new favorite place! I'm in love with our new recliner in our new nursery with all our new baby stuff. No we won't be leaving the pack-n-play in the middle of the room. It will be in our room, so Daisy will be close for the first couple months.

Our shower was Saturday, and it was great! We didn't have many non-family guests there, but it was still fun. We also got more hand me down clothes. I gotta tell ya that has been such a huge blessing! A friend has a nine month old who has outgrown everything under 12 months, so she gave it all to me! Daisy has a MUCH larger wardrobe than FB and I combined! She also gave us her diaper cake, because her little one was in NICU so long mama never got to break into that size diaper. We also got a diaper cake from our shower. We planned on cloth diapering immediately, but we are going to wait until we run low on freebies to decide what to do next.

We also went to the doctor yesterday. She said she didn't think we'd make it to our due date. She thinks we'll have baby in the next week or two! FB is hoping for Thursday, and I'm just hoping for SOON! I would like her to wait for next week, so I feel a little more prepared to leave my classroom to the sub. I'm pretty sure I won't be at the back to school activities.

Well another super long post! If you're reading this, thanks for hanging in there! Hopefully we'll have a big exciting post soon! Fingers crossed