Monday, November 30, 2009
Okay so WHOOOOO I AM A MOM! I can't believe that I am finally a mom. He is sooooo perfect. He looks like Steve except for all of that long dark hair of his. Which I adore. Caleb Andrew was born on November 24 at 1:22pm. He weighed in at 6 lbs 11 oz and 19 inches long. He is having a little trouble breastfeeding right now. He has a tongue thrust and he likes to suck on his tongue so we are trying to teach him to open his mouth and put his tongue down. Which is apparently WAY more difficult than I thought it was. Other than that he is absolutely perfect. We are so glad that he is finally here. I don't know if he shares these same feelings, but he is just going to have to deal right now. He will thank me later. Okay so labor is absolutely the WORST thing I have EVER done. I now have a new meaning of the number 10. You know when you go to the hospital and they have you rate you pain 1-10? Yea, what I thought was a 6 or 7 before is now a 3. But the labor only lasted 5 hours total and I was really only in pain for 3 of those hours. I went from a 2 to a 8 in 2 hours. Much pain. I did end up getting an epidural which was bliss for the last hour. YOU DON'T FEEL ANYTHING! I couldn't even get my legs to move hardly. They were basically logs that Steve and the nurse had to hold for me. So was it worth it? Definitely. No doubt about it. I think a perfect world would have the women be the ones who were pregnant and carried the baby for nine months and the dads/men did the labor and delivery part. But if that happened, we would have WAY less babies in this world. I hope you think he is as cute as I think he is. And if not, oh well you don't have to come see him. Love ya!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Okay so whoever said that the last month of the pregnancy is the longest was TOTALLY RIGHT! This little guy is taking forever to come. I know I am not due for another 8 days but the fact that I don't know when he is going to come is driving me insane! I wish that I knew he was going to come on a specific day so that I can be completely prepared for that day. I won't even ask for the time. Just the day. I am tired of wondering will it be today? The fact that I have contractions everyday sometimes 6 to 8 minutes apart doesn't help things. Should I start timing them when my stomach hardens or when the pain starts? Because sometimes it is different. I don't know what to do, this is my first time. SO ANY advice is good advice. I will accept it willingly and gracefully. So an update on Caleb. He is now 6lbs. 9oz. which is a very good size for a baby. He is officially ready to come and we are ready for him. He just needs to pick a day. If he listens to his dad, then he will be coming on Friday. If not, then that is fine with us as long as I get to spend Thanksgiving at home with my family. Food, think of all the fabulous food we will get....... I LOVE THANKSGIVING!!!!! Everything is going pretty good here. My Grandma is having surgery on Thursday and we are going to see her after Steve gets off work. It will all be okay... Well I will talk to you later! LOVE YOU!