Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blessed with great friends

I just want to quikly say that God has truly blessed me with some amazing friends and people in my life. After having a baby I have had meals brought to me without hesitation. Can I tell you how nice it is not to have to worry about dinner.. especially with having been sick and so tired. I feel I can not catch up on sleep therefore the cold is lasting longer than wanted.. (as if any cold is ever wanted) But not only the dinners.. the phone calls and the gifts and emails. I thank God everyday for putting me around GREAT and I mean GREAT people. So an informal thank you to all those whom I love and love me back for being so amazing so loving and so thoughtful. I do hope that someday I will be able to repay you all for your kindness!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Finally gone...

Well as of Sunday the jaundice is gone. Or at least going down. I have never seen so many different opinions that caused me to go slightly insane.. How can the same numbers in her results have different opinions in what to do?? So anyway... no more pricking the foot and I have transferred all my kids medical records to a different office. A new Dr that will hopefully result in better more consistent care of my babies.. Addy's first appt is tomorrow!!! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


As some of you may know Addy has had Jaundice since she was in the hospital.. Her levels were a 12.5. She was in the special lights all day Friday at the hospital and the evening she came home as well as all night and Saturday morning. Then I was told to take her off, but get her checked again in the morning. So.. I went in Sunday morning and again they poked my baby's foot and I called the on call Dr to check the results, He calls me and says he can't check them now he is doing rounds... My first thought was umm ok then call me later when you do have time.. Don't call me and say I can't check them, just call me when you do.. Well I get a call later saying they were back up to a 12.6.. BUT don't put her back on lights? What? So I have 2 Dr's telling me different things..Can we say frustrated with this Dr's office.. grr.. So I take her in YET AGAIN to get her poor little foot poked and the little angel barely even woke up.. she was sooo good.. (and the ladies in the lab all love her now..) And yet again I call and tell the Dr's office to check the results and I get a call saying she had gone up to a 16.. A what?? So I start bawling and that is when I called my mom.. (which as she says.. I should have done in the first place.. she was a peds nurse for how many years??) She was great.. she totally calmed me and told me some things to do and I did them..(yes I do listen to my mother now and then) So I took her back and today her numbers are down, back to a 12.6... So she is in the lights until tonight.. which is good. cause I can't do another night like last night.. I think I got about 3 hours of sleep.. ugh..

Addy in her bed....

Monday, August 11, 2008


Aug 6th 2008.. We went into the hospital at 7:30... At about 8:00 they started the Amnio test. It didn't necessarily hurt, but he had to do it twice and with a need poking out of your tummy and a baby laying on your nerve I got really nauseous and light headed.. Ick.. I hate that feeling, however nothing is compared to the pubic bone pain that I have been dealing with. Well we waited til 10 am.. and the results came back positive!! So at that point the Dr, tried to break my water but I was so hurt and freakishly went back to the pain I felt when they broke my water with Jaden, (after 12 hours of un-medicated labor .. OUCH) So he barely nicked it and I sat and waited to get the pitocin started. At about 11 they started the pit, and on came the contractions, they we really tolerable, and as soon as they started getting harder, I asked for an epidural and at 12:30 or so they gave me one.. I was smooth sailing from there.. or so I thought. The Dr had checked me and I was dilated to a 2 and 60%.. not much at all... so they upped the pit and at 3:3o I was a 3+ and only about 80%. Chris was getting antsy, he thought we would be in and out in about an hour and half or so. hahahaha... So he was frustrated, which made me frustrated, and I was trying to be positive, but it was soo hard. Then about 4:15 I told Chris to go get food and come back. At that time I sent out a little text to a few people to say a prayer cause the Dr was concerned that the contractions were not doing anything and mentioned that a C section could happen with a 3rd.. He said it was rare.. but it could happen and we would see what the catheter said. So they place a catheter up against the baby to measure the strength of the contractions and I had to stay above a 200.. I started out at 211.. then 239... sounded good.. but then it was 189.. and I was distraught.. Chris was not back yet and I sat in silence in my room and prayed. I asked God to remind my body what it was made for..I asked God to help my baby come out safely. It was amazing in a text that my sister read it and headed out to me.. I wanted my mom.. I needed her comfort and my sister read into that.. So at 5:30 the nurse came in ( The best labor nurse ever) and she was gonna wait til 6 to check me but then decided she would check to just see.. she started and said "wow she has really dropped.. then her expression went.. oh wait she has really dropped oh and you are a 9!!!! I was sooo ecstatic.. I had a few friends praying for me as well as my step mom and kids had said a prayer. So I called Chris and he was home.. watching TV!! :) But also getting ready to leave in about 5 minutes.. So I said to him" I am a 9 and we are pushing soon.. so he dropped what he was doing and headed up.. as soon as he got there so did my sister.. It was a relief to just see her.. It was as close to my mom as I was gonna get.. since she is miles and miles away in Az. So my sis left just before 6 to go to costco and said she would come back when we were done and had the baby.. I started pushing and at the second one.. half way through I was told to stop.. cause she was right there and the dr was not.. Well he got there about 2 contractions later (that I had to not push when that is all I wanted to do.. ) And I pushed through 2 contractions and wham.. at 6:17 pm our little Addyson was born. She was beautiful.. 6lbs and 15 oz 19 1/2 inches long. And a head of dark hair.. What a day but we made it through.. Happy and healthy.. Here are some added pics of her.. She looks sooo much like her big sister..

Monday, August 4, 2008


Wow... so I guess I had it way to easy with my other kids in pregnancy. I made it to my due date or at least 5 days before and now I can barely make it 2 weeks.. and even now I am miserable. My feet hurt, my bones hurt, my hands and feet are swollen. My pubic bone hurts and hips.. Ok Enough complaining. I know that supposedly it is easier to carry around a baby now then it will be after I have her.. but I think I am ready. Or at least as ready as I can be. And what better blessing is it to see your kids sooo happy about a new baby in the house.

I am so ready to be able to move that I can deal with the sleepless nights and the crying baby, just to be able to bend over and paint my toenails!! haha! Well 2 more days.. Please keep us in your prayers. We will let you all know when we know!!!