Sunday, June 28, 2009

Happy Birthday!

The day finally came! So at my 41 week appt I had asked my Doctor if they could push my inducement up and they said they would try but couldn't guarantee anything. I got a call on Thursday morning saying that I would be going in on Friday morning to have the baby. I was so excited but for the first time the whole pregnancy I was actually getting nervous for delivery. Anyway...

Got to the hospital at 7:30 Friday morning. I had been having mild contractions for the past 12 hours so I was hoping that the induction would go relatively easy since my body was already getting ready (I've heard some real horror stories about induction). I got my IV - they started fluids and they put the monitors on my belly for the babies heartbeat and my contractions. My doctor came in about an hour later and broke my water. Come to find out that they hadn't started the Pitocin (induction medication) yet and now its just about 9 a.m. I was at 2.5 cm at that point. My Mom arrived around 10 - by this time Dan is absolutely bored out of his mind. The TV only had 8 channels and you can only watch the same sportscenter so many times! His parents came in at about 10:30/11:00. I was still feeling really good at that point - the contractions weren't horribly painful, coming every 2 minutes - they were upping (is that a word) my pitocin to keep things moving - and we were all laughing a joking around...until 1 pm. Holy crap the contractions went from like a 3/4 to a 6/7 in about 2 minutes. I was breathing through them as much as possible but it was difficult to keep focused. The nurse told me that I could get my epidural at any time but not to wait too long because I may have to wait for them to be available. So around 2 pm the phone call was made. And 30 minutes after that I was happier then pumpkin pie! Honestly epidural = best invention ever! So at 2:30 I was 5 cm. Things moved really quickly from there. At around 4 pm my nurse checked me and I was at 9.5 cm. My doctor said to check me again in an hour since this was my first pregnancy that it would take about an hour. 15 minutes later I was in pain again and feeling like I needed to back in came the nurse - she called the doctor and said we were ready. I started pushing around 4:30; had to stop for about 10 minutes because the doctor didn't think I was going to go that fast; and little Charles David was born at 4:53 pm.

He weighed 9 pounds 6 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. He's a big guy just like his Dad! There is no doubt that he is a Chialastri except for his toes that's ALL mommy. All in all it was a great experience, I was happy with the birth and ecstatic to finally be able to hold my little man. We went home 24 hours later and have been adjusting to life with a newborn pretty well. He's doing really well and we couldn't ask for a more well behaved baby.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

41 Week Appt

So yesterday was my 41 week appointment. It was soooo not exciting, although I will say its kind of fun to see the expression on peoples faces when they ask when you are due and you say last Wed. haha the little joys at this point! Anyway...I had a non stress test and the little man was moving and shaking. His heart rate was up around 160-170 for most of the test. The resting heart rate looked great 145 or so. Still stuck at 2 cm's but they are pushing up my induction to tomorrow so that I will have time to recover before we bury my Dad next week. I was scared that they weren't going to be able to change it but at the last minute they came through! So, tomorrow is the big day.

We report to the hospital at 7:30 am. I'm nervous but excited at the same time and I really don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight, hopefully the fact that I didn't get any sleep last night and didn't take a nap today will help the situation. Of course I'm worried if I packed everything and got everything ready or if I have forgotten something. I gotta stop - nevermind Everything is ready to go. BLAH! Although I do have to laugh because I've had contractions all day, so the little man waits until I'm forcing his eviction before he decides he's ready to go (nothing like his father I swear!). I'll post pictures tomorrow! YAY

Friday, June 19, 2009

40+ Weeks

So I didn't update after my 40 week appt mainly because I was pretty emotionally drained. It's like running a marathon - concentrating on the finish line (June 17th) and then getting there and its a fake ribbon or something. Its frustrating and on top of that it feels like this kid will never come. Oh and if I hear "he'll come when he's ready" one more time I'm going to lose it. So basically I don't know when he's going to grace us with his presence and my doctor won't induce until 42 weeks so he may end up with a July birthday. He wasn't supposed to me late!!!! Brat!

Alan, Sandy and the kids fly in next Friday. I know everyone is excited to have them here, Dan is ready to drink and carry on with Alan. Poor guy is surrounded by estrogen in our family now so it will be nice for him to have another man in the house to watch sports and drink beer instead of watching HGTV!

My 41 week appt is on Wed....hopefully I don't make it to that appt.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

39 Weeks - BLAH!

Okay - I'm officially done with this child. Yeah Yeah I'm sure he's cute and all and he's my kid so I'll always love him BUT he has officially made me mad. No progress in the last week and all the "contractions" I've been feeling aren't "real" contractions (which by the way I tried to explain to my doctor 2 weeks ago that I didn't know the difference). UGH! He's never coming out and I'm going to be like Bonnie on Family Guy - Pregnant until Season 7! Sadly I think that rant actually made me feel better.

Anyway, the appointment today was fine. Doctor was late...surprise surprise. No progress, fundal height measuring fine, go to find heartbeat - still looking - can't find it. Rush over to sonogram room...There's the little bugger laying there practicing his breathing and kicking me. Happier than could be. So everything is fine, scary for a second but great none the less. Heartrate was at 129. Till next week....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

38 Weeks! Woohoo

Had my 38 week appointment today, I saw a different Doctor today and she was on time....shocker! Anyway, baby looks good - heart rate around 140 so she was happy with that. Before she checked my progress of course she informed me that most first time moms go late and that I should prepare myself for this. I get so tired of hearing that - ugh, yes I know, I won't prepare myself to go late because I don't want to and leave me alone unless I'm in labor!!! Anyway, I feel better now. I'm making progress and currently at 2 cm and of course as she leaves..."I'll see you next week...if not sooner". Why do they do that??? Seriously you just told me that I'll most likely go late now you give me false hope that I may go in the next week. I hate them! haha until next week....