Thursday, February 26, 2009
Today Andrew had his first visit with the pediatrician. Everything was great and all the questions I had were answered with "it is normal." I love hearing that! So he will visit again next week and then two weeks after that. I tried to get pictures, but they all turned out really blurry. Here is one before leaving, but as you can see Andrew is blurry. Andrew went from 7 lbs and 2 1/2 ozs. to 7 lbs and 7 1/2 ozs. He is a growing boy!! He is still 20 inches
My mom and dad visited last night and my dad finally got to hold Andrew. He has been getting over a stomach virus.
Well I am off to enjoy the day!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
My little Andrew is already one week old! Wow time really does fly! He is a super baby, of course ;)! He usually only cries when he is being changed. He is already on a schedule of some sorts. I never intended to try to get him on one, but he seems to have fallen into one on his own. He goes to sleep between 9-10pm and sleeps for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. He then wakes up to feed and get changed. He then quickly goes back to sleep for usually up to 4 hours. He feeds and gets changed again. We usually are telling daddy good-bye for the day and then we sneak in a few more hours (usually 2) of sleep. We wake up and eat and get changed with a cute new outfit. I get ready while he sits in bouncy seat. We talk to each other the whole time. He loves hearing the noise of the water and hair dryer. We then sit, talk, and play for a couple hours. This is his most alert time of the day. He then sleeps for 3 to 4 hours and wakes to eat and then back to sleep for 3 hours. He then wakes around 4 and stays up till he goes to sleep that night. I can't believe he stays up for as long as he does in the evening, but I think it is helping him sleep so well at night. He is such a calm baby and never gets upset unless he is getting his diaper changed. See!
My absolute favorite thing to do, which might sound weird, is to burp him. I lay him on my chest and he just grunts and coos and seems so content to lay there forever. I love this time!!
I can't remember to turn the flash off!
I am so in love!
Monday, February 23, 2009
I have start by saying thank you for all your sweet comments! I loved reading them. Andrew is sleeping so I am going to attempt to write his birth story as quickly as possible. So Enjoy!
Tuesday night I went to the hospital, got admitted, and was given cervadil, and an IV. I was also checked to see if I was dilated and at that point I was still 2 to 3 cm but thinning out a lot.
Wednesday morning I was checked again and still the same. I was then brought into the birthing room and given pitocin. Well all, you know what, broke lose and the contractions came fast and strong. They started coming 5 mins and then 1 min apart. I was waiting for the epidural and I thought I was dying! I ended waiting for the epidural for about 1 hour and half and went from 4cm to 8cm. I guess I now know why I was in pain. Then the most wonderful man in the world came in a gave me the epidural (which did not hurt at all) and the pain became manageable. I could still feel the contractions and they still hurt, but they were 100 times better than before. Then very soon after the epidural the nurse checked me and I was 10 cm dilated and ready to push!! I pushed for a little over an hour and let me tell you- it was exhausting. Not painful but I literally thought I was going to fall alseep between contractions. When the doctor finally came in I only pushed a few more times and Andrew arrived!
I have to take a minute and tell you how wonderful Nick was! Thinking about it makes me want to cry. He did not leave my side for one minute. He feed me ice chips and let me squeeze his hand till I thought I was going to break it. The enitre time at the hospital he was there for me. He jumped every time I needed anything and he still is! I love him more now than ever!
Anyway sorry for all the sappy stuff. When Andrew arrived he came out screaming and they handed him right to me. It was the best moment of my life! When they toke him to clean him I got to experience my very first stitches. Yes I tore, but not too bad. I think I may be finally getting over the pain from that. Andrew was 7 lbs and 2 1/2 oz. and 20 inches long and perfect.
The stay in the hosiptal was actually great. I had the BEST nurses in the world the entire time I was there. I was very well taken care of! We finally left Friday morning and it was a great moment to start our lives together in our home.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Finally we got to see them after forever!
Proud Papaand of course proud meAunt ChristyHis NannyHis Aunt AmyCousin BrinsleyMommy and BabyAnd sweet AndrewStay tune!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
February 16, 2009
Your dad and I have been patiently awaiting your arrival for nine long months and tomorrow you will finally arrive. We cannot believe the day has finally come. We have everything ready for you. Your room is full of brand new clothes, toys, diapers, and everything in between. We have been blessed to have so many friends and family members that have bought gifts just for you. There are so many people that have been anticipating your arrival for weeks now. You decided to be stubborn and not come on your own. I guess you just need a little help coming out of that safe and warm womb you are so use too. Your dad has worked so hard making your room perfect for you. He painted, added molding, installed new bamboo flooring, put together all the furniture, swings, strollers, and the list goes on. He cannot wait to meet you! I feel lucky that I have gotten to know you over the last nine months. I know you are a very strong and you kick really hard. You have been very good about being still at night so I can sleep and you get the hiccups all the time! I love feeling you move around and I know I will miss that when you are here. I have not even laid my eyes on you, but I know you are perfect. I love you already and I want nothing but that best for you. I want nothing more than for you to happy, safe, and loved. I hope you know how lucky you are to come into a world with such wonderful people. Everyone in your family loves you already and they are counting down the days till you arrive. You are so special to us and we are blessed to be a part of your life. I pray that your arrival into this world tomorrow is easy and safe. I cannot wait to hold you and I may never put you down. We love you and cannot wait to see you!!
Love, Mom and Dad
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Also at the shower Amy and Julie threw me, they had everyone write a little message to Andrew on the mat of a picture frame. I got a picture frame that matched the room perfectly. Also notice the Cd/clock radio! I wanted the smallest one I could find so I could play some music while he slept. Of course I found this at Wal-mart for only twenty bucks.
One of my students at school made me this the other day. So sweet! I am not sure what I am going to do with it yet.
So here we are waiting patiently.
I use to love watching Mr. Rogers! Why don't they make children's programming the way they use to? Anyway it is a beautiful day in Georgia. After church my car said it was 71 degrees!! My perfect temperature. It was also this nice yesterday and Nick washed both of our cars and today we tackled the insides. Now Andrew has a clean car to come home in. Speaking of Andrew, he has decided to spend a little longer in the womb which is really okay with me. Even after my little rant the other day. I really am okay with whenever he chooses to join us, but I can't help sometimes to want him here NOW! At church Nick, Amy, Michael, and I have started going to a newly formed Young Married Couples Sunday School class. This is the second class we have attended and I really think we are going to enjoy it. It focuses a lot on relationships and communication which is always good to get advice on from people who have been married longer than we have. Well we are off to enjoy, what is possibly, our last relaxing Sunday alone. Nick is grilling out a ton of food to freeze! I have the BEST husband ever!
Thursday, February 5, 2009
I am thinking I will last to at least my due date. I have had some random contractions, but nothing too noticeable. I will keep you updated!
Monday, February 2, 2009
On a different subject I found this on BK's blog and it sounded fun.
1. I choose the 4th folder where I store my pictures on the computer.
2. Select the 4th picture in the folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same.
5. No cheating (cropping, editing, etc.)
P.S. Thank you for your sweet comments on the maternity photos. I am so glad I took them and Amy asked. I don't won't to forget anything about this pregnancy.