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15 11 2010

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Ryan Andrew Is Here!

15 11 2010

Me and Ryan after he was cleaned up.

My little baby boy Ryan Andrew was born October 22, 2010 at 11:31AM. He weighed 7lbs 12oz and was 20 1/2in long. I have never been happier in my life than I was at that moment. I immediately fell in love with him. Jon and I had decided on the name when he came to see me a few days before my due date. Ryan is Jon’s middle name so I suggested it and he liked it and Andrew is a name that I love so we picked that for the middle name, and that is how we got our baby’s name Ryan Andrew.





10/22/10-Induction Day

15 11 2010

This is me before heading to the hospital to be induced.

The 22nd was my induction day. I had to go in at 7:30. When I got to the hospital I had to fill out some paper work and then they showed me to my room where I had to fill out more paper work. At around 8:30, my doctor came in my room to start giving me the Pitocin, but my nurse told her that I was already having small contractions, so she just broke my water instead. I was very grateful that I didn’t have to have the Pitocin, because sometimes it can make things worse and make your labor longer. Shortly after my water was broken my contractions started getting bigger and more painful but I could still manage them.

After a little while, the pain started getting too strong. My nurse came in and checked me and told me that I was 5cm dilated so she said she could me to put me on Nubain, to take the edge off. That work for a little while but then my contractions started getting so bad that my rib and back bones started hurting extremely bad and I started shaking so bad it looked as if I was seizing. I couldn’t take the pain any more because the contractions were causing me to have abnormal pains other than the pains you normally get with contractions. My nurse called the anesthesiologist in so that she could give me an epidural. I was in so much pain that I could hardly sit still and in order for her to put the stuff in my back I had to hold on to my mom and my nurse. The epidural started working right away and I was so glad. I was able to rest comfortably and I could hardly feel anything.

At around 11:00am, I started feeling different so my nurse checked me again and I was 10cm dilated. It was time to push! I started pushing and then didn’t want to anymore because it hurt so bad. My epidural hadn’t completely numbed me like it was suppose to, so I could feel a lot “down there.” Before I know it, my doctor told me to feel his little hair and then a few pushes later my  beautiful baby boy was born. My mom cut the umbilical cord and then they handed my baby to me so that I could hold him for the first time before they cleaned him off. My labor ended up being 3 hours long, which is really short for my first child, but since I was already about half-way there, it didn’t take me as long as it could have.





Being induced..(I’m way behind)

15 11 2010

Well I went to the doctor on October 19th and was 4cm dilated. She stripped my membranes yet again but there was still no sign of little Junior coming into the world, so she decided to schedule a day for me to be induced. She scheduled me for Friday, October 22. Dr. Sam could not believe that I was still pregnant and kept repeating that to me and the Nurse Practitioner in training that was following her around. I was hoping to go in before my induction but it didn’t happen that way. I guess my little one just like being all warm and cozy in my belly. I on the other hand, was ready to get him out. My belly was hurting like crazy and I felt (and looked) like I was going to burst.





Past my due date

18 10 2010

Well Saturday was my due date and he is still snug as a bug in my belly. I guess he likes being all warm in there, but mommy is definitely ready to have her body back. I am also so ready to see him and hold him. Seeing Jon with him is also something I can’t wait to see. I wish I knew when he was going to be here because I really don’t want to be induced and I would like to stay away from having a c-section, but I guess we will see what happens. I don’t really have a ton else to update on at the moment. I have a doctor appointment on Tuesday. So if I don’t have him in the next day, I will talk to my doctor to see what the best thing is.






Getting Closer..

11 10 2010

Well at my doctor appointment last week I was told that I would probably go with in the week, but I’m still here and I had another appointment today. Last week I found out that I was 3cm dilated and that was a big jump from the previous week of 1cm. She also stripped my membranes last week, a.k.a. separating the water sac from the side of the uterus, which is suppose to release hormones that soften the cervix to help it contract, but that didn’t do much of anything besides give me cramps.

This week I found out that I am 3.5cm dilated and 90% effaced. Not as big as a jump but still progress! She stripped my membranes some more and said that my water sac could break at any time now. They also did a head position check to make sure his head was down. They were pretty sure it was, but wanted to make sure since bottoms can be hard too. Thankfully his is in the right position, so I won’t had to have a c-section for that reason. Everything is looking good and I will hopefully go with in the next couple of days, since my due date is on Saturday. I do have an appointment set up for next week just in case, but I hope that I don’t have to go to it. I am ready to have this baby and I can’t wait to meet him and name him and be able to hold him! I am going to try and do some walking and some squats to try and speed up the wait and we will see if that does anything to help.





Answering everyone’s questions..

3 10 2010

This is a much needed update from things a couple months back, to more recent things. Some people have asked some questions in their comments so I’m going to answer them as best as I can.

I have had two great baby showers where I got  some much needed items and lots of cute clothes. I have also gotten a few side gifts from my dad and other friends and family members.  Although this kid won’t go without much, it’s crazy how much babies really need. You would think that you have enough stuff when the drawers are filled, but that’s not always the case. These little “creatures” need more contraptions and more clothes than anyone else I know.

I have not gotten any stretch marks on my belly, however I have gotten some on the sides of my hips, my butt,  the very upper parts of my legs, and my boobs. And as I gain more weight on my sides, I have also started getting some marks on what is the start to a “muffin top.” Yuck! Most of them are the purple looking ones and some are more skin toned. They will most likely go away or at least light up some thank goodness. Some are also “pressure veins,” which hurt and itch. I am so ready for them to go away!

My total weight gain so far has been 27 pounds. Since I got really sick at the beginning of my pregnancy, I started off under weight and it has been hard to gain a lot of weight. My doctor had said that she wanted me to gain around 40 pounds. I’m glad I probably won’t reach that point, but I will probably get up to 30 pounds, which isn’t too bad I guess. Thank goodness I’ll probably lose about 12 pounds before I leave the hospital due to not having a baby or extra fluids inside me anymore. Babies = best way to lose weight in one day! haha.

If you want me to contact you when I have the little guy, make sure I have your number. I have most of everyone’s number, but I could be missing a few. So you can comment on here or e-mail them to me at tinalou09@gmail.com. Facebook also works. I plan to update this while I’m in the hospital since I’ll be sitting in the room all day, so you can also check here for updates. I have no idea when he’s going to come, hopefully sooner rather than later but we shall see.

A lot of people are shocked to see how big I have actually gotten and to tell you the truth, so am I. Never in a million years did I think that I would get this big. I’m definitely bigger than my mom was for any of her children, because I tried on her maternity clothes that are two sizes bigger than I normally wear, and they were too short because my belly stuck out too much. I use to be all belly and now it’s expanding into my sides because it has no where else to go since I am so short and small.

Things with Jon weren’t getting much better for a while there, but I did talk to him recently and we had a decent conversation, so that’s good at least. I’m trying to come up with a good plan that will work for both of us in the best of ways. It’s hard to plan parenting because Children are unpredictable, but I’m trying my best to work something out. As many of you know, what I want most for my son is for him to know and be around his father. I know what it’s like to not have that and I want to give my son what he deserves, and that is for his mommy AND his daddy to be there for him and to love him with all of their hearts. I am very optimistic on this situation, and I hope that it all works out for the best!

For me labor is a scary concept and I’m kind of nervous for it because I don’t know what to expect. A million people could tell you about their experience, and your labor could still be completely different. So hopefully it won’t be as bad as I think it’s going to be, but I guess we will have to see how things go.

Alright I think this is the end of my gigantic post. I’m sorry that none of the paragraphs are really in any order. I just went in order from the oldest comments to the newest ones. I can’t wait to meet my little guy and I am so ready to start getting back to normal and get in a routine that will work for both me and Junior.

This is me at 38 weeks. He is starting to take control of my body! haha.