Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Addison's 1st Halloween

We took Miss A to take some pictures at a local pumpkin patch and dressed her up and took some pictures at home. She did not like the tutu i made on bit. I have pictures to prove how much she hated it, but i did get a few good shots too. Now I'm excited for next year when she will be more interactive at things like this :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Addison's 1st Pictures

October 11th (1 week 1 day old) we had newborn pictures of Addison taken. She did very well, she was awake for some and asleep for others so we could pose her. Only cried once and we gave her a bottle and she was content and ready to keep going. Heather Bush at is fantastic!! I cant believe how great all of our pictures came out.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Friday, October 16, 2009

As our world turns...

Hey guys!

Maternity leave is going great. Addy truly is a great baby, the only issue we have ran into the past two nights is she wants to be held when she should be sleeping which makes it very hard for me to sleep. I get her changed/feed and to sleep and as soon as i lay her in her crib and get in bed and start to fall asleep she wakes up. I try and let her cry it out for a while to see if she will put her self back to sleep but that doesn't work. As soon as i go pick her up she is fine and falls right back to sleep. Its so sweet that she wants me to hold her but she is going to have to get over that and go back to being the good sleeping baby i got used to the first week :)

In time I'm sure we will work a schedule out. Other than that things are great and we are enjoying relaxing at home together although i cant wait to take her out and run errands but due to the h1n1 stuff the pediatrician has advised me that we should keep it inside till she is 6 weeks. Tomorrow is 2 weeks so 4 weeks to go then were hitting the mall :)

Well here is my post partum survey just cause I'm bored while Miss Addy naps.

How far along were you when you had your baby? 37 weeks 6 days

How long was labor? 6 1/2 hours... I was lucky!

Total weight gain: 15 lbs

Total weight loss since: 17 lbs... Again I am lucky!

Back into your own clothes yet? Yep

Did you get stretch marks? Only on the boobies...

Did you deliver vaginally or by c-section? Vaginally.

Best moment this week: Watching Addison sleep so peacefully on my chest even if it is the middle of the night!

What I miss about being pregnant: Feeling her moving inside me.

How big is baby: 6lb 5oz as of her Dr appointment last Thursday.

Baby's temperament? Content. She is really only fussy when she is hungry.

What I am looking forward to: Giving her a real bath :)
And now for a few pictures

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Addison's Birth Story

Ok well I'm sitting here with a baby with a full belly and perfectly content so I'm going to try and get this birth story written :)

The week before Addy's birth i started having contractions off and on, mostly ones that would wake me up every hour sometimes closer in the middle of the night but never seemed to get any closer together. Then Tuesday morning (Sept 29th) i started losing my mucus plug and continued to lose that in chunks all week. Called the Dr because i was having mild contractions every 5 min, but she said that unless i could breathe and talk through them it was not time. So i took off work just in case and spent the day with Matt. We even went to the mall :)

On Wednesday (Sept 30th) i went to work and had a Dr's appointment at noon. I was 2 cm and 75% effaced which means i had dilated 1 more cm since my last appointment so the contractions were moving something along, but the Dr said she thought i still had about 1 more week in me. So i left kinda bummed but excited that at least there was progress to show for all the sleepless nights of contractions.

Thursday and Friday went buy the same... contractions all night but never increasing in intensity or getting closer together so i went to work both days and just dealt with it during the day!

Saturday, Oct 3rd i didn't sleep at all the night before contractions every 15 min and getting stronger, but since the Dr seemed so sure i would make it another week i was in denial that this could be the start of it. So i tried to relax at home and rest. Finally around 11 am i called my mom and told her what was happening. In the 20 min that i talked to her i had 5 contractions that i couldn't talk through. (Not that they were that painful i just couldn't think while trying to concentrate on breathing) So she urged me to go to the hospital and get checked out... but i was STILL in denial. So i told Matt that it could be the day but i wasn't sure but we should shower and get ready just in case. After getting ready i still wasn't convinced so i sent Matt to the grocery store since that is what we had planned to do that day. While he was gone i started getting some even more intense contractions so i called him and told him we would go when he got back home.

We arrived at the hospital at 2:00 pm. Contractions were about 5-7 min apart. Some were intense and some not so bad. In triage they checked me and i was 3 cm. So they hooked me up to the monitor and told me that they would monitor for 1 hour and unless i dilated to a 4 in the hour then they would be sending me home. The nurse said she thought i would most likely go home :(

So we sat there for about 45 min and i felt a little trickle during a contraction. I told Matt that i thought i may have either broke my water or peed (ha ha) So when the nurse came back over i forewarned her that i may have peed. She said it didn't look like pee and swabbed me to test for amniotic fluid. While she was waiting for the test to work she checked me and i was 4cm... and the test came back positive for my water breaking! So they admitted us!!!

They moved us upstairs to L&D right away. When i was checked up there i was already at 5 cm in 20 min! Things were progressing really fast, and they asked if i was going to get an epidural. At this time the contractions weren't to bad at all but i did want the epidural and if i was going to get it they were going to have to give it to me before i dilated any more. So they pumped me with iv fluids. While i was waiting for my epidural i had one REALLY bad contraction!!! The nurse even came in and asked if i was ok cause she saw it on the monitor.

Dr came in gave me my epidural which they had to put in twice! : ( during a contraction both times! Then it started to kick in and was WONDERFUL!! Nurse checked me again and i was already at 7 cm. Around this time i had a bunch of contractions in a row (couldn't feel) and the babies heart rate decreased very fast so the nurses came in and had me roll over and put some oxygen on me. Addy bounced right back and was fine.

Around 7:30 they came in and checked me and i was 9 cm and moving really fast. Around 7:50 i told the nurse i had this pressure like i had to go #2. So they checked again and i was 10 cm!!! Everyone started getting ready to have this baby! At 8:05 i was told to push. 10 count for 3 times through every contraction. Pushed through 3 contractions and she was here!!! 15 min of pushing and that was it!!!!! I couldn't believe how fast it all went. Within in 6 hours of getting to the hospital and she was born! It almost seemed too easy! I'm still in disbelief!

Addison Lynn
Born October 3, 2009 @ 8:20pm
6lb 6oz and 19 inches

Monday, October 5, 2009

Addison is here!!!

Born Oct 3,2009, 6lb 6 oz and 19 inches. Birth story to come....