Thursday, September 18, 2008

He is here!

Oh my goodness! Our little baby Christian is finally here! He is so beautiful.
Jared was so great to post all of the pictures and I thought I would add a little about our baby...I am still waiting in the hospital this morning while he has his circumcision. "(
My water broke Tuesday morning at about 7:40 and I knew then that he was coming soon! We ran around the house with our heads cut off trying to put everything together last minute. Ha-ha! We got to the hospital and registered in the ER where they brought me a wheel chair to get me to L&D. Yadda yadda yadda.... they hooked me up to IV's and things, took vitals, and low and behold I start contracting. Ahhhh! Awful. The pitosin they gave me increased the contractions and the intensity of them. So with my eager consent they gave me stadol intravenously which made me absolutely crazy, but took some edge off the contractions. Thankfully I can be excused from my wild behavior while on the stadol. So you wont be offended when I tell you that I swore at the nurses who took my blood and swore a couple times while receiving the epidural. (Which doesn't make sense, that blessed man-who could cuss at the man who uses magic to make the pain go away?) Bless his heart! I told him I was LDS and that I was sad to say I was being a bad example. He and the nurses laughed at that. Pretty much due to the stadol, whatever I was thinking in my head, I expressed vocally to everyone.
After the epidural I was as pleasant as a peach. I didn't feel a thing! It was absolutely fabulous. Jared was my wonderful coach the entire time. Without him I don't know what I would have done! I love him so much!
A few hours after the epidural I was dilated to a 10 and ready to push that baby out! 20 minutes later, out comes our beautiful baby Christian!!! It was such a wonderful experience. I just can't describe the amount of love I felt immediately upon seeing him. It is such a miracle. I know Jared felt the same way. He was at my side the whole time but once that baby was out, he was at his side! He loves that baby so much!
Our baby is not quite 2 days old yet and already his features seem to be changing and he is taking on a little personality of his own. I have to say that I don't want these moments to ever end. I love this time with my husband and new baby. We will never get them back. However, I know we have wonderful new experiences to look forward to with our baby. I just don't want him to grow up! We will take so many pictures now that he is here! This is such a precious time in our lives.
Anyhow...just thought I would share that with everyone. He is absolutely beautiful. Wish you could all be here. We love you. ")

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Bringing Home the Baby!

I am so excited about how cute the baby will be wearing this home from the hospital! I just had to share it with you. Aren't baby clothes just so cute and small? I can't wait for the baby to come!!! Come soon baby Christian!
P.S. Julie just sent us the fun "Christian" hat.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Counting Down!

We are now on the final 2 weeks of the pregnancy! We can't believe that in just 10 days we will be proud parents of our little baby Christian! Well, actually, I can believe it. I'm like the Pilsbury Dough Boy. I have gained almost 35 pounds and I am retaining water like crazy!! I roll out of bed in the morning and I find myself waddling to get everywhere ! Today I went on a walk and when I was finished my hands were as thick as a brick! I am not even kidding.
It must be a funny sight but after this moment of reflection I find it funny no more. I am absolutely 100 percent ready to get this baby out! But he doesn't seem to think that it's time. The last 3 visits to the Dr. I have shown no progress whatsoever. The baby is still incredibly high and has not dropped at all. He seems to be completely content where he is. Not if I have anything to say about it!

My mom is coming out the 18th and we plan to induce on the 19th, the due date. Even though the Dr. has agreed to induce, I hope we've made some progess by then.

Jared is starting his 3rd week at Ole' Miss and seems to be enjoying it. He is so smart!
I find myself really looking forward to Jared coming home from school everyday. I really miss him and I don't like to be alone all day. Hopefully when the baby comes I'll have more to do and I wont be quite so lonely for his companionship.

I tried to get Jared to take a picture of both of us for this entry but he just wouldn't! What a stinker. I bet he'll be singing a different tune when I want to take pictures of him and the baby! Jared really is a sweet heart. He has taken such good care of me the entire pregnancy.
No one could be more excited to be a daddy than he is. He asks everyday if we can have the baby now. It's so sweet!

Well I think the next time we update this we will be new parents! Until then. Chao!