and here he is talking up a storm
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
It was April 29th, the night before my last day in the office and one of my dogs was just pacing and going nuts. My wife and mother-in-law went to the casino for a bit while I stayed home with my father-in-law. My in laws had been here finishing our basement! I texted my wife around 11 to tell her to come home because our dog was going crazy and I couldn't sleep. She gets home and around 1:30, i go to the bathroom and there is a little blood and mucous plug. I start having contractions. I was in bed for a few hours trying to deal with them and timing them. They immediately started off at 5 mins apart. Around 4, I had horrible diarrhea and then got into the shower. I told my wife to get some sleep. The shower felt great. (As great as it can feel while you're having contractions) They start getting more intense and I'm pretty much screaming my head off. My wife calls our doula around 5 and tells her what's going on. She suggests getting in the shower again to see if the contractions lessen. They just get more intense and I'm losing more of my mucous plug and I'm pretty sure my water is breaking. I get out of the shower and we decide to tell the doula we are going to the hospital. This is around 7:30. We get stuck in rush hour traffic, of course, and make it to the hospital a little after 8. When I get in, a nurse checks me and says I'm about 3-4 cm dilated. Great! Then the doctor comes in and says I'm only 1.5. It was very discouraging. The nurses explained that he is stingy with his measurements though.
After that? I continued to have contractions and had horrible back labor. Thank goodness the doula is a massage therapist and was able to counter pressure my pain. I also had this amazing heating pad that you plug in for 15 minutes, then unplug it and it stays warm for hours and becomes portable! That also helped. I was in many different positions to try to help. Mostly, I was leaning over the bed with the pressure on my back! I kept telling everyone that I felt like I was going to poop. Haha. I was also waiting for that moment of transition because I was afraid of more pain. Apparently I was already in it because my wife said I looked like I was having an out of body experience during contractions. They had become very different than the other contractions I was having. Meanwhile, I'm falling asleep between contractions. I hadn't eaten anything since the night before and didn't sleep at all! Then I felt like I needed to push so the my wife got the nurse in to check. She immediately said, oh my god his head is right there! So I started pushing. It felt amazing to push! It was hard because I have asthma and felt like I couldn't breathe through some of them, but after about 45 mins, there he was!! He shot out so fast that the doctor was like, whoa hold on. His cord was around his neck so thy had to cut it immediately. They left some for Jaci to cut too. They immediately put him on my chest for skin to skin contact. He must've loved it because he peed on me haha. I ended up having almost a 2nd degree tear. He had to give me a shot to numb where he was stitching, but I still felt it! I was just very glad not to tear more than I did. Needless to say, we were immediately in love and are now just obsessed with him. Here he was yesterday.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
We are 34 weeks today and I can't believe it. Time has flown. We had both of our baby showers. One was in Kentucky and the other was here in Philly. Those were amazing and exhausting all at the same time. We just had an ultrasound on Tuesday and they say he is weighing in at 4lbs 7oz! I'm anxious to see how much weight he gains in the next 6 weeks. So far I have gained about 27 pounds! I'm still not waddling, unless I eat so much food and can barely move haha!
From our Philly shower
From our Philly shower
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Holy cow. Where has the time gone? We are officially in the single digits for weeks left! I've definitely had a lot of discomfort lately. I hate my couch. I sit on my exercise ball a lot. Or the floor. My in-laws are here finishing our basement and it is coming together so well. We will soon have a lil' man cave for our baby boy! His nursery is coming together too. Just waiting on the glider and ottoman to come in. Once that is done, I'll post pictures. I am in the crazy nesting phase... and I mean CRAZY. I want to organize everything and anything. I passed my glucose test. YAY! And baby boy is moving soooo much. I am going to miss that part about being pregnant. Leaving you with a picture from 27 weeks. So I'm actually a tad bigger now!
Monday, January 5, 2015
Today we are 22 weeks and 3 days. I haven't written in soooo long. It's been a super busy month with the holidays, of course. We went to our anatomy ultrasound and confirmed it's definitely a boy! The tech said he has REALLY long fingers. They did a couple quick 3D pics and he definitely has at least 1 dimple too :)! Here is my bump picture from about 20ish weeks.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
BOY! We went to this awesome ultrasound place at 16 weeks. They guarantee everything and we wanted it to seem less doctor office like. It was great! We brought my mom and then had Jaci's parents on the phone while viewing a live link. There was a huge big screen that we could see everything on, a comfy bed for me, a comfy couch for everyone else and lullaby music playing. We knew within a couple minutes that it was a boy! It was very obvious. I definitely cried my eyes out. We also got a great DVD of him as well. He was licking the placenta! So gross! And he was also waving using his left hand. He uses that hand a lot.
Originally, we wanted a little girl in the family because I have 3 nephews and she has 2 but I guess we just rounded it to 6. After a while, we got REALLY excited at the idea of having a boy and now we want to buy him everything of course. We got our crib ordered and are going through the process of picking out bedding. Here was our Facebook announcement!