July 29, 2010

Carly Joelle

Carly was born on July 22, 2010 at 12:11 am! She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20 inches long. The induction day didn't go quite as planned. We got there at 6am like we were told and were sent home. Yes, I said we got sent home again!!! The hospital was too busy and said to call back in two hours to see about coming back. Well, we were told to come back between 11am and 12pm but then after another phone call, they said it would be closer to 3pm. I was beyond frustrated!!! Finally around 5pm, we were on our way! We got to the hospital checked in, and pitocin started by 7pm. My water got broke at 10pm and the contractions were in full force! I got the epidural shortly after and I was ready to push! I dilated fully within the hour, felt ALL THE PRESSURE and at 12:11am my second gift from God was here! It was a very quick delivery yet very painful but totally worth it! Both girls are adjusting well and Carly is such an angel! She sleeps ALL THE TIME! I think I deserve that after Miss Lidia!

July 20, 2010

Last day as a mom of one...

That's right folks! I'm still here! But that's ok! I get induced tomorrow at 6am and I've had a great few last days to hang out with my BIG GIRL but now I'm ready! I don't have much else to say because my mind is somewhere else today, but here are some more pictures from Lidia's birthday and a few from this week! Tomorrow I will have two little princesses to post pictures of and I can't wait! Hopefully I get some sleep tonight!Lidia with Mamaw!
Lidia with Grandma Elaine

Oh and Matt got me a new camera this weekend! This is the start of the pics from my new camera... hopefully I get better!

Watching Barney... who knew?!

My little pre-Madonna!

Lidi and Mommy watching the Bachelorette

Lovin on her Papa!

July 15, 2010

Doctors suck.

I was up all night with false labor. This meant no sleep for momma so I stayed home from work with my baby girl on Tuesday.

Lidia had her one year check-up and I had my 38 week appointment. The Dr. said I was still dilated to 2 so no progress. A little disappointing to say the least. So people were on a mission. A mission to get me in labor. My sister and one of my friends came over Tuesday night and worked their baby voodoo magic on me. One website we went to had all the regular home remedies listed to try; Raspberry leaf tea, pressure points, walking, etc. But it also had a few interesting ones that any of my pregnant friends might wanna try... or no. My fav? GET ON ALL FOURS AND SHAKE YO BOOTY. No joke. Really?! But it's comedy and will make your friends laugh so maybe try it? Some other ones included telling your baby it's okay to come now. Ok, if it were that easy, I'd have a 6 month old by now. Galloping? Seriously? But I guess I can see that if you want to try and jump the baby out of you!

Anyway, that evening we went to the mall and walked. And walked. And walked. I was contracting every 5 to 10 minutes. They were regular and getting stronger but the mall closed so home we went. We sat down to watch the Season Finale of the Hills (duh) and my contractions stayed consistent but seemed to be spacing out. So we weren't going to let them die down this time and took a walk around my neighborhood. My contractions started coming every 3 minutes and pretty painful. Once I got home, they were about 2 minutes apart and it was go time. So off to the hospital we went after Lidia was taken care of.

I'm going to give you the short version of the story. We got to the hospital around 11pm, I was dilated to a 3 (earlier that day I was at a 2), and contractions were consistent and much stronger. The nurse said she would check me in 2 more hours and if I had progressed, then they would admit me. 2 hours later, she checked me and I was at a 4! WOO HOO! I was admitted and she said, "You aren't going home now!" Of course, this started the waiting game. I took a jacuzzi bath, had more contractions, took a little nap, more contractions, ate a popsicle, ya know the normal. She checked me several hours later and I was still at 4. This is where it gets fuzzy because remember, I didn't sleep Monday night. So it was now sometime around 5 or 6 am and I was going on almost 2 days without sleep. The nurse said the Dr that came in at 7 would come in and either break my water to get things going or start up Pitocin. Again, a sure sign (and the fact that I was already admitted) that Carly was coming! Well the Dr. didn't get to my room for several more hours but when she came in she said; "We're probably going to send you home."

Hmmm whaaaaaaaaaa!?" She began to explain that I hadn't progressed for several hours, stuck at 4, and since I wasn't 39 weeks they didn't feel comfortable giving me anything to induce labor. I was baffled. Mad. Frustrated. Sad. TIRED. Uncomfortable. Bawling. Of course, my contractions were still consistent but just not getting the job done. The first thing I thought of was Lidia. How do I take care of my one year old when I'm in this much pain, especially if this could last for days? I was a wreck. We stayed for a few more hours to see if there was any more progress but eventually I went home after 12 hours of labor. Blah. They set up an induction for next Wednesday the 21st. This means I will be meeting my baby girl in less than a week so I'm happy, but still frustrated with the whole ordeal and have so many unanswered questions...

-Why did you admit me and say I'm not going home, then send me home? I hate empty promises.
-Why does everyone say 38 to 42 weeks is the best time for a baby to be delivered, she's full term, but yet you are uncomfortable giving me something to help with labor?
-Why does one Dr./nurse say one thing, and a different one says another?
-Did you send me home because you were just too busy? Yes, I know that the floor was packed, you were delivering two sets of twins, several emergency c-sections but really?
-How do I know when to come back in? I was in real labor, it "stopped" and I was sent home. I'm more likely to give birth in my car at this point in fear of being sent home again!
-And above all, I appreciate you wanting to protect my baby by not bringing her into this world if she's not ready but I have myself and my other daughter to think about as well. Can you throw me a bone?

Anyway, we are home and I'm sorry for the negativity. I really will feel better after some much needed rest! I'm happy because I decided that I'm not going back to work before she's born. It's best to just be home and enjoy these last few days! Contractions come and go. I'm exhausted because Lidia decided to stay up ALL NIGHT last night. But I'm so excited for next week. Prayers that the contractions just go away. I just want to be comfortable, be able to sleep and enjoy being a mom of one princess these last few days! Hope everyone else is having a good week!

July 13, 2010

Lidia is ONE!!!!!!!!!!

On Sunday, the princess turned one!!! Here are just a few pictures of her birthday weekend! I have tons more and party details to come, but I just wanted to get these up here since I'm a few days late already! We had an amazing weekend and I love her more than she will ever know! Happy Birthday Lidia!

July 08, 2010

The best big sister in training...

Putting the baby to sleep...

Checking on the baby by patting her head...

Checking her diaper...

"But Momma she wants to be awake!!"
...or lay upside down...Now I will push her in her stroller...
And check on her again..."I'm such a good helper!"
"Shhh she's sleeping!"
Ok I'm done...
I will play with my Aunt Chloe now...
I love MY sister! I know Lidia will love hers too!