Friday, July 29, 2011

Michael Thomas is here!!

Our little bundle of joy arrived July 25th at 4:05pm. We are so happy to have him here. He is such a good little guy, and so far things are going great!

So here is the birth story: I started having contractions at 2 am on Monday morning, I didn't really think much of it, I didn't think I was going to have this baby for another week and a half. My real due date was Aug. 4th and I had scheduled my c-section for Aug 2nd hoping I could try for a vbac (vaginal birth after c-section) and I went back to sleep. At like 4am I couldn't really sleep through them and they were getting harder and harder. I figured if I was going into labor I would have to be in a LOT more pain to have the baby so I just decided to wait until I couldn't handle them any more. My contractions were 3-4 mins apart but not a minute long since 4am and they were slowly getting worse as time went by, but I could still handle talk through them. By 7am I a called my mom and told her I had been having contractions since 2am, she said if i could still handle them I should wait to go to the hospital, so I did just that.
At 8am, I called my SIL and I told her about my contractions and then she came over to help me get through them. I wanted to wait to go to the hospital as long as possible because I wanted to have an un-medicated vaginal birth, I thought this way I could increase my chances of having a vaginal birth since with the epidural you have to be laying down most of the time, and I wanted to stay active during labor to help my body dilate. My SIL came at 9 and by 10:15-ish we decided it was time to go to the hospital, so I stayed home while Greg took Scott to his Grandma Crockett's house and when he came back, we went to the hospital. We got to the hospital at 11:00ish and I was dilated to a 4 and 80% effaced. By the time they put me in my room (they were very slow) it was around 1pm. At like 3:15pm I was at a 5+ and 90% effaced, after that my contractions were getting stronger and a little closer together. By 3:30pm, my water broke and by 3:45ish I was ready to push the baby. I pushed for about 15mins and Michael came out!! I was so happy!! I was able to hold Michael right away and I was wide awake ready to hold him, something I wasn't able to do with Scott. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to have this baby vaginally, it was hard while I was in labor because I would doubt myself that I could do it since my body didn't do what it was supposed to when I had Scott. I had the support of my husband, mom and my SIL-Halley. They were awesome and very helpful!!

Here we are waiting to get checked.

I love this picture! My little one is so cute!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Update!

Ok, so I haven't posted anything is SOOOO long and I don't think it's possible for me to get caught up. So here is a little summary of our lives.

*We are getting ready for Baby Boy to come (we don't have a name yet, I'm sure I'll know when I see him)

*My Aunt came to town from Switzerland and we had a blast spending time with her and showing her all the church sites.

*We've been out in the sun a lot!! Scott LOVES playing outside and he also loves swimming! I have been loving the warm weather for Scott but I'm DYING of HEAT!!

*We have done some painting/projects in our bedroom, living room and the kids room! I'm so happy of how it has turned out! I'm still decorating the kids room, but so far it looks awesome!!

*Also Scott has done some coloring/painting himself. See below:
He was supposed to be taking a nap in his bedroom while I was napping in my room, except that I fell asleep and he didn't. I could hear him through the monitor but I thought he was just playing with his toys but no. When I went in this is what I found!! I couldn't believe my eyes! I almost had a HEART ATTACK, Thankfully Greg works close by (like 5 mins. away) and he came to rescue me and well his kid.
After 1.5 hours of Greg cleaning and Scott watching we were able to get it off! This is the after. I'm so glad we had a good cleaner because the marker he found was permanent and was one of my scrapbooking markers (if you know me you DO NOT mess with my scrapbooking stuff!)

Here is a picture of the stripes Greg painted in our living room! The picture doesn't do justice. I'm in LOVE with my wall!! I'm so happy I have handy husband!!

In the bottom right corner you can see the toy box my AMAZING husband made for me :) (well for the kids)