Friday, September 23, 2011

Maddyn's first week!!

Her Grand Entrance!!
First Bow!!

Wide Awake

Going Home

This bassinest was my dad's. She is the 3rd generation to use it!!
Monthly photo shoot

Maddyn is here!!

My sweet girl is finally here!! Maddyn Elise was born September 15 via C-section at 11:45 AM weighing 7lbs. 2oz and was 20 inches long!! She is perfect!!

John and I decided to go ahead and be induced at out doctors appointment on the 14th because #1 I was pretty miserable and #2 I hadn't dilated nor had Maddy dropped any. We were both thinking we weren't going to be able to get in until after the weekend, but my doctor told us we could start the induction process that night.

We checked into the hospital at 10 o'clock Wednesday night and by 11 they had started me on Cervadil. By 4:30 in the morning I was feeling contractions when Dr. Staud got to the hospital at 7:30 that morning I had dilated to a 2 so there was no need to start pitocin. The dr. then broke my water and went off to do c-section. What I didn't know was that before she came into check me Maddy's heart rate kept dropping, they put me on my side and gave me oxygen and that helped bring it back up.

Around 9:00AM the anesthesiologist came in and did the epidural. I had been stressing out over this because everyone had told me this would be painful. Well I must have had one really good anesthesiologist because I felt one little poke and that was it. Honestly the IV hurt more than the epidural!!

Not long after that I noticed that one of the nurses was watching the heart monitor non-stop. This is when it started to get scary....All of a sudden they put the oxygen back on me and rolled me from one side to the other. At one point there were 4 nurses in my room. Maddyn's heart rate wouldn't stabilize even after they gave me something to help stabilize it.So they called my doctor and she came and told me we would do a c-section in the next 20 minutes. I was fine with this, actually I had always thought I would probably have to have one and I had told my doctor I was totally fine with it, whatever was best for me and the baby.

John did great through the whole thing. He stayed completely calm. He sat by my side the whole time in the operating room and told me everything was going to be fine and that I was doing great. I couldn't believe how calm he was, even before hand when we were trying to have a normal delivery. I really had thought he was going to be a nervous wreck and drive me nuts!!

I was in recovery for about 2 hours, but in the mean time Miss Maddyn had quite a crowd waiting on her arrival. There were 18 people in the waiting room and I can't even count how many people came to visit us over the weekend. John and I felt so blessed that so many people were excited to meet our baby!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I'm Tired....

Of being pregnant!! I'm going to the doctor every week now and as of last Wednesday Ms. Maddyn hadn't dropped nor have I dilated any!!She is quite happy in her mommy's tummy! Here are pictures from 37 weeks and 38 weeks and as you can tell there is no change. I'll be 39 weeks on Tuesday and I'm so ready to be done!!

                                                           37 Weeks

38 Weeks

Monday, September 5, 2011

Finally an update!!

It's been quite a while since my last post!! I spent the summer staying extremely busy. The Hunter girls definatley kept me busy this summer. I spent so many hours in the car it began to feel like home!! We did manage to squeeze in a movie here and there, trips to NRH20 and a couple of dips in the pool.

My preganancy was going by really fast until the past few weeks and now it seems the weeks are slowing down. I think I'm so ready to be done that it's making it go by slower. I'll be 38 weeks on Tuesday and I have a feeling our little girl isn't coming anytime soon!! Everything is just about ready for her arrival if she'll just decide to make her appearance. I've been having Braxton Hix since about 30 weeks and while they aren't painful they sure are annoying!!

John and I also had a friend of mine take pregnancy pictures. Go find her on Facebook and online at The Picket Fence Photography. We loved the way they turned out!! Here are just a few!!