Saturday, May 31, 2008

We have been blessed!

We have been blessed with a beautiful and healthy baby girl. Loral Lanelle arrived Wednesday 5/28 at 8:53pm, she weighed in at 7lbs. 13oz and 19 3/4 inches long. She has her momma's lips, nose and hair and her daddy's eyes, long fingers and toes. She is perfect and we could not be anymore excited than we are. The labor and delivery were not bad, Matt was with me the entire time and did an amazing job. Dr. Martin and our nurses Shannon and Valerie were wonderful. Valerie had been our nurse throughout the day and stayed past her 7pm shift end time to see us through the delivery. We really appreciated her doing so, she was a big help and helped us make sure that everything that could be done in our room was. Shannon we had through the night and she was very helpful and let us get our much needed rest without a bunch of unnecessary interuptions. Dr. Martin, she made this whole experience wonderful. She made sure that I was comfortable throughout the day and I couldn't have imagined her not being there with us. Everyone was so encouraging through the last leg, I felt on top of the world. I also, must thank Pam and John my CRNA's they did a great job of making sure I was with out as much pain but still able to feel enough to be effective during pushing.

The night before we came home was a little rough she just couldn't get satisfied for long. I did send her to the nursery for a little longer after they finsihed her tests and pictures so I could get about a 2hour nap. It was well worth it, but I was glad when she came back to me. We came home yeasterday around noon and it was a little rocky afternoon, she was really gasy. Mylicon drops are our new best friend. Last night we were all worn out. It was a pretty good night, especially being our first night home by ourselves. I think we did a pretty good job. Now hopefully the milk fairy will bring us a great package and we will be good to go.

Thank you for all the calls, visits, thoughts and prayers we are so blessed.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Counting down

Well, we are finally in the week of our due date. Hard to believe how fast time has passed. Okay, so some days seemed to drag on forever. Matt and I are both so excited about our baby girl and we can not wait for her to get here. This is worse than being a kid waiting for Christmas morning to see what Santa brought. All in all this has been a great pregnancy. Loral is already so loved not just by us but all our friends and family. I have really been amazed at how excited everyone else is about her as well. There have been so many babies born in my family, I wasn't expecting it to be as big of a deal as it is. Now, every time I call anyone family or friend the first thing out is not hello it's: "are you in labor yet". It has really gotten comical. I thought I disappeared after she arrived not before. Even my co-workers are going crazy waiting on her to arrive. Babies really do bring so much joy and excitment to everyone.
Hopefully we do not have to wait to much longer for her. But, for the moment she seems pretty happy with where she is.
We will let you all know when she arrives! Have a good week.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

The last few events

37 weeks

It is hard to believe how close we are now. I went to the Doctor on the 28th and again today. There are no changes and it doesn't look like Loral is ready to come out to meet us yet. Which is fine because our Doctor is taking a trip next week and will be gone for several days. I like her partners but I really want her to deliver us, so we are going to do what we can to help her stay in until Dr. Martin gets back in town.
We are ready to meet our little girl and we know that our world is about to change but we can't imagine it any other way now. We have been preparing for the day for a while now and look forward to the day when we can bring her home. I am ready to be able to sleep again. Now, I know many of you just laughed so hard you almost wet yourself. I do know that there will be many sleepless nights ahead of us, however I will no longer have a little body inside trying to counter act every move I make to get comfortable. She will be on the outside with all the room in the world that she needs to get comfortable and I can go back to sleeping on my belly when I do get the chance to sleep.
Don't get me wrong I have loved being pregnant and can not really complain about anything except that I am getting uncomfortable now and not sleeping well. But, that is normal. I haven't ever really been sick, I had a few moments. I haven't had any heartburn, swelling, high blood pressure, no real mood swings and I really haven't gained more weight than I should. I have been blessed with such a wonderful first pregnancy and I can only hope that those to follow will be just as pleasant.
Well that is it for this week. I know I said I would post our last ultrasound pictures but I haven't scanned them yet, so I will try to do that and include a few shower pictures. I go back next Thursday and we will see what is going on then.