Well, we survived our first week! Katelyn is such a blessing and we love her more than we could have ever imagined possible. However, this baby stuff is tough. Dealing with the soreness of labor, learning how to breastfeed, and running off hardly any sleep can really take its toll. It is totally worth it of course and seems to get better everyday. Katelyn and I are getting used to each other and we are developing a routine. Thought I would post some more pics. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Katelyn made her debut into the world on Wednesday August 19th around 2:45pm. We finally got to go to the hospital for an induction on Tuesday night. That was the earliest they had a bed for us. Dr Lamar broke my water around 9:00am on Wednesday and by 2:20pm I was fully dialated and ready to push. I only pushed for about 10 minutes. Thank goodness! The actual delivery was easy but the labor part was terrible. Thank goodness for modern medicine. Once I got my epidural, life was good. All of the staff at United Regional were amazing. We had tons of visitors and finally got to come home around 1:00pm on Friday afternoon. It has been an awesome experience and we just think she is perfect! I have been experiencing some pretty sleepless night so far waiting for my milk to come in but we are learning and couldn't be happier with our little bundle of joy! Brian has been so helpful. He is going to be such a great dad. Thank you to everyone who has visited, called, etc. This little girl has no idea how many people love her and her parents. We appreciate everything! I will try my best to update atleast once a week. Stay tuned.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Well, I sit at home on Friday night waiting and wondering when Katelyn is going to make her entrance into the world. I am so ready to meet her but I am also starting to get anxious about how she is going to get here. I am scheduled to be induced on Tuesday, the 18th if she doesn't decided to come this weekend. I was not dialated at my appointment on Wednesday and I don't really feel any differently, so I doubt she will be coming on her own, but she could surprise us. It is a weird feeling knowing this is our last weekend without a child. I know our life is going to change drastically but we are ready. I just know we will wonder how we ever lived without her pretty soon. Hopefully, the next time I blog it will be to post new pictures of our little girl. Wish us luck!!!!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
So as promised I am posting a few nursery pics. The room is pretty small but I think it turned out pretty cute! Now for the baby update, I went to the Dr. on Monday and was 80% effaced but still not dialated. He said that could change overnight. I go back next Wednesday and if there is still no change we will pick my induction date. He said we could do it as early as the 16th which is my actual due date. So long story short, we will know a date by next Wednesday if nothing happens before.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
I had my last baby shower last week. My great coworkers threw me one and did an awesome job. I got lots of cute stuff and enough gift cards to pretty much finish off my registry. This baby stuff is expensive! My friend Yvonne at the Basketcase is wanting to start offering Baby Bellycasting. I have gotten to be her model these last couple of months. The 3 belly casts lying on the table are me. She painted the one on the left to match my nursery. So cute!!!!! I already have it hanging on the nursery wall. The new hospital opens on Monday and Brian is back in town so I would be fine having this baby anytime now. The swollen ankles and overall discomfort have ran their course. Being pregnant has been a neat experience, but I am ready to move to the next step. We can't wait to meet Katelyn Grace!!!! I will try to post nursery pics this week.