Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kids Really Do Say The Darnest Things

Timothy is 3 so of course he has been imitating for awhile now and we have had to start watching what we say and do. Well we REALLY need to watch what we say and do....

Timothy was in trouble yesterday, for what, I don't remember now. But as he was throwing a fit in the hallway he begins to yell. "Just don't tell me what to do"! "Just hush, don't say that"! Then the kicker "Your being and asshole"! YES my 3 year old called me an asshole, we really need to watch our mouths!

Oh and he is always yelling at the dog to "Shut up, stop barking"! And "Get up on the couch and lay down"! Oh and my favorite "I'm gonna beat your ass"!

Don't get me wrong,he doesn't talk like this all the time, but it's just a constant reminder that Tim and I have to constantly watch what we say and do!!

Doctor's Appointment and Sping Weather

Today both of the boys had a doctor's appointment....I was so behind on their appointments. Mason had not been to the doctor since before he was 1, I know bad mommy, not to mention how behind on vaccinations they were! So here I was at the doctor's office with all three in tow, I was a little nervous at how they would behave to say the least. But, they did great. Taylor was the best, she slept the whole time :)

The boys are looking good. They even did a mini eye exam on Timothy and with both eyes he is seeing 20/40, we tried to cover just one eye but he wouldn't let us! They both checked out with a clean bill of health!

Timothy statistics:
Weight- 34lbs 70th percentile
Height- 37 1/4 inches 37th percentile

Mason's statistics:
Weight-24.6lbs 20th percentile
Height- 32 inches 20th percentile
Head circ.- 18 1/2 inches 20th percentile

Timothy had to get 2 shots, the Hep A and Chickenpox vaccines. He was such a big boy and did not cry once!

Mason had to get 4 shots because he is so behind, I know bad mommy, poor baby boy!

I promised Timothy that if he was good at the doctor that we would go to the park, and since he was a very good boy I had to pay up. Luckily it was a gorgeous day out. You can tell it's spring time, but it was so hot that you would have thought it was was about 80 degrees! We didn't stay long at the park, but we went nonetheless! The boys had fun, Taylor nursed and slept.

Then after lunch we went back out in the yard for some more playtime, really because I wanted to take some pictures! I'm loving this weather! Tomorrow we are heading to Purina Farms for the Easter be on the lookout for Easter Bunny pictures!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Our new reality

Wow I am now the mom of three!! I almost cannot believe I have a 3 year old, 1 year old, and a newborn. Making the switch from 2 to 3 has actually been quite smooth and a lot easier than I anticipated. I think going from 1 to 2 was harder.

It has been 2 weeks since Taylor was born and we are all doing great. I feel pretty good except for I'm having a little trouble with my left arm moving it all the way is painful....I thought maybe it was sore from not really doing a whole lot before baby and the once she was born using it a bunch. But it's not getting any better so I'm a little worried that it's some sort of side effect from the epidural. I plan on talking to the doctor when I go in next week. I am suppose to go in for a blood pressure check to see if they can take me off of the bp medicine.

Taylor has also had her first doctor appointment since she was born, and it was with our new pediatrician. I really LOVE her, she is very nice and takes the time to talk with you and explain everything. I'm also a huge fan of the sick and healthy waiting rooms...our old doctor did not have that! Let's see that appointment was on the Monday after we can home and the doctor said she looked great. She was 6lbs 15oz so she was about the same as when we left the hospital! We go back in 3 weeks when she is a month old.

She is already growing so fast :( and is such a good baby for the most part. She is exclusively breastfed and eats around every 2-3 hours during the day and it varies at night. Some nights are good and she only wakes up once or twice and goes back to sleep. Other nights she is eating constantly and staying awake. But I'm trying to soak this time up because I know it doesn't last and I will miss it! Oh and let's talk about poop...this child has no problem in that area! I swear I need protective covering on when changing her because of her projectile would think she was possessed. I have never had to deal with this with either of the boys so this was a total shock. Every time I go and change her she sprays me and everything within 10ft. of her. It's so funny and SO gross all at the same time. I always tell her she is not being very lady like ;)

As far as the boys go, they are handling our new little addition wonderfully! I was a little concerned about Mason since he is a Mommy's boy, but he is so in love with Taylor...they both are. If she is crying they are the first one's to her side, Mason trying to put her pacifier in as Timothy says "It's OK baby sister". OH and the kisses, they smoother her in hugs and kisses especially Mason. They are great big brother's and she is a very lucky girl to have them! They are going to be great protectors!

I am so looking forward to watching all three of them grow up. Tim says this is it for us as far as kids go and I do feel that three is enough. But I am not opposed down the road to having just one more, I mean a long time down the road! I know it could jut be my hormones talking....only time will tell!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Taylor's Birth Story

As soon as Dr. Day uttered those words, "I think today is the day", I kinda started to panic. I was so not prepared, I did not pack a hospital bag, did not clean up the house, I didn't even have the laundry done to pack the hospital bag. So to say I was unprepared is an understatement! But nonetheless, Taylor was coming and by Dr. Day's prediction, it wouldn't be very long! So My mom and I headed to labor and delivery and I called Tim at home!!

I was admitted around 3pm. Around 4pm they started the antibiotics that I had to have during labor because of my positive GBS test. They told me I had to be on the antibiotics for at least 4 hours before they would brake my water. They also started the pitocin around this time too! I was not happy that yet again, I would have to have pitocin....I was really hoping to go into labor on my own this time. Then we just waited, and waited, and waited some more. Around 6pm Tim arrived with the boys :) I was so happy to see them!! Then we did some more waiting.

By this point I was hooked up to all the machines and feeling contractions. They were not unbearable at this point but getting uncomfortable! Around 8pm they started the second bag of antibiotics, I had to have a bag every 4 hours until I delivered. I at this time finally asked for the epidural, I was in extreme pain and just really did not want to deal with it....I was hoping to have a natural birth but with the pitocin the contractions were just a little more than I could handle! So I decided to get the epidural right before they broke my water.

It was around this time that they started to have problems detecting my contractions. They would show up for a while and then all of a sudden just disappear.The were a little concerned about this, I was just hoping my labor did not stall! They tried to reposition the monitor and had no luck. They decided that they would brake my water and go ahead and put an internal monitor in for Taylor's heart rate and my contractions. It was around 9:30pm when my water was broke and the internal monitors were inserted. This worked and they were able to pick up the contractions!

I really thought that Taylor would have been here by this point but nope, I was still at 4cm and she was still really high. I was a little worried that if I didn't start to progress that I would end up with a c-section which I really did not want. This whole time they had been increasing my pitocin periodically to give me stronger more regular contractions. Then we just waited some more hoping things would really start to pick up since my water had been broken. A few hours later I was starting to feel the contractions again, not super painful but definitely getting uncomfortable. They decided to check me again to see if we had made any progress. They were able to stretch and force me to 6cm but Taylor was still high. The nurse said my cervix was very thin though and that there was nothing holding Taylor up so she should definitely drop all the way down.

Shortly after that I was in a lot of pain again and I could tell the epidural was already wearing off....they called for another one. Then it seemed right after I got that I was feeling pressure. Not contractions just a lot of pressure, and I wanted them to check me again. And when she did I was fully dilated and Taylor was right there, she was not even a full finger length in. Now all we had to do was wait for Dr. Day to get there. This was probably the hardest part of the whole labor and delivery!

I love when you have that uncontrollable urge to push and they tell you not to push until the doctor is is the most uncomfortable thing in the world!! With every contraction I could feel her head right there, a few times I actually thought she might just come out before the doctor made it. I keep my legs closed and as tight as I could!! FINALLY the doctor arrived, she had trouble parking.

Tim's Aunt Shari took the boys out to the waiting room and it was just Tim and my mom in the delivery room. By the time the doctor and nurses got all ready and told me to go ahead and push when I felt the need to, Taylor was right there. I held my breath and didn't even get a full push and her head was out!! I could not believe that it happened that fast. Then I finished pushing with that contraction and she just slipped out! One contraction and two pushes and my beautiful little girl was finally here!

I was ecstatic, over the moon :) She was happy, healthy, and beautiful. Taylor arrived at 1:06 a.m. on March 9, 2010. She was 7lbs 8oz...I could not believe she was bigger than her brothers, and was 19 3/4 inches long. I was able to breastfeed her right away and she did great. She was and is perfect in every way


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