Sunday, February 28, 2010


It is so amazing how much your life changes the day you hold that little one in your arms. I am still realizing the full effects of the impact it has on our life from how we talk to one another, when we "void" (the hospital term for pee pee) and what we talk about. Our life right now is titled by the chart I made "EAT,PEE, POOP" to track feedings and diaper changes so we could remember what happened when...

Grace is a blessing like no other. Friday we had a friend drop off dinner to us and he prayed with our little family. It is a blessing to have friends that are there for us in so many ways.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Yesterday was a big day, we went to the DR for our first weight check up! Everything looks great! Miss Grace was so excited to be there that when Dad took off her diaper for the weigh in she peed right on the exam table! Whoo ho!

She also got to meet Oscar for the first time! He was definitely excited at the new smells and could not figure out what was different about his house. Though he behaved himself I think he would have licked every inch of her face and hands if we would have let him. He comes back for another visit tonight and hopefully will be back at home by this weekend! I'm not sure how he will do with 2 am feedings and the constant cry when we feed (oh yes that is another story for another time), but I am hopeful, I miss my little furry child.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We've been home one day from the hospital! It was quite a long stay. We went in on Wed night and were hoping for the medication to bring us our baby by Thursday. But Thursday am showed no signs of progress and a new round of meds were given. By Thursday night at 8 p.m. still a new approach was taken. I at this point was pretty frustrated and Michael was doing his best to talk me through everything. I was transferred to a Land D room, which is like a Suite compared to the other room I had been in, given some Morphine and had a lovely thing called a Folley Bulb inserted in an unspeakable place. The hopes was that this would work overnight and onto baby by Friday am...but sigh...Friday came and NOTHING...

The DR came Friday am and encouraged us to proceed with the process. So we continued to wait. They started me on an IV drip of Pitosin and hoped that would move things along. But at about 5 o'clock still little progress had happened. They broke my water and WOW...the contractions came! I think Michael still has the nail marks in his arm.

Later that night the nurses kept coming in to turn me, as "chicken's" heartrate kept dropping between contractions. I wasn't really sure what was going on, I was so relaxed and relived from the Epidural. At one point, I asked one of the nurses if I should be worried and she quickly dismissed my question. But then one resident dr came into see me, and a second came in with him, I figured something must be up. Chicken just wasn't tolerating the contractions and a C-section was in order. It was 7:47 p.m. when they told me that, and BOY do they move fast. They had me in the operating room and ready to go waiting for my DR to arrive and chicken born by 8:13 p.m.

I was a ride that was scary and amazing at the same time. I will never forget Michael's precious reaction as he looked across the sterile blue drape to see that we had a precious little girl. And will never forget being able to finally hold her in my arms.

One never really understands what others mean by that instant bond and true love for your child when you get to meet them for the first time until you go through it. I do understand now.

Michael and I spend most of our days, and nights, just staring at Grace Ann. She is beautiful!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

My belly before we went into hosptial

Our Last picture as a twosome!

Today is the day! We have to be at the Hospital at 5 for the whole induction process! Though I must say I am not so happy about all the stuff that I get to do in the next few days, I am excited to meet chicken and give him/her an official name! (Though I doubt chicken will even leave as a nickname)! I took my first day of maternity leave today, and it is STRANGE...glad I will have a baby to soon keep me more than busy as I am pretty bored right now! Onto priorities...need to get my toes touched up and a manicure for my "trip" to Akron General!