Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Makes me kinda sad...he is one week today and I already feel like he is growing too fast. How will 12 months make me feel?? I am just going to soak up every minute of every day!!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Born December 1, 2010 at 7:59 am, 8lbs 4oz and 20 inches long.
I have had people telling me over and over how wonderful being a mother is, but you truely do not know until you look at hold your sweet baby for the first time!
I am so in love! I am constantly staring at him and never wanting to put him down!
We are all doing great. He had his first follow up appointment yesterday and got his first shot...ouch! He did not like it one bit! He is currently weighing 7lbs 10oz (up 5oz from discharge day) and is just below the 50th percentile in height and weight! He is such a sweet peaceful baby who loves to eat and sleep. I am nursing and he has been doing a great job with that! The first few days we had a few difficulties with latching, but now he has it down!! His favorite time to play is around 4-7 am!! He wants to be up, held and looking all around the room during this time frame!! I would prefer he sleep but am just enjoyng our middle of the night dates!
My follow up visit was today and everything is good. They just had to take a look at my incsion from the c-section and said all looks great! I have been feeling good and moving around great since the morning after he was born.
Wayne has been COMPLETELY amazing to say the least!! I have always known how blessed I was to have him as my husband, but seeing him as a father has made me fall in love all over again!! He is a natural and I just love seeing him cuddle with Parker and talk in a sweet little voice to him. It melts my heart! I love my boys!
We were so blessed to have our parents and my sister here to share this special time with us. I have to admit I did my fair share of crying when my sister and my parents had to leave and still cry thinking about how much miss them! But am just trying to keep busy and counting down the days until Christmas when my mom and dad come back to visit!! We are so excited. Waynes mom is still here helping us out and we are very appreciative!! It is very nice to be able to focus 100% on Parker and have help with everything else!
I have been going picture crazy and will be doing my best to get updates up on here frequently...so follow along for pics!!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
I have enjoyed looking at this table for the past couple weeks, but am ready to get my Christmas decor out this weekend!!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
So today I had my weekly appointment with my OB and we talked about everything and decided that a c-section is probably the best choice for us at this point. If their weight estimates are accurate this little guy could be close to 9lbs(or even more...eek). Due to this even if we went ahead with attempting a natural delivery, there would be a pretty good chance I would end up having a c-section anyway.
Another issue is that I am still at 1cm and Parker is still sitting up pretty high. So I think if he could have things his way, he would be late and 12 lbs!! Lucky for me he is not going to get his way....at least not this time!!!
So we go into the hospital at 7:30 am on the 1st and they will call me later this week to let me know exactly what time the c-section will take place. I obviously have all of the nerves that any mom to be has, but I feel confident that we have made the right decision for us and after speaking with multiple friends today who have had a c-section I feel even more reassured. Whatever is best for me and will put less stress on my little BIG guy is what we need to do!!
Fun Facts:(yes...I am cheesy)
Parker will be born on the FIRST day of December and my birthday is the LAST day of December...Pretty neat!! He is also going to be born 30 days before my 30th birthday!!
I will keep you posted with any other updates!!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Both of these things seperate are what they are. But when you put them together it is a sign of gestational diabetes. I had just had my testing for this around 1o weeks ago and all of my lab work came back normal. The words GD scares me...so I was obviously concerned. So I was sent back to have more blood work done. Results came in yesterday and blood work is normal and no signs of GD...thank goodness! So at this point they will continue to monitor my fluid levels each week to make sure they do not increase and I will begin to mentally prepapre myself to have a BIG baby!! Wayne was almost 10 lbs so I knew this was a possibility but I think I was in denial!
My doc did reassure me that fetal measurements this far along in pregnancy do have a tendency to be inaccurate...so fingers crossed!!
Wednesday I had my regular weekly visit with my doc and it looks like we are still on for our induction date of December 2nd! We are hoping this day stays set in stone as both of our families have their tickets booked!! But we know that due to his size and if there are any issues with my fluid levels this date may change or Mr. Parker may decide he wants to come earlier on his own.
Here are some recenet photos of our little man!! Cheesing it up for the camera. Everyone who has seen these pics says all they see is the Hydes genes!! I guess we will know for sure in a few weeks!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Well when I called they told me to come on it. I begun getting ready and my phone rang, it was the head OB nurse at my doctors office and she told me that my dr. wanted me to go ahead and go straight over to labor and delivery. Hearing this freaked me out and I broke down in tears. Why am I going to L&D?
So I called Wayne who was at his office a little over an hour away in NJ and told him what was going on. He then started to freak out a little (which is rare bc he is the calm one in this relationship) he was ready to head this way and I told him to wait, let me get to the hospital and once I knew what all was going on I would call him.
Once I got to the hospital they told me they were just going to hook me up to the Non Stress Test and make sure everything was okay. That they would keep me hooked up for about 30 min and then if everything was fine, I would be able to go. So I called Wayne and told him not to worry about coming up there...I would be gone before he could make it back to PA.
Well as soon as they hooked me up Parker started moving all around and his heart beat was good and strong! I layed in the bed and just took a big sigh of relief! Now my only problem was that he was moving so much at this point that the machine was not getting a straight read of his heartbeat...I needed to have 30 minutes of a straight read before they would let me go.
So now the entire reason why I am here (him not moving) is completely the opposite of why I cant leave...he not wont stop moving!!
After he finally settled down I stared at the monitors for 30 minutes and had a solid uninterupted line...I was ready for the doc to come in and tell me I as good to go. This was not the case. While reading over all the print outs he noticed there was a point in time where Parkers heart rate took a fairly drastic spike down. This worried him and they immediately put me in a hospital gown and on IV fluids.
They were now going to be doing more monitoring to figure out if there was something wrong with Parker and if this was something that was occuring often or if it was just a random drop in his heart rate.
At this point I was a complete mess. What was wrong with Parker? What was going to happen if it occured again? What if it spiked down again and I had to be taken in for an emergency c-section and I was all alone with my hubby an hour away and my family all in TX? I called Wayne and told him to get there as soon as he could.
After about 2 more hours of monitoring there were no other drops in his heart rate the I was finally discharged. I am so thankful that the day did not become any more "eventful" and that I was able to go home. I want to keep this little guy in here as long as I can!
I am going back to my perinatologist tomorrow for a follow up and will post updates after that visit!! Please pray that all is well with my little guy!
We are so blessed to have so many amazing people in our lives who are so excited for us and went above and beyond to show us just how much!!
Here are a few of the pics from the shower!
Monday, September 27, 2010
If the old wives tale is true...all this hair may be whats causing all this heartburn!!
Look at those precious little toes!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thing have been going good here. I have been feeling great other than not sleeping well. I just cannot seem to get comfy on my side...no matter what I do!
The weather here in PA is beautiful this time of year, we have had our a/c off for almost 2 weeks now. It in the 70s during the day and 40s and 50s at night. I am loving it!!! All of the trees are starting to change color and it is beautiful driving up in the mountains.
We have definately been taking advantage of the weather enjoying long walks and taking Miss Bella to the dog park a few times a week. She has been quite spoiled lately...I think I am preparing for the guilt I will feel once Parker arrives!!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Another Etsy purchase!!
This is a gift from my cousin Brittney!! I Love it!!
These are a gift from my cousin Liz...can we say great minds think alike! Love them!
We also have some Texas Tech gear on its way!! Have to have the little man ready to watch the last month of college football with his daddy!!