Thursday, August 21, 2008
On Wednesday morning we woke up, got all of our stuff ready, dropped Ace off @ Robert and Taryn's house, and headed over to the hospital. When we got to registration at around 9am, there was a line to register, and for some reason people didn't notice me in line and kept getting in front of us, finally Phil told the nurse that I thought my water might have broken, so they wheeled me back into Labor and Delivery. Once there, I changed into the hospital gown, and one of the nurses came in and asked us a bunch of questions. Once she left, my doctor "snuck" into the room, checked me and broke my water, I was about 2-3 cm dilated. Philip and I were laughing the whole time, because my doctor kept looking towards the door and making comments like "We gotta hide the evidence". It took him a while but he FINALLY broke my water. BOY did it hurt. When they broke my water with Ace, I had already received the epidural, so I couldn't feel anything. Well, not this time :o( Once my water broke, I was so uncomfortable. No one ever told me that it isn't just a one time gush of water.....the water leaks, and leaks, and leaks and leaks.....it is like a faucet. So about 20 mins later the doctor came in again (this time with a nurse) and he checked me and said "Mrs. Johnson....you water has broken" lol, me and Phil just looked at each other and smiled. They set up all the different monitors, set up and IV and gave me some pitocin to speed up the labor. Once the docs and nurses left, we sent out the mass text message to let everyone know that we were going to have a baby :o) Phil's mother arrived around that. At around 10:30 am, I started feeling some really intense contractions, so I requested an epidural ASAP. Once they gave me the epidural, I was in heaven. At around 11 am, I noticed that I could still feel the contractions on my left side, so I had to lay on my right side for a little while, so that the left side could get some of the medicine. At around noon, Sarah.G., Desiree.W., and Odise came over to play cards with me and Phil. At around the same time, the doctor came back in to check me, and I was around 5 cm dilated, so we were steadily getting there. We played cards for a good while, and then my contractions started coming back, so I called in the nurse. They re-checked me and I was about 8cm dilated....this was around 4pm, so I still had a ways to go, so they up ed my epidural. About an hour went by, and I started feeling A LOT of pressure, so the nurse came back in and I was 10cm dilated and the baby's head was right there....they called my doctor and next thing I know I am pushing. I pushed for about 10 mins and out came Aidan. He was the sweetest thing ever. He was born at 5:21 pm, he weighted 6 lbs 13.9 oz and measured 18 inches. I had a very easy birth experience :o) :o) No complications, not a lot of pain, and no tearing :o) Aidan had to go back to the nursery to get test done, shots, and blood work....and Mr. Protective Daddy went with him. It was nice, because I got some time to relax and EAT some food :o) I finally went back into my room at around 10pm and about 20 mins later, they brought Aidan back to me :o)I tried to get some sleep, but I just couldn't sleep, I was in such awe of my new baby boy. He was so peacful and quiet. The following day Ace came to visit his baby brother, he just LOVES Aidan. I think he is going to make a GREAT big brother. The pediatrican came in to see Aidan and he gave us the go ahead to check out early, so at around 6pm on Thursday, we were able to come home :o) We are very HAPPY to be home with our little family.
Monday, August 18, 2008
So today was my 38 week doctor's appointment. My doctor examined me and told me that I was now 2-3 cm dilated. And we discussed my induction date. He explained to me that they were all booked on Wednesday for inductions and that they could not fit me in. But since I was in a lot of pain due to my pelvic pain, my doctor wanted me to get in ASAP. So he came up with a VERY interesting plan. He explained to me that though the hospital was booked up for inductions, they still had tons of room for women who went into labor naturally. So on Wednesday morning I am to go into the hospital and explain to them that I think that my water might have broken. They will admit me, and my doctor will come in and examine me and he will admit me, and we will start the labor process. I am very excited that on Wednesday I will FINALLY get to meet my little man, but I am a little nervous about the labor process.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Today we had Ace's 2nd birthday party. He had a GREAT time playing with all of this friends. I think he had more fun with the party favors than he did with all the toys he recieved. We all had a fun time watching the kiddos run around chasing each other. Ace recieved a bunch of awesome toys. After his party, some of us went to Chuck E Cheese. It was fun times, I think Phil had more fun than Ace did :o)
Friday, August 15, 2008
Today my little baby turned 2, I can't believe that 2 years old I was in the hospital with this little bundle of joy. And now he is running around getting into all sorts of things. He is my little pride and joy :o) For his birthday celebration we invited some friends to meet up with us at the park. Ace loves to play with his friend Travis and I just LOVE to sit and talk and talk with my friend Melissa....so it is a win win situation for both of us. Ace had fun running around the park. Once we got home, Ace passed out for his nap...and I had to get ready for his birthday. My mother in law came over and helped me with Ace's cool Cars cake. I can't believe how LONG it took us to make that cake. But seeing Ace's face once he saw that cake....was well worth it. He just LOVED his Cars cake. After cake, he opened some presents and played with his toys till it was bed time. We are looking forward to his birthday party this Saturday.