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May 21, 2008

Pictures of Owen Caleb

What a whirlwind past couple of days! Owen's arrival was definately a little stressful but everything is going well. We left for the hospital Monday morning to be induced, they started the induction at 8:30am and by 1:54pm Owen Caleb 'fell out' screaming (literally!). It seemed to Troy and I that it took FOREVER to get to 5cm and it did....(at least compared to what I'm used to!) However, once I got to 5cm dilation, it took about 9mins to go from 5 to having Owen. I barely made it back into the bed and was on my knees leaning into the head of the bed and out he fell. I wasn't sure if the midwife was even there, I remember saying, "he's here, his head is here you need to get him!" (with just a little bit of panic in my voice!) and out he came
plop, right into her hands and that was that! I wouldn't recommend going that quickly....it was just a little bit intense!
He is a good baby, though he definately gave me a run for my money the first night (I think it was the tramatic birth!) he was awake basically from 10pm to 6am. The nurse took pity on me at about 4:30 and took him for an hour so I could sleep!

Here are some pictuers of the kids with their brother. They LOVE him and can't get enough of him. Alexandra gets very worried when he cries, although I remember Anthony doing the same thing when Alexandra first came home too.

Excuse the pictures of me and my wonky face.....only half of it works right now!

Coming home

At home

May 19, 2008

Induction Day

Well, I am off to have a baby this morning. Went to e.r yesterday cuz the right side of my face doesn't move (it looks really funny!) and I was thinking stroke.

Turns out it's Bell's Palsy, which is an inflammed facial nerve. It IS a reversible condition, but they want to start me on Pretezone (a steroid) but being this close to my due date, they don't want to start it while baby is still inside (there could be complications to baby if he is born with it in his system) so, they are inducing me in an hour (7:45am) so that I can start the medication (which is recommended that you start within 72 hours of onset).

The next post will hopefully be baby pictures :) But probably not till I come home from the hospital i a day or two.

Anyway, off to eat and dress and head to the hospital!

May 15, 2008

She Can Do WHAT??!!!

I had a home visit today with my midwife so I sent my kids downstairs to play in Anthony's room so I could try to have adult conversation without being inturrupted by munchkins. ANYWAY, I came downstairs to find Anthony playing (somewhat) happily in his room and Alexandra, sitting on her little pullout couch in front of the t.v watching the menu screen to one of her Dora DVDs. Um.....when did she learn to work the t.v and DVD player? Seriously, she's not even 21 months old yet..... (and no, Anthony didn't do it for her as he spent the time running up and down the stairs and jumping on his bed)

Not ONLY did she turn on the t.v (which I know she can do), she turned on the DVD player, pulled OUT the Cars DVD, put IN the Dora cd (right side up and everything!)and pulled the little pullout couch over to a foot away from the t.v. I found her sitting there with her blankie saying "do do Dora" with this sad look on her face. She couldn't figure out why it wasn't playing for her (it played until it got to the episode selection screen!)

I would have taken a picture had I thought to run back upstairs and get the camera, but at this point in pregnancy, it was more trouble then it was worth (I don't 'run' anywhere anymore....more like a slow waddle!)

May 13, 2008


Well, baby is growing like he should be. His head circumfrence and femur were measuring between 38 and 38.3 weeks so exaactly where he is supposed to be at this point. They are estimating that he weighs about 3.3kg (7 something lbs) but I don't have much faith in the guesstimating system (as they tend to guess my babies are bigger than they are!). Fluid is fine and blood flow is fine. Basically, they can't figure out why I'm not getting bigger but I don't care!! All that matters is baby is healthy and growing like he should and he is so we are happy!
It was great to see his chubby little cheeks on the 4-D real time part. He had his little fist shoved up against his mouth, it was really cute! I am getting super excited to meet him!

So everything is good! :)

May 06, 2008

Funny Story (at least it made me laugh)

SO...... We had a little bit of a 'scare' yesterday. We couldn't find Troy's set of keys. As of Sunday, I had both of them and apparently didn't put his set back on the hanger by the front door so Troy too mine to school (he needed the car leys). He gets home from school and asks if I've checked the mail.....hello, I didn't have keys. He looked EVERYWHERE for them, decided that he should call his friend Tom to see if maybe he had left them there on Sunday when he was helping tear down cement. Nope, not there. I even called the hospital to see if they had fallen out of my purse when I was there Sun afternoon (nope not there either).
I suggest looking in the van, just in case I had both sets in my purse and one happened to fall out when I set my purse down. So Troy goes out to look comes back inside and really starts getting worried cuz they weren't in the van.
After every option has been exhausted in the search, I go out to the van again and what do I find sitting in PLAIN SIGHT on the passenger side front seat? The keys. I nearly peed I was laughing so hard. I had to call Troy outside to show him where they were. How on earth could you miss that??????!!!!!!! That was my funny moment (probably for the week) I have not laughed so hard in a really really really long time (lack of sleep and hormones could have something to do with the fact that it was close to 10 minutes before I stopped laughing but it WAS really funny!!)

Enjoy your day everyone!

May 01, 2008

Pregnancy Hormones SUCK!

I'm tryingto enjoy this pregnancy as it is our last, but seriously...I'm SO done. Maybe the will induce me at 37 weeks and then I can have my body back, and my hormones will be normal (or at least normal for me). I'm tired of being tired and of having zero patience with the kids. I'm tired of not being able to sleep because I can't get comfortable or have insomnia.....

Anyway, enough complaining. I am looking forward to holding our little guy and cuddling him and taking a few dyas (or 60 hours to be exact) in the hospital to get to know him apart from my other kids. The days are passing and even though they don't seem to be passing fast enough, I am happy that they are passing.

Today my job is to pull out the rest of the baby clothes and the infant carseat and to attempt to get all the washing done and put away his clothes on the shelf he is over taking in Alexandra's room (at least until we can get Alexandra out of her crib and into the room in the basement which will be hers eventually!)

Well, the sun is shining and it is supposed to be a nice day, so enjoy it as spring is approaching, if not fully here yet.