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Birth Story

Ok so I say better late then never! I have been spending all my time with my little one so I have not done any posting.

I had my regular weekly appointment on Tuesday the 6th, I was still 4 cm so she striped my membrane. I was back in the hospital 2 hours later and 5 cm dilated…they took me directly to a room. I had my epideral within an hour….fantastic!!!! The doctors thought I would have the baby before midnight….little did they know how stubborn my little Rylan is! At 2 am I had still not progressed and contractions were very irregular. They started me on Pitosin. I finally moved to 6 cm at 7 am! I stayed that way for hours, took a napat 2 and woke up at 9.5cm. The put me on “the thrown” as they call it. My bed pretty much went vertical…see picture! Keep in mind I had been living off ice and popsicals this whole time as I could not eat anything…this is not a good thing for me and my blood sugar! At this point we also discovered that I had 2 hotspots, this is where the epideral is not working…yeah! They kept giving me more but it was not working so I felt labor on half my body.

I started pushing around 3:30, Rylan was so low they thought I would only push for 30 minutes. Let me tell you 2 and half hours later I was not happy! Rylan could not get past my pelvic bone, I thought I was going to have a c-section which I kept saying the whole day I didn’t want to have. It is true what they say though, I remember the first 45 minutes of pushing but nothing after that. The doctor told me he was going to use forcepts to get hime out. After two exhausting push’s little Rylan made it out!

Now there are things you don’t want to hear when your baby comes out…..one is “hmmmm…that’s intersting!” They put him on my belly and the first questions was “Is he breathing?” after they said yes I wanted to know what was so interesting? Turn’s out my little one is already an over-achiever and had a little extra finger….looked like a big sking tag but had a teeny tiny finger nail…..the entire finger was not bigger then my pinky nail. It is now gone, but it makes my little one unique.

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39 Weeks 2 days, but who is counting???

So here we are at the end of our pregnancy. I know Bryan and I did not think after going into pre-term labor and being on bed rest that we would make it this far! I have been off bed rest for 2 weeks, back at work and nesting like crazy! Little Rylan has gotten nice and comfy in there! I felt so blessed to make it to 37 weeks, but making it an extra 2 weeks has been wonderful. I feel like I got part of my pregnancy back, I know it sounds weird. I have been able to wash clothes, go to babysrus, get things done around the house and yes even sit outside and read. I even went for a pedicure last weekend. I am so happy that I have been able to do these things before Rylan makes his apperance in the world.

Now, with that said, we are going to have a serious conversation in, oh about 5 days! At 40 weeks its time for him to checkout of Hotel Jen, or at least start moving in that general direction….maybe get in the elevator?! Its been a great 9 months, so glad you got nice and big and strong in there, but I am not sure you need to stay to 42 weeks! All kidding aside, he can stay in there as long as he needs! I just pray everyday for a healthy, happy baby, and a scare really puts everything in to perspective for you.

So maybe my next post will be my birth story and pictures of Little Rylan!
39 weeks

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New bed for Fritz????

So this could get ugly when Rylan comes!!! Not only will he be getting less attention but now he is going think Rylan stole his bed too! I am waiting for him to get up, but he has been in there for 3 hours now! Its a tough life for him! Its really pathetic! I am very tempted to turn the the vibrate on, but I figure that would just be too mean!

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38 Weeks!

I think everyone is shocked I have made it this far! I have been off bedrest for a week now, its so nice to be out and about! I limited on my nesting as I am still trying to take it easy but I get things done a little at a time! I have the best husband! He has been taking such good care of me! I think he is just glad that he doesn’t have to bring breakfast, lunch and dinner upstairs!
38 weeks

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37 Weeks, Full Term!

I had my doctors appointment today and he said I could go at anytime!
37 weeks

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36 Weeks!

Wow have a grown since my last picture!

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34 Weeks!

3 more weeks untill I am full term!

34 weeks

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31 Weeks

Ok, so only 9 weeks left! I am waiting for the flip out moment! I was told today that I am actually full term at 36 weeks…wow! Time Fly’s! The past two days Rylan has not sit still! He has been punching and tap dancing everywhere! Normally he is really active after I eat. Not the past 2 days! He has been moving none stop. Yesterday was actually painfull! I think he was trying to make more room for himself in there by pushing all his limbs out! You sould see little fists and feet coming out everywhere! It looked like an alien trying to escape! I told Bryan that I think he is going to come out with crab claws for hands! I feel like he is pinching me sometimes!

So we had a busy weekend! We had our first “kid friendly” Derby Party, my how things change! It was a ton of fun! The kids got to go fish since the rain stayed away for a while. It was odd thinking back to years before where every Derby Party was not complete without jello shots and passing the Makers Bottle around. I guess this means we are finally growing up! I wish the weather had held up a little better so we could have sat outside, but we still got to grill out. It seems to always rain on Derby Day here! So I believe a new tradition has begun, Kid Friendly Derby Party’s, and of course fishing for the kids!

As I am typing my belly is going left to right, he will not stop moving, I am not sure what he is doing! Its like little spasms!!!! Oh and I have started my every 2 week doctor’s appointments…I feel like I live at the doctors office! Another new development this week, I waddle! Or at least I sway a lot! Also, I cannot tell you how much I would pay someone to come tie my running shoes for me. Bending over cuts off my air supply, and getting my leg up to me arms is getting more difficult! Rylan is starting his growth spurt so I am sure this is going to get more difficult!

On the nesting front. We now have curtains up in our living room and kitchen, I felt compelled to get this done before Rylan arrives. Somehow in my mind it would never get done after he comes, I know its crazy! Just feel bad for Bryan and send lots of Maker’s. We are also now the proud owners of a formal dining room table. I walked through the empty room everyday for the past year, we have been looking and talking about this for about 8 months. We had the one we liked picked out for months we have just been waiting for it to go on sale, it finally did! Once again this is one of those things I thought would never get purchased after Rylan came, I chalk this up to nesting, not me going crazy! =)

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Ode To Cake!

Pregnant girl with way to many cake options! They all sound so good I want them all! It is not a good sign when cake occupies all my thoughts, did I mention I am at work! I have found a new favorite bakery and I just want all their cakes! Lucky me they have a website for me to drool over! Of course they are soooo not nice and only make certain flavors during certain months….not cool!!!! So now I am thinking of reason’s every month why we need a cake! I know, I am sure this is killing Bryan. Another fabulous thing at this bakery, Petit Fours. I have never had one from this bakery and have been told how wonderful they are. Everyone was right, did I mention they are also addicting. Sweet little white cake and raspberry filled pillows, each individually wrapped in the perfect amount of frosting!

Who needs alcohol when I can have guilt free cake! (Ok I may miss alcohol a little now it is nice outside and everyone is on their patios with a drink) But I am substituting with Cake!!! Marvelous Cake! So to my wonderful family who is coming in town the end of July, rest assured I already have a cake picked out for the occasion!

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28 Week Ultrasound

Little Rylan is measuring at 29 weeks and weighs 3 lbs! He is right on track and the doctors are happy, so of course we are happy! Bryan got to see those legs and arms kicking around that I feel all day! This is our last ultrasound so next we see him it will be in person!

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