Tuesday, January 19, 2010

We are home!!

Now that we are finally home and getting settled...I am going to do a quick post. I will try to get caught up on everyone's blogs here before too long. I think I am starting to get in the hang of things...

However, I am a little frustrated. I have been breastfeeding since day 1. He will occasionally have a good run, but then yesterday, he would not nurse from me at all. Now, I have been pumping since the day he was born and I am going to be completely honest, it's getting old. I know he is premature and small, but it would be nice to not have to spend an extra 15 minutes pumping after I have spent at least 30 minutes with him either trying to nurse, or taking a bottle (of course, it's all from me via bottle...but still). I am at a loss of what to do. And it's frustrating. And by the time I get done with all of that, I have maybe an hour to relax before we have to start it all over again. Sorry, I have to vent.

I know that he is eating well, I would just like for him to start taking more from just me and cutting out the bottle. I know it's going to take time, but it's hard when one time he will go for 30 minutes with me and the next wont even latch at all.

So, other than that, things are going great. I can't believe he is actually here! I am definitely enjoying every minute that I get with him because I know our time together is going to fly by. :(

Oh yes, we came home on Friday afternoon from the NICU :) Yay!! And I leave you with a picture...

Monday, January 11, 2010

We have our little man safe and sound :)

Well...it has definitely been a whirlwind of craziness!! Let's get started shall we?? A little rundown...

Dr. appointment last Tuesday my BP was up too high. My Dr. checked my cervix and I was dilated 1-2cm. He sent me down to Triage to be monitored for up to 24 hours. (This was around 9:30am). I was going to be put on bedrest after my monitoring for the rest of my pregnancy. I was showing major signs of pre-eclampsia.

We had an ultrasound done to see how the little man was measuring and we couldnt get a great reading. We were told around 5lb. 12oz. Back to the room to be monitored. Went to the bathroom....and my water broke. 34 weeks and 5 days. We checked to make sure that was what happened and of course, it was. I was checked into a room and labor was starting. I was upset. This was not how I had foreseen things to happen. But, like it or not, he was coming.

They started me on Pitocin to get things going. My contractions started to be right on top of the other and I was given my epidural just in time. They actually took me off the Pitocin to put more space between contractions. About an hour or two later I was dilating quickly on my own.

Aiden was born at 9:13pm on the 5th of January. Just a few short hours before my 26th birthday. What a birthday present huh?? :) He weighed 6lb 7oz and was 19 inches long. He is beautiful.

We are in the NICU as I write this. We will be in here until at least Friday. Things are going well, just have to be monitored a little more. He is a little jaundice, so he has to be under the bilirubin blanket most all times. They are also giving him caffeine for a couple episodes of apnea that he has had. They have to monitor him for that.

I will post more later....this is the first time I have been able to do anything!

Monday, January 4, 2010

And what will tomorrow bring??

I have another Dr. appointment tomorrow in the AM. I am really hoping that things will be looking better at this one...however, I am not so sure that will happen. I think my blood pressure was up a little bit today. Also, a lot of my coworkers noticed that my face is definitely a little puffy :( Not cool.

My feet are still swollen pretty badly and all I can really wear are my slip-on beaver creeks. Even those are a little tight. And it scares me to wear them because they tend to be a little slippery on the bottoms...I had a pair on when I busted my butt at work before Christmas.

I will be updating tomorrow sometime after my Dr. appointment. Again, really hoping that things look a little better! I know they weren't horrible last week, but the Dr. definitely did not like my results...so we shall see! Until tomorrow...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

More Nursery Pics!

As promised...some updated pictures of the nursery. We are still working on it, but it's pretty much done for the most part :) I would like to get something hanging above the crib because the wall is a little bare, but we will see!

Blaze decided that he wanted to be in the first picture...Of course, there are still things that I would like to get put somewhere. But it's definitely much neater than what it was a few days ago. I still need to make a shelf in our kitchen for bottles and cups and all things baby :) Also, I still have lots of clothing items that need to be washed. And I still need another valance. Hopefully they will get more in soon!

Yay for getting more and more organized!

A new year!

Things are starting to come together with getting ready for our little man!! I have washed all of our blankets, socks, bibs, sleepers, and some other things. Now, I just have to start washing actual clothes.

I am still making my list of things we still need to have by the time he gets here, but it's coming along! His bag is pretty much packed...minus the outfit we are bringing him home in. Now, I just have to start packing mine! I got some comfy new PJ's from my Mom to take with me (they are nursing ones!) to the hospital, now I just need to get some comfy new slippers!

I have still been swelling quite a bit in my feet. My hands are getting worse too. I have to wear a brace at night on my right hand, which helps some, but not totally. I go back to the Dr. Tuesday morning. We will see if my BP is still up or not and whether I still have protein in my urine or not. If so, I will be seeing him weekly until this baby comes out on his own, or the Dr. decides that it's time for him to come out.

My 26th birthday is Wednesday. Wow. It's craziness. I will probably be spending the evening at home by myself because hubby will be working...oh well. :) I am sure I will be doing more laundry!

Hope everyone enjoyed their New Year. Hubby and I spent the evening on the couch watching a movie in our PJ's and went to bed shortly after the ball dropped. It was nice. And uneventful :) A fantastic evening.

2010 is going to be a great year for us :) I am really excited to get things going. Lots of changes are in store for our family!! I will be posting more pictures of our nursery before too long. We finally got new blinds and are now waiting to get our other valance (currently out of stock in store and online) to make it complete. Car seat bases are in both vehicles and ready to go and everything that needed to be assembled is also ready to go :) I can't believe how close we are getting!