Sunday, November 30, 2008

Aubrey Mae Pierce

Here she is, the baby we have all been waiting for... AUBREY! Well, I dunno about you guys, but I have anxiously been awaiting her. So here it is, the birth story. Sunday Nov, 23rd; Ryan and I went to my parents house where we found my brother and his girlfriend with the funnest game ever... Curses. Why talk about a game in this story you ask? I am pretty sure this is what put me into labor. I laughed harder in that game than I have ever laughed! My tummy started hurting with contractions, but I thought nothing of it because I had been having contractions for over 2 weeks.

Ryan and I decided to go home at about 11:00pm. He practically had to carry me into the apartment my contractions were so intense. So we decided to call Labor and Delivery. I told them my symptoms and they said I should probably come in to get tested for a bladder infection. Right after I got off the phone with them, I stood up out of the bed and my water broke everywhere! I turned to Ryan and freaked out. I called L&B back and said, bladder infection huh?! JK, I just told them my water broke and they said, then I guess you should come in. We ran around the apartment grabbed my bag together and dashed to the car.

12:30, We got into Labor and Delivery, my Mom, Dad, Erin Doty, and Racheal Pierce(Cousin) came to see me. They hung out with me until 4'oclock in the morning. I started having pretty intense contractions by then so they gave me this awesome medication called fentanol. I tried to go as long as I could without an epidural so that I could move things along. Man, that fentanol stuff made me love everyone! IT WAS AWESOME! I was pretty proud too because I held off of the epidural for a while.

Finally, the epidural was given... which didn't hurt at all... and I was numb. After waiting for about 18hrs to dialate to a 10 I started pushing. I had to push for 3 hrs because she was posterior and they were trying to turn her. After pushing and pushing, she wasn't budging a bit. My mom finally asked the doctor how long she was going to let me go through this. They examined me and figured that she probably wasn't going to come this way, so they told me I should probably consider a C-section. I was pretty upset, but Ryan and I decided it was the way to go. Right when we said yes, they wheeled me right out to the sergery room and got me set up. I fell right to sleep and slept through the whole procedure right up until they pulled her out. I suddenly felt lighter and the baby started crying. They took her over to the warming table where Ryan cut the cord, and all I saw was rolls on this baby. I remember everyone commenting, "WOW! Look at how big her head is."

I thought I was dreaming when they said she was 9 pounds 2 ounces. In fact I didn't believe them. She was beautiful right from the very beginning. When they started sewing me up. Ryan brought her over to me and I just placed my head up against hers. I instantly fell in love and felt at peace. She was healthy and beautiful. She was born at 8:35pm Monday, November 24th. Over 20 hrs of laboring. I finally have my baby. Now at 6 days old she is doing great. I am pretty sleep deprived, but it is worth it. I will stop with my novel now and try to post again soon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nursing Covers

Today was a great day. Erin and I made nursing covers for our future babies. We think it is important to cover up and not expose ourselves to the world. All the covers I have found so far have been expensive (like $30-$40) and ugly. So we decided to go get fabric we really liked, and make our own. I found the idea from a blog called Little Birdie Secrets. They have some AWESOME ideas. There is a link on the side of my blog that brings you to their site. Anyway, Erin and I had an awesome time making them, and they were pretty easy. Plus in all it cost us about $10. Woo Hoo!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Baby Room

In my last post some of you commented that you wanted to see the baby room. Well here it is. I made those curtains for her a few weeks ago. My exercise ball also matches her room. Those things are big and hard to store. Anyway, I think it matches. hehe

There is the little rocking chair that will probably become my best friend at night. I put the blanket that Ryan's mom made the baby over it, because I need to reupholster it. Right now it is blue... which is not a girl color of course.

The blanket on the wall was made by my best friend Erin. She did such an amazing job and it makes the room look awesome!

There is the little empty bassinet, soon to be filled with our wonderful little girl. Woohoo!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Baby Update

This is the first blog I am posting without pictures, just the ramblings of a 9 month pregnant woman. So, I went to the doctor yesterday and told him about all of my aches and pains. Such as, contractions, swelling, pressure on my pelvis... and do you know what he told me. All these pains are good! He said if a woman came into him at this point and said she was doing fine, he would be worried. I am supposed to be miserable at this point and if I get more miserable, that is wonderful. I know... weirdo right?! I wanted to cry at that point of the appointment.

Anyway, putting all the joking aside, I am actually getting very excited, but not too excited. The doctor said that she has dropped, hence me going pee every 2 seconds. (That's not the exciting part) I really feel like she is coming now. She is working her way down and getting into position. I am going to be a mother!! Just writing that makes me want to jump for joy, cry my eyes out, and barf out of fright. Who knew you could have so many emotions all at once. Her baby room in finished and I have everything ready for her. Ryan is getting so exciting too. We are going to be parents... YEAH!! but I am not getting my hopes up that she is coming early. :) Can I just say I love my husband and the support he has given me through all of this. I couldn't ask for better!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Maternity Pics

The weekend before Halloween Ryan and I went to Pasco to visit the Fam one last time before the baby comes and we had an awesome weekend! I ground wheat for the first time and made whole wheat pancakes. Not to mention Ryan's mom let me take home 3 bags full of wheat flour and a bunch of recipies. I love my mother-in-law! So while we were there on Saturday night our dear friend Sonja took maternity pictures of us so that we can share this experience with our sweet baby girl in the future. Not only did she take the pictures but it was done at 10:00pm because we were only there for the weekend and she worked around our schedules. She is so awesome! Anyway, hope you guys like them because I am so excited about them. So this is me at 35 weeks. If you want to see more, I posted pics on my facebook.