Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Addition!

Sean's wondering what is going on! And getting into trouble while Mom's away!

But he already adores him! Look at him sign "baby!"

This is my all time favorite picture! Look at how concentrated Sean is on his new little brother!

Most of you know, we had our baby last Friday. It was pretty traumatic. I went in to be induced and little Jake's heart rate kept dipping pretty low w/ the pitocin. I finally was able to push around 4:30. His heart rate continued to dip dramatically low, making no progress, and the Dr. saw bright red blood that he admitted he had no idea where it was coming from. He thought it might be the placenta so advised us to do emergency csection, which we did! I was traumatized but at least Jake is here and healthy. He weighed 9lb and 5oz (four oz bigger than Sean!) and 20 inches (1 inch shorter).
He is very calm so far. It's pretty remarkable. Mike and I keep saying we don't remember this newborn stage but it's because Sean did exactly what Jacob is doing (sleeping and eating) but with hours of crying in between:) Sean is such a good big brother. He absolutely adores Jake. He laughs and tickles him. He says, "Wake up" (in his own way of course) when I try to keep Jake awake to nurse! It's adorable. He really loves to help change Jake's diaper and hands me the wipes! It's so stinkin' cute. We feel so blessed. I love our family. Mike is such a wonderful dad. He adores his kids and is so good to me. LOVE HIM!
Thanks everyone for helping too. We have so many wonderful friends and family. We love you so much!

Traumatic CSection (don't I look lovely!)

Jacob Ryan Thomas (named after his Grandpa Thomas!)

Proud Papa

My big boy!

W/ Grandma Thomas

First Day Home

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Need a Nap!

I feel awful 99% of the time; the other 1% I actually get to sleep! I know pregnancy is not supposed to be a walk in the park and it's very VERY fortunate that I actually get to experience it....but it really stinks sometimes.

Today, we went to the hospital because I was sure "this was it" and Jaimee was nice enough to keep Sean. When we got there, the contractions were intermittent b/c I was dehydrated. I am dilated to a 3 and 70% effaced and it didn't change after 1 hr so they sent us home. I feel like a wimp! It didn't help that Mike was really excited and kept saying, "I know this is it!" It also didn't help that the way I was feeling was not displayed on their little "contraction" machine. I feel constant back pain, pressure like crazy, and I am HUGE! I am always sweating like I just ran a marathon, my face always shows how much sleep I get (none!) no matter how hard I try to hide it, and I now feel like an idiot for even thinking "this was it!" I feel like I should already know exactly what to expect b/c I have done it before- but my water broke at a 3 with Sean, I got an epidural at like a 5.

So, we drive home with me wanting to stop to eat something really really fatty but of course, it's Sunday! I'm in tears all day- and nothing went right for the rest of the day! I like to bake when I'm stressed so I tried to make cinnamon rolls (no yeast) tried to make peanut butter bars (no chocolate frosting) tried to make bread (no flour!) AND to top it ALL off- they announced in Relief Society that I was in labor- dang it! Now everyone knows I'm an idiot:)

Oh well, life goes on. At least, I know the little guy is doing very well!

No need to comment- I don't really want pity (except from Mike)! You guys are all so nice all the time anyway. I have awesome neighbors, friends, and family!