Monday, May 31, 2010
After being in the hospital for about an hour, the nurse asked if I wanted an epidural now or later. The contractions were definitely picking up at this point so I said yes. I was really nervous about getting the epidural but it was pretty much painless and as soon as it took effect I was feeling great!
During the labor process, Calvin's heart rate kept dropping which was very concerning. The nurse put me on oxygen and kept making me switch what side I was lying on. They think his umbilical cord was getting pinched somehow and since my water had broken already there wasn't anything to cushion him. They were able to put fluid back around him and that seemed to help. The nurse said that there might be a possibility of an emergency c-section if it kept happening. I was getting a little scared and nervous at this point. But luckily the fluid helped and his heart rate was pretty stable during the rest of the process.
By around 1:30 it was time to start pushing but we had to wait till the doctor got there because he was in the middle of a c-section with another patient. He finally got there around 2pm and after 20 minutes of pushing, Calvin was born! Unfortunately during labor Calvin had pooped and during delivery he inhaled and swallowed the meconium. They had doctors there to take care of him right after he was born but they had to take him the NICU for a couple of hours to make sure everything was ok. The nurse laid him on my chest for about 15 seconds before they took him away.
Needless to say it was the longest wait till Calvin was finally released and I could actually hold my baby! Thankfully everything was ok with him, and he's been really healthy and happy since then! Cliff and I have really enjoyed our first couple of weeks of parenthood. It's definitely been more of a challenge than I thought, but it's been worth it! It's crazy to think that Calvin is only 11 days old but he has already changed so much since he was born. We love him lots and lots!!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
A little stream we found with a small pond. The pond had some fishes that we were able to see so that was fun :)
We really love going hiking and are going to have to find some new spots in the area. If you have any suggestions, let us know!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
swinging on the swing
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My parents had sent me a package that arrived on Saturday and they had given me earrings and a necklace so I made sure to wear them on my actual birthday. Also in the package was super cute baby clothes from my sister-in-law (thank you Liz, I can't wait till the baby comes so I can dress him up!). On monday, my sister had fresh cinnamon rolls from a local bakery delivered to me during the day and they were a yummy surprise! Cliff had to work in the morning, so while he was at work he sent me 21 text messages that each had a reason why he loved me! :) They were very sweet :)
When Cliff got home, we went to the Macaroni Grill for dinner which was delicious except we got full really fast so we had leftovers (for those of you that know Cliff, this does not happen very often!). Our waitor asked if we were celebrating anything and we said my birthday so at the end the waitor brought out a huge piece of cholately chocolate cake and sang happy birthday in Italian. It was pretty good cake except we were so full we could only take a few bites!
Later that night, some friends came over for more cake and played games. Luckily, this time we could enjoy the cake because we weren't so full! It was a lot of fun but sadly enough we didn't take any pictures...Neither Cliff and I are very good at remembering to take pictures. We'll have to be better once the baby comes!
I just wanted to say thanks for all the birthday love from everyone! It was a really fun day!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
21 Weeks (I could still fit into my wedding dress, hehe)
I'm now 26 weeks and every day I'm just getting bigger. But it's fun! (I have to remind myself it's the baby that's making me get bigger, and I'm not just gaining unneccessary weight, hehe)
In other news, school has been going really well. Cliff and I have really similar schedules so we get to see a lot of each other which is awesome!! Cliff has been substitute teaching and really really likes it and I'm in the process of trying to find an internship. I think I have something lined up but I still need to confirm it all. But that's what's been going on with us!