Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One Week Old

Baby Dexter is already one week old and growing very fast! We went to the doctor yesterday and he is very healthy and has already gained some weight. He now weighs 7 lbs 13 oz. We decided we better take a few newborn photos because he's not going to be a newborn much longer.  Here are a few of the photos we took yesterday.

We are all doing great. The most common question we've been getting is what does Piper think of her little brother. Piper doesn't want much to do with Dexter but she does like to run in and check on him when he cries.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Dexter Paul

He's here! Dexter was born Tuesday evening. I'm not much of a writer so instead of giving you a whole long birth story I'll give you a quick timeline of our day on Tuesday.

10:00am  I went into the doctor and had my membranes stripped.

12:15pm  Had my first real contraction but didn't think much of it.

1:30pm  My contractions started getting consistent but stayed about 10 min apart all afternoon.

5:30pm  My contractions were very painful but 7 min apart so I called the hospital to see when we   should head in. They told me to wait until they were 4 to 5 min apart.

7:15pm  My contractions were still 5 to 6 min apart but I was in a lot of pain so I told Josh and Piper it was time to go in.

7:30pm  We dropped Piper off at my aunts house.

7:45pm  We arrived a the emergency room and my contractions were now 3 min apart.

7:50pm  My water broke in the elevator on the way to the labor and delivery unit.

7:57pm  Dexter arrived into the world after two pushes.

Believe me it was quite the experience. Dexter came out  just in time for the doctor to run into the room and catch him. He weighed 7 lbs 11 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. We are both home and doing well and Piper's adjusting to being a big sister. Here are a few photos from our stay in the hospital.

Monday, January 23, 2012

40 Weeks

I made it to my due date. The little guy can come any time now, we're all waiting!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Crazy Life

I realized to day the only thing that has been keeping some what sane in these last few weeks of pregnancy is having a sense of humor.

Yesterday morning around 4 am Josh and I woke up to one of the last sounds any parent wants to hear. Piper had gotten sick and after 3bedding and pajama changes we decided that we better just sit up with her.
The poor little thing had no idea what was going on. I sat up and watched Bob Ross with her on PBS  and she kept turning around to smile at me. By noon she was right back to her normal self but Josh and I were exhausted. We took turns taking naps the rest of the day. Amazingly during the whole ordeal not one of us shed a tear, but there were a few giggles. 

This morning we had another good laugh. Josh has started giving Piper baths in the mornings. Today while filling up the tub Piper snuck in behind him and climbed into the tub in her pajamas. He had to call me down stairs to see what she had done.
Some days you just have to sit back and laugh because if you don't you'll just go crazy.

Monday, January 16, 2012

39 Weeks

39 weeks down and one more to go. As you can imagine I'm so ready to be done. I just have to keep reminding myself the longer he stays in the healthier he will be when he comes out. He's been a tricky one. There have been 3 times now where I have had consistent painful contractions for more than 3 hours and then out of no where they just stop. He's like the little boy who played wolf. I'm so afraid that I'm going to be in actual labor and not know it.

At least I know no matter what we will have a new little baby with in the next 2 weeks. I'll keep you all posted on any new developments;)

Monday, January 9, 2012

38 Weeks

I thought today was for sure going to be the big day but baby boy and my body had other plans. As of Thursday I was dilated to 2 centimeters and the baby had completely dropped. The past 2 days I have been having constant braxton hicks contractions and last night I thought they were switching over to the real thing. I woke up today feeling great, and I've only had a few contractions. I guess I shouldn't be to upset since my due date is 2 weeks away but man am I ready to meet the little guy!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

63 Degrees On January 5

We had to take full advantage of the warm temps today. Piper and Josh took a bike ride to her favorite park. When Piper got home she was excited to play with her yellow hammer, broom, and her little bike.
Can some one explain to me how a yellow hammer can make a little girl so happy.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Piper the Big Girl

We had Piper's big weigh in today. Since she only gained 2oz between her 15 month appointment and 18 month appointment our doctor wanted us to bring her in when she turned 21 months to make sure she wasn't losing weight. We are proud to say she gained a whole two pounds and weighed in at 21.3 pounds today. She finally past the 20 pound mark but still at the very bottom of the growth chart.

The other big news of the day is Piper took a nap today with out her nuk! Josh and the nurse at the doctors office made up a silly story about a rooster needing the nuk for his baby chicks. Piper fell for it and told us she wanted to "help them" because they are "cute". I was pretty proud of her so I let her have ice cream for her afternoon snack.

So far tonight after a few tears and lots of hugs she has managed to go to sleep without her nuk. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the night goes.

My little girl is growing up.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

37 Weeks!

That's right I've made it 37 weeks which means I'm full term! I could pretty much go any time.

I'm feeling huge and uncomfortable and I feel like the baby is about to fall out of me at any moment. Unfortunately I really haven't experienced any other signs of labor.
I have to say for the most part we are ready for the baby. His clothes are washed, our bag is packed, all the baby stuff is out of storage, all the important baby stuff has been purchased and the car seat is ready to be installed.

We also found a stroller that works with our car seat and has a jump seat for Piper. Piper thinks the new stroller is "Great!" and has already tested it out.(Please ignore the mess in the photo below. This is how Piper's play room looks and the end of every day.)
The only thing we're still trying to finish up is painting and organizing currently Pipers/soon to be baby boy's room. I know we would both feel a ton better if the room was ready before baby came home even though we plan on having him sleep in our room for the first couple of months.

It's hard to believe baby boy will be here in just a few short weeks!