Friday, May 22, 2009

More Liam

Thursday, May 21, 2009

So the story of how Liam came

So I thought maybe you all would like to know how labor went, so here is the story. Well it all started on Saturday when I started having some contractions. My mother in law was in town, so she told us we should start timing them. The contractions were not painful at this point so I just was getting excited that something was happening. Then..they stopped, and I was like what the heck. But then Sunday morning at 3 am they started up again, and now they were a little painful. All it really felt like was lower back pain. So I got up, and went to sacrament meeting. So the rest of Sunday I continued having contractions, but they were not that close, so we did not go to the hospital.
That was until 9:45 pm when my water broke. I was not exactly sure it had, but when I got to the hospital they confirmed that yes my membranes had ruptured. So the nurse then told me to keep having contractions until 4:00 am and see what happened. I was only dilated to 1 and 1/2 cm at this point. So I so continued laboring, and 4:00 am came and went. ( I had only dilated to about a 2) So the doctors started me on potocin, to see what would happen. So contractions were really do-able when I was standing up, but every time I would stand up Liam's heart rate would go down. So they confined me to the bed, where contractions were not very bearable. So at about 6:30 I was only dilated to about a 3, so I decided to get an epidural, so I could get some rest. And, man it was nice. So I continued to labor, but now without the pain until about 10:30.
At that point my doctor came in and said that Liam was not dropped and I was still only about a 3/4, and because every time I would have a contraction Liam heart rate would go down, that I should get a c-section. Of course Roland was eating breakfast in the cafeteria when he told me this, so I was a little upset. But then Roland came back into the room, and I calmed down. They then prepped me for surgery by giving me more drugs(couldn't feel my legs at all), and they preformed the c-section. It is a pretty weird experience, because all I felt was pulling, and then Liam was out.(It was 11:42 am at this point) It was kinda sad though because I only got to see him for like two seconds, before they rushed him to the NI CU because he was having trouble breathing. So they put him on oxygen and then I got to see him in 3 hours. I was kinda nice though because by the time I got to see him I was not so out of it. So there is the story. Sorry it was so long, but that is how it went down. So I got to experience a whole lot of different things with labor, but we are now excited that Liam is here, and hopefully we will get to go home today!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

So my due date has come and gone....

Well, I am still pregnant! To give you a little update, I went to the doctor on monday and nothing is really happening yet. He is a little concerned because Liam has not dropped yet, so I am really hoping that happens soon. I had another non-stress test today and Liam is doing fine, which makes me feel a little better. I am just ready to have this baby. But I guess I have to be patient for a little while longer. It is just so hard knowing that it really could happen at any time. I just wish I knew when that time was. I am not working anymore which has been really nice. So Roland and I are able to spend sometime together and make sure everything is ready. I should really take the countdown off, because now it says that Liam is 1 day old, but I guess that is okay. Well there is the update...hopefully he will be coming soon!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A short hike in Provo Canyon

I think this valley area in the back is called Johnson's hole.
Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

So just got back from the hospital

So I knew that when I posted about the pregnancy something exciting was going to happen. No, I am not in labor but I did get to go to the hospital today. So to tell the story....I went to my doctor's appointment and when he was checking Liam's heartbeat he heard it go down a lot. My doctor decided it would be good to send me to the hospital so they could monitor Liam's heart rate for a while.I freaked out a little bit, but then went to the hospital. So when we got there everyone was a little confused at to why I was there, (they thought I might be being induced), but they figured it out and hooked me up to the monitor. The nurse was very helpful and said that everything looked good, and so I sat and watched Seinfeld for a half an hour and got to go home. So nothing too exciting, but yeah... hopefully the next hospital visit I will be in labor...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pregnancy Update!

So I thought I should do a little update on how the pregnancy is going for all those that are wondering. First of all only 9 days until my due date! Crazy! Other than that, I have been to the doctor and I am only about 1 cm dilated and not really effaced at all. So he predicts that I will give birth on my due date or later. So little Liam is just chilling at this point. He is still moving around quite a bit, and his kicks are really powerful. Oh, he is postioned right which is a plus. So hopefully he will stay that way so there is not c-section.
As for me I am feeling pretty good. I have a lot of swelling of my feet and ankles which is not comfortable. Seriously..none of my shoes fit (not even flip-flops). Work is going okay, but I will be glad when I will get to be at home. I really am just taking work one day at a time. I feel like if I can make it through one day, then I can do it. So there is the update. I go to the doctor tomorrow, so if there is anything new updates I will let you know.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Roland Graduated!

As of last weekend Roland is an offical graduate of BYU! It was so nice to be able to see the graduation. Lots of Roland's family came up to see it as well, so that was really nice. Congratulations Roland! Now off to dental school.