I don't love feeling squishy but I do love my squishy baby. He has ultra squishy cheeks and I love to squish his squishy cheeks up to my squishy cheeks and have a very squishy moment. I guess squishy isn't so bad ;)
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Easton James Bacon
Born June 14, 2011 at 10:41 a.m.
8 lbs 4 oz and 20"
He is finally here and we couldn't be happier. He is healthy and happy and in my opinion pretty adorable. I am documenting the labor and delivery just so I will have an accurate account. Feel free to skip this part.
I started feeling contractions early Monday morning around 2 am. I had lost my mucus plug the night before and was having bloody show and so I was pretty excited and thinking I was possibly in labor. The contractions were strong enough to keep me awake and coming every 5-7 mins. This went on for several hours but I didn't want to wake Case because I wasn't hurting that bad and really wasn't sure if I was in real labor or not. Around 7 am the contractions all but stopped. I was so depressed that it was a false alarm. I had to keep myself busy so I started cleaning the house like a mad woman. Throughout the morning I had contractions here and there. They were strong and painful but not close together. Around 2 p.m. I was out and about shopping and the contractions started coming very close together. They were painful enough that I had to stop what I was doing and breath through it. By 4 the contractions had been 3 mins apart for 2 hours and I was starting to get very uncomfortable. By 6 I was very ready to go to the hospital. We checked in around 7:15 and they checked me right away. I was dilated to a 2 and so they had me wait an hour and see if I was progressing. In an hour I was at a 3 and by 9 p.m. I was at a 4. I was in pain and decided I might as well get the epidural. Why endure more pain than necessary ;) The epidural was magical. It did slow my progress down a little bit. I stayed at a 4 for a few hours. The nurse came to check me and decided to call the resident in to break my water. She left to go and get the resident and while she was gone I heard a pop and then felt a gush. My water had broken on its own and from that point on I progressed about 1 centimeter every hour. By 6 a.m. I was at a 10 and fully effaced but little Easton's head had not dropped. The Dr. decided to have me rest for an hour or so to see if his head would drop on its own. At 7:45 a.m. I started pushing.....and pushing, and pushing. I pushed for 2:45 mins before the Dr. came and decided I needed a little help. At 10:35 a.m. they got me ready with the forceps and by 10:41 a.m. Easton had arrived.
Labor and Delivery was nothing like I expected. I didn't know what to expect. I felt like it was never going to end, but it was relatively painless and my recovery has been pretty smooth. We feel so blessed that our baby is finally here and that everything went so smoothly. Easton is straight from heaven and has such a sweet and loving spirit. I look at him and am just bursting with love. Being a mom is amazing, emotional, and challenging, but so incredible and worth all of the sleepless nights. We love our baby boy.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Yes I am still pregnant. No I have not had the baby yet. Yes I am about ready to pop. I took a picture of my belly today, stretch marks and all, and I was horrified. It's massive. I am not posting that picture. I will post the one with my belly covered though. Impressive right? I am still getting bigger even though I didn't think that was humanly possible. Please hurry Baby Bacon.
Grandma Helen's grave
My Parents grave
Casey and I drove down to Salina to visit my parents' grave for Memorial Day this year. It was freezing and super windy but it was nice to see my Grandpa Jack and Jer and Sarah and the boys. I haven't been in years to see the grave and so it was nice to pay tribute to the people I love the most! I look horrible in all of the pictures but such is life when you are 9 months pregnant ;)
Monday, June 6, 2011
Oh how I am longing to be done with this wonderful phase called pregnancy. It is such an amazing, crazy, and emotional roller coaster! I am so blessed to have had a pretty much textbook perfect pregnancy. Nothing has gone wrong, I didn't have to deal with throwing up, and besides being rather large, I really have felt amazing. All of that being said I am really anxious to be done with it.
I am incredibly emotional right now and every little thing makes me break down and cry. My feet are so puffy and swollen by the end of the night they look like they will pop if touched. I am so achey that everyday normal tasks are rather difficult and I feel like I am a freak show because everywhere I go people stare and give these looks like "you poor pitiful girl". (I have to add that lots of people are actually really sweet and tell me how cute I look and then they rub my belly which actually doesn't really bother me so it's not all bad ;))
I think the worst part and the hardest part for me to admit to is how jealous I am of all of my friends who have already had their babies. We were all due within a few weeks of each other and now their babies are here, healthy and happy, and I am still a beached whale feeling miserable. I know I should be patient and grateful that little man is still growing and developing but man its hard!!!!
I am so excited for this baby boy to get here I am forgetting to relax and enjoy the quiet lazy moments I get to have each day. I know these will be few and far between, if any, when baby gets here. I need to quit wishing away the days and just enjoy every second for the miracle and blessing that being a woman and having this experience is. Baby will come when he's ready and I need to just chill and be ok with whenever that is. Wish me luck!