Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sydney Alyse

Sydney is here!!! She came Tuesday October 6th, at 12:15 am. She was 7 lbs. 11 0z, and they claimed she was 20 1/2 in. long, but...according to her first pediatricians appointment, she is 19 1/4 in. long. But, she is here healthy and happy. We had a bit of a weird experience with her birth, so I'll tell the quick version of it. We went to the hospital Monday night at around 7:30, were admitted at 8:30, and spent an hour in triage. So, finally when they decided I was in labor, they started my IV, and sent me to my delivery room where I got my epidural(around 10:30pm), and was completely content. At this time, they checked and I was about a 6, so we just had to wait until I was fully dilated. So, at around 11:45pm, my nurse, Melissa, came to check, and pulled back the sheet, and noticed that my water had not broken, but was intact and had part of the way delivered, so, we decided if we broke my water, that Sydney would be here, so it was time to call the doctor.....So, we called the doctor at 11:50pm, and he was on his way. So, we just waited....around 12:10am, I was feeling very sick to my stomach, and was nervous I would throw up, since that's my least favorite thing ever.....but, it persisted and a few minutes later, I said, I'm going to throw up, so with Meikle over my right shoulder, and Melissa over my left shoulder, I threw up twice, and then the third time, Melissa said, "I think we have a baby here!" She lifted back the bedsheets, and lo and behold, there was Sydney Alyse crying a little kicking.....being that I had my epidural, I did not feel a thing, but she came out in her water and the water popped when she came out. Melissa then talked into her walkie talkie and said, "ya, we're going to need some nurses in here....". So, the nurses came in and tried to get her cleaned up, and quickly realized that there was no doctor in the room, so the cord hadn't been clipped. So, we're not exactly sure when Sydney came, or what exact time, so we rounded to 12:15am, and the doctor came at 12:20am, and helped finish everything up. So, it was a crazy night/morning, and apparently a very rare story.....I was taken to post partum, and all of the nurses were talking about how I was the girl that "threw up her baby". So it was pretty shocking, but amazing! Sydney is doing very well.....a very quiet and content baby girl. She has been nursing really well, and has almost regained her birth weight. The pediatrician said she was very healthy, so we're all happy! I'm feeling great!!! A little sleepy, which is to be expected, but feeling very good, and back to normal. Meikle has been doing good too, a little sleepy as well, but he has been such a good help!!! He luckily had saved up enough time from work to be able to take the week off, so he's been playing with Kaden and been helping around the house a lot. So, it's been really good! Kaden has been so sweet with his "baby", nervous around her, and just looks at her and smiles and says, "baby". But then goes right back to playing with something else....(probably dice, his new favorite toys). But, everyone is happy and healthy and we LOVE our new addition!!! Things have been so fun, and we're so blessed!!! Thanks to everyone that has helped and been our support! We love our family and friends!!! :)

Monday, October 5, 2009

So Kaden and I made a trip up to Utah for my neice, Valerie, Miranda's oldest daughter, to see her baptism. It was over Labor Day so I am a little slow in putting stuff up but hey, thats life. We drove up on Friday and back on Monday so it was busy and quick but we did get to see one of my good friends from Australia, Robyn Jarman. She brought us some red gummi frogs! Just about the best lolly ever made! Too bad it has to be imported to get some. But we had fun and gave Kelley a quiet weekend to work on the baby bumper for the new baby's crib (who was due yesterday and nothing came out!). Kaden wanted to play in the grass the whole time we were in Utah (since ours is dead at our house he doesnt like it much...).