Sunday, February 24, 2008
I went into labor at about 10:30am on Friday, but it was wimpy labor, so I stayed at work until about one thirty, when Greg came and got me. We went home and packed the bags and got to the hospital at about three. That morning at my appointment (at nine) I was dialated just one centimeter, and at three I was up to three centimeters. It wasn't enough to admit me, so they asked me to go walk around the hospital for two hours. I was able to walk around for about one hour, and then I went back in. Dialated to four, but having constant contractions, so they admitted me. Again with the new program, so I didn't get officially admitted until about six thirty. It then took them an hour to set up my IV, which was sort of annoying. My arms are covered in failed injection site-bruises. I always thought i had such good veins, but apparently not. Anyway, I got the epidural at about seven thirty and basically nothing happened until they broke my water at about eleven or eleven thirty. Then I got to ten centimeters by one in the morning. Started pushing at one forty or so. He delievered at 4:41am. I was pretty sure he was never going to come at the end. I started crying and said "I can't do it anymore, I just can't!" and the nurse said "are you going to cry or are you going to have your baby?!" So, I had the baby. Needed a little help at the end, but the episiotomy did the trick, and out he came. Extremely cone-headed, but still precious!
They tell you not to push with your face because then you get big bags under the eyes and sores and stuff, but it is sort of hard to avoid. Or was for me. But, it doesn't matter because the face pushing got the most beautiful baby ever out!
There aren't any pictures of Greg and Charlie yet because we didn't really take any at the hospital due to my skin being so sheet white, I looked like I was on the verge of death. These were taken by my dad after we got home, and Greg was taking an extremely well-deserved nap. He stayed awake and kept Charlie from crying during several naps today. We did not really sleep at all last night due to our roommate snoring extremely loudly all night, and her boyfriend talking to their new baby loudly in Spanish all night. There are a lot more fun little anecdotes, but I am going to go lay down some more, so I just wanted to get some pictures out there. We are so happy and excited for our little baby!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Anyway, as for news in our house, this week included a trip to the zoo, friends over for dinner and games, and a trip to the polling place. And Greg going to mutual, of course.
On the sky ride thing. What is the official name again?
I am very proud of this zebra because I figured out who he was (Conrad) by studying the pictures that showed the differences between each zebra's stripes. They differ on the bums, and I spent much time looking at their bums to see the identifying marks.
The panda. Lin Su I think was her name. She is moving back to China at the beginning of next year.
Greg with the hugest camel we have EVER seen. Greg with the elephant in front.
You may notice a lack of pictures of me in this set. Frankly, I have gotten so enormously fat in the face that I can't really take it anymore. But I did take a couple of the pregnant belly so you could see my progress. The belly still is pretty small, but the rest of me is ballooning (my mom is always telling me that she can't understand my pregnancy because she was so cute during hers. Thanks a lot. But she is also supportive and says that it will go away soon after he comes.) Anyway, I will try not to complain about the weight because it is worth it for baby. Darn good thing he is coming soon though.
Anyway, Monday we had a couple from our ward over for dinner and games. Greg made dinner - asparagus pasta, his specialty. It was delicious and lots of fun. We played catchphrase, which is a game we love, so all in all, we enjoyed it all.
Tuesday took us to the polls. Neither of our candidates took California (Greg in the red and I in blue) but we got our "I Voted" stickers and still felt good about it. Today, however, Mitt Romeny dropped out and Greg has been in a bad mood about it all day. Poor guy. =(
I do believe that is all for tonight, unless I can get those pictures posted on another post. See you all next week! (Unless I go into labor. I really must figure out this full term thing. Maybe labor is imminent and I don't know it!)