Thursday, August 20, 2009

News And My Thanktimony

Just thought I'd update you all here (since pretty much everyone I know reads our blog) rather than call each and every one of you to give you the latest news.

Most of you who are in our ward know that we left a wee bit early from church on Sunday. I'd been having regular contractions (like every 5 minutes) for a few days but during Sunday school, they really started to get a little painful. We hurried home and called the Dr. who had us come to the hospital to just check things out.

They hooked me up to monitor little Mason and my contractions, then checked me to see if I was dilating or effacing at all. I was 50% effaced and dilated to 3 cm. After a few hours, and many more contractions (still every 5 minutes, and some quite painful) there was no progress, so the Dr. sent us home. Bummer.

I suppose it's good because I'm not really full term (38 weeks) until Monday. I'd hate to have a preemie who needs to be incubated and not be able to bring the little man home. I'm still having contractions, but the Dr. told me not to worry about coming in until they bring me to tears. Hmmm... I have a REALLY high pain tolerance (REALLY) and Brighton was born in 4 hours. Makes me a little nervous about Mason coming in the car.

But the good news is that Dale put me on bed rest, so I'm off the hook for doing ANY cleaning of any sort. I know, I'm lucky, right? He's going to take care of everything for me. And my sister comes into town tonight. So if Mason decides to come in the next little while, we'll have her to help out in the middle of the night.

Which brings me to my "Thanktimony." I just want to express mine and Dale's deep feelings of gratitude that we have all of you who are nearby. Not having any family around during these times is a bit rough, and sad, but it's so heartwarming to know that so many of our ward "family" has reached out to help. Thank you for all your facebook comments, phones calls, and emails of concern and for offering to take care of Brighton for us. We are truly blessed to have you all.

Something I thought that might be fun: Leave a comment with your guess on the day you think Mason will "drop in," weight, length and if you think he'll be bald or have a head full of hair! Whoever's the closest, we'll name the baby after.*

Brighton's Stats:
Brighton was born 5 days early, but we induced. Mason's due date is September 7th.
Brighton weighed 8 lbs 5 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.
And Brighton had so much hair we didn't know what to do with it! Seriously, check her out:

*Really, we won't, but that would be fun, huh?


nikki_ty said...

Aug 24th.
8 lbs 3 oz
20" long
I'm going to guess a lot of hair.

I'm glad your sister comes tonight - a stress reliever for you, I'm sure! Hopefully he comes soon so you and your sis can play!

Let me know if you need anything...

Me and My Family said...

I am going to guess the 26th of August and be 8lbs 7 oz. and a lot of hair as well. I am glad you have family coming to help out. On Sunday when we all got the news my first thought was "who's watching Brighton?" I had family in town but would have totally been willing to have an extra running around. I knew you'd be getting lots and lots of phone calls from people and having to tell the same story over and over again that "No Baby Yet" So I talked to Sis. Peffer first to see if she had gotten any news yet and if I needed to bring dinner over. Oh well, But just so you know...when Mason does come you are getting dinner. What would you like :)

Brianne said...

August 28
8 lbs 10 oz
LOTS of hair

I'm glad to hear you didn't go into labor last night :-).

Anonymous said...

I think:
August 26th
8 lbs 7 oz
21 in

If you ever need anything let me know. I am home all day with nothing to do. Just a little boy who wants to play all day long.
Oh, I think that he will have hair. Not as much as Brighton, but still a good amount!

Lisa said...

How eventful! I am guessing Aug 25th, 8 lbs 9 oz, 20 in, and curly hair.

I am so glad your sister is coming to help you out. What a relief...

Is it still ok for us to drop in on Sunday? (that is if you aren't in the hospital)

Benedict and Jessica said...

Okay, I had to find your blog because I spoke to Brittany last night about Visiting Teaching and since we weren't there on Sunday, she told me the story. So, sorry, I played the researcher or maybe you might see it as the stalker, but oh well, I wanted to make sure you and the baby are okay. Anyway, I guess August 23, 8 lbs 6 ounces, 20 1/4 inches long. Good luck and enjoy this time to yourself.
Jessica Chavez

THE LEWIS' said...

i am going to guess sept 2nd.
8 pounds 2 oz 20 inches long. we will have a full head of hair. not that i am trying to wish that mason stays in longer, but everyone else said august and so i am just being differnt. good luck i hope everything goes well. i cant wait to see him.

Jenny-Jenny said...

August 31
8lb. 1oz.
20 inches

I recognized the walk and the look in your eyes when you left church. Way to go Dale on demanding bedrest. Enjoy it while you can!

slkcivil said...

Hi Kim,
Good luck with everything!!! I know we are both on FB too, but I'm also following your blog so I can keep track of all my friends blog updates. We also have a family blog and I have a reading/writing blog; both are on my profile in FB. Also, if you slkcivil = Shauna on my gmail login. :-) Best wishes and hope to see you and Dale and the kids around the holidays! Love, cousin Shauna =]

slkcivil said...

Oh, and I'm no good on guessing, but I'll say 9/1 and hair. :-)