It's tough juggling two! I've been MIA and missing my blog. I'm going through sewing machine withdrawls. (I'm thinking of bringing it downstairs just so it can hang out with me and the kid-lettes.) So just a quick update:
It's been two weeks since Mason's arrival and I figure I'd better write down what happened before I forget! I had my membranes stripped (more like whisked, but that's what they call it) on Monday August 24, 2009. Nothing happened all day and I felt totally fine. I'd heard that it could be painful and that there could be cramping and bleeding afterwards, but no sign of anything going on for me.
On Tuesday, Dale came home for lunch, which he hardly ever gets to do. I'd had a little bit of bleeding before he got home and called my doctor. She said to come in right away! I was uncrossing my legs, and crossing my fingers at this point.
Here's me trying to remember to breathe during a contraction.
Well, I spent the rest of Tuesday contracting and only dilating maybe another cm and no progress on effacing. I stayed over night, still hooked up, but with a muscle relaxer to help me get some sleep. The next morning they gave me a little bit of pitocin, and I went right into labor. My doctor broke my water around 8:45 am on Wednesday morning, and then I dilated and effaced the rest of the way in 15 minutes. (I really like inducing,pitocin is my best friend.)
I finally got that much needed epidural at 9 am and Mason popped out at 11:01 am. So not really so bad once labor actually started. Here's me finally relaxing a bit.
Here's my beautiful little boy! Ok, so he's not so pretty in this picture, but I still think he's as handsome at ever! And the doctor already fixed his hair for me. Rockin' the faux hawk.
Right after delivery: Me, Mason, Daddy and Dr. Hoffman.
Kaylee and I right after delivery.
Dale and Kaylee went and picked up Brighton from a friend's house to have her come and meet her baby brother. She even brought her own baby along. We're twinners!
A family photo- we never get these because it's always Dale or I behind the lens.
Brighton giving Mason his first kiss (Well, from her. I'd been kissing him for a few hours by this time...)