Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Will I ever get caught up????

So, to conitnue on with my story and hopefull (fingers crossed) to get caught up on this darn blog...

So, we get to the hospital and my contractions are pretty bad by this time. Scott takes me in a wheel chair to L&D...which was totally funny. We get there and Scott wonders if Jen is going to be there...Jen White, well now Jen Musk. We went to high school together, she was at my 12th birthday party for goodness sakes. She was with us when Parker was born and we were hoping that she would be there again for this little guy. And, when we told them my name, the nurse/HUC said..."Jen is waiting for her" She saw that we were coming in and told them that I was to be her patient! She is so great, and immediately I was at ease.

That ease didn't last for long. By the time I got my clothes changed and changed into that nasty ass hospital gown the contractions were horrific. Scott was on the phone with Diane, who was at our house trying to find the outfit that I wanted Beckett to wear for his pictures since I had nothing packed and the whole time he is asking me what it is and I'm literally yelling at him.."I don't give a f*ck about the damn clothes!" because I was in so much pain I didn't even want to talk! I was already 6 cm dialated when we got there so I was progressing pretty good. Then Jen came in with horrible news. She told me that they couldn't give me my epidural yet because my blood pressure was up and they had to do some blood tests to make sure I was okay enough to get it. I was so upset. I couldn't handle it anymore, it was aweful. It was sooooo painful and I literally just shut everyone out and shut down just to concentrate on getting through the contractions. Pat and Julia came over and I scared the crap out Pat because I was just in a zone. But then, my angel came...the anethesiologist! Dr. Lum came in about 10:00 or so and told me that it would be about a 1/2 hour before i started to push because I was 9cm at that point. Everyone was there by then, Pat, Julia, Mom, Rachael, Andrea, Dad, Letty, Diane. And, I was a nice, sane person again, so I was loving every minute of it.

Then, Dr. Lum came in a little after 11 and at 11:23 we started pushing and Beckett Murphy Schweitzer was born at 11:53pm on 10/6/08 weighing in at 7lbs 6oz and 19 3/4 inches long. So, he was a pound bigger than Parker and an inch longer! Everything went super quick and REALLY easy. I thought that Parker's birth was easy, but Beckett made it look like horrible labor in comparison. I've been very blessed with easy births and VERY healthy babies.

So, we were at the hospital until Wednesday afternoon and I didn't have a whole lot of pain..no pain medicine, just some Motrin. Julie, Carla, Charlene, Suzanne, Paula, Tina and Barbie all came up to see me. It was so good seeing them. I was so happy to come home though this time. I remember with Parker I wanted to stay, but this time I wanted to come home.

Everything has gone very smooth so far. It has been nothing like it was with Parker. I had a couple of days of crying with the hormones and stuff, but it didn't last long. The pain was never really horrible. Beckett has been an AWESOME baby, sleeping very well, eating very well. Parker has been very good too. He started off not wanting to go to sleep at night, and he hasn't taken a nap in the three weeks that Beckett has been here, but other than that he is doing really good. It's kinda weird, Beckett just kinda fit right into the family and we've adjusted really well. I'm kinda waiting for the other shoe to drop (which is something that Scott has never heard before and he swears that I've made it up!) because everything is going so well, but, I'm hoping that we continue on our good path.

I'm a little sad this time around because we have decided not to have any more kids, that two is good for us, which means that I will not be bringing a new baby home every again and that makes me a little sad. They grow up so fast, which is why I think I appreciate this stage so much more than I did with Parker. With Parker I just wanted him to get through the sleeplessness stage and to get a little bigger...and with Beckett I wish he would stay the teeny tiny little guy forever!

So, we're home, Scott is back to work and it's just me and the boys during the day and it's been going fairly well. I'm already dreading going back to work and I don't have to go back until January 5th.........it's nice to be a stay at home mommy right now!

So..as soon as I figure out how to add some pictures, I will do it! I just have to figure it out first.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's been a while....and much has happened!

So, I'm sitting here watching some baseball by myself....hubby is across the street at the neighbors house with his new boyfriend! Well, I'm not really watching the game by myself...I'm watching it with my new baby boy Beckett! Yep..he's here. Beckett Murphy Schweitzer was born on Monday, October 6th @ 11:53pm weighing in at 7lbs 6oz, 19 3/4 inches long. Healthy as can be and a headful of dark black hair. Love. Him. Up! He is too cute and so far (fingers crossed that I don't kinx myself) he is a good sleeper and we have not been too sleep deprived as we were with Parker. Big brother is doing pretty good with him. I'm sure he's still a little topsy turvy considering we brought someone new into the house, but other than having his own sleep issues (refusing to go to bed) he is doing wonderfully. I think that he is going to be the best big brother ever!

Birth story...funny. I went to work that day, had to leave early because I had a doctors appt. and they were going to check me out and do a Non-Stress Test on the baby to make sure everything was going good since my blood pressure had been increasing over the last couple of appointments. Everything checked out with that and Dr Heidi checked me and said that I was only about 2-3 cm dialated and 30% effaced, so I had a ways to go. I had to come back on Friday for them to check me out again and she said that they would probably schedule an induction as well. We went home, ate dinner (spagetti) and Scott had to go to St, Mary's to work with one of the pitchers. At about 6:00 the contractions started, but they were not bad at all. They started out as just being a *tad* uncomfortable and then they just progressively got worse. I called Scott at 6:30 because he said that he was only going to be gone for about 15-30 minutes. I said, "I'm not trying to be a b!tch, but I'm having some contractions and Parker wants to go outside and I don't think I can do it" They were not too horrible, but were pretty uncomfortable. So, Scott came home and went outside with Parker and I went outside too. I didn't know if this was the real deal or not, but I didn't want to spend the evening in the house by myself if it wasn't the real thing...I didn't want to be a wuss! One of Scott's co-workers was also coming to give us a Powerwheel quad that her son had and no longer uses so Parker could have it. I talked to Katie and Brian who had just gotten back from Gatlinburg (and wondering why I had not had the baby yet) and then the lady that Scott worked with came and Parker was totally pumped and was driving around like a crazy man on the quad. The contractions kept going, but nothing too bad. I went to plug in my cute pumpkins on the porch and bent over and when coming back up it it felt like I peed my pants. So I told Scott that I was going inside to use the restroom. I went in and my pants were soaked and I really didn't think that I had peed and I didn't have to go. So, then the contractions started to get a little worse. To the point where I was just leaning over the sink in the bathroom. I ran upstairs and thought that I might want to call dr. Lum to see what to do. I called him and he told me that I should wait until 10:00 (it was about 7:45ish) and if I was still having them that he would have me come on in to the hospital, but it was probably just a false alarm because I wasn't making much progress when I was in his office. So, I hung up the phone and leaned back to brace for another contraction and felt something funny. I stood up and my water broke. All over the floor in our bedroom (thankfully not on our bed!). Scott had come in before while I was waiting for Dr. Lum to call me back and wondered where I had been and if I was okay and I told him I was having such bad contractions that I called Dr. Lum. He called his mom who was at Julies to tell her to be on alert that we might need her. Then when my water broke, he was downstairs trying to get Parker to come inside. I screamed, "Scott...my water broke!". He was panicking, I was too. We didn't have anything packed (I was planning on doing it that night) and he was trying to get his mom to get over to the house and to get Parker to come in. Parker came up as I was hanging on the bed bracing myself to make it through another contraction and he asked me what was wrong. Scott told him that we were going to have baby Beckett. The pain was so bad already that I said, "I'm going to puke" Parker said, "You going to puke mom? You need a puke bucket? Don't puke on the bed!" It was hysterical! After Scott running around like a chicken with his head cut off we finally made it out the door to the hospital, and I couldn't wait to get there to get my epidural...the contractions were awful!

Okay...the rest of the story to follow...it's midnight, I'm going to feed the baby and head up to bed. Parker seems to be coming down with something (he's got a cold and right before bed had a fever) so I don't know if he is going to be able to go to school tomorrow or not..so I have to get some rest!

Ohhh...and for all the details from Craig and Debbie's wedding....WOW is all I have to say!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Back to the doc's office

So, I go back to the doctor here in about 15 minutes or so. I was not supposed to go until tomorrow but the office called me today and had this whole scheduling deal and after 15 minutes of dealing with one of his rude-ass receptionists (which I didn't think exsisted, they are all so nice usually.) we rescheduled for today. I'm thinking everything will be fine and blood pressure will be normal (fingers crossed) since I have tons more to do here at work and at home. My feet are not swollen (well, they are considering i couldn't get on a pair of my favorite wedges today because the strap wouldn't fit around my ankle!) as bad as normal and other than feeling awful, I'm doing good. We will see what he says..

So, fingers crossed that I don't come back tonight letting everyone know that I'm going on bedrest...that would stink!