Thursday, November 3, 2011
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
This is right after my epideral, if i look worried, it's because i am. :] i had that look on my face in every picture.
So i wasn't sure how i felt about writing the birth story, i mean, who really wants to know what happend? But as it turns out, i think that motherhood had changed my opinion, afterall, it is a miracle by which we have children, and i couldn't help but want to share. SO... here goes.
Turns out my sweet little baby boy likes to take his time, or well i guess it's more like, make the decision, he wasn't going to go anywhere until he was ready. I was 40 weeks exactly at my last doctor visit, and for three weeks i'd had contractions, but i wouldn't dilate. My doctor decided that he would give us the weekend, (fri-mon) then if nothing happened he would induce me monday morning. Well, nothing happend. So jake and I prepared for and went in at 7:30 AM for my scheduled induction. The doctor was going to break my water upon arrival, but i was still not dilated at all, so they started PIT and the fun began. Contractions started about 30 minutes after we started the pit and were coming strong and regular. It took me from 8:oo till about 5:00 to get to 2 cm. I planned for a LONG night. I got my epideral at about 5:00, which i was kindof disapointed because i wanted to wait till i was more dilated, but i'm glad i did it when i did now. Right after the epideral, the Doctor broke my water and told me that it would take about one hour to go 1CM for most people, but for me it was possible i'd go slower. The epideral only worked on my left side so they had to try a bunch of different things so i could be completley numb. My mom always told me her horrible story when her epideral didn't work and i was preparing for the worst, that i would also have a non-working epideral. After about an hour or so they finally figured it out and i was able to be completely numb. Oh my am i grateful for drugs! The epideral made the baby's heartbeat drop, and they think he was smashing the cord so they had me lay on my side and every 10 mintues of so they would have me turn over, so i really wasn't able to get any rest. They checked me at 9:30 PM and they said i was ALMOST a 5, and we kept up with the turning. At about 10:30 i started feeling pain//pressure on my left side and i began to feel nauseous. The doctor came in a checked me and said i was complete, that i was ready to begin pushing. I wasn't entirely prepared for this part of the event, i mean i thought it was hours away, so it kinda put me into shock that the baby was so close. I struggled remembering to breath, so they put me on oxygen, because when i would hold my breath the baby's heartbeat would drop. I hadn't slept at all the whole day so i was extreamly exhasted and that made pushing really hard for me. After about an hour or so of pushing the baby scared me, his heartbeat got so slow i thought it was going to stop and i decided right then that i needed to get him out! That helped me to focus my efforts and get some real progress done. Jake did amazing, he was the best coach a girl could ask for, i would fall asleep between contractions so he would have to feel my tummy to see if i was having a contraction or watch the screen, then he'd wake me up and tell me it was time to push, he would count down, and even tell me the progress i'd made. Without him by my side i don't think i could've done it. The baby finally arrived at 12:19 and it was the most amazing moment of my life. He was the most beautiful thing i'd ever seen in my life, and i was instantly smitten. My most favorite part was that he had a head of hair. He cried to reassure his momma, but then just looked around the room and at Jake and i the rest of the time. He is the BEST baby a girl could ask for, and perfectly handsome :] Welcome to the world Jamison!i will post more pictures soon! :]
Sunday, August 14, 2011
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Friday, May 27, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
a beautiful-ish thing.
Thought it would be fun to post how pregnancy is so far...mostly just so i can laugh at myself later.
I got some cool ultrasound pics i just have been dying to post...i think he's handsome just like his daddy...
So my husband and anyone that has to spend anytime whatsoever around me can vouch that pregnancy turns me into a monster of sorts :
Sometimes, ok usually i cry during cheesy commercials
any time i watch a babystory on TLC i am crying within 30 seconds
Ok... crying over everything.
Jake HAS made late-night runs to the store for various cravings such as: ice cream, sno-cones, and if he could've found one, watermelon
breakfast, then second breakfast, lunch and second lunch, then dinner and dessert
And Most recently:
AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS I'M SURE.
I KNOW I MAKE PREGNANCY SOUND MISERABLE (AND IT CAN BE) IT IS ALSO AN AMAZING BLESSING AND MIRACLE. I LOVE BEING PREGNANT. RIGHT DOWN TO THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS I CAN'T WAIT TO BRING HOME OUR SWEET LITTLE BOY. I FEEL SO BLESSED TO BE A FUTURE MOMMY:]
Saturday, May 7, 2011
CH- Chain ST or STS- Stitch or Stitches
DHC- Double Half Crochet SL ST- Slip Stitch
DC- Double Crochet
CH 1, Work 6 DHC in 2nd CH. Join with SL ST.
CH 1, Work 2 DHC in each stitch around. Join with SL ST. ( 12 sts)
Cut, and weave in end, or leave long for easy sewing-I usually just weave it in and sew along the outside of my eye when it's complete. But you can do it however you would like. (Make sure you pull it through your stitch so it won't come unraveled.)
IN NEXT COLOR- (usually the color of your hat)
In the SL ST you just created in black, insert your hook and loop the next color through.
CH 1, (you will have to keep ahold of the new color and the end of the black if you did not weave in ends to keep it snug)
Work 1 DHC in 1st ST, 2 DHC in next, Repeat till end. Join with SL ST.
Cut this color off, weave in ends or leave long for sewing.
In the SL ST you just created with the previous color, insert hook and loop white through.
CH 1, (make sure you hold ends tight)
Work 1 DHC in First 2 STS, 2 DHC in next. Repeat till end. Join with SL ST
CH 1, work 1 DHC in First 3 STS, 2 DHC in next. Repeat till end. Join with SL ST.
Cut off white- weave in ends.
IN NEXT COLOR
(usually the color you used for decorative edging on your hat & combined with fuzzy for eyebrow look)
in the SL ST you just created with white, insert hook and loop through the new color
CH 1, (keep ends tight)
Work 1 DHC in each ST around- Only go half way around the eye.
Cut, weave in ends
AND VOILA! You've made an eye!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This last week was a great week for me i got to go home to preston and spend some time with my family and help Ami with Jr. Miss. I'm always Amazed at her talent and love for life, and wish i had been more like that when i was her age. GO AMI! :] I love ya.