Thursday, June 30, 2011

He's here!

On my due date
Caden Allen May was born on June 24th at 12:24 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs 1 oz and was 20 inches long. The story: I started having contractions on the 22nd after I had gone in for my appt and the dr stripped my membranes. They were mildly painful that night, enough so that I didn't sleep that great. They kept coming on Thursday while I did some grocery shopping. My doctor wanted me to go in when my contractions were 3-5 min apart for 2 hrs. While I was making dinner they started coming every 5 min, so I had my parents come get the girls and had Jesse leave work. They were about 5 min apart from 4:30 to 6:30, but then they slowed down a bit and were less consistent so we didn't go to the hospital. At about 11 it was either head to the hospital or go to bed, so I decided we should go to the hospital just to be safe. When we got there (11:20) I asked the nurse what I needed to be dilated to for me to stay, she kinda laughed and said we'll see what your dr says. She asked me what I was planning on doing for pain and I told her I was planning on an epidural. Then she checked me and I was dilated to an 8! I wasn't getting my epidural, which was a little frightening since I hadn't really prepared for natural child birth. The nurse immediately moved me to the labor and delivery room. I was having pretty hard contractions at this point. By the time we got all the questions answered my dr came in to break my water. I was almost a 10 at that point, so as soon as my water was broken it was time to push. He came out with the cord wrapped around his neck and he also had a knot in his cord. It was quite the whirlwind of an hour. Recovery has been great and I'm thinking natural child birth is the way to go, but next time I would be better prepared. I'm not sure if it would go as smoothly if my water broke though.

Weighing in

Big sis!
Our family of 5
Going home. We left Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday before church.
Adjusting to 3 kids has been pretty good so far. Hopefully it continues that way!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Few Pictures

Thought I would post some fun pics from the past few months. Mostly of the girls. :)

Just chillin'
BYU at their sweet sixteen game! It was awesome to see it live even though BYU lost.

Cupcake face! Do all kids go through this goofy "smile" phase. Alyssa did the same thing.

As if one fork was not enough. She has THREE!

Alyssa being goofy.


Brianna thought it was a good idea to put this box on her head. She looked pretty funny.

Brianna's new obsession...belly buttons...her own and everyone elses. :)

Baby Shower and Baby Bump

I have some awesome friends here in Texas that threw me a fabulous baby shower. Lots of good food and good friends. It was great!

Super cute onsies!

The quilt we tied while chatting.

Opening gifts.

The diaper cake and cute cupcakes!

A now for the baby bump...

28 weeks

37 weeks