Friday, 27 April 2007

Threepeat's Appointment

We had a follow up doctor’s appointment today regarding his jaundice.

Jaundice is all but gone…still a little yellow, but nothing to be concerned about.

He weighs 3855 grams…he was 3860 at birth, so he is doing “superbly” as the doctor put it.

He said to just keep on doing whatever it is that I am doing and to enjoy every moment because the time goes so quick.

I love my doctor.

YAY US! Pin It

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Baby Steps

I feel good today. I am still exhausted, but I feel so much more confident than I did two days ago. I think I have figured out why Threepeat has a frantic fit in the evenings and have been able to console him for the past couple of days.

It’s small steps like these that make it easier. Only a mom who’s been there, done that will understand how little it takes to give you a boost that you need to carry on.

Threepeat is still in the honeymoon phase, where he sleeps, eats and poops. He has a wakeful time from about 8:00 to 10:00 and a fussy time from 6:00 to 9:00, but we are all working together to keep him calm. He is a beautiful little guy with my Dad’s eyes. I look in his eyes and I see Dad…what a blessing that is. Pin It

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

He's here!!

My sweet little Threepeat is finally here! After 12 long hours of labour, Threepeat made his appearance at 10:36 am on Wednesday, April 18th, 2007. He weighed a whopping 8 lbs, 8 ozs and was 21.25 inches long. His apgars were 9 and 9 and he is just perfect. He has a full head of black hair and looks very much like his Daddy.

We are still learning to breastfeed properly, but are making lots of progress. He is dealing with a bout of jaundice which teetered on the borderline for a few days on whether he would have to be put under phototherapy, but he seems to be getting better on his own.

Boy Oneder and Middleman are in awe of their new little brother and we are having some attention/attitude issues with BoY Oneder, but I think we will be just fine eventually.

I am in complete bliss. As exhausted and overwhelmed I am with everything, I am so in love with all of the men in my life…especially this little creature that just joined us. Boy is it true…when you have more children, your love isn’t divided, it is multiplied! Pin It

Friday, 20 April 2007

Threepeat's Birth Story

**Originally typed on April 20th, 2007**

I still can’t believe I have THREE SONS!

Threepeat is the most lovely little man I have ever laid eyes on. He is just SO cute…if I do say so myself!

We have had a really rough go of things though…that’s why I haven’t been around.

Here’s a kinda long, kinda short synopsis:

Tuesday 2:00 – Dr. M damn near KILLS me with a stretch and sweep! By 5:00, I was having contractions 3-5 mins apart. Nothing strong, but there. At 7:30, we go to the hospital. They put me in a bed in triage and say it will be a couple of hours before anyone sees me…they are SWAMPED. We hang out status quo until about 10:30, when I went in the jacuzzi. Didn’t do much and I didn’t relax like I did with Middleman, so I get out at 11:00. They check me at about 11:30 and tell me I am 3 cms…LESS than what I was at the doctor!!! They finally, at some point, transferred me to L&D and the contractions were stronger, but still not unbearable. 3:45 am, they check me, I am at 5 cm. They break my water. 5:30, they check me and I am 5-6. going nowhere, but the contractions are pretty intense now. This next part STILL kills me…I took the epidural. Yes, Doula Dawn, the one so afraid of needles, TOOK the devil’s potion. Can I tell you that I would do it again in a HEARTBEAT! Holy CRAP epidurals ROCK! 7:30, they check me again and I am 7 cms. Crap. They start me on oxytocin. At some point, I guess around 9:30 am, I am a 9. 10:20, I feel the pressure in my *um that they told me to let them know about. Three contractions with three pushes on each one and Threepeat is born. PRAISE THE LORD!

He was 8 lbs, 8 ozs, 21.25 inches long and his apgars were 9 and 9. He has SUCH black hair and lots of it! I think his eyes may just stay blue!!

He hasn’t taken very well to breastfeeding and it turns out that he has jaundice…borderline on whether to put him under the lights. The dr told us to go home and tube feed with breastfeeding every three hours. So, it takes an hour for him to get the 1.5 ounces he needs every three hours, so I am EXHAUSTED. Once my milk comes in, things should be easier though.

I am physically EXHAUSTED, mentally EXHAUSTED and emotionally OVERWHELMED. But in my heart and in the depths of my soul, I am the happiest woman on the earth. Threepeat has completed our family just as I knew he would. He is our gift from God…our light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been our lives for the past 5 years.

The boys ADORE him but Boy Oneder got very upset last night when Threepeat had a crying spell…it bothers Boy Oneder to see him upset. Pin It

Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Dare I get my hopes up??

I have a doctor appointment at 1:50 today. My doctor is away, so this is one of his associates…actually, he is my Mom’s doctor. I have seen him before and he’s a nice guy.

I am exactly 39 weeks and 4 days pregnant…3 days from my due date. I never thought I would ever be pregnant for this long! LOL. I am going to ask him to check things out and see if I have progressed at all from last week and see if he can attempt to get things going.

So…wish me luck…this COULD be it. Or I could be pregnant for ANOTHER week. Sigh… Pin It

Sunday, 15 April 2007

A good day

We had one of those days where the time flies, but you have nothing productive to speak of. We woke up around 9:30, had homemade pancakes and took showers.

At noon, we went to Mass and then back home for lunch. After lunch, we went to order the bombonieres for Middleman's First Communion, which he loved! Then we went to The Brick to look at bunk beds. I think we found one that we like HERE It’s on sale for $699 and we would only be getting the beds and the ladder….not the desk, cabinets, etc. underneath. We especially like the fact that (1) they can both be on the top; and (2) the beds can eventually be separated into two normal twin beds.

After all this, we came home and had homemade pizza and then our bestest friends, Kathy and Bruno and their girls came for a visit. Now, Hubster and I are ending our day watching The Sopranos.

I love days like today. Pin It

Saturday, 14 April 2007

What else can I do??

I walked, I took a hot bath, I drank raspberry leaf tea (and have been for over a week), I am having a glass of wine as I type this…

I have tried all the natural labour inducers…except one…the “s” word…that one, I will save for the threat of medical induction. The mere thought of “that” makes me feel queasy…I can’t even IMAGINE….

COME ON THREEPEAT!!!!!!!! Pin It

Friday, 13 April 2007

Happy Friday the 13th!

I get to spend a good part of my day standing in line at the Unemployment Office. YIPPEE!! I finally got my Record of Employment, so now I have to deliver a copy to EI so they can get my maternity benefits going. Nevermind the fact that the little man is yet to make his grand entrance. UGH!

I feel a little “nesty” today, so I am going to clean my room and my bathroom BIG time right now. Maybe the exercise will get me going? LMAO…I am grasping now. Pin It

Thursday, 12 April 2007

Good times!

Five hours of false labour last night!! At 10:00 exactly, I felt a contraction…a little different than the Braxton Hicks I’ve had all along. Exactly ten minutes later, another contraction. This continued until 3:00 am. I kinda snoozed through some of them, but was awake for most of it. Anyway, they weren’t getting any stronger and I figured after about 2 hours of no change, that it was probably false, but it was a pain in the butt to have to deal with another three hours of it!

At 3:00, everything just stopped. Well, not everything…Hubster STARTED snoring at 3:00! Needless to say, I am one tired preggo today.

If nothing else, maybe that little episode will have dilated or effaced me a little more…less work to do in real labour. Pin It

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

When will spring...spring??

The weather has been SO cold. It doesn’t feel like spring at all!! I just checked the theweathernetwork.com and it is not looking promising! We are going to be below average for at least the next 14 days.

Here’s hoping that summer will extend into late September to make up for lost time!! Pin It

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Big Day!

I have a prenatal appointment in an hour. He is going to strip my membranes today in an attempt to get things going.

It worked like magic with Middleman, as he was born 12 hours later!

Here’s praying that Threepeat’s eviction notice goes off without a hitch and by 8:00 this evening, I will be holding my little man in my arms! Pin It

Monday, 9 April 2007

Lucky Number Thirteen!

Today, April 9th, 2007, Hubster and I have been married for thirteen years. THIRTEEN YEARS! It seems like just yesterday that we were standing at the altar and Hubster was crying out his vows! We have been though so much together in those 13 years….

Numerous deaths, loads of births, weddings, engagements, baptisms, communions, confirmations, illness, 3 homes, too many pets to mention, at least 9 vehicles, another pregnancy, a few jobs, tons of vacations, fights GALORE, lots of make ups…

We’ve sure had our ups and downs. I can’t think of anyone I would rather have shared those ups and downs with.

I love you with all my heart Hubster. Here’s to 100 more years together! Pin It

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Happy Easter!

The first [day] of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, [and looking in], saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, [and looked] into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and [to] my God, and your God. Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and [that] he had spoken these things unto her.

John 20:1-18
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Oh the EXCITEMENT!!

Sopranos is starting in ONE minute! Only 9 episodes left till it’s gone forever.

Hubster and I have been looking forward to tonight for a LONG time.

WOOHOO!! Pin It

Friday, 6 April 2007

38 weeks today

and no change. No signs. No contractions. LOL!

I am having difficulty breathing, so I don’t think he has dropped yet.

He’s still very active too, and I think I remember Boy Oneder and Middleman slowing down a little before they were born.

It is the pregnancy that never ends…it just goes on and on my friends….LOL! Pin It

Wednesday, 4 April 2007

American Idol

I just have to comment on the whole American Idol fiasco! At first, I thought it was funny that people like Howard Stern and Perez Hilton thought that they could actually sway Americans to vote for the worst contestant. I mean, Americans take their entertainment very seriously and there was just NO WAY that a couple of celebs would be able to sway peeps to throw the entire show….could they??

Well, it seems they COULD! Tonight, Gina was apparently eliminated. Now, this is hearsay, because I have boycotted American Idol. Three weeks ago, when it became apparent to me that maybe Howard and his fans could actually do this, I stopped watching. I am kinda sad that the contestants who really should be staying are being eliminated in order to keep Sanjaya on the show. I actually feel sorry for Sanjaya as well. You can tell that he is disappointed when he is told by Seacrest that he is safe!

I think the entire show has lost its integrity. The producers at AI will have to make some bigtime changes in order to keep it going for another season…that’s a given.

One good thing about the whole thing is that Simon has said he will NOT be back if Sanjaya wins. LMAO! Let’s see if he holds true to his word! Pin It

Sunday, 1 April 2007

I nearly fainted in church today

It was SO hot. The whole room was spinning at one point.

I’m pretty sure something is happening with the pregnancy because Threepeat has not STOPPED moving for two days (including all night). I have been nauseous and dealing with diarreah too…almost all week. All I want to do is sleep. Hoping labour is close behind all this awfulness.

It won’t be long now….thank God. No one gets it. No one understands how hard this pregnancy has been. No one. I know it seems all I do is complain, but I am down so low emotionally, I can barely function. Pin It
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