Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Brooklyn Noel Wolf 12-25-2016

Guess who decided to make her entrance on Christmas day!!! It was a whirlwind to say the least but non the less the best Christmas present I have ever had.  Brooklyn has proven to be our hardest newborn yet but has become quit the sweet baby nowadays.  As I am typing this, Terrill is rocking her back and forth so she isn't fussy :)

With that said I am crunched for time and I can't spend as much time as I would like on writing this blog.  So I am going to highlight the labor and delivery story with bullet points!

- First contraction started at 4:36am
- Went to hospital for first time at 8:45am and was still dilated to a 2, I walked the halls for an hour, rested for an hour and nothing had changed, came home and rested in bed
- Pain continued to increase quit a bit and was back at hospital by 3:00pm at that point I was dilated to a 5
- They broke my water at 4:46pm
- They inserted the epidural at 4:15pm
- Shortly after I passed out and once they stabilized me, the doses started at 4:35
- At 4:55pm they increased the pain medication
- 5:40pm dilated to a 7
- 5:50 increased pain medication
- 6:45pm dilated to a 9.5
- Pushed 3 times around 7:10 and she was born at 7:12
- Brooklyn Noel Wolf 9lbs 2oz, 22.5inches long - big baby girl!!!
- I nursed her about 10 minutes after she was born

That night numbness in my leg lasted for about 7 hours and about 3 hours on the right.  

We are grateful that recovery is over with and that we are enjoying a healthy happy baby now!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Christmas 2016

I am going to split this into 2 posts BECAUSE there were two parts to the day.  1st being actual Christmas morning with my kids and 2nd having a baby! This will just be about Christmas but will have a little information about baby too.

At 4:36am Christmas morning I felt a contraction and didn't want to think much of it. Then I felt another and another. They came pretty regularly - about every 10 minutes or so.  When Mason woke up at 6:30am I was like "lets get this show on the road!"  We got Maddie up - had them look and open stockings, check that Santa ate his cookies and milk and opened presents.  It was all really fun but I was still having regular contractions and I was almost positive I was going to be having the baby on Christmas!!  We texted and told Terrill's mom and by 9:00am she was there and we were on our way to the hospital....more to come in the next post!

Baby Bump #3

I wasn't as diligent at taking photos this pregnancy because well....I was bigger than the other two and I didn't want to have to see that! haha.  Now that it's over and life has moved onward, I can share all about it.  I gained 24 lbs with this pregnancy and measured small until the end.  Besides feeling tired, huge (at the end) and having minor aches and pains the pregnancy went really well! I mean don't get me wrong, I don't like being pregnant one bit and now that it's over I don't want to forget that so when I feel yucky with my next pregnancy I can look back and know that I felt yucky with this one.  My discomfort of feeling big with this one started much earlier.  Like around 25 weeks.  I gained most of my weight in the beginning.  At my first check up I had gained 8 lbs already!! By the halfway point I had gained about 18lbs so I was really scared that I was going to go crazy with the weight gain but I didn't and it all worked out...phew!

In the first trimester I felt good for the most part and my nausea wasn't that bad (hallelujah!). I was tired and moody but that was about it.  I ran/exercised throughout he whole pregnancy. I think the last time I did a TRX workout was around 36 weeks and I could do a light jog until like 4 days before I delivered. (towards the end I switch to a jog/walk).  

I feel so grateful to have our baby now and that I have been able to do this pregnancy thing 3 times!! I am feeling accomplished over here...haha

BTW - why is every pregnancy shirt I have have stripes?? Yuck and yuck - haha

28 Weeks

35 Weeks

36 Weeks

39 Weeks

Almost full term! 

Terrill's Spartan Race 11-12-16

I don't know much about this race except that Terrill had a great time, got really dirty, went with a group of his friends, showed off is big muscles and still looked ridiculously handsome afterwards! Great job Terrill!!