Thursday, August 20, 2009

Surgery Time -- Baby Day Part 2

Finally, they took me back into the operating room and began he prep work. They said Chris had to wait until it was time for surgery before he could come in. The anesthesiologist came in to give me my spinal. He had me sit on the surgery table with one leg on either side dangling and said to just relax. Since Chris couldn't come in yet, the nurse was so nice, she sat next to me and held both my hands and helped keep me calm. He said to hold really still and that if I feel a tingle or have the urge to move or flinch, not to! Yeah...Easier said than done! When he started to insert the needle, it hit a nerve and caused my leg to fling up at the knee. He says to me..."That is what I was talking about, I told you not to move!" I wanted to say to him, have you ever had a spinal? Do you think I have any control when you hit a little nerve and cause my reflexes to flinch? He wasn't mad, he just really needed me to sit still, so two nurses came over and held both my legs down. It was all done and I started to feel the cement legs. Then they prepped my belly and were just about ready to get Chris when my nose itched, so...I itched it. In doing so, I moved my blanket and it rubbed across my stomach, so they had to re-start the sanitizing process. Ooops! Finally Chris was able to come in with me. I was so excited to see him. We were not allowed to take any pictures or video of the c-section until it was time for baby to come out. We found that out the hard way when we were reprimanded. Ooops Again! Chris decided to take pictures of me instead to help pass time.

Laying here having a baby is exhausting...JK! Me and Chris waiting for lil man to come out. Chris taking a self portrait. A few minutes before we get to meet our baby! Since Chris could see what was going on and I couldn't, I kept asking him, what are they doing? What about now? Is it time? Now What? Finally the Dr. said. Ok get your camera ready, it's just about time...Here comes Baby!!!

Getting Ready -- Baby Day Part 1

It's baby time! I was up all night freaking out that we were having a baby and that I was going to have surgery. So after barely any sleep, we arrived at the hospital at 10am. My surgery was scheduled at 12am. They nurse started all of the monitors and IV and took blood samples. She wasn't very clean about it and blood squirted all over and was dripping all over the floor. Luckily I wasn't watching her do it, I would have passed out for sure! The C-section before me ran late and so they pushed my out to 1pm, so I had to sit and wait even longer. Thank goodness Chris was able to hang out with me in the room.

Waiting to get my IV...So Excited! Chris keeping me company. Kissing is always a great way to pass time!It's almost time...Chris getting ready! All ready to go. He looks so HOT!!! Finally just after 1pm, they took me back to the OR and told Chris they would come get him when it was time. Mom and Cassi were in the waiting room, so he quickly went to see them and to get a quick bite to eat before surgery time. See you soon love...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Our Anniversary

Today is our 3 year anniversary and I am soo in love! Chris is the absolute love of my life and I couldn't have asked for anything more. He puts up with my crazy moods and does the sweetest things for me all the time.

Since we are having a baby TOMORROW, we decided to say at the Silver Cloud Inn on Ruston Way in Tacoma. We thought it would be a nice relaxing get a away before the craziness of a baby. The staff was so cute when we checked in, they upgraded our room for free and put a Happy Anniversary card in our room. They asked me "When are you due?" When I replied "Tomorrow" they were shocked. I guess most people don't stay in a hotel to celebrate their anniversary the night before they have a baby.

Chris and I before we went to dinner at the RAM

Dinner at the RAM

After dinner, we came back to the hotel. I had been wanting to make a belly cast before I had the baby, so being that this was our last night, that is what we did. Chris had a lot of fun putting all of the molding strips on my belly (and chest). I had to stand still for the 20 minutes it took him to put them on and then another 15 minutes while it dried. I was going crazy. It was the messiest thing ever and we probably shouldn't have done it in a hotel room. I would post a picture, but I don't know if that is appropriate. Maybe when its dried and I paint and decorate it I will.

Well, its my anniversary and my patient husband is sitting here while I blog, so I better enjoy the night with him. We have to be at the hospital at 10am tomorrow!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Here Comes Baby

I had my last doctors apt yesterday. I scheduled the C-Section with my doctor for next Wednesday the 26th. I am so excited to know that it is finally time for him to come out! But after Chris got home from work, he told me that he was being sent to a school in North Carolina for 10 days and he would be leaving on the 22nd. Totally panicked that he was going to miss the birth of our baby. I called my doctors office and being that it was after hours and the weekend, I left a long message basically begging and pleading to move it up, at least to the 21st so Chris could be there. Today the nurse called me back and said my doctor would be on call at the hospital on Wednesday the 19th and there was an opening for my delivery. She must have heard the desperation in my voice and decided to call me back even on a Saurday. After thanking her a million times, I took a deep breath and let out a huge sigh of relief. I told Chris and he was so excited, because now he will be there for the birth and will be able to take me home from the hospital. It will be the day after our anniversary, but we will take it!

So, now I am starting to freak out, because I'm having this baby in 3 days!!! I have everything ready, but I'm sill stressing. I better get some sleep before I worry myself sick.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Belly Picture Catch Up #2

Here are the past few weeks of belly photos to catch up from the last post at 25 weeks.





33 WEEKS (missed 32 weeks)



Saturday, August 8, 2009


After stripping wall paper, painting, setting up crib and changing table, and decorating ...the nursery is finally ready! I never knew how hard it was to strip wallpaper, but I now know I will never wallpaper anything in my house. Decorating the nursery was a lot more work than I expected, but it turned out so good, it was all worth it. Thanks to dad and Cassi helping to paint, I was able to get it done before baby comes.

The Nursery
Changing Table--I still need a pad cover
Car Seat and Stroller are all ready to go!
The Bedding
The curtains
I painted the dresser to match the room

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ranger Ball

Friday was the annual Ranger Ball. Being that I am 7 months pregnant, Chris and I originally decided not to go. Last minute Chris was told that he had to do the color guard at the ball. He called me from work on Wednesday afternoon to let me know that I needed to get a dress and get everything ready for the ball on Friday. I called my mom and she met me at the super mall that night to shop for a formal dress that would fit a 7 month pregnant chick. After hours of shopping, we finally found a formal dress at Motherhood Maternity. I was sooo lucky, because Motherhood does not carry formal dresses in the stores, only online, but someone had bought it online and then returned it to the store. It fit almost perfectly. I just had to tighten the shoulder straps and I swapped out a plain black plastic clip on the front with a rhinestone broach to make it look a little more formal. Thanks to Amie...we got the dress altered and I was ready to go. Thursday I got a spray tan to give me a little color, got my toes and nails done, and made a hair apt. Friday came around and it was time to go...
Chris and I before the ball.

I was feeling VERY pregnant about now!

One of our formal pictures taken at the Ball.
I had a great time meeting all of his friends and their wives. Maybe next year I will have a little more than 2 days to prepare and wont be 7 months pregnant!