Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Its been pretty good over here! Life is a lot easier with two than I thought. Im WAY active (for me at least)and Ive been loving my Family. The first two weeks are kinda a blur, Nick was home the first week and the second week I did well, I got out an about and had fun. Ended the second week with going out to lunch with my mom in law, Nick and the girls, we went to lunch at Buca di beppo (sp) and it will be my last time eating there, it wasnt that great and service was HORRIBLE, like I said we went for lunch and we were there an hour and a half!!!!
Last weekend, well I guess the weekend before last, Nick and our good friend Steven built the bed for Anberlyn, WOOHOO it looks great, its in pieces right now in Nicks office waiting to be painted along with a few other items.
Monday last week we headed over to Nicks parents house (they were out of town) so Nick could mow the lawn, well it looked like it was just done, so nick did the hedges (is that what its called??) I sat in my MIL comfy recliner and watched food network with my girls! ( I miss that channel)
Tuesday I headed out to Taco Tuesday at El Torito with two good friends, It was so yummy, afterwards we drove over to Old Navy to spend a gift card I received for Emersyn, I bought a few things for her in different sizes.
Wednesday I decided to buy Nick a gift, I still had some money left from my Omi, Nick works so hard for us, so I looked and looked and bought him a PS3, the only place that had one was a best buy in City of Industry. So I put it on hold and made the drive (not long like 30 minutes w/O traffic) Nick loved it, and wanted to return it, haha, money could be used elsewhere, but I made him keep it. He never gets anything for himself, and we kinda had the money! Now we are putting just a little away each paycheck or anything I make cutting hair so we can buy a new TV to go with it.
Thursday I was out and about all day, and that evening we headed back to my in laws to pull weeds from the front planter, Anbo had a blast doing it, I wish I would have taken photos, we also brought their dog out to play with her, it was funny. Anbo kept tellher her " No eat Anbo!" because the dog was licking her face! haha
Friday morning we headed to a friends baby shower, it was a pot luck, me I forgot to make or pick something up, so I drove thru Taco Bell and picked up a few tacos. We had fun sharing the day with Heather and her baby to be. Nick called and said he finished at work and was heading to his parents to wash their cars, I thought Anbo would LOVE that so I drove by and dropped her off as I had a few errands to run
Saturday we headed out with my mommy group to the OC fair grounds, we had fun walking around!it was hot and Nick and I got burned a bit.
Sunday we headed over to my parents home to hang out.
Yesterday I ran an errand then took Anbo to the park, it was a super cute perfect toddler park, the Anbo and I took a walk..
Today was relaxing day, I didnt do much of anything!!!

Sorry I wrote a book, Im feeding Emersyn, a bit bored and typing one handed.. Iknow you wanted to know everything from the past week.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

She is here!!!

Emersyn Ingrid-Lane came at 36 weeks 5 days, so not expected, we thought we had at least one more week!
Here is the story:
Nick and I went to bed at about 11:45pm on March 3rd it took me about a half an hour to FINALLY fall asleep, 15 short minutes later the 1st contraction started. I laid there thinking it was Braxton Hicks, no big deal, but it continued. I went out to the living room to start timing it, I found this cool site that helped me keep track. They were about 5-6 minutes apart, but not strong at all. I kept track for 3 hours. At about 3-3:30am I decided to wake Nick, so he can help me keep track while I walked around to try to get it to stop (still thinking false labor, as I went to the hospital twice with false labor with Anbo)I also showered. didnt stop.
At about 4:30-5:00 am we decided to start packing our bags, as we hadnt expected to need them just yet. 6am I decided to call the on call Dr. She didnt seem to believe I was in labor, but said to go to the hospital anyway. We woke up Anbo, packed her bags and took her to Auntie Tina's. Then off to the hospital. We arrived there at around 9:00 am, they checked me, I was dialated to 3cm, enough to be admitted. Lucky for us my Dr. was at the hospital at the time, I had just seen her the Tuesday before at that time I was dialated to 1 cm and showed no signs of labor, she came in and broke my water, soon after that the anesthesiologist came in and gave me the epidural, then the nurse gave me pitocin to get me moving, all by 10:00am. Now it was a waiting game.
The nurse came in a few times and checked me, I was progressing, at 1pm I was 9cm, YAY! Then at 2pm I was still at 9cm. She tried to stretch me, but I just wasnt dialating anymore. Turns out Emersyn was facing the wrong way, which explained my back labor, so it was causing me not to dialate. At 2:15, she said that if I hadnt finished dialating by 3pm I might need a c-section as Emersyn was starting to get a bit stressed. (During this whole time my blood pressure kept dropping, She had to give me a couple different drugs to keep it stable)I then texted a bunch of people asking that they please pray, as soon as I did that I felt a ton of pressure with the next couple of contractions, I called the nurse in and she checked me. I WAS AT 10 cm!!!! WOOHOO Praise God!!!! (Prayer works, I have an amazing God that loves me)
She got my feet in the stirrups and we did a test push before calling my Dr. So with the next contraction she had me push, and Emersyn crowned, WOW!!!they called the Dr., she was there 20 minutes later. I pushed 3 times, the dr said here is her head, stop pushing the cord is wrapped around her neck. She un wrapped it a pulled her out!!!!!!!!!!! that was AMAZING, I pushed with Anbo for 3 hours!!!

Our precious Emersyn was born 6 lbs. 14 oz 19 in. long at 3:01pm March 4th.

So far she has just been a pleasant little Angel. She has jaundice and was put on lights to help the levels go down. She is a bit lethargic, and its hard to get her to eat as she is so sleepy, NOTHING wakes her up. She is pooping up a storm which is a good thing.

Anberlyn seems to be adjusting well. She is constantly wanting to give her hugs and kisses and just poking at her. Anberlyn is learning to be nice and gentle.

Nick has a week off work and which is super super helpful! He is amazing, gets up at every feeding with me and everything! He wont let me do anything just rest and get healed up. He takes Anbo out each day to run around and have just Daddy daughter time. Come Monday, well its going to be a very sad day for me. A bigger adjustment having two girls all to myself! YIKES!

Well thats whats going on here!