I took these photos of Connor when he was 10 days old. My beautiful baby boy:)
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
My brand new little guy is already a week old today! I cant believe how fast time is going. I am trying to cherish every little minute since I know he wont be little like this for long. He is such a great baby so far. He is sleeping almost through the night already. I feed him at 10pm when we go to bed then he doesnt wake up until 3-3:30am to eat, I feed him and put him back to bed and he doesnt wake up again until Cameron comes in our room around 6:45-7am. He is nursing really well which makes me so happy. I really wanted to nurse Cameron and had a really hard time so I switched to bottles and I was really hoping this time he would be a good nurser, I got my wish! He had his doctor appointment yesterday and he is up 1oz from birthweight already which my doctor said is great. He said usually at 6 days old babies are still below birthweight. I must make some good milk! He got circumcised yesterday too, poor little guy. He was a trooper through the procedure, he just slept but then once the numbing meds wore off he was not a happy camper. He screamed the whole 15 min drive home and then zonked out for a few hours. He is much happier today. I am so thankful that I get to be his Mom and watch him grow and develop. I am so excited to have him here and Im enjoying every little second with him and Cameron!
Cameron loves his little brother. We definatly have had our crazy moments and I know he is having a hard time adjusting to having another little person around, but overall he is handling it pretty well. He loves to lay on the floor with Connor and point to all his features, his eyes, his nose, etc. He is such a great helper, he brings me wipes and diapers or whatever I may need. Im excited to see how great they will be together in another few months or in a year.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Yesterday Connor recieved his first bath at home, lets just say he wasnt a big fan of the water! Its funny too because when his hair dries it naturally dries in a little mohawk, so funny! He is the cutest little guy around:)
Friday, June 4, 2010
He is finally here! Although I dont really have to say finally because he came a whole week early all on his own! I am amazed that he was early, I was supposed to be induced on Friday June 4th which was 5 days early but he had other plans... I went into labor on Tuesday June 1st and he was born at 12:35am on June 2nd. I had been having contractions on and off all day, never regular and not really increasing too much in intensity. Then around 8:15pm my labor started, we gave it a little while to be sure and then got to the hospital around 9:30pm. When we got there I was dilated to 4 1/2cm and 95% effaced. I told the nurse that my last labor was reletivly quick but she didnt listen... She made me get up and walk the halls for a half hour. When I got back to the room it was about 10:15pm and I was at 6cm. Within 30 minutes of that I had dilated to an 8, so in an hour I went from a 4 1/2 to an 8! I was in a lot of pain and begging for my epidural by this point. Because I was group B strep positive we had to try to prolong my labor as long as we could so I could get as much of the medicine in me before he was born, and this meant they had to put off giving me my epidural because it can cause me to go hypertensive with the meds if we try to do it all too fast. I was feeling the urge to push and barely surviving each contraction. I went from an 8 to a 9 almost 10 within a matter of minutes. The nurse said the only thing holding the baby in me was the fact that the bag of water hadnt broken. Luckily around midnight they finally, and I stress the word finally, got the anetheisiologist in the room but by this point there was no epidural for me:( I was too far gone and the only option was an intertheacal (sp?) which is a shot they give you in a different spot in your back, its similar to an epidural and numbs you in a similar way but only lasts for about 90 minutes. I didnt care that I was about ready to push I wanted anything to relieve the pain and give me some pushing energy. I have to say there was only about 10 minutes from when I went numb to when I started pushing but it was so needed, it gave me just enough time to catch my composure and build up energy to push. So we started pushing with the first contraction... I pushed once for 8 seconds, then again for about 5 seconds and the doctor started yelling for me to stop pushing and out slid Connor! The doctor literally had to catch him. He was a quick little guy. I cant believe how fast it was. I also cant believe how painful it was! I got my epidural when I was 6cm with Cameron so I never felt that pain delivering him. Oh man it hurts, I thought I was going to die! But it was all worth every second to have my sweet little boy here. As I said earlier he was born at 12:35am, he weighed 6lbs 7oz and was 18 1/2 inches long. He has a lot of hair, at least to me. I figured all our kids would be bald blondies, but apparently we have one with dark hair. I love my little Connor so much and Im so thankful that Heavenly Father blessed us with him. He is such a good baby so far, he is nursing really well, sleeping a ton and barely cries at all. Cameron loves his little brother so much too and we are so happy to be a family:)