Monday, August 30, 2010

One week old!

My baby is already a week old today! :( I can't believe how fast time has gone since he has been here but it has been amazing. I love being a mommy! But he is doing awesome! Today he had his one week check up and he is 6 pounds 15 oz and 19 1/2 inches! He is growing like a weed and the doctor said it's like I have miracle grow as breast milk hahah! He said we're doing a perfect job whatever we're doing so that made me feel good. We're waiting to figure out when he can be circumcised because they didn't do it at Hi Desert because "we didn't make arrangements prior." but hopefully it will be within the next week because they won't do it after next week until he is 6 months old due to more risks for infections and stuff. But I want to do it as soon as possible so it's the least painful it can be. My poor guy :( But anyways, the doctor said he looks absolutely perfect and healthy! He doesn't go back till his 2 month check up besides his circumcision. Other then that, he is doing great with breastfeeding and latching on and taking bottles so I'm proud of him! He has been having a little troubles with thinking night is day but we will get that switched around. He's eating more and being a lot more alert so I love the times he is cuddly and when he is eyes wide open checking everything out! But he is loving having his papa & grandma joanie here too! and so are Everett & I. Tomorrow we're going to Big Bear so hopefully Rylan will do good on the drive there and like being by green instead of desert haha! But that's all! :] I'll update later this week! Oh and today I noticed his little eye lashes he is so precious I love my perfect family. Ps. the picture was of Rylan at his doctor today!

Friday, August 27, 2010

As long as I'm living my baby you'll be

August 23rd, 2010 at 10:55 God blessed me with the greatest gift of all time; becoming a mother! It will forever be the best day of my life. And here is the the whole story of how I gave birth to the most precious baby in the world! On saturday, I lost my mucus plug(which I blame the old lady who checked my cervix on friday!) and I was like hmm so I read up about it and saw it was no big deal you can loose your mucus plug up to weeks before you actually give birth but if they're is bloody show you will probably deliver within 72 hours. So, I just let it go. The next morning I lost more of it and I started spotting so I was like hmm! I think this may be it but who knows. Then my contractions got out of control where it hurt to even walk but I had a doctor appointment the next day so I was doing my best to hold it off we counted the contractions and some were pretty close like 3-5 but others were spaced out. Everett insisted that we went to the hospital but I said no unless I can't talk/walk/tolerate the pain we don't need to go. So I was laying in bed watching army wives and I decided I should probably go to bed so I went to lay down and my contractions got so bad I broke down and started bawling my eyes out. I tried to just let it pass and would get up to go to the bathroom and seriously had to like tip toe so the pain wouldn't get even worse well that woke up Everett and he is like we are going to the hospital! So, my neighbor Brandy was like !!! I am driving you to the hospital since her biggest goal in life is to drive a pregnant lady to the the hospital. haha. So about 12:30 am we went and I kept getting really bad contractions the whole way to Joshua Tree which is about 15 minutes away. Then we got there and the lady was all taking her sweet time getting me checked in and being like soo what are you here for? Um, I'm about to have a baby that's why I'm here! hah. But I got put in the wheel chair and brought back to Labor & Delivery got brought into the triage room and put on the monitor they didn't really say how close my contractions were but then they checked my cervix and I was 4cm and 80% effaced so they called Dr. Kasko and he said to admit me. So they brought me into the delivery room and got me all set up and took blood and said once I got the blood work back then they would give me my epidural. That's where it really set in that I was going to have my son soon! So I think by 2am they came in and was like your blood work came back fine, time for you epidural! So the lady came in and I was super scared but it really didn't hurt to awful bad but within 10 minutes I went from in tons of pain to happy! :] so then after I got my epidural in and cathader they checked my cervix again and I was a 6cm and 90% effaced! so basically it was just the waiting game after that. But then Rylan's heart beat started to go down and same with mine a little bit after they gave me the epidural. They had to put an oxygen mask on me and have me lay on my left side until I was ready to push because that was the only position that kept our heartbeats up. They came back in probably around 6am and told me I was 9cm and 100% effaced so they would either wait till my water broke or I hit 10 and would break my water for me. Dr. Kasko came in around 7 or so and told me I was 10 cm and he broke my water for me and had me start doing the pushing exercises to get him lowered and waited for my epidural to wear off more which obviously wasn't fun. I pushed for 2 hours to just get him past my pelvic bone which was insanely painful. I remember going in and out of what was going on. They were putting me in different positions trying to help Rylan come but nothing was really working finally Rylan decided to start cooperating with us! They said they would call Kasko in once his head was visible. Liz(my favorite nurse) and Carmelette(the main nurse) were the ones who were making sure everything was okay then they said to get Kasko there. So I was like yay! about time I will be done with the pain and meeting my beautiful son which I couldn't even believe that was going to happen. Then all of sudden they said we got a respiratory! Get the ER & respiratory team up here now! and was shouting about where Kasko was. I was like don't tell me what's going on because I'll freak out. So they didn't but all I knew was that probably meant he was going to be taken straight from me and transferred to palm springs for the Nicu. But then of course Kasko was taking his sweet time and Carmellete said if Kasko didn't get there she was going to deliver my baby. Finalllly! He came flying in and came over and within 10 minutes I had Rylan! They put him straight on my chest and all I could say is, this is my baby boy and I kept repeating it over and over. Then they said he wasn't crying so they had to take him. And as soon as he was born I remember looking at Everett and he was crying. The most beautiful thing I've ever seen. But after that, I had to get stitches and all of that then finally I got my baby boy back in my arms :] He was the most perfect thing I've ever seen in my entire life. I still can't believe how perfect he is and how much I love being a mother. I will never regret being pregnant or anything like that. He was worth all the pain uncomfortable-ness and weight gain. He made my life coming into this world and I can't wait to raise him! I was pretty lucky though to be in the hospital and have him within 10ish hours of being there and push for 4 hours and released from the hospital 24 hours after I had him especially with him being only 36 weeks and 3 days he came out perfectly healthy at 6 pounds and 7 oz and is 18 3/4 inches long they said if he would have waited a week or two he would have been 8 or 9 pounds :] I love him so very much and I can't wait to share him with my family. My dad & Joanie will be here tomorrow and Everett's mom will be here on the 4th and I am so excited! :D But if you read all this thank you for reading about the best possible day of my life <3

Friday, August 20, 2010

Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you

All I know is Everett Charles Welch is the best man in this entire universe and he truly he is a super hero. He goes above and beyond for me and everyone else every single day. He is perfect in my eyes and I never will be okay unless I'm with him. He is the smile on my face, the laugh in my happiness and he is sparkle in my eye. As corny as all this is, he is my everything. He makes me who I am, he made me the mother who I will be to our son, he makes me the wife I'll be to him and he makes the better person I've became since I've met him. He shows me that life is short and to be happy and not take everything to heart. He has shown me that I should be thankful for everyone around me. Honestly, I could never express in words or even actions in how much I love Everett. I love him with my entire heart if not more then that! He is honestly makes me want to everything possible for him that I can even if that included working my hands to the bone or supporting him till my heart gives out. I cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with this amazing man and even the afterlife. I cannot wait to raise our son together and kids to come and show them that world may be bad but if you have love everything will honestly be okay, which is what I have learned from Everett. To be honest, I have been through hell and thought I'd be a nobody but Everett has changed my self esteem and shown me that I am not just some girl, I am the girl who will be the mother to his son and the love of his life. I will do whatever in my power to make sure I can keep my boys happy and I can't wait till we can look back at the hard times and realize the only way we made it through is by prayers, strength and love. I am so beyond thankful for everything he has done for us and our soon to be family. He works crazy and stressful hours and gets hardly any sleep but still comes home with a huge smile and comes and gives me a huge kiss as soon as he sees me and tells me he loves me then continues to treat me like a princess. I don't know how he does it but I could never even begin to explain how much he melts my heart and how much I love him. He is my best friend, I've had best friends before but nothing like him. I honestly think I don't deserve someone with such a heart of gold but then again I think I only hope I can be the same for him. I pray to God every night that he will never separate our family and he will keep the love as strong but then I realize it will only get stronger.

I love you, Everett and thank you for being my best friend & soul mate.
You truly are my absolute everything.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My life in a nutshell.

Hey! So I thought I would start a blog so basically I could update everyone about basically my entire life and I thought it will work out pretty awesome once Rylan gets here so I can update everyone on all the things he is learning and doing and basically everything I'm absolutely adoring about him. So, basically whats new in my life lately is nothing to exciting. I can't really do much since I was put on bed rest at 32 weeks pregnant( which I'm now 35 weeks, 36 on this friday!) so I just basically lay around and attempt to clean when I can and make dinner for Ev :] Since so many people asked about what's going on with the doctors and hospital I guess I'll just say the whole story here.

At 30 weeks I was put on the NST machines which is a contraction monitor and monitors Rylan's heartbeat because I told him I was having sharp pains and I really wasn't sure what they are. Well when Dr. Kasko came in to check it out he is like are you having any contractions? and I'm like umm nope! And he is like, uh yes you are. So he prescribed me Terbuatline Sulfate 2.5 mg and I started taking that every 4 hours and was told to come back in a week later. Well, I did and my contractions seemed to worsen but he just sent me home after he gave me a shot of the terbutaline. Well when I went in at 32 weeks he took one look at the contractions and told me to go to the hospital. Everett & I were super nervous but we didn't really show it I think secretly we were both trying to be strong for eachother. But anyways, once I got to the hospital I did the usual pee in a cup, blood pressure and a milllion question game. Then they came in and gave me a pelvic exam to see if I could possibly go into labor within a week- the results came back positive. So they ordered an ultrasound to see Rylan's development so far. He was measuring a week early & weighing approx. 4.9 oz and they said he looked pretty healthy! But anyways, after that they kept me giving me terbutaline shots to get my contractions under control. Which they ended up giving me 6 through out the day. Then Dr. Kasko came in demanding all sorts of things and said that I needed to stay over night. After that, I just hung out and was just wondering what the heck was going on and to be honest, scared to death. Eventually, they gave me the steroid shot for his lungs and basically was preparing me for him to be born early 6 weeks, well technically 8 but 6 would be fullterm. Then they told me that I was going to need to be taken down to Desert Regional which is in Palm Springs because incase I went into labor they had the NICU there to be able to handle Rylan because they didn't have what it took to keep him healthy basically. So after hours of waiting I went on my first ambulance ride to the new hospital. Once I got checked in they just did hourly checks because I had the IV of Magnesium Sulfate and they needed to check my lungs to make sure it wasn't effecting me badly. The next morning I met Dr. Perez and he checked me and all of that. Then they gave me another steroid shot, for the just incase he was born early stuff. Then eventually my contractions eased up so after a 4 day hospital stay I got to go home but on strict bed rest. :] then I went into the Dr 2 days later and basically nothing really happened but then at 35 weeks I went in for my weekly contraction check up and he said, yet again that I needed to go to the hospital. My contractions were 2-3 minutes apart and got a little uncomfortable but I could tolerate the pain. But they gave me my terbutaline and just monitored me, got another ultrasound and he looked perfect as usual :] After 3 days, I got sent home. Now I'm just waiting to see what's going on and when I'll have him! Tomorrow is my next appointment so hopefully they are a bit more in control.

Other then the preterm labor crap, there really isn't much going on. All I know is I'm beyond thankful for my amazing amazing amazing love of my life Everett! And, all my friends who have helped me out and been so amazingly supportive through out all of this you guys are truly the best! But I should probably go to bed now since it's 12:30 am and I have to get up at 8 and tomorrow is Everett's first day off in forever! My poor guy has been working all sorts of crazy hours can't wait for this mojave viper support crap to end! Okay, Goood Night!