Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Labour story...

So for those that are interested... here it is and for those that don't care just disregard this post.

We went in at 9.30 tuesday morning, at 11 they used a gel to get things going and I had to be monitered for a hour after that but it put me right into labour. I was having regular contractions every 3 minutes but they weren't very strong so we went for lunch and then walked around the hospital until about 3. I was admitted and then put into our delievery room. Things were progressing slowly and pretty easy for me. I was carrying on pretty good convos with the nurses in between contractions and then I got really tired so I went into bed and I just started telling Garrett that the contractions were getting pretty intense and my water broke. I had about 4 really hard contractions after that and she was ready to go. 3 minutes later she was born.

I got to hold her right away for about a half hour because she was so small they wanted her to keep warm on my chest. It was very nice. She's feeding good and is quite alert already. She's dropped down to 4 lbs 14 ozs but at the rate she is eating I'm sure it'll be up in no time.

Zara isn't to sure what to think yet but she'll come around! We're happy with having another girl around. Hope they'll be good friends eventually.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Our Wee One...

It's a girl. Kanya Annabelle Pearman. October 13 at 6:36 pm. 5 pounds 5 ozs. 18.5 inches long.
P.S. Sorry the picture is sideways

Monday, October 12, 2009

Labour Pains

I have a date to be induced now and it is getting VERY near. It's really strange knowing when your going to have your baby, you can let all your family know, make arrangments for Zara before hand and tell your in-laws the date so they can plan a trip to see the new grandbaby...very strange. I'm glad that we don't know what we're having or else there would be NO surprise involved at all. We could have made our birth accouncements if we did know, we would have know the date, gender, name, and even a estimated weight from the ultrasound I had on friday. I look forward to the surprise.

I always think it's kind of funny when you go into the labour and delievery unit at the hospital, all the ladies are dressed in their hubbies baggy sweatshirts, their pants are saggy at the knees and often fleece that is covered in pet hair and their hair is not done and all over the place and they look like death warmed over and they haven't even started yet. I've decided that I'm going to go there in decent clothes and have my hair combed and somewhat done because I won't even be in labour so it's the least I can do. I can assure you though that I'll be coming out in sweats and one of Garrett's hoodies!

So I'm hoping everything is quick, smooth and painless...clearly dreaming I know. Details will follow hopefully soon!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Incredible Itch...

I'm definatly not nesting anymore, just itching. And I don't really mean the odd little scratching here and there I'm talking about INCREDIBLE itching. So bad in fact that I've managed to pop blood vessels, break sin and have left it raw. Nothing has really helped so far. I take Bendryl at night to help with sleeping but it has only helped 2 nights out of 2 weeks and all the creams in the world don't do anything but my dear Molly bought me calendula cream which soothes my skin and makes it feel better but unfortunatly doesn't stop itching. However there is a silver lining in this dark cloud...I've stopped chewing my nails and for the first time in FOREVER I have longish nails which help a lot with the itching I might add.

Apparently I have Cholestasis of Pregnancy, which sounds worse than it is I think. I won't go into details of it but it means that I'm having my baby soon. They are going to induce me. I'm not going to say the date because I think its better as a surprise and I don't actually know the exact date myself yet but it'll be fairly soon. So it's a good thing I was nesting when I was and got all my baby gear ready. I'm a little nervous about being induced. I have no idea what happens yet and so I'm just thinking the worse and just hoping that I won't have to have a c-section because that REALLY scares me. We'll find out next week all the details and that will ease my worried mind I'm sure.

Anyways that's all I have to say...I'll just keep on itching for now...