Thursday, February 18, 2010

He's Here!!

Yep. He's finally here. It's official. I'm a mom!! Baby A, aka Patrick Levi, made his grand entrance on Friday the 12th at 11:04 pm. He was 7 lbs., 13 oz. and 21 inches long. It was an amazing experience. Things didn't go quite as planned, but it was amazing none the less. I'll share more details later, but for now here's a quick photo.

I'm exhausted, but my heart has never been so full. And seeing the sheer joy on my husband's face is too much for words.

I'm also WAAAAY behind on my blog reading and commenting. I can't wait to hear what's been up with everyone. I'll be back soon.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Plan

Just a quick update and then I'm going to take a nap.

We're scheduled to go into the hospital tonight to be induced. They'll start with the pill on my cervix and walking the halls, which I'm hoping will be enough. If not, my doctor will come tomorrow morning to break my water. If that doesn't do the trick, the last resort will be Pit.ocin, which I really hope to avoid.

It's not exactly the plan I'd hoped for. I wanted to be able to labor at home as long as possible and without any drugs, but my doctor is on-call tomorrow. I really want to deliver with him and I know the other two docs in his practice are quicker to push the drugs.

And I'm really ready to be done and bring this baby home!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Still Pregnant...

So. Yesterday was my due date and still no baby. I'm not completely miserable, but I'm so anxious to meet this little guy. But he hasn't even dropped yet.

At my appointment on Tuesday, we found out that he's big, which is pretty common for my family. They did an ultrasound to measure him - yay, we got to see him again. 8 lbs., 5 oz. Yikes! So they had me go into the hospital for a pelvic scan to make sure I'd have room to deliver such a big guy. Luckily, I should be fine so we're just waiting. And waiting. I was 1 cm dialated on Tuesday and I lost (or is it found?) the mucus plug this weekend and have had a few contractions. I know. Gross. TMI. But hopefully it won't be too much longer.

I have another appointment scheduled for Tuesday. Then we're tentatively scheduled to check in to the hospital on Thursday to induce. Hopefully he'll show up before then, but we'll meet this little guy one way or another.