My little fmaily spent Mother's Day morning with my side of the family for breakfast and the afternoon with Jud's side of the family. Daddy & Jamin also surprised me we some tulips, a collage, and a 3 month massage membership! Happy Mommy's day to me and all the wonderful momma's out there!
Jamin has been home with us since last Friday- so he has been home over a week now! Here's a picture of Jamin 9 days old. It's already starting to become more difficult to picture what life was like before we had our baby boy! It's amazing how quickly things can change!
Jamin has been an amazing newborn but it is definately quite an adjustment bringing home baby! The first couple of nights it was a struggle to get even 2 or 3 hours of sleep. Jamin cant stand his bassinet and it seems the moment we would lay him down he would wake up instantly. I think he just loves to be cuddled and held. Those first couple of rough nights were replaced by two AMAZING nights where Jamin would only wake up once or twice in an 8 hour span. Since then he seems to have gotten into a good routine of waking up 2 or 3 times a night- just enough to eat and be changed and he's ready to sleep again. Ive been doing some research on establishing some good sleep habits for him- I need my rest so we need to make sure Jamin loves sleep as much as mommy and daddy!
He's has tons of visitors - thanks to all the family and friends that keep stopping by and helping us! Weve had some meals given to us as well as some help around the house and it is SO appreciated. The dogs have been doing really great with Jamin. They still seem a bit unsure if this is a long term change but they have been friendly with the baby which is good news!
A funny story from babys first night home:
So all these moms and even at the nurses at the hospital had warned Jud & I about "the babys second night." Well, Jamin was born in the afternoon so last night was his real "second night" ...this is when baby wakes up from his baby-coma and realizes he in a strange new world and freaks out and his little system goes all haywire...babies are nocturnal inside the belly and its around this time they go back to their old habits...
So needless to say, Jamin slept a grand total of maybe 1 hour that first night...I was able to slip by with maybe 2 total...and he cried and cried the whole time, it was really overwhelming and kind of insane but I hear thats how the first night usually goes...
But on to the funny part: so Sawyer has been really good with Jamin- kind of just aware he's present but doing his own thing. Pacey is friendly and doing good but he is definately more tense- like that first night when Jamin was crying for hours he was whining, pacing, and then he pooped on the floor.
Well by this point I had been up with Jamin on my own for quite a bit as Jud slept (Jud had let me have a quality nap earlier on). Anyways, I kept smelling poop- and I just kept checking Jamins diaper over and over again with no signs of number 2...finally, im like "what is this??" I go into the living room and pacey had pooped and im not about to try to clean up dog poop while tryin to hold/comfort Jamin. I decide to wake up Jud and he is usually the lightest sleeper and I seriously had to like tug on his arm and scream his name for him to wake up. He was so delerious when he woke up and his eyes were all bloodshot...and im like "Hey! you need to help me pacey pooped!"
The conversation went as follows:
"Hey! you need to help me pacey pooped!"
"Pacey, he pooped"
::looking around the bed::
"In the living room!"
"NO pacey did"
::jud walks to the living room and looks at this huge mound of obvious dog poo::
"who did this? Jamin?"
"WHAT! NO. pacey."
:::bewilderment on juds face::t
The story actually isnt that funny now that it's typed it out- I guess you really would have needed to be there and have slight hysteria at 5 am from no sleep to think it was as funny as I thought it was ;)
Long time no post! But now that baby Jamin has arrived I think there will be so many pictures, videos, stories and monumental moments that there will be plenty of posts to come :)
Jamin was born on 4/28 at 4:45 pm. He was 21" and 8 pounds 14 ounces- much bigger than the Dr. had guessed. The day before the Dr. had estimated 7 1/2 pounds! He has a whole head of dark brown hair, dark grey/blue eyes, and the cutest little butt chin!
I went into the hospital Tuesday 4/27 at 6 pm to have some medicine that would help prep me to be induced 6 am the next morning. The Dr. felt I needed to be induced because although I was 8 days past due I wasn't progressing quickly enough. I got settled into the hospital and given my medicine. Within an hour my water broke! Funny part was that it happened right as my dad walked in to visit and I was turning over in the bed to say hello. I wasnt quite sure what was happening so I waited a few minutes to kick my dad and Jud out of the room so I could investigate the situation- part of me wasn't sure if I had wet the bed or not, haha. The nurse confirmed my water had broken and things were progressing!
I was given a sleeping pill and some IV drugs to help me sleep through contractions- but I woke up in the middle of the night with some intense pain! I was moving along pretty quickly. They took me off the medicines and gave me an epidural. With the epidural I was able to drift off to sleep quite peacefully. I woke up at about 5 or 6 am (this is where it starts getting a little fuzzy!) in terrible, terrible pain! I had Jud let the nurse know and they seem a bit confused that I was in so much pain with the epidural- when they checked me they found out epidural had fallen out! Thats right, it had fallen out. The nurse told me the next day she has only seen that once before in her yrs of nursing (what luck! lol) I had woken up from having 0 pain to instantly having the pain of contractions at about 7/8 cm- a lot to handle with no build up! They called in for another epidural and I got huge shot #2 for the night..
Well, around this time things really started slowing down it took me from about 5 or 6 am time until 2:25 in the afternoon for me to reach 10 cm and be ready to push. I spent from 2:25 until 4:45 pushing and finally- our long awaited baby boy was born! :) Although labor was long and intense it was amazing to see our healthy baby. Jud and I are in love!