Boy!!! The end to pregnancy number three is finally here, thank goodness. Now bring on the healing process. Traxton Les Taylor (Les after my grandpa, Lester) was born at 5:17 p.m. and weighed 7lbs 13 oz and 20 inches long. I was scheduled to be induced today, so this morning we came in and they started the pitocin at about 8:00. My contractions came on pretty steady and hard so we got an epidural at 12:00. I was really nervous about getting one this time because with Treyson it didn't work and I never fully got relief. I even apologized to the anesthesiologist before hand just in case I called him some bad names like I did last time. Well the epidural worked wonderfully and I felt great. I just wasn't really progressing very fast. At 3:00 I was still dilated to only a four so they turned the pitocin up and rolled me on to my other side. The combination of the two must have been the trick because an hour later I was at an eight. It didn't seem long at all before he was here. I only had to push about five times and because of my wonderful epidural I didn't suffer through delivery. Not only am I grateful because of the physical relief that it brought me, but with my last one I didn't really hold him and enjoy him after birth because I hurt too bad. This time I was able to focus on my new little one instead of the doctor stitching up my 2nd degree tear. Now we are just hanging out and loving our new addition. His older siblings already have loved him about to death. Ashten is even okay with having another boy. I was pretty nervous with how she was going to handle it. Thanks for all of your support and concern. We are both doing well and can't wait to go home.
Monday, June 23, 2008
I am scheduled to be induced tomorrow. After your first pregnancy my doctor will induce you exactly one week early. I really wish that I would just go into labor on my own and not have to be induced, but the thought of going another week or possibly longer is too much. Last week at my doctor appointment I was dilated to a three and 70% effaced, so hopefully I won't be hooked up to the pitocin all day waiting to progress. I have a million things to do to try to get ready, but I am so excited and ready to be done. I can't wait to be able to roll over in bed without making it a huge maneuver. Wish me luck and we will post as soon as we can.
Monday, June 16, 2008
One of our little neighbor girls who is about Ashten's age just learned to ride her bike without training wheels. Since seeing her ride with just two wheels, Ashten decided that she wanted her training wheels off also. Over the weekend Jared gave in to her request and finally took them off. I think she was a little surprised to find out that it was harder than she thought. Jared and Ashten practiced for a while and she did actually really well, but she was starting to get frustrated with not being able to ride on her own so we decided to just put one training wheel back on. This was a trick that a friend had told us that they did when their kids were learning to ride w/o training wheels. Putting the one back on was just what she needed to feel more comfortable. The bike will still tip to the side that's missing the training wheel, but she is learning to just put her leg down to catch herself. Every so often Jared has been changing the one training wheel to the opposite side so that she won't get too comfortable with leaning a certain way. Hopefully if won't be long before she will decide that she is ready to do it on her own.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Since it has been months since I have made a post on our pregnancy, I thought that it would be about time. It is weird to think that I am only weeks away from delivering baby number three. I still have a lot of anxiety, but I think that the excitement has outweighed it. We have stayed strong with my original desire to have the baby's sex be a suprise, but my feelings about that have changed entirely. I wouldn't recommend doing it this way if you are a planner at all. It has been a lot harder than I thought it would be. I am too afraid to buy anything now, so Jared will be having a lot of fun shopping after the baby is born. :) At this point I could still find out but I figure that we have made it this far-why not wait? As for guesses.... I don't really have any. Everyone asks me if I can tell what it is since I have been pregnant with both a boy and a girl. I must not be that in tune with my body, because I have no idea. Jared and Treyson think it's a boy, but Ashten is determined that it will be a girl. I am a little worried about how she will handle things if she is wrong. She is dead set on a girl. The funny thing is that when you ask her why she wants a girl, she will say because she wants bunk-beds. Where that came from I have no idea. This pregnancy has been a lot harder on my body than my first two. I have a lot of pelvic pain that I have never had before. It keeps popping in and out of place. The physical therapist says that it is normal especially after you have had a couple babies. I don't know how people have a bunch of kids. My respect goes out to them. We are counting down the days until this little one decides to come out and we will be able to witness another miracle of life. I will try to keep you posted with the progress.