Sunday, November 29, 2009

Jacob Matthew James Heuton

The plan was to give you all an event by event update from the hospital, I had it all planed out and it was going to be great! Well, let's just say things do not always go as planned! Things went fast and I was really not up to explaining what was going on.
Well, I am home, rested and have a few minutes to tell you all about it. I hope you enjoy.

(I have tried to finish this three Life has changed a little around here)

Nathan and I woke up bright and early Wednesday morning at 5am. We had everything packed and ready to go the night before, we just needed to shower get ready and be there by 6.
We arrived on time got all signed in and met our nurse Lisa. At this point I was feeling really nervous and was still questioning my decision (in my head not to anyone else). I knew at that point there was no turning back but was not looking forward to having Pitocin shortly enter my body, the first mention of the word and I had a mild anxiety attack. I am sure no one was aware of how I was feeling. I tried to just smile and be as positive as I could. I did not want to seem like I was crazy for asking to be induced and then act like a freak once it was happening.

I answered the million questions they ask and signed the twenty pages of needless paper work. Next was the IV. It did not go well. The first try she hit a nerve in my wrist that sent a crazy shock all the way into my thumb that felt like a firecracker went off in my thumb, now still four days later I have a crazy weird numb feeling all the way up my wrist into
my thumb. This is the point I was really feeling, "yep Cynthia, you're crazy, you should have just waited.. Is this a sign you should have waited???"

Well, the next try she got a vein but it was on the top of my left hand right under my knuckles. It was a horrible spot and bothered me a lot! Ok I know what you thinking people, jeez all that she has is an IV and she is acting like a baby. Lol Things got better from there. They hooked me up the monitors that measure the baby’s heart beat and the contractions; I was already having contractions with no Pitocin! I was so excited! They checked my cervix and I was already dilated to a four and 60% effaced. The Dr. said that she thinks I would have gone into labor any time but maybe this is the little push my body needed. At that moment I knew that I had made the right decision. I was confident that I would not be pushing things too much and that my body was truly ready to give birth. I relaxed took a deep breath and everything felt good.

They started me on Pitocin at 7:20am, a small amount that would slowly start contractions. The nurse said about a teaspoon an hour. It was working, my contractions were coming every two minutes but they did not hurt at all. At 8:30 the Dr. came in broke my water and the nurse upped the dose of pitocin and did so every hour. At about 10:30 I really started feeling the contractions and was having to breathe through them, it was not more than I could handle so I held off on any pain medicine and the epidural. Well, at about 11:00 I was ready for the fentanyl. It helped a lot and I went back to breathing through the contractions instead of almost crying. Well, at 11:45 I decided it was time for the epidural, the contractions were getting really bad and the fentanyl had started to wear off. I got my epidural by noon and I felt great! The nurse and Nathan both went and took a lunch break. I talked to Whitney on the phone for a little bit and got a little nap in.
By 12:45 the nurse came back in and checked me I was at a 7. I was excited! The Dr. came in a few minutes later and wanted to check me again but decided to wait a few minutes and go check on someone else. She was back in my room not even five minutes later saying that she was monitoring the baby's heart rate from the nurse station and was worried and wanted to put an internal monitor on his head. When she checked my cervix I was at an 8 almost 9! She tried to get the monitor on his head a couple times and was finally successful. I called Nathan and my Mom and let them know they need to get to the hospital ASAP. At this point it was 1:15 PM.

I really started to feel pressure and the contractions. The contractions were getting really bad because they left the Pitcoin on after the epidural. So after me being in tons of pain it occurred to them that the Pitocin had done its job and was not needed any longer. The epidural had worn off a little and I had not hit the button to release more drugs because to be honest, I forgot I could. By the time I pushed the button it was too late. I felt like I needed to push, I held off on pushing until my Mom got there. There was no way I was going to let my Mom miss the birth of Jacob. She would have been devastated! So I held out! Well, the moment she walked in I told them, "okay, I need to push, like now!" So they got the stirrups hooked up and said, go for it.
In all the times I have pushed, the epidural prevented me from really feeling what my body was doing, this time I could feel everything! It was nice to feel that what I was doing was helping make the baby move down and out. That is, until he was coming out, it hurt and it hurt bad! I do not think I have ever yelled out in pain quite like that before! I started pushing at 1:47 and Jacob was born at 1:50 I pushed for three minutes!

After all the nerves, anxiety and many other emotions I went through the last few weeks it went better than I could have asked for. Once that baby is in your arms every doubt you ever had melts away and is replaced by pure elation, love, and peace.

Jacob Matthew James Heuton was born at 1:50pm November 25, 2009 he weighed 7lbs 8oz and was 20.75 inches long. He has dark hair and his dad's lips. He is everything I could have ever dreamed of.

Shortly after the birth I went in to surgery to have my tubes tied. It went really well. We had a nice stay in the hospital till yesterday afternoon and have been resting at home since. Madison and Trinity were beyond excited to meet their little brother. They fell in love right away. The looks on their faces will never be forgotten. They held him, kissed him, talked to him and have been loving him since they walked in the door. They had a lot of sweet questions for both Nathan and I. It was fun answering them.

I can truly say that I feel like our family is complete. I am more blessed than I could have ever asked for. I am so thankful for all of you and your prayers through this entire pregnancy. Every time you took the time to think of us and pray for us it made a difference.

So there you have it. I made it to the end! Here are some pics of our sweet baby boy.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tomorrow is the big day!!

I am officially being induced at 6am tomorrow morning! I know that I have said that I wanted to go naturally but when it comes to the end and the date you had set in your mind goes by with no baby it is really hard in many ways. I have been thinking Jacob would arrive the last three weeks so my stress and nerves have been worn thin. I am ready to meet this little guy and feel now is the right time but still have doubts.

I have mixed feeling about being induced. It feels so unnatural, and it is not great to force your body into something ultimately it is not ready to do. I had the scare of my life when I was induced with Madison. That alone is why my nerves are on high alert. I have already cried twice today. I feel a little over whelmed at this moment right now. Taking matters in to my own hands comes naturally for me but in this case I am feeling guilty, scared, and nervous.
Telling myself the Doctor would not induce me if it wasn't safe helps a little. I am not sure what is worse at this point the waiting, heart burn and exhaustion... or the nerves from making the decision to be induced.
I have lots to do to prepare the girls and I for tomorrow, the next time I post will be from the Hospital!

All I can do is ask you all to pray for me, and pray myself. I know the Lord will take care of me and this baby.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Beautiful Disguise

She may be a monster at times but she sure is beautiful!

Happy Birthday Alexis Kate

Today my first baby girl turns 14! Wow how time flies! I can remember holding you and smelling you for the first time, your thick dark hair and big brown eyes staring at me. Oh the memories. I cannot think of a more amazing moment in my life.

I am so proud to be your Mom. You bring so much energy and fun to our family. I cannot imagine what life would be like with you.

I had a lot of fun hanging out with you and your friends today, New Moon was great! I look forward to spending many more years celebrating with you!

She has to have her Chocolate!

Dancing to the music on her card. lol
Juicy Couture Necklas

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Baby Shower

I have meaning to post about my baby shower but updates on how things are going have taking precedence over that. So I went thru all the pictures last night and picked out a few that were good. Alexis took most the pictures at the shower and let’s just say she is still working on that artistic eye. Lol

We had fun playing the usual games eating lots of yummy food and enjoying each other’s company. I got some amazingly cute gifts and cannot wait to see Jacob in them. Patti made a banana cake that was to die for!!! Oh man it was so good! I made a bunch of food from cucumber sandwiches to yummy meatballs. The punch was a hit and is so easy, just sierra mist and rainbow sherbet. My Mom and I put up all the decorations the night before to save time. We made tissue paper pom poms, a Baby Jacob banner, and hung a close line with little onsies on it. We all worked on the decorations a couple nights before it was nice to have some girl time! Patti also made me a cute diaper cake! My friend Kelly came over an hour before the shower and did my hair for me. It was so nice to feel a little pampered!

I am so thankful to everyone who came. I am so blessed to have love and support from my family and friends. It is such a great feeling knowing how much people love this little guy and they haven't even met him yet.

A big Thank You and hugs and kisses from me to all of you!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

STILL no baby!

I went to the Dr. yesterday and she did sweep my membranes, it brought on some strong contractions for about three hours. I thought for sure I would be heading to the Hospital. My cousin came and got the girls Alexis went to a friend’s all our bags were packed and ready to go... then they started to get slower and then they just poof went away! I have to say I went in the bathroom and cried! I am so frustrated! I know he will come when he is ready but can I please stop with these false alarms! Everyone thinks I am a hypochondriac! Even Nathan accused me last night!

I talked to my Dr. around 8:30 and said she thinks it would be best to schedule and induction for Tuesday. That is my actual due date. I really wanted to avoid induction but at this point I will take it. I really hope that he will come this weekend and avoid Alexis birthday plans. If not then that is life and I guess we will just deal!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

No Baby yet!

Well I have to say that I thought he would for sure be here by now! I have not gone full term since I had Alexis! Being the filth baby I figured he would come around week 37ish. Well he had other plans! I guess hearing how crazy his sisters are he decided to stay in the belly as long as I do not blame him!

I have a Dr. apt today. I am hoping she will strip my membranes again to get things going. I am really anxious to meet my little man! I am also really done being pregnant. I think I said that three weeks ago!

I will keep you all posted!

Patti made it to Peru safe and sound. She arrived yesterday morning at 7am. She is settling in and looking forward to her time there. I will also update on that as I know more =)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Layla Grayce Blanket Set GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Layla Grayce Blanket Set GUEST GIVEAWAY!!!!

Being that I am about to pop any day this is the perfect giveaway!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pregnancy Update

I went to the Dr. this last Monday. It was a normal check up, my blood pressure is good and I gained 2lbs that is only 4lbs! Wahoo I am doing good! The Dr. checked my cervix and I was dilated to a 1.5 the baby is head down and pretty low. She said I am right on track and everything looks great. I am 37 weeks and considered full term so I can go any time!

Yesterday at home I lost my mucus plug! I am so excited. It was really nasty but exciting! I know that my body is naturally doing what it should to prepare for birth. I got all excited and let everyone know. I started having small contractions and feeling some pressure. I thought I might be going into Labor and got everyone around me worked up. (Sorry) Nathan came home and I was making him a little anxious. I was walking around the living room like a crazy person trying to get things moving along. Well it was making him nervous and he nicely asked me to I then realized I should just chill. If things were going to happen they would. I sent my Mom home to rest and took the opportunity to rest up the rest of the night. I slept great last night and didn't have any more contractions. The more I thought about going in to labor the less I wanted it to happen. We get it in our head that we want our babies out and to meet them, when we should remember that going into labor means ummm PAIN! There is no turning back once it starts.
I get so caught up in oh I might be having a contraction ohh I lost my mucus plug oh I feel pressure. When really I should be relaxing and enjoying these last few days of being baby and diaper free. I should really enjoy feeling him inside of me and helping him grow. This is the last time I will ever be pregnant or will ever feel the little flutters form hiccups. It all means so much and is such a privilege. A big huge part of me is so glad this is the last time I will be pregnant. A small part of me will honestly miss the opportunity to create life. I have a body that is so willing to bare and carry children; I tend to forget there are women who will never have the chance to experience these feelings and to create their own child. It breaks my heart for them. I wish I was able to give them each a child! That I could for a week trade with them. It is so sad that young girls and women who neglect children have the opportunity to have children. Life is so unfair but that is just how life works. There are reasons beyond or understanding for why these things work the way they do. I just hope that in every woman’s time of despair and need they turn to the Lord for love guidance and know that he has a bigger plan for them.

I will be sure to update this as things progress or if anything changes. The Hospital has WIFI so I will be posting pictures as soon as I have him and have settled! Check back often!!!

Halloween recap

This year Nathans mom helped with the costumes. It made this year so much more special! I had gotten Maddy a second hand Snow White costume off craigslist , she was really excited about being snow white this year for some reason. She had been telling me for awhile she wanted to be Snow white so I looked on craigslist everyday till we found the best one for the best price. I found one for $12! It came with the dress shoes and a crown! The dress was in need of some TLC!
I brought it home all excited to show Madison without realizing how Trinity might feel. We had already worked out with her that she would be Little Mermaid. Maddy had a costume from her Birthday last year that fit Trinity and it is super cute. Well when I brought in the new big poufy princess dress for Madison, Trinity felt left out and the once great Little Mermaid costume all of a sudden didn't live up to her Halloween costume expectations. When I tried to explain to her that Ariel was a princess and let her put on the costume she was not having it. She got out her favorite blanket with some of the princess on it laid it flat on the floor and said I wanna be dis princess Sweeping booty!! Peees Mommy!!

So I have come to the conclusion that even if I have a hand me down dress from big sister it is not fair to push it on Trinity and expect her to be ok with it when big sister gets a new beautiful princess dress. I never had sisters and I am the oldest child in my family so I never had to deal with these situations. Madison and Trinity are only 14 months apart and I will try my best as their Mom to always be fair when it comes to new things. Also to be sensitive to Trinity and try my best to always make her feel just as special. It is one thing to hand down clothes at this age and the next few years but when it comes to things like new beautiful princess dresses I need to be more aware of Trinity and her need to feel just as special.

So I called Grandma in to the rescue! I asked her if she would be willing to make Trinity a costume a sleeping beauty costume since that is what Trin asked for. She was more than willing! She looked threw some dress patterns she had and found one that would work perfect! She also had some fabric that would work and dyed it light pink. I had some sheer hot pink fabric form a photo shoot I was willing to part with so with a combined effort the Sleeping beauty dress turned out perfect! I will not take any credit Patti did all the work and it looked perfect! Trinity was so happy! It couldn't have been better! Grandma also did a lot of work on the Snow White dress I got for Madison. There was a reason I got it for only $12! It had a lot of tears and needed to be taken in. She of course did an amazing job making it look perfect!

She also made a tutu for Alexis! I had white tulle and bought some gold shimmery fabric, I would have done the tutu but Patti volunteered and had some ideas for it. It turned out great! Alexis looked beautiful! Like a real angel=)

So a big Thank You Grandma!! xoxox

Brandon was a jabbawockee... Not many people knew what he was and didn't get his costume but that is what he wanted. For those of you who are not sure of what a jabbawockee is, they are a dance crew that won the first season of MTV's Americas Best Dance Crew. Brandon likes to dance and really gets in to the show. It was by far the easiest costume to put together! Boys are so much easier!

We went to the Church Halloween party on Friday for a little bit, and then went around our neighborhood on Halloween we also craved pumpkins on Halloween. It was a lot of fun! My mom brother and nephew all came over to join in on the fun!
On Halloween as we were walking around I started having bad contractions so we cut it a little short with the girls and let the big kids stay out for a bit. They all got a lot of candy! It was a lot of fun! I am so happy it wasn't freezing this year! Oh and no rain!! We really lucked out!

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