Sunday, September 20, 2009

Welcome Baby Brayden

Born on 09.19.09 at 12:58pm, weighing in at 9 lbs 3.4 oz and 21 inches long!! I knew he would be bigger than Ava, but I certainly didn't think he would be a 9 pound-er!

I have made little notes about labor in order to keep track (it's already really tough for me to remember details and specifics about Ava's delivery and I never posted a labor story!) so that it is easier for me to write about his labor.

That will have to wait for another day as it is 3:30 in the morning and I need to try to get my little porker to eat. :)

Is he not adorable or what??
I'm totally in love.
♥ ♥ ♥

Friday, September 18, 2009

Brayden Update

Michael and I will be going to the hospital at 4am to have Brayden! The doctor will start me on antibiotics for Group B Strep and once I have completed the antibiotics, she is going to break my water. So Mr. Brayden will be here some time tomorrow.

I'll post pictures as soon as I can. :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

First Day of School (a little late!)

I am WAY late with this post, but I have to post pictures of Tyler and Elise's first day of school. I only have one of Tyler and it isn't the greatest picture but he didn't even want me to take this one! Of course I did anyway! :)

Tyler's First Day of High School - Freshman Year

Elise's first day of Kindergarten

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Getting Close

Just a short update from my phone.

Went to the Dr today and am now dilated to a 3 and 80% effaced. :)

Come on, little guy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The due date is quickly approaching

On Wednesday my doctor informed me that I am 2cm dilated and 50% effaced. She also told me that at my next appointment (Wed. the 9th) she would schedule for me to be induced on the 14th if I wanted to. I told her that while it is tempting, I would rather wait and go into labor naturally this time. It's cool knowing when your baby will be here but on the other hand, it is exciting not knowing. So - that being said, we are now just playing the waiting game. I am doing well and still feeling great. I did have some back pains for a full day that were pretty uncomfortable but they are gone now.

I was actually skimming through some of my old blogs earlier today, from when I was pregnant with Ava and I was pretty embarrassed! It's crazy how different things are this time around. I am sure it had to do with the fact that it was my first pregnancy, I didn't know what to expect, and my husband was working out of town quite a bit - but I was a complete basket case! LOL VERY emotional. I am sure some of it has something to do with the fact that I have matured quite a bit in the last year and a half.

Moving on.

I have been a terrible blogger lately, I know. And I am not even going to make some promise about getting back on track because to be honest - it would be a promise that I probably wouldn't keep. But I will TRY to get around to posting a little more frequently.

I will leave you with a few recent pictures. Miss you, blogging buddies!

Elise - reading a book to her sister at the Library



My new favorite picture of our girls.