Friday, August 28, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
First, I had more family member to meet. Leslie, Nichole and London came by to meet me and boy did they think I was cute!...
Then Daddy played cards with me. I love looking at the black and white animals on the cards and have already started learning about the animals from the stories Daddy tell me while we play. I don't really understand what is so funny, everytime Daddy plays cards with me Mommy laughs so hard she cries, I guess I will figure that out one day...
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Cain and Ipo came home today too,...not too sure of what is going on. As of now they just keep sniffing and trying to lick Cooper. I am still crossing my fingers that everything will be fine with them.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Grandpa Grey was the first to show up before he went to work, but was not ready to hold Cooper:) He told us all about the big Paul McCartney concert he and Grandma went to the night before, yes they were jammin out while I was pushing! Grandma Grey showed up a little later, she needed to sleep in after such a fun night. She brought Cooper a tee-shirt from the concert to mark his birth day.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Cooper arrived at 6:44 pm after I was induced. Brandon and I arrived at the hospital at 8am to get things started and let me tell you, by 9am I am feeling the contractions, WOW!!! After coping with the contractions for about two hours Dr. Ehmer decided to get a little more aggressive (he broke my water, OUCH!!!) and boy did that intensify things. I think that doubled the intensity of the contractions immediately, but he wanted me to work through the contractions for about 15 more minutes before getting the epidural to try and let them naturally get stronger. Thankfully, our GREAT nurses Sherri and Terri called the epidural man as soon as Ehmer left the room. After so many stories I had heard about 'if you can just get through the epidural,' I must say I barely noticed the epidural procedure due to the killer contractions I was trying to distract myself from at the time. A very odd experience to say the least but in a matter of seconds I was feeling no pain. However, I was not a fan of the 'cannot feel anything' theory. Soon after I had received the epidural I got the horrible shakes. I was laying there thinking, "this is the feeling drug addicts seek" "this is horrible." So I requested they lessen the epidural strength so I could at least tell me toes to move and feel someone touch me. After that I was good, just chillin, watching NCIS reruns while Brandon played his playstation for a few hours. All this time they had started the pitocin and were gradually increasing it every 15-30 minutes. When Dr. Ehmer came over a little after 5 to check in, he said it was time!!! You could see the sweat beads immediately start forming on Brandon's forehead, he was more nervous than I was at this point. It seemed like the longest time before we actually started the pushing process because our nurses had to finish up with their other patient. I think Brandon was pacing wondering why they had said it was 'time' then all disappear while I just laid their finishing my episode of NCIS. Then the masses entered the room because it really was time, 6pm on the dot to be exact, we started pushing. Not bad at all that he was here at 6:44pm, not bad at all.
I must say that our nurses and everyone in the delivery were awesome. They all knew from obvious years of experience just what to do to make me comfortable and support a nervous new Dad at the same time. I could not have asked for a better delivery experience.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Here are some pics from today, I have started making Brandon look so slim!!!
On a side note, for those who have been asking about coming to the hospital, please know that Wednesday there is no telling what time things will be happening. We will alert the masses when Cooper gets here. At this point Thursday and Friday will be better to try and visit, assuming he is here, oh Lord please let him be here.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We went to the doctor yesterday who said it was time to set a date to induce. He didn't even measure my belly since I think at this point I am overcooked just by the looks of me...So the plan was to schedule the inducement for next Wednesday, but when the nurse finally called me back today she could not schedule the inducement untill a week from Monday, the 24th!!!! So at this point I have to have faith that as with all the other things in our life that have been working out, God is in control of this and Cooper will be here exactly when he is supposed to.
Now if I may vent for a moment.....
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I can't post this without mentioning that Mindy and Joe welcomed their daughter Lyla Joe into the world Thursday. Brandon and I ventured to Baylor Frisco to meet her. As we were driving home Brandon asked if that was a reality check for me...hahahahahaha...I was waiting for him to get hit by the constantly speeding closer train of REALITY!!!! Yep, Brandon, the next time we are in a delivery room, it will be me on that bed and your son in your arms!!! HOLY $#@&
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
tick, tock, tick, tock....