Sunday, August 30, 2009

Good Morning Starshine! The earth says "Hello!"

Okay so I tried but I wasn't able to change the picture but you get the idea... She is Here!!!! YAY!!!!!!

So here is the story...
August 29th. At 5 am started feeling contractions. Thy weren't 3 min apart bu they were intense. Corey had work at 6 am and let because we figured it would be fine. Then the contractions got more intense and I started bleeding. So I called the hospital and they suggested I come in. So I called Corey and told him to come home about 10 min after he got to work =]

We got to the hospital about 6:50 am. I was in a lot of pain from the contractions, but they had to wait for an hour to make sure I was making progress. I was admitted to the hospital at a 2 1/2 and after an hour was at 3 so hey fully admitted me. Requested the epidural right then and there and got it in at about 8:45 am. At that point I was in good shape.

We did a lot of waiting, but at one point I went from a 4 to a 7 in 45 min. I called my mom (who was diving from California) and she as in Vegas at that point and that sort of threw her into a panic. She actually was pulled over or speeding, but the cop said he would let her off with a ticket for just 10 over.

By about 3 I had dilated to a 10. The nurses suggested we do 'rest and descend' which is where I had dilated to a 10,but would just rest for about 1 hour before pushing so that the natural contractions would bring the baby down further so I would push for less time.

About 20 minutes before started pushing my mom came! I was so happy she had made it. The pushing commenced at 4:15 pm . I only pushed for about 45 min and she came right out.

I had a great cheer squad and support system there. My two sisters Lydia and Megan were there in the room taking pictures. Corey and my mom were coaching me through the pushing. Everyone said I was doing good which helped me feel good.

At 5:11 pm Sadie Renee Ostler was born at 8 lbs 13 oz. 21 inches long. We are so glad our baby girl is here!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

12 days.....

So I know that a lot of people put up pictures of their nursery and cute little things here and there, and I would totally love to be one of those people. Unfortunately I don't know if I will... We have 12 days to go... at least until the due date, 1-1 1/2 cm dilated and 70% effaced. Quite frankly I am feeling completely unprepared! we have the crib up with the bumper and the sheets and even a stuffed animal in there for a more decorative look. We have our baby swing set up, (I did that yesterday morning at about 4 am because I couldn't sleep and decided that I should do something productive) and we have our pack'n'play up (another of my early morning activities). And let me tell you... this pack'n'play is awesome! it even comes with a bassinet and a changing table! Needless to say that is what Baby Girl Ostler will be sleeping in for her first few weeks because she will be in our room. We have clothes all hung up in the closet, we have her stroller and car seat all ready to go. (just need to put the base in). We have our bags packed as much as they can be for now. We have even talked about getting a plastic sheet for our bed just in case my water were to break in the middle of the night.
However, there are things just nagging and nagging at me. I'm worried that we will bring her home and she will need something and we won't have it. I am worried that she will have to do without because we won't be able to provide something that she will need. I'm terrified that as her mother I won't be able to produce enough milk for her. (I'm her mother! Shouldn't it be natural that my body can do what it needs to for her?) I'm worried that there are going to be complications with the birth or maybe with her, we have been so fortunate that everything has gone pretty smoothly, surely something is bound to go wrong! I'm worried that our apartment won't be completely done by when she comes. Speaking of which, we have a washer and dryer that we are trying to get rid of so if anyone is interested please let me know!......... Anyway, I'm worried that we won't have enough clothes for her, I'm worried that, as silly as this may sound to most of you, that we won't have any bows for her hair so people will think she is a boy. and I am worried that what if the Ultrasound tech missing something and what if she is a HE?! What will we do then?!?!?!?!?! I'm worried that when people ask if they can do anything for me and I can't think of anything, that I am really missing something and I really really need their help, I am just completely clueless! and I'm worried that she may come a little earlier than expected and that my mom won't be able to be here.
I'm sorry to dump everything out on here but these have been some real concerns and I am just looking for some words of comfort. Any advice?
Thanks for listening!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

4 weeks and counting!

So here I am at 36 weeks! I'm huge! I can't believe that we have less than a month left! Scary yet "oh my goodness we still have a month!"
I had my 36 week appointment this morning and it looks like baby is head down which is a good thing! Also (and I was a little surprised about this but...) I am a 1 cm dilated, and 50-60% effaced! crazy business! Dr. says we are moving right along. so that is good to hear.
My feet are super swollen. The only shoes I can wear are flip flops and even with those I still have to force my foot in them and wait until my feet mold to the shoe. Its kind of funny to see what my feet look like when I take my shoes off. HAHAHAHA!!!!
Baby is moving a lot! and she really likes my right side to the point that I have to push her back in so that my side doesn't split! but other than that I have had quite an easy pregnancy so I can't complain too much. :) lets just hope she comes around her due date! not too early, not too late:)