Friday, May 24, 2013

Arianna Regina

Sorry I have not blogged in a while. I have been quite busy. I had a beautiful daughter.  Here is her birth story.
On Monday the 8th I went to my OB appointment at 9:30 am.  They did a non stress test on me and the baby wasn't really moving alot. They were going to send me for an ultrasound. I told the doctor that I don't know if this means anything but I have been having more watery discharge all weekend. Could it be my water?  He checked and sure enough it was. I was leaking fluid.  He said well you are going straight to the hospital. I said I don't have my bags can I go home to get them. he was like umm no.
My husband was working in NH.  Poor thing he left work hit traffic and ran out of diesel. When he finally arrived at the hospital is was so stressed. He thought he would miss something. Little did we know the long haul we had in front of us.
So they started antibiotics and pitosin. I had to have antibiotics until I delivered. There is risk of infection when your membranes rupture and from what I could notice and remember I was leaking for a good 4-5 days.
The first round of pitosin took about 6 hours and I wasn't progressing.  Doctor said ok lets stop and have you eat and we will start up again at midnight.  Second round, 6 hours didn't progress.  He said ok were stopping let you eat and then we will start up again at 4pm. So this is now Tuesday.  He sent me for an ultrasound and it showed little fluid. So he did an internal and moved the head and all the fluid came gushing out. He said her head was like a cork.
So we did pitosin a third time. He felt confident this would work because now my fluid was really leaking.  So we started it at 4 pm Tuesday. I was progressing much better. By 9pm I was ready for the epidural.  What a relieve. best thing in the world. they checked me at 10:30 and I was 7 cm dilated.  The doctor came at 11:15 and checked and he said I was ready.  at 11:30 I was ready to push. One push  and she was out.  She was born at 11:35 pm.
I tore very minimum. Recovery was awesome. better than with Luca.  I felt fine the next day just a little sore.
She was born 8 lbs 6 oz and 22 inches long.
Luca is an amazing big brother. He loves her. Calls her his baby brother. We are like shes your sister! Every morning the first thing he says is I want to see my baby!
He is very much into helping me with her and loves to watch me breastfeed her.
I am in heaven.  My family is complete.
I cant help but think of the long road it took to get here and how blessed I feel. I have what I always wanted. I have a son and a daughter.
Here is a picture of Luca with Arianna. My two angels, my two miracles.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Week 38- 2 more weeks!

Your baby has really plumped up. She weighs about 6.8 pounds and she's over 19 1/2 inches long (like a leek). She has a firm grasp, which you'll soon be able to test when you hold her hand for the first time! Her organs have matured and are ready for life outside the womb.

Wondering what color your baby's eyes will be? You may not be able to tell right away. If she's born with brown eyes, they'll likely stay brown. If she's born with steel gray or dark blue eyes, they may stay gray or blue or turn green, hazel, or brown by the time she's 9 months old. That's because a child's irises (the colored part of the eye) may gain more pigment in the months after she's born, but they usually won't get "lighter" or more blue. (Green, hazel, and brown eyes have more pigment than gray or blue eyes.)

I thought for sure I was going this weekend. I felt like crap all weekend. I remember feeling like this when I went into labor with Luca. But I'm here at work. Bags are all packed and ready to go.
I cant wait to meet this little one. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Week 37- 3 more weeks!

Congratulations! You've got what is officially considered a full-term baby, even with three weeks to go. That doesn't mean he's finished growing — in fact, he's still packing on about a half pound a week (at this age, the average fetus weighs about 6.5 pounds). That makes it a little crowded in your uterus, so he’s probably not kicking as much, though he’s probably stretching, rolling a bit, and wiggling (all of which you’ll be able to feel!). Right now, your little superstar is busy rehearsing for his big debut, inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid (to get the lungs ready for that first breath), sucking his thumb (to prepare for that first suckle of milk), blinking, and turning from side to side.

Whats going on with Baby S:
I have been in full swing of nesting for the last few weeks. This past week I did everything we needed to do. We are all ready for Baby S to arrive!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Week 36

Forget your aching back (and everything else!) by trying to focus on your baby, who is now about six pounds and 20 inches long, with soft bones and cartilage to allow a safer journey through the exit door. Most of her systems (from circulatory to musculoskeletal) are ready for prime time, though her digestion system — which has done only practice runs so far — will kick into gear as she takes her first suckle at the breast or bottle.

Lets just say I'm pretty much done. Its tough!  Back killing me and trying to keep up with Luca. I have so many shows recorded on DVR but at night I am too tired to watch them.  Sleep seems more important to me now.

4 more weeks to go!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Week 35- 5 more weeks!

Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

I am been feeling off all week. Back aches, hemorrhoids, pressure in the pelvis and exhaustion.  I am definitely done with being pregnant. I cant wait to meet this little one. 

5 more weeks to go!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Week 34- 6 more weeks!

Your baby now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantalope) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers – which she'll need to regulate her body temperature once she's born – are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever. Her central nervous system is maturing and her lungs are continuing to mature as well. If you've been nervous about preterm labor, you'll be happy to know that babies born between 34 and 37 weeks who have no other health problems generally do fine. They may need a short stay in the neonatal nursery and may have a few short-term health issues, but in the long run, they usually do as well as full-term babies.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Week 33

 This week your baby weighs a little over 4 pounds (heft a pineapple) and has passed the 17-inch mark. He's rapidly losing that wrinkled, alien look and his skeleton is hardening. The bones in his skull aren't fused together, which allows them to move and slightly overlap, thus making it easier for him to fit through the birth canal. These bones don't entirely fuse until early adulthood, so they can grow as his brain and other tissue expands during infancy and childhood.