Well I am finally updating the blog, well at least a better post than the last one.
Jude is 2 weeks and 4 days old today. It is already going really fast. I can’t believe how much he has changed too. So this is going to be a long post.
On Thursday June 24th, I started to notice that I was able to time my PMS like cramps. This started at 11am at work. I had a regular scheduled appointment later in the day so I wasnt too worried about the crampy feelings. At work they were about 8-10 minutes apart and I was able to talk and move and work so again, not concerned! I went to the restroom at around 1pm and I had a huge blood clot in my underware. Scared me!! I hadnt had any bleeding while pregnant so I was scared. I went back to my desk and called Jeremy to let him know I would be calling the nurse line. I called the nurse line, they told me that I could go in early for my appointment just to check me out.
I got to the doctor around 2pm. I was checked internally at around 2:15. I wasnt dilated at ALL!! Completely closed! I was 40% effaced though. The doctor said that I was probably in early labor but not in active labor. After the internal check the doctor did say that she was worried about the blood because it was more than what they usually like to see. I was sent for an ultra sound to check to see if the placenta was breaking down, it wasnt. The baby looked perfect. After that I was send to do a Non-stress Test. This took 20 minutes and those “cramps” they werent cramps, they were contractions! LOL They were now 5 minutes apart, Jeremy and I started getting worried – like should we be going to the hospital?? The doctor said no, the contractions were only lasting 20-30 seconds and not strong enough. So I was sent home around 5pm. Jeremy and I went to dinner with my parents and the contractions were getting worse but still nothing that took my breath away. We went home after dinner and did some little things around the house. Jeremy got the car seat in the car and I made sure my bag was all packed. Around 9:15pm I decided that I needed to shave my legs, prioties – I KNOW!! ;O) While I was shaving another HUGE blood clot landed in the tub. I was done. We called the nurse line again, this nurse said being that this is my first baby I should go in. So we went in!!!
Got to the hospital at about 10pm. At 10:15pm they checked me – I was 100% effaced and at at 3! In a matter of hours I had progressed to a 3! Crazy! Well they couldnt admit me at a 3 so I had 2 hours to walk and get to a 4 or a 5. So Jeremy and my mom and I walked those halls for 2 hours. The contractions were getting harder and harder. When I would get a contraction I would have to stop and lean on the wall or counter top. By 12:15am (Friday the 25th) I was at a 5!! YAY!! Admitted!
By 4:30am I had had enough of the pain. I got the epi. It was the best choice I made. I made it to a 7 and I am proud of that! I slept until 6:30am. At 7am they checked me and I was at a 10 but my water hadnt broken. Because of the shift change they waited until 8:30am to break my water. At 9:35am I started pushing and at 10:57am Friday June 25th Jude Robert Sawyer was born!!
The last 2 weeks:
Jeremy has been home with us for the last 2 weeks as well. It has been so nice having our whole family bonding. He will return to work on Monday. We will miss him. I will get to stay with Jude until August 25th. I am sure it will go really fast.
We have had to suppliment with formula with Jude. My body is not producing enough milk for him. I am still pumping and giving him what I produce. I plan on doing this until at least I go back to work. It is a lot of work doing the pumping thing but I want him to get as much breastmilk as possible.
We had his 2 week appointment on Thursday the 8th. He weighed in at 8 pounds 5 ounces. Growing turtle!!! He is healthy and normal and that is all we can ask for!
We had his newborn pictures done on the 9th – he is exactly 2 weeks in those pictures. They turned out amazing! We got them done at Target. It was so hard to choose which ones we wanted to buy.
Everything is going well with all 3 of us. WE have gone on a ton of walks and outtings. He is a traveling baby! We like that.
So I hope you all enjoy some pictures and updates.
I hope to continue to update at least weekly!
Jeremy, Censie and Jude