Monday, July 18, 2011

can you get any cuter?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

first sunday as four

Friday, July 15, 2011

Our little guy

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I take it back!!

Apparently he was just fine with arriving on his due date. Here is a pic, Jean.

I enjoy reading mom's birth stories so here is mine. I've been miserable for the last couple weeks. When we moved to Indiana, the OB docs thought I was measuring big and my due date might be closer to July 3 instead of July 12. So when July 3 came and went I was a little disappointed. Even worse, when a week went past and nothing changed, I was getting a little antsy. They scheduled another appointment for my due date, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. I checked my calendar and realized that Rylee had an appointment at 11:00 a.m. on the same date!

So while I went to my 40 week appointment, Jason took Rylee to her doctor's appointment and since the buildings are only a parking lot apart it worked out fine. I was disappointed to find out I was only dilated 2 cm and Dr. Davis suggested scheduling induction for Monday, July 18. I immediately said "that long away" He explained that since he and Dr. Albers were the only doctors in the practice they wouldn't be back at the hospital until Monday and then he said "unless you want to go today?" I was like "Yes!" They instructed me to go home and get my bag and report to the hospital.

I texted Jay who was still across the parking lot at Rylee's appointment. We don't currently have health insurance for Rylee. Due to that fact, we can get a 25% reduction on our bill if we pay cash on the same day. He was waiting to make the payment and there was some kind of hold up. He tried to tell them that his wife was waiting on THEM because she was going to be induced. After about a 10 minute wait, Jay came rushing out of the office and hopped in the van. We stopped by Kmart for some necessary items for Rylee and then went home. I grabbed my already packed bag, camera and purse and drove myself to the hospital. Jay was hanging out at the house with Rylee until his parents arrived to watch him - they were only about 45 minutes away and I knew nothing was going to happen in 45 minutes.

I arrived at the birthing center around 1:00 p.m. and they were ready for me, arm band in hand. At 2:00 p.m. Dr. Albers visited me and broke my water. Nearly immediately I started contracting on my own. They went ahead and hooked up the meds but barely turned them on. I made it to about 8 cm dilated before asking for pain meds and then around 8 p.m. I got the epidural. Around 10:15, the nurse checked me and asked for one push. I did so and she promptly told me to stop and hang on, she needed to get the doctor. Of course, this made me super happy :)

Dr. Albers arrived around 10:20 or so and everything went into high gear in my room. Jason, my mom and and Jason's mom were present. At 10:32, Dr. Albers, prepped in his blue sterile outfit, told me to proceed as I felt necessary. At 10:42, Jayden David Baker arrived. The first thing I remember hearing the Doctor say "Look at those cheeks!" Everyone was exclaiming how huge he was. He is big!! I had two great cheerleaders in my mom and Jay. I think Jay's mom was a little overwhelmed and my mom informed me that she saw big tears in her eyes while I was actively pushing. This was her first grandbaby that she was able to see delivered. Isn't LIFE amazing!?

After about 40 minutes of skin to skin, they measured and weighed him. He weighed in at 9lbs and 14.6 oz and 21 1/2 inches. He is very chubby and has rolls of fat.

Amazing the difference between St. Elizabeth in N. Kentucky and Columbus Regional in Indiana. I am very impressed with the friendly nurses and staff here.

We are so thankful that God watched over us and has provided us with a healthy baby boy. More pics to come later.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Baby J

Apparently he doesn't know today is when he is supposed to arrive - yet another appointment this morning. So much like Rylee - just comfortable to hang out. Great!

Thursday, July 07, 2011

more updates

master bath - still needs some more paint but it is useable for now

Kitchen no longer has ANY green and the door is now bright white

Rylee loves the magnets :)

"Pebbles" in all of her glory :)