Monday, June 21, 2010

Bizzy with Baby

We are busy enjoying Tucker... I intend to write all the details when I can stop holding him and admiring his sweetness... enjoy the pics!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tucker London is here!!

He was born Saturday, June 5th at 1:09pm.  He weighed 7lbs and was 20 ozs long.  After going home, Tucker was admitted to the hospital for jaundice, so we are still waiting to be discharged again.  Hopefully we will get to go home again today.  We are in love with this little miracle!!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cerclage Removal Complete!

We have arrived. 37 weeks is full term and we reached that milestone on Sunday- Yipee!
Today Carey and her step mother, Marie (who has been such an amazing support through all of this) went for the cerclage to be removed. It was an in-office procedure, that went better than she had hoped for. If there were any complications removing the stitch, Carey would have gone in tomorrow for a spinal block and removal in the "O.R." (needless to say we didn't want that to happen). The stitch was removed in about 3 mins. There was some blood on the doctor's hands and Carey continues to bleed a little, which the doctor said was normal. This next part is only documented for readers curious about cerclage may be Too Much Information (TMI)for those not otherwise interested... Carey said there was a clot that came out after all was said and done. I'm guessing maybe it could be the equivalent of a mucous plug? We never did get a firm answer as to whether or not she still actually had a mucous plug after delivery of Owen- apparently no one knows... Anyhow- now that you are thoroughly grossed out...

The doc said Carey is 1cm dilated and 80% effaced. Google searches are no help as to this being indicative of impending labor within a certain time frame. So I guess this leaves us like everyone else- playing the waiting game until "D-day".

Yes, the bags are FINALLY packed! I've asked Carey to work on a birthing plan today, but my guess is that the 2 percocet that they gave her for pain will take her out for the afternoon and I'll breathe easier some other time.

We have worked on my list of TO DO's all weekend, however, and made some major progress. We cleaned the entire house, packed the baby's bag and both of our bags, washed the 2 vehicles, installed the carseat, listed items on ebay, went to a birthday party, saw a movie, fixed the kid's bikes,bathed and groomed the dog(at home-woof!), went grocery shopping, did all of the laundry, packed the kids for summer camp on Sunday, and a bunch of other miscellaneous tasks. All that to say- we were productive this weekend- and worked together to get it done.
When I rewrote my list last night (minus our accomplishments) it was still pretty lengthy- but much more manageable now. Thank you Carey :) I need a freakin' Xanax. :)

Sorry, no pics of the cerclage removal are available hahaha... Instead, I'll leave y'all with a video I enjoy watching for a laugh every now and then- if you don't know the song, it won't be as funny- but even if you don't know the song you have to laugh. Til next time...