Saturday, October 25, 2008

Welcome Janea Louise!!!

Janea Louise Stahl was born on Thursday 10/23/08 at 1:56 PM. She weighed in at 7lbs 7.6 oz and measured a whopping 20 inches. Labor wasn't terrible; delivery SUCKED! ****update*****
So, Wednesday I declared I would be going into labor that day. I went to playgroup and then choir, but I left choir early. I was tired. Good thing though, I needed some sleep. I woke up around midnight with labor pains. They were not too strong, but consistent at 5 min apart until I called Labor and Delivery. They told me to drink some water and then take a shower. The contractions stopped in the shower. By that time, we had already called Judy and Gary to come down. They did and then they slept here in our bed until later when we finally called Judy from the hospital. About 3 AM I decided we needed to go in because they needed to give me antibiotics for the Group B Strep that I tested positive for. I wanted to make sure there was enough time. Apparently there was plenty!!

I had mild contractions both at regular and irregular intervals for hours! They put the IV in around 5 AM (it took 3 FRIGGING TRIES!!!!) and gave me the Penicillin and Pitocin. Pitocin is not as bad as I remember until they jack it way up AND my water broke. But, I got to go for a walk around 8:15 or so and met Judy and Gary in the waiting room. But, we needed to get back to the LDR room since I had to pee and the staff was cleaning the bathroom down the hall from the waiting room.

So, we sat around and chatted for a few HOURS until labor started to really progress. I think they checked me around noon and progress was slow. Around 1ish my water finally broke. About 1:30, Dave remembered that he had the cable guys coming to the house to set us up with Comcast and we are dropping our T1. Gary went over to the house to meet them. Good thing cause right about then, they checked my progress again and my water broke...that was the beginning of the real labor right there. I fortunately got the IV drug pretty quick because if they hadn't given it to me then, I wouldn't have gotten it at all. At 1:45, I felt an overwhelming need to push her out. I was not calm! I pushed and pushed and pushed and 11 minutes later, Janea Louise was welcomed into the world. YAY! :)

She had the cord looped around her neck. The midwife tried to untangle it and it broke. OOPS! That made delivering the placenta more difficult...she had to reach in and pull it out (SO GROSS!!).

*****end of update*******

About 2 hours after birth, Janea registered a temp of 101, so the pediatrician on call ordered her to the nursery for an IV and some antibiotics. She was given 3 rounds of antibiotics 12 hours apart and then released to go home. She never registered another temp out of the acceptable range, but they wanted to be cautious. My precious and I stayed 2 nights in the hospital and came home today. Of course, you all know me by now, before we came home, we needed to have an outing. We left the hospital and went to Babies R Us for some supplies (like newborn sized diapers...yep let that go 'til the last minute), and then to Erik's Delicafe for lunch. I was hungry (I know...big surprise!!).

Speaking of hungry...I need to find something to eat now, too. hmmmmm.....

OH!! I almost forgot the pictures!! Click the link:

Friday, October 17, 2008

Still waiting...

No baby yet. Saw the doc today. Says I am fully effaced and 2 cm dialated, but not guarantees about delivery. Made a new appointment to see me on the 27th. Guess he's thinking if Baby holds out that long, he's gonna have to see me again.

Anyway, here's to hoping for a new addition soon!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Not much to say

But...I have 15 days until the baby's due date and I GOT A COLD!!!! grrrrr

I was trucking along with the late stages of pregnancy before, but now I have a sore throat, cough, and stuffy head to contend with as well! AND, the worst part is there is NOTHING to take to ease the symptoms until AFTER the baby is born. BUT, I am too tired to even think about labor and delivery right now. I hope she holds out until I feel better....and I hope I feel better TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

Other than that, all is well and we're doing fine. Got some Discovery Toys catalogs in today. Hope to make enough in sales to keep my consultant status without having to buy any toys myself. We are on a very tight budget these days!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

L'Shana Tova---Happy New Year

To all those out there whom I have hurt or offended either intentionally or unintentionally, I ask your forgiveness. The Jewish new year is supposed to begin with asking for forgiveness of those you have caused harm to--to repent your transgressions--then a vow and honest effort to change those ways and do better. So, please forgive me, I am turning a new leaf.

Now...on to what you all want to hear about....I am still pregnant with 28 days to go (according to my new ticker at the top...did you see it?). I am hoping not to have to wait the full 28 days (or more!!) before meeting the newest member of our family, but we are in God's hands now.

Eliana's completely healed from her tonsillectomy. We got the A-OK from her surgeon on Monday. Her sty, however, still looks God-awful ugly. I think it is on the healing end of things, but still....ick!!

Jayden had a fever over the weekend which naturally produced a cold-sore on his lower lip. Then, he was wrestling with his friend Monday afternoon and scraped his upper lip on the wall and now has a swollen ugly scraped upper lip as well. He looks like an accident victim.

Progress on the house is still slow, but bits are happening. Dave put up the ceiling light/fan in the playroom this week. It looks very nice. I hope it doesn't end up broken! Now, if only we could get the front step, back steps, sprinkler systems, lawns, staircase railings, and electrical done...ok...maybe I'm asking too much? :)