Thursday, May 26, 2011

Welcome George Wesley!

Our long awaited little bundle has arrived! George Wesley Lumsden joined this world at 7:46 am on May 20 weighing in at 8lbs 12oz and 21 inches long.  He is just perfect! Big sister Isabelle is slowly adjusting to him. She really wants to help and is doing remarkable well considering the time he takes from me (leaving mostly just Daddy for her right now).  I am truly blessed to have such a perfect little family! :)

Birth story: I had a doctor's appointment Thursday afternoon and was dilated 2-3 cm.  The doctor said she didn't expect me to make it to my next appointment, and I guess she was right!  My mom flew in from Michigan Thursday evening.  We went to pick her up at the airport, picked up dinner, got home around 10pm, ate and went to bed.  I woke up at 3am to a really strong contraction and knew it was the real thing this time.  I only waited about 20 minutes to call the doctor because I knew it was going to be fast.  I woke Nick up and we were on our way to the hospital by about 3:30am.  We arrived at the hospital shortly after 4am. When we arrived, I was dilated to almost 4cm and in a lot of pain.  They admitted me and by about 5:30 am, I was dilated to 8cm.  The nurses were freaking out because the anesthesiologist was in the room next door redoing an epidural for another patient and they didn't think I would wait long enough to get one if he didn't hurry.  About 30 minutes later, I was at 9cm and the doctor said I probably wouldn't be able to wait for the epidural. Thank goodness the anesthesiologist came in and got me hooked up! However, I don't think the epidural really had time to set it because I was still feeling a lot of pain - especially in my left side, but it was enough relief for me to rest for a little bit before pushing.  Pushing was a lot more difficult this time around than I remember with Belle - but I couldn't feel ANYTHING with her.  I felt just about everything this time... However, after pushing for about 20 minutes, I had a perfect little baby boy in my arms!

The first 6 days with George have been a breeze.  He is such a content and good little baby. He rarely cries and is very alert.  He sleeps very well through the night - getting up only a couple times.  We are still having a little bit of difficulty breast feeding, but are getting used to each other and making progress!  George lost 12 oz in the first few days.  He had an appointment for a jaundice checkup on Monday and was down to 8lbs 0oz.  We had another appointment yesterday to check weight and he is up to 8lbs 1oz.  We will have another appointment next Friday for our two week checkup and are hoping for some more weight gain by then!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

My sweet little girl (and husband) got me some beautiful flowers and cards today for Mother's Day! They let me sleep in and enjoy doing nothing all day.  It was fabulous! And my girl worked on saying "Happy Mother's Day" to me all day! What an angel!

Only 15 more days until my second little angel is scheduled to arrive.  I am hoping for an earlier delivery, but suppose I need to just be satisfied with a healthy, happy baby! :)

We have been searching for a bedroom set for Belle, but have been struggling trying to justify the cost when we have so many other things to pay for this spring.  I think I just found two twin beds on Craig's List for  1/4 of the price of the furniture store and a dresser for under $100 (instead of $500)! SOOOO hopefully it all works out and we can get her bedroom set afterall for a fraction of the price that we originally had budgeted.  I also found the stroller I am registered for on Craig's List for 1/2 the price of new.  Still waiting to hear back if that is still available or not.  I sure hope so! I am all about saving some moolah right now! We still have plenty to pay for to get the yard up to par (and it's not looking hopeful to get a deck in this year).  We opened the pool last Thursday and the filter blew up, so we have to replace that at a pretty pricey penny... It's always something! The joys of home ownership!  But I have to say, I'll take that over being cramped into a place that we are not happy with anytime!

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day to all!