Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Looking Back

Being so close to delivering my 2nd baby, I think a lot about how my delivery with Austin went & realized that I never documented the experience... it is one of a kind.

Family photos December 2008

But first, today I went to the doctor and he was shocked to tell me I had gone from being dilated from a 1 1/2 to a 4. I was shocked to hear that she had also dropped even more, didn't think that was possible since it feels like she is crowning at all times. As much as I am done being pregnant, I thought of a few things I will miss about it:

1. Being able to blame anything not so dainty or princess demands on the baby. "It was the baby."
2. Having the ability to pee twice in one trip. This would be even better if it cut down on the number of bathroom runs, but it doesn't. Just a useless pregnancy talent.
3. Never being able to tell if you are having a fat day since all your pants are elastic at the waist.
4. Having random strangers stare at me and laugh at my waddle... they think I don't see.

But I think I am ready to have this baby, I just hope the labor goes well... I really just hope I make it in time to get my drugs. I am no natural kind of girl.

When I was pregnant with Austin I got, well, largo. Not only was he a huge baby but I was a huge pregnant woman. The doctor offered to induce me over a week early and I jumped at the offer. Here I am the night before I went into the hospital...

not my most beautiful moment, but we can't erase history. I went in at 6am to get the IV's started and settled but it wasn't until 8am that they started to induce me. After that, I was having consistent contractions all day and this is what I did

colored these cute little file folders for Austin to do at church (managed to start before he was born and I still never finished them!). No epidural yet because I wasn't in any pain. I managed to dilated to a 4 by dinner time and the nurses offered the epidural & I figured 'why not?'. I got my drugs, visited for awhile longer and then fell asleep around 9pm. It wasn't until 1 am that I woken up by the nurse telling me the baby's head was coming out and not to push... um, okay? Totally confused and delirious we waited for the doctor to come; I pushed 2 times and out came my big baby.

Austin Scott Weaver
February 8, 2008
9lbs 3 ounces

It was so easy and painless, I couldn't have had it any better.

(already wrapped in his BYU blue)

I just hope Mckayla comes into the world just as easy.. probably not, things like that just don't happen twice for one person.

We are excited to add one more little baby to the family!


Cristina said...

well...this delivery definitely wasn't the same as Austin, but she's here and we already love her to death! Thanks for letting me be there. Probably the coolest thing I've ever seen!

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh, she's here!!! Yaaay! Congratulations! She is beautiful!