Thursday, July 21, 2011

2, 1

Mia and Dane went to go see Dr. Reyes yesterday for their 2 year and 1 month checkups!!!!
Happy to report that both kids are healthy and growing just like they should!!

Here is Mia on the exam table saying, "cheese!"
She impressed Dr. Reyes with her talking skills and wild memory!

You know, she's SO BIG! :)

And Dane, content as can be. This boy HARDLY ever cries. He's so laid back and has stolen his mama's heart, for sure!!

Definitely doing well nursing. He has chunked up quite nicely!
Weighing in at 9 lbs 13 oz, 21.5 inches long now!
Eating every 3 hours during the day.
Sleeping between 6-7 hours at night!
I'm one happy mama!

It's pretty exhausting doing all this growing!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A baby story

Just like TLC!
So here is how our sweet baby Dane came into this world......
Monday the 20th I had a doctor's appointment 1st thing in the morning. I was dilated 2-3 cm and 50% effaced. It was my doctor's first day back after his 10 day vacation. Jeremy was kind of bummed because he really didn't want to have to go back to work--he wanted it to be baby time!!! So I told my dr. that I was going to go to bootcamp Monday afternoon--he says, "ok, if you go, I may see you tonight!"
Well, I went to bootcamp. Came home, cooked dinner. I had a lot of contractions while I was working out, but I would usually have a lot when I was at bootcamp. While we were eating dinner, I noticed 4 or 5 pretty good contractions, but nothing really seemed timeable. So we went about our evening....
I had class from 9-10 that night. Was counting my contractions...they were 5 minutes apart, 12 minutes apart, 7 minutes apart. So I thought, bummer....this isn't labor.
10:30 Monday night. We go to bed. I can't get comfortable....feeling more contractions starting up. They were 5 minutes apart for about an hour. 11:30 I get up to go take a warm shower to see if they would go away. JUST as I was getting ready to text my friend and nurse, Cyndi, I get a text from her husband...."if you need cyndi, text my phone-her phone is dead." Crazy. I had her call me, explained my situation and proceeded with my shower. I called her after my shower and said, ok, contractions are 4 minutes apart. She comes over to my house to pick me up and take me up to the hospital to just check and see if this is real labor. (I didn't want to get everyone out of bed at midnight if this was just a false alarm!!!)
We arrive at the hospital around midnight.
Get to my room at 12:15.
We get up to my room and the nurse checks me.
You're 6 cm.
Woah, no way!
The nurse asks Cyndi if she wants to double check.
Cyndi checks me.
Yep, 6 cm!
I call Jeremy....Hey, I'm 6 cm. You might want to get out of bed and get ready to come up to the hospital!
I call my mom, you need to get dad out of bed and have him stay at my house--it's baby time!!
I call my sister--who is just so conveniently up feeding Lynnsey (who is only 13 days old!). I told her I totally understand if she couldn't make it for the delivery --but I REALLY wanted her there!!! (She got to the hospital when I was 8 cm) Phew!!!
Everyone who is supposed to be in the delivery room arrives and I am feeling much more relieved now!!
I make it to 10 cm with my bag of water still in tact!!! My AWESOME dr. makes a special trip to the hospital at 3:00 a.m. to break my water and deliver my 3rd baby! I'm forever grateful for him!
I pushed for about 10-15 minutes and at 3:38 a.m. my 3rd baby, 2nd son, entered this world!
This was, by far, the most relaxing and FUN delivery! (Probably because I was only in labor for 3 hours!)
--Dane Alexander--
VERY proud dad and grandma watch as Dane arrived!
My mom got to cut the cord....I thought that was pretty darn cool :)
Hello sweet, baby boy!
Nanaw even made it up during the wee hours of the night!!!!!
(The hospital has the mommy do kangaroo care immediately after delivery--the best hour of bonding time I have spent, yet! It was so awesome!)
Our family....
although we are -1
I'm soooo very thankful that I have been blessed with 2 beautiful babies with us here and 1 sweet little angel watching over us in heaven.
Little Connor, you would have been one heck of a big brother.
Our family.
June 2011