Tuesday, September 30, 2008

David's Story

So, those of you that have read this blog have known that we decided to have a scheduled c-section with David. We had to be at the hospital at 5:30AM to start all the pre-op work. Drew said he felt like a jerk because he just "dropped" me off at the hospital and then took the girls to a friend's house for the morning. He came back just as they were hooking me up to the IV. It was a really strange feeling knowing that in just a little while I would be holding our long awaited son! They took me to a holding room where we waited for the spinal block to be done. I think the spinal was the worst part of the whole experience for me...he poked my nerves like 8-10 times until he felt like he got a good block! Ouch! The actual c-section went very smooth and I was really comfortable during the whole thing. Then I heard the most beautiful sound....my little boy crying!! (And, I guess peeing! Drew said he "went" all over the place when they pulled him out of my tummy!) Drew went to take pics of David while I was getting put back together. These are our first moments together.

Drew went with David as I headed to the recovery room. That was when I finally got sick and threw up several times. I expected it to happen during the c-section and when it didn't, I thought I'd made it through. Guess not. Anyway, we got to spend the next few hours together as a little threesome because the girls were in school. Drew went and picked them up to meet their little brother. They were so excited and so sweet with him. Kimmi kept saying how little he was and how much she loved him already. Alli just sat and stared at him and kissed him. They both cried at the end of the visit because they wanted to sleep at the hospital with him.

The rest of our hospital stay pretty much stunk!! Drew came down with a fever (which we later discovered was strep throat) so they wouldn't let him spend the night. They also moved us into a tiny, hot room. I was sweating like crazy and when people came to visit it was pretty cozy! Grandma and Grandpa Hebdon came to help with the girls so they got some cute pictures with David.

We stayed at the hospital until Sunday evening when they said I could go if I wanted to. I didn't want to spend another night in the hospital, so we elected to come home. Mom H had a wonderful chicken spaghetti dinner ready for us!! She also helped the girls make signs and plant a couple pretty flowers outside of our front door. The girls had a blast with her. She left that night after putting the girls to bed. Drew was still sick and had major tests for school to study for. So, David and I tried our hardest to keep to ourselves...it was a rough night. My milk decided to come in super strong, so I was hurting bad!! Well, it actually has been a really rough few days with everything going on. I still am very sore but trying to do a lot just to keep afloat. Mom R is coming tonight to stay for a couple weeks! I can't wait for the help. I know it'll get better soon! It's all worth it though!! David has already brought such a great feeling into our home! The girls are great with him and love being big sisters. Also seeing the look in Drew's eyes is priceless when he looks at his son! We all have waited so long for David. We love him so much!

David Andrew Hebdon

Born: September 26, 2008

Weight: 7lbs. 12oz.

Length: 19 3/4 inches

I will post more pictures and stories tomorrow....

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I think I'm gonna make it!

Well, I had another appointment this morning. It seems like I'm always there...now that I'm going every week! (It's bad when you've read all the magazines in the waiting room already!!) I am 37 weeks 3 days along. This was the first time he checked my cervix. I am 1cm and 50% effaced, so things are starting to happen. I don't think I have to worry about going into labor naturally. I think I'm gonna make it to my c-section date, which is a week from Friday. Although, I was at this same point with Alli and my water broke about 3-4 days later. So, we'll see. From our ultrasound last week, he was only measuring about 3 days big. They estimated 6lbs. 11oz. at 36 weeks. (I'm guessing he'll be a little over 8lbs. when he's born.) I'm feeling much better than I did a couple weeks ago because he's dropped and taken pressure off my upper abs and ribs. I'm trying to get last minute things done while I feel okay. I just can't believe he's almost here! We've wanted this for so long and now it's just about a week away! Wow! We'll keep you posted!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, Alli!!!

Wow! I can't believe my baby is 6 years old!!! Alli's birthday was officially yesterday, but we had a family celebration on Labor Day because the kids didn't have school. Alli wanted a Polly Pocket birthday cake, and because of my late stage in pregnancy I opted to buy a "sticker" for the cake rather than creating one with Drew this year. We stuck a "real" Polly Pocket in the cake to add to it.
We started out her birthday by watching Enchanted and having frozen pizzas for dinner. (her choice!) Then because it was a school night we just went right into opening presents and eating cake. It was a simple celebration...no games, friends, or other family members this year but I think she had a great time! Kimmi got her a couple things from the Dollar Store that she loved.

She bought a few toys with the money Grandma Rawlinson sent her...I tried to talk her into something practical...but what's more practical than toys to a 6 year old??!! Grandma Hebdon called and said Alli's present was in the mail...so she'll have something to look forward to in the next couple days!
I found a lot of Polly Pockets on ebay that someone was getting rid of, so she got WAY more Polly Pockets than she thought she was going to get. She was excited because she happened to get 6 Polly Pockets on her 6th birthday! Now guess what her sister wants for her 8th birthday....??!!!

The highlight of the night had to be the digital camera and case that we gave Alli. Kimmi got one last year for her birthday, and ever since Alli has been wanting one too. I found one on ebay that was exactly like Kimmi's...so Alli already knew how to work it! She was so excited and I think she feels really "big" now that she has her own camera!

We all love you, Alli! You add such a sweet spirit to our family! Happy Birthday!!