Sunday, November 16, 2014

He's Here!

Brody Scott Edmondson arrived Thursday, November 13!

With my BP climbing and the possibility of preeclampsia rearing its ugly head again, the doctors decided after my appointment Thursday morning (and after discovering via ultrasound that homie was weighing well over 8 lbs) that being induced was the safest route. Since I knew Brody was going to be safe and ready to come out, and that my absolute favorite doctor was on call, I was definitely on board.

I waited around for Josh to get to Greenville (since he hadn't gone to my appointment with me, thinking it was going to be awhile before they let me know results from my lab work) then we headed to the hospital around 10:30am.

After starting pitocin and having my water broken, I hit 10cm fairly quickly around 5 p.m. and with just a few pushes, Brody arrived at 5:11 with a head full of strawberry blonde hair!

He had a little bit of a dramatic entrance with the cord around his neck (which Dr. Taft whipped off quickly with no issues) and him inhaling some meconium in the womb (that resulted in him just getting a few puffs of oxygen and a consult with some NICU folks), but other than that, all was fine! He weighed 8 lbs and 14 oz and was 20 inches long.

Sawyer came to meet him in the hospital and wasn't too impressed. His first comment to me was, "why is your belly still fat mommy?". He did give him a quick kiss and was happy to see they had the same hair color.

We ended up staying only one night since our labs were looking good so we came on home Friday evening!

Now we are learning how to be a family of four and re-learning how to be parents to a newborn again (we're a little rusty).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

still here, still pregnant

Just a little update to let y'all know that I am still here, and still pregnant.

I had my 38 week checkup this Tuesday and they're predicting that Brody is currently weighing around 8 lbs. So I'm hoping homie decides to make his arrival a little earlier than Nov. 20, but he is currently being pretty stubborn.

We've had a few moments where I've thought this is it, it's almost go time after having contractions fairly evenly spaced for around 30 minutes... only to have said contractions just STOP. At my appointment yesterday they informed that he is right where he needs to be to make his exit and that I am dilated almost 4cm and 50% effaced so now it's just a waiting game!

I certainly want him to "cook" as long as it he needs to, but I would just love for him to make his debut some time this week (before he gets TOO much bigger).

Sawyer is also getting antsy he actually asked me the other night "Are you sure he is still in there?!" Yes buddy, I am definitely sure.

I'm not going to pretend I haven't been one ill lady. I have gotten to the point where I am sick of answering the same pregnancy-related questions over and over again and super tired of having to have conversations with random strangers about my life. What is it about a pregnant woman that makes people want to know every detail of her life? If I wasn't visibly pregnant, would you be asking me how many children I have, what gender my current child is, or how I am feeling?

So, hopefully my next post will be a "Hey, Brody is here!" post! In the meantime, you can find me walking around my neighborhood, cleaning my house like a crazy person, and trying to keep a smile on my face when people at work say "You haven't had that baby YET!?!".