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Monday, April 25, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
She then asks if I know how to empty the diaper genie. I say yes and that it's fairly simple. Again the funny look on her face. Then she admits that she can't figure it out. So I tell her to explain her problem. She kinda laughs and leaves the room.
The next thing I know a huge diaper genie is being carried into the room followed by a long trail of blue bag and an even longer trail of diapers. She is laughing pretty hard at this point.
And so am I.
I try to explain that there is a cutter inside and that's as complicated as it gets. You cut the bag & tie off the ends. I even pull up a utube video to show her. In the end it took Stephanie coming in to find the cutter (which is clearly labeled cutter) in the middle if the genie.
Lesson learned. The diaper genie is not as easy to use as we thought. At least not if you're Grandma Boo!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Tabor's first car ride was oh so sweet. We got to take him out into a beautiful sunny California day and put him in his new car seat. He takes after his mommy & daddy and instantly fell asleep in the car. So he may not know it but he loved riding in the car!
AND the best part... We're home!!!
Wow what an amazing last few days. Monday I came in to be induced but as you've read my body was very sensitive to the hormones and quickly sent me into labor. They stopped the meds 10hrs early because instead of every 5min or so I was having back to back contractions. I wasn't allowed to have an epidural because I had not dilated so you can imagine the fun I had.
The next day they started the pitocin to speed labor up. Since I'd spent the night in labor we were hopeful it would work. Well sure enough my body was again very reactive to the pitocin and I was soon having back to back contractions again. The problem was that I had not dilated any though. The doctor realized that I'd been through enough and sent the anesthesiologist to give me an epidural.
I had been scared of the epidural but turned out it wasnt as painful as I'd anticipated. Although he had to do it twice (the first time he put it in he hit a blood vessel because my contractions were so close together he had to try and time it to go in between the blood vessels and well hit one because they were so close). The worst part was him numbing the area. After that it made me so numb to the pain that it was all very much worth it!
I continued in labor the rest of the day. They lowered the pitocin so the contractions were farther apart. Finally at around 2pm the doctor talked to us about what was going on and what our options were. We had been discussing the progress (or lack thereof) all day but finally we discussed the next step. Our option was to come back in a week and try the same thing again. He believed that we'd have the same results and have to do a c-section a week later or go ahead with a c-section that day. Since my body had been in labor for so long he didn't think that the baby was small enough to fit through my pelvis and that really every scenario pointed at a c-section as the outcome.
We decided to go ahead with the c-section. They stopped my meds and I continued go be in labor until 5:30 which when the c-section had been scheduled for. (which in the end turned out to be the only way for him because his head was indeed too large to pass through).
The rest is now history. I do remember that the 2 most amazing moments were hearing his cry for the first time and when they placed him on me right after.
Tabor Nolan Touchstone
Born on April 5th, 2011
19 inches long
I already love this little guy more than I ever thought possible.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Tabor we are so excited that we get to meet you tomorrow!
God we pray for a fast and easy delivery and a healthy baby boy! I can't believe the next time I post something I will be a MOMMY!
WOW! We are turning into parents! So weird!!! So exciting! Such a blessing!!!!
God is truly amazing! Tabor we can't wait to hold you in our arms little man!
Saturday, April 2, 2011
We'll keep waiting and hoping!!!
UPDATE: THE Salad definitely brought on contractions. It definitely almost worked. Unfortunately after a few hours the contractions stopped and Danielle is still pregnant. Still very much pregnant.
Friday, April 1, 2011
I've tried everything to send me into labor and this little guy just shows NO interest in coming out.
Yesterday I drove through Taco Bell and asked them to put jalapenos and super hot sauce in a bean & cheese burrito. I do NOT like spicy things. So needless to say... it didn't work and I didn't enjoy my lunch. I thought the hot sauce packet was cute though:
I've been running myself ragged lately keeping busy (yes I KNOW the Dr. said to rest but that's impossible for me! Hence the marshmallow feet)
I have completed Tabor's scrapbook (with all the cards & pics from the showers):
I have packed our bags as you've seen in an earlier post.
I have hung out with Gabriel. Sarah & Gabriel actually came over yesterday to make sure I was resting. I made them proud! I sat on the couch with my feet up nearly the entire time they were here.
Stacy and Evelyn came by one day too. Evelyn played with Tabor's Fergie the Frog. How cute is she! And Stacy made delicious smoothies! (That's my newest craving) Thanks Stacy!!!
Liam and Rachel spent some time making sure I rested too. Rachel brought me an amazing Chef Rachel lunch special - I have been so super blessed lately!!! Liam lounged and played with us (as much as my butterball self can play). I promised him I'd play more soon!
I've even tried reminding Ty what I once looked like. (and will probably never look like again) He says I haven't changed. HA! I love my husband.