Monday, October 25, 2010

my birth story.

On Wednesday (the 20th) I lost a good chunk of mucous plug and I was bleeding (not heavily, but it was there). That happened around 9am, then around 1pm I started having contractions. They weren't too bad or even close to timeable, just there. I even went and looked at a house with Tony and our realtor.

They started getting a little closer together and more painful, but I still thought it was false labor since they would be like 20 minutes apart then 6 or 7. I tried to go to bed around 1030, but I kept waking up with contractions.

Finally around 12am on Thursday (the 21st) I got up and came to the living room to sit my rear on the recliner and time them on my computer. It was a super long night, they were still pretty unpredictable but getting fairly painful.

At 5am, Tony woke up and called his supervisor to let him know what was going on since he was scheduled to trip out that day. His supervisor was kinda like, "I need to know what's going on, maybe you should go to the hospital". So we decided to go just to find out if there was any progress or anything so we'd know if Tony could go to work (maybe I was in denial but I still thought it was false labor).

We got to the hospital around 6am, Tony dropped me off at the ER and went to take Cody to my friend Rebecca's house. They got me all checked in and sent up to L&D. The resident MD came in to check me, and HOLY SHIT, I was 6cm.

All denial left then, they admitted me, sent me to a labor room, and listened to me cry and moan until they gave me the epidural. :)

Once I got the epidural (probably around 730am), we just hung out, you know how that goes, until around 1000am. The doctor on call from my OB/GYN came in and checked me, said I was pretty much fully dilated and they figured once my water broke (it still hadn't), he would be here. She told me she wanted to wait until he moved down just a little more, but it wouldn't be long.

Around 1030, I was feeling a lot of pressure and told the nurse to get the Dr. She came in around 1040 and they got all set, and manually broke my water. I pushed twice (yes, twice), and baby Sawyer was here!

So he weighed 7lbs, 3.2oz, he was 19 1/2 inches long, and obviously, perfect.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

meet Sawyer.

Sawyer William was born Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 1054am. He was 7lbs, 3.2oz, 19 1/2 inches long, and perfect as could be.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

the end of pregnancy...

is garbage. Mostly because you don't know if you're in labor or not, and every little pain/contraction/gas/etc. makes you wonder. It's SO irritating.

I don't think any guys read this, and if they do, oh well. I've been having some light bleeding and I'm pretty sure I lost part of my mucous plug, and I've had a contraction or two. If this kid is going to come before my induction, it needs to be today, because Tony leaves for the field tomorrow.

I'm not playing, Sawyer. Figure it out little man.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


After some serious dicussion, a lot of prayer, and advice from family/friends, we have decided to stick it out here. We may not love Cheyenne, and we may HATE Tony's job, but we've been feeling like us moving to Baltimore would mean we were running away from our problems. I never pictured myself the type to say this, but I don't want to leave my church, either.

We're starting to have a sense of community. We're starting to make friends and see where it is we can grow as individuals and as a family, and ways we can help those less fortunate.

Our big project now is to move off base. Tony has been feeling like he has no outlet since we live like 300 feet from his work, and I'm super tired of not having a place that feels like home. Like I said, we may not love Cheyenne, but it's not a bad place. I remember I used to tell young kids that had just joined the Navy and hated where they were that every duty station was "what you make it". It's time to listen to my own advice. I'm already enrolled in a good school, Cheyenne is VERY low on the crime scale, it's an awesome place to raise a family, it's beautiful when it's not windy, and there are some really nice houses in our price range. Both Tony and I feel if we had a place to go other than base, we'd probably be a lot happier. And whenever we go out and do things, we have a good time. It just seems more often than not that we end up sitting at home, talking about how much we hate it here. It's high time for us to become proactive and start doing all the things we want to do, like visit Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore. And with a little planning and saving, we can do that.

So, instead of thinking the big risk would be to get out and move to Baltimore, we're starting to think the big risk is staying in the Air Force and dealing with the things we don't like. It's time to get our lives together and stop thinking about running away from our problems.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I hate not knowing.

Tony took his test today. He said it was really easy, and that he "felt dumb" just by taking it, as in he lost IQ points by doing so. The lady told him they aren't hiring as many people as they initially intended to, and that the hiring process could take up to a year and a half instead of 6 months to a year. I REFUSE to up and move to Baltimore to wait up to a year and a half for him to have a job.

I would give ANYTHING for him to get out of the missile field and stay in the Air Force. I'm not ready to get out, no matter how appealing Baltimore sounds. He doesn't even sound like he wants to be there, anyway.

God, please. Tell us what to do. I'm scared and stressed and I NEED to know what we're supposed to do.

On another note, our worship pastor at my church released his first album, called 'Til the End'. If you're at all interested in Christian Rock, I highly recommend it. Especially the song 'Til the End', it moves me in ways I can't explain.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

alll byy myselffffff.....

So, Tony and Cody left yesterday morning for Baltimore. Tony had a rough day with Cody, through him being tired and jetlagged and in a new place, but it sounds like today is going well.

After I got home from the airport, I cleaned the snot out of Cody's room, top to bottom. I never get the chance to go beyond surface cleaning, so it was nice to do. I also disinfected his toybox and toys. Then I went to Target at 6pm and wandered around.

Today I shampooed the carpets in our room and the baby's room. I've made a little list of things I'd like to do everyday, so I'm not overwhelming myself and still getting some time to relax and do homework. I have plenty of motivation for cleaning, not so much for homework, so I'm going to HAVE to get off my rear this evening and do it.

And that's all. It's been a good couple of days, but I am missing my boys.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Tony left yesterday to go deer hunting. I was partially irritated that he went the day after he tripped in, but at the same time I know that he's flying (WITH Cody) to Baltimore on Wednesday and I'll have 5 days to myself.

Cody and I are about on each other's last nerve. I can only do so much to entertain him, and of course today is cold so we can't go outside.

I've been so worn out lately and lacking motivation to do anything, I feel like a bad mom because I can't give him the attention and energy I know he needs. I'll be glad when this whole pregnancy/newborn thing is over so we can all play and have fun together.
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