Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I know I already posted today but I wanted to show my "Yoga Baby" sleeping on this wordless Wednesday. The other post was an update. :)
She fell asleep this way. Yes! I straightened her out... after I took the picture.

Weight Check Up

Last Wednesday Madelynn weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces. Dr. Blair wanted us to come back today (the 29th) and weigh her again. Maddie needed to gain an ounce a day per the pediatrician. Well I brought her in today and she weighed 8 pounds 2.5 ounces. Not quite up to her birth weight yet. I cannot understand this as this girl eats constantly! I don't think we do anything else besides feed her and let her sleep. :)

I was told to start supplementing her bottles with formula. I started that three days ago. :( So today I've been trying to trade and give her a formula bottle at every other feeding. She doesn't like that so much.

Monday we bring her in to weigh her again. Here's to hoping that she has gained more weight. Hopefully she's not like Rachelle and I. Rachelle just finally got over 100 pounds and she'll be 21 in two months and 11 days (as she so dutifully reminded me today) and I got up to 100 my junior year in high school. The doctor may just have to accept that although Madelynn may be tall she will probably be lanky as well.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One Week Well Appointment

We took Maddie to her one week well check today.
When we took her home from the hospital her weight was 7 pounds 14 ounces.
Today she was 7 pounds 15 ounces. Her height was 21.5 inches. She grew half an inch!!

Her weight is average but she is in the 97 percentile for her height. In a room of 100 other kids her age she would be taller than 97 of them. Wow!! I hope she keeps that height. :)
The doctor says she is perfect though. Good for her!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

New Pictures!

She is here!!!

Madelynn Marjorie Ellen Byrd has made her arrival!!
I started having contractions every 10 minutes starting at 7:00 am on Wednesday, April 15th. They stayed consistently 10 minutes the entire day!
Jeff and I went to Sam's club later in the evening hoping that walking around would make some sort of difference. It didn't. :)

Jeff works nights so he went in to work at 10:00. Wouldn't you know it about 10:30 they started bouncing all over the place. 8 minutes, 3 minutes, 5 minutes. I called Jeff and told him that I thought that he'd probably have to leave work to go to the hospital but I'd call him to let him know when they were more consistent. Keep in mind we live 20/25 minutes from the hospital. He waited like 3 minutes and called me back and said that he was going to go ahead and come home and he was just going to be at the house just in case.
He got home, changed out of his uniform and we left for the hospital. I decided we needed to just go ahead and go. The contractions were really starting to hurt and intensify. Thank goodness I have a smart husband. LOL!
We got to the hospital about midnight. When the nurse checked me out she said that I was at 4 cm. Keep in mind the day before I was only 1 1/2 and my doctor scheduled an induction for next week.
She (the nurse) went ahead and admitted me and got all the IV's going. About 2:30/3:00 I got my epidural. Thank the good Lord for whoever invented that. That person is a genius! About 5:00 the nurse came back and wanted to check status. She said that she couldn't tell much because my water hadn't broke and that it was right there. She told me the doctor would be in at 6:00 to look me over and decide from there what to do. She walked out the door and 5 minutes later my water broke.

Dr. Change came in at 6:00 and didn't even really wait. The room I was in served as a delivery room but had to be set up first. He had me do my first push before the room was set up. I did my first set of pushes (3 each time) and we waited for the next contraction. Did this three more times and Madelynn came out. I couldn't believe that I was already done!! I pushed for 3 hours with Dillon.
She weighed in at 8 pounds 3 oz and has hair on her head! Yay! The heartburn myth is true for this one at least. She's been doing really well all day. Has had the hiccups like 6 times and sneezed several other times. Takes after her mom. Her Agpar score was a 9 out of 9 and she is doing wonderfully. If it weren't for "having" to stay at the hospital per insurance reasons I would rather be at home right now. I made myself get up and walk around sooner and more often then with Dillon. I learned a few things since then. LOL!

Dillon came to visit her this evening and already is in love with her. He helped pat her back to get her to try to go to sleep and wanted to share his french fries with her. LOL Maddie also had a gift for Dillon which he was pretty pleased with (just a monster truck, geez he's easy). Cory had a school function he had to attend for a grade in a class so he'll get to meet Madelynn tomorrow. Thanks for reading up on us and to all the good wishes!
Lots more pictures to come!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Official Eviction Notice!

Well no news! :)

I am dilated just 1/2 cm more. So I am 1 1/2 centimeters dilated and that is it!!

I asked what I should do come Monday if she's not here still and Dr. Chang said that we will induce on Tuesday the 21st.

If Madelynn decides not to come out on her own I will be induced on 4/21. So at the most I have one more week.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

April 7th, 2009

Went to my 38 and a half week appointment on the 7th.

Dr. says, I am 1 CM Dilated and 40% effaced.

He made my 39 week appointment for next Tuesday. He didn't seem like he thought anything was going to happen between now and then so we shall see.