Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lilly Kay

Our baby is here!!!

Lilly Kay Wong was born on September 24 at 4:43 p.m. She was 6 lbs 13 oz and 20 1/2 in. long. She is absolutely gorgeous and perfect and I am so in love with my new daughter!

I started having contractions at 3:30 a.m on Sept. 23. I had contractions all day and went to the hospital around 8:30 p.m. I was only 1 cm. dilated at this point which was so disappointing! They admitted me anyway and gave me some pain medicine to help me sleep. I slept from around 3 a.m to 7:30 a.m. The doctor came in at 7:30 and broke my water and started my epidural. I have to admit the worse part of childbirth was getting the epidural and only because I was SO nervous. I literally could not stop shaking. Once I had the epidural I was completely comfortable and the contractions did not hurt at all. Once I was 8 cm. dilated, I did start feeling the pain of contractions. I was given an extra boost of epidural. In no time at all I was 10 cm dilated and completely numb. I could not lift my legs or even move my toes by myself. Kyle and the nurse had to lift my legs to push. It is a horrible feeling not having any control over your body! I pushed for about 1 1/2 hours before she was born. The pushing went very well since I couldn't feel anything! It was very relaxing with just Kyle and my nurse in the room with me. Once she crowned, my doctor came in and she was born a short time later! Even though it was long, the birth was very easy and mostly painless. I did not require any stitches so I have recovered very quickly.

We have been home since Friday and I love being a mommy! Lilly is such a good baby! She is even letting us sleep during the night. I usually have to wake her up to eat instead of the other way around! I love love love her SO much!!! Enjoy the pictures!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lazy Sunday

Today has been the perfect lazy day! Kyle and I woke up late and while Kyle watched football, I started working on the baby book. I can't wait till she can actually look at it and enjoy it! I used to love looking at mine. My mom would get it out every year on my birthday so I could look at it. Hopefully Miss Baby Wong will appreciate her baby book as much as I have always appreciated mine!

Today is also my mom's birthday. We met them at Red Lobster in Kokomo for an early dinner. It was very nice to see my family! I ordered the all you can eat shrimp...and wow did i eat a lot!!! The last couple of weeks i have been sooo hungry. I don't know if the baby is growing more or what, but she sure wants me to eat!

Hopefully the baby will come this week by herself! I hate the thought of forcing her out by inducing me!! She is probably very comfortable in there :-)

Friday, September 19, 2008

We will have this baby in less than 2 weeks!!!

I went to the doctor this morning and found out that I am 50% effaced and only 1 cm. dialated. Which is good...I am making progress! We also scheduled an induction if I do not have the baby by Sept. 30. I will go in Tues. Sept. 30 at 7 pm to be induced and have the baby on Oct. 1!!! I am so excited about this because actually scheduling when our baby will be here makes it so much more REAL! I am still hoping that I will go into labor by myself before the induction date. I have been having some Braxton Hicks contractions...so we'll see...anything is possible!!

The doctor also measured me again and I am back to only measuring 34 cm. You are supposed to measure the amount of weeks you are pregnant...so I guess I'm back to having a small baby! She said this could be because of a different person measuring me (a nurse measured me last week at 37 1/2 cm) or that the baby has really dropped making me measure less. So...who knows? But I have been scheduled to have an ultrasound on Monday just make sure my fluid is still ok and to find out what the baby weighs.

So next week is my last week of work...very excited about that! And then our baby will be here!

I guess I should write about other stuff other than the baby. Tucker, our dog, had to have a major haircut (shave) last weekend. I was not a good mom and did not brush him for quite some time so he had knots ALL over him. Poor Tuck! He is still cute though. He just has this huge head on this skinny little body!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Baby's Room

I thought I would post a few pictures of the nursery since Kyle & I worked so very hard to get it finished!

Baby Update

Well...i'm still pregnant! But today I am officially 38 weeks and am due 2 weeks from today. I hope hope hope she will want to come early! Elizabeth (my good friend from high school) had her baby on Sunday. She wasn't due until Oct. 14...so needless to say I am kind of bummed! So happy for her to have a healthy (6 lbs, 10 oz) baby, but bummed cause i am still pregnant!! We went to see her, Brent, and baby Audrey yesterday and their little family is doing well! Baby Audrey is absolutely perfect. Congratulations Elizabeth & Brent!!

I am still feeling pretty good. I am not too uncomfortable, but I can tell I am still getting bigger. At 36 weeks, I was only measuring 34 weeks. The doctor said this is normal and I will just have a small 6 lb baby..which is completely fine with me!!! Well...when i went back for my 37 week appt. I measured 37 1/2 weeks and gained 4 lbs. Which means in one week I grew 3 1/2 cm!!! So that means our little girl is growing a lot in these last few weeks! I can tell she is getting bigger because her moving has slowed down a lot, so she is running out of room!

I am still working at Polly Panda Preschool 3 mornings a week for 5 hours a day. I will work there until the baby comes...hopefully only another 2 weeks! I am also an Account Rep for Market Day. The 25th is my last sale before I will go on "maternity leave" and then I hope to be able to go back to that in November. Well I will go now and get ready to go to my Market Day sale!

Monday, September 8, 2008

First Blog

Hi Everyone!

This is my very first blog! I'm not sure anyone at all will read it, but I would like for my family and friends that I do not get to see or talk to often to be able to know what is going on in our lives!

As a heads up, Kyle & I have been married since October 7, 2006. We love married life and our dog Tucker. We are getting ready to have our first baby hopefully on or before September 30th! Our lives are super busy right now, but hopefully I will get to update this often! Well now I have to go to a Market Day sale where I work as an Account Rep. I will write more later!