Saturday, September 17, 2011

He's Here!

I'll write a more detailed story later, but Griffin Dunning Thorne was born yesterday (September 16) at 9:02 AM. He weighed 7 lbs, 6 oz and was 20.5 inches long. He has a good amount of dark hair and is a good eater already :)

The doctor broke my water at 7:15, so it was VERY quick and I had the epidural for about 5 minutes before he was born. Not fun! But he's great and Brendan lovesss him, so far!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tomorrow, Tomorrow

Looks like Griffin will be making his big arrival TOMORROW! I called the doctor today because he seemed like he had been moving less than normal the past few days. At first, I chalked it up to the fact that maybe I was about to go into labor but since I still wasn't in labor this morning, I decided to call and let them know. Of course, after I called and on my way there, he started moving a lot more! But, anyway, they had me come in for a sonogram and to get checked out just in case.

The sonogram looked good and everything was normal with him. They estimated him at 7 pounds. But, when they took my blood pressure it was high and it's never been high the rest of the pregnancy. The doctor checked me again and I have progressed to 4 cm over the past three days and he said my water was bulging.

Since I felt like he had been moving less lately and, mostly, because of how progressed I was and my high blood pressure, he decided to go ahead and have me check-in to the hospital at 6:00 AM tomorrow (Friday) morning to get induced. Because I am already so far progressed and because of how fast my labor was with Brendan, he thinks we will have the baby by lunchtime :)

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for everything to go smoothly and quickly. Brendan was born at 38 weeks, 3 days and Griffin will be born at 38 weeks, 1 day.

I'll post updates if I can and post a picture when he's born. Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Still here!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile! Things have been pretty busy around here. 

As of today, I am 37 weeks, 4 days pregnant. Here is my picture from Thursday at exactly 37 weeks:

I have started going to the doctor every week and he has been checking me for progress the last 3 weeks. The last two weeks, I have been 1 cm and about 1.5 cm dilated and 60% effaced last week. I went today, and I am a "good" 3 cm, 80% effaced and baby is at a 0 station! When I was about this same amount with Brendan (3 cm/70% effaced), I went to the doctor on a Monday and went into labor Wednesday morning at 4:00 AM. The doctor said he wouldn't be surprised if I had the baby tomorrow. Of course, I could walk around like this for another week, but if history repeats itself, it will be within the next couple days! Ah! I am starting to get nervous :) 

I got all the weekly cleaning done today so I would know everything was done if I do go into labor. Tim is going to work from home this week so he will be close by if I go into labor during the day. I have a friend lined up to keep Brendan or to pick him up from Mother's Day Out if I go into labor while he's there. My bag is all packed for the hospital and the carseat is installed. I think we are ready. 

In other news, we bought Brendan a pool for the backyard because our neighborhood pool has already closed for the season. The first day, he was less than impressed with the pool and just wanted to play with the water hose. When I tried to take it away so he would actually get in the pool I just spent forever blowing up and filling with water, he freaked out and threw a fit and wouldn't get in it. 

But, of course, after his nap, he was happy to get into it when he had clothes on and a regular diaper rather than the swim diaper I had him in earlier! 

Last weekend, he was more "into" it but still wanted to play with the hose a lot of the time.

This grass needs some water!

I also like to sit and have the water spray onto me...

 He is quite the waterbaby, though, when we are at the big pool and he is at his swim lessons.

Another big thing, Brendan started Mother's Day Out the last week of August! He goes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, but had Labor Day off. He absolutely LOVES it. Instead of crying when I drop him off, he happily walks into the classroom without even looking back at me and then throws a fit and cries whenever I pick him up. It makes me feel very loved.

Here he is on the first day before we left.

Getting ready to walk into school with his backpack. He loves his backpack and sometimes even just wears it around the house when it's not a school day. He also happily proclaims "SCHOOL!" whenever I tell him he has school or ask if he wants to go.

Walking in the first day

The next two were taken by his teachers. They have a shutterfly site where they post pictures from the week so the parents can see what the kids are up to. They say he is always happy at school and loves, loves, loves playing outside (big surprise!). Today, when I went to pick him up, he screamed his scream he does when he doesn't want to do something because he didn't want to leave. The teachers go "what was that?! He's never done that before." Yeah, I'm pretty sure he does that at least 4 times a day at home. I'm glad to know he's behaving himself there :)

I was a little worried about him napping because he would be napping on a napmat for the first time and around the 7 other kids in his class. Luckily, he has had no problem whatsoever going to sleep and sleeping the whole 2 hours of naptime. I think they wear him out!

This month, he is learning the number 1 and the color "red." They are doing a theme of Apples and Fall on the Farm so they also sing Old MacDonald and Farmer in the Dell a lot. I also go to music class with him on Wednesdays at school from 9:05 to 9:25 where we do a lot of signing and dancing. He wasn't too sure about it the first time, but last week he really enjoyed it.

I don't have pictures, yet, but four of my friends threw me a surprise "Sprinkle" to celebrate baby Griffin's upcoming arrival on August 27. I was COMPLETELY surprised about it and had a great time. It was at Brio Italian Restaurant in Southlake and there was family and a few local friends there. It was wonderful to spend some time with everyone and eat a delicious lunch. We also got some adorable clothes and the last of our needed necessities for Griffin. I'll post some pictures when I get them.

I guess that's about all! Hope y'all have a great week and I'll keep you updated on Griffin's arrival :)