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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Introducing Parker Adeline Wilson

Parker Adeline January 17, 2013 12:03 pm
7 pounds 15 ounces 19 3/4 long
Last family of three date night, oberweis, YUM!

39.5 weeks pregnant

William and papa Jim enjoying dinner together

I am a pleased and proud momma to announce that my second son Parker was born January 17th, 2013 at 12:03 pm. 7 pounds 15 ounces 19 3/4" long and a very sweet sweet baby boy.
The planner in me couldn't sit around and wait any longer, I was growing more uncomfortable by the day, and as I said the doctor agreed to induce me, I was 2 cm dilated 50% effaced at my last appointment and contracting regularly (confirmed via non stress test) baby was fine but momma was done. Wednesday was spent with Will as well as getting some last minute things done and catching a nap. That evening the car was loaded up and we took William to go hang out with his papa Jim and mama Mary, he would spend the night there and they took him to his babysitter the next morning. I was glad his schedule would stay somewhat normal. Tears were shed and a very emotional momma said good by to William, knowing it would be the last time to see him till I was a mommy of two was tearing at my heart strings... It's safe to say this was the beginning of a very emotional and hormonal mommy, still waiting for this to pass.
Luke and I made a pit stop at California Pizza kitchen (though nothing sounded good with the butterflies in my stomach about the night I was about to experience) Luke kept telling me to "chill out, and relax" and I tried explaining what I was about to do, there was no chilling out.
After a quick bite we were on our way to the hospital, checked in to labor and delivery and around 8:30 pm pitocen was started. I was between 2-3 cm and still just 50% effaced. Pitocen was started slow in an effort to efface me more. Hours went by, nothing happened, no progress, contractions were there but not regular and not super strong... Midnight rolled around and nurses changed shifts, nurses said things like "long" and "6am, we'll talk about breaking water" I had it in my head I would get induced that night and have my son around 3,4,5 in the morning. I wont even go in to how many melt downs I had that night, it was so hard to be naked, venerable, tired exhausted, and having nothing happen. They would up the pitocen and still nothing. I would get excited when contractions got stronger and regular (isn't it supposed to be the other way around?) only to get let down when still...nothing... happened.
I had a couple friends I would text in the middle of the night but for the most part, the night was quiet, I called mom and told her to sleep, things were going to be long. Around 5 am I started getting excited, and was debating getting epidural knowing they were breaking my water at 6 am. I decided against it since I still was not in a lot of pain. I was worried because you hear how bad things are after water breaks but I was fine. They came in, broke my water, she said she "pulled down" on cervix to try and get things moving.... I was still 3 cm.
People woke up and texts started rolling in, everyone was expecting to wake up to a picture of my boy. I had one mass text going on all throughout labor with my close girlfriends, and it may have saved my sanity and daddys life a few times. Thanks girls!
Around 7:30 the epi was ordered things were happening and I was uncomfortable, not a lot of change and I didn't want to slow things down but I wanted to relax. Luke's mom was a trooper and had been with me since 11 pm the night before, my mom showed up and Luke went down to breakfast. I don't remember the timing after this but I went from a 5 to a 6 and then a few hours later to a 9.... a 9..... I started at 2 and 14-15 hours later I was finally in for the home stretch and about to meet this stubborn little boy. I don't blame him it was a cold January night and he was warm and comfy, I'd stay in too. My sister showed up, it was great to see her, a new face. I remember hugging my mom and sister and just crying, it had been one of the longest nights of my life. Luke was a trooper through the night too, I think guys just don't know what to do or say and its got to be hard to see someone you love so miserable. But its kinda hard to be on a birth ball all night and watch your husband sleep too.
I went from 9-10 in about a 1/2 hour and high fives were thrown all around..... I needed a minute. This was it, doctor was being called. I kicked everyone out... Luke started to walk out with them... ohh no buddy your in here for good now.
Right then just him and I, I told him to go get the nurse, the baby was coming out, NOW. Luke is very mild tempered (opposites attract) he said "she'll be right back" I went on to say "NOW" and he went out the door, when she checked again, she said "Um Let me get Dr. Meadows to come NOW, he's coming!"
I told Luke to go get the girls and get ready, this was it!
And less than two pushes, 5 minutes later, before the baby nurse was even in the room, my sweet sweet son was placed directly on me, he was the most precious perfect sweet thing I had ever seen and I was instantly in love. I couldn't believe it, he was here, he was perfect, and after that long night, God was looking over me and made it go quick. My doctor finished with saying "This was one of the easiest deliveries I've ever had"
I had kept his name a secret as best as I could, I loved that it was our own little secret, though Luke's mom guessed it and I accidentally outed it to my mom reading something to her.... my sister still didn't know, and no one knew his middle name. My sister was taking pictures but kept asking... whats his name? Do you want to name your son?
And I replied with tears streaming down my face....

"Please meet Parker Adeline"

Grandma Adeline passed away soon after William was born, Parker was born on her birthday January 17 and I will forever believe he is a gift from heaven sent directly from her.


 The next day and a half was spent nursing and snuggling this little guy, and introducing him to some very important people.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

38/39 weeks and our last weekend!

UGH I'm so mad... I had this whole nice blog post written out yesterday and I came back to my computer at work and the internet had crashed saving nothing. I guess that's what happens when you have 10+ windows open at once. I was too annoyed to even want to write anything else but I would like to look back on this someday so here it goes.... and if this is all I get done on my last day of work, so be it. Kidding... obviously.

Friday, January 11, 2013, 38.5 weeks pregnant I took the day off work and spent the morning at the park with Will. Yes in January, yes it was awesome and much needed for my two year old. Then I spent the afternoon at the doctor. It was my regular check up, I had gained two pounds in a week (I was actually happy about this given the no gain the week before, ttl gain now 19 pounds) and I opted for a non stress test to make sure my sweet baby boy was doing okay in there. After about 40 minutes on the machine we came to one conclusion I in fact was contracting very regularly, and he was handling the contractions and everything just fine. I went on to tell my doctor how "done" I was, the aches and pains, the stress of the unknowns, and the needing a plan for Will. I admitted to her I knew I was a crazy mom but with more tears in my eyes I think we both knew what I end date. I didn't know if they would make me go till 40 weeks, but thank the lord this new doctor is my kinda gal. She stripped my membranes, said I was 2 cm & 50% with a very favorable cervix, and scheduled me for an induction this Wednesday or Thursday. She went on to tell me she would be very surprised if I made it this long given the contractions and the way things were looking, but for me just having a date and a plan, I was overjoyed. Overjoyed and also a bit emotional, Thursday the 17th is my grandma ad's birthday, I know from day one of this pregnancy she was up in heaven holding this sweet baby boy till he was ready to be sent to me and this just made it so much more real.

After 2+ hours at the doctor I was rushing to get home and got a speeding ticket, its my fault I speed all the time, but I was pissed. I was in a hurry because Luke had to leave, he had to go out of town for the weekend. We were not planning on him being gone for the last weekend but it was that or go in a couple weeks when I would have a newborn so it was the best choice for us. I was scared to be this prego and be at it alone with Will all weekend but it was actually a huge blessing. We got in some really good play time Friday night and Saturday morning. He was on his best behavior and I really couldn't of asked for more. By 11 am Saturday the contractions were strong and I was now shaking badly, to the point I couldn't text. I made Will an early lunch and plopped him in his seat with a show while I sat down and chugged some water. I didn't think this was "it" but I was also a little scared I think I over did it and my body was saying slooooow down. Not long later we were both asleep for naps and I was feeling better.
My mom had Will spend the night Saturday so I could go to dinner with some friends and sleep in. Dinner was great so good to get out and laugh, but sleeping in was ahhhhmazing! Then I got some more nesting, shopping, and preparing on my last weekend day before baby. By 4 pm my boys got home, and it hit me. This was our last quiet weekend night as a family of three. Boomer and Will were running around chasing like crazy, Luke and I made a yummy dinner, bath was given, and lots of snuggles were enjoyed.
coloring, he always has to have whatever color you want.
swinging at the park, this boy could swing for hours

riding his horsey from Gigi

The horsey having happy hour, soon it will be mommas turn!

my Friday night dinner date all veggies eaten none of anything else, typical William

sending sweet night night pictures to dada

All snuggled in on the couch with my boys

getting in a couple lil family date nights before our new baby joins us and this cold keeps us trapped inside!
I'm going to miss these sweet kicks!
I am so excited to meet my sweet baby boy, see his beautiful face, kiss him all over, and share his name with the world. I cant wait to see the pure love on Luke's face when he holds his second son for the first time and meets him face to face. And seeing Will run through the door to meet his baby brother is most likely going to be one of the best moments of my life. 

Baby boy,
 I feel like I've known you forever, I couldn't be more in love with you if I tried and I cant wait for you to join our sweet little family. It's a bit chaotic at times but it is full of love, care, and you will always have trusting parents and family to turn to.

39 weeks, my last day of work.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sprinkling my baby boy with winter lovin'

Baby It's Cold Outside........So lets have a Girls Night In and sprinkle Sweet Baby Boy Wilson with things to get him through this winter!! From the top of his head to the tips of his sweet baby toes, lets help him through this winter cold. Hats and blankets for those cold car rides. Socks and onesies for when he's inside. Bath towels and lotions to protect his new skin. Burp cloths and bibs to put under his chin. A winter story to read all snuggled up at night. Or a cuddly teddy bear to make him smile bright. Come enjoy cocktails and mocktails, appetizers and desserts before Ashley has her little squirt..

A couple of my girlfriends got together and decided to throw my new baby boy a super sweet winter themed sprinkle to celebrate his upcoming arrival and sprinkle him with love. I am beyond blessed to have such great friends in my life, they decided to do a girls night in so I kept the guest list small and we all had a great time laughing, catching up, and sprinkling baby boy. We missed a few of our favorite girls due to the winter sickies, yuck. I loved that they followed a theme, everything was just snowy, cute and perfect!

All the last minute preparations are under way and I'm thinking we might have a new baby sooner rather than later. I contracted all night last night, but of course nothing consistent. I think baby boy is ready to get out and meet his mommy, daddy, and big brother Will. If it is possible I'm even nesting at my office today, making some preparations, cleaning some things out, and making stacks of things to come home with me. It's almost time to meet you my sweet little winter bundle of joy!

Grace writing her wishes for baby boy

adorable diaper wreath made by Leslie

and she also made this diaper snowman, she's uber creative and talented!
 The girls created a photobooth and fun was had by all, joking around, and making silly faces as we cheesed for the baby boy themed photo booth!

baby boys first piggy bank from my mom
lots of diapers of course

and a book for big bro

Friday, January 4, 2013

36/37 weeks

Yay! Its finally January! :)
Awaiting our sweet sweet bundle.

my swollen foot/ankle, 36 weeks

Will still loves to kiss his baby brother

36 weeks on Christmas Day, 37 weeks on New Years Day!

At my 36 week appointment I measured 35 weeks, I was dilated .5 cm not much but more of a start than I had with Will. With my first pregnancy I was .5-1 cm for 3-4 weeks and the same when I went into labor...long labor. Hoping this one progresses a bit faster.
Blood pressure is good so were not worried about the swelling, and doc suggested a belly belt thing to help with all the pain/ pressure I am having. Seems my belly is sitting on my already stretched out ligaments causing me some discomfort.
I've kinda been thrown around my doctors office as my doc is not delivering anymore and the other I switched to just went on bedrest. Doesn't really bother me since its a toss up on who will deliver you depending on when you go into labor anyway.

I definitely felt like I got hit by a truck after the crazy holidays, 36 weeks pregnant, and with a toddler, but all in all it was nice to get 4 days off, not that I really "put my feet up" much. This is everyone's advice, but this time of the year is just hard, I would never want to be pregnant around the holidays again, I'm finding it very difficult with everything else there is to do.

With a few days off work around Christmas and New Years we did get A LOT checked off our baby list! The room is pretty much done, mine and Will's bags are packed, newborn diapers are put away... I feel pretty good we could bring the baby home at any day now :)

Today I had my 37 week appointment and met my new doctor the one who will most likley deliver me. I really liked her, she is young, pretty, and sweet, good combo. I am dialated to 1 cm and 50% effaced, I have not gained any weight in a week and I am measuring 35-36 cm still, hoping this is just because he has dropped into my pelvis. If weight gain and measurments do not change next week we'll do an ultrasound and non stress test, she actaully wanted one today but I had to get into work.
He is head down and ready to get this show on the road.... or his momma is. But a couple more weeks are fine by me, I'm mostly comfortable and daddy is heading out of town next weekend. I cant believe we'll meet our son in just a few short weeks!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas festivities 2012

The whole Christmas season this year with Will was just magical, since the day after Thanksgiving he has been singing his Jingle Bells and shouting Merry Christmas! I don't know if he quite "got" the Santa thing this year but we had a lot of fun with our elf Buddy and he's going to be so excited to see him again next year! We did four Christmas's like usual: Luke's Dad, my family, our own, and Luke's mom and brothers. This year we did my family on Christmas eve instead of Christmas day and while it was a late night for some of us parents accchemmmm... it was well worth it to be in our jammies ALL day on Christmas and let Will play and really enjoy everything. In the afternoon Lukes mom came by with Jake and Anne in town from North Carolina and we spend the rest of the day eating, visiting, and wrestling with uncle Jake. 
Luke sent me an email the next day thanking me for making the day so special for us, from foods to presents etc, and it felt really good to know he had a good day and appreciated it as much as I did. 
Will of course got spoiled by all the family, some of our favorite presents being money for college/savings, diapers for baby, and his new truck. His favorite presents from Santa are his motorized Choo Choos, Tow-mater toys, and new books and puzzles.
I cant believe how lucky we are, as I rub my belly and complain how tired I am, I am truly humbled by the amazing priceless gifts God has given us.
Hope all my blogger friends had a very Merry Christmas!
Papa and his whip cream

Papa got Will real cowboy boots per mommas request, I love my boys and their boots
Watching Peyton open a present at papa Jims
Uncle Tim was the hit of Wills Christmas playing with him non stop
opening presents with daddy at papa Jims

Santa came!!!!!!
Playing with a new "mater" toy
Playing the piano like the boy on charlie brown
showing momma how it works

reading a new book with daddy

and momma

attacking his new teddy bear... all boy

opening his stocking with Gigi and Uncle Jake
Helping Boomer open his stocking
Out for a drive in his new truck!