Monday, June 4, 2012

Wow, it has been a while since I have blogged..... Sorry, life has been pretty busy, and I never was good at consistently journaling. I guess I'm consistently inconsistent. Maddox turned 5 months old yesterday. Time is flying by, and he's getting big so fast. At last doctors appointment He weighed 11.2 pounds, so I'm betting now he's about 12.5 pounds. He's in between 0-3 and 3-6 months clothes. He's rolling over, blowing spit bubbles  and chewing on his feet. I am loving being off this summer and getting to spend all my time playing with him.

We started our summer off with a top secret vacation  road trip to Virginia and Maryland. Will's brother Michael is in the Air Force, and stationed at Andrews. His birthday fell on Memorial Day this year, so Will and I thought it would be fun to show up for the weekend. We schemed for over a month with my sister in law Jamie in order to pull it off. I was sure someone would spill the beans, but thankfully it went off without a hitch. The cousins also had fun together!

 Since we were going to Maryland, I had to stop in Virginia to see my best friend Michelle and  her family. It had been about 2 years since I'd seen her. It was so great to see her again and her daughter Adley loved Maddox's "Teeny Peeny Hands and Feet"

It was a fabulous trip! We only wish we could've stayed longer. I think the hardest part was when Michael and Will had to say goodbye. It's so great that they are so close, but kind of stinks that we can't see them all of the time.

Until Next time! (Hopefully it won't be another 3.5 months)

Friday, February 17, 2012

My Heart is Full, but My Eyes Are Tired

It's hard to believe Maddox is already six weeks old! It has flown by, and makes me a little sad because he's growing so fast. Actually he's only about 7 pounds now, but he's starting to look more like a baby and less like a newborn. We haven't been out much except for doctors appointments. Partly because it's cold and flu season, and the other part because he's still on the apnea monitor, so we pretty much hang in the living room, because it's a pain to haul around everywhere. He gets reevaluated after 8 weeks, so hopefully he can come off of it, or at least be off of it in the daytime.

I've decided to use my full 12 weeks of FMLA time, because I don't want to leave him, especially when he's on the monitor, and I know it's time I can't get back, so I'm staying off until the 1st of April. Luckily our moms will be watching him when I go back to work.

While I've been off, I've put together a March of Dimes team since both my babies have been preemies. I wanted to do this last year, but didn't have enough time. We are Team Twenty Toes, since we will be walking for two babies. I'm going to meet with the tshirt people tomorrow. I'm going to put both Kamdyn and Maddox's footprints on the shirt. I'm pretty excited because I've already got lots of walkers and a few sponsors for my team.

Other than that, the days pretty much consist of eating, changing diapers, washing bottles and occasionally sleeping. I'm enjoying every minute of it. Kamdyn sure did pave the way for Maddox, and not a Day goes by without me thanking God for this blessing.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Maddox Has Arrived

Yesterday was one of the greatest days of my life. Maddox was born! We arrived at the hospital at 6:30 am so they could start pitocin. I went from a 3 to 4 in ess than 30 minutes, then about an hour later got an epidural. (not a fan of pain) After about another hour, they turned the pitocin off for awhile, because Maddox started having heart decelerations. They made me lay on my side and put me on oxygen, and that seemed to clear things up. They started the pitocin again, and the next time they checked me I was a 7. After that I didn't progress, and Maddox had a few more decelerations. Dr. Chambers decided it was time for a c-section, so off we went to OR.

When we got there they numbed me up even more. It was weird because though I couldn't feel the cuts, I could feel lots of tugging, pulling and pressure. I was just waiting to hear the cry.Maddox was way down low, so it took a few minutes,when they cut me open I hears gasp and a "not good!" not exactly what you want to hear in surgery. Apparently I had a moderate placental abruption ands two quite large blood clots. This turned my routine c-section into an emergency c-section. After lots of tugging and pulling we here "it's a boy!" a few seconds later we hear him cry! That was music to my ears. Turns out he had the cord wrapped around his neck. Luckily everything turned out okay. Maddox was born January 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm. He weighed 5 lbs 14 oz and is 18 inches long.