Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kaitlyn update

I have been bad about posting on here. I think everyone knows... Kaitlyn Liese Fulmer was born on Friday October 9, 2009. I went into labor Thursday evening and had her Friday at 1:57pm. She was 6lb 11oz and 19 1/2 inches. Once I got my epidural I went from 2 cm dilated to pushing within 1 1/2 hours. I pushed for 30 minutes. It was quite amazing the dr. had come in to see how I was doing and to put in internal monitors, she kept on moving off of them, and he checked me and said we are going to have a baby now. It was very unexpected, Jason and I were not ready for him to say that. Actually before the dr. came in I was feeling better with my epidural and I was going to try and take a nap (or at least get some rest).

When she was born she was a bit cold and had some issues getting the liquid out of her lungs. But the nursery nurse just had to keep an eye on her. She never had to leave the room or go to the nursery. Our first night was ok. It was Jason, Kaitlyn and I all in this small room. So we were ready to get out of the hospital ASAP. On Saturday when the pedi dr came in, he was impressed with how she was doing so he let us go home that night. Normally they make you stay 2 nights.

My mom and Jason's mom were in town helping out. They were a great help. I know it made Jason and I feel better having them there.

Over the past week Kaitlyn and I have been adjusting to being by ourselves during the day. We have been doing a pretty good job. I am trying to get her into a routine, which is harder than you thing. I know she has already picked up some bad habits, which hopefully we will be able to break them quickly.

We went to the dr. for a 1 week check up and she weighed 6lb 7oz (which was the same 6 hours after delivery). We had our 2 week check up Friday and their goal was for her to be back at birth weight. She weighed 7lb and was 20 inches. So our little girl is doing good with her weight gain and eating well. We go back to the dr. in Dec.

One of the biggest challenges is not taking her anywhere. If I need to go somewhere I have to wait for Jason to come home and then go. With her being born at this time of the year and with it being a bad flu season the dr. recommended not taking her into "public" places for 2 months.

I will make sure I keep this updated more frequently. I know this has been a long blog. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

37 Week Pictures

Dr's appointment this week went well. I am not dilated or effaced at all. Jason is going to Mexico Wednesday through Saturday of this week so it is a good thing we are not ready to be born. I am starting to feel big, especially when I sit down. But I guess that is to be expected when I am at this point. Let you know if anything happens.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dr. App.

Yesterday I had my Dr.'s app. and everything went well. Baby was measuring good, heart rate was good, blood pressure was good, etc. I do not know if I am dilated or not, but her head is down and she is ready to come join us. Dr. said she should not turn again, if anything she would spin like a top. They will check me next week, so we shall know then if I am dilated. More to come...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dallas Shower

I had my second shower this past Saturday in Dallas. This was a family shower. We had a really good time. It was so good to see all of the family that came to the shower. We had not seen some of the family in 3 1/2 years. Jason and I now have everything we need. We are ready for her to come. We are playing the waiting game at this point. I was at 36 weeks at this shower.

Albuquerque Baby Shower

I had my first shower in Albuquerque on Sept. 11th. Peggy through me the shower and she did a great job. We had such a great time, even though it rained and we had to move inside. We had such a great group of people there. There was a different group of people than were at my wedding shower. It was good to see some friends I have not seen in awhile. I was at 35 weeks for this shower. I got a lot of wonderful things and everything will come into great use.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

33 Weeks

We are just plugging along here with about 6 1/2 weeks left. Jason and I ready for her to come. We have gotten our car seat/stroller travel system and bases. We actually already have the bases in our cars. Yes we know we are early, but I don't want to have Jason worrying about getting it in the car when I am in the hospital. We really like what we got and it seems really user friendly.

I went to the Dr. this week. Everything was going very smooth. I think I have quite awhile to go, she sits so far up on my upper right side. I don't think she is even close to making her entrance yet. But that is fine, we are waiting and we know she will come out when she is ready.

She has had the hiccups about 3 times. Which is an interesting feeling. I am waiting to see her hands or feet pushing out on me. I am still trying to figure out what parts are what.

I am going to Albuquerque in a week and a half for my shower. I am very excited about going on that trip. I just hope that everything goes well while I am out there and she does not decide to come during that time. If it happens it happens.

We have been taking our childbirth classes. We have 1 more this week. They have really been a good learning experience for both of us. We have also taken, breastfeeding and infant CPR. I know we are glad that we have taken each of the classes.

Here are pictures of me at 33 weeks.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

29/30 Weeks

Wow I can't believe that we only have 9 more weeks! The first two pictures are at 30 weeks. The count down is beginning.

Jason's mom got us some of our bedding, so our nursery is coming along more and more everyday. It really does look cute!

Jason and I decided on a name, and we have her name of the wall. However we are mean and will not tell anyone the name. But we are very excited to finally have a name and to be calling her something rather than baby.

We have started our childbirth classes. They are pretty informative, we are glad that we are taking them. It is a lot of time we are spending on them, but it will be worth it in the end.