Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Surviving Week 3

This past week has been long! I'm starting to get the hang of being a mom, and although Dave and I are still exhausted, we are getting used to that too. We now both fall asleep when we watch movies. So I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

It's been a very not healthful week for me! Last Friday I'm pretty sure I broke my toe. I kicked the wall accidentally when rushing to try to get Logan to an appointment (we were running late), and it's now black and hurts to move. So I've got it taped to the toe beside it and hopefully it will heal well. I haven't seen a doctor, because there's not really anything they can do for toes, and then I'd have yet another appointment I'd have to get Logan to on time. See the endless cycle there?

Monday I thought I was going to die of Migraine! I used to have killer migraine headaches every once in a while when I was super stressed, but haven't had one since I got pregnant. I could feel it coming, but haven't taken medication for 9 months now, so I didn't even think to take anything until well after Dave got home. Logan and I just laid on the ground for most of the day and I would feed him when he started crying and I would sleep until then. I found it easier to be on the ground because when he spit his pacifier out of his mouth, I was right beside him to plop it back in. It was a pretty pitiful day, but we survived!

Yesterday was a ton better. I got to finish up the quilting squares I've been working on for the class I'm taking with Mom! They turned out really well and I like 3 out of the 5 a lot. I didn't pick the colors, so there is one that is just ok, and one that I really hate. Something about putting purple in with fall themed colors drives me a little crazy (purple and orange?!?). But oh well, when the whole quilt is put together I'm sure I'll like the end results.

As for this Labor Day weekend? We've got big plans to make some more salsa (we have two grocery store bags full of tomatoes and another bag full of peppers and bell peppers). We're hoping to do this on our own, so hopefully it goes well. This will be the first time we attempt without the help of our parents. Besides that we'll probably make it to a park some time, and I know Dave wants to do some painting some time this weekend (the gazebo is in desperate need of a coat).

That's pretty much been our past week! It's all about Logan again, but hey, that's going to be life for a little while. I did the math and I spend at least 8 hours a day (sometimes up to 12 hours) just feeding him! That doesn't count time I spend changing him, playing with him and putting him on his belly for tummy time. That's a full time job of just feedings. Add that to the 5 hours of sleep I get a night, and I don't know how anyone has more than one kid. It actually makes me wonder how in the world my Grandma had time to take care of 10 kids when one was an infant!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Two Weeks Old!

I swear my life now revolves around Logan! Today Dave got home and I realized I had woken up, gotten ready, fead Logan, took him to the Doctor, fead him again, ate lunch, took a nap, fead him again, and that was pretty much my day. Holy cow little guy! But at least he's cute...

The Doctor's appointment went well! Logan is now 6 lbs 4 oz, so he's gained back all the weight he lost in the hospital and has even put on 3 oz. The doctor says we can now stop waking him up to make sure he's eating. So if he decides to sleep through the night, we can too! Horay! He also lost his belly button scab over the weekend, and the Dr said it looked like everything was healing well.

Most of the time Logan's a quiet little cuddler! He loves to be held, but is also content to lay in his basinette and stair out the window (probably can't see anything yet, just the bright light of the sun). He's such a good little guy.

We've made it out of the house a few times in the past week. We went on a few walks, took Logan to the golf course down the street from the house and had a picnic, and took him over to my parents house to make some salsa. That's pretty much all we've been up to lately. Next week we'll introduce Logan to both our jobs.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Logan Aaron Plastow!

Monday, August 8th at 6:18pm Logan Aaron Plastow joined our family! He was 6 lbs 1 oz, 18 inches, and 100% adorable! He has a little bit of blondish hair, dark gray eyes, and a little button nose.

He's such a great baby! He doesn't really cry much (except when we bath him or make him wake up to eat). He loves to cuddle and is always content to be held, which we're doing an awful lot of lately. We can't really help but want to just hold him all the time.

He had his days and nights confused for the first couple days, but he slept most of the night last night (just waking up for 3 feedings), and has been pretty active today. So we're really hoping he will now sleep through the nights mostly.

Dave and I are so exhausted, but it's been great being parents for 4 days now. We're looking forward to all kinds of future adventures with our new little guy.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I hate waiting!

It feels like we've spent the whole day waiting for  6:00 so we can call to find out what time to come in to start the induction process. We went to church, ate a huge lunch (wasn't supposed to eat or drink after lunch today), took a little nap, went on a walk, checked our bags, read a few Ensign articles, checked the house for the millionth time to make sure it was clean, I showered, painted my toes and ran out of things to do.

So it's finally 6:00 and we finally spoke with the hospital. They'll be ready for us at 7:30. So one and a half hour more of waiting! I'm just dyeing here to get there and get things going. We've had a pretty relaxing weekend so far, and feel mostly ready for our little guy to be joining us soon.

Friday we celebrated our anniversary early. We made some chicken alfredo with broccoli and garlic bread, then we headed over to Barnes and Noble with a gift card in hand. We bought the complete Sherlock Holmes collection, a book with italian cooking recipes, and a little duck stuffed animal that was too cute and only $2! After that we went home and watched No Reservations, and to Dave's delight "camped out" in the living room (ie. set up an air mattress on the floor and pretended we were getting our summer camping trip). It was a casual year, but we had fun!

So now we just have to find something to fill the next hour of our time, and we can slowly meander over to the hospital. Hopefully we'll have great pictures to share of our new little addition soon!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Induction: August 8th

I went to the doctor for my weekly checkup today and we discussed (for about the 4th time now) induction. My doctor's been monitoring our baby for over a month now (we have weekly non-stress tests and every other week ultrasounds). They were concerned because the baby dropped from the 23rd percentile to the 15th percentile, and is now in the 14th percentile.

I've had a sinking feeling I'd be induced since they started monitoring, it was just a matter of time. I told my doctor when we started monitoring I wanted to give the baby as long as healthily possible to grow in the womb before being induced. If he's already small, let's give him as much time as possible to pack on some lbs.

Basically our visits have gone "well, you're looking good this week, let's hold off scheduling an induction for another week." Today we got my last ultrasound info back, and the ultrasound doctor (my absolute favorite of the three I've met with) had pointed out certain indicators that the placenta was deteriorating. Her recommendation was that I could hold off on induction until my due date, but not go over that.

This is because if the placenta deteriorates too much, and then is put through labor, it will detach and an emergency c-section results. I'd much rather be induced than have a c-section, and since the baby is looking around 6 lbs now, he's probably big enough to be born healthy.

So unless I go into labor this week, Sunday night at 7 I'll go in and have cirvidal administered to prepare my body for labor, we'll spend the night, and Monday morning they'll start administering pitocin to induce the labor. My doctor is on call Sunday night, so if anything goes wrong, or if drug #1 puts me into labor, she'll be already at the hospital (bonus). She said we should have a baby by 5pm Monday. So it looks like we'll be having an anniversary baby (8/8/11)! We'll do something fun this weekend to celebrate early, since we will not likely be up for much Monday night.