Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I love....

being a mommy to a beautiful baby boy! He is perfect! Granted, I don't get much done around the house due to the simple fact that I just can't stop snuggling the little guy, but Give it time. I'll get something done soon.

This weekend we had Grandma and Grandpa Vatcher, Uncle David and Steven, and Auntie Lindy Lu over. It was so much fun having them here with us. (Sorry Uncle steven for not getting a picture of you two together!)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Family Stroll on the beach!

Today I decided I couldn't stay in the house any longer. It is such a BEAUTIFULLY sunny day! That doesn't happen often so I couldn't let it go to waste. So, I bundled Aaron up and Dad, Michael, and I took him to the beach for a stroll. Granted he did sleep through just about all of it. But it was so nice to just have some fresh air and good sun. Here are a few pictures we took. Enjoy!

Smothered in kisses

Family Photo
Three Generations of Vatchers
I love his hat! It is way too cute!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Aaron's Story

Wow! I still have a hard time believing that it happened, but here is the story for your enjoyment along with my journaling.

Thursday I decide to try out my exercise ball, I had heard it can induce labor. Well, I had a few cramps nothing big, so didn't think anything of it. I went to bed that night feeling nauseated and just sore in my lower back. Well, about 2 am (Michael had not gone to bed yet) I rushed out of bed thinking I had peed the bed cause I could hold it. I got there and peed, but sat there for a min, and then it went again. So, I sat there a little longer, and again it happened. At this point I didn't really know if I just really had to pee or possibly that my water had broken, so I called my Michael and told him I think I may be loosing my water... Can you call you mom and find out? I described what was going one and she said yes I was loosing my water. WOW! I got soooooooo excited and Michael a little scatter brained, but still a great husband and took care of me. I called my mom and told her and told her to come on up to S.F. Again because this time I was not leaving that hospital without a baby!

By 3am Friday morning we were at the hospital and getting all set up. About 4 I started having hard and steady contractions. the nurses couldn't believe how often they were coming. Finally I had the epidural about 6 am. Very happy! That kicked in ASAP!!!!! After that it was smooth sailing and didn't feel an ounce of pain the rest of the time! It was great! actually, I got so numb I had to get a cafiter put in just to be able to pee. LOL. They checked me at 9 am and I am 3 centimeters dilated and 90% effaced. 2 hours later I was 7 Centimeters and 9.5% effaced. Then they just waited for the last 3 centimeters. At 3:30 they wanted to do a train set of pushed to see if that would get him down further (he wasn't really scooting down). So I pushed and pushed and pushed. After about 1 hour it started to stress the baby out a little bit so, they call the dr in for the real deal. By then I was so exhausted already. Mind you it is 13 hours since I got there. We pushed for another hour, the whole time with me really wanting the vacuum to help me out, and being rejected the whole time. Finally about 4:30pm. they decided I had to have the vacuum cause I wasn't going to be able to get him out on my own. They had me on oxygen my this point. I wasn't in any pain at all due to a very numb bottom half, but all the pushing wore me out. They had me continue pushing as much as I could because the baby had pooped in the womb and they needed him out before he inhaled any of it. Needless to say in about 9 mins when he finally got pulled out, Michael wasn't able to cut the cord but was right there for everything else.

While they cleaned up Aaron with Michael the Dr. told me that I would not have been able to do that on my own, and that she barely was able to get him out with the vacuum. It was her toughest vacuum delivery yet. I ended up tearing just a little but and have a few stitches, but other then that I am perfectly healthy and so is Aaron.

So at 4:39 pm, Aaron Michael Vatcher was born weighing 7 pounds and measured 20 inches long. Very cute little boy. Hardly ever cries and when he does it is only to let you know that he is not happy.

Friday, March 12, 2010

high emotions

Maybe it is the fact that I am 9 months pregnant, maybe I am just an emotional basket case. Either way, that is how I would describe me right now, even as I write this. On Wednesday night at 11pm everyone was asleep except for myself. Michael actually had just gone to bed. I started to have some really sore contractions, so I waited them out for an hour. By Midnight they were still going, so I woke up Michael. and My Mom and told them I think it is time. We stayed home and counted the contractions to make sure is was consistent for the most part they were. Michael and I at 1:30am took a walk around our neighborhood just to see if they kept up at that point too. They did! So off to the hospital we went. They checked me and told me I was 3 Centimeters Dilated and 50% effaced. They emitted me and put me on potoycin to help thing along. Well, long story short, 18 hours later with no sleep and no pain meds I wasn't getting any further along, I just had they contractions from the potoycin. They Decided at that point to discharge me.

Well, I don't think my mom and Husband were prepared for that ride home. It was the quietest ride home. I for made my mom sit in the back seat cause I couldn't look at the car seat without crying, but evidently that didn't matter, because I cried more then I have ever cried before in my life the whole way home and in the bath tub when I got home. I can't even begin to describe the pain and disappointment of thinking for 18 hours that you are leaving with a baby in your arms and no longer in your tummy. It was so hard to even walk in my house at look at the baby bed next to mine without crying. I know, it is nothing. It could be so much worst. But this is why I am saying that I am an emotional basket case.

I guess when baby is ready he will come out. Heavenly Father is just really testing me and seeing if I am ready and testing my patients. I couldn't stop asking him why he would put me through what he did yesterday. I really still can't understand it, but I guess I will soon enough.

Thanks for letting me vent.