Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bed Head

This is what a nap can do to your hair...

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Doctor

Nine Days later. Still sore but healing well.

this is Doctor Reddington. She delivered both Leonard and Evelyn. I have really enjoyed having her as my doctor. She was very supportive of my decision to try a VBAC and was very compassionate when I ended up needing a C-Section in the end. I hope that, if we stay in Fresno long enough, she is able to deliver the rest of my children (however many that might be). Thank you Doctor Reddington for my two beautiful and healthy babies.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Leonard and Leonard

Three Generations

Grandpa Leonard and his name sake, our Little Leonard.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Evo meets Leo

As you can see, Leonard was so excited to meet Evelyn that he pooped out before we even got there.

Evelyn is already borrowing Leonard's clothes (notice the pants).
They are going to be great friends.

Lucky Leonard

Born March 17, 2009 at 12:15pm
Wieght: 7 lbs 1 ounce
Length: 19 1/2 in.

I will be post a full account of his birth later but for now here's the short version.
I was induced and labored for over 12 hours I dilated to about 4 cm and 60% effaced but Leonard's heart rate kept dropping with each contraction. So, after 2 hours of his heart rate dropping and me making very little progress we decided that we needed to do a C-section. I was pretty tired so just a little bit of Ketomien and I was OUT, I woke up and had a handsome baby boy.

I am doing much better this time around. I am still in a considerable amount of pain but no where near as bad as I was with Evelyn. Leonard is very healthy and has a ravenous appetite, it makes it hard for me to get rest but it is getting better. We are already totally in love with him.
I will post more pictures soon but for now I am going to try to take a nap.

Feel free to stop by and say "Hi".

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pictures from the hospital

Waiting to get started on the pitocin

After 14 hours of labor, I had just found out that I had to go to C-section
I think I look pretty good considering the situation. Oh, and this is our Awesome nurse, Vicky.

I was knocked out for all of this so ... yeah.. you know as much as I do.

Still knocked out...

The proud Daddy

Ok, here is where I finally wake up and got to meet my handsome son for the first time. It was a bit surreal and very exciting.

Grandpa and Grandma Creek

Very ready to go home

Monday, March 9, 2009

False Alarm

I have been working hard to get this little boy to make his appearance. I have cleaned the entire house, including moving the couches to vacuum under them and mopping. I have gone on several long walks and even eaten some spicy food, Just to name a few things.

Today after cleaning the house again we decided to go on another walk. We were going to walk from the Cabiness home to Braun's Ice cream but by the time we got to the halfway mark, railroad park, it was too cold and getting too dark to go on so we decided to turn around. I was having contractions the whole time but once we got in to the car they were coming pretty strong and 3 mins apart. We went and got some frozen yougert and then headed home. I took a shower and layed down. Two hours later they were still strong and 3 mins apart.

We called our friends the Maderos' and they came over to stay with Evelyn and we headed to the hospital. The contractions were still coming until I got up to triage and then they slowed down. Isn't that how it always happens, you feel sicker than a dog until you get to the doctors office, or the car keeps making a funny sound until the michanic drives it. Well, I was still having contractions they were just supper irragular now. I would have three right on top of eachother then 7 mins of nothing. To make things worse the contractions weren't even doing anything. I was not effaced one bit and I was only 1 1/2 cm dialated, thats one half more than I was at my appointment last wed. Whoppy!! So, they sent me home with the most amazing sleeping pill and I don't remember much after that.

Hopefully, the next time I go to the hospital I will meet our little Leonard but until then I guess I just have to be patient.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Apt # 11

38 Weeks

Weight: 153 lbs
1 lb heavier than I was when I had Evelyn.
In other words, the heaviest I have ever been.

BP : 110/70
Leonard's Heart rate: 144 bpm
1 cm dialated
Not effaced at all

Yummmmm Milk shakes!

Our Little Helper

Helping Mommy make snickerdoodles

Helping Daddy fix his bike

Tuesday, March 3, 2009