Archive for May, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

As most of you already know, Maggie made her appearance last Monday, May 14. She was born at 10:50 AM, was 17.25 inches long, and weighed 4 lbs 12.4oz. That’s right, 4 pounds, 12 ounces. She was tiny, but perfectly developed and healthy! Her full name is Margaret Kathleen Brunson, and she’s the most amazing thing in the world to us!

Haven’t had a chance to get her birth story together, but I’m hoping to post it soon. I’m currently holding her and typing with one hand, so it might be a while. In the meantime, here are some pics of her first week :)

Just after she was born…he’s totally crying

Maggie and Grandma

Proud papa in the nursery

This is how she spent the first three hours of life

Perrin and Maggie, about 2 hours after she was born

Happy family, 5/15/07

Shirtless daddy in hospital…classy

Daddy’s little girl

About to leave the hospital…doesn’t she have the coolest going home outfit ever?

Proud Daddy Bags

Daisy the cat, meet Maggie the baby

Happy family, 5/16/07

Our beautiful little girl!

Its nap time!

Maggie did not like her first bath

Happy family, 05/21/07

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Well, I’m very happy to report that we know now for a fact that I will not be pregnant any later than Tuesday the 15th!!!

I had my 39 week doctor’s appointment today, and I am dilated to 5cm and 80% effaced! The doctor (Dr. Painter….who I really realy like) said that she doubts I’ll make it to the weekend, and that the baby is basically ready to fall out! Since I’m so dilated, and being that dilated increases the risk of infection, that if I don’t go into labor on my own this weekend, they’ll induce me first thing Monday morning!

Now for a little bit of background…

Sunday night, I started having this feeling where my entire stomach would get really really hard, and I had kind of a crampy achy feeling in my lower abdomen. It also made my whole stomach kinda sore and made it slightly uncomfortable to walk. I had these feelings literally all night. They got a little stronger and a little more regular (maybe 10-15 minutes apart for an hour at their most regular), but I was able to go to sleep around 10:30 in the morning, and they basically stopped.

Woke up Monday afternoon with a rash on my stomach that was kind of itchy, but the contractions were almost completely gone. I had maybe 4 in 5 hours. Took a few oatmeal baths, and chilled most of the day.

Monday night I started having contractions again. They kept me up all night again, got a but more uncomfortable/painful, and got pretty regular. They were coming about 5-7 minutes apart around 6 in the morning. I woke Tyler up and told him, and then they basically stopped. I went to sleep around 9am, and when I woke up, contractions were almost gone again.

Nothing really happened Tuesday. I tried to relax, got some baby clothes done, watched tv, etc. Sleep great Tuesday night! On Wednesday, I worked on some banner ads for Outside Magazine and Crocs, and then Tlyer and I went to Wal-Mart and Home Depot so I could do some walking and so we could pick up some random stuff we needed. Tyler and Brad watched the Braves game at our house, and then I watched Lost. Went to bed Wednesday night and slept great through the whole night.

This morning, I finished the ads for Crocs and went to the appointment at 2. That about brings us up to date. I’m having some contractions, but I haven’t been timing them yet. I think I should probably start. I’m dilated half way, so hopefully I’ll get through this labor without too much pain.

Hopefully, my next post will contain pictures of my new baby girl and all the labor details!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

Well, it’s officially MAY! Our little lady, who we’ve decided to name Margaret Kathleen, is due in two weeks, but we’re hoping she’ll come a little early. At my 37 week appointment last week, I was still 2cm and 75% effaced, so no real progress. We have another appointment on Thursday, so, hopefully, we’ll have made some more progress by then.

Watching for all the signs of labor is making me very very anxious! I’ve already had days where I felt just completely awful, and days where I was really energetic and wanted to clean everything. For those of you who have lived with me, you’ll understand why I thought there was something up when I just HAD to clean the bathroom and scrub the tub! I’ve started having more and more of what I suppose are Braxton Hicks contractions, where my whole uterus gets really hard and tight and then releases after a minute or so. In the past 3 or 4 days, I’ve also started having lots of pressure and crampiness in my lower abdomen, with an occasional sharp pain in the same area, but they never get more regular. These pains and cramps mostly happen at night, so I guess I’m going to have to get my sleeping done during the day.

I’m just so excited to meet her….I can’t wait! Sylvia and Cathi have already had Lily and Avery, so that’s making me even more anxious! Hopefully, miss Maggie won’t wait til the last possible minute to get here…let’s hope she has her mommy’s desire to be early, and not her daddy’s tendancy to be just barely on time or late :P

I’ll try to update this as more develops. :)