Archive for March 2012

Laikynn's Birth Story

Sunday, March 25, 2012

So on Monday I had a doctor's appointment. When I was in there we first set the date of when I was going to get induced, April 2! Then right after he checked me to see how I was progressing. I was dilated to a 3, almost a 4 and 80% thinned. He then told me that chances were I wouldn't make it to my induction date! But I figured I still had a week or so, I was wrong!

 When I woke up Tuesday everything seemed normal and I went about my entire day just the same as I always would. Around 4:00pm I felt a few little contractions here and there but I had been getting tons of Braxton Hicks so I didn't think too much of it. I decided to go run a few errands. As I was driving my contractions started to get a little bit worse and I had a slight feeling these might be the real thing. So I decided to text my husband..

He immediately called me and asked if I really thought I was in labor. Well I wasn't really sure, ha! He was already on his way home so we decided to meet at the house and I could lay down to see if they got any worse. Once I got home I started to time the contractions and realized they were about 5 minutes apart, which is usually about the time you would head to the hospital but I still wasn't for sure that I was in labor. Devan brought home dinner and he hurried and ate then got in the shower. By the time he was all done the contractions got a lot worse. When I would have one I told him we need to leave right then, then the contraction would stop and I would tell him never mind maybe we should wait. I really wanted my water to break so I would know for sure if I was in labor because I didn't want to go to the hospital and have them tell me to go home.

I finally made up my mind that we should go to the hospital just to see if I was in labor, but honestly I didn't think I was. We dropped off Titan at a friends house and headed to the hospital.

We checked into the hospital at 7:10pm. Once we got there they made me change into a gown and checked to see how I was progressing. I was at a 4, almost a 5. Which is border line of getting admitted into the hospital. They told me I could stay for an hour and they would monitor me to see how I was progressing and after an hour they would call my doctor to see if he would let me stay.

By this time, my contractions were getting much worse and more frequent the nurse said they were about 2-4 minutes apart each time.

After an hour had gone by she checked me again. I was now dilated to a 6, almost a 7. She rushed out of the room then came back with an IV telling me that not only were they letting me stay but this baby was coming soon and they didn't know if my doctor was going to make it in time!

I was a little bit in shock! Everything started happening so quickly! They started bringing in equipment and all the stuff for the baby. This was the real thing! 

My contractions were really starting to hurt so I hurried and got the epidural then life was just great and I was ready for her to come! And so was daddy!! :)

Well my doctor was at the Jazz game and they called him when I checked in. He of course thought he had plenty of time to get there because no one thought I would progress that quickly. He left the game and was hurrying down to the hospital when the nurses decided he wouldn't make it. 

So I had to use another Doctor. (The one on the left) Laikynn was number 7,447 baby that he had delivered so I trusted that I was in good hands! Then there was also a student doctor there, she had been at all of my doctors appointments so I let her help out the doctor, this was her first baby to help deliver so it was kind of cool!

Everything was all ready to go and at 10:00 they let me start pushing! Only 3 hours after I had gotten to the hospital!

I pushed for about 15-20 minutes and tears filled our eyes as we had our baby girl,  Laikynn Kay Hatch, at 10:20pm.

Laikynn Kay Hatch
Born: March 20, 2012
Time: 10:20pm
Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
Length: 19 and 3/4 lbs

Holding my baby girl for the first time. She is absolutely perfect in every way, shape and form!

Even though it was close to mid-night big brother, Titan, wanted to come see his new baby sister!

And he got a little present for being such a good big brother already!

Then they bathed her and got her all cleaned up!

We also had to be wheeled into a new room because we didn't stay in the room we delivered in.

The first night went pretty good. We didn't get back to our room till about 2am then once it was time to get some sleep, I couldn't! There was so much going on in my head and I was still so excited about everything that I couldn't sleep too much! 

Daddy and his baby girl!

So far she has been an awesome baby! She came out super healthy with no problems and has been nursing very well! I was scared to nurse her because I had such a hard time with her brother but she has done absolutely great! Besides that fact that it takes me about 20 minutes to wake her up to eat! She sure loves sleeping!!

Big brother has adjusted pretty good so far to the new baby! He was able to come over every day to the hospital to see her. He has only held her a few times and is still a little scared to give her kisses but I can tell he sure does love her! He loves to help me when I am taking care of her and every time she cries he says "AWWWWWW"

We also had tons of visitors that wanted to see little Laikynn.

We are such proud parents!

They let us go home on Thursday morning so it was a pretty quick hospital stay. Laikynn had no problems and I ended up having a really fast recovery! I was up waking and moving around a few hours after she was born!

Adjusting to the new baby at home has been great so far! I am sure that it helps that she is a great baby!

 I don't think I have set her down for longer than 10 minutes since she has been born, I could sit and stare at her all day!  

We are so incredibly blessed to have such an amazing little miracle come into our family. Words can not express how much she already means to us and how loved she really is. She has already brought in so much joy to our home! I love my little family more than anything and am so grateful for each of them!

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Laikynn Kay Hatch
Born: 3/20/2012
Time: 10:20pm
Weight: 7 lbs 2 oz
Length: 19 and 3/4 inches

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Week 37

Monday, March 19, 2012

How far along? 37 weeks, wahoo full term!
Total weight gain/loss: about 27 lbs, thee last few weeks are killing me!

 Maternity clothes? I think I am going to wear leggings the rest of my pregnancy, they are way more comfortable!

Stretch marks? Nope, crossing my fingers that I can make it without any till the end!

Best moment this week: We set an induction date! Originally I was suppose to get induced on March 30th but the Doctor realized he couldn't d it that day so we set it for April 2! But he thinks I will have her before then!

Miss anything: I miss being comfortable, it is super hard to get comfy lately! Still have a little bit of rib pain too! I think since she has dropped it isn't as bad!

Movement: Lots and her kicks are getting harder and stronger!

  Food cravings: Nope!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, luckily.

Have you started to show yet: Yep, I think I should take this question out because there won't be a time from this point on that this question will ever say no haha!

  Gender: Girl!

Labor Signs: I AM DILATED TO A 4!! The doctor also said she is really, really low! So I am hoping she comes at the end of this week, at 38 weeks just like her brother! But I have been have tons more contractions so maybe even sooner????
  Belly Button in or out? Out!

Wedding rings on or off? On!

Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy most of the time! Some days I am so over being pregnant and really want to meet her and then other days I get really nervous for labor!

Looking forward to: I think she is coming this week! So.. TO MEET MY BABY GIRL!! :)

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36 Weeks

Saturday, March 17, 2012

How far along? 36 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: about 25lbs!
 Maternity clothes? I considered purchasing some but now I am getting so close that I am going to try to find stuff till she comes!
Stretch marks? Nope.
Best moment this week: Doctor said everything is looking good and I got a few new outfits for her!
Miss anything: Me and my husband go to the movies pretty much every weekend so I miss being able to sit through the whole thing comfortably!
Movement: Still tons and tons of movement!
  Food cravings: None this week.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope.
Have you started to show yet: Oh yes! She is dropping too!
  Gender: Girl!
Labor Signs: She is dropping a lot and still getting little braxton hicks!
  Belly Button in or out? Out! You can totally see how far it really sticks out in this picture!
Wedding rings on or off? On.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy for the most part, uncomfortable lots of the time and a little nervous for labor!!
Looking forward to: Seeing if I have dilated at all (we are going to check on my next appointment) and just having her here!

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

 I made some new items for Easter!! :)
Be sure to out all the new stuff at my shop
Even some more boy stuff!

Look at what a stud my little man is!

These ones are as much "Easter Colors", but I loved the fabric so I made some things with it!

Don't forget to use keyword "SUNSHINE" at checkout for an additional 10% off for following my blog!

P.S. It is pretty crazy to think that I will have my little baby girl here with me on Easter!! YAY!
And just a little side note.. because she is coming so soon, if you want one of these outfits the sooner the better if you order them because once I have her I might be taking a little break from the sewing machine!

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