Sunday, August 29, 2010

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Forgot to add...

7 pounds 5 ounces 20.5 inches long!

The story of his birth

Everyone has a birth story- here is Maddox's...

I was scheduled to be induced at 4:30am Tuesday August 24. However, I went into labor at 10:30pm Monday August 23. We went to the hospital and got checked in at midnight. Between midnight and 5am, Michael's Mom and my parents came to the hospital and I labored until I was ready for the epidural. After that, the labor continued, but I didn't feel it! :) The baby began to show signs of stress, so they stopped my labor and tried to reposition him and me to see what the problem was. The baby was doing ok at this point, so they restarted the labor, and the same problems came up again. At about 8am, the doctor was called in, and after a few exams, he let us know that the baby was going to be born by C-section... now. Maddox was born at 9:12am perfectly healthy! He required a little extra suctioning and cleaning, but he had no problems at all!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

He's Here!

Maddox Dale Neas was born August 24, 2010 at 9:12am by C-section. He is perfectly healthy and very happy! He looks more like Mom right now, but acts just like Dad- cool as a cucumber!

We will post the story of his birth along with many photos in the next few days.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Hello all! We went to the doctor this morning. I am 1cm dilated still, so we are going to wait a bit and see how things go. The doctor thought we would have made more progress in a week, but it's all an estimation! We go back next Monday, and if things are favorable, we are scheduled to induce Tuesday. If we need more time, we will just take more time. They only induce on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This is all assuming that the baby doesn't come before then. I don't have any idea, but I'm certainly looking forward to it either way!!

Everything is getting more difficult, so my last day of work is tomorrow. I am taking a few vacation days before the baby comes to relax and get things in order.

Here's a photo after a long day of work. My below-the-belly maternity pants no longer go where they are supposed to go because the baby is bearing down so low. It's not as cute for work, but very exciting to see progress!

Monday, August 9, 2010

We went to the doctor this morning. All is well- my blood pressure is great, I haven't gained weight in 5 weeks, and the baby's heart rate is 142. I am about 60% effaced and almost 1cm dilated. We go back Tuesday morning, and we will likely be able to plan on checking into the hospital at the end of next week ~20th. That will probably make my last day of work Tuesday August 17. This is all assuming the baby doesn't come on its own before then.

Last weekend we got SO MUCH DONE! (with the immeasurable help of my parents) Things are about as ready as they are going to be- once I pack my hospital bag! :) This house is ready for a baby, and so are we!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A few more nursery photos that I promised. The curtain is white- remember the walls have a slight blue tint. The current bedding is farm animals- SO CUTE!! Our other set is green and cream mod circles, and we have quite a few changes of sheets. :)

We are just about ready for this precious child!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

36.5 weeks along.

I am looking forward to being able to breathe, but otherwise things are going great! With the chiropractic treatment twice each week, I am not having any pain and only minor discomfort. I am even sleeping better than I did before I was pregnant! I wake up early to use the restroom, but my sleep is more eventful.

The doc said that the progress is right on track. Baby's heart rate is 143- still in the same range it has been. He/She is a mover and shaker! We go back in a week.

We also met our Pediatrician. I really like the office!