Sunday, March 29, 2009

Michael Graryson Capron Walker

He is here. Michael Grayson Capron Walker arrived 2:35 pm Monday, March 23 2009. Michael was born at 36 weeks but still weighed in at 6 lbs 12 oz, and was 19 and 1/4 inches long. For being a preemie he is big. The labor and delivery went very weill. I was trying for a drug free L&D but due to the my water braking without contractions that was not an option. My water broke at 11:00pm and I call Jason strait away and he got here 3 and 1/2 hours later. As he was driving to to Bakersfield I called my doctor to let him know what wasgoing on. I was told that I could wait until Jason got there then I need to head to the hospital. When Jason got here we were off the the hospital. I got to the labor and dellivery fool and things started rolling. I was hooked up the the montor the see if I was contracting. There was nothing but small contractions. I was started on pitocin and the contractions started come strong. I held out on the epidural for a very long time but due to the medication got one. After getting the Epi I was checked and had not only dilated to 10 cm but the baby was coming out NOW!
The doctor was called and I was told not to even think push. When the doctor arrived he got dressed and they gave Jason a gown so that he could help in the delivery. We were all suprised at how much the doctor let Jason do. I will let Jason write about his experince but I will say that he got to deliver Michael and did a large bit of it himself.
After Michael was out the cord was cut after the blood stoped pumping and turned white. After the cord was cut Micahel didn't cry. He was taken to the warmer to be checked out. The nurse found that he was having breathing trouble. The nurses tryed to get him on track but he needed more help and was taken to the NICU. In the NICU he was put on a machine to keep his lungs open.
He is now off all of the I.V.'s and tubes. We are waiting to see if he can hold his own over night and when that happens we will get to take him home. I hope and pray that he can come home tommrow but I don't dare hold my breath. I will update as more happens. I will also post pics soon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's

Happy St. Patty's day everyone. We have had a very up and down week. I had my doctors visit on Thursday (the 12th). All my tests from the last visit came back good and baby is looking good as well. I had been having Braxton Hicks contractions for a few weeks and the doctor wanted to check me. He found that I was 1 cm dilated. We had planed on going home until my next doctors appt but this made it so I have to stay here with my mom until the baby comes. Poor Jason had to drive 3 hours home, pack up clothes for Jamie and I then dive back the same day to bring them back. We are now settled in and the waiting game has started.
I also had my baby shower this last Saterday (the 14th). Thank you to everyone that attended and made for a wonderful day. I wish I could have given more notice so that everyone could come but know that you love was felt. Michael recived some wonerful gifts. I am looking forward to putting him in all the cute clothes.
That is all the news I have for now and I hope to be posting about the birth of Michael soon.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New family photos

Okay, I have gotten it done. We went this week to get the last photos for our family as a threesome. It is a happy and sad time all in one. We also got some of my growing belly and of Jamie by herself. Well here they are. Let me know what you think.

P.S. how do you like Jamie's new eyes?

Monday, March 2, 2009

welcome March

Hello everyone. I wanted to update you on the on-goings of our home. I went to the doctors for my 32 weeks check up and so far all is well. I took a few tests that most women take and have yet to get the results back on those but as the doctor told me "no news is good news". Baby Michael is growing well, still on the small side, but growing just fine. I have been feeling wonderful up until the last week. My body is now getting ready to have a baby nad I feel it. I am getting braxton hicks contractions everyday, many times a day. I asked the doctor about this and he reasured me that this is normal and just the start of it. I will go back again on the 13th of this month and hope to get an ultersound to see how much Michael has grown.
Jamie now has four eyes! We picked up her glasses when down to see my doctor.By what her eye doctor was telling us about other children we were expecting a ruff time getting her to keep them on. She has yet again suprised us all.When I got her to my Moms house it was nap time so I waited until after her nap to even try putting them on her. When she woke up I took the glasses over to her and sat down. I let her look at them for a second then explained that she had to wear them and not take them off. At first Jamie seemed like nothing neew had happened. Then came the first attempt to take them off. I again got down to her level and then told her that she was not to tuch her glasses and that she needed to keep then on. After that I have had very little problem. There have been a few times that she has gotten them bumped and that makes her mad but she has been SO good. I have yet to get a good picture of her in them. I think that Jamie can see the camera coming better because she hides her face when it come out. I will do my best to get a photo soon.
The time has come! My baby shower has been set for the 14th of March. My Mother-in-law is hosting it with the help of my sister-in-law Misty. It looks to be fun so keep an eye out for your invit. I will post lots of pics of the event after for those that couldn't attend. I will be getting a 3D ultrasound before the party so that we can see the little one inside of me better. We should also have new family photos taken by then. Again I will post all of these when I get them.
Hoping all is well with you and yours----the Walker family