Thursday, October 13, 2016

Creed Wheeler's Birth Story

On Wednesday, October 12 2016 I had my routine doctor's appointment, the only difference was I would be getting my membranes stripped at this appointment.  This was a big deal because I had my membranes stripped with my otger children and it lead to a fairly quick delivery in both cases so, we had a pretty goo idea that Creed would be born fairly soon after. My membranes were stripped at around 3:45pm and I was sitting at 3.5 cm dialated and 75% effaced. We had everything in place to had a baby that night. Emma was all set to watch the kids, bags were packed, and the car seat was in the car. We headed home, started cleaning and waited for my body to do what it needed to.
Around 9pm my contractions were picking Emma and we were waiting for them to get a little stronger when all of the sudden we get a text from Emma telling us she was at the hospital with galstons. We called up Denise and she rushed right over to watch the kids. By this time my contractions were very regular and getting stronger. We got in the car as soon as Denise arrived and headed to the hospital.
We got to the hospital at 11:30pm, I was checked and at 4cm dialated and 80% effaced so my doctor decided to break my water. After that my contractions got a lot stronger and closer together. I asked for Fentinal for pain relief but that disnt do much, if anything at all, so I asked for the epidural. My epidural was in at 12:50 and after that I was feeling a lot better☺.
I was checked again at 1:07am and had already made it to 6cm, and by 2:00am I was fully dialated and ready to push. My doctor, Kimberly McCullouch, was called in, I pushed for about 2 minutes, and Creed was born at 2:08am on Thursday, October 13th, 2016. He weighed in at 6lbs 7oz and 19 inches long (my smallest baby). He has a fairly bald, perfectly round little head and is a very content little man. He nursed easily right after delivery and seems to be doing great. The nurses, doctor and even the photographer and said that he was perfect and beautiful. They were all very impressed by how good his color was and how well mannered he was for being freshly born.
I am absolutely smitten with my little man and I am so grateful that he made such a smooth entrance into the world. I cant wait until Kinzlie and Boston get to meet their new little brother because I know they will adore him as much as I do.

Side notes: week 36 1.5cm 70% effaced
                     Week 37 3cm 70%
                     Week 38 3.5cm 75%
                      Born at 38w6d (8 days before due date of October 21st)
                     Total weight gain during pregnancy: 16lbs (Yay!)

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Baby Boy Allen- Pregnancy Update

Today I had my final ultrasound to track baby boy's growth and development. He is definitely still a boy, weighs about 5lbs 4oz and had a heartbeat of 155bpm. He is in the 34th percentile and right on track. I figured since I'm nearing my due date I might as well fill out a pregnancy questionair so, here it is:
How far along are you: 35 weeks
Total weight gain: 14lbs
Maternity clothes: yes
Food Cravings: peaches and mexican food
Labor signs: pressure in hips but no contractions or braxton hicks
Wedding ring on/off? On :)
Happy or Moody: I say pretty happy but Jordan might disagree
-I have noticed that my 'pregnancy brain' has been a lot worse this go 'round.
-We are pretty set on the name Creed Wheeler Allen
-Nesting hasn't quite set in yet but I think it's because I am in disbelief of how far along I am, and how fast this pregnancy has flown by!
-We still need to set up his nursery and pack our hospital bags

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Baby Allen #3

This little one is 18 weeks old today. He/She is due October 21st, 2016 and we all couldn't be more excited!
Unfortunately, today we had a little bit of a scare. I had been bleeding foe about 24 hours so we decided to go to the doctor. We were told that it doesn't look like anything serious but I do need to be extra careful for the next couple of weeks. The blood supposedly came from a blood vessel on my placenta that had burst and was bleeding. We were all very happy to hear that nothing major was wrong. I am glad that my little baby is growing stronger every day!
Next week we get to do a 3d ultra sound and find out the gender. Jordan, Boston and I are wanting a boy. Kinzlie of coarse wants a little baby sister who she can name 'Krystilla'. Either way we are all just excited to meet our new addition in October.