Monday, December 31, 2007

The Real Deal!!!!!



Jagger screaming as usual.

Jagger sleeping in daddy's arms.

As most of you may know Jagger Marchall Richardson is here!!! He decided to come into the world 11 days early. On Monday Dec.10 I was having little signs all day that I could be in labor but I think that I was trying to avoid it. When I got home from work I was having some bad cramping feelings and thought that it could be labor but wasn't sure. When Brian got home he helped me count the contractions, they were very consistant at 5 to 7 minutes apart. As the night went on they came closer and closer. Finally, at 10:30 we went on a walk around the neighborhood (I didn't realize that Brian thought I was in labor but was just holding me off so that we wouldn't go to the hospital too soon). The contractions only got worse, but I didn't want to go the hospital because I wasn't sure I was in labor. We decided to try to go to bed, but after laying there for 10 minutes we decided to go to the hospital. So off we went not thinking that we would come back as a family of 3!!! Well we got there and they hooked me up and checked me and I was only 2 centimeters, but my blood pressure was high so they admitted me. The doctor broke my water and then things got rolling. About 2 hours later I got my epidural (oh sweet relief!!). They checked me again at 3:30 am and I was at 6 centimeters. Then all of a sudden Jagger's heart rate went down. That was scary but they gave me oxygen and moved me on my side and it went back up. They checked me again at 5am (after I insisted that I felt pressure) and I was at 10 centimeters. I started pushing at 5:00 on the dot, but after 25 minutes of pushing they made me stop because the doctor was still at home!!! I think Jagger came alot faster than they expected. I had to wait for the doctor for about 30 minutes. Once the doc arrived I pushed for about 20 more minutes and Jagger Marshall entered the world in all of his glory at 6:14 am, 7 lb 12 oz 20 1/2 inches.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Test Run...

Well we had a false alarm on Friday morning. I thought that my water may have broken Thursday night. I wasn't totally convinced but I wasn't sure what was going on so we decided to be safe then sorry and went to the hospital. It was a good test run and made me confident that when it does happen we should make it in one piece!!!! Brian was awesome. He didn't get nervous at all however it wasn't actual labor so everything may be out the window when it does happen!!!

It turned out to just be my body getting ready for everything so we went home just the 2 of us!!! Brian had put the car seat in the car before we left just in case! So now it is permanently in there. That is a reality check to see the car seat in the back! I can't wait to see a little baby head in there. It is going to be so exciting. I am less then 2 weeks from the due date and I am getting SO EXCITED!! I am going to be a momma soon!! That is so fun to say. I can't wait for the little booger to get here. It is going to be awesome. I am just as excited to see Brian as a dad then to be a mom. He is going to be so great! I love seeing him with babies. He is so big so to see him hold a baby is so sweet.

We will keep you posted!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

37 weeks and everything is looking good

I had my doctors appointment today and they did do an ultrasound and everything is good! Praise God! I was very excited to hear him say that he is head down and that everything looked good. He is not transverse and the doctor said that he doesn't see any reason that a C-Section would be necessary! I was very relieved to hear that. I am having a lot of contractions but they don't mean anything at this point. Things are still progressing and looking good but no big break through. That is good and bad. I am ready for him to come but still have a lot to do before he gets here. We are trusting the Lord on timing and just pray that we can see His will and follow it. These are the last few weeks. It is getting closer to game time!!!

This is my view when I look down! Manny thinks that my stomach is another pillow for him to rest on.

37 weeks! Starting to look a little swollen!