Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Very busy in the Ivy house........

As you can tell by my lack of blogging it is very busy in the Ivy house. I feel so out of sorts because I long to have some sort of order and schedule going and that is not happening at all. I thought that while Ryan was home with me it would be the best time to make some changes and he could be there to help. We switched Haylee to whole milk instead of formula out of a sippy cup instead of a bottle. We still give her formula if we are out of the house but she is all whole milk at home. That went better than I thought but I think she is more upset about baby sister taking her place in mommy's lap. That seems to be her biggest complaint. Tyler is doing very good just a little acting out when he isn't getting enough attention. Katelynn is much like Haylee was at night. For instance....I got 3 hours of sleep last night! I do believe we have a colic baby on our hands. Unfortunately her pumpkin hours are from about 10 or 11pm to 1 or 2am! So I get to sleep from 2 til 5am and then Ryan gets up for work and it is time for Katelynn to feed again. Because nursing isn't going so well I have to pump about this time of the morning and by the time I am done with all of that Haylee is waking up. I know things will get better and more sleep will come but man it is tough. One good thing going for me is that it hasn't been that long since I was up all hours of the night dealing with a colic baby so it isn't as bad as it was when I had Haylee. I feel like the morning is worse though. Haylee wants to cuddle and Katelynn is crying and Tyler is hungry. I just want to get a schedule going and cant wait for that to happen. So enough of my complaining, here are a few pictures to share with you!

Mommy and Katelynn

She looks most like Tyler to me and we think she has brown eyes!

Haylee had fun with me at the hospital until she saw her new sister. She wanted to climb in the hospital crib to get her.

Proud big brother!

Sweet kisses!

After we got home. Sleeping on tummy trying to help out the gas bubbles!

Kissable lips!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Grow People........

I saw this T shirt not too long after I got pregnant with Katelynn. Actually Ryan found it and said this is perfect for you Robin and held it up to me in the store. I never did get it but still think it is cute! I thought before I "stop growing people" I would share the cute shirt with you. I am kinda sad (but only a little bit) to think about this baby possibly being my last child. I know every mom goes through that feeling. Seeing that I have pretty much been pregnant for 2 years now....I almost want to burn my maternity clothes (not yours Laura or Deanna)! I don't even remember what regular clothes I have in my closet but I am very anxious to get back in them. I am very excited to sleep on my tummy (for the little time I will be able to sleep!) I cant wait to be one body and I am looking forward to seeing my OB/Gyn once a year like every other woman. I am sure they are tired of seeing my face and belly and other things too! So just a few emotions as I draw near to the end of what could possibly be the end of having children. We haven't decided on birth control yet but seeing that I got pregnant on the pill 2 times we might look at doing something different. Ryan is not wanting to do anything permanent yet because we are still young and wants the option to be there if something were to happen to 1 or all of our kids. I pray we never have that happens Dear Lord! I will reevaluate how I feel after I am not pregnant for a while. I don't think I could give it a good solid solution right now. Don't get me wrong, we are not wanting anymore right now and think a family of 5 is plenty and perfect for us right now. We will just see what options are best for us. I am about to go to my last OB appt for Katelynn and I will give everyone a update if there is one. Basically I haven't changed since the last one and she is giving me the option if I want to do the 3rd treatment or not. She was hoping it would change/progress my cervix but she hates to put me through all of the pain and it not change me. So as it stands right now it looks like Monday will be the day. If I have changes today I will let ya know! Off for now....see ya!

Friday, August 08, 2008

The fun day I had yesterday.....

Okay, that was painful! So I got there yesterday at 10am and they asked me all of the questions and I found out that I hadn't registered yet. I told the nurse I just had a baby here in September, am I not still in the computer? Well, evidently I have to re-register for this delivery. So after doing the paperwork and answering tons of questions they got started on the "gel" stuff at about 10:45. They checked me first and I am still dilated 1-2cm (really 1 and a wiggle is what she said) and I am 40% effaced.

After starting the gel she told me they would leave me on the monitor for about 30 minutes to watch Katelynn's heart rate and see if I have any contractions. If Katelynn and I were doing good she would have me go walk for 30 min come back check Katelynn's heart rate and then walk again for 30 more minutes. I started feeling contractions about 20 minutes later but they weren't showing up on the monitor.

Off I go to walk for 30 minutes. My mom had the kids up there with her at work and so she came back over to the hospital to walk with me. We went to the mommy/baby boutique to exchange my pajama's my mom got for me to wear in the hospital. I was hurting so bad I couldn't see straight. It was a different hurt that I hadn't felt before. Severe pressure and the only thing that helped was to sit down. It was excruciating! I hated to be a complainer but I went ahead and told her when I went back that I was experiencing severe pressure. I didn't feel like a contraction but maybe more like a constant cramp. She said "good, maybe it's working".

I went and walked 30 more minutes and dreaded every step. In fact I stopped and sat down a couple of times to catch my breath. I got back and got hooked back up on the monitor but still nothing showing up on the monitor. They checked me before I left and I was "unchanged". Now I was supposed to pack up my kids and go home. I was no where feeling like doing anything but to lay in bed. It was so painful that I had Ryan come home a little early to help me. Thankfully Haylee was in need of a big nap and I didn't have to get up much with her. The 2 times I did get up was to make a bottle and to change a dirty diaper. I thought I was going to die. I thought my water was about to break any minute. My contractions were coming every 5-7 minutes or so but it was a walk in the park compared to the other pain.

At about 6:00 or so I started feeling more relief from the severe pressure but was still having the contractions. They were pretty regular and I thought I need to go get a shower and see if that will help relax me. I did just that and then ate a great dinner my parents had come over to fix. By 8:00 I barely had anymore pain and the contractions were tapering off as well. I was relieved but kinda bummed that things were ending.

We will have another chance to go through this on Monday and I will be better prepared for what is coming and the pain I am going to feel. Please pray that Monday's "gel" treatment will at least make me progress in some way. So frustrating to go through all of that and to stay the same. I want it to help things along even if I don't go into labor on my own I don't want this to be for nothing! Thank you for your prayers.

So this was my day...how was yours?

Thursday, August 07, 2008

See no evil....Hear no evil!

Some of you might remember this picture from a while back
This is how she used to eat her bottles:

This is how she eats her bottles now! I think it is a comfort thing because she just gently holds her ears.

I think it is really cute except I need her to hold her bottles. She knows how to but would rather hold her ears. If I make her hold her bottle, she wont finish it and the bottle is wasted and she gets hungry sooner.

What to do? Silly girl I am about to have to feed your sister every 3 hours. I guess I can breast feed and bottle feed at the same time. Haylee will turn one pretty soon and we will try to do away with the bottle ASAP. Tyler did great going from bottle formula to sippy cup of milk but Haylee is all together different than him and I am not sure it will be as easy!

Pretty girl!

Another Katelynn update.....

Well , I had my appointment with my OB yesterday. Katelynn is doing great and measuring to be about 9 lb 1 oz give or take a pound they say (hopefully take a pound.) Everything looks fine on the sonogram and she is head down now! Yay! I am dilated 1cm and she is sending me today to Labor and Delivery Triage to have the 1st of 3 doses of the prostin gel to be administered. I will go back on Monday and have another dose of it and then I have my appt Wed. Then, one last dose of the gel again on Thurs. and my induction is scheduled for Mon the 18th. So if I don't go sooner with these treatments then we will see Katelynn in about a week and a half. Please be praying for everything to be safe and for Katelynn and I to stay healthy. Pray for a smooth delivery as well! I will try to update more if I can.