Thursday, October 28, 2010


-Today he's 3 weeks and 3 days old.
-He's outgrown newborn diapers.
-I have 3 lbs to go until I'm down to pre-baby weight! (although I plan to keep going)
-He sleeps from about 10-2 and 3:30-7ish, as well as periodically throughout the day.
-He rolled over twice a few days ago but, I think it was a fluke thing.
-He's super strong.
-He grunts while he a lot.
-He laughs and smiles while he sleeps, too...just not as much as he grunts.
-Daddy can't wait to get home every day to see him!
-Ross and I "fight" over who gets to hold him.
-We've made several outings on our own and I'm pretty excited that we can do it!

Monday, October 25, 2010

hardest mom day so far

day 21: wow. today has been BRUTAL. we were up from 2-9 last night. i'm not sure what was wrong with the little guy! he would sleep for a few minutes at a time and then wake up and cry, cry, cry. he's not much of a crier, so i'm not really sure what was going on. then, all day today he's been super cranky! why??? add to that the suck-tastic diapers we are trying to use up and we've had two blow-outs in the last few hours. fabulous. he's finally asleep now and i got some time to eat a bite...right after a super wind blew down the back fence...completely flat...yeah!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Stroll

Today we went for a Sunday stroll in the park. Daddy had the's what he captured. Just look at that sweet little boy! OMGoodness!!

Big stretch!!

Happy Momma!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Family Portrait

Sweet little family portrait!

Grandma's (priceless) advice

The dirt will stay but that baby's gonna grow.
(in regards to me not getting house work done since C's been born)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Not that bad! (the labor story)

Here's the birth story. When people ask me how it was, my answer is "not that bad!" I mean, don't get me wrong, it super sucked. (I was mad at Eve the entire time.) It just wasn't as bad as I had expected!

On Friday, Oct 1, I went into L&D because my blood pressure was pretty high. They ran some tests, checked me out and I was still only 2 cm, so we went home. I was put on bed rest for the weekend...not like serious bed rest...just like, stay on the couch and be lazy bed rest.

Fast forward to last Sunday night. Ross and I both took Benadryl to ensure a good night's rest...haha. Nice timing. Ross and I got in bed and I, of course, couldn't sleep so I read. At 11:10 I needed to go to the bathroom. When I got up, I was all sorts of wet. I thought I had wet my pants super bad. (like worse than a kindergartner) I went into the bathroom and had another huge gush. Hmm... I came out and whispered to Ross, "Hey babe, I think my water just broke." He shot up out of the bed and was dressed in under .5 seconds. He said that we needed to go to the hospital but I wasn't convinced. I didn't want to be the person who goes to Labor and Delivery only to be told that they peed themselves. We called the on-call doctor because, of course, mine was out that weekend. I told her that I thought my water had just broken and in a super condescending way she asked me, "Is this your first baby?" Hmm... Not nice. Anywhoo...she said to go up to L&D to get checked out. It was around this time that I started having severe contractions.

When we left the house the contractions were 17 minutes apart. When we got to the hospital (25 minutes away), they were 2 minutes apart...Can we say moving fast??? I was 3 cm when we got there and the nurse confirmed that no, I had not wet my pants. My water had broken and we would be having a baby that night!!! (brief moments of freaking out)

The contractions were super intense and after about 30 minutes I was begging for a c-section. The nurse told me no. I was so mad I wanted to punch her in the face, seriously. She also wouldn't let me have an epidural until I had taken in 2 bags of I.V. fluid. Again...wanted to punch her. Finally, the fluid was done so I got my glorious epidural!!! (I <3 anesthesiologists) It was WAY better after that but was still waaaay painful. Somewhere during all of that I progressed from 3 to 9 cm in about 2 hours. Again...Can we say moving fast??? Once he was in the right spot, I pushed 6 times and he was out! No episiotomy. One internal stitch. 6 1/2 hours from water breaking to baby arrival. No bad words! (Ok, I did say that it "hurt like hell" but I think I'm entitled to that one.) I'm one lucky lady!

The first part of him I saw was his sweet little hand. It rose above the blue sheet that was covering me and I just lost it. A few seconds later they lifted him up and placed him on my chest. Ross cut the cord and we both cried and cried. It was amazing. So sweet. So real. For the next few days the only prayer that I could muster up was "Thank you, God." I would look at Carson and Ross and just be overwhelmed with thanks. The experience was beyond words. We are blessed.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Carson Reid Whigham

He is here! Praise the Lord!

7 lb 5 oz
20 1/2 inches
5:35 am

Friday, October 1, 2010

Not today...

We are back from the hospital. Today I was bleeding a little so I called the doctor. She said to come into Labor and Delivery. I called Ross and he met me there. I was pretty convinced that I wasn't in labor but the doctor said go, so we went...just to get all checked out. 4 hours later we left...without a baby and with doctor ordered bed rest until Monday, when I'll go back to see her. My blood pressure was really high at the hospital. I think it was because of two things. 1) The baby was really hurting me when we got in there and when he stopped hurting, my BP went down and 2) I was laying on my back and when she told me to switch to my side, it went down. The nurse said that when you're on your back you are pressing on a big vein that slows down the blood to your heart, thus raising your BP. And finally, at Monday's appointment, the doctor said we will discuss possible getting this baby out this week!!! Wahoo!!!

PS: It was a pretty fabulous way for Ross to get off early on a Friday!