Saturday, January 28, 2012

Welcome to the World AVERY!

She's here!
Avery Renee Sanchez was born January 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM. She was 6lbs 8oz and 19 inches long. Just perfect!
I was scheduled to be induced on Monday (the 23rd) morning at 7am. It was so weird having your labor "scheduled." Going in to the hospital not in labor, but knowing that I would leave with a baby. Anyways, we got all checked into the hospital and by about 8am the induction process began. They first broke my water and then started me on pitocin. The contractions came on quickly and got very strong very fast. I walked around a bit and sat on the "labor" ball for awhile and then I just couldn't take the pain anymore- I wanted an epidural! About 20 minutes after I got the epidural only half of my body was numb. I could still feel the contractions very strongly on my right side. They called the anesthesiologist to come back and see if he could fix it, but it was too late- all of the sudden out of nowhere I had to push and knew that she was coming! They checked me and I was already at a 10. They
had me give one push and she was right there, so they told me to stop while they rushed around frantically getting everything ready and calling the doctor to come in. A few minutes later after only 2 more pushed Avery was here! They laid her on my chest immediately and I just stared at how beautiful she was. I was only in labor for 3 hours! She was definitely easier than Caden, who I was in labor with for 14 hours and pushed for 3 hours. I was so thankful!
We only spent one night in the hospital and came home Tuesday evening. Caden was unsure at first and it has been a big adjustment, but things are getting better each day. Caden is now smiling at and interested in his little sister and even shared some of his toys with her today. After days of hormonal breakdowns and feeling totally overwhelmed I am now feeling more like myself again and am getting into the swing of things. Everything is falling into place and I am so thankful that I get to be Caden and Avery's mom! I am very blessed!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ah, Finally...

I am so pleased to report some good news! It has been a very rough few months for me and my family and we have gone through trial after trial. I finally feel like some peace is headed our way! I just want to thank God for answered prayers and for always giving me the grace and strength to get through every situation.

Anyways, on to the good news circling my life lately. First of all, the baby is looking healthy and is head down! I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and she thinks that Avery is still under 7 lbss (thankfully!). I am now 2 1/2 cm dilated, so I progressed by 1/2cm. At least it is something! :) My due date is the 28th, but if I do not go into labor within the next week or so my doctor is going to induce me on the 23rd. It feels good to have a date set just in case and see the end in sight. I am really ready for her to be here!

I can now confidently say that I am ready for her arrival because some of my big "to-dos" are now done. I had most of the work done on my tooth a few days ago to totally finish up my root canal work. Now, in a month or so I will go back in just to have the permanent crown put in place, which should be very quick and easy.
Also, drumroll please....the carpets are fixed and the odor in the house is gone! Yay! I couldn't be happier and more relieved that it was done before Avery's arrival. After 3 weeks of living in those awful conditions we now have new carpet in the living room and dining room. It made a world of difference and I cannot smell the urine odor any longer, Praise The Lord!

So, now I can say that things are settling down and falling into place and I feel ready to meet my baby girl. I know that this "peacefulness" won't last long once she is born. It will be crazy for awhile trying to balance everything, but I know that there will be such joy with it.

I ask for your prayers that God would give me a safe and smooth delivery, that Avery would be born a very healthy baby girl, that Caden would love and accept her, that I wouldn't experience postpartum depression, and that this would be a season of peace in our lives. Thank you for all your love and support. :)
And next time, hopefully, I will be posting pictures of Avery Renee Sanchez.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another Baby So Soon?! :)

Hello 2012, nice to have you here!
Who knows what to expect this next year. The only that I can really focus on right now is the arrival of my second baby. I can't believe she will be here so soon! I had a doctor's appointment today and I found out that I am already 2 cm dilated and 80% effaced. She said that she could also feel the baby's head, which is good that she is head down! I am expected to go early, but if she doesn't come by 39 weeks then my doctor will induce me because of the kidney pain that I have been having. (By the way, Saturday I will be 37 weeks)
I just can't believe it.
I feel a bit in panic mode now, knowing that she could come early. I feel like we haven't even gotten settled into this place yet due to all the things listed in my last post. The carpet and smell still have not been fixed. Garrett called today to see where they were with that and basically we just have to wait. They better hurry, though, because I want everything done before she arrives. We still need to finish hanging our wall decor in the living room and bedroom and still need to unpack the hall closet. That is about all that needs done with the house on our part. I, also, need to finish a few things in her room and get her car seat from my mom's garage and set up in our car. Oh yeah, and then there is that hospital bag that needs packed.
My, my, my it doesn't feel real that I am going through this again and will have another baby! I really pray that Caden does well with the transition and that he loves her immediately. :)
I just have to trust in God and His timing.