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I'm a mid twenties girl. Who has the cutest two boys ever. I'm married to the best hubby ever (aka the Man). I'm also a teacher of sixth grade with a masters degree in Education. I'd rather be busy than bored. I love things bright and beautiful and my family means the world to me.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Meet Ryker!!

So this post has been a long time in the making. I started it a few nights ago while feeding and have been slowly trying to get it done. So here he is!!

Ryker James, born April 14th, a little before 9. Weighing in at 8 lbs 9 oz and 21 1/4 inches long. 
 His older brother is absolutely smitten with him! Tucker loves singing to him and giving kisses. Everyday when I pick him up from school he asks how Ryker's day was, so sweet!!

My delivery went great. We got to the hospital around 3 and my epidural was ordered immediately. After four agonizing tries the doctor was able to get it in- holy ouch!! A bit later they broke my water then started Pitocin. My contractions stayed pretty much 3 minutes apart from about 1:30 until 6. Just like with Tucker I dilated to 6 then stayed. My doctor came in and said it was most likely going to be another four hours. And just like with Tucker, within the next hour Ryker was delivered, we aim to keep doctors on their toes ;) 

I'm healing well, mostly just trying to get used to a body without a baby. Ryker went back in for a check-up this Monday, April 22 and already weighed in at 9lbs 1 oz. He's an eater! We're getting used to a family four, I'm loving my life with my three boys!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

He's on his way!

Things started around 10:50 last night. We checked in at 3:30 and I've gotten my epidural. Today is our day! Little man I can't wait to meet you!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The I thought he'd be here

I'm trying not to dwell on the fact that I'm still pregnant. That I thought for sure this little guy was going to come early, then I thought maybe on his due date, then I thought today. Twelve is my birth date and Tucker's.
When I was with my doctor on Monday I tried to stay upbeat, I even laughed it off when she said he seemed to be pretty comfy. However, the past two days have been tough. I take Tucker to school in the morning and then I'm on my own until 2:30 when I go to get him. I planned my maternity leave thinking that this week I'd be home with a newborn, not by myself. We get phone calls, e-mails, texts, Facebook messages everyday, it's so sweet the number of people who are just as ready as we are.

I've been trying to find something small to do each day. I read blogs, check e-mails, do a craft, laundry, just something. I saw this on etsy and am attempting to make my own-
This "S" kicks mine to the curb but I still like it! 

The Man has been AMAZING. Monday night I had a little break down but the Man was right there. He's with me every night when we go for a walk and texts me throughout the day while at work. I know he's just as anxious as I am. Even Tucker has realized that we thought the baby would be here by now. 

I just keep telling myself, he's developing more inside me. I'm getting some good relaxation in before the exhaustion sets in. That I can do this until next Friday, if I have to ;)