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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Our Birth Story

Finally, after 2 weeks, I am getting around to updating this blog with Kamdyn's birth story. It's been very crazy here in our house with having a new baby in the house and packing to move in TWO days! Aye!
Anyways, everyone knew the last few weeks of my pregnancy that I was just completely done being pregnant. With the 100 degree heat and me measuring ahead, I was so completely uncomfortable that I just wanted her out!

June 30th, we had our rummage sale. For a few days before that I was starting to feeling a lot of downward pressure but never had any braxton hicks contractions at all.

July 1st, we decided since the day before didn't go so well that we weren't going to have the rummage sale again. We ended up playing at my parents house in the morning, came home and put the boys down for their nap. I took a nap as well and woke up with some lower back pain. I had all back contractions with the boys, albeit, not very strong or uncomfortable. With the boys they just felt like a dull lower back pain. This time though, they were strong and I felt them in my stomach, too.

I laid in bed for a good hour and then started calling friends asking questions since I never had 'real' labor or contractions with the boys. I started timing and I felt them every 5-8 minutes apart. I called my doctor and was told to drink water (which I have been doing) and rest (which I also have been doing). She apparently wasn't much help.

I waited another hour and at that point they were about 3-5 minutes apart. I was told if it was false labor that drinking water, rest and possibly walking would stop them so I decided to take a walk. Total bad idea..............I made it halfway around the block before I started to feel very light headed and nauseous. I managed to make it back home and was so hot that I stripped down and sat at the bottom of a cool shower. By this time I was in so much pain that I was screaming, etc. Basically all the fun things you see on t.v.

After about another 30 minutes, I felt a little gush and thought it was my water breaking (remember, I never went through this before with my 1st pregnancy). I told K to call my parents because we had to get to the hospital.

We arrived at about 7:30pm and when I was checked I was a whopping 1cm and 50% effaced. I was given a bag of fluid, pain meds and nausea medication (because I was puking all over myself. Fun times!).

My doctor finally came in at 9:30pm to check me again and I still had no change. My contractions were still off the charts and I was given the option to wait it out or go ahead with my c-section. Being 36 weeks, I felt kind of selfish wanting to just get it done because I worried that baby KK wouldn't be totally developed, etc. but I just knew since the pain meds and fluids didn't help my contractions one bit that I couldn't go on any longer in that much pain.

Kamdyn Kay was born at 11:47pm on July 1st and weighed 6lbs 15oz. She was just perfect! I felt this connection with her instantly. Maybe it was just that I had my baby girl or because she was happy and healthy. Either way, it was another great moment in my life!

The last 2 weeks home have been crazy. Kamdyn wasn't supposed to come until July 23rd since we are moving this weekend. She had other plans and that is fine. The boys have been ok with her. They are acting out a lot and being very naughty at home so we have really started to kick disciplining into high gear. They are doing good under the stressful circumstances. Just 2 more days and we'll be in our new house and getting settled will hopefully shut down the acting out a little bit.

We are just so happy to have our little girl home and enjoy her every minute we can. I will update as I have time. With 3 under 3, I am one busy woman at times but there IS always nap time! :)



Saturday, July 7, 2012

Welcome to the world Kamdyn Kay!

My day on July 1st started out normal. Woke up, got the kids out of bed and planned out what to do that morning. A few days before, I started feeling a lot of pressure downward and wondered if it was KK starting to descend. I was feeling fine otherwise so I didn't think much of it. I was only 35 weeks and thought it was early. Apparently, she had other plans.........

That afternoon, I took a nap on the weekends like usual. I woke up with some lower back pain. About an hour later it started to get worse so I started to time when I would feel pain. It was about 5-8 minutes apart. I called the on call doctor when I started feeling it in my back and lower ab area and she said to drink water (which I had been doing) and take a walk. If that didn't help then I should go in. By the time I got up and refilled my water and got outside, I was feeling the contractions 3-5 minutes apart. I got almost around the block and started to feel really nauseous and light headed so I got home as fast as I could.

When I got upstairs, I was so hot so I stripped down and got in the cool shower. The pain got so bad so fast and I had Kevin call my parents to come over and said that we had to get to the hospital. It felt like forever for them to get to our house. I couldn't stand up because I was so light headed and felt like I was going to puke so I scooted my butt down the stairs and managed to get into the car.

Once we got to the hospital and I got into the bed, I started puking uncontrollably. I couldn't hold it in. I was checked and surprisingly I was only 1cm and 50% effaced. The doctor on call was in a surgery so I waited 2 hours for her to come check me again and I still had no change. I was given the option to wait it out or go ahead with my c-section which I had scheduled for July 23rd. My contractions were off the chart and I was in so much pain that I decided to go ahead with the c-section.

Kamdyn Kay came at 11:47pm on July 1st and weighed 6lbs 15oz. I was 36 weeks exactly!



We have been home for a few days and while it's been hard and chaotic (we are also in the midst of moving in 1 1/2 weeks), we are so happy she is here. We have had some bumps with the boys and having them act out but we are trying to work through it as best as we can.

Once I have more time, I will upload all of the gazillion pictures I have taken thus far! :)