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03/12

Little Dallin

10:31 am by Janelle. Filed under: News

I should have put up some information awhile ago but yes, we did have the baby finally! He came on the 13th of March at 3:30 in the morning. And here is the story.

In my head I kept thinking the baby’s due date was the 29th of February…as I have said on here before…and I just kept thinking the doctor was wrong about the 9th of March…well, the 29th came and went…then the 9th came and went. At that point I was getting a little frustrated.  I had walked and walked, eaten every food that was thought to help labor along, tried whatever the doctor suggested and still no baby. On the 11th I walked over 7 miles all together that day. Contractions would come as I walked but then go away when I stopped. Monday I thought that something might be going on but the contractions were not all that regular and they were coming about 10 or more minutes apart. Still not good enough to go into the hospital. Finally around 5 that evening i was getting tired of these contractions that I knew were labor contractions but weren’t getting much closer, just stronger so I thought we could go into the hospital just to see if anything was happening. We got there and apparently everyone else decided that it was a good day to have a baby because they were so full that people didn’t have rooms and they were having to sit in operation rooms until something opened up. I was dialated to a 3 but nothing happened in the hour I was there so they sent me home and told me to come back at 10 the next morning and they would induce me. I didn’t think I would make it that long (at least I hoped) so I went home and we just hung out for a few hours.

Shaun fell asleep but I could feel my contractions getting stronger. Finally around midnight I told him we should go back in. When we got there things had died down so they checked me and I was at 5-6cm dilated! HOORAY! Since I made it all the way with Ada without an epidural I decided to see how far I could make it without one this time. Plus I didn’t want anything slowing down the process I was just ready to get this kid out! It was hard becuase my mom had the kids so she wasn’t there and Shaun doesn’t do well in a hospital setting…he gets a little queasy when he sees people in pain so I was trying really hard to not look like I was in pain…mostly near the end during transition. I kept thinking, “where is that urge to push?!” Because i knew once I felt that I was almost done. Finally I felt like I was ready and the nurse said I was ALMOST there so she would come back in 15 minutes…longest 15 minutes ever.

With Ada it was one push and she was out so I expected that with this one…I should know not to compare labors…this time pushing was a lot harder! I just kept saying, “Come out kid! just come out!” He ended up being quite a bit bigger than any of my other kids so that may have been the reason for him taking a little bit longer. He was finally born on Tuesday march 13th (Same day as his cousin Marielle!) around 3:30 am and weighed 8lb 4oz and was 20.5 inches long. Everything went really well and I was so excited to have a healthy baby and to not be pregnant anymore!!

Now it has been 2 weeks since his birth and he now weighs 10 lb 1 oz! He is obviously eating well :) We named him Dallin Timothy Edwards and as with the other kids, that wasn’t the name we had gone into the hospital thinking we were going to name him but we like it! He is a little doll and the other kids love him…ok, Preston loved him from the start but Ada has taken her time to decide she likes the little guy. I’m not totally sure if she does but at least she isn’t trying to terrorize the poor kid!

So, that’s the story. We are all doing well! Lots of pictures below…Lots.

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07

03/12

Baby Update

1:12 pm by Janelle. Filed under: News

I had a doctor appointment this morning and after looking at my ultrasounds she said she was pretty confident about March 9th being the due date but they will induce me next weekend if the baby isn’t here by then. SO…at least I know that I only have 10 days left, MAX, if this baby doesn’t come out before then! Now I at least have an end in sight! Hooray! Though I really hope that my body kicks it into gear before I need to be induced! We will keep praying.