Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jackson Kingsley LaRochelle

8 Pounds 2 Ounces
20.5 Inches Long
Born 3:38 EST

Happy Birthday Jackson!

One way or another we are having our baby boy today! I checked into the hospital last night at 9 and they began all the necessary procedures for the induction. I took the sleeping pill and ended up not sleeping at all because the Foley bulb was so uncomfortable and made the contractions feel worse. Finally at 4 a.m. the bulb came out and I got a little nap. At 5 a.m. they came in and started the pitocin. So far contractions are sporadic and fairly mild. Soon the doctor will come in and break my water. Hopefully things will pick up after that and we'll have a baby this afternoon! (or sooner....) So far Jackson is doing well with all this. He's still moving and rolling so much so that the nurse keeps having to come in and readjust the fetal monitor. I'm sure he's excited to come out and meet his parents! I know we can't wait. Look for our next post to include pictures of his little squishy face! YAY! I still can't believe we are going to meet our baby today. It is all very exciting and surreal.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

38+ WEEKS!

38 weeks and fingers crossed this is my last bumpage picture! I'm ready to meet Jackson!

Last week I went to the Dr and was nearly 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. Now, I've heard and read that some mommies can walk around like that for weeks but it is exciting that the process has begun! Tomorrow I go again so we'll see if there is any progress. We have gone on walks the past two nights and both times I've felt my first set of contractions. It's all so exciting!

We caved and assembled the crib. We wanted to be sure it came with all the parts...plus it's just nice to have it up! I have washed all the little clothes and sheets and while his room is not all decorated up it feels good to have a nursery. I'll see if I can get some sort of picture up next week, but in the meantime...here is Chris hard at work.

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