Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Camden Scott Cary

Camden was born Monday night at 10:44 PM. He weighed 7lbs 13 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. He is perfectly healthy and such a pretty baby. We could not be any more proud. Sorry that we have not posted anything yet. We will be taking more pictures and will post them soon.
I ended up having to have a c-section. Today I finally feel like myself and will enjoy the day in the hospital. Camden was twisted up inside and was not moving down properly. I was having regular, strong contractions most of the day but I was not making enough progress from about 2 or 3 o'clock to 9:30 when the doctor came back to check. Dr. Castillo said we could try a couple of more hours but she was sure that the baby's head was turned wrong and would not come down properly. We decided to trust our doc and go in for the c-section. After a few tears from me and a big family prayer they wheeled me in and we had Camden a few minutes later.

I am sad to say that I remember very very little of his birth. They had me very heavily sedated. I remember them announcing that we had a son and then later Cliff brought Camden over to me after he'd been cleaned up. I gave him a kiss and then Cliff asked what I thought about naming him Camden. We had three names to choose from once he was born and Camden was the newest edition as of the day before. I am not sure what words I used, but I told Cliff that Camden sounded good and then I was out!! In recovery I wondered if I was remembering things correctly. When Cliff came in to the recovery room abotu an hour after Camden was born with our son I realized that 'yes,' we had a boy and we named him Camden Scott!! He was absolutely perfect. The misery of the c-section went away very qiuckly once I was able to hold him and we successfully nursed for the first time. He has been a champ in the eating area! He likes to eat. :)

I am so thankful for the family we had here waiting ALL day Monday. Cliff's parents, Kimberly, my parents, Trish, Dakota and Mimi all came to wait it out. I am certain God was in control but he sure did make us wait!!! All of these peole didn't even get to hold him that night. And poor Trish didn't even get to meet him. They had to leave Tuesday to get Dakota home since she was not feeling well. I hope that they get to come back in the next few weeks. Mimi won her bet with Dad with her prediction of the baby being a boy. I know it was a proud moment for her!

Below is the picture of us taken just before going in early Monday morning for the induction. We were excited and ready for he day knowing nothing about what we were about to experience.

Proud Aunt KK holding Camden. He was wide eyed and ready to take in the world yesterday.

I will try to get some better pictures to post soon!

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 29th

We scheduled to be induced on Monday. I haven't made much progress this week in doing it on my own so we will get some help. I will go in to the hospital Monday at 7am and pray that the medicine does the trick. My doctor said we'd have a baby by the end of the day one way or the other. Thankfully, both baby and I are both healthy. The heart rate was strong today. For that I am very, very thankful. As much as I would love for my body to just go in to labor I know that this is best considering the risks of waiting another week. Thanks for your prayers and we look forward to introducing our baby to you very soon!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Baby Update

I just got back from the doctor. No baby yet! I have made some progress (at a 3) so we agreed to wait and see what happens for another week. If baby has not come in another week she will induce me on the 29th. I am relieved to at least have an end date, but I am praying hard that God would let this baby come sometime this next week. We need the baby to drop and get this show on the road!! We'll keep you updated!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

O the waiting!

I know this isn't much of a news flash to all of you, but seriously! We will have one of these in our house very, very soon!! Whoa!!

And the anticipation is killing us. Ha! I have thoroughly enjoyed this week at home! I have done things around the house that I have been putting off, run errands that needed to get done, napped a couple of days. We got to have dinner over at Joe and Hannah's house and I was able to do lunch with my friend Elizabeth whose baby is due in April. I've gone for a couple of walks since it has been an absolutely gorgeous week. No baby yet though with all of this alternating activity and rest.

I'm trying to wrap my mind around the idea that it could still be another week or more before baby arrives. We had a minor camcorder emergency this week. I couldn't find the cord to charge the battery. I rush ordered the part I needed and got it in the mail today. The baby can officially come now that that is taken care of!

I am really excited about tomorrow. Cliff has Fridays off so tomorrow will be our first Friday to spend together in at least 2 years. Tomorrow will the first day of our new normal together. Maybe I'll make some waffles to celebrate in the morning!

Tomorrow we will also go to the doctor again. I'm pretty sure nothing has changed. I really, really hope that I do not have to be induced!! Sunday is the due date so we shall just have to continue this waiting game.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

We Wait

I haven't posted much lately. Things are sort of on hold around our house just waiting and waiting for a baby to arrive. Today is my last day of work. I am so very much looking forward to some time off of work before my new "job" begins. The "job" that I have been looking forward to for practically my whole life! I saw the doctor again yesterday. I have made a miniscule amount of progress towards the end goal. She wasn't going to make any predictions on when the baby might come or when we might schedule to be induced. I appreciate her letting this whole thing work as naturally as possible even though we are both anxious to just have this baby here!

I am feeling good for the most part. Of course sleeping is a chore at times for all of the work it takes to change sides and the constant need to go to the bathroom. Ha! Poor Cliff is probably not enjoying his sleep as much either because I end up waking him up off and on at night. He's being such trooper and patiently takes my moans and groans. He will even rub my feet every once in a while even though I know he HATES this. I have had regular swelling in my feet and hands. After really long days, like Wednesdays, it gets pretty bad and uncomfortable. And I have had swelling in my hands causing my fingers to feel tingly. Like they are constantly 'falling asleep.' The nurse said it is just carpel tunnel (sp?) and that I am lucky that it waited this long to start. I think it is just annoying!

The weekend will be nice. We, as in Cliff, will be helping Hannah and Joe move to a new place tonight. I'll be helping out where I can. Then Saturday we are going to meet Mom and Dad in Vernon and swap some furniture. They are bringing a rocking chair and a bassinet and we are going to have them take a chair that I want recovered. It will be nice to enjoy a couple of hours with them. Too bad we live to so far away!

Cliff finished up with his semester last weekend. yay! He has three weeks off until a new semester starts. I know he will enjoy not having to stay up late working on school work for a little while.

Well, that's our life in a nutshell right now. Hopefully we'll have pictures of our new baby very soon to post on here!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

This Could Go All the Way

Saw the doc this afternoon. This baby is not coming any time soon! Well, as far as we can tell. No changes and I haven't had any contractions. The baby's heart rate was strong and I have been doing well. I've committed to one more week of work so I guess this is for the best. I'll keep you all posted!

In other news, Gus is at home with his Mama and Daddy. Please keep praying for the Callender's though because Gus is still having some tummy trouble that has them pretty stressed! We love you Dom, Luke and Gus!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Good Monday Morning!

Hello world! I wish I could say I was as perky as the title suggests, however, it is Monday morning and I'd rather be at home than at work. Just wanted to update on the weekend. We have the baby bed painted and in the room. Poor Cliff could not let it go undone for another day since everyone keeps bugging him about getting it done. I am so thankful for Cliff! He has worked hard getting everything ready for the baby to arrive. I'll have to take a picture soon so you can all see how sweet the baby bed looks in the room.

Friday night we spent three hours at the coffee shop with some friends!! It was so nice and reminded me of the good old days at HPU where we could hang out with friends for hours just talking about nothing. I am thankful for the Thompson's, Mason's, and the Eliason's for showing up to hang out!

I declared Saturday pajama day and pretty much accomplished my goal until about 4pm. I had to make a home depot run for the baby bed, grabbed a sonic drink and was home the rest of the night. Cliff got us hot wings for dinner, yum! I have to say I haven't really had cravings throughout this pregnancy, but hot wings may be the closest things. I figure I shouldn't be eating Wing Stop's wings and fries after the baby comes in order to get this body back in shape so I enjoyed them Saturday. :)

And of course, Sunday was a busy busy day as usual. I managed to squeeze in a much needed hour nap though. We had lunch after church with Dr. Joel Gregory and a few of the staff members. It was fun hearing his stories! His sermon series on Joel has been eye opening and convicting.

Sorry I haven't posted pictures lately. I'll try to be better this week!