Monday, March 9, 2009

2 1/2 Weeks already?!

I can hardly believe that Brycen is two and a half weeks old already!! Lets see, these past weeks have been filled...

-Scott is the Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, and they made it to the Playoffs. Would you believe their game was the Thursday I had the baby?? Since we had the baby at 8:01am he was able to make it to the school by 12:30pm to catch the bus and head to the soccer game. He was excited to share our good news and photos of Brycen.
-Scott took Thursday and Friday off work so he could stay at the hospital with me.
-My Parents came up on Thursday afternoon. We had my moms help for a week :) Thanks mom!!
-Jacen went potty on the toilet once a day for 4 days. Who thought you would have a baby on Thursday and be potty training your toddler Sunday. Lets just say he really wanted a Hershey Kiss.
-Brycen got his first sponge bath at home :)
-Jacen got his hair cut.
-We got Jacen's two year old pictures taken at JC Penney's. Can't wait to share them with you, they are so dang cute!!

-Scott and I took Jacen to the park. Brycen had time with Grandma at home.
-Scott and I got to go out to eat. We wnt to a Japenese Resturant that Scott has been wanting to go to for awhile now. It didn't sound good while I was pregnant. Thanks mom for letting us have a night out :)
-I got released as the Activity Day Leader on Sunday March 1st. I am still the Relief Society Secretary.
-Scott took Monday and Tuesday (March 2nd and 3rd) off from work. And just in time too. Jacen woke up at 2am with a 101.2 temp. He took care of Jacen while I took care of Brycen, those two nights.
-Then Wednesday he went back to work. I woke up to feed the baby at 4am to find that Scott was in the guest room with Jacen. Come to find out they were in there basically the whole night. What a great husband.
-We have taken many are a couple :)

-Jacen is getting over his sickness...unfortunately I got it on Thursday!! I didn't have much of a voice Friday and Saturday, and spent most of the day speachless or wispering.
-Jacen loves sports. He is always wanting to play basketball, baseball, football, or soccer. Here is a film of our great basketball player. Enjoy!!

Brycen's Story

Since my Amniotic Fluid was low my doctor was keeping a close eye on me. He had set the date of Friday, February 20th to be induced. On Thursday at 3:15am I had my first contraction, and was spotting. (I had the same experience when I was in labor with Jacen.) I gave Scott the heads up, took a shower, finished packing the bags, etc. Scott tried to get a substitute online. With him having a Playoff game that same day, he already had a substitute for 6th period. The computer wouldn't allow him to get a sub for the whole day. He tried calling the school, the district office, etc. No answering machines!! He emailed the Principal's Secretary about me being in labor and attached his lesson plans. I called our friend, Irene Palmer, at 4:30am. She came over to be with Jacen (since my parents weren't coming until that evening for the induction the following day.)

We got to the hospital at 5:30am. I was offered a wheelchair, but I thought I could make it on my own to the maternity ward. We had to stop for a contraction and our escort offered to go get me a wheelchair...we probably wouldn't have made it I took the offer. I was admitted at 5:58am and was dilated to a 6. At 6:58 they broke my water. The local they gave me was starting to wear off so I started pushing even though I wasn't 100% effaced. Brycen's heart rate would drop as I pushed, so on my 4th pushing contraction the doctor used the vacuum to get him out. Sure enough the cord was wrapped around his neck. He was born at 8:01am at 7 pounds 7 ounces and 20inches long.