Sunday, August 28, 2011

The boys in my life

I got the cutest picture of Seth with Max and Kyle. I thought it was a good father son picture. Seth was pretty proud of his two boys. And although Haylee and I are not all too thrilled about being out numbered in the house now, we still sure do love these boys. And I think they still know that the girls run the show.

So far Kyle is not too upset about Max coming into the family. For the most part he just keeps his distance. Every now and then he tries to put his pacifier in his mouth when he cries, or kisses his head. He has held him a couple of times and has really liked that. I am grateful he hasn't tried to hit or hurt the baby at all. I can tell sometimes that he gets a little jealous and upset that Mommy is holding the baby but he is doing ok with it. I think he and Daddy have gotten a little closer also because I have been so busy with the baby Kyle and Haylee have spent more time with Seth. I think that might actually be good for them. I feel guilty sometimes that I can't spend as much time with him as usual and he doesn't understand that but I just hope he isn't too affected by the change and that these boys can be good friends in the future.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Kyle!!

I can't believe that my little guy is already two years old. I felt a little bad that we couldn't celebrate his birthday on his actual birthday but I was a little busy in the hospital having his brother Max. Luckily he is two and didn't notice. So we had a little get together to have him open his presents and have some cake. He has gotten the hang of the birthday thing. He can sing almost the whole happy birthday song and it is the cutest thing. He will sing the song and then blow like he is blowing out his candles. He also has gotten pretty good at opening his presents.

He got some cute things for his birthday. He has really been into trains and cars lately. He got a couple of train sets and some cute clothes.

His favorate present was probably his scooter though. He has been obsessed with Haylee old scooter for a while now. He is actually pretty good at it too. It makes me a little nervous though, I wanted to get him a tricycle for his birthday but I knew he would like this more. He doesn't seem interested in Haylees old tricycle either. He was really excited about his scooter and rode it around the house. I just hope I don't regret getting this for him.

He picked out his own birthday cake. He got one that had a little truck on it. He pointed to it and said "vroom vroom" that is how he says car or truck. He was excited to get to take it off his cake and play with it also

He also got a special birthday present this year. His little brother Max was born on his birthday. I was so disappointed that I had him on that day and that they will have to share their birthdays from now on but we will just have to make it work. Maybe it will turn out to be something that they will like. So Happy Birthday Kyle, here is your little brother.

He had a pretty good birthday and had fun playing with his trains and other toys all night.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Welcome Max!!

So our little boy finally arrived on friday morning at 4am. This was not exactly what I wanted because friday was also Kyles birthday. So now I have two little boys who share the same birthday. Oh well!! I hope they don't hate that too much. Its funny because I always would tell people my due date and just jokingly say I just hope they aren't born on the same day. I never actually thought it would happen. My due date was the 19th of August so I thought it was more likely that it would not happen on the 12th.

We decided to go into the hospital at about 6:30 that evening after having pretty regular contractions for a couple of hours. I wanted to go in on the 11th because the doctor I like was on that night and I wanted to get him to deliver. He also told me at my appointment the day before that if I came in with contractions he would keep me. I had contractions all the time but they would always stop.
We arrived at about 7 pm and they checked me and watched my contractions to see if I was actually in labor. I was about 3 cm and having pretty regular contractions. It took about 2 hours but they decided to keep me, which turned out to be a good thing because right after I got to my room the contractions got a lot worse.
I got my epidural when I was 5 cm dilated. I was pretty proud that I was able to hold out that long. I ended up not needing any pitocin at all, which is good because I was a vbac patient and pitocin also makes the contractions a lot stronger and more painful. After breaking my water it took about another 3 hours and it was time to push. I only pushed for about 5 min and he was here.
I thought it was a good experience, I liked that the doctor not only let Seth cut the cord but he also let Seth grab him and hand him to me.

This is me waiting for the action to begin. We didn't ever get a picture of the belly this time. I was a little disapointed that we didn't get around to it so my Mom took this picture so we could have a picture of him when he is still in the belly.

They put the baby on mommys tummy for an hour for skin to skin. It is supposed to be good for the baby. It helps him regulate his body temp. I liked this, to snuggle with him for awhile was nice. I didn't get to do this with my other two so it was really nice.

He came in at a wopping 8 pounds 15 ounces. He was a big boy. He was a little swollen on his face and head from the delivery so that may have had a little to do with it. I guess it also could be all the junk food I ate there at the end.

When we called and told Haylee that he was finally here. The first thing she said was, "is he wearing a costume?" We thought that was a little weird but I guess she had this theory that he was really a girl just dressed in a boys costume. It took about two seconds for her to fall in love with this little guy though, even though he is a boy. She wouldn't stop asking if she could hold him.

Kyle was a little different. He didn't really even seem to notice that there was a baby in the room. He was more interested in the light switch. But he is only two so we expected as much. I had told the nurses that it was my sons birthday so they all new that I had my baby on my other sons birthday. When he got there they all sang him happy birthday, I thought that was nice.

I was super impressed with my Mom, she was a trooper. She got up at about 7 that morning, stayed up all night and didn't go home to sleep until about 11am the next morning. She was up for more than 24 hours. She is amazing and helped me so much. I don't know what I would have done without her telling me to breath and watch the clock to make it through those contractions. She is amazing.

It is still amazing to me how different he looks now than in the hospital. His poor little face was more swollen than I realized. Seth would joke and say that he looked like a sumo wrestler because his face was so chubby and his eyes were puffy. As we got home and settled and the swelling went down he looked so different. Poor little guy, he went through a lot to get here. But he is amazing and we are so excited for him to finally be here.

Seths and Max took a nice nap when we got home. This is Seths favorate thing to do with the babies. They are pretty cute together.