Lincoln is 1 week today!
He is so sweet and snuggly and sleeps all. day. long. I am enjoying it while I can:)
Lincoln is 1 week today!
He is so sweet and snuggly and sleeps all. day. long. I am enjoying it while I can:)
On Monday, October 24th 2016, we welcomed our third child Lincoln William into this world.
My due date was November 1st and the closer I got to the date, the less “I am about to pop” I felt. At 38 weeks, my doctor told me to schedule an ultrasound at 39 weeks while I was there for my weekly check up to check fluid and growth. I couldn’t find an appointment on the same day so Monday at noon it was. Before I left for work, I called to see if they had an earlier ultrasound appointments by chance since I had a meeting at work at 1pm. Sure enough, they had a 9:30am open up and I took it!
I had my ultrasound and everything looked great (she guessed an 8.7 lb baby) but just like with Hudson, my fluid was getting pretty low. Since it was borderline low, she had to call the doctor and ask what she wanted to do. When I was called back, the tech asked if I had my bag with me which of course perked my interest. My doctor was another office so I was seen by another doctor. I was still 1cm dilated and 80% effaced (I had been like that since 35 weeks) but they wanted to induce me that day. Low fluid is exactly why I was induced with Hudson so this wasn’t really news to me.
Chris was already on standby and on the way back home. I met him at the house and then we headed to the hospital to have a baby!
From when we got there to when I was actually hooked up in a room, it took about 1 hour and half. Not too bad. They started me on pitocin around 1:45pm. 45 minutes later, my midwife came in and wanted to break my water but first I wanted an epidural (this isn’t my first rodeo). Still feeling pretty good!
By 2:45pm, an anesthesiologist was in the room and they were prepping me! Just has she was going to get started, this annoying nurse came in and asked if she could take her to another room where a patient was in a lot of pain since I wasn’t in too much pain. She asked if I minded and what was I supposed to say? No? I would have looked like a total ass. I reluctantly said yes (even the anesthesiologist looked annoyed and asked if she could just call someone else) and she was going to “be right back”. Well by 4pm, my contractions were really picked up and still no epi because of course, everyone is in c sections now. Awesome. I was not a happy camper.
Finally, after a phone call from my midwife to some people, someone appeared and I got the epi at 5:15pm and then she broke my water. The baby’s heartbeat was around 135bpm the entire time which was making me think boy more and more. From there, you just sit and wait. Oh how I love an epidural.
About a hour or so went by and I could start feeling those lovely contractions again. I could tell they didn’t have my on a strong dose of whatever an epidural is and things were starting to become painful again. Around 7pm, they have another anesthesiologist come in to “give me a boost”. Holy shit did he ever. He gave me a smaller dose of what they give women in c-sections and I could not feel a damn thing. Nothing. No pressure. Nada. My midwife checked me and sure enough, I was 10 cm but I was too numb to do anything. Again, awesome. We waited about a hour to start pushing so I could at least move more than my toes. After about 20 minutes of pushing, we welcomed a BABY BOY!!!
We did skin to skin for about a hour before they took him to be measured.
8 pounds and 11 ounces!
21 inches long!
The next morning, my parents brought Kyler and Hudson to meet their new brother.
Our first family photo 🙂
I mean look how great this is
We were home by mid afternoon on Wednesday and the kiddos were sure happy to see us after school.
Big sis is the best helper
He loves his new baby brother
It is amazing to see how much love she has for her little brothers ❤
Welcome to the world little guy! We love you so much already.
So last week I left you wondering when baby #3 would join us. I did not expect for it to be the very next day!
More to come on that entire journey but we are happy to announce…..
This sweet little guy was born on Monday and we could not be more in love ❤
We got out of the hospital Wednesday and Kyler and Hudson were so excited to have their new baby brother home with them.
Thursday we were off to the peds for Lincoln to be checked out. Super cute gift from our doctors.
I may have picked up some Halloween treats just because I wanted to 🙂
He may sleep a lot but I LOVE when he wakes up and I can see his eyes ❤
We spent the entire weekend outside…. running, bouncing, swinging, playing in the sandbox.
Even Lincoln hung out with us
Cutest butt ever
We also spent it having lots and lots of snuggles
We ventured out to our neighborhood’s Halloween Spooktacular. It wasn’t anything excited but still nice to get out for a bit.
and of course the girls
Not really sure what they are doing…
A pumpkin for each of them
First bath at home for the little one ❤
We just love our new guy and are so happy he is here!! Warning: Lots of photos to come
Our family is complete ❤
It’s been an eventful 2 weeks. Hudson ran into a column in our house and busted his chin open 😦 I knew instantly he needed to go and he was a trooper until it was time to strap him down. WORST time ever.
Checking out his new 6 stitches
Kyler scored her very first goal at soccer and was SO proud of herself
Best buds ❤
This princess fairy had fun hanging out with dad and friends while I was working
I hit up The Coop this past week which is one of my favorite places because I loveee southern food and it’s oh so amazing. Giant tenders, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, and sweet tea. Yeah I don’t care…. I have to loose it all soon anyway right? 🙂
The girls at soccer!
38.5 weeks…. getting close!
This weekend brought cool Fall air to Florida and it was AMAZING. The boys can’t wait to play soccer
Last game of the season and the Little Monsters did great!
Again, the weather was perfect so that means lots of outdoor time
Also means it’s perfect smores weather too. Fire while watching Penn State beat Ohio State, only thing missing is a hard cider.
We soaked up some more sun today. Love being able to go outside and not sweat!
Hud’s turn at the wheel!
We headed over later to celebrate Kenley and Crosby’s birthdays!
Prom pose haha
Some pretty cool superheroes if you ask me!
In other news…. we had a really bad scare this weekend with Ammo. He has always had bad gums and has had teeth pulled over the last couple of years. He hadn’t been eating great but went in for blood work about a week ago for a normal check-up and everything looked good. Thursday night, he was bleeding a tad from his teeth so we took him in Friday and sure enough, he needed 5 more pulled. After he woke up from surgery, he started bleeding everywhere and wouldn’t stop. The vet re-ran his blood work (previous was only 5 days old) and he had no platelets thus was not clotting blood. Turns out he developed an auto immune disease called ITP and it’s very serious. The vet gave him platelets and he stayed at the vet over night with around the clock care (seriously amazing, my vet was texting me every 2 hours with updates). I was a nervous wreck. My fur babies are my babies and Ammo is my first. By 5AM, his PCV levels had dropped low enough for a blood transfusion 😦 All day Saturday it was a wait and see game. We thought he would need another transfusion but his PCV levels jumped all on their own! That was great news. Our vet is in Merritt Island so he stayed with my parents to be close in case something happened. Today, he got to come home and his numbers are pretty much the same as yesterday. He will go in every day this week for checks and as long as his numbers stay the same or raise then we are out of the woods. He will be on some serious medication for the next couple of months and potentially the rest of his life.
We are just happy he is doing better and able to come home. Hoping for more good news tomorrow!
Also we are definitely on baby watch! Could be any day (which I would be totally fine with). Hoping by next weeks update maybe there will another addition??? 39 weeks Tuesday!
Trouble Maker indeed
So the week started out watching Hurricane Matthew. Growing up in Florida, you never know what these things are going to do so it’s also good to keep an eye out when they get close.
By the next day, we knew it was coming our way
It was time to get ready. Chris brought home a couple portable AC units (perks of owning an AC company) just in case we lost power.
Chris hit the stores for the hurricane necessities….
She was happy with his choices
He of course got water and all of the other good stuff 🙂
We were able to get our hands on a generator and spent the day Thursday getting ready for Hurricane Matthew to make landfall that night/early Friday morning.
By Thursday afternoon, we were starting to get some feeder bands
This track was making me nervous. Most of my family is in Merritt Island and the track at 5pm on Thursday said it was making landfall over Merritt Island as a hurricane 4. My parents decided to stay and stick out the storm so needless to say, I did not like this track. Plus, was it going to seriously loop back around?
We moved the mattress to the floor in the family room and were going to sleep out there just in case the kids got scared and because there was chance the track would shift west making it a lot worse for us. That said, we slept upstairs because these 2 couldn’t settle down downstairs 🙂
By 11pm that night, the track shifted east and it was going to a hurricane 3 instead of 4! Good news for us and great news for the east coast!!
We spent the rest of the morning watching TV (never lost DirectTV through the whole things… weird right?) and never lost power!
Once it moved out, we headed down to our friends house to let the kids run around
Saturday and Sunday were spent cleaning up the pool area. We were going to clean the patio off this weekend anyway and we moved everything off for the hurricane so it worked out.
We needed to clean out the pavers and resand.
It was a family affair
We finally decided to seal our pavers which makes me happy. Hopefully this will help keep them looking better for longer.
The poor kiddos wanted to play outside all day today but we had to wait for the sealer to dry, which when it did, made for some happy kids
She’s a good witch she says 🙂
The weather is absolutely PERFECT tonight and we can finally feel Fall in the air. Sure it won’t last for long but it’s a start 🙂
Our Pats won with Brady back, the hurricane ended up not being as bad as they thought (so thankful), and I am pushing 37 weeks pregnant. Getting so close and getting so ready.
Some of my favorites threw me a sprinkle for baby J 3. You definitely don’t expect anything for your third so that was super sweet!
My social butterfly came and of course talked it up with everyone.
Maggianos…. my favorite
So much love!
The girls, mainly Kyler, were ripping into the presents so fast. My little helpers!
Hudson thought it would be a good idea to strip his bed and move it to the closet floor. His closet now has a lock on it 🙂
Packing for Grandma’s house… pretty funny to see what she thought she needed.
Found Kyler in the baby’s room rocking lullaby Elmo to sleep. She can’t wait for the baby to get here.
My parents took the kids after soccer on Saturday so we could get some things done around the house. We had what will most likely be our last night out before the baby gets here.
We took advantage of Magical Dining at Eddie V’s
This. is. hilarious.
Meanwhile, at Grandma’s…. she found him asleep in the office at 6:30am… Not sure when he moved from his bed but apparently this looked like a good place to go to bed.
Grocery shopping with 2 kiddos is fun… especially when you get home and ask Chris why he bought this… and he says he didn’t… and Kyler says Hudson did… oh cool.
I am almost 36 weeks. Miserable. and getting ready. Can’t wait!