Monday, March 17, 2014

Calvin's one month old

Oh my I can not believe that my little Calvin is one month today. Time is going by way too fast. Calvin is at least 12 pounds by now and he is over 23 inches long. Ever since he was born he has been a great sleeper. By 3 weeks he was sleeping at least 7 hours straight at night. He loves to cuddle up with his dad. I love that I am the mom and if he is crying he comes to me and I can calm him down. We feel like we got the best baby ever. The only time he really cries is when we have to do tummy time with him. He is doing a really good job holding his head up and he has actually been doing that for a couple of weeks now. He is a pretty strong little guy. Oh how much I love this little guy :)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Calvin's birth story

 So I ended up having contractions on Saturday night the 15th that were 5 mins apart so we headed to the hospital. I was dilated to 1 and 1/2 and so my doc said it was ok to go ahead and we could stay and start the induction that night. I got the cytotec that night and so I just slept so I could have plenty of rest for the next day. The next morning I got the epidural at 10 30 am and started the pitocin right afterwards. By 2:30 pm I was dilated to a 3 and the doc broke my water hoping it would move things along. By that evening i was maybe to a 4 plus. Around 2 am the baby heart rate started dropping after contractions so they lowered my pitocin but then my blood pressure started dropping too because i had a contraction that would not stop.They had to completely turn off the pitocin. It was so close to the point that they were about to give me a shot to stop all the contractions. But luckily they were able to get it to be stopped. So i was off the pitocin for about 2 and 1/2 hours. At that point i was a 6. We talked to the doc during that time and he felt it was best to start it back at 4:30 and then he would check me when he came into the hospital that morning. Before we started the pitocin again at 4:30 i was a 7 plus. When he got there around 8ish i was still a 7 plus. And the baby was face down so they thought if they could get him to be face up that would help dilate me faster and so they put me in some interesting positions to try to get him to move. At 10:30 am the doc came in and I was still a 7 plus and had not progressed in 6 hours. The doc said that baby was not going to be coming naturally and we needed to have a c section. So 22 hours later of active labor we headed to the OR and Calvin was born at 12:36 pm Feb 17th.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Calvin Joseph Maxwell

Our family has finally got a new addition. Calvin was born February 17 2014. He weighed 11 pounds and 23 inches long. I have to say I was a little surprised that he was that big. I knew he was going to be big maybe 9 pounds but wow 11 pounds. When he arrived he had to go to the NICU to be check because I had a fever during labor and also because of how big he was. When they checked his sugars they were 29 and they want there sugars to be above 45. Brian then fed him a bottle and his sugars went up to 51. So they said we could have him in our room and they would come back and check his sugars again before he fed again. When they came back his sugars were 42 which was below where they wanted them and then when we fed him again his sugars only went up to 45. So they were concerned and wanted to bring him into the NICU and put him on an iv so we could stabilize his sugars.
By the 3rd day we were in the hospital we ended up finding out that he had to many fluids in his body and had low sodium so we had to stay in the NICU longer to get that taken care of. He finally got his sugars and sodium taken care of by Saturday the 22nd and was able to come home. We were fortunate that we were able to stay an extra night in the hospital with him so we never had to go home with out him. He has been such a good baby. He hardly ever cries and he is a great sleeper. We love this little man so much and so glad he is apart of our family.