Chuck E Cheese
A day at the park
uncle stan with jasmine at school party
Jasmine is now 7.5mths old
Carla will be 4 next month. I applied pre-k for Carla. Hopefully she gets into the 1st choice!
That's it, I don't have any more pictures. My computer crashed awhile ago...
|My labor story|
Like everyone else says, each pregnancy is different, each labor is different. With this pregnancy, I had mild morning sickness that last until the 11th week of the pregnancy. I had BH contractions from the start until 38th week.
Anyway, my labor wasn't easy as with my 1st. Supposely, it's easier the 2nd time around, right? NO!
Friday July 24th: I had a normal day. Picked up Carla from school, did the cooking & all that... Around 9:30pm, my contractions was getting stronger and I went to the bathroom & saw blood on my pantie. I panicked! I was freaked out!!!!!!!!!! I called my Dr. & he said to time my contractions & if they keep getting closer together & stronger, go to hospital right away. He'll call me back within 1 hour to check on me, but within that 1 hour, I couldn't bare it anymore & decided to go to hospital. I arrived at hospital & was checked in at triage & dr. did an internal measurement that came to 2cm dialated. They said they could induce me if I wanted to, but I chose not to be induced because I want this baby to come naturally on her own time. I then went home.
Saturday July 25th: My contractions was every 10 minutes for the whole day!!!!!! They are painful contractions too. Each time when I get one, I would clench my teeth & stood still for 30 second until it went away. Alan & I decided to go dr. office to get an internal exam, but I couldn't even walk to the dr. office because I had to stop in the middle of the street & wait for contractions to be over... Everyone was staring at us. We decided to call a taxi to get to the dr. office.
We arrived there & I was still 2cm dialated. Dr. said baby should be here any day now.
Then, around 7:20pm, I started to time my contractions again & was still 10 minutes apart. Around 8:00pm, my contractions was 7 minutes apart & was in excrutiating pain! I started having tears in my eyes! Then, 8:30pm, Alan said "YOU NEED TO GO TO HOSPITAL!" I got out of bed & omg, I could BARELY walk!!!
We got to the hospital & I was crying in pain & all the nurses came to me & escorted me to the room & ripped my clothes off to examine me. I was 5cm opened & was admitted right away.
I asked for epidural right away & it came 30 minutes later.
By 10pm, I was 8cm open & by 11pm, I was 9cm open. Then, it took hours for me to get to 10cm. Towards the end, I felt like I had to push. I felt like I had to take the BIGGEST DUMP! I started pushing & was feeling the contractions! I felt everythinggggggggg!!!!!!!!!! It felt like I didn't get the epidural at all. Dr. had to lower the epidural dose to make me feel something. I was in pain! I led out some poop!!!! The nurse had to clean up.
Then, by 2am, I was 10cm & was ready to really push the baby out. Some 20 mins of pushing, Jasmine was out 2:22am July 26th weighing 6 pounds 4.5 oz, 18.75 inches long.
I recall from my last birth experience, it was different than this. I don't want to get into every little details but this was harder than my 1st labor. With my 1st, it was sooooooooo much easier & painless!
I'm so glad this is over & now recovering.
I'm 15 weeks pregnant with baby #2. I'm very excited to have another baby girl on the way!!!!!!!!!!!! My EDD is 8/3/09!
The 1st few weeks I had nausea & was exhausted, but I feel fine now. I got my energy back, thank goodness. I did my 1st trimester screening & everything looked normal. I have another ultrasound coming up in March & that's to screen the whole baby to continue looking for abnormalties.
So far, I've gained 16 pounds in the past 4 mths. I was told by my doctor to control my eating if I want to deliever a baby without complication. I can't help but to eat eat eat. I am starving 24/7. I eat whatever I can find in the fridge, in the cabinet, around my desk, around my house, everywhere!!!!!!! If I see food, I'll eat.
Sometimes, I'll feel flutters in my stomach & I love that feeling. Nothing feels good when a human being grows inside of u & it begins to move...
I'm continuing to work until maybe the last 2 weeks I'm due.
Carla is turning 3 in April!!!!! We are throwing her a b-day party in school & at home. So now, I gotta find party supplies so I can have enough to feed a class of 10 kids plus teachers. She always comes to mommy & daddy & says "happy birthday to Carla on april 12th" and she knows she wants a b-day party so she's looking forward to it.