Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Sunday, December 14, 2008

He's Here!

Thomas Spencer Atwater was born at 4:34 PM on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. He weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long. He has a full head of dark hair, chubby cheeks, and opened his eyes almost immediately after he was born. It was a somewhat difficult delivery, compared to previous ones I've experienced. I did have an epidural, but for some reason, they turned it down when it came time to push. What were they thinking!? His hand was up beside his head, so it took a long time for him to be born--about 45 minutes, which is long for my babies. I've realized that I'm definitely older and more worn out this time around. However, it is all worth it in the end. Pictures of Thomas will be posted as soon as I take some.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Five More Days...

My doctor called me this morning to figure out a game plan for getting this baby here. We decided on Tuesday, the 9th. I'll show up early in the morning at the hospital and I'll get an epidural before they start pitocin, so I won't have to feel anything. Nice! It looks like our 9th will be born on the 9th. This is the only baby that will have a single digit birth date. The kids are excited for the big event. We've decided to let them stay home instead of being farmed out. That way, they can be available to come and visit and shouldn't really have to be on their own too long anyway. I told them that Dad usually stays with me during labor and delivery, and then spends a little time with the new baby before coming home. He'll likely be home that evening and available for them on subsequent days that week. If it should happen to take longer than we anticipate, we have people who could come get or stay with kids. Given my history, though, it probably won't take even all day. At least now we know when D-Day is, so we can have something to plan on.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Negative Numbers!?

It's pretty bad when there are negative days left until my due date! I had a non-stress test at the hospital yesterday. Then they made me come back an hour and a half later for another ultrasound, just to check fluid. The radiologist said that unless there was a rupture, there would be adequate fluid on anyone. I don't really get the point. Oh well. I have another NST on Friday at noon and the doctor will see me at the hospital instead of in her office then. I asked the nurse if I should come prepared and have my husband take the day off, and she said she didn't know. That figures. I wish I could just know when this was all going down, but I guess I'll just have to suffer. We will definitely be letting you all know when the blessed event finally happens, so stay tuned...