Wednesday, August 27, 2008

More Troy

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Troy Oliver's birth story

August 15th, 2008 I woke up at 4 am with regular contractions coming every 5 min. I timed them for a couple hours until Erik woke up. I sent Erik off to work because they didn't seem to be getting any worse. They slowed down after a couple more hours, but were still coming about every 10 minutes the rest of the day. I took Brooklyn to Southcenter Mall, and we walked around for about 2 hours. I wasn't trying to start anything, it was just really hot, so we went there to cool off. We walked around for about 2 hours, and got some pretty funny comments from people. Several people asked me when I was due and when I would say "two days ago," they would reply, "oh my, you should go to the hospital!" One lady was especially concerned when I was clearly having a contraction while talking to her. Pretty funny.

August 16th, 2008 I got out of bed at 2 am because I was having regular contractions again, and I just couldn't sleep. I timed them until 6:30, then decided to hop in the shower to go to the hospital since they were consistantely coming every 4-5 minutes. Well, I called the hospital, and they said what I knew there were going to say, "Drink some water, and lay on your side because you're probably dehydrated from the heat yesterday." Ya, ya. I told the nurse I HAD been drinking water ALL night because I knew they would tell me this. It just happened to be a lunar eclipse that night as well, which apparantely brings in a lot of people for labor. Anyway, so they were full. I told her I would labor a couple hours at home then so I didn't have to wait in the waiting room. At about 8:30am, I had had enough and told Erik we were going to the hospital, I don't care if they're full, they have to admit me if I'm in labor. So we dropped Broolyn off around 9:15 with our good friends and we headed to the hospital. Dropping her off hurt more than the contractions.

We get to the hospital and they send me into triage to be monitored for a while. My blood pressure was really high when I came in, so they wanted to pay attention to that. It went down to it's normal rate after about an hour. Since my Dr. was out of town, I was relying on the on-call Dr. to admit me into the birthing center. Of course my contractions slowed down, so the nurse told me it probably wasn't going to happen even though I had progressed to a 3-4. Fortunately, they sped up and got worse, so the FINALLY admitted me at 1:30 pm. I was already asking for the epidural. Ok, to be honest, I was asking it when I entered triage. :)

I got the epidural at 2:30 pm and Dr. Channel broke my water right after. I was at a 5 by this point, 80% effaced and -2 station. Dr. Channel checked me again at 4, and I was still only 5-6 dilated and -1 station, so they started a pitocin drip in my I.V. By 5:30 I was at a 10 and 0 station so they had me sit up for about a 1/2 hour to labor down. I began pushing around 6:10, and Troy Oliver made his appearance at 6:24 pm, after only pushing through 2 contractions (about 5 1/2 pushes in all!). It was extremely fast. I didn't even know his head was out until they laid him on my stomach. He came out crying, which was a relief since Brooklyn was blue and not crying with the cord around her neck. They laid him on my chest right after and cleaned him up. I remember thinking, "Eww, this is kind of gross, but I can't help but kiss and love him!" I looked up at Erik and it was so sweet to see the tears in his eyes when he saw our little boy. We are very proud of our sweet little guy!

Troy Oliver Paternoster 08/16/08 8 lbs 7 oz 19 3/4 in

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Brooklyn Joy - 2 Days Old

Troy Oliver - 3 Days Old

Troy Oliver

More photos of our little buddy:

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Our little family +1

Marcie had been having contractions for the last day or two, and consistently since 2:00 am this morning.

We arrived at the hospital today at about 10:00 am and sat in triage for about 3-4 hours while they tracked her progress.At 6:24 pm on this day, August 16th 2008, Troy Oliver Paternoster blessed us with his presence after only a handfull of pushes by Marcie (much to her epidural enhanced enjoyment). He weighs 8 lbs 6.9 oz, and measures 19.75 inches. He has dark hair (for the moment) that is about an inch long (except for up front - dang mulletts).

We feel very blessed that all went well and there were no complications. Our boy has ten fingers and ten toes and a very lucky Mother, Father, and big sister.

Welcome to the world Troy Oliver Paternoster.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Our little family

So we thought Monday night was going to be our last night out with just Brooklyn before the baby was born, so we had to take a picture. She has been such a trooper these past few weeks with all the crap that has been going on. We love our little baby girl!! Also, here are a couple pictures of the dryer. Nice huh? But it could have been WAY worse. We're pretty lucky! Oh and here's just a cute picture of B.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Change of plans...

So...I didn't get in to be induced today (they had a TON of gals come in this morning and I'm not a medical emergency), and I opted out of getting my water broken. I have decided to wait it out and see what happens. I'm still not very progressed, so I may be a while, which is fine. I feel MUCH less stressed now, which is nice. Now Brooklyn and I can relax the rest of the week and just play. Also, hopefully this way, our little "visitors" will be completely gone by the time we bring our baby boy home. Ugh. I'm still feeling great, so that's a plus!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Are you kidding me??!!

All I need right now is ONE more thing to stress me out. So our stupid "new" apartment has FLEAS!!!! Unbelievable. I'm so ticked. There is new carpet (and supposedly a new carpet pad too), and they said they do some "animal removing" spray, but there are STILL fleas! So tomorrow we get to set off a flea fogger, and Monday the professionals are coming to do it again. I have to be out of the house at least 8 hours each time since I'm pregnant. May could not come soon enough (that's when our lease is up and we are FOR SURE getting out of here for good). The "funny" thing is, they kept asking us how we could have fleas like it's OUR fault. Ugh, I hate this place. Say a prayer for me so I don't kill them!!! :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Only one more week!

Well, at least until my due date. Who knows if I'll go over! But my Dr. said she would break my water next Tuesday if I don't come in on my own! She rocks!!

Monday, August 4, 2008

MORE pictures...

Ok, I know we've already posted a link for the sneak preview of our pictures, but now we have the online gallery with ALL the pictures, and I really need your help! Which pictures would you get? Help us! I guess we're biased, but Brooklyn is too cute in all the pictures!

On another note, I'm still pregnant. : ) BUT, we MAY have a baby by the weekend. We'll see. I have my appointment tomorrow. I'm feeling great though! Also, we're all moved in to our "new" apartment. I haven't organized everything yet, or hung pictures or anything, and some things are still in boxes, but we're in. Thank goodness I had Erik. He did EVERYTHING!! He even cleaned the old apartment for me. What a guy. :)

Here is the link: