week 2

well, week 2 of me on my own for the evenings has started - I am surviving.
Grayson still hasn't gotten into a regular pattern yet, but it's coming. Today I had to sleep in until 11 because he was just not cooperating last night. So some nights are good, and I get just enough sleep, and others are not so good.
The sad thing is that since I slept in we didn't have time to do family home evening with Thomas before Tyson left for work. We will do it tomorrow - but Thomas KNOWS it's supposed to be on Wednesdays.

We have started the real House hunting process. Saw our first 2 homes on Sat. LOVED the first house we saw, but the location was just the worst possible spot. The second house was "scarey beyond all reason" LOL
There are not very many homes in our price range right now that aren't tiny (900 - 1100 sq. ft.) and we don't see the point of buying a home that is pretty much the same size as our tiny apartment that we are busting out of already.

so that is what is new with us so far


one more day

until Tyson goes back to work.
THAT is going to be a bigger adjustment for us than just bringing baby home.
Grayson still has his days and nights mixed up - right now it is a quarter to midnight, and he is in full "I AM AWAKE and so gosh darn CUTE" phase of the day. He also likes to be really fussy right around the time Thomas gets ready for bed, so something is going to have to change with that. And I am going to be alone in the evenings to deal with it on my own.

Grayson had a 2 week check up this week - he is a darn good eater - he went from loosing weight on his 2 day check up (6 lb. 15 oz.) to getting all cute and chunky at 8 lbs. 12 oz. Doc says he is looking really good. His little umbilical cord stump has fallen off already too. Thomas is glad about that - he would tell us everytime Grayson was getting his diaper changed, that he would have a normal bellybutton in a few weeks just like his big brother Thomas.

Thomas loves his little brother. He has to know where he is all the time. Thomas has really good hearing (sensitive little ears) - and can hear all Grayson's little groans and grunts all the way in our room (when he is sleeping in his little crib) - and will go running back there to make sure his little brother is ok. Then I think he usually pokes him, and Grayson cries, and Thomas comes running back out here and tells us that Grayson is sad and needs mommy or daddy.

I am feeling pretty good, besides the lack of sleep. My "pregnancy nose" is finally gone, I dropped most of the weight I gained, and the pregnancy breakouts seem to be going away too, I am almost back to being myself.

Tyson has LOVED his 3 week vacation. He has been so extreemly helpful - especially with Thomas, and diaper changes for Grayson. He is not excited about returning to work - but he does say that he is glad he is the bread winner in the house, cuz being the stay at home parent is tough work. I am glad he understands that there is more to staying home than "watching TV all day and eating bon bons".
I am a little sad for Thomas. Daddy is the one who plays all the FUN games, while mommy is more of the read books and color pictures boring stuff. And with Winter continuing (darn groundhog) Thomas really needs to have that rough and tumble time with Daddy to burn off all that energy that he would otherwise get to burn off outside in the summertime.

so that is what is new with our little family... it's midnight now, and I wonder when I am going to get to go to bed tonight.... those bright little eyes are telling me, it's not anytime soon.


My Birth Story!!!!

Tuesday morning I called Labor and Delivery to schedule my induction. They said “Call back around 7pm.” So we took the time on Tuesday to get laundry and dishes done and pick up the house a bit. We got Thomas all packed up and ready to go to Grandmas house for his overnight stays. We ended up not leaving the house to head to Grandmas until almost 7 pm - so once we made it thru the canyon, I called the hospital. “come on in” they said this time. So I called Mom and she met us at the hospital and took Thomas home with her.

I got started on Cervidill (sp?) that night. They got me all hooked up with IVs and stuff (they had to poke and prod me 4 times, because I was so swollen with water retention - so that took over a half hour and was like HELL)
Tyson and I stayed up watching “How I Met Your Mother” until the sleep aid they gave me kicked in and we went to sleep.
7 am the next morning, we started the actual Induction process. The pitocin was started at 9 am - and I got “in line” for an epidural, since the anistisologist (sp?) was already at the hospital for several other ladies who were all being induced that morning as well (one lady was having baby #8 :shock: ) I got that at 10 - It was fun to watch the contractions on the screen next to me, and not have to feel a thing. So the progress lasted about 4 hours - so at 1pm, the contractions started getting stronger and closer together -

At just before 2 pm I felt Grayson “engage” - and suddenly I started having a horrible pain in my back. I gave myself a punch of the epidural button and called in the nurse. She got me all checked out and said I had progressed from a 5cm at 1:00 to 10 cm just before 2:00. She said I could give myself another punch of the epidural, which I did while we waited for Doc to get ready.

As soon as doc was ready, he said give me a push with the contraction - I pushed 3 times - and he said “one more like that and that should do it” - - I was shocked - but VERY HAPPY to hear that. So I gave 3 more pushes with the next contraction and Grayson was born. (6 pushes in about 1 minute! I am claiming bragging rights for doing so good J )

Grayson Gordon was born at 2:08 pm, weighed 7lbs. 6 oz. and was 19 ½ inches long.