Monday at 2 we went in for what I hoped to be our last doctor's appointment with Dr. Thomas before we got to meet the new baby. I was 39 weeks pregnant and 4 days. I was READY!!!
Luckily Dr. Thomas and baby were in agreeance with me! I was scheduled to come in the next morning Tuesday the 25th to be induced at 5am.
That night we went to Wal-Mart and out to eat at Rib Crib with my in-laws and the girls. Then we came home to pack our bags. The girls stayed with Papa and Nonnie starting Monday night thru Thursday night - which they LOVED. So Monday night it was just Jonathan and me and we tried to get some sleep. I was so anxious and excited it took me awhile to get asleep, but I knew the 4am alarm clock was going to come very very soon.
It felt like Christmas morning when I woke up and I yelled, "We get to meet our baby today!!!!!" Poor Jonathan I think was still a little sleepy!
When we got to the hospital we unpacked our bags and got settled in and then things started off a little rocky. I've got weird veins and getting an IV in is usually next to impossible and this time was no different. The first 4 tries with 2 different nurses were unsuccessful. It caused nausea and I was close to passing out each time - I'm guessing my blood pressure kept dropping. It would last for about 2 minutes then I would snap out of it and say ok, let's try this again. The nurses were super sweet, it's just my weird veins. Jonathan is so sweet - that is his least favorite part. He hates to see me hurting and I think I freaked him out with the fainting spell. So they called in a nurse from the ER to attempt the 5th try - BAM! Whoa. IV done.
I thought it would be weird to have a newborn in the house again, but it feels so right. He was meant to be a part of this family. He fits in so well. He's a laid back little guy and just sleeps and sleeps. And does some eating and pooping too. That's one thing that has been different - I have yet to master those diapers. The pee goes everywhere! :)
The girls came home Friday and I was so happy for them to be home. I love that we were all 5 home together. We have adjusted well to having a baby in the house. The weekend came and then we had 2 snow days and I for one have loved being locked in this house. I'm thankful Jonathan was able to take the time off of work.
Zeke has slept well. He gets up around 2 and 5 to eat and poop and then he goes back to sleep. I can't complain on the amount of sleep I have been getting. I have felt rested and am thankful for a husband that helps so much. It's been nice to each "take a night shift". He is sleeping in a rock and play sleeper next to my bed and really seems to like it. I forgot how much worrying happens when you have a newborn.
I asked Jonathan if there was anything he wanted to add and he said, "Did you mention how perfect he is?!"