Saturday, August 16, 2008

Jay's Debut

Oh how we love our lil man!!!
WE are so happy to have him.

For those who want details:
We called at 5:00am for a bed and they we're full. They said that they will call us when they have an opening. 7:45 the phone rang, they we're ready for us. The nurse started a slow drip of pitocin and I was on my way. My Dr. came in at 10:00 broke my water and ordered my epidural. I told the hospital staff that I wanted to have the baby no later than 2:00pm (it was my cut off time) I was dilated to a three at this point. That amazing anesthesiologist was in and I was starting to feel it's effects by 11:00. I literally felt very few contractions. Thing seemed to slow down and we we're frustrated. The nurse checked my progress at 1:00 and I was only dilated to a 4. We thought for sure we weren't going to make our time. The nurse left and we watched T.V. the baby's heart rate kept dropping and sounding the alarm. This made us nervous. The second time it happened Jappy voiced his concern to the nurse. She told him that she wanted to see how things we're progressing. She said when the heart rate drops it means the baby is about ready. 1:10 I was at a 6 and she called the Dr. and told her to head our way that we we're close. 1:30 He was ready and still no Dr. 1:45 the nurse called the Dr. from my room and asked her where she was. She was just outside the door. She barely had time to get dressed. cause he was born 6 min. later @ 1:51 p.m. I made my 2:00 cutoff time! It only took three quick pushes, and he was here.
We had a resident helping with the delivery. At one point we did hear our Dr. say to him "Don't drop him" That didn't make Jappy very happy cause he saw the resident almost drop him. But to his defense Jay was very slimy. (My girls weren't that slimy)
He is a healthy 7lbs 6 oz and 20 3/4 in. Seriously the easiest labor ever. I kept telling our Dr. I really don't feel like I just had a baby. I still feel really good.
Jay is a good baby. I don't know if him being a boy, or if feeling that he is our last baby makes everything a lil sweeter. I don't even mind getting up in the middle of the night with him. (Last night he was awake from 3-6am) He is so cuddly and just dang cute. We fight over who's turn it is to hold him. My mom comes Thursday and we'll have to contend with her when she gets here.

Thursday night we were looking at his hands and behold he is the 4th generation with crooked pinkies. He's the one and only. You have to look close but they are crooked.
Finally one of our children has a trait of mine.

He's not lacking in the hair dept.

We have said all along we love our ward and our friends here. Thank you everyone for the phone calls, dinner's, gifts,and play dates with our girls. We feel so Blessed!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More Pictures of Jay

This isn't a pretty layout but Jen can fix it when she gets back!!

Jen the morning of
The Weigh in

Brooklyn happy to be a big sister
Mady with all her motherly instincts
After his bath with a mohawk

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Flinstones, and I Love Lucy

What do the Flinstones, I love Lucy and the Jeppsen's all have in common??
Separate BEDS.
With being large and uncomfortable we find it easier for Jappy to sleep elsewhere. We bring a mattress up from the spare bedroom and put it on the floor in our room and he sleeps there, while I'm in our bed. Weird I know but it has helped him sleep when I'm getting up (every 2 hours for the bathroom) and it helps me sleeps when he's tossing, and turning, and snoring. He's also picked up a habit of stealing my pillow in the middle of the night, right out from under my head. This I do NOT appreciate.
After the baby we'll take the mattress back down stairs, and hopefully we can share again.
Tuesday is still the BIG day. We LOVE our Dr. She is Fabulous!! She wants to do anything she can to put us at ease and make things comfortable and to get this baby out ASAP. I Love it!!
The girls are going to have a sleep over at a friends Monday night and spend Tuesday playing. We have had lots of offers for them to stay places, We're so grateful for the great families here.
We are ready for our lil man and are anxious to see him face to face.
Jappy will be the one posting while I'm in the hospital so we'll see how he does. I'll have to give him one more crash course on posting. Enjoy your weekend.