Saturday, December 27, 2008

Our new arrival!!

Sorry I have taken so long to update! I'm sure all you mothers of two or more understand. Feel free to just skim through if you get bored...Little Ross 'Grant' joined our family at exactly 8:37 am Dec 17th! He weighed 6lbs 11ozs and was 19 1/2 inches long. The induction went pretty well, I would say. I had three doses of Cytotec and that did the trick. They didn't have to give any Pitocin, which I was happy about. I called the hospital at 5:30 pm and the nurses said they had room for me and told me to come in as soon as I could. Sandy took Andrew for the night, and I headed straight to the hospital where, of course, Jake was working. We ate dinner together then headed to my room. Dr. Burton was guessing it would only take one dose of cytotec and that we would be done by 2:00 am - considering the way things went with Andrew. However my body was a bit more stubborn than expected. After the first dose -at 7:30 pm, I walked around as much as I could when the nurse told me I could. I could feel frequent but light contractions after an hour or so. After the second dose, they became slightly more painful and frequent but still not strong enough. I knew it would go pretty quick after the third and final dose. The nurse didn't keep me drugged up very well so it got REALLY painful for me! I just tried to sleep through it, which didn't work. Dr. Burton came to my room at about 7:30 am. He broke my water and the contractions got alot worse. I had to wait for the anesthesiologist to drive to the hospital from home. Maybe it didn't take that long but it felt like forever!!! By the time he got there I was dilated to a 9 so instead of an epidural, he did an intrathecal - immediate relief that only lasts 1 1/2 - 2 hours. That worked perfectly because 3 pushes and not even 10 minutes later, Grant was here!!! AWESOME!! We are very happy to have him here. Even Andrew likes him sometimes. He likes to give hugs and kisses and asks to 'hold baby Gant' frequently. It's a different story, however, when I am feeding Grant and cannot give much attention to Andrew. He throws tantrums and either hits Grant or does something else he knows mommy doesn't want him to do. I don't know what I should do about it. At least I know it is just a phase! Or hopefully it is.

It has been a very tiring week. Grant has been very good though -he just likes to sleep most of the time! I have to wake him up to feed him, so I only get up twice a night with him. Not too bad. Jake has been so sick this week -PERFECT TIMING- so I don't get a whole lot of help. He has tried, occationally he'll help me with cleaning the house and changing Andrew's diapers, but most of the time he just feels like crap and has to relax. Andrew isn't feeling the best either so he wakes up in the middle of the night, too. It's a good thing I am recovering well, or I would be dying! OH WELL! Both my mom and Jake's mom have been so kind to take Andrew every now and then for a sleep over. He has had fun doing that and it has definitly helped me out!! Thank you Grandmas!!

Sorry for giving so much information. I hope I didn't bore anybody. Enjoy these pictures...

13 comments:

Adam and Kym said...

Congrats on your new arrival! Your boys are so cute!!

jill kynaston said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations!

The Lindquists said...

Congratulations! We are so glad things went well! You look great Kristina! We hope we get to see Grant in the near future!

Angie said...

Congratulations Kristina! What wonderful news and he's a beautiful baby boy. Hope your Christmas was great!

Linz and Joshua Ashcroft said...

What a Beautiful baby! Oh my gosh!!! And you look great!!! I'm glad I got to read about how it all went....I hope that everyone feels better soon :)

The Terry Clan said...

Okay so you sure do know how to make me cry! He is so adorable! I wish so badly we could have been there! Thanks for posting. The first 3 months are always the hardest. At least thats my theory! Your mom is an awesome help though and she sure does love those grand babies! Congrats to you from both me and Shane! He still can't believe his baby sister has TWO kids now! Love ya!

parkwhit said...

It was good to see you tonight. Your boys are so cute. Congratulations!

Spicer said...

Congratulations! He is adorable. I am glad to hear things went well. Hope you are feeling good and the recovery goes quickly. We are so happy for you guys!

Sheila said...

Yay! Congratulations you guys! I hope you're recovering well. And that Jake feels better soon!

The Adams family said...

Hey I found your blog off my sisters! Glad to hear that things went well with the develiery! Cant wait to see him. Let me know if you need anything!

Tania Jabonero said...

Thank you!! you will never bored me with you live!!! dont be silly!! I love to hear from you!!!

Mark and Kristen said...

YEAH!!! Congrats! I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!

Justin said...

Congrats! I'm hoping Ross Grant and Elijah Grant end up as mission companions in Brazil in the year 2028. Maybe there will be a Sao Gabriel Brasil Mission by then!