Wednesday, May 20, 2009

He is Here!

Cole Bryson Hartz

was born at 5:35 am on Sunday, May 17

6lbs 6oz

20 inches

Last Wednesday at routine doctors appointment my blood pressure was elevated. The doctors decided that it was time for me to quit working. I agreed and called and told them that I needed to start my maternity leave. I had a doctors appt. scheduled for Friday to check my blood pressure and do some blood work. I decided that Hayden didn't need to go with me and had Greg take him to my sisters. At my appt. the doctors decided that I needed to go to the hospital for an evaluation. I proceeded to tell them that I could not physically or emotionally go through what I went through with Hayden and that if Cole was okay I'd like to deliver. They said they would see how the evaluation went. Greg and I arrived at the hospital at noon on Friday the 15th. They ran tests and we had an ultrasound to do a biophysical profile on Cole. At that ultrasound Cole received a 10 out of 10. In other words he would do perfectly fine if born then. After consulting with my doctors we all decided that it would be best if we just went ahead with the induction. So they started the process at 9pm on Friday night. They gave me a medicine to soften my cervix and in the morning they started pitocin. I was dilating very slowly and my cervix was not softening. At 3pm they broke my water and we thought things would speed up, but they didn't. I held out as long as I possibly could and finally had an epidural at 11pm Saturday night. After a long long labor, Cole Bryson was born Sunday morning at 5:35. He is perfect! We are now home and adjusting as a new family of 4.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

He's Almost Here!

I cannot believe we only have a few short weeks left until our precious baby boy arrives. It's been a little strange for me to be able to live my life while being pregnant. I'm still working full time and haven't slowed down a bit. My ultimate goal is to work right up until I have the little guy. If I will be able to do that, I'm not so sure. But, I am going to try. We are so excited to see his little face and for him to meet his big brother. I just know that Hayden will be fantastic with him and I can't wait to watch them grow up together. We are pretty much ready for him with a few minor things to get done. My bags have been packed for weeks and the car seat is in the car. I'm just so excited/nervous for labor. I have a horrible feeling my water will break at work! Being pregnant this time around has been like being pregnant for the first time for me. I have experienced things I never did when I was pregnant with Hayden. Being on bed rest and being an active pregnant lady are completely different! Hayden was also a pretty small little guy weighing in at only 5lbs when he was born. Cole will be a different story, I'm sure of it! Greg predicts that he will be 7lbs 11oz. I have absolutely no clue! Enough rambling from me. We can't wait for everyone to meet him!