Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Delivery April 20th 2009

Brody Quale a few hours old!


So here's my story about Delivery and my 1st week of being a Mom!!!

Delivery was so much better and easier than I thought it would be. In fact on April 2nd when I went into false labor, that was so much more painful!! So sunday night I went in and they made me spend the night and I got the cervidel. Then Monday morning I was supposed to get the pitocin at 7:00 am. Lucky for me the cervidel worked great and my water broke at 5:00 am. (which by the way is the weirdest experience ever!) Then I was a 3-4 by 11:00 am got the epidural a 7-8 at 12:30 and then I had my Baby at 3:55 PM. It is the coolest experience ever when they lay the baby on your chest...and the baby opens his eyes to look at you. You feel so much love for them and you've waited so long to see them and hold them. I couldn't believe how long and tall he was! And he was so skinny! Noni (billy's Mom) and Billy were in the room with me, and when they saw him they guessed 6 pounds 11 ounces cause he was so skinny. And when they put him on the scale it said 8 pounds! I almost died... I couldn't believe it! I guess I ate one too many ice cream cones and fun dips during pregnancy!! : )
Being a Mom is much easier and WAY more fun than I thought it would be. I always knew I would love it but I LOVE it so much more than I could have ever imagined!!! And Brody sleeps 4-5 hours at a time at night! So if I feed him at 12:00 I wake up at 4:00 or 5:00 and feed him again and then he'll sleep till 9:00 or 10:00 am after that! I'm never really tired, I think I get more sleep now than when I was uncomfortably pregnant!! I think we are lucky... or maybe it will change as time goes on. But for now I feel so blessed and so lucky to have such a healthy, happy, and good baby!




He is so precious...I can't take my hands off him! My cute Grandma and her husband Larry flew out to help me and I am so bad at letting them help. Because I just don't want to put him down or miss any cute faces he makes!!

The hardest part about the new Mom thing is breastfeeding... only cause it is pretty painful! But hopefully that will get better soon! I cannot believe how much a baby eats and poops!! I know it's silly but I always thought babies ate like 3 or 4 times a day... Not every 2-3 hours!!! But it's so much fun and I love every second of it! I feel so lucky to get to be Brody's Mom and take care of him everyday all day long! Billy is so jelous I get to be with him all day! : ) Brody loves Billy so much already. Anytime he talks Brody searches for him with his eyes and follows his voice. And he sleeps so good on billy's chest! It always calms him down and makes him happy!

Enough of my LONG novel and going on forever! So in a nutshell....Being a MOM is the best thing that has ever happend to me! Me and Billy couldn't be happier!!! : )

15 comments:

Keesler Family said...

I am so glad that things went really well for you. I can't wait to see more pictures soon. How are you feeling after it all? Congrats again to you so excited for you.

Brian and Kaitlin said...

Yay!! I'm so jealous that he sleeps for such LONG periods of time, Gantt definetly does NOT do that!! And I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well and not tired, I was exhausted for like the first 2 months!! Keep those pictures coming because I love to look at that cute little guy!
P.S. I know how it is like with not letting anyone hold him, I was like that too. you just want to cuddle and hold him all day long!!

Callan and Jaci said...

Congrats! Im so glad to hear everything went well. I bet you are THE cutest mom!! Keep the pictures coming he's tooo adorable!!!!

The McDonald's said...

There is hope for me afterall! Lacey I am soooo happy for you guys! I can't wait to have kids but I was way nervous like you. But reading your blog seriously has helped me become more excited about pregnancy and less scared about labor! Anyways love you guys! Brody is freaking cute~!

Rory and Courtney Duckworth said...

Congrats! It has been a while since I checked blogs! He is so cute!

Ryan and Brindi said...

yay! i am so glad you guys are so happy and that you are getting sleep! it seriously makes a HUGE difference when you get good sleep. he is just the cutest baby!

Krista said...

YAY Lace he is adorable!!!

The Nielson Family said...

He is beautiful you guys!! Congrats! Being parents is the best! They grow up so fast...enjoy every minute!

Melissa said...

yay! Congratulations! He is seriously so handsome and perfect. I am so happy for you two. You are already an amazing mother, I can tell!

Janelle said...

Congrats!!!! He's ADORABLE!!! I'm so happy everything went well for you. I had to laugh when you commented about how weird it was when your water broke. I agree, I think that was the weirdest part of all! You and Billy are going to be great parents! Enjoy every moment, even if it's tough or hard. Take tons of pictures!! It only gets better and better. So happy for you guys!! :D

Mackay Family said...

Congrats again! Glad everything went well for you! Breastfeeding gets easier and less painful! You are so lucky that he is such a good sleeper so far! I was the same way with having help. You worry that you will miss something! Take lots and lots of pictures cuz he will change SO fast!

Heather said...

Lacey congrats!

I would like to email you...could you email me at pinksunshine79@yahoo.com :)

Heather

Giron Family said...

Congratulations! He is such a handsome lil guy!
I'm so GLAD everything went smoothly for you. Motherhood is such a joy and a blessing. I'm glad you are enjoying every minute of it!

Tyler and Rachael said...

we can't wait to meet him!!

Jeff and Jenn said...

Oh, he's so beautiful and perfect, Lacey! I mean, I have seen a lo-ot of babies in my time (photographed hundreds) and he is a looker! Very handsome.
I'm so glad you're happy.