Saturday, April 14, 2012

Westin decided to come early!!

As you know, our c-section had been scheduled for April 18, 2012. That was 39 weeks and 2 days. On Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 1:15am my water broke. I was completely shocked and could not believe it was happening. That is all I could say, between crying uncontrollably. We were not prepared for him to come early, my family was not in town and all of our plans immediately were thrown out the window and before I knew it we were dropping the boys off with J's sister (Aunt Kimberly and Uncle Josh) and on our way to the hospital. 

Once we checked in the hospital around 2:30am my contractions had started and were coming every 4 minutes. I was only dialated 1 centimeter and we felt confident we could hold off on the c-section til 7am so we all could get some rest. 

Rest never came because my contractions did not stop but 7am came very fast. Before we knew it my doctor was there, reassuring me it was happening today and everything would be just fine. Since I was 37 weeks that day I was terrified something would be wrong with him. Both Will and Luke had to be evicted from my womb so I just knew Westin would be the same, that obviously was not the case.  

At 7:27am we were in the operating room starting the surgery. Here I am just chilling while Dr. Neblett does all of the work.

7:52am James "Westin" Clements was born, weighing 5 lbs 11oz. He was SO tiny but oh so healthy.  Of course just like my other boys, the first look at him and the first sound of his cry... my heart felt nothing but an overflow of pure joy. He has brought so much joy and happiness to our family. All we can do is thank the Lord for another blessing to our family.

Just like his brothers, he had to wear the Go Rebs hat... :)

Our little angel boy headed home just two days after he was born.

I cannot describe to you the feeling we have for this child. He has blessed our family and completed it as well. They had to do more work on me this time due to some female issues I've always had so it was the best option for our family to have my tubes tied, we knew it would be hard on my body to have another child. The doctor was only prepared to tie them but once he got in there he decided to go ahead and take them out. We are ok with this decision and now I feel like it was my body that could not handle being pregnant longer. I'm so thankful it waited til we were 37 weeks and Westin was healthy.

He is the sweetest child ever. He is very laid back and sleeps most of the night, only getting up 1 time at 4am each morning to eat then heads back to sleep for a little while longer. He is having some issues nursing but I do think that is almost over because the past few days he has been nursing like a champ.

My recovery has been difficult this time around. I am finally feeling so much better and much like a human again. My only concern is Westin's weight gain and I pray this Friday when we go back to the pediatrician he has continued to gain more weight. I have never held a baby this small so it is scary to me. As his Mommy it will make me feel so much better to see him get a little bit bigger, I know with time that will happen. 

Thank you for everyone that has emailed or checked in on us. We are so in love with this child and our family means so much more to us now. We feel nothing but blessed and I am still in shock that the Lord would bless our family this much. Again thank you so much and I will try to update you all soon so you can watch this peanut grow with us!!


Monday, April 2, 2012

37 weeks and more Randoms

  • Today we are officially considered full term. Which I just found that out, I thought that you were considered full term at 38 weeks not 37, but hey I will take it!
  • My weight gain has not been too bad, at 28 lbs so far and think only a few more pounds will be added til I have him. I tend to lose weight towards the end.
  • His room is almost completely finished, just a few things here and there I still want to do. If he came now though it would be fine, we will get around to it.
  • All of his clothes are cleaned, his car seat and all other stuff is all clean now.
  • I start training my "replacement" at work this week for when I'm out. J thinks I need to stop working now and just enjoy my time but that is not me. I plan to work til I have him and I would rather it be that way. I'm not sure what I would do at home all day while the boys are at school.
  • We literally cannot wait to see this little fella. He is such a blessing to our family and I can't wait to have him in our arms and love on him! He has no idea how many people are so excited to meet him!!
  • My work is having a "sprinkle" for me this week. I was stunned when they even mentioned it. I mean this is my 3rd child and I think it is something you just don't do, but they insisted. It is a small lunch for the company and small gifts. That is this Thursday so that is something I'm looking forward too. After this "sprinkle" I will really know what exactly I need to go get for him. I know I don't need much at all, just really nursing supplies for me and him.
  • I have been nesting for sure. Saturday I spent 4 hours cleaning this house. I think J is nesting too :), he said he's not but he sure is trying to get the yard in order before he comes. This weekend he is laying sod.. that is a huge job and I'm proud of him for having the motivation!!
  • It is a joy to see Will and Luke so excited about Westin. You never know how older siblings will react when another child is brought into the world, but so far they are so excited about him getting here and they talk about him daily!
  • I must say that at this time in my life I could not be happier. Everything is really together. I hate to say that in fear something will happen, but my marriage, children, family, finances, job and life in general could not be much better. It can be stressful bringing a child into the world but I'm so blessed that at this time I'm keeping it all together. At least for now! I know come 2 weeks when Westin arrives, I might be writing the complete opposite!
  • Westin's birthday has been scheduled for April 18th. I can't believe in just 2 weeks and 1 day I will be a mother to 3 perfect boys. I really hope he stays in til then, I think all of my boys were very content until they were forced out of my womb!
I hope you all are having a blessed week, we will talk soon!