Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Look Back at 2013 - NOVEMBER

 A comfy way to watch TV.  This was the last picture of these three before baby Thor was born.

 The Horan girls' birthday party.  I love how Finn is dancing with both of them.  He is already a ladie's man!  Hahaha!

9 months pregnant

Eden celebrated her 11th birthday early since I was due with the baby ON her actual birthday at the end of the month.  Nolan, McKenzie, Kamiah and Sayde came and rocked the mustaches.  I splurged and got her some good cupcakes from Scratch!  Her favorite's are Oh, Happy Day and Peanut Butter Cup.  They played some games and goofed around for a bit.
On her actual birthday, we went to Longhorn Steakhouse for dinner and a birthday sundae. She got a gift card to Barnes and Noble and the new Killers cd.  We are so happy she was born 11 years earlier.  I can't believe she's growing up so fast!  We love you, Edes!!

 And so it begins...
 I was due with the baby on November 27, which is Eden's birthday, but he decided to come 10 days early!  I started to have contractions, but felt pretty good which was surprising to me.  I posed for one last pregnancy photo in my 'Battle Born' t-shirt which was fitting for the occasion!  

 I was happy and joking around when I went into the bathroom to change into the gown and when I came out I was ready to get into the bed as the contractions got a little bit worse.  The minute I got into bed, I looked up at the domed lights on the ceiling above my bed.  I got choked up as it looked like an angel in the light.  I started to cry a bit and showed Ed.  I knew our sweet Oliver was there.  I kept whispering to Oliver to be with us and to be with the baby.  It was such an unexpected thing to see.     

I got all settled in and was at a 6 right away.  They sent for the anesthesiologist and I wasn't hurting too bad so I was nervous that I would really be able to feel the needle.  I've never seen the actual needle they use, but I've heard that it's really long.  The other times, I was in so much pain that I didn't care about what was happening to me!  Other times, I could hold Ed's hand during the epidural, but not this time, which sucked.  The guy must have hit the bone or something because it really hurt and I felt sick to my stomach.  It just didn't feel right after he placed it, so he re-threaded it and it was much better after that.  

Every few hours they would come in and check to see how I was progressing.  I honestly didn't think it was going to take so long since it was my fifth child and my fourth, Phineas, was here 20 minutes after we got to the hospital!  I was scared to travel weeks before my due date because I thought I'd have him on the side of the highway or something since Finn was so quick and unexpected!  

During one of the checks, I had to lie down flat on the bed and all of the sudden I felt horribly nauseas and light headed.  I told her and before I knew it like 5 nurses came rushing in and were surrounding the bed.  I was starting to get worried as they were rushing around each doing something different with an air of panic.  A few nurses grabbed the mat under me and rolled me to the side and got me some oxygen and monitored me.  I kept saying that I felt like I was going to pass out.  I felt horrible and was getting really scared at that point.  I heard one of the nurses say, "We lost her".  I whispered, "No......... I'm still here" and laughed.  I think they said that it was a drop in blood pressure that caused it.  I felt much better a few minutes later.  Quite the scare, though!

A few more hours went by and then the time came to push.  I told Ed that I wanted to video tape the birth this time.  We've never video taped any of the other kids' births and this time I really felt like I wanted to see him coming into the world.  So Ed stood behind the doctor, who was fully geared up and started taping.  I started pushing and after a few pushes he came out with a splash!  Holy amniotic fluid, Batman!!!  It shot out with such force that it sprayed everywhere!  Ed told me later, stifling his laughter, that he overheard the doctor telling a nurse that it had gotten into her mouth!  PUKE!   Unfortunately my regular OB wasn't able to deliver so it was the OB that was supposed to deliver Finn last time. (A nurse delivered him as he came so fast).  When my regular OB stopped by to see me later that night she was laughing and said,  "She probably should have worn a face mask on that one!"  Yikes!!  Oh well... child birth throws all sorts of curve balls!!


My first time holding Thor.  He was having some difficulties after delivery and was in the NICU for a few days.  A heart specialist had come in to take over as his doctor.  While I don't remember much about why he was in there, I do remember that the doctor was a Lord of the Rings fan and knew the name, Thorin, and we said that it was actually from The Hobbit, where we got it! 

Thorin and Papa

Thor meeting his Grandmas and Grandpas and my brother and my sister-in-law.

I hate seeing his poor little bruised face.  He looked so tiny in his car seat!

The kids meeting their baby brother for the first time.

The boys are so happy to have another little brother.  I don't know if Thor is too happy as he seems to be flipping everyone off.

Teeny tiny baby fingers...

The boys loving on Thor and Thor just hanging out.

Thor's first Thanksgiving was pretty chill, just hanging out with our little family.
Someone had brought us over some of their leftovers which was wonderful!

I loved this picture of Finn and Thor looking at each other.

 Daddy always gives the first baths at home.  I don't know if Thorin was a fan...

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