Monday, March 31, 2014

Tessa's Story

Well, I'm finally getting around to writing out how Tessa entered the world.  This is mostly for my own personal benefit, so I don't forget!  Luckily I have a string of text messages to give me a good time frame.

My last belly picture.  EVER:(
Starting at about 37 weeks, my blood pressure, as it had with the boys started to climb.  It had been 120/70 up until this point.  It was 130/80 at my 37 week appointment, which warranted me having to come in twice a week for blood pressure checks.  It just kept raising.  At my 39 week appointment on Thursday March 6, it was really high.  150/100. My Dr. knows a lot of it was my anxiety, so he wasn't too worried, seeing as I was having no signs or symptoms of pre eclampsia or even the high blood pressure itself.  He quickly started talk induction, but I was thinking it would be for 40 weeks, just like Graham.  He started talking about it happening Saturday, but they had to see what the hospital had available.  They had to call and I was told I would get a call from them in the next couple of hours.  I didn't get a call.

Adam takes really flattering photos
Friday morning, I got a call at about 9 Am, saying that they couldn't get me in on Saturday ( which I had requested because Adam had a big project due Friday evening at work.)  The nurses exact words were ' Well they can't get you in on Saturday so they want you there tonight"  I was NOT expecting that.  Not that it made much of a difference, but I worried about Adam. They wanted us to be at the hospital at 10 Pm.  He came into the door at 9;15 that night, after working for 14 hours!:)  Needless to say, he didn't have time to really think about having a baby that day!

So we get to the, somewhat empty, hospital and they were all ready for us.  Got me all hooked up to the IV, and everything, and had to monitor me before starting the induction process.  But of course, my heart rate was ridiculously high, and so it was making Tessa's high as well.  It took longer to get the process started than they thought, I didn't get the cervidal put in until about midnight.  Then I took an Ambien to try to get some sleep. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tessa Paige

Tessa Paige
8 lbs 1.6oz
20 Inches

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Bunch Ball

First practice
Ever since Adam and I started playing soccer again, Dylan has been asking to.  He was not old enough of course, but this year was the year.  He could have started in the Fall, but Adam and I had plans out of town that would put us missing his first game EVER.  I couldn't do that to him, or myself, so we held off until the Spring.  He knew as soon as he turned four that he got to play, so basically since December 2, he has been asking if it's time for his soccer games yet.  Mid February, we finally got to tell him "Yes." 

Fist pump
He was put on a team called the Smurfs, which worked out well because he loves the color blue and actually had asked to be on a blue team.  He also gets to be on a team with his friend Caden.  Double lucky.His first practice was held two days before the game, and well, it was a mess.  Kids weren't listening, or following instructions, we were late, because we couldn't find them, a mess.  Dylan and Caden still had a blast though, and were sad when it was over. 

Two days later it was game time.  I knew he was excited, but honestly, I figured that he was going to go out there and stand around and not know what to do. Much to my surprise, it was bunch ball like I figured it would be.  4 Vs 4.  Every kid for themselves.  All chase the ball, and hope that the right team kicks it into the correct goal.  Sidenote: Although I've played lots of soccer in my life, I didn't start playing until I was in the 4th grade, so bunch ball is a new and kinda hilarious thing for me. 

So proud of himself.  I was proud too!
Dylan and Caden did awesome, and Dylan even stole the ball away from Caden, to get is very first ( and currently only) goal of the season.  Seeing the joy on his face, really made the season.  He might not ever score again, but between Casey and I , we both have some GREAT pictures of the first goal of Dylan's, hopefully not short, soccer career.

We have really lucked out with the weather for this soccer season too, it's been at least 65 every day that we've had a game, while the day before or the day after might not have been so nice.  So fingers crossed it stays like that so that Tessa and I will be able to head out to some of his games here in the next few weeks.