Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Oh, Ouch"

I have to agree and sorta laugh with a statement Jake made this morning... I was attached to my beloved pump when Jake walked in. He immediately came up to me and said, "oh, ouch, oh". Yes, sweet man, ouch is right! :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pierce Habecker McWilliams

Seriously, I don't know how you people find time to blog! I find it nearly impossible to find time- plus I'm still getting used to this whole "blogging" thing. Bear with me :)

Mark, Jake and I joyfully announce the arrival of the newest McWilliams family member...
Pierce Habecker McWilliams was born on Wednesday, September 30 at 3:24 am. He weighed 8.2 pounds (exactly what Jake weighed) and was 18 3/4 inches long.

Mark and I were planning on going into San Francisco for my doctor appointment that Tuesday and then planning on having a nice dinner in the city afterwards. After a quick check my doctor announced that I was dilated to a 5 and was under no circumstance allowed to make the hour long trip home. She sent us over to L&D triage to be monitored for an hour. I had been having pretty consistent contractions for the past several weeks but they hadn't been bad enough to actually time. That tuesday morning I had felt a little different but really couldn't put my finger on it. I just knew that I was really pregnant and that he was coming soon and my body was just getting ready. I had wondered if he was starting to drop. Anyways- after an hour and contractions every 3 minutes, my doctor said that I was having this baby that night! Well, here we go! Mark and I couldn't believe that it was happening. I had hoped that I could experience "natural labor" since I was induced with Jake but this was not how I had imagined :) My doctor broke my water at 8:30 and I was literally crying for my epidural an hour later. Seriously, DON'T KNOW HOW people have babies without epidurals!!! FINALLY, at 3 am I was ready to push. 24 short minutes later, I was holding Pierce in my arms, crying and praising Jesus for a healthy baby. A little different than the 2.5 hours of pushing with Jake. He was and still is perfect! Hopefully all that wasn't too much information to share :)

Pierce is now a week old and we are totally sleep deprived and struggling to keep our heads above water BUT we have never been more in love with this little man who completely OWNS our hearts! Poor little Jake has been so sick so we are trying to keep him away from Pierce but we can tell that he is going to be a great big brother! I have been so grateful to my mom for all of her hard work since she has been here. She has cooked, cleaned, held, rocked, done laundry, played with Jake, encouraged me, made me drink beer, held me while I cried, forced medicine down Jake's mouth, even given a bottle to so I could get some extra sleep, really, she has been a perfect example of an amazing mom! A mom that I hope to be for Jake and Pierce. My dad has been here for a week now too and he and Jake are literally BEST FRIENDS! I love watching the 2 of them hold hands while going on a walk and playing on the floor with cars and trains.

So, I think I've written enough... is anyone even still reading?!? If you have managed to hold on, you can now enjoy some pictures. Enjoy looking at our sweet boy!

About to leave Healdsburg for my doctor appointment!

Leaving triage for L&D. Can you see the tears in my eyes? Still can't believe this is happening!

My amazing husband making me laugh!

2:45 am and about ready to start pushing.

He's here!

And absolutely perfect!

The amazing doctor that helped bring Pierce into the world! Isn't she cute?!?

Proud daddy!

Sweet little angel.

Family of 4!

Skeptic big brother :)

Blissfully sleeping!

Trying out his swing.

If we aren't careful, Jake will push that swing like the pirate ship at Six Flags!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Guess who's here?!?

Just a little sneak peak! Will update with pictures and "the story" soon... I hope!