Sunday, May 15, 2011


I thought my next post would be titled baby shower number two and be all about my baby shower. Unfortunately I wasn't able to make it to my baby shower since we had our little Ryder the night before. well here is the story!

On Tuesday the tenth I was having sever back pain, I thought it was just a normal pregnancy symptom. It was the worst pain I had ever felt so I figured maybe I was a pansy or something if it was supposed to be normal. Anyway the pain never seemed to go away, although the intensity would change from mildly tolerable to completely painful where I couldn't function properly because I was so focused on the pain. Well on Friday the pain was at its worst. Well Ronda and Rob kept saying I should go to the hospital and at least get checked and see if it was labor, I told them I would go Saturday after the baby shower. Well After much more convincing and more pain, I finally relented. We went to the hospital just after ten on Friday night. They took information, got a urine sample, hooked me up to some monitors and we mostly waited and waited, in the mean time the nurses told me they didn't detect contractions so they figured it was ligament pain and said they would probably send me home. Well at about 11 the nurse said they would check for dialation just as a typical procedure for me coming in. When they checked me I was dilated to an 8 and my water had broken and the nurse could feel the baby's had. They wheeled me down the hall to the delivery room by the time i got there I was at an 8 1/2. We called Ronda told her she better come to the hospital soon that we had been told we were having a baby tonight.The nurses had left a message with my Dr but were afraid he wouldn't make it in time since they couldn't get a hold of him. So they had another Dr waiting in the hall outside of my room just in case my Dr didn't make it. Well my Dr showed up at about 11:15. Ronda Showed up at 11:20. I was pushing by 11:30 and had Ryder at 11:39. NO time for an epidural, no time to mentally prepare, barely enough time for everyone to get there that needed to be. IT was crazy. We did not plan on having our baby til the end of June-definitely not in the middle of May?! Ryder was 6lbs 14 oz and 20 & 1/2 inches long. I am doing great. Ryder is in the nicu but showing improvement. He was able to get off the cpap machine and hopefully will be able to breathe on his own soon? He is eating through a tube for now but hopefully soon he will be able to eat without it. So we are continually praying for him and are happy he is doing so well and showing improvement. We love our little Ryder!! :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

baby shower number 1

On March 21st I had a baby shower up north that my sister Jan and my good friend Shyrel threw for me. I was excited to see the friends and family that were able to attend. I received lots of fun stuff for Ryder and had lots of fun. The unfortunate thing that occurred was my sister Jan who was hosting the shower had to leave because her husband was involved in a car crash right as the shower began and she had to leave to go pick him and her two daughters up. The whole point of having the shower at her house was so she would be able to attend and she missed the entire shower :(