Wednesday, May 27, 2009

It's a boy!

William Kerry arrived on Tuesday 5/19/09 at 5:56pm!

Bit of a surprise that Tuesday morning as I was up for one of my many bathroom breaks walking back to the bed and thought 'I made it through another night.' Got back into bed and was making myself comfortable when... WHOA! I jumped back out of bed because... that's right folks, my water broke at 5:45AM! And I am good --- not any of it on the bed. Since my water broke the Dr. told me to go to the hospital --- I didn't rush since I wasn't having any contractions yet. Got to the hospital about 8:30ish, active labor started about noonish, pushed Kerry out shortly before 6pm... with Tom by my side and the 2 moms in the room. It was so amazing to hear the Dr. say "It's a boy" and place my son on my chest... there was not a dry in the room. Well, maybe the Dr.=0) Kerry weighed in at 7'10 and 20 inches long.

For those of you who don't know Kerry is named after his Grandpa's! We love you! XOXO

Sunday, May 17, 2009

37 Weeks - full term!

Wednesday 5/13 I was 37 weeks a.k.a full term! Doctor's appointment on Friday she said that I am still 80% effaced and now 1cm dilated and measuring perfectly. Exactly on time... I am textbook for 37 weeks.:)

I was planning on working this week... but the drive to and from Brooklyn is just getting to be too much on the belly and the back. So I am officially on leave! Hopefully I will have some nice quiet time with just the hubby for a few days or a couple of weeks before Lil' Cabbage arrives. I can not believe I am only about 2.5 weeks away from my due date! That is so crazy!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

36 weeks

Dr.'s appointment today and I am 80% effaced... which could mean baby is coming or could mean really absolutely nothing except baby is getting ready and is just about in the right position to come. Some women have broken their water the next day after finding out they are 80% effaced and some have waited another 3-4 weeks for their baby's arrival. I am not dilated at all yet, so I am thinking Baby Hollywood is not coming anytime soon. But we all know who is in charge and it is not me!

Dr. Lederman said the good thing about first babies is... "they don't just fall out". Ha ha! He sees nothing wrong with me working and being able to make it up here even if I go into labor down in Brooklyn. What will be, will be!