Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Alexander Dale Pulsipher

Alex was born at 3:52 am Sunday June 28th. He was 7 lbs. 8 oz. 21.5 in long. I drank castor oil Saturday morning and started having random contractions around 2 pm. We went on several walks and by 10 that night I was having very consistent contractions. We went to the hospital at about 1 am and I was 7-8 cm dilated. My water started "leaking" after the nurse "accidentally" broke the bag. By 3:20 I started to push. I didn't have an epidural again, but I did however get a peri-cervical block and a dose of fentanyl. The peri-cervical block was AMAZING! Too bad they don't teach them in med school anymore...It's basically a numbing shot they give in the cervix to take the edge off the contractions. Anyway, it was great. Enjoy the pictures!

I don't know what I was smiling so big about...

Sitting on the birthing ball for contractions before the fentanyl


Nathan couldn't stop smiling. :)

Or kissing him!

Our happy little family!!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Potty training and updated belly shots!

Nathan wanted his picture taken the other day while he was getting ready to take a bath, so this is that picture. For the last several days, he has been "a big boy"and has been going pee on the potty. I don't know what brought it on, but all of a sudden he just wanted to pee on the potty and he will tell me before he has to go. I have been telling him all the time that big boys go on the potty, so I guess he decided he wanted to finally be a big boy? He still won't go poo and he wakes up in the morning wet, but otherwise he's doing great.

More belly pics...I went to the doctor on Friday and was dilated to 2 cm and 80% effaced. Yahoo! Hopefully this will all be over soon...although I have mixed feelings about that too because then that just means I have to be sleep deprived for awhile...oh well! My next post will probably be of the brand new kiddo, so stay posted!

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Nathan singing

A couple of weeks ago, I was making cookies and Nathan was helping to unwrap the chocolate kisses to go on top. He started singing these random parts of songs, namely part of the ABC song and part of the Ladybug song. I don't know why, but he kept singing "7,8,9" of the ladybug song over and over. I just thought it was funny! And, the other funny thing about his unwrapping the kisses was he was lining them up and would get upset if I touched them or moved them at all.