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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My birth story

Sunday, Ocotber 4th I went to triage at the hospital because I thought my water was leaking. They checked 3 different times and said it wasn't my amniotic fluid and sent me home saying if it continued to come on back. I was still leaking Monday and Tuesday. But Tuesday afternoon I started having contractions around 11:45am. But they were pretty sporadic. But around 3:30 they started coming every 7 minutes apart. I called my mom to tell her to get lesson plans ready for the week and called Brian to tell him to wrap stuff up at work in case we were to go in Tuesday night. Brian came home and we are a little food and decided to go back to triage. They checked me and asked about the leaking and I said it was still going on so they checked and said my water had broken. They asked me when and I honestly could not tell them. They were worried about infection so they checked me in and I got up to the delivery room by 9:30pm and they started me on pitocin. I lasted until 12:45am and then the anesthesiologist came in adn asked if I wanted an epidural, I was going to try to last longer but I was so tired and knew this was the only way I would get some sleep. So I got an epidural and I was around 4cm. A couple hours later they checked again and I was at 6cm 90% effaced. At 5:30am I started feeling more pain and called in a nurse and she checked again and said I was at 10cm and fully effaced. I freaked out and started crying thinking this was really happening. Another nurse came in at the shift change, Patti and she was amazing. I also had a student nurse from SDSU come in for my labor. They said she was a little high to start pushing and they wanted me to labor diwn naturally. It would be another 2 1/2 hours before I would start pushing. I started feeling more pain and I feared my epidural had run out. The anesthesiologist came back in to give me a shot of something and it worked a little but I can still feel the pain. The pushing began at 8:50am. I pushed 3 1/2 hours. Her heart rate was good and they wanted to let me have my way in not having a c-section, so they would need to use a vacumm. The doctor came in during the last 5 minutes and I pushed and with the help of the vacumm, she was born at 12:27pm. She only weighed 5 pounds 14 oz. 18 1/2 inches long. It was a really hard labor, but it was woth it when I saw her face. Both Brian and I had tears of joy! We are in love.

Kaylin Rae Wildman-Welcome to this world!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Finally full term

So this last Thursday I was officially 37 weeks. WooHoo!!! It has been a long journey and yet at the same time, it has gone by really fast. I decided that October 2, next Friday is my lst day teaching and then I am ready for her to come at any point. Hopefully she just hangs in there 1 more week. Yesterday I went to the Doctor and he checked to see if I have made any progess and I am 50% effaced and 1 cm dilated. That means things are starting to happen. I keep making to do lists and trying to everything done before she comes. Both Brian and I cannot wait to meet her. I feel like I have been pregnant the whole 2009. It will be so nice to finally get to hold her and love her and kiss her little toes.

Here is the last picture I took at 36 weeks. I just really popped out!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Maternity Photo Shoot

These are some of the many pictures taken by a local photographer Chris Allison. I was really excited about taking the pictures to show Kaylin what she looked like in momma's tummy. These were taken at La Jolla Cove at 33 1/2 weeks. We are also going to possibly use him to take newborn pictures. I can't wait til I get to hold her!

One month to go!

I can't believe I only have one to go! October 15 seems so close but oh so far away. I am still doing well. I occasionally complain. (If you ask Brian, he may say more than ocassionally). We just took our childbirth preparation class this past weekend, we have everything we need and then some. I am still working and think I am going to continue to work until I pop! I think that I am going to last the whole 40 weeks. I don't feel any closer to physically being ready. I guess we'll see at my Dr. appointment tomorrow. I will then start going every week. CRAZY. I can't get over how fast this whole pregnancy has gone and how smooth. I just hope that it continues to go smoothly. I got some maternity pictures taken a couple of weeks ago and I will post some of those later. Starting my 30 day countdown!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Inland Empire Baby shower

So last weekend I went up to Inland Empire to have a baby shower put on by my cousins and my momma. It was so nice! It was a coed BBQ at Angie's house and it was a nice mix of people that came. It was fun to share the repsponsilbilty of opening gifts with Brian. I opened cards and he opened the gifts. Guys don't usually get the chance to do that and that sucks for them. I got to see some people who I hadn't seen in awhile. There were people there from the church I grew up in who have known me since I was a toddler. How fun!! After the shower, I got to go through Hannah and Bri's old clothes and now am confident that we have enough clothes for the first couple months. We are coming down to the wire, but as we were talking last night, I think we are ready. 7 weeks left, but we are ready to hold her and welcome her!
Here are some pictures from the day...

Monday, August 24, 2009

32 weeks and then some

Last week I hit 32 weeks. So technically that means I have less than 8 weeks until her estimated due date. I keep going back and forth between being really excited to meet her and hold her, and totally freaking out... Like when I am supposed to sleep??? I have been having a hard time taking deep breaths and last week it was hurting my stomach and now it is hurting my lower back to take deep breaths. I have been waking up every couple of hours and have to get up out of bed to stretch out my back. Going to prenatal yoga classes every week has really helped me know how to open up some space and deal with the pain. I think if I didn't go to these classes, I would be in far more pain.
At 31 weeks, I decided to book another appointment to get the 3D/4D ultrasound done. I am soooo glad that I did. Brian and I loved seeing her little nose and chubby cheeks and cute little lips. It was amazing to see. She was sleeping the whole time even through prodding and poking. She kept her hand near her face, just like I sleep. She is beautiful and it was fun to share this with my mom and Eileen. Thank you for coming.

Here are some pics from that day.

Look at those LIPS!

Dear Kaylin,
Momma and daddy are sooo excited to meet you. WE love seeing you move, which you do all the time. We are getting your room ready and love just going in there and staring at everything. We have less than 8 weeks until you are supposed to be born. We are trying to get everything done before you arrive, so don't come early ok? You are going to be so loved when you arrive. Everyone is so excited to see you. Even your cousin Rhys comes up to you in my tummy and says, "Hi baby Kaylin". He is even willing to talk to you. Daddy kisses you good night.
Our new favor tie thing is to dance with you to music. Black Eyed Peas is the best to dance to. I love you so much my baby... I really can't wait to meet you. You are loved so much already!
Mommy and Daddy

Sunday, August 9, 2009

5 years!

5 years ago, I married my best friend. I love Brian. We have been through everything together. It seems so long ago and just like yesterday. We have changed so much and grown so much together. We have fought, cried, laughed and loved. God has always seemed to take care of us and we are always saying how amazing that is to get through it. We got our first dog, we bought our first house, we are about to have our first baby, we are lucky enough to continue to go on vacations every year. And though I am in my 7th month of pregnancy, this year was no different. We went out to a nice dinner overlooking the harbor of San Diego and I surprised him by already packing up the other car, ready for us to go up to Big Bear. He loved the surprise and it was nice to get away, even if for just the weekend back to the place were we were for our honeymoon 5 years ago.

Here are some pictures from our weekend getaway. We promised even after we have Kaylin, we would take advantage to go away for the weekend or night just the 2 of us. It really rejuvenates us!