Thursday, June 14, 2012

2 weeks down!

The way I would describe these last two weeks is good.

I feel GOOD.  I was so worried while pregnant that I would have the baby blues really bad like I did with Nicolas but they are no where in sight.  And that is a relief.  Yes, I'm tired, sleep deprived, boobs are sore, I'm still healing, but I feel NORMAL.  I'm happy, I enjoy the time with Lucas in the day time, I enjoy my time with Nicolas in the afternoons, and Leo and I hang out until about 10pm and talk about our day. 

But enough about me. Here is the run down on the boys.

In the first few days he went from 6lbs 3oz to a low of 5lbs 12oz.  But today at his 2 week appointment he gained all his birth weight and weighed 6 lbs 12.4oz! Nicolas weighed 6lbs 13oz at birth!  So Leo and I have realized we make small and hairy babies, LOL.  Lucas has already lost his belly button stump.  He lost it at about 9 days but it is still a little gunky so we are still doing sponge baths. 

At 3 days old my little guy was diagnosed with a milk intolerance so that meant that means I have to cut out all dairy from my diet and baked dairy if it is in the top 5 ingredients.  I was pretty upset but after two weeks, I've realized it is not as hard and I can deal for at most a year. 

Lucas and I spend the day together and are getting into a loose routine.  Lucas is a pretty chill baby.  He sleeps a lot in the daytime, only cries when he is hungry or tired, and eats every 2-3 hours in the daytime and nighttime.

At around 4pm we go pick up Nicolas from school and we all hang out until Leo gets home at around 7:30pm.  Nicolas is starting to warm up to the baby.  He is very proud of his little brother and shows him off to his friends at school.  He will ask to hold him and today he even asked if he could burp him.  He sang a burp song he learned from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.  It was so cute.  Here is the video.

and here are some pics from the last two weeks.

He makes these cute facial expressions and I think he is smiling but I think it is a little early.  But I'll take them.  Love his cute face.

Sweet sleepy face

Nicolas holding Lucas...Lucas doesn't look too happy.

1.5 weeks old, 0 months!

The boys acting silly

Look at my crazy hair! and I'm getting baby acne, boo.  Oh well.  I'm still cute.

Until the next post!


Friday, June 1, 2012

Lucas Adrian Sanchez!

Baby Lucas Adrian made his appearance at 2:41pm on May 30, 2012, on his due date.

Here is my quick birth story.

Memorial Day, May 28th I went to bed and got everything ready to go to work.  All night I had mild contractions 10 mins apart until 6am, then they stopped.  I called work and decided to work from home day.  Tuesday night, May 29th, I decided to take a sleeping pill and try to get some sleep so that if labor was imminent I would be rested.  I woke up at 12:35am May 30th having contractions but again sort of mild.  This lasted all night but b/c I had taken a sleeping pill I was able to sleep between contractions.  I thought they would die down too but instead at 6:30 am when I got up to use the restroom I noticed some blood on the toilet paper and told Leo that I thought he should stay and work from home.  The contractions at that point were 8-10 mins apart.

Last belly shot.

I logged on to my work computer finished up some stuff and went for a short walk with Pebbles.  I finished packing my hospital bag, picking up the house and by 9:30 am they were 6-7 mins apart. I called the dr's office and they told me to wait until they were closer together 5-6 mins.  By 10:30am they were 6 mins apart and I was having to breath through the contractions.  At about 11am I called the dr's office again to let them know were were going to be on the way.  Right at that moment my contractions started coming 3-4 mins apart.  We jumped in the car and headed to the hospital at about 11:15am.

This is when things got a little rough and the contractions were getting pretty intense.  11:30am we parked in the garage and headed to L&D.  They checked me in and the nurse checked my progress and I was at 6cm! I could not believe it and started crying b/c I didn't think I was going to have enough time to get an epidural.  Contractions were coming about 3 mins.  The took me to the delivery room took blood, started IV fluids and they monitoring the baby and the contractions.

I was restricted to the bed and had to labor laying down b/c the baby's heart rate was dipping when I was sitting up.  I kept asking Leo to ask about the epidural b/c the pain was getting really bad and the contractions were coming every 2-3 mins and lasting about a minute.  I was freaking out that I would not get an epidural, transition was going to start, and I would have to push the baby without any meds.  At some point they gave me some Nubain and it helped take the edge off.  At about 1:15pm they said the anesthesiologist was on his way! I was so happy to hear that news.  I could have kissed the nurse.

At 1:30pm the anesthesiologist came in and started my epidural.  The first one didn't take and they had to re-do it.  The first epidural took away the pain so I could not feel the 2nd one.  They did my epidural on my side b/c the baby's heart rate was dipping.  I finally felt some relief but I started to feel an intense amount of pressure.  The nurse checked me and I was at 9cm!

The dr came in a few mins later and I was at 10cm and had so much pressure I thought I was just having to go to the bathroom.  The Dr broke my water and got the room ready for delivery.  Shortly after 2pm maybe 2:10pm, they told me push when I felt the pressure.  The baby's heart rate would dip with every contraction and there was meconium in the water.  I felt very rushed and after 15-20 mins of pushing the dr said we need him out and that she needed to give me an episiotomy to help me get him out.  And after pushing for just between 20-30 mins, Lucas Adrain made his appearance.  They took him quickly and they suction out all the meconium.  He also had his cord wrapped twice around his neck.  When the finally had him checked out, they gave him to me so that I could hold him.  I could not believe that after 9 long months but just a few hours of labor, Lucas made his appearance!  Lucas weighed a whopping 6lbs 3oz and measured 19.25 inches.

We are happy to be home and trying to sleep and rest as much as we can. Nicolas is in love with his little brother and is adjusting.

Too see the rest of the pics go to Baby Lucas Adrian Labor & Deliver

We'll keep you posted!

Love N@