Welcome to your lodge, mama! Congrats!!
Welcome to you lodge!
welcome to your lodge!!!
Janelle and Brad 8-25-01
Now that I have been handed my hide in the meeting with my CEO (I was given a ton of work to do 2 days before I leave on maternity leave ), I will visit with you ladies for awhile!
A little about me:
I am 30 years old from Alberta, Canada. I have lived here all my life and have no plans of moving away.
I have a degree in Psychology and a degree in Petroleum Geology. I am currently working as a petroleum geologist.
DH and I have been married for 8 years. We met a church in Dec 2001, we were engaged by Sept 2002 and married July 2003. I was still in school at the time working on my first degree. I graduated with my second in 2008
Here are some wedding pictures:
Even though I had been in school most of our marriage we did not wait very long after I graduated to start trying for our first baby.
We are fortunate in that we seem to get pregnant first cycle.
My pregnancy with my DD was incredibly easy. I had no morning sickness, I was barely even tired. No complications at all during the pregnancy.
Hayleigh Bryn was born on June 6, 2009 (at 40 + 4 days).
I will post her birth story on the next post...
DD's birth story:
Name: Hayleigh Bryn
Birthday: June 6, 2009
Weight: 7lbs, 4ozs
Pregnancy duration: 40 weeks, 4 days
I had a doctor's appointment on Friday, June 5th. He did a very hard sweep. I didn't think it worked because I had no cramping and very little bleeding.
Friday night, contractions started but they were not painful and they were very far apart. I went to an organ concert and felt fine besides the contractions. I went to bed between 10 and 11pm.
I woke up at 3:30am on Saturday nauseous and had major bowel clearing. I got into the shower at 4am because of back labour (which lasted throughout the duration - I still don't know what front labour feels like ). Tyler got up at this point and started counter pressure on my lower back. We laboured at home until 6:30 when contractions were 2-3 mintues apart and lasting 50 seconds to the peak. I threw up just before leaving.
We arrived at the hospital at 6:45. I was checked and was only 2 cm (what I had been for 2 weeks). I was discouraged but the nurse told me to walk for two hours and then she checked me again. She also gave me gravol to relieve my nausea. At 9 am, I was 4 cm and they admitted me. As I was getting off the bed to start walking again, my water broke. The nurse brought me a hot water bottle to relieve some pain and I laboured without walking in triage for an hour. I finally got into the shower (but don't know what time). After 45 minutes in the shower (heavenly!), I felt the need to have a BM and tried a couple of times. I actually tried to push it out in the shower (gross I know but I didn't care at that point) but I realized it felt a lot bigger than your average BM! DH called the nurse to check me.
She laid me on the bed. As soon as I laid down, my bag of waters popped out! Tyler thought it looked like a small balloon fell out of me! The nurse popped it and checked me. After 45 minutes in the shower I had progressed 6 cm's to a full 10 and was ready to go.
When in the delivery room, the nurses had me kneeling of the bed with my arms draped over the back. I delivered her in this position because it helped relieve back labour!
I pushed for two hours. I really had trouble when she was crowning (worst pain I felt the entire time!). The doctor was speaking forcefully to me which was exactly what I needed!
I had 2nd degree tearing almost to my bum and up so it took forever to get sewn up. The baby was a wonderful distraction though!
I couldn't have had an easier birth experience in my option. And best of all, I did it without an epidural.
Here is my little ham now (26 months):