Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Maggie's Check-Ups

When Wyatt had his 18 month check-up, Maggie also went in for her newborn check-up. Here are her stats:

Head: 14 1/8 in. (75th %)
Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. (60th %)
Height: 20 1/2 in. (80th %) -- we're not sure if this is completely accurate because she measured at 21 in. when she was born.

She did so great at her first check-up. She did great yesterday at her 2 week check-up too!
Here's her newest stats:

Head: 14 7/8 in. (75th %)
Weight: 9 lbs. 8 oz. (80th %)
Height: 22 in. (94th %)

Her height and weight have jumped significantly and although she doesn't eat regularly like Wyatt did, she seems to be doing just fine in with what she's taking! Her umbilical cord stump fell off today at the doctor's office. I looked as Doc B was checking her out and was surprised to see it was missing. She also rolled over twice yesterday. That's right--at 2 weeks old, Maggie has rolled over. She didn't do it today, but she came close so we'll have to try some more to see if it was just a fluke or if she's going to be an over achiever!
Now for some pictures!

Wyatt's 18 Months

So Wyatt is actually 19 months, but he had his 18 month check-up right after Maggie was born. Here are his stats:

Head: 20 1/2 in. (100th %)
Weight: 32 lbs. 13 oz. (97th %)
Height: 37 1/4 in. (100th %)

That's right--he's still growing! His percentiles are the same as they were 3 months ago so he's still progressing on his own curve. The doctor says he looks good and healthy and we are just so amazed at this blessing from God.

Here are some details of what his life is like right now:

  • Wyatt wears size 3T clothes, which means he's basically the size of an average 3 year old. He loves to climb up on things and take things from any of the counters. I'm convinced the counter issues would not be a problem if he were the size of an average 18 month old!
  • He loves his baby sister and likes to point to her, pat her on the head (or face), hold her hand in the car, and love on her very sweetly. I have yet to get a picture of the two of them together, so hopefully I can do that soon. It's just very hard to get him to sit still long enough to get the camera.
  • His favorite song is "The Wheels on the Bus." As soon as he gets in the car, he starts waving his arms (like the wipers on the bus) and signing "please" to get us to play it on the cd. Luckily we have the Go Fish Guys version so it's fun to listen to. He also does this to ask to watch youtube videos on the computer of the song. He knows what he likes!
  • He can sign: "more" "please" "milk" (however, he uses it to just mean drink in general, which is fine) and "thank you". I find it very difficult to tell him no when he signs "more please". I have had to do it, but it's so endearing to see him using manners instead of whining!
  • He can make sounds like a car (he's done this since before he was 1 so it's not new), a train, a cow, and a sheep.
  • When he hears applause, he claps and when we laugh, he laughs. Let me just say that we now laugh a lot more because he makes us laugh and then he laughs and then we laugh because he's laughing so he laughs and we laugh and so on!

We love our little man more and more everyday and we thank God for giving him to us!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Maggie Ann Carr

Maggie Ann Carr made her debut Friday, March 4, 2011 at 12:50 pm. She weighed in at 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 21 inches long. She is more beautiful and amazing than we could have ever imagined! I know it's been almost 2 weeks since she came, but we've been adjusting to being parents to 2 children, getting to know our little Maggie Ann, and taking this time together to just be a family of 4! Maggie is another blessing from God that we will be eternally thankful for. God is amazing and we know that we would have nothing without Him.

Here's the story:
We were originally scheduled for an induction on Monday, the 7th, but Maggie decided to come on her own. We're so glad she did! I went into labor as soon as we went to bed Thursday night. I laid down at 9:30 and the contractions just started coming every 5 minutes. I tracked them for about an hour and a half before waking up Kev, just to be sure. We got up and made sure we had everything we wanted and ended up getting to the hospital around 12:30 am. The nurse checked me and hooked me up. It turned out that I was in labor so they put us in a room. I got my epidural a little before 3 am and then we got to get some sleep. I got about an hour before the itchiness set in. Apparently the drug they used on me this time had a side effect of itchiness and I was unable to sleep anymore after that. They even tried giving me some benadryl which worked until a lady came in to change out the trash bags (I was soooo close to sleep right before that). I labored in itchiness for the rest of the morning.

Then right about lunch time I started feeling my contractions. I was pushing the pain button for more drugs, but it just wasn't working. I finally called the nurse because it was just ridiculous to have the epidural and be in that much pain (I didn't have any of this with Wyatt). The nurse came in to check me and ended up calling my doctor in. Baby girl was coming on out! I pushed through 3 contractions and Maggie was there in my arms. I don't think I'll ever forget the feeling of holding a miracle for as long as I live. We are completely in love with our newest addition and so thankful for all of the prayers and support we have received from our family and friends. We couldn't have done this without them!
Now it's picture time!

Getting cleaned up and they put a precious little green bow in her hair.
All dressed up to go home!
Home at last...okay, so it was the next day, but we've been wanting her home for a long time!
All snuggled up for the first night home!
First bath
"Was all that torture really necessary?"

All clean and ready for bed!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

39 Weeks

I am 39 weeks now and I definitely feel like it! We induced at 39 weeks with Wyatt so we're really anxious now waiting to see what our newest love is going to do. This weekend we went into triage to have baby girl monitored because she stayed a little too dormant most of Friday and Saturday. Everything sounded good and the nurse told me I had even had a couple of contractions. I couldn't differentiate them from the braxton hicks contractions that I've been having, but I do have renewed hope that we're moving forward!

I went to the doctor yesterday and she confirmed that I have progressed a little (anything is better than none!). She asked if we wanted to be induced and we talked about it and got her opinion. I definitely don't want to rush into anything if my body is not showing signs of readiness. We could have induced Thursday, but our doctor said we might have a better chance of Baby Girl coming on her own if we wait until Monday. So that's what we're doing. If she waits until Monday, she'll come on her due date. We're really praying for her to come sooner and we're praying for patience in case she doesn't. We're totally ready to have our little girl here, in our arms, and loving on her incessantly! Of course, I ready to not be pregnant anymore right now too! ;)

**Please pray for a safe labor and delivery when she does come and for a strong, healthy baby girl. Pray for me to heal and recover quickly so that when Kevin goes back to work, I'll be able to resume as much of my Wyatt duties as possible. Also keep Wyatt in your prayers as his life will be completely turned upside down soon. Pray that he adjusts well to all the changes that will be taking place in his world. Pray that Kevin will be able to adjust quickly as well as have the patience to take on pretty much all of the Wyatt duties (this is a huge deal because Wyatt is a bit of a momma's boy). Pray that Kev and I will be able to provide both of our children with enough love and attention to make the transition as smooth as possible. Also pray for us to have wisdom in raising our children as God intends.