Monday, April 20, 2009

First Beach Day of 2009

Yesterday was our first trip to the beach in months. Yes, we could have gone to the beach before April, but the weather was either too cool or I was just too pregnant, or baby Logan was just too little. It was also my birthday (yes, I'm 29 again).

Here is Dylann loving the beach and visiting me in the shade for a moment:

And here is Logan enjoying his first trip to the beach:

I swear, he does smile - I just can't seem to get it on camera yet.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

love for baby brother

dylann has always been a very nurturing little girl, and now she has her own little real live baby doll.

sometimes she wants to help out a little bit too much, but i guess i can't complain - she loves her baby brother!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

and baby makes four

Wow - has it really been 5 months since my last blog? How sad.

So much has happened, but the most exciting news is the arrival of little Logan. Dylann has baby brother! He came into the world on Friday, January 30th.

Here is my birth story:

First, let's just say that I wasn't the most pleasant pregnant woman. I was uncomfortable all the time - hot, swollen, and miserable. So by the time January rolled around, I was done being pregnant - even though my due date wasn't until February. And to top it off, during the last few weeks of January, Ventura got a heat wave. The normal 50-60 degree weather was nowhere to be found, only 80-90 degree, not good for me, weather - UGH!!!

I had my regular appointments with my midwife, Kathy Wingland (the best btw), and the Thursday before Logan arrived, I asked her if there was a way to get things progressing. She offered to strip my membranes, to which I said, yes, PLEASE!!!

That night I started having contractions at around 11pm. First every 10 minutes, but by 12am they were 3 minutes apart! My husband was in a panic thinking I might have the baby at the house or in the car on the way to the hospital - it was pretty funny.

After arriving at CMH, labor was progressing steadily and my midwife showed up at about 3am. She stayed by my side, as did Ray, until Logan was born at 7:32am.

I had the birth I had always wanted - drug free and allowed to move freely without an IV holding me down. Amazing what the human body can endure.