May 5, 2010

Baby Kate

Here are some more pictures of our sweet little Kate. We're all home now, and doing well. She's been nursing and sleeping great! Last night, our first night home, was pretty rough though. Kate wouldn't sleep unless we held her, Ali Grace woke up and wouldn't go back to sleep, and Jack woke up several times. But we made it through and we're hoping tonight will be better.

Jack and Ali Grace are funny about Kate. Jack wants to touch her and see what she's doing all the time. Ali Grace just watches her and says "bobby" "bobby" over and over. She usually won't say Kate, she just calls her "bobby"--that's how she says baby! So funny!

My Mom and Dad are here for the week to help and they have been invaluable! I never realized how big and fast and loud and all over the place Jack and Ali are!!!! Of course I am comparing them to Kate now. She is so sweet and calm! Maybe she'll be our calm and quiet child.

May 3, 2010

Baby Kate is Here!!

God gave us little Katherine Elizabeth Chisholm (we're going to call her Kate) this morning at 11:34. She weighed 8 pounds 0.4 ounces and was 20 inches long and could not be any prettier, but, of course, I am a little biased about my girls. This is my first attempt at posting on the blog. Christina told me how to do it earlier over the phone. Her mom is staying with her in the hospital tonight. We thought it would be best for me to stay at home with the kids since their world is about to be changed enough as it is without mommy and daddy both being gone over night. Anyway, little Kate and Mama are both doing great and should be discharged sometime tomorrow. Then Christina will be back to fix whatever I mess up on the blog. Thanks to everyone who has been praying for us, the Lord has certainly been gracious.

May 1, 2010

39 weeks

I'm now officially 39 weeks along, and in less than 2 days, Lord willing, we will have a sweet baby girl or baby boy! We totally did not expect this, but we're excited none-the-less.

Two and a half weeks ago when I went to the doctor I was dilated 1 cm and the baby was really low. She said that I would probably go into labor in the next couple weeks. So we started kicking it into high gear around here to get ready. We had to move beds around, organize baby stuff, wash tons of clothes, and get it all ready. Then we just waited and waited, analyzing every twinge of pain I had.

Then this past Wednesday when I went again my doctor said that I was dilated 3 cm and 70% to 80% effaced. I was freaking out! I expected to go into labor at any second! She also told me that she would be going out of town in a week for an extended vacation and wanted to know if I wanted to be induced before she left. Well, Brian and I had talked about induction before, and really didn't want to do it. So we had to reassess and decide what to do--be induced and have Dr. Cahill, who we trust and really like--or wait and go into labor on my own and risk having a doctor we've never seen delivering. So we prayed and talked and really thought about it.

We ultimately decided to trust my doctor and go ahead and induce, while we continue to pray that I'll go into labor naturally before I get to the hospital. So here we are, Saturday night, and we're scheduled to be at the hospital at 6:30 Monday morning. My parents and sister are here, which is such a comfort. Now whenever I go into labor, or to the hospital, they will be here to take care of the kids.

We're still hoping that I'll go into labor naturally, (honestly, we absolutely expected to have had this baby by now) but if I don't that's ok, and our sweet little one will arrive Monday as planned. It seems like my feelings about it change from minute to minute from excited to scared to expectant to nervous to grateful to excited again.

Here I am with the belly. It's HUGE!!!