Friday, July 9, 2010

2 week and 15 month check-ups.

I realized the other day that I never introduced our little girl to our blogger friends. So here's her story...

I had an appointment on Thursday, June 24th, to decide what I wanted to do when it came to my labor process. I hadn't progressed in over 3 weeks. My doctor didn't want to "start" labor since I was planning on doing a VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section). He said we didn't want to put any more stress on my body than we had to. Since there was no progression and I was looking at delivering a 9 pound baby and was already after 40 weeks, we decided to do a repeat c-section for a variety of reasons. My main concern was that I wanted the fastest recovery possible, having two 16 month olds at home. I thought VBAC would be the fastest recovery. After discussing it with my doctor, we came to the conclusion that a vaginal birth of a 9 lb. would have a longer recovery process than a repeat c-section. So, that being said, we scheduled the surgery for the next day and had our baby girl around 1pm on Friday.

I know that we confused a lot of people when we announced her name. Everyone thought her name was going to be Liv. But two days before her birth, Te and I were talking and I said that Liv was my second choice and that the name Lucy would be my first...if I had my way. He didn't know that I felt this way, apparently. So being the absolute wonderful person that he is, he said I had full naming rights from that point on. And so a Lucy was born. My great grandma's name was Lucy and my memories of her and her lake house up in Bellingham, WA. were the reasons I wanted to choose this name. My husband chose Lucy's Hawaiian middle name, Nalani, meaning "serenity of the skies". More importantly, it was also his grandma's name. So there you have it.

Lucy Nalani Lawrence
Born June 25, 2010 at 1pm.
8 lbs. 8 oz.
21 inches
Jen Herem took Lucy's newborn pics. I have only seen two pictures so far and they are perfect. I can't wait to see the rest. Thanks Jen.

In addition to Lucy's introduction, we went to the Dr. today to get the boy's 15 month check ups and Lucy's 2 week check up. The boys are actually closer to 17 months but we missed their appt.

Weight: 22 lbs. (10%)
Height: 32 in. (59%)
Head: 50 1/2 cm (99%)

Weight: 21 lbs. 11 oz. (8%)
Height: 31 3/4 in. (51%)
Head: 50.2 cm (98%)

Weight: 9 lbs. 4 oz. (80%)
Height: 21 1/4 in. (83%)
Head: 36.7 cm (68%)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Darth Vader.

Cash has recently acquired a new....nightly occurrence. Te and I couldn't figure out what the strange noise was that had been coming from the boy's room the last two nights. No joke, we thought there was either a truck driver hovering over the cribs, breathing heavy...or Darth Vader was in our kid's bedroom. The first night, we failed at trying to figure out what it was by waking up the boys while trying to sneak into their room. It wasn't until the next day, at nap time, that I found out what it was. I put the boys down for their morning nap and started feeding Lucy. About 30 mins into the nap, I looked over at the monitor and it was still showing red dots lighting up, I couldn't believe they were still awake, so I reached over to see if they were playing or crying. This is what I heard...(you might need to turn up your volume all the way to hear this...don't worry, no ghost is going to pop out screaming)