Thursday, July 17, 2014

Corbin's Birth Story

April 24, 2014- Corbin's due date and doctor appointment with Kim McCulloch
It was a morning appointment and I was praying that she would just induce me. She had been telling me for the past two appointments that she just couldn't believe he wasn't here yet, that I was 80% effaced and 3+ dilated. I cried when she told me I wasn't ready. She stripped my membranes and sent me on my way.
That night around 11 the contractions started to hurt. I couldn't sleep. Ty was doing homework for his 7 a.m. class and trying to get some studying in for his Monday morning final. 
April 25, 2014
Ty went to bed at 1 a.m. I couldn't sleep. The contractions were the same distance apart. I timed them with Ty's breathing. I went from laying down to sitting up. I timed again. after 20 min I stood. I stood in front of the mirror and curled my hair while timeing (at 1:45 a.m.). If I was having a baby I was going to look good dang it! 2:15 a.m. I woke up Ty and told him it was time to go to the hospital. He went back to sleep. 2:20 a.m. I woke him up again (this time not so nice). He asked if he could eat a bowl of cereal (typical guy). He ate his cereal, I grabbed my bag and we got in the car. My contractions stopped. I cried because I felt so bad and I knew I wasn't in labor even though I'd been timing contractions for the past 3 hours. 2:45 a.m. we pulled into the hospital and checked in. The nurse hooked me to the monitor and checked me. I was 100% effaced and 3+ dilated. She told me she wasn't sure that the doctor would keep me. Right after she said that Kim walked in with a big hook and said, "Of course we're keeping her. Ready to break your water? It's about to hurt a lot worse." then she broke my water. No going back now! And she was right. It hurt like hell after that. 
3:30 a.m. water broke.
4:00 a.m. dilated to a 5.
4:10 a.m. bawling for an epidural. 
4:30 a.m. I got my epidural. The nurse checked me before the meds were put in. I was at a 9. 
  I've never been in so much pain.
By 5 the epidural had kicked in. Wow was it nice! Just fabulous to have all the pain taken away. 
The nurses switched shifts and my new nurse didn't want me to push yet. I just sat there for over an hour. My mom called somewhere in between the water breaking and the epidural. She reckons I could have gone natural if I had wanted. Who wants to do that?? Insurance covers the pain meds so I'm getting them. 
6 something a.m. I start pushing.
Ty Counting while I pushed

Before the epidural 

Talking to my mamma and trying to breath evenly 





Trying not to panic while I watch his heart rate drop. 

Corbin's heart rate dropped with each push. They gave me an oxygen mask to wear and told me to stop pushing for a little. His heart rate continued to drop with each contraction (not a lot, but enough to worry). 
7:30 something a.m. Kim comes in. They call the NicU and tell them there will be a baby in 5. I push one set of three.
7:44 a.m. I start my second set of three and out he comes. 
Asking me if I'm ready to push!

My Sweet baby boy's first moment in this world.



Tyson cutting the cord

Our little family


My handsome baby boy

They set him on my chest and Kim starts to stitch me up. My tear was scaled as a 3 with over 50%. A.K.A. it was awful and took over two weeks to even start feeling a little better. 
Corbin is perfect. He was 7 1/2 lbs, 20" long, dark eyes, dark hair, dark skin, stubby fingers (just like daddy). He is beautiful! Worth every second of pain. He had my heart right from the start.
 He is such a cuddler and has been from the first minute. He screamed when they moved him off my chest and calmed right down when they put him back. I love being a mommy.








Proud daddy :)

First Bath





Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's Been a Minute

So I haven't written in a few months! So much has happened since last time. We have our beautiful baby boy now (yes, he finally came), we moved, we got a new car, we celebrated our One Year Anniversary, I finished my dental assisting program, I'm starting a small business, Ty is working Army, we're getting ready for school and with it Aggie Football! Yes, we've been busy.
This summer has been lovely. I have decided that Corbin's birth story deserves it's own post so I'm saving that one for a little later when I have more time. Life is busy when you become a mamma, and even busier when you try to start a business. I'll try to keep up from now on so our friends and family know what is going on in our little family life!

Friday, March 28, 2014

36 Weeks...One Month Left!!

I'm starting to go into panic mode. There is just so much to do with so little time! He'll be here before we know it...
Here is my 30 week picture that I just never posted. (things have been busy) 
30 weeks
Our neighbors just had their baby and she is just so little and sweet. It makes me so excited to have my own little one here soon. Just one month left...
36 weeks

  • We are looking at two apartments right now and are just not sure which one we'll get...they are both great in their own ways and will be perfect with a baby. we have to decide this weekend and I just don't know which to choose!
  • School, school, school. I haven't gotten through as much as I'd hoped to before Mr. Corbin gets here. Hopefully I'll be done by the end of this summer though...I want time with baby boy.
  • Dad is busy working two jobs and going to school. Spring time is the busy time of year for him. He is amazing and I don't know what I'd do without him.
  • This weekend we're headed out on our last get away before the baby comes. One friends trip before we become parents. We're excited! 
  • I've been getting pretty crafty trying to turn junk into something that is worth keeping...I've made a few extra dollars to go toward baby fund off all the crafts. It's been fun :) 

Before

After
I think it turned out pretty cute. It isn't done though. It still needs the knobs to hold towels. 
  • Ty got me a few early mother's day gifts. He bought me this adorable clock that I love to pieces! and then as a gift for baby he got me a new camera. I love it! I've had so much fun playing with it and learning to use it! He also got me a super cute case/bag for it that I love love love! he picked them all out himself. He knows me best I guess ha! 
I can't wait to get into our new apartment so I can hang it on the wall!
  • I get to get my hair done this coming week. I haven't done anything with it since we got married last June...it's pretty bad. I'm excited to have it looking a little healthier soon. 
  • At my doctors appt. this week I was dilated to a 2 and 60% effaced. I don't know a whole lot about medical terms, but my doctor says this is good. ha! Baby is also facing the right way, head down. She also said she wouldn't be surprised if I came a little early...I guess we'll just see.
  • baby boy loves to kick his mamma. He likes to put his little foot in between my ribs and pull. OW! (maybe that means he'll be a climber)
  • I had a few contractions last night. They sure aren't fun, but they weren't that bad... I guess I'll know when the real ones start.
  • I crave sugar all the time. Sweets sound so so good! But I have controlled it. I refuse to eat them at night because then I'll just gain a whole bunch of un needed weight. I eat them mostly at lunch time :) chocolate, YUM!
  • I'm still nauseous at 36 weeks...it's never ending. Thank heaven for Zofran or else I would be one unhappy lady.
  • My SI joints are killin. I try to go on walks with Ty now that the weather is getting nicer...after a few blocks my back and legs get cramped up :( I also wake up every morning with a charley horse in the same calf. Hurts so bad.
I just can't wait to finally have him. I know I'll miss being able to feel him in me, but I can't wait for Ty to be able to hold him and also for myself to hold him. I hope I learn things quick because I'm terrified of being a mom. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

28 Weeks and Still Counting!

Look how pooky!

He is just so big now! and always growing!
  • Sciatic Nerve. I knew that pregnant people have back issues sometimes, I didn't know my Sciatic Nerve would make it so I can't sit up, or lay down, or lets just say move at all without horrible pain! It hurts...all day, all night. I know, I know... it's all worth it. 
  • Anemic. so I am slightly anemic... I had to take the glucose drink (orange flavored) YUCK! The only thing that made me not throw up was reminding myself that if I did I would just have to drink the terrible thing again. It tasted like pure sugar and Fanta without fizz. Not a fan. Luckily I don't have diabetes, just low in Iron. 
  • Salmon. Ty and I were at Lee's Market Place and there was a sample so we went over to try it out. Oh it was so good! I haven't had fish once during the whole pregnancy and after I ate that little bite it was all I wanted the rest of the day! So...Tyson, being the best husband ever, went and got me some salmon that night and made it for dinner. YUM!!!
  • Massage. My back hurt in December so Tyson got me a massage for Christmas, but we were so busy with school and work that I didn't have time to use it right away. I got around to it on Friday. I LOVE massages! I was worried it'd make ma nauseous because that's what I've heard from others, but after my Sciatic Nerve issues I didn't even care. I just wanted the pain to stop. 
  • Clothes. Still living in leggings because real pants just don't like me. My sweet mother-in-law bought me some maternity shirts and a beautiful maxi dress that I absolutely adore and that has been wonderful. I've even been getting ready more often :)
  • School. 7.5 hours a day has been killer for me. I come home and just want to sleep. I feel like time is flying by and all I do is school school school. I just want to be through with the program! Progress in the program is sadly very slow... But I'm getting there. There's no way I'll finish before baby Corbin comes.
  • Kicks. This baby boy is so active! All the time! He kicks so much and it's so fun to watch my tummy move. Sometimes he'll put his little feet on my tummy and push and I can see their outlines. It's the best! I'll miss it when he's not in me anymore. I can't wait for him to come, but at the same time I know I'm going to miss feeling him. Tyson has been having so much fun finally being able to feel him move more, and see him...at least the outline of him. 
  • Sounds. He responds to sounds as of late. We went to a basketball game and every time people started cheering he'd go nuts with kicks! For some reason he won't kick for Tyson though. It's like he knows if Ty is watching...he wont budge. As soon as Tyson looks away he's going crazy again! The other day I wanted to introduce him to Disney so I played a bunch of Disney music. He kicked to the beat of one song! Maybe it was in my head, but seriously it seemed like he was dancing to the music!
  • Dad. How's daddy doing you ask? BUSY! School is crazy for him this semester! He leaves at 7:30 in the morning me class and if I'm lucky he's back by 5...just to study in the living room. It's going to be a long semester for him. He is happy as ever though! He likes to tell me all about what he learns at school. I don't understand most of what he's saying, but I nod and smile and he likes that haha I'm no Engineer! 
  • I can't believe we're over halfway through the pregnancy. I feel like it was just yesterday I took the test... time is flying by too fast! However, I feel like a balloon that is about to burst! I can't bend over (Ty puts my socks and shoes on me) and there is just so much pressure on/in my tummy! I can't believe there is still 3 months...
I'm looking forward to the next few months because Ty and I have lots of plans for the weekends! I even get to go to an Army drill with him in March! and he gets to come with me to a Dental Convention in March! March should be fun! We're getting our last bit of couple time in before our sweet little one arrives. It's bitter sweet for me, but can't wait all the same!

Friday, January 10, 2014

24 Weeks of Baby

24 WEEKS!!! It's going by so fast! Only three more months until he's actually here...too fast! 
My list of how 24 weeks is going:

  • He kicks 24/7...not even a little kidding! I can constantly feel him hitting me
  • SO tired....all the time. I've been going to school for 7.5 hours a day and by the time I get home I'm ready for bed (at 5).
  • I love cinnamon life cereal, I could eat it all day long :) Mmmm!
  • I'm starting to feel nauseated in the mornings again which has been hard for going to school
  • Corbin is just constantly hungry...I can eat a whole meal and 10 minutes later I feel like I haven't eaten anything the whole day!
  • I started crying the other day when Ty and I were laughing about something...I couldn't stop crying for 10 minutes.
  • Obsessed with planning his nursery! I'm so excited over it I can hardly stand it! I hope we can find a place to live soon so I can start the plans for real!!
  • My belly button is an outtie now...not the cutest, but it comes with pregnancy.
  • I have no desire to clean...usually I'm really good about that, but I've just been leaving it for Tyson to do...I'll work on that.
  • None of my jeans fit me anymore and my maternity clothes are still too big so I've been living in leggings. For all those who say leggings are not pants...just wait until you get pregnant and nothing else fits comfortably! You will eat those words!
24 Weeks! Now that is a belly!

You're probably all diggin the baggy maternity pants huh? Tyson loves 'em...or at least he tells me he does. :)

Not only have I been obsessing over the nursery, but also baby clothes! I see something and just love it! I've only bought two things thus far. I'm keeping a budget :) but he will be one styling baby! 
Corbin's very first football jersey :) isn't it just adorable! I'm so excited about it! When we saw it at the campus bookstore we just had to have it! 

Monday, December 23, 2013

AND IT'S A....

Well we've gone in for our 20 week checkup. You all know what that means!!! We know baby's gender! Tyson and I decided we didn't want to tell anyone what we are having until Christmas. My family was okay with it for the most part...Tyson's family however...they REALLY wanted us to tell! None of them thought we would be able to make it to Christmas.
I knew it would be hard for Ty to keep it a secret, especially with his mom asking all these gender oriented questions that would cause him to slip, so I devised a marvelous plan! I feel bad for lying, but it was really the only way I could ensure our Christmas present to our moms weren't ruined!
Here is what we did!
Our doctors appointment was scheduled for Dec. 2nd. That is a freaking long time to keep such big news a secret from our families! We decided to tell them all that Tyson had not been able to get off work in time for the doctors appointment so we had to reschedule for the 19th.
This little fib is actually super easy to believe, you see Tyson works for Fed Ex right now and with it being the holiday season he sometimes gets off really late at night. We also really did have a doctors appointment for the 19th of Dec. and I had the paper to prove it. So, yes, we lied and said we missed our appointment. WORTH IT!
We told Ty's family in the same place where we got engaged last Dec. 22. It was so fun to go back and have all those memories and be able to tell our family the gender of our sweet little one.
Now I bet you are all wanting to know what we're having huh? :) We are so excited to bring little Corbin Ty Glover into the world as part of our family. Yes that's right! IT'S A BOY!!!!
seriously we are so excited! I can't wait to start the decorating baby boys room!


Ty made this one :) he did such a good job!


Little man part...

Here is me at 20 weeks of pregnancy. 

My mother-in-law is worried I don't eat enough, but seriously the question has been when have I not been eating. It's all I do! Ritz Crackers and Nutella are my go to sweets (super healthy right?) So stinking good though! and then oranges...how I love them. MMMM! Plus I measure a little bigger than average so yeah me and baby!
We had so much fun at the ultrasound! The doctor put the little camera thing on my tummy and showed us the full view of baby Corbin. He was laying on his tummy so we could see his cute little spine and bum really well. Then she adjusted it a little and I saw his little man part sticking out between his legs and I quickly told Tyson "It's a boy!" but then she moved the camera and said, "lets check out its head and there's an arm..." She was distracting us! Tyson didn't even have a chance to see what I saw. (and still didn't believe me that it's a boy even though I've been telling him the entire pregnancy).
Here is one of those cool 3D pictures that they take. She had a perfect shot of his face and right when she took the picture he put his hand up. I guess he wants everyone to just wait to see how cute he is. 

He kept flexing for us. He really likes his muscles


Here is one of his cute little feetsies :)

He made it clear he has all his fingers 

He kicked me so much during the ultrasound. It was so cool to not only feel it, but see it too!



His nose and lips (I think he got dads nose)

This is my favorite because it's the profile and you can see his little nose and chubby cheeks!

This is his spine which Tyson thinks is the coolest picture ever haha

and here he is telling us everything is all good with a thumbs up!
These pictures make me feel like I can already see his little personality coming out! I love it and I can't stop looking at them! She told us his brain looked good and his spine.Then she showed us his little feet and legs. All 10 fingers and all 10 toes are present :) then she showed us his bum and legs and told us to guess what gender it was. Tyson was so confused, he had no idea what he was looking at...I said boy though and she said YES!
We also got to see his little nose and lips, which at first I had no idea what they were, but then she pointed out that the little black line is the parting of his lips and the bump above is his nose. She asked if either mom or dad sleep with their mouth open because he picked it up... poor kid is going to be a drooler because of his mom!
He is so cute! and she said he's all healthy from what she can see! I am so happy! I even picked out his nursery theme already! (more on that later) 
Baby Corbin...his daddy is going to spoil him so much! He was already looking for kids snowboarding clothes and again at baby kayaks...The kid better love sports or we'll be in trouble! Based off how much he kicks me, he's going to be a little athlete!
We love him so much already and can't wait for April to come!