Friday, December 2, 2011

...5 months later

So i knew it had been a while since I last posted, but 5 months! So A LOT has happened in 5 months. We now have a little boy who will be 3 months old tomorrow. Sophie had her 1st birthday. And we bought a house and are all moved in.

This is his birth story...

Finn Anderson Quist was born on Sept 3 at 8:14pm. He was 3 weeks early! My water broke on the 1st, but I didn't realize that's what it was. I was having contractions and leaking fluid for 2 days before going to the hospital. I just thought it was false labor because we were so far from his due date. My 1st contraction happened when Sophie and I were at Hatfield Farms petting zoo with Mom and Amy. We did some shopping after that. The contractions were pretty irregular. I was able to sleep though the night. Then the next day I relaxed, but that evening Chad and I went to get groceries and went out to eat. The contractions were getting more intense during dinner so when we got home i called the IWK and they told me if I wanted to be checked I could come in but they might end up sending me home. After that the contractions kind of subsided so I decided to wait. That night I couldn't sleep and at 3am the contractions were more regular and intense. At 6am I decided to wake up Chad and go to the hospital. At this point was was wondering if my water had broken so I wanted to make sure that the baby was ok. We got to the hospital and got assessed. It took a long time becau
se they were over flowing with pregnant woman! They confirmed that my water broke, but after checking out the baby, they were sending me home to wait. They had zero empty beds and said I could wait there but it might be a few hours so I could wait at home and they would call me when they had space. So just as we were leaving the hospital Chad (who was on call that weekend) got called into work. He called around to see if someone else would be able to fill in for him. No one could help. He is an electrician so it wasn't like he was called in for a shift, someone just needed something fixed. So i called Mom and Dad, because they were going to come stay with Sophie, and they headed to our place while Chad went to work. The hospital called just as Mom and Dad got to our place. mom stayed with Sophie, and Dad drove me to the hospital. I called Chad on the way and he was just finishing up and was going to meet us at the hospital.
Dad stayed with me until Chad got there. When Chad showed up it was around 4pm. Since my water broke more than 24 hrs before they started me on the oxytocin, i was having contractions but they wanted it to move faster. I didn't an epidural right away because with Sophie I got one early on and her labor lasted 17 hours. I didn't want that to happen again. So I waited as long as I could. Finally I asked for one. So the nurse checked me and I was 8 cm dilated. She said she could ask them to come give me one or she could break my water and it would progress really fast after that. (My water had been leaking the past 2 days but Finn's head was blocking the hole so it didn't burst or drain quickly.) I decided to get the epidural. The doctor came to check me before they went into an emergency c section. She said that she had never seen someone's water that big! And that as soon as they broke it the baby would be here within minutes. So they were going to wait until after they did the c section. So Chad and I just waited. I had gotten the epidural but it only worked on one side. So I was still feeling most of the pain. It wasn't long until during a contraction my water broke on it's own. Oh man, this may be gross to some people but it filled the bed. I had to change my clothes and the sheets etc. Just after my water broke, the doctors came in and said it was perfect timing because they just finished with the c section. Then I had the urge to was intense. I never had that with Sophie. 7 minutes of pushing and Finn was here. He was 3 weeks early and he weighted 9 lbs 7 oz. I cant imagine how big he would have been 3 weeks later. I knew he was going to be big! Poor guy didn't have a name for basically 2 days. I had been wanting to use Finn for a while but we hadn't committed to it for a few reasons. Finally I couldn't think of any other name that even came close, so Finn it was. I also LOVE his middle name. I would use it as a 1st name if the only nickname to come out of it wasn't Andy. So Finn was released even though he had a bit of jaundice. We were told to get him checked by our family doctor within 2 days. We did that and his jaundice level was still not coming down so we were readmitted to the hospital so he could be under the uv lights for 24 hours. After that he started to turn a normal color.

Finn is perfect. He is so calm and happy. He just started giggling a few days ago and his laugh sounds the same as Sophie's did.

So we bought a house...This summer we decided we were in a good position to buy a house and wanted to move before Finn was born. We contacted a Mortgage broker and real estate agent and the whole process was really quick. We started looking the end of july and had put in an offer with in 2 weeks. We wanted it to be a quick closing and asked the closing date to be Sept 7th so we would have a few weeks before the baby came t
o move in and get settled. Well, Finn had his own plans... he came on the 3rd, our final walk through for the house was on the 5th. We were still in the hospital on the 5th so Chad had to go alone. It was all a bit stressful. Then after they released us, Finn had to go back in to the hospital for a 24 hours period. We weren't released the 2nd time until Friday at 6pm and we were moving the next morning. Mom and Dad were staying wi
th Sophie and did some last minute packing for us which was a huge help!! Seriously stressful! But we moved in and everything is settled now.

So, Sophie and Finn are the same age for 10 days of the year. Sophie turned 1 on Sept 13th. We had a party for her that weekend. Actually we had 2 parties. We may have a house now but we have so many family members are friends that there was no way we would be able to fit everyone in our place. So on Saturday we had all our family over to celebrate. And then sunday night we invited friends over to eat some cake and ice cream.
At 1 year old Sophie is a very smart little girl. She talks ALL the time. Her only real words i can make out are Mamma, Dadda and Hi. She is close to saying a few other words. She love patti cake and the itsy bitsy spider. She likes to spin around and clap and dance. She can blow bubbles with her spit...i know it sounds gross, but it's really funny to see. She loves books, and she loves Finn. She also likes when i put her socks on. She is a very funny, sweet and ridiculously cute little girl and we are lucky to have her in our little family of four!

It's been a busy 5 months, but I have 2 very calm babies which makes life a little easier. They have dealt with all the changes very well.