Monday, December 17, 2012

Introducing.... REID JOHNSTEN LANEY

On the night of December 8, 2012... I started having a ton of contractions, but for me, that is truly nothing new. I didn't think anything of it, and because it was a Saturday night, I went ahead and took a terbutaline pill to help stop the contractions... but they didn't stop. I took a sleeping pill and started to doze off when I felt a pop and a gush.... I realized that my water had broken and I calmly woke Cal up and went down the hall to tell my mom. We got to the hospital at around 11:30 and because Reid was still in the breech position, he was here by 1:38 on December 9, 2012 via C-section.
 He is perfect and handsome...
 weighed 8 lbs and 11.7 oz
 and 20 3/4 inches long.
 His brother and sister are obsessed with him....
 mainly sister.... who thinks he is her baby doll.
Jack gets kisses on and off all day!
...And I do believe this is my favorite photo of all time! :)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

38 weeks

38 weeks pregnant with Reid

37 weeks and 4 days pregnant with Jack and Lucy (delivered the next day)
Pregnancy Highlights:


How Far Along: 38 weeks


Size of baby: 19 inches from head to heel — and weighs around 6 lbs- size of a cantaloupe


Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have gained 30 lbs


Maternity Clothes: mostly all maternity... some regular dresses


Gender: It's a BOY!!!

Name: Reid Johnsten Laney
Reid is my maiden name and Johnsten is a nod to Cal's late grandfather John Hozie Turner and his late Uncle Johnny. Also... Johnsten means "God's gracious gift" and I could not say it any better! :)


Movement: I feel him moving all of the time! There are no longer flips, I can feel him pushing and turning and I can almost discern what body part I am feeling. We have been trying and trying to get him to flip out of the breech position. I have laid upside down on ironing boards and stood on my head, but the boy will not move! I really think he is too big at this point!


Sleep: Sleep is still better with sleeping aids :)


What I miss: um... still miss WINE!!! (and being able to pop up off of the couch and bed easily)


Cravings: I have been ravenously hungry lately. I think I have eaten more Mexican and every kind of dip in the world during this pregnancy.


Symptoms: still have tons of braxton hicks... they are really starting to get uncomfortable... but there is no pattern to them and they aren't changing anything, so I am not worried with them!

Best Moment this month: I am just so grateful to have made it a few days longer than I did with the twins. I had them at 37 weeks and 5 days. They were full term and healthy, but I know that the longer he stays in there the better! :)