Tuesday, May 29, 2012

1 Week Old

My sweet baby Walter is already a week old! I can't believe it.  It's true what they say- time goes by way too fast.  This past week has been exhausting- I don't think I've ever had this much lack of sleep in my life- but at the same time, it's been such a fun and amazing week.  It's so fun to watch him and to see his little personality come through with certain things.  He loves to be held, so much so that he will not sleep at night unless I am holding him- making for very long nights for me.  I really hope we can get him to sleep in his own bed, because even though I love cuddling him, I would love to get some sleep sometime soon.  The couple times we have given him a bath, he really does not like it, until we get to washing his hair- that calms him right down.  He doesn't really cry unless we are changing him or he's hungry- he's a very mild mannered baby.  I love him so much and I still can't believe he's mine!

Getting a bath

 Meeting Great Grandma Jones
 With Aunt Heather

 Our kitty doesn't really know what to think of him yet, she just sits and stares at him when he's in his bassinet

 One week old!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Welcome to the World

On Tuesday, May 22nd, we welcomed Walter Scott Barocio into the world.
Our day started at 7 am when we arrived at the hospital for my induction.  I have never been more nervous and anxious in my life.  Child birth has been a huge fear of mine throughout this pregnancy- I had no idea how I'd get through it.  Well, we got there and got checked in and I got changed into my lovely hospital gown, and the fun began.  I got hooked up to my IV and got started on pitocin.  Right before 8 o'clock my doctor came in and broke my water- to say that it hurt would be an understatement- it killed.  After that there were a few hours where things were moving pretty slowly.  By noon, I was having pretty painful contractions and decided it was time for the epidural.  I don't know what I would've done without it. The rest of the afternoon was pretty uneventful.  I was hoping to have had Walter by 5 or 6, but I was progressing at a record slow speed.  It took 4 hours for me to go from a 3 to a 4.  It took a couple more hours to go from a 4 to a 5, but once I got to a 5 or 6 things started to pick up.  By then I was progressing about 2 centimeters every hour to hour and a half, so by 9:20, and after 14 hours of labor, I was ready to push.  My doctor had me push for about 20 minutes and then decided to speed up the process by using the vacuum to get him out.  At 9:40, Walter was born weighing 7lbs 8oz and was 20 inches long.  He was absolutely perfect in every way.  The first thing we all noticed was his dark curly hair- exactly what I was hoping for.  Seeing my baby for the first time was completely surreal, it was something I'll never forget.  The instant love that you have for that little person is completely overwhelming. Jesse was the first to hold him, and it was the cutest thing I have ever seen in my life to see Jesse take his baby boy and just fall completely in love with him.  He's a pretty cute dad and he loves his boy very much.
 I was in the hospital til Thursday, and was so ready to come home!  The last couple of days have been hard, that's for sure, but I have loved every second of it.  It has been so nice having my mom and Jesse's mom close by.  There is nothing better than just holding my baby all day long, I love to watch him sleep and all the little movements and facial expressions he makes.  I wouldn't trade being a mom for anything.

The last picture of me with a big belly

 Jesse thought it would be funny to take a picture of me 13 hours into labor.. I didn't find it funny

Look at that curly hair!

Daddy and his little guy

First time holding him

Walter with Grandma Smith

Jesse just loves him

And so do I

Grandma and Grandpa Adams

Some more pictures of him at the hospital

 Getting ready to go home

All bundled up and ready

At home, cuddling with Grandma Adams

I love his little face!

 Cuddling with mamma

All nice and clean after his first sponge bath at home

Sleeping so peacefully

Gettin ready to go to Grandma and Grandpas

 So precious :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Bye-Bye Tiny Apartment

I was so excited to write about my induction date on Tuesday that I forgot to mention that Jesse and I get to move out of our tiny one bedroom apartment and move to a 2 bedroom in just 3 weeks! I am so so so excited to get out of this apartment, especially since we'll have a baby- he will now have his own room!  Our lease on this place isn't up until the end of July, but another apartment in the same complex is opening up the middle of June and they are letting us cancel our lease here and transfer to that one early.  Since I'll only be a couple weeks out from giving birth I won't be able to do much with helping move, so Jesse's got a lot of work to do, but we couldn't pass up this chance :)
Oh, and p.s.- 4 more days!!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

In a Week From Today...

In a week from today, I will hopefully be holding a cute little baby and be all hopped up on pain killers.  I went to the doctor yesterday and he has scheduled for me to be induced on the 22nd of May- that's six days before my due date! I have a pretty awesome doctor if you ask me.  I go in one more time next Monday just to make sure everything is good and ready to go, so there is a slight chance that it could get pushed back, but I'm gonna keep telling myself that it'll happen.  Before yesterday, I honestly haven't really been able to tell if I've had any contractions.  I have no idea what they are supposed to feel like and I get a bunch of weird pains but I have no clue if they are contractions or not.  But yesterday evening I finally felt a real contraction, and I've had like 3 or 4 since then, so I guess that's a good sign that some progress is taking place... but anyway, I now just have to keep myself totally busy for the next six days because if I don't I think I will go crazy waiting! YAY! 6 more days!!!!