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2 Years Later…

2 years later….oops! Somewhere in the last little while, life got in the way and I forgot to keep up with my blogging! I am so sad about it! I was sitting on my couch tonight and started working on my kids’ baby albums. I wanted to add in little details about the things that happened each month but I couldn’t remember! I don’t do very well at posting every little detail on Facebook to look back on, so I’m kind of out of luck! I have a horrible memory too! My blog posts were basically a diary into our lives and I wish I had more to go back and look at. So here I am, attempting to get back at it so I don’t loose anymore memories!

So, last I left off here, the twins were a month old! Oh boy…they are now two and a half years old and Logan is four! Things are crazy around here!

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We just celebrated Logan’s 4th birthday a couple of weeks ago, and for his birthday present, we took all the kids on a big trip to Utah! We went to jump zones, the zoo, the aquarium, splash parks, and Build A Bear! It was a nonstop 4 day vacation¬†and we all had a blast!

I am no longer a stay at home mom! I work at a women’s gym as a “personal trainer” I guess you could call it. I work up front, sign people up for memberships, clean, and set up programs for people and teach them how to use the equipment. I am not a certified personal trainer, although I really want to be! It is on my to-do list! I am also a group fitness instructor and I teach classes 3 times a week at the gym! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my job! I feel beyond lucky to have found it. There is free daycare on site, so the kids come with me, the shifts are not too long so I still have plenty of time at home, I get free gym membership, and I can workout on my shift. It’s an all around winning situation. I have been working there since the end of August 2016. I have found a real love for running and really enjoy participating in races. My most recent race was the Frostbite 5K back in March. I placed 5th overall and 3rd in my age group with a time of 28:16. I have also started to really enjoy yoga.¬†We have an amazing yoga instructor at the gym who is so willing to help you reach your goals! I’m currently focusing on my Scorpion Pose. It’s a work in progress!

 

Logan’s last day of his first year of preschool was on Thursday May 18, 2017 (pictures to come later). We attended his end of year program as a family. It was adorable and he had so much fun.

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Logan has been having a lot of issues with his speech this past school year, so I put him through a very extensive evaluation at our local Child Development Center. He qualified for extra help on his speech. They created an IEP (individualized education program) for him and began providing him with on site teletherapy once a week for the past month. Now we are done for the summer, but he will be attending the CDC for preschool next year (free of charge) and will be able to receive all of the help that he needs to help him succeed! I am so excited for this opportunity for him! The twins will also begin preschool in October at the CDC when they turn 3!

Our most recent struggles have been with the twins. We’ve been dealing with a lot of tummy issues…lots of diarrhea, lots of pain, screaming in the night, barely any sleep, and horrible attitudes. We had the stomach flu about a month ago, so I kept associating the tummy issues with that, but after a couple of weeks I began to worry that there was more going on. After some research, I decided to try and cut dairy out because I began suspecting that they were lactose intolerant. And wouldn’t you know, the tummy pain and other issues lessened! Then we had a breakout of hives all over Sophie’s hands after she ate a banana. Then we had a huge rash break out all over Sophie’s thighs and neck after eating a graham cracker. So there was obviously more than just a lactose thing going on. That was when I just had it! I couldn’t take the fear of feeding them anymore, so we went to the doctor last week. Both the girls had a blood test done to check for common food allergies and Celiac Disease. I am still waiting to hear back from the doctor about the results, but in the mean time, I decided to cut out gluten and dairy entirely. We are 1 week in and the results have been incredible. The girls are sleeping through the night, very few tantrums and meltdowns, no complaints at all of tummy pains, no diarrhea…I am praying and hoping that these poor babies do not have anything as serious as Celiacs and maybe just a gluten intolerance. But changing their diet has already done so much for us. Tonight I made my very first truly gluten and dairy free dinner with a vegan “cheeze” sauce and the girls loved it! I can do this!

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So maybe I’ll be able to keep up with my blog this time around….wish me luck!


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The First Month

Seriously? It has already been a month since I gave birth to Sophie and Addilyn. I am in shock at how fast the time is going! My days go by so quickly because I never have a free minute anymore. I wake up in the morning and 5 minutes later, it is time to start bedtime routines! My kids are definitely keeping me on my toes, testing my limits, and pushing me to learn how to balance being a mom, a homemaker, and a wife! I love every second of my crazy life right now!

I feel like I am finally starting to get the hang of things around here. The first few weeks were a big struggle, mainly because I was suffering from the baby blues. It made dealing with the crying, the late nights, and Logan’s tantrums very difficult for me. I am now back on track and feeling happy and blessed by my little miracles rather than irritable and overwhelmed. For example, tonight after Coltin left for work, I was able to clean up the house, workout, cook myself a delicious dinner, and even take a shower! I did all this while still managing to tend to all 3 kids and have them all ready for bed by 7:30 and Logan in bed by 8. The twins are now soundly sleeping and it is only 9:30. See? I can totally do this! I am slowly learning what things work and what doesn’t when trying to get things done and keep everyone happy. Being a clean freak, keeping my house in tip top shape is a huge deal to me! I’ve learned how to wrap the girls in a moby wrap when I sweep, mop, and vacuum. I know that dinner has to be cooked during their evening nap, and if they get extremely fussy then they need to be laid on their stomach! Everyday I learn something new and I am slowly learning all the little secrets to keep these babies happy.
Sophie and Addilyn are way above their birth weights now, which is fantastic since we struggled so much the first 2 days of their lives. They lost over 8% of their bodyweight during those first days taking them down to the 4 pound region. We quickly brought their weights back up and once my milk came in, their weights really went up! Exclusively pumping has been amazing with the twins! Coltin is able to help me so much and I love being able to see exactly how much they have eaten and know that they are truly full. Once I made myself a hands free pumping bra, things really got easier! I now have my hands free while pumping to feed the babies or tend to whatever other needs they have. My freezer is overrun by milk these days and I am quickly reaching my goal of being able to stop pumping around 6 months and keep them going with breast milk until they turn 1.

I went ahead a did a few newborn pictures of the girls together when they were a few days old.
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I absolutely love the way they turned out! But, I was over taking pictures very quickly, so I called my sister-in-law and had her finish doing their newborn pictures. I am so glad I did! They turned out fantastic and I love them all!
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I still cannot believe a whole month has passed! My life is completely different now, but these girls already need to slow down!
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Both girls are excellent eaters! They are a couple of little piggy’s, that’s for sure! They are eating every 2-3 hours during the day. At night they are doing 3-4 hour stretches which is fantastic! I get a good amount of sleep in between feedings which help me function a little better! They sleep in a boppy pillow on top of the bed for now. The first few weeks, Coltin and I co-slept with them, but now that he is back at work it is too hard for me to co-sleep with them both and keep them both happy. This forced me to make sure they were sleeping somewhere other than my arms. So far we haven’t had luck with the pack n play, but the pillow works just fine for me! As long as there is white noise playing, they will sleep. I remember countless nights of rocking Logan and walking back and forth with him to soothe him and get him to fall asleep. Then gently laying him down and being as quiet as possible while praying he didn’t wake up. With these girls, the tv is blaring, the lights are on, and there is no rocking! I wrap them up and lay them down wide awake. They quickly put themselves to sleep. I feel so lucky and so blessed that they are already such great sleepers! I really hope they keep this up!

They are starting to be more alert and have some awake time these days. They are huge fans of tummy time! I am so glad that they like it so much! Logan loves to lay down next to them.
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We have even attempted grocery shopping with the girls a couple of times and it has gone smoothly!
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They sure do love the moby wrap!

I can’t wait to see how they change and grow in the next month!

Logan turned 18 months last week. I can’t believe he is almost 2! I guess I better start planning another birthday party! Don’t worry, I already have the theme picked out (:
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He’s just so handsome! I love him so much! He is so smart and is constantly learning new things. He is finally beginning to talk more. It is a very slow process, but we are getting there! His list of words includes: hello, hi, mom, dad, more, cheese, drink, binky, dog, ouch, wow, sister, banana, vroom, and mwah (kisses). He can also bark and make a monkey sound. His 18 month doctor appointment is on Tuesday next week, so I don’t have any weights or measurements at the moment. I can’t wait to see how he has grown though!
Logan is an AMAZING big brother! I really wasn’t sure how he was going to act when we brought the twins home, but he has been fantastic and he loves them so much! He is a big help and loves to do things like throw diapers away, give the girls their binkies, help feed them their bottles, and burp them. He rushes over to them if they start to cry and hugs them! I haven’t seen hardly any jealousy and there hasn’t been an increase in tantrums…just your typical “Terrible 2’s” tantrums that were occurring before we brought the girls home.
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Halloween was fun and simple for us this year. Logan was the old man from “Up”. He got to wear his costume to Trunk or Treat a few weeks before Halloween and I’m so glad he did because he ended up getting sick the day before Halloween. We stayed home that day, so there was no trick or treating. That was perfectly fine by us though! The kids hung out in their Halloween pajamas all day and we all just sat around and ate candy!
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All the kids painted a pumpkin. Logan loved it!
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As for me, I am feeling really great! I’m all healed up and good to go! At 4 weeks post partum, I feel like nothing even happened to me! My incision area gets a little tender at times, but that is about it. I started working out this week which has been great! I feel so much better about myself and can’t wait to tone up! I have lost all the baby weight already, but as you can imagine there is a lot of loose skin from how far I was stretched! I’m not nearly as tired as I had imagined I would be because I have some awesome babies! I still can’t believe I am a mom of 3!

I think that pretty much sums up this past month. Each day is an endless cycle of feeding, changing, burping, swaddling, crying, playing, hugging, and kissing. It is crazy and wonderful and I wouldn’t change a thing!

Let me just end this post with some adorable sibling pictures!

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Sophie and Addilyn’s Birth Story

I can’t believe I finally get to write the birth story of my beautiful twin girls. They are such tiny and perfect little miracles. I feel so blessed.

Now, on to the birth story.

We chose to be induced at 38+1 weeks for the safety of the babies. We didn’t want the placenta to die and the chance of a possible stillbirth was increasing. Apparently these girls were not planning on coming on their own, so we needed to give them a nudge.

I won’t lie, having your baby’s birthday planned is really nice! I spent the entire day before we went to the hospital deep cleaning my house, packing, and spending extra time with Logan.

Then at 5 a.m on Tuesday October 14, 2014 we headed to the hospital!! After filling out some paperwork, they got the IV and everything going. Everything moved really quickly. Once they got the heart rate monitors on my belly and found both baby’s heartbeats they also strapped on the contraction monitor. Apparently I was already having some fairly steady contractions, I just wasn’t feeling them! I was dilated to a 3, 70% effaced, and ready to go. So it may have ended up being baby day anyway! The pitocin was started by 6:15 and the contractions picked up within 15 minutes.

The day went by really quickly. Dr. Allyn came in around 8:30 and broke Baby A’s water and said I was at a 4. The contractions were fairly steady and were at a manageable pain level. Dr. Allyn also screwed a scalp electro to Baby A’s head to keep track of her heart rate. Trying to keep track with the straps wasn’t working well because every time I moved we would lose a heart beat because the strap would move. This worked out much better!

By 10:30 the contractions were awful. The nurse asked if I was ready for some pain relief. I asked her to check me. I was still only at a 4. I really didn’t want to get an epidural so soon, but I was really hurting, so I agreed to it.

The anesthesiologist got there fairly quickly and got the epidural placed by 11:15ish. It was extremely painful, but that was one heck of an epidural! Before I knew it, I felt nothing. I was so numb, I couldn’t even move my legs or wiggle my toes.

Now that I was finally comfortable Coltin ran home to visit Logan and get him laid down for a nap. I got to FaceTime with him for a few minutes which made me so happy! This was my first time being away from him.

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I tried to take a nap while Coltin was gone but I started having a slight pain in my side that was uncomfortable enough to keep me awake. I had a button I could push if I felt like I needed more pain control in my epidural. I finally pushed it and I felt better. At 12:50 I decided to look at the monitor. My contractions were coming fast and were mean looking on the monitor. I took a picture and sent it to Coltin.

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He text back immediately that he would head back to the hospital. He was back in about 15 minutes. 5 minutes later, Dr. Allyn came to check on me. He checked to see how far I was dilated. I was scared the epidural may have slowed things down. He asked if I was feeling any need to push and I told him no. He looked at me and said I must have an amazing epidural because I was at a 10 and it was time push! The nurses instantly started getting everything together. Coltin got nervous and you could see how scared and excited he was! I was just so thankful he had made it back to the hospital and I was so happy I got the epidural an hour earlier!!

I started pushing and the nurse kept telling me to keep going. I finally stopped and said no, I need a break. I need to breathe! Apparently at that point, Sophie’s head was already out and I just didn’t realize it. They told me just one more big push was all I needed. I pushed and they had to yell at me to slow down! So after only 5 pushes, Sophie was born!

Dr. Allyn immediately began pushing on my belly to help Addilyn turn head down. After about 10 minutes of attempting, I heard exactly what I didn’t want to hear. She went feet first and was not budging. I had to decide right away if I wanted to risk a breech delivery (which had some big risks) or have a c-section. I seriously thought I was going to cry. Coltin was so reassuring though and encouraged the c-section and kept telling me I could do it and everything would be ok. Out of safety for Addilyn and all of Coltin’s comforting words, I agreed to the c-section.

They moved fast to get me ready to wheel to the OR. I carried Sophie the whole way and was heartbroken when they took her away from me. The operating room was freezing and I was shaking uncontrollably. They were giving me blankets for the top half of my body, but nothing helped. They finished prepping me and Coltin was finally able to come in the room. I was so numb but I could feel all the pressure and the tugging. It was definitely uncomfortable, but in about 3 minutes, Addilyn was here at 2:11 p.m. I didn’t get to hold her, but they put her by my head for a minute so I could see her. Then they took her and Coltin had to leave so they could stitch me up. I was so cold and so tired. I fought so hard to stay awake at this point. It took about 30 minutes for them to finish up and then I was wheeled to a recovery room.

After nurses pushing on my stomach and checking my vitals, I finally got to hold Sophie again. A little later Coltin got to come see me.then they brought me Addilyn and I was so happy. I was still shaking uncontrollably from being cold and was running a fever. It took a long time for me to get any feeling back.

I finally got taken to my hospital room and was beyond happy to have both my babies! I am very happy with my decision of trying for a vaginal delivery and with my decision to have a c-section and not risk anything happening to Addilyn.

Sophie Nicole Blau was born at 1:36 p.m. weighing 5 lbs 10.5 oz and was 18.75 inches long.
Addilyn Grace Blau was born at 2:11 p.m. weighing 5 lbs 6.2 oz and was 17.75 inches long.

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They are so perfect and I am so happy to have finally welcomed them to the world.


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38 Weeks

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Well by some miracle, I made it another week in this pregnancy! I’m pretty sure everyone is in total shock over this. I never expected to have such a successful twin pregnancy. These girls are going to be so big and healthy! I am pleased to announce that this will be my final pregnancy update though! We go to the hospital at 5 a.m. tomorrow to be induced! Finally!!!! We are so excited to meet them!

At my final doctor appointment on Thursday, I had made progress! I was dilated to a 2 and 70% effaced. Woo! Still no sign of them showing up on their own before tomorrow morning, so I guess bring on the pitocin! Baby A is still head down and ready to go. Baby B did a complete 180 somehow, but is still transverse. Her spine is pointing down though which is a pretty good sign that she will flip how down once Baby A comes out. Apparently as Baby A comes out, they will be pushing on my stomach to coax Baby B to turn in the right direction. So fingers crossed she does so that I don’t end up with a C-Section at all! We could see Baby A practicing breathing on the ultrasound, which was very cool to see! She’s definitely ready for the world (:

The day is finally almost here!!!

How far along? 38 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss? About 30 pounds

Maternity clothes? Sweat pants. Yep, let’s just go with sweat pants.

Stretch marks? Yep! Lots!

Sleep? Haha no…no sleep. I know I won’t be getting any tonight! I’m starting to get way too anxious!

Best moment this week? Getting news that I had progressed a bit on my own. I wasn’t looking forward to being induced when I had barely even dilated! I would have loved to go into labor on my own, but apparently these girls need a nudge!

Miss anything? Being comfortable

Movement? Of course. Thy have slowed down a lot though. They are running out of room!

Food cravings? Peanut butter

Anything making you queasy or nauseous? Nope!

Have you started to show yet? Absolutely

Gender? Identical Girls!!

Labor Signs? No! It is so frustrating!

Belly Button in or out? Out!

Wedding rings on or off? Off

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody! I am too uncomfortable to be happy.

Looking forward to? Seeing what our baby girls look like and finally meeting them tomorrow or Wednesday!!!


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37 Weeks

I honestly cannot believe I am writing this post! I am officially 37 weeks pregnant…full term for a singleton pregnancy! I am trying very hard to be happy about how far I’ve made it, but that is proving to be pretty difficult when you feel as miserable as I do. This last week was more difficult for me because I am so tired and so big! Coltin even asked me where in the world I was getting the energy to clean the house everyday…I had to explain to him that I DON’T have the energy to clean, cook, or take care of Logan but I don’t have a choice. I have to find the energy to do those things whether I want to or not because they are my responsibilities. Plus, vacuuming the stairs could possibly induce labor right?

We went to the doctor on Thursday and everything was looking good. No change in dilation or effacement though…hearing that there was no progress was extremely disappointing. I decided to bring up being induced. Dr. Allyn ended up being all for inducing me and said I could choose the 7th, 8th, or 9th. We chose the 9th to fit Coltin’s schedule better. Sadly when Dr. Allyn called the hospital to schedule, they were completely booked until the next week. My heart sank. Seriously. Now we are scheduled for the 14th when I will be 38+1 weeks. I could cry.
Here’s the deal. Mono/di twins are classified as high risk and technically should not be delivered past 36+6 weeks (which was yesterday). This is because they share a placenta. A single placenta supporting 2 babies can pose quite a few risks. The placenta can begin to die and the risk of stillbirth increases. So now I am waiting an extra week and a half before delivering these babies…Dr. Allyn doesn’t seem concerned though so I am trying to put more faith in my doctor. It has been an extremely healthy pregnancy up until now, so what’s 8 more days, right? Fingers crossed they come on their own before then though! I really do not want to be induced!! I’ve been trying everything to induce labor (except castor oil, I won’t do it)! Nothing seems to be helping though, but I won’t give up!

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How far along? 37 Weeks

Total weight gain/loss? About 30 pounds

Maternity clothes? I only wear maternity clothes if I’m leaving the house which is rare. Luckily maternity shirts are long, so they cover my belly. At home I usually just wear sweats and one of Coltin’s shirts. Coltin’s shirts are officially too small for me and show my belly!! Ah!

Stretch marks? Yep! Lots!

Sleep? I thought sleep was bad last week…it’s gotten worse. I am close to crying myself to sleep at night from how uncomfortable I am. I whimper every time I have to change positions and I can’t breathe at all when I lay down.

Best moment this week? Finally setting up a date to be induced. I really thought I was going to have a hard time getting Dr. Allyn to induce me because he had never brought it up before and had mentioned me going all the way to 40 weeks. I was so thankful he was willing and didn’t make me fight him over it one bit.

Miss anything? Being comfortable

Movement? Yep! I think it is starting to slow down a bit as they lose room in there. I fall asleep early a lot and Coltin says that they are moving like crazy whenever I’m asleep. I also think I’m so used to the movement that I don’t even notice it half the time anymore.

Food cravings? Peanut butter

Anything making you queasy or sick? Maybe early labor signs? I’ve been pretty nauseous lately.

Have you started to show yet? Absolutely

Gender? Identical Girls!!

Labor Signs? Just some nausea. A couple Braxton hicks yesterday after trying to pump to induce labor. That’s about it though! I feel like I could stay pregnant forever if I gave these babies a choice!

Belly Button in or out? What belly button? It is out so far it doesn’t even exist haha

Wedding rings on or off? Off

Happy or Moody most of the time? Moody! I am too uncomfortable to be happy.

Looking forward to? No longer being pregnant


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Maternity Pictures at 35 Weeks

Coltin and I went out and did our maternity pictures when I was 35 weeks pregnant. My wonderful friend Megan came with us to take the pictures and then I did the editing myself! I was so appreciative of her help and I think we got some pretty great pictures to help us remember this pregnancy. Logan was not in the mood at all for pictures, so after a couple of tries with him, I just gave up on him all together!

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Logan’s Birth Story

So today I finally got back to working on Logan’s first year album/baby book. I got busy and put it to the side, but I really would like to get it finished and ordered! I am so excited about it! While I was working on it, I began writing his birth story to put in there. It got me even more excited for the twin’s arrival and to have another birth story to share! I never really shared Logan’s, except with family a few close friends. While I wait to be able to share the twin’s story, I have decided to write out a more detailed birth story for Logan. This is mainly for my memory, but please feel free to read it!

On Thursday May 7, 2013 when I was 39 weeks and 3 days I went to my weekly doctor appointment. Starla (my midwife) checked me and told me I was only a fingertip dilated. She informed me that it could change very quickly, but she didn’t expect Logan to be making his arrival anytime soon. I was so disappointed! We went ahead and scheduled an induction for Monday May 13 so that we could finally meet our baby boy. Coltin and I headed home and continued on with our day. He ended up calling work and telling them that he was going to go ahead and start his leave that week since we knew we would be meeting Logan on Monday. I am so glad he called!

That night at 11:00 p.m. I woke up and didn’t feel good. I knew something was going on, so I woke Coltin up. All I could say was that I didn’t “feel right”. He kept asking if I was in labor and I told him no a few times. Within the hour my contractions started. They continued coming, so Coltin began timing them. They were all over the place, between 2 and 6 minutes apart. Never more than that though. I took a bath and took some Tylenol to see if they would stop. They didn’t. At 4:00 a.m. Coltin was over it. He had me finish getting my things together for my hospital bag and off we went. They admitted me and monitored my contractions. Sure enough, I was in active labor with some pretty decent contractions. They still were not consistent though. When I arrived, they checked me to find I was dilated to a 1. That was not what I wanted to hear! They kept me there for a while and had me walking around the hospital to try and get things moving along. At 8:00 they checked me again to find I was dilated to a 1.5. Can you say disappointed?? Only a .5 difference in almost 4 hours. Starla arrived shortly after and informed me that the stage of labor I was in could last for weeks! I was given the option of just going ahead and inducing since we were going to on Monday anyway, or going home to wait it out. I knew that Logan was trying to make his appearance, so I decided to go home. Starla told me she would probably not see me until Monday…

When we got home around 9:30 a.m. I went straight to bed. It had been a long night. My contractions were still coming, but I wanted to try and get some sleep. I slept on and off throughout the day while Coltin ran errands and brought me food. I did not leave the bed. I labored all day Wednesday and all of Wednesday night. Coltin was able to get a pretty good night of sleep in, but I had finally hit a very miserable point. Nothing was helping the pain and I was nearly in tears. At 7:00 a.m. on Thursday May 9 Coltin started timing contractions again. After an hour he told me that the contractions were still all over the place. I was so upset. A few minutes later Coltin informed me that he had been timing them wrong and they were actually exactly 3 minutes apart! I called my doctor’s office to see if I could come in and get checked. Starla told me that she wouldn’t be in until 9:00 so I could either wait and come in then or go up to the hospital and risk being sent home again. I decided to wait. It took me almost the entire hour to get up and get dressed anyway because I was having so many contractions.

When we got to the clinic I had Coltin go in first so that he could make sure I could straight behind the doors and not have to sit in the waiting room. My contractions were so bad and I was not being quiet about how much pain I was in. There was no way I could sit in the waiting room…I would have scared the other poor pregnant women. I made it from the parking lot to behind the door before having another contraction. Then I made it down the hall to the scale before having another one. Then to the room before having another one. Apparently the nurse didn’t realize what was going on because she looked at me and said “Looks like someone is having a baby today”. My reply was a very snappy, “You think”? That was honestly the meanest I got the whole time I was in labor though! Starla came in the room shortly after and checked me. She said I was at a 6 and that it was time to head to the hospital. While we made our way there, she called ahead to make sure they had my epidural and pain meds ready to go.

When we got to the hospital I changed as quickly as I could (which was not very quick) and instantly got my epidural. I felt SO MUCH BETTER! I was had been in so much pain, but I remember thinking to myself, “So this is really enough pain for an epidural”? They checked me again and I was at a 7, so things were moving pretty quickly now. I finally got to rest and get in a little nap. This was probably not the best day for my phone to be almost dead…so Coltin was trying to inform everyone he could that we were going to have a baby today. A couple of hours later the on call doctor, Dr. Wheeler, came in and broke my water. Starla was not able to deliver Logan because she was leaving town that morning, but Dr. Wheeler was fantastic. He told me that I would be having a baby very soon. I asked him about how long he thought it would be. When he said 1-2 hours my jaw dropped! I was not ready! Sure enough, a couple of hours later I was at a 10 and it was time to push! Coltin was so lost and not sure what to do. He actually started to walk over to the chairs in the delivery room and asked if he should just sit over there…I told him to get his butt up by me and hold my hand! What was he thinking?? Logan had not positioned himself in the birth canal yet, so I had to do an extra 15 minutes of pushing to get him into position. Little stinker! After an hour of pushing, it was time to call Dr. Wheeler in to catch! My epidural did not kick in all the way. I could still lift my legs and wiggle my toes. I felt a ton of pressure. Logan’s head was half way out when I stopped pushing and starting whining that I didn’t want to push anymore, while everyone was yelling at me to push! Let’s just say that Logan had a ring around his forehead for a few weeks after…I must have completely zoned out at the end because I was still pushing when everyone was telling me to look down and see my baby! He was out and I was still going! That was the happiest and most amazing moment of my life!

We had learned that Logan had a bowel movement after my water was broken, so I didn’t get immediate skin-to-skin contact like I had hoped. They had to take him and suck everything out. He was given to me a couple of minutes later though and I was in complete awe. He was absolutely perfect.
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So on May 9, 2013 at 3:28 p.m. we welcomed our 7 lbs .09 oz and 19.5 inches long bundle of joy into the world. A couple of hours later our families showed up to meet him.
40 hours of labor was some hard work! It was tough, but every minute was worth it when we met Logan. I can’t believe how tiny he was! His first year went by so fast and I can’t believe we are already almost half way through his second year. He is the funniest and most amazing little boy I have ever met and I treasure every minute with him!
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