We were lucky enough to celebrate my mom's birthday with her this year, as it fell during the time she was here helping with Creegan. Eddie went grocery shopping with Daddy and picked out a present for Grandma. It was a yogurt with M&Ms in it. Peter wrapped Grandma a can of her favorite drink, Mountain Dew. Eddie and Peter helped Grandma open her presents. We made a cake, too.
Happy birthday, Mom! I am so happy we got to celebrate with you!!!
On October 28 (12 days early), my water broke at 5 a.m. I called a friend to pick up the kids and got ready to go. At 5:30 I began to feel a lot of pressure. By 5:45 I was having contractions. We checked in at the hospital at 5:55 and waited in the waiting room for 5-10 min. I got changed into the gown, and my midwife checked me. I was dilated to an 8 (I'd been at a 2 at my appt the day before). I asked if I'd have time for an epidural. She said yes if I didn't go too fast. She stepped out of the room, and I began a contraction that made me feel I needed to push. They ran my bed into the labor and delivery room. Between contractions I rolled onto the bed in the l & d room. Within five TERRIBLE minutes, Creegan was out. He was born at 6:28 a.m. He weighed 7 lb 11 oz.
Look how round his face was and how pink his skin was. We went home on Sat, Oct 30. Peter grew so big! We went trick-or-treating. Creegan wore a pumpkin hat. Creegan got really yellow. He was admitted to the hospital on Tues, Nov 2, for jaundice treatment. I wasn't allowed to breastfeed him, which broke my heart, cuz he was a natural breastfeeder. E & P loved feeding him, though. C met Grandma and Grandpa. Creegan and I came home from the hospital on Thurs, Nov 4.
Ben proposed to me with a song he wrote about making a beautiful life together. My life is more beautiful than I ever imagined it could be. This blog is a record of our beautiful children, Edison, Peter, and Creegan. Their growth, accomplishments, and personalities. "It's a beautiful life. We've made a beautiful life. We'll make a beautiful life."