Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tucker James Coss has ARRIVED!

Tucker James Coss weighed 6# 15 oz., was 20 1/2 inches long, and was born at 6:12 am! Here are SOME photos of the hundreds taken!!!

As of Monday, April 20th we were blessed with our beautiful baby boy Tucker James Coss! We arrived at the hospital around 5:00 am, as planned, on Monday morning and were greeted by my wonderful postpartum friends as we dropped off our stuff in room 420! I have to add the room number as it is the same number as the date of Tucker's birth-4/20 (not on purpose)!!!! We headed to labor and delivery to get admitted by my girls for our 6:00 am cesarean section! Everything went soo smoothly--from the anesthesia to recovery! I was so terrified even though I knew everything that was going to happen. Not ever having been a patient, I was a little nervous to be "cut on." However, the spinal anesthesia felt amazing and kept me from feeling a thing! Besides itching that was related to my spinal medication, I only had a very small burning pain where my uterus was stiched closed! I barely needed any pain medication! I was able to walk by 2 in the afternoon on Monday and was eating solid food by night time! We had a great stay in postpartum and were able to be discharged on Wednesday at noon! Life is good!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

38 weeks! 5 days from Delivery!

Today we went to visit Dr. Lampkin for the LAST TIME before I deliver this baby boy! It felt good I must say! I remain dilated to a 1 and 50% effaced. He still feels his little head too! How cute! He said my cervix was not firm and not soft-just medium! So not much change from last week except for the fact that it didn't hurt near as bad when he did my exam! :) After asking his opinion, Dr. Lampkin believes it would be in my best interest to have a cesarean section with my "very narrow" pelvis. He thinks I would probably be able to have a vaginal delivery but would probably have a lot of "trauma." And he means to me, not Tucker-NECESSARILY! Things can definitely happen with the little man, too! There is just no sense in risking him not being able to deliver safely by sticking with trying a vaginal delivery having a narrow pelvis! I know and see way too much! So...I am VERY satisfied with our decision! We will go into surgery at 6:00 AM on Monday morning--he should be here around 6:15-6:30 or so that morning! YEA!!!! Very early-I know! We can't wait! The family will be here and it will just be awesome! 

Everything looked good in the office. His heart rate was in the 130's and I have only gained one pound in the past 2 weeks! Craziness! There have been times when I have lost weight, when I have stayed the same from week to week and now I have gained only one pound! Its really weird because it seems as though I eat anything I can get my hands on! They still think he will be a peanut--yea!!!! All the plans are in place and we are ready to go! I have stocked up on food, the house will get cleaned Friday, the dog gets cleaned today, the air filters will be changed, my nails and toes will get done with my girls tomorrow, etc! We are as ready as we will ever be! Please pray for us as Grant and I join the world of parenthood! And pray for my nerves/health as I have never had surgery or a baby for that matter! I will post an update as soon as I get a chance after he is born-- with pictures! Bye for now as "Jill"---talk to you later as "Mom!"

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

37 weeks!

Today we had a very interesting visit with Dr. Lampkin! By this I mean I totally and thoroughly embarrassed myself! He did an exam that I thought was absolutely going to kill me! I definitely said a few choice words! Oops! If anyone were to be a fly on the wall--it probably would have been very funny for most! Anyways, I am dilated to a 1 and 50% and REALLY posterior or high (as evidenced by the pain I experienced as he tried to play with the hangy ball in my THROAT) (uvula)! Whoopty doo....that is basically nothing! A slight change from last week. Nothing that screams progress to me-just from experience! Oh well...we will still decide next week as to how he will be delivered! He was able to feel his little head--still head down! Yea!

On another note, here is a picture from Tucker's nursery of the window treatment that Grant's mom made to match our bedding! It wouldn't fit in the last blog post for some reason! It looks great! Hope everyone's week has started off well--its already half way through! Less than 2 weeks for Mr. Tucker to arrive-eek! So exciting! Love to all!

Monday, April 6, 2009

36 weeks PLUS-Almost 37 weeks!

Hello everyone! :) Well---are things getting more real or WHAT!?!?! Last Wednesday at 36 weeks we went to visit good ol' Dr. Lampkin! He did an exam and I am a fingertip(dilation), thick(effacement, and high(station)! Yea-haha! Just kidding! Oh I have a "narrow pelvis." So..this makes the decision to have a c-section vs. vaginal delivery a little difficult! I will see how things progress the next couple of weeks and then make my decision the week after next! If I have many more moments of contractions like I did ALL night last night--maybe I will make some cervical change! You definitely have to have those contractions to make change!!! Its pretty much up to me how I deliver after speaking with Dr. Lampkin! He doesn't think I won't be able to deliver vaginally-necessarily! My reservation to a vaginal delivery is the fact that it all comes back to having a narrow pelvis! I don't want to go through the labor process, make it to the end, get ready to deliver and then risk not being able to after such a long day because of my pelvis! Alot of work to end up in a c-section! Especially if I have to come in the night before for cervidil which helps ripen the cervix for labor! A possible 24 + hours of labor-ick! AND I would risk having multiple "repairs," if you will, just to get him out! My heart is not completely set on a vaginal delivery so having a c-section is not a bad thing to me at all! I see so much up at work and talk to so many people that would rather have a c-section over a vaginal delivery any day! Since I have not been there myself I can only trust what all the ladies are telling me! Anyways---the date is still set for April 20th! He will be coming one way or the other! :) Woo hoo! In the meantime, pray for a clear decision for me if you think about it! :) I have been feeling fabulous--just many moments of swollen feet (really swollen)! He is definitely making it interesting to get around and things are getting more and more uncomfortable! But.... its so worth it!

On a different note I have pictures!!! I have pictures of my nursery! We are still waiting to hang pictures of Tucker/Maternity on either side of the window once they are available for purchase and we can get them developed! By the way....we took maternity pictures on the 29th after the family left from "shower weekend" with our WONDERFUL photographer Sara Bradshaw! She is so artistic and has such a great vision! Not to mention she is so sweet! We look forward for the gallery to be revealed so we can see all of the pics! She took almost 600 pictures! WOW! She will come the week after delivery to capture Tucker in all his glory! :) Her blog is available on my blog if you would like to check her out! She has some preview pics of Grant and I on there too. We go back to Dr. Lampkin this Wednesday and I will give an update! 2 weeks from today! Yippee!