Monday, August 15, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
I was due on June 8th. 8 days later still no baby and I SNAPED! Called my doctor Thursday morning (June 16th) and told him I could not be pregnant any longer!! He had me come in for my last OB appointment and said he would induce me in the morning (Friday, June 17th) After my appointment my doctor sent me over to the hospital for my 3rd stress test of the week. Turns out I was in labor and had no idea! They admitted me around noon on the 16th. Hooked me up to pitosin right away to speed things up and make my contractions stronger because I couldn’t feel a thing.
My labor was a walk in the park! I was never in serious pain, but decided to get an epidural when I was dilated to a 5 because I knew I would want it later. Around 11 o’clock that night I was fully dilated and ready to have our baby! If only it were that easy…
As soon as I started pushing my epidural wore off. I could feel EVERYTHING and it was the most painful experience of my life. I was determined to get our baby out though! I pushed for over 3 hours and his head was almost all the way out. My last 3 contractions instead of coming out he decided to go back up the birth canal and turn. After 18 hours of labor and 3 hours of pushing I was rushed in for an emergency c-section.
I don’t remember much of the c-section. I was so exhausted by this point I slept through most of it. I remember them giving me a spinal and feeling so relieved that I could no longer feel anything. I remember them shoving the baby back up the birth canal. I remember his first cry. I remember Jeff showing him to me and telling me he had black hair. And I remember throwing up all over myself. Really Special! An hour and a half later I was out of surgery. They wheeled me to my room where Jeff and our baby boy were waiting for me.
We spent the next 4 days in the hospital. I thought I was going to die the first few days, but things slowly got better. I had to learn how to eat, get out of bed, walk, pee, shower, you name it all over again!
Balen Daniel Cary was born at 4 o’clock in the morning on June 17th. He weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 20 inches long. Balen is named after Jeff’s Dad Daniel that passed away from cancer when Jeff was 8 years old. Balen’s middle name fits him perfectly because he looks just like Jeff’s Dad did when he was a baby.
Even though getting Balen here was a NIGHTMARE we wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world. He is a healthy baby boy and that is all that matters!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Birthday. Jeff turned 23 on January 18th!! His Grandma Carol’s Birthday is the 17th so we went to Prineville the weekend before and celebrated with his family. We took his grandma shopping and out to lunch at Red Robin on Saturday. We went to breakfast with his mom and sisters Sunday morning before we headed home. It was a quick trip but good to see everyone!
Basketball. We have watched more basketball games in the last 2 months to last a lifetime! My Sister Sheyanne is a sophomore at Burns High School and played on the JV team this year. We made it to almost all of her home games and even managed to travel to a few. Jeff’s Stepsister Preslie is a freshman at Crook County High School and played on the fresh-soph team. We got to watch her play when we went over to celebrate Jeff’s Birthday. Jeff’s Sister Baylee is a 6th grader and played on a school team and club team in Prineville this year. Jeff’s older sister Jamie was her coach. We got to watch her play in Bend at a tournament a couple weeks ago. My sister Sayge is a 3rd grader and played her first year of park & rec basketball. She was half the size of most the other girls but that didn’t stop her. She had improved a ton by the time the season was over.
FFA. It’s a busy time of year for FFA. I have been busy editing scripts helping state officers prepare for convention. This year convention is in Medford, OR March 18th – 21st. With the baby coming this will probably be my last year working with state officers. I will miss it, but will be able to focus more of my time on the Burns Chapter. My Sister Sheyanne competed in sophomore prepared public speaking a few weeks ago at the district leadership competition. She didn’t do as well as we hoped, but she got some great experience under her belt. We are headed to John Day next week for district officer elections.
Corvallis. Our house in Corvallis has been on the market for 14 months. We finally gave up, took it off the market and rented it out a couple weeks ago. We went over to check the house, meet the renters and give them the keys the weekend before Valentine’s Day. In the beginning we were thinking we could do it in one day, but our to-do list kept growing… deliver hay, beauty supply store, Verizon, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Big R, Costco. I guess you could say we need to get out of town more! It ended up being a 3 day trip. We spent way too much money, but got a ton done and even managed to go out to dinner at Olive Garden for Valentine’s Day.
Nursery. is under construction! Last week Jeff ripped out the pink carpet and my best friend Brittnee and her mom Bev painted. We are hoping to get the wood floors laid in the next couple weeks. Jeff can’t wait to put the crib together ;] The changing table and dresser are ordered. It’s all a little overwhelming, but we’ll get there eventually. We’ll be sure to post pictures when it’s all put together.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
They go everywhere together.