Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oakley has arrived!

Oakley Kay Pringle is now one and a half weeks old. I know, this post is a little late! But motherhood has kept me pretty busy. Oakley is a good baby so far. She sleeps a lot and for the most part she has caught on to nursing pretty quickly. She loves being held and absolutely hates taking a bath. She has two adorable dimples that you can see when she smiles. Dave and I absolutely love this little girl and can't picture life without her.

Labor Story:
So after waiting 4 days past my due date I decided to take matters into my own hands. I picked up a bottle of caster oil and at 8pm on Thursday (May 7th) I downed the caster oil and chased it with a Yoo-Hoo. I went to bed disappointed that nothing was happening but woke up at 2am when the caster oil decided to kick in. At 3am I started having contractions and we showed up at the hospital at 7am. I was dilated to 3 cm and my contractions were every 5 minutes lasting about 2-3 minutes long! I suffered through my contractions all morning until they finally gave me the epidural at about 11am. After that it was smooth sailing... for a while. I was dilated 1 cm about every 1-2 hours and at 9pm they decided to break my water to see if things would progress a little more. Things really weren't progressing so at midnight they gave me a little Pitocin. Finally around 2am I was at 10 cm and ready to push. So I pushed and pushed and pushed. After 2 1/2 hours of pushing they told me it was time for a c-section...

Oakley was stuck behind my pelvis bone and it looked like she wouldn't fit through. At this point you can imagine I was pretty devastated. I really didn't want a c-section after all the work I had put in, it just didn't seam fair! Not to mention I was scared out of my mind about having surgery! So I was not in a good state going into the surgery. After they strapped my arms down and put a big blue drape right above my face I started to panic. I was shaking uncontrollably while going in and out of consciousness. Oakley was stuck in my pelvis so they had to make a bigger incision on my uterus. Because of that I lost a lot of blood and the surgery took twice as long. My blood pressure and pulse started dropping and they had to push some epinephrine in my IV to keep me going. Stitching me up took forever! I keep coming to and asking how much longer. Every time they told me 15 minutes. At one point I was getting pretty ticked and asked them "What the hell is taking so long?!" After all was said and done I had a beautiful baby girl that I didn't get to hold until I came to about 2 hours after the surgery. Well at least I know for next time, it can't be worse than that!

Oakley was born at 5:38am on Saturday May 9th. She weighed 7 lbs 14.5 oz, was 20 inches long and she got a 9 on the apgar scale. She has two dimples on her checks and a dimple in her chin. She also has a head full of sandy blond hair.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


No, I'm still pregnant- no baby yet. And by the way, I'm not happy about it. I've been in a pretty crappy mood so sorry I've been bad at calling/texting. I like to wallow alone in my sorrows.

Something I am happy about is we are almost done with our bathroom. We just have to paint. But good news is I can actually shower at home now! I don't have to keep bumming showers off of Carlee and Rachelle! Anyway, here's a picture of what the shower looks like now. We're still debating about painting above the shower green or white. What do you think??


Post demolition



Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ticking Time Bomb...

So I'm due tomorrow and I'm still here. No baby yet, I'll be sure to update as soon as she comes. I have been staying busy to keep myself from going crazy. One thing I have to get on my little soap box about is the phrase "about to pop". I have been avoiding public areas because looking like your about to have a baby any second gives people the idea they can say all sorts of funny things to you. My least favorite of them is "you look like your about to pop!". I don't understand it, I'm not a toaster or a balloon someone filled with too much air. It makes me feel like I'm a time bomb and everyone is just waiting for me to go off! I guess the stress of my last week of pregnancy is really getting to me.

All right, here's the fun news. Dave and I decided to be a little crazy and rip apart our shower this week. We renovated the rest of our bathroom last year and the shower has been waiting for Dave's next vacation. It just so happens that he had last week off and luckily, I haven't had a baby yet... Here's a picture of what our shower looks like right now. We're going to tile today so hopefully we'll make good progress before Oakley gets here. In the mean time, we're a pretty smelly bunch!

Here's a picture of Oakley's room ready and waiting for her to come. I still have to put up more pictures on the other side and I'm really excited because my friend Michelle and I are working on Oakley's name in cute wooden letters. I'll have to post a picture of the finished project when its up.

Tuesday, April 28th Dave and I celebrated our 3rd year anniversary! I can't believe we've been married 3 years already. To celebrate Dave surprised me with 2 dozen roses and we took a trip to the outlet malls. That turned out to be a little disappointing because the only person it was fun to shop for was Oakley. Even shoe shopping was out for me, it took a couple of stores and some tears for me to come to that conclusion. Anyway, Dave- thanks for a wonderful 3 years! I love you!

Three years ago... its a little depressing to look at these pictures 9 months pregnant. We'll just call those my future "after" pictures, I will look like that again!

Right now it probably would take all those guys to lift me up!

Crepe Night with the girls and good-bye to Jana:( We'll miss you!!