Saturday, November 16, 2013

Our Family Lately

I can't believe Parker is almost three weeks.  It is definitely going by too fast!! He is such a sweet baby.  Very content and happy as long as his diaper is clean and his belly is full.  The last couple of days have been the most difficult.  I think he is hitting a growth spurt and he is eating about every hour and it is just exhausting!   

Jason and Bailey have been amazing! Now that Brad is back at work it is really hard having three all by myself.  With Parker eating so often I feel like I don't get to spend as much time with the other kiddos but they have been so sweet and playing really well together.  

Jason is doing really well in school.  His teacher called me the other day to discuss how Jason is doing and Jason is a great helper.  He has made lots of friends.  He is excelling in all areas at school.  Every day he climbs into the car after school and lets me know his name was on blue All day! :-) He really enjoys school and loves playing with his friends.

Bailey is really adjusting to having Parker here a lot better than I thought she would.  Every day she seems more interested in him.  She loves to help me by getting diapers and burp cloths.  She likes to pick him up "all by herself".  She has an amazing imagination.  Anytime she is in her room playing I love to hear what game has made up.

Brad and I have been trying to figure out how to handle three kids.  It has been a different experience this time because we are not bottle feeding.  So I am the one getting up every night but Parker is pretty awesome at waking up and eating then going back to sleep and Brad makes sure I am able to get a nap. So that helps a lot! 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Welcome Parker Lee Barrett

It has been two weeks since Parker arrived and things have been pretty crazy.  I am trying to figure out this having three kids thing :-) Right now the kids are playing and Parker is sleeping so I figured I would update the blog and share the birth story.  

This Labor and delivery was such a different experience.  I finally came to terms that he was not going to come on his own and I would be induced on the 30th.  I was able to enjoy the last couple of weeks and cherish each moment.  I really enjoyed it up until the day before being induced.  The day before I was kind of a mess.  I had a few break downs and felt a little anxious and nervous and overwhelmed.  I was really excited but knowing what was going to happen the next day was kind of crazy.  

So we arrived at the hospital at 7:30 in the morning and checked in.  They hooked me up to the IV.  At about 9:30 my Dr. came in and broke my water and they started me on pitocin.  That is when my contractions started to pick up but I still wasn't ready for an epidural.  I really wanted to wait as long as possible and just breath through them.  Finally at about 11 or 11:30 I asked for the epidural and after that we just waited.  Finally it was time to push.  I think I pushed for about 5 minutes or so and he arrived at 12:38 pm.  He was a perfect 8 lbs 3 oz and 20.5 inches long.  

I got a little bored while we were waiting :-)