Friday, October 30, 2009

We are Home!

We just got home today and we are all doing great! Easton is healthy and the sweetest little boy ever! Just so in love with him. Here are a few pictures and next week I will write a detailed blog catching everyone up and have more photos to share. Until our new little arrival.... Easton Carter Fields!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Easton has arrived!

Hi guys,
Just wanted to send a quick update. Easton was born on October 28th (his actual due date) at 4:21pm. He weighed 8lbs., 9oz. Nicole and Easton are doing great.

More updates soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

39 weeks - 2 More weeks MAX!

Yesterday I had my 39 week appointment. There was a little progress but not as much as I was hoping for. Everything was about the same but my effacement moved from 25% to almost 50%. But still dilated at about a 1...she said that it may be a little over a 1 but not much. So basically not much to report on the progress. I also had another ultrasound and his growth is starting to taper off. He was measuring over 7 lbs. I can't remember how many ounces she said. I will need to go back and watch the DVD and see what the screen said. My brain is not retaining information very well right now. HA! She did say that at my next appt. (which is next Tuesday) if Easton still hasn't arrived we would schedule an induction. I am really hoping I either make some progress or he comes on his own. She said at this point, if she were to induce, I would be at high risk for a C-Section. I of course will do what ever is in his best interest, but I am hoping he just makes his big appearance on his own. Preferably the sooner the better! I would think that he would be ready, he looks so uncomfortable in there. His head is so squished. I have a feeling that his head may be a funky shape for a while. OH...and the ultrasound lady talked about what chubby cheeks he has. You can see them in the ultrasound very clearly. Maybe that means he will be a good eater. Well I will keep you posted. In the mean time, please pray that he comes on his own in the next week. And if I can be picky...specifically pray that he is not born on Halloween. ha! But as long as he is healthy, I guess that is all that matters.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Last Week of Work

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Our weekend was good. We ended up having a pretty low key weekend with our only big outing was to go to Parker’s 1st bday party…which by the way, Erin, was so fun. Talk about perfect weather and good company. The rest of the weekend we ran some errands and just relaxed. I was going to go with Chris to his friend’s wedding but I totally bailed on him. I didn’t sleep at all on Saturday night (prob. 1 or 2 hours max all together) and woke up feeling like I had been run over by a truck on Sunday. So I spent the day in my pjs just relaxing. Got a few cat naps here and there but that was about it. Lets face it…I don’t know what sleep is anymore. Which brings me to…. This is my last week of work! Hopefully little E will come before Friday, but if not…I will still start my maternity leave regardless. I am ready to be done. I have been pretty bored at work lately because they aren’t giving me any projects knowing that I won’t be here to finish them. So my days consist of searching the web. So if anyone knows any fun websites to look at..send them my way. THANKS! I know this week is only my 39th week, but I am seriously beginning to wonder if he will come on his own. I really don’t want to be induced…but I guess we will just wait and see what happens. I will keep you posted. Pray that E makes his big appearance this week.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

38 weeks - Still waiting

I had my 38 week appt. yesterday. Basically nothing new to report. Still the same 1 cm dilated and 25% effaced. It was a little discouraging but my Doctor reminded me that it really doesn't mean anything. That he could still come tomorrow. I guess I just like to know something is happening. I am just so ready to meet this little guy. But I guess at the same time, the longer he bakes the better off he will be. He needs to come when he is ready..I just wish he and I would get on the same page.

So has anyone out there stayed the same for weeks and then had there baby quickly after that? Any hope would help as I am just READY! ha.

Other than that, nothing else really to report. Trying to just enjoy this time with Chris. We have a busy weekend this weekend with Little P's bday party...Can't wait and a wedding to go to for one of Chris's good friends from college. Somehow getting all dressed up right now doesn't seem that fun, but I will try my best.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

37 weeks and still just waiting

Today marks 37 weeks. Easton is officially full term. Now I just wait. This weeks doctor's appt was yesterday. Nothing really changed from last week. Still 1cm dilated and 25% effaced. Come on little E!!! I am ready to meet you!

On another note... I am getting to the point that I go to my closet and it is a chore to get dressed everyday. Nothing fits right. So I try it on and if it covers up what it needs cover up, it is good enough for me.

I am just getting more excited every day to meet this little guy. And with that, I get more emotional every day. This song has really hit home for me. It makes me think of my little E.


I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
and each road leads you where you want to go,
and if you're faced with a choice,
and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.

and if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' 'til you find the window,
if it's cold outside,
show the world the warmth of your smile,
but more than anything,
more than anything,

My wish, for you,
is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big,
your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can haul,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you,
and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back,
but ya never forget,
all the ones who love you,
in the place you left,

I hope you always forgive,
and you never regret,
and you help somebody every chance you get,

Oh, you find God's grace,
in every mistake,
and always give more then you take.

But more than anything,
Yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you,
is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big,
and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can haul,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you,
and wants the same things too,

Yeah, this, is my wish.
My wish, for you,
is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
your dreams stay big,
your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can haul,
and while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you,
and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.
this is my wish
i hope you know somebody loves you
may all your dreams stay big

Well this weekend we had our big garage sale. It went well. Friday was pretty busy all day. Saturday started out busy but kind of died out that afternoon. Overall we made quite a bit of money and got rid of a lot of junk. Although we still have a lot of junk to donate. We also had a pretty productive weekend. I feel good that if E comes tomorrow I am ready. The few things left on our "to do" list aren't anything major. (like steam clean the carpet). So we definitely made some time this weekend to relax. Here is proof...and this is very typical of our dogs. Sage loves to sit in your lap like a baby and Grace likes to sprawl out.

Well I will keep you posted if anything progresses. We have our next appt. next Tuesday. So you can definitely look for an update then.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

36 Week Appt and Child birth class

Yesterday Chris and I went in for the 36 week ultrasound. We got to see Easton open and close his eyes again and suck on his hand. We also saw all his hair. He seems to have a full head of hair which is no surprise since both Chris and I were born with a lot of hair. She would jiggle my belly and we could see his hair waving back and forth. So that was neat. He is head down still with his back towards my left side. His head looked completely smushed. He didn’t look very comfortable at all…so I guess that makes 2 of us. He was measuring in the 75% at an estimated size at 6lb 12oz so he is getting close to 7 lbs. Then I went to my doctor appt. for my exam. I am currently 1 cm dilated, 25% effaced and a -2 (can’t remember what it is called)….but basically it means she could feel his head but he is still pretty far up there. She said that everyone progresses differently and there is really no telling how much longer….it could be tomorrow or 4 more weeks. Our child birth class was interesting. I definitely could have done with out the video. Didn't need to see that! YIKES! And it scares me that the babies are all blue and they are ripped out of there by their heads. Very traumatic! We got to see the labor rooms and the post partum rooms. But my favorite part was going to the nursery and seeing the babies. I started getting a little emotional just thinking about next time I am here, it will be Little E in that nursery getting weighed and blood drawn, etc...Crazy! It just seems so surreal.

On another note, I had more random vomiting this morning. In our childbirth class last night I learned this is normal…a way of the body cleansing itself to prepare for labor. FUN STUFF! Oh well, it isn’t too bad. It isn’t like the morning sickness kind. It really just comes out of nowhere. I feel fine, have about 2 minutes of feeling sick…get sick…and then I am fine again.

Tomorrow I am taking off work as well as Monday to have some time to get some stuff done…ie: Pack my bag, start cleaning, etc... and also catch up on some sleep. I am also going to go get my hair done. I don't need any brown roots for photos in the hospital. We are also having a joint garage sale with my parents. Since they moved, they have a lot of stuff they want to get rid of, and we do too after we decluttered our house to make room for Easton. Hopefully we will make some good $$. Need some diaper money!
Talk to you soon.