Monday, April 21, 2014

Camille meets Dr. Sherrod

We made our way to the pediatrician office today for Dr. Sherrod to reiterate what we already know ... that our little girl is perfect!
In just 5 short days our girl has returned to her birth weight and is advanced in her age (must be all that extra cooking time she got in the womb). Her days consist of her being snuggled against someone's chest sleeping or eating. It's a rough life. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Camille's D-Day

After everyone's predictions of when Camille would arrive, she finally came at 41 weeks and 1 day.  I got the "holy crap, I'm in labor" experience that I wanted since Max was induced, and then some.  The following is a timeline of what went down in the 48 hours before her birth.
  • On Monday, Tyler & I went to see the chiropractor again to make sure that Camille was ready and engaged.  She was in proper position and the chiropractor indicated that it would just be a waiting game.  My doula was also present at the appointment so it was good news heard all around.  I cried on the table with excitement that not all my babies would be OP (facing sunny side up) like Max which caused for the induction and forceps.  I went home, took a walk, and waited for my doctor's appointment the next day at 41 weeks.     
  • On Tuesday, we went to visit Dr. Gunby who said we were still not showing any progress and that we would need to schedule an induction date at the hospital before 42 weeks.  It was all set for me to come in on Easter Sunday night to start the process and plan for a delivery on Monday, April 21st but Camille had plans of her own just as the clock rolled passed midnight.
  • On Wednesday, the progression of labor was tracked thanks to my my handy iPhone stopwatch and the L&D nurses.
    • 12:12am - Awoke with the first contraction
    • 2:15am - Called my doula who indicated she was actually on her way to the hospital with another momma and to see if my contractions slowed down after a warm 30 minute bath
    • 3:00am - Woke up Tyler after my contractions actually got faster while in the bath at 4 minutes apart
    • 4:36am - After the most painful 30 minute car ride of my life, we arrived at the hospital and got examined.  I was 4cm and not in the best of spirits thinking that we were going to be at this for a long time (but little did I know).
    •  5:58am - Contractions were close together and very painful which led to me telling Tyler that I didn't think I could go natural.  As I was doubting my capabilities, my water broke and they examined me again.  We were 8cm and I was given hope that maybe I could do this but before I could even process that thought we were 10cm just 11 minutes later.
    • 6:19am - Pushing 
    • 6:27am - Camille entered this world naturally and at her own pace (super fast and efficient like her momma)

It's now Thursday night and we are all three still at the hospital awaiting some lab tests until we can be discharged. Max came by with my parents to visit us today and really wanted to hold Camille. We are sure he now knows exactly what we're getting him into. Stay tuned for more pics and updates.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Getting Closer

Well, all this waiting is leading up to one big event. And a little after midnight this morning Camille made her presence known. We are at the hospital and things are moving quickly. Courtney is having painful contractions, but she's courageously fighting through each and every one. I'm very proud of her and her efforts to deliver Camille as safely and naturally as possible. More to come later...

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday Funday - 4.13.14

There's not a lot to report today, but we enjoyed every second of it. See below for "the choo choo train song" and then some.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Party Time - 4.12.14

It's Saturday...still no baby. But that's not going to stop us from having a good time!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Projects Abound

Well we're finally back at it. We managed to find some time to make a video to keep everyone updated as to what's really going on with the Faison's In Texas. See below for the full scoop.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Enjoying just the 3 of us

My new favorite photo ... My boys plus a special Ellie the Elephant. Camille decided not to grace us with her presence yesterday on her official due date but I'm starting today optimistic that it's just more time for us to celebrate being a family of 3 (plus Lucy). 

For a little added information, my unofficial due date is April 10th based on my math but my doctor wanted to meet me in the middle at April 8th so Camille might actually be on time or she could fly past that date as well like her brother. We will just have to wait and see ...