Monday the 5th of december, my doctor to,d me he would induce me Thursday the 8th. So I tried to get as ready and prepared as possible. I pretty much just stressed myself out and drove my whole family crazy. So Thursday comes around and I wake up at 640to shower and head to the hospital. Our plans for king fell through last minute so Dave stayed home with king until my mom got in town to take over. Walking into the hospital all I could think about was remembering my experience with king and how overwhelming it was. I almost lost it right as I was walking in. I got in got the iv and things started rolling about 9 am. They gave me the epidural and started me at the same time so I never really had it rough!!! However, it did take the dang doc 3 times to stab me in my back to get it right. Judd, my doc came in at 1 to break my water and then said whoever u want to be here u better call them cuz you have 30 minutes... Crazy!!!! I called my mom and she booked it! In that time my epidural wore off and I was feeling contractions so strong I wanted to die!!!!!! 30 minutes later I recharged the epidural and Judd was back in the room and 5 minutes later Christian was here!!! It was like 4-5 pushes. This go around was so much more relaxing and I was able to enjoy the experience. Right as he was coming out the nurse told me to look Down and I saw him come out:) he hardly even cried. He was just so content. Absolutely perfect!!!! Weight in at 7.1 and 19 inches long. He didn't even cry during his bath. He's been just as sweet since he's been home. I loved the entire experience. He's wonderful. King loves him and keeps saying baby baby!!!!! And tries to say cj:) it's so cute!!!! We are so blessed and thankful Christian chose us:)... Enjoy the pics
A good friend of mine was sweet enough to take family/new born pics for us 6 days after Christian was born. Dave told her he would give her 30 minutes( for any of you who know Dave, 30 minutes is pretty good) Sarah, did a great job. She was super organized and ready for her 30 minute challenge. All in all, I'm inlove with my pictures and Dave and I didn't end in a fight;) I would call that a total success
So I went to my 37 week doctors appointment and it KINDA gave me something to look forward to. Well first, I was negative for the strep test, yay, the weight gain is slowing down... Thanks goodness. But my doctor told me that if I'm dilated next Monday( because he doesn't check until 38 weeks, because it could induce labor, which I'm totally ok with) we can talk about inducing me next week... Yay!!!!!! but if I'm not, well that sucks. So I'm getting a pedicure this week a massage and whatever else I need to do. Because at this point I don't need to go into labor I just need to be progressing. It's crazy to think this could all be over soon. I wish I knew how I was feeling at 37 weeks last time. Even though I blogged and wrote in my journal it's still hard for me to really understand the emotion. Today I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. I feel like my house is a mess and can never get it clean enough. Even though I'm anxious to not be pregnant I'm extremely scared to have a newborn again, along with my wild man Kingston. I'm stressing that I'll have some depression like last time.... That's not a good sign that I'm already stressed about that:). But I know I'll get through this and that this baby will totally be worth the stress. i think being induced will be crazy. Knowing when exactly this baby will be here and trying to sleep the night before...yah right! It will be a sad night for me. Excited of course but sad that it will be my last day with my first and only lil man Kingston. I hope he adjusts quickly. I love him so much... Words cant describe my love for him and the happiness me brings this family. He will be the best big brother. if I go into labor on my own with this one Like I did Kingston, I will have him this next Sunday. Woah!!! I hope my baby makes a weak sack and have strong legs like his brother... Pop that thing buddy!!! Anyways, a lot going on in the stroshine home and were all very excited/ scared for the unknown!!!! But mostly excited!
When Dave and I decided to get married and started talking about families, I told him I wanted 4 kids. He wanted 2 so we TOGETHeR agreed on 3. Well now mr stroshine is going back on his word... A little. He said he will give it two years to adjust to two babies and see how we are then, both money wise and energy wise.(Dave is a few years older than I) :) who knows what the future holds so since there is a chance this lil man is my last. It's hard to think about that because I have hope but if it is true I want to remember what I will miss about pregnancy and what I WON'T miss very much.
WONTS Sleepless nights Heart burn Pregnant boobies Squished belly Fear of miscarriage not knowing when the baby will come Sickness is soo much worse when pregnant Having to pee
WILL MISS The excitement of the future Gender check Baby shopping the first movements The big movements The last movements The hiccups The help everyone gives the the pregnant girl The compliments of how cute you look, even though it's the last think you feel Hearing the Heart beat Excitement of guessing what he will look like Dave and king kissing my belly
I'm sure I'm missing a few for both but as much as I have been complaining lately, I love this whole experience. I'm growing a real human in my belly!!!! A human that is all ours. He will look a little like me and a little of Dave. I feel honored that these two boys picked us to raise them and call them ours. I'm now 36 weeks And officially have 28 days left, at the most! I hope these next few weeks come and go quickly, I'm ready to meet my lil christian.
So I'm officially 35 weeks and one, almost two days! I've felt like I'm 55 weeks pregnant this past week. Man the second pregnancy sure is harder. My energy level has dropped a ton and I am beyond uncomfortable. I have tried to enjoy these last few months and I think I've done pretty good but the last two weeks have not been fun. Besides my lil king getting sick and not sleeping, I also got sick and haven't been sleeping. I'm really tired!!! And it's only getting worse when baby boy comes. I am excited for the next couple weeks because I have things to look forward to, to distract me from this madness!!! Dave and I get to spend some time together and my whole family is coming here for thanksgiving!!!!! I can't wait for that! Also, mama Gott will be staying a few days after to help me get all ready for the new arrival. What are the chances baby will be ready to come the week my entire family will be here?!?!?! Slim to none but I would not complain. My brother never gets out here and I'm So excited for him to be here! Here's a belly picture. Sorry it's been so long. I only take them on my phone and I was having phone issues..... Anyways problem solved!
I haven't posted about My lil handsome 18 month old, can you believe he's already 18 months, or my growing babe in way too Long so here it is. The month of october was pretty fun for us. My dad came here for the weekend and Kingston was so excited. He loves my parents and I'm so thanksful for them. He bought king a Tim Tebow jersey and king STILL whenever he sees is wants to wear it. We went to the heehaw pumpkin patch and had so much fun. (pics below). The next week we went to Colorado to help grandma gg at her shop(she owns costume shops). My sister Manda let us invade their HUGE house! it was fun to spend time with her and the kiddies. King had so much fun playing with all of porters toys. The next week was Halloween and king was a tiger:) besides being the cutest costume ever, that was his first animal sound..... Rrrrrrrrr so it was only right :) he looked so cute. We started off by going to a trick or treating day event at pinnacle. He loved every second of it. Loved getting the candy and saying Rrrrrrrr to all the employees. That night we went to the mall because they always do trick or treating there since it always is so dang cold. It was so fun to watch king in action. He wouldnt let go of his basket and couldnt get enough candy. It was a very exciting time for both Dave and I. Before we called it a night we had to stop by the cousins house and get our pics with them!!!! They have grown so much since last years Halloween picture and there is even a new addition, mr E:). That pretty much sums up October for us. We did go to kings 18 month check up and his stats are Height 82% weitht 64% head 27% wahoo:) He's just so perfect in our eyes!!! Now for the update on baby # 2. we are officially on the count down. A little over 5 weeks left. Starting next week I will be seeing the doctor every two weeks. Man am I ready to be done. It's so crazy how much earlier I am this uncomfortable. I hate it! I have done a much better job enjoying this pregnancy, until now. I also don't think it helps that I've been under the weather for the past couple weeks. Anyways, yesterday I pulled kings nb clothes out and washed and folded them right up. The bassinet( thank you heather) is up and ready to be in use and I'm almost officially ready for my lil man arrival! He's moves so much. I honesty think it's more then king. Scares me a little:) I'm so anxious to see how he's going to look. Is it going to be another mini Dave or is he going to look like the Gotts. I just can't wait! I just know he's going to be perfect!!!! I'm going to be better updating the next few weeks!!!!
We are everyday people with everyday jobs and everyday lives. But we have more love then the everyday family. More love for our spouse, more love for our son, and more love for our jobs. That why we are very inordinary. I'm very thankful for the blessing in our life