Thursday, May 6, 2010

My sweet boy is here!

Edward Blanton Hudgens is here! Praise be to God from whom all blessings flow!
We got to the hospital and they were waiting on us, three of them. Supposedly, there weren't many girls in labor. They took us to our "room" if that's what you call it. It was just a bed with a curtain drawn around it. There they got us prepped and ready with IV's and gave me medications for a queasy stomach. I was so excited when our anetheisologist (sorry about the spelling) came in! He was the same one I had last time and SUCH a nice man! I was glad to see him again! But then we played the waiting game.
I was doing pretty well up until 12:30 hit. Then I started feeling really sick, mainly anxiety! And no, they can't give you anything. 1:00 - They rolled me into the OR and got things going. What a blessing it was when I asked if they were close to getting started and I saw my sweet baby boy! They swaddled him and I got to see him up close. This was much different from Reese....they held her up and then took her to the NICU (along with Greg). Ward got to stay for a few minutes and I got to give him a sweet kiss!
My recovery room experience was much better than the last. I didn't get the "shakes" in the RC and had a great team of nurses helping me! (Note to self, try to deliver again when no one else is)
But, that night, I got the "itches". The astromorph (I think that's right...a cousin of morphine) can make you itch! It wasn't so pleasant but the next day it was gone! I can't begin to tell you how great the experience was at Richland again this time! Everyone took such good care of us!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A bit of catching up to do......

May 4th 2010 - I can't believe we are about to become a family of 4! I have mixed emotions about this but know this is the Lord's plan. I am not sure I can put into words how much I LOVE my sweet little Reese. For the past 2 1/2 years, we have done almost everything together. She is with me all the time and I LOVE IT! I am a little bit nervous about having a little boy. I got this pink thing down and not sure if I'm going to be able to do the blue thing. Will I love him as much? This is a common thought I have.....I know, everyone has told me I will. But, it's just so hard to think you could love two of them SO much. So, as I sit here before we go to the hospital, I'm a little anxious about the whole C-section thing. Yes, this is my 2nd one but the first one just happened! I really didn't have much time to think about it nor did I ever read about one. I assumed I was healthy and would just deliver a baby! But now, I KNOW what goes on and just a little anxious. My C-section is scheduled to start at 1pm. We have to be there at 11am and then GAME ON! My prayer is that it will go smoothly as well as the transition at home. I pray she will just love and adore her little brother who she refers to as "baby lawwward". I try to tell her I'm not having the BABY LawwardD (sounds like baby lord) but BABY WARD! So, cheers to the end of a family of 3 and to a great beginning of a family of 4~!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
I am happy to see a new year come....there were so great moments in 2009 but I'm glad to see the new year!

One thing will come for sure .....our little baby BOY! We will be having a little baby BOY who will arrive either the 23rd or 27th of April!

I was inspired by a girl (actually a good friend of Greg's family) to "MAKE" New Year's Resolutions! She is much more creative than I am and is an amazing seamstress! So, I don't promise my creations will ever come close to hers but I'll try my hardest! With that being said, I spent two hours on the computer looking at sewing blogs the other night! CRAZY, I know but I've been sewing things ever since. I'll try to post some of the things I make along the way! (No promises!!) Some of those items will hopefully include - crib bumper, girl dresses, jon jons, maybe some smocked stuff, pillows for the house, curtains and who knows what else!