Colin Román Pacheco! Our precious baby boy was born today at 10:00 AM. He weighs 7 lbs. 6 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. My labor was pretty good. My water broke last night at 10:00 PM. I only had to push for 45 minutes. All in all I feel great right now. I've just finished taking a shower, and feel so much lighter! Isn't he beautiful?
Today is my first official day that I am on maternity leave. I know, I know, I was only working 1 day a week before, but now I'm not working any...for a little while anyway. I'm very excited about that. Now that I have started, Baby P needs to make his appearance!
Yesterday was my last day at work, and let me tell you, had it not been...I probably would have left early. For teh past 3 months or so, whoever is charge nurse has been really easy on me (which is why I have been able to work so long). SHe's let me work triage or fast track, where i get to sit down most, if not all, of the day. Well, yesterday, I had to work the main ER, including taking a trauma room. I ran my butt off all day. We were very short-staffed to begin with (down 3 nurses), and we didn't even have enough coverage for lunch...but believe me, I found some time to eat! By the end of the shift, my ankles were so swollen that you couldn't even see my ankle bone, and my back was KILLING me...mid & lower pain. I barely sat down all day. Then, after my back started hurting, I had to drive an hour home...which ended up being more like 1 1/2 hours because of traffic on 35. I feel like I left there with a bang.
I've mostly been resting today, but my back is still hurting. I've cleaned the kitchen, and really want to get the rest of the house clean, but decided that I will work on things slowly.
Again I ask for labor prayers. Both Miguel & I are ready...and I'm just sick of waiting.
First, on Wednesday, I went walking the mall with Casey. I left the house around 10:00, and got home around 2:30 at which point, I realized that I hadn't felt the baby move at all since before i left the house. I was a little nervous, so I tried waking him up, but with no luck. I ended up calling my doctor's office where they told me to eat some candy and call them back in 30 minutes. I did so, in fact, I enjoyed a snickers bar! I waited the 30 minutes, and only felt 1 or 2 little movements. Very unlike the little guy. It just didn't feel right to me. I called the doctor back, and they wanted me to come in to monitor me. I did so, and Miguel met me over there. He was nervous as well. I felt really silly because as soon as they hooked me up to the TOCO monitor (it monitors baby's heart rate & contractions), he started moving. They decided to watch me for a while. Turns out that I was having contractions the entire time, but wasn't feeling any of them! I was excited about that. I had a sono done after the monitoring just for peace of mind for the doctor and us, and everything is great!
Thursday was uneventful, but I think that I lost my mucus plug, or at least part of it, that night. Sorry, TMI for some of you!
Friday night was not very fun for me. I started "cramping" (and I put cramping in "", b/c that's what it felt like to me, though I'm not sure if they were contractions of not). The "cramps" were coming and going for a little over an hour, but they never intensified, so I tried to go to sleep. I finally did, but I don't sleep well anymore. I woke up at around 5:30 with the "cramping" again. It didn't last too long. Pretty sure those were Braxton-Hicks contractions.
Needless to say that now my back is really aching me. I've gotten some more of the "cramps" today, but not as bad as last night. I really just wish that real labor would take over soon!
I'm having a church baby shower this evening, so I must head over to it now. Please pray labor prayers for me!
I saw my doctor today, and she checked my cervix. I am 1 cm dilated, 75% effaced, but still at -2 station. I am very excited that it's coming to an end and that baby Pacheco will soon be here. My doctor estimated that baby Pacheco weighs between 5 1/2 - 6 pounds as of right now. He is head down which is a good thing! I'll update again next week after my appointment.
I was reading posts at babycenter , and almost all of the women that are due the same week as me have been having regular Braxton-Hicks contractions. I was nervous because I hadn't had any (that I knew of) yet. But then yesterday afternoon, all of a sudden I realized that I was having one! I was so excited! Then, and hour later, I had another one! Yay for contractions! Now I just wish that the real ones would hurry up and come so I can push this baby out!
My mom threw a baby shower for me this past Saturday. There were so many people there, and it was HOT! I had so much fun! I think that I opened gifts for 3 1/2 hours, and we received just about everything that we need for little baby Pacheco to come! Thank you to everyone. This just shows how loved and blessed we are. The cake was amazing! Such a pretty design...and it tasted oh so good! After the "main" part of the shower we moved the party outside to the backyard and many of us went swimming (including me, b/c it was so hot out!). Thank you to everyone who helped my mom plan & organize, set-up, clean-up & help out! Thank you to everyone who came, you helped make my day special!
Lisa & Casey planned a baby book shower for me this past Thursday night at Olive Garden. It was a girls night out...probably my last for a little while! I had so much fun! We ate yummy food, and I was showered with books to jump start baby Pacheco's library! Each book that I received was special to the giver. Thanks again to those who attended. You really made the evening special for me!
Today I went and had a pregnancy massage, spa pedicure, had my eyebrows waxed, and got a haircut. I feel like a brand new me! The massage was sooo wonderful! I actually got to lay on my belly...for the first time in 9 months, and it felt great! Baby boy Pacheco was moving around the whole time, but other than that, I didn't even feel pregnant...it was quite odd! The pedicure was great too! They massaged my feet & legs and I got hot towels wrapped around them, not to mention that my toes look fabulous now. After that I endured some pain to get my eyebrows looking good, and on to get my hair cut. My hair finally has some shape again, and doesn't just lay on my face. Later on tonight a couple girlfriends are throwing a book shower at Olive Garden for me...can this day get any better?
Yes it can actually...if my hubby were here enjoying it with me! :) A huge thank you to Miguel for being thoughtful enough to purchase a day at the spa for me. It was a perfect gift, and I truly needed it! Thank you!
The Can't Sleeps! It's terrible. My eyes flew wide open at around 3:00 this morning and I could not get myself to fall back to sleep. I'm tired, but my eyes won't close! So now I've been awake for almost 2 hours and have been trying to find quiet things to do so I won't wake my soundly sleeping husband!
Today I am officially 35 weeks pregnant! Only 5 more to go...6 at the most, but hopefully baby Pacheco will be a good little boy and decide to come a little earlier than 5 weeks! I should have some more pregnancy pictures for everyone soon, as Whitney & I are taking some today!