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He’s HERE!!!

So where have I been…… delivering a baby!!! That’s right little Major arrived on March 6, 2011 at 1:43 a.m! The day after my baby shower or should I say 8 hours after my baby shower! It all began around 11 p.m on March 5th. I had just finished putting up all my wonderful gifts that I received from all my wonderful guest at my baby shower, and my husband had just said goodnight to go to bed. I started having mild contractions which I assumed were braxton hicks, because I had been having braxton hicks pretty frequently over the last few weeks especially when I am active throughout the day. My friend and I were sitting and talking and the mild pains continued to come. I thought maybe I need to use the bathroom. LOL Because as you all know sometimes you can be crampy when you need to go potty. 🙂 so I tried using the bathroom nothing. So I decided to sit and rest thinking they will go away. At about 11:30 the aches were still there. My friend suggested that I time them, but I said no I’m fine it’s just braxton hicks. After she left, I decided why not use the app that I have that times and counts contractions, just for fun! 🙂 So I laid in bed with my little app and begin to time my “braxton hicks.” They were coming about 7 min apart, and they begin to come a little stronger. So I got out of bed and begin to walk around. All I could think was man these braxton hicks refuse to go away. At midnight they were coming stronger and about 5 min apart I decided to wake my hubby up! I said to him, I’m in pain. A phrase I used quite often the last few days. His response “did  you do your exercises” LOL I had been having pelvic pain the past few days so he assumed that is what I meant. I said to him not that kind of pain, contractions kind of pain! He jumped up out of bed, should we call Kathy(our midwife) was his next question. Me still thinking that I was having braxton hicks said no, I think they are going to ease up, it just hurts really bad. At about 12:25 the pains were worse and about 3 min aparts! OK LETS CALL KATHY is what I finally said. 
We called Kathy and she assessed my pain level over the phone, via my screams through a contraction and decided she better head my way. She lives about an hour from us and told me that it may not be for a few hours until I had him, but she was on her way. My husband turns to me and says “it’s showtime!” 🙂 We decided to blow up our pool and feel it water, as I planned on having my water birth this time! We begin to call friends and family to let them know I was in labor, as expected no one answered their phone. At 1:15 I got into the pool to try and relax the contractions were strong, hard, and frequent! At 1:25 I got out of the pool because the urge to push was strong,  and I remembered from Sidney when I want to push it is time. My Midwife was still about 20 min away. My urge to push was soooooo strong! My hubby called up Kathy and explained that I wanted to push. She stayed on the phone with us and coached me through my breathing so that I wouldn’t push. At 1:35 she pulled up at our house, I was screaming I want to push I want to push! At 1:37 she darted into my room and said ok I’m here you can push. That’s all I needed to hear….. I was pushing! At 1:43 Major entered the world!!! 
This was the fastest labor and delivery I ever had! He was not playing. My husband was so happy that my midwife made it. He was thinking oh lord I’m going to have to deliver another baby! If I hadn’t called her when I did and if she would have stopped for coffee, he would have had too. It all worked out so amazingly! He was 7pounds, 19 1/2 inches long, and perfect! To hear him cry was soooo amazing! Sadly it all happened so fast that I didn’t get to catch his delivery on camera. 😦 But I will never ever forget hearing his cry, and seeing his face for the first time! I am so in love with him, and I plan on cherishing every single moment with him. He is truly a special little boy! 

getting weighed! 

 on his way to his first doctor visit! 
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Baby is 4 and still a baby!

Baby turned 4! My amazing precious sweet baby girl is 4 years old. WOW! When I look at her, I still see my precious little baby that was born at home! I must say she had to be one of the easiest and best pregnancy, labor, and deliveries I ever had. Me and Lani often say she is our love child! She was the first one to be born after we were officially married, so you can imagine the love she was made out of! 🙂 It shows with her, because she is so full of love. Many nights she will come climb in our bed and she wraps her tiny arms around me and says I love you mommy. It is those moments that I feel so warm inside. Baby is not only a proud and happy baby, but she is a Diva in all the word! She loves make up, shoes, clothes, and all things girl. On her birthday as she finished getting dressed she proudly stated “I look fabulous” She then told her big sister that she needed to get dress so she could look fabulous! We will say to her are you a big girl or a baby, and she says proudly “I am a baby” I often wonder how long she will  carry that title proudly. She is a free spirit and natured child. She loves to do her own thing in her own time. She didn’t utter a single word until she was 2 years old! When she did finally decided to speak, she spoke in complete sentences! Her daddy use to think she was going to be gothic, because the child wouldn’t crack a single smile as a baby. Now she is full of all smiles and giggles. She loves to sing, dance, and cheer! It took me forever to potty train her! She refused to use the potty! At 3 she wouldn’t stop using the bathroom herself, and finally she told me, “I am a baby I need to wear a pull up.” I couldn’t believe it, but I put her in a pull up for a full day and didn’t she didn’t potty on herself one time! LOL I finally had to say Diva’s don’t potty on themselves! She LOVES shoes and can spend hours in a shoe store shopping for shoes. It amazes me how much she loves shoes. But just because she is a lady doesn’t mean she doesn’t stand her ground. At the age of 4 she is her own person and she is not going to sway in who she is. She is a fighter and will stand up for herself, as she does all the time with her brother Big Baby! She loves school and couldn’t wait until she officially started school with us! Now everyday she says is it time to do school yet? She will sit and do her school work for hours. 
Baby is my rainbow! She is beautiful, full of color, light, and most of all she brings me hope, joy, and faith. When I see her I know everything is going to be all right no matter the storm that may be going on!  She is my angel and as Jamie fox says Heaven will never be the same! 
She is a little lady
Enjoying lunch
                   
We went to eat Mexican she was so embarrassed, yet happy as they sang happy birthday to her!  


                                                          Beautiful!!!