Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sleeping Baby

I think we shall keep him

The Help

Clark is now almost three weeks and help from both my mom and mother-in-law have come and gone.  Now I am left to fend for myself.  I admit, it was incredibly nice to have them both out here and have some extra hands.  Madison was smitten with both and loved to play and go on walks with them.  I didn't really take any pictures, but grabbed a few off my mom's camera and some that Tyler took.

Art time

Modern art--when left alone too long in the bathroom


A much needed break after the park


A little story under the table during dinner.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Clark Ames

Monday morning Tyler and I checked into Johns Hopkins.  They stuck me on the pitocin and Tyler and I spent a couple hours watching West Wing on Netflix.  I admit, I was a little sick of watching so much tv...I'm glad we don't watch that much on a daily basis.  Then the usual happened...I only progressed from a 3 to a 4 after so many hours, so they broke my water.  This time I didn't get instantly sick like I did when they broke my water with Madison.  With time I began to get over heated and then more uncomfortable.  I asked Tyler to find a doctor to check me, but they were in a meeting. Not sure how much longer I had to wait I had Tyler go find the anesthesiologist.  She also seems to take her time.  By the time I had my epidural medicine administered I was already at a 10...makes me wonder if I could have just gone without it.  Next time I should just get an epidural soon if I'm going to pay for it, or skip it all together.  I don't know why I only wait until the very end. I had two doctors, a resident, a medical student, and two nurses in the room in case Clark was super huge as expected.   Clark was born at 5 weighing 8 lbs 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.  I'm glad he is out as his umbilical cord was around his neck. Madison was so excited to come to the hospital to see and hold him.


Welcome to the real world.