Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I've had three kids for a week... and I am still alive, and so are they. Mom points.

Natalie Paige Kapilialoha Logan
January 21, 2014
7lbs 14oz
20 inches

First here are picture of all three of my little sweethearts right after they were born. When Mikey was born, Jake took a picture of him on the scale and I loved it. It is potentially one of my favorite newborn pictures of him. So when I was pregnant with Adam I constantly told Jake how important it was to me to get one of Adam on the scale and voila, we have started a tradition. Apparently, I talk about it so much that even my doctor mentioned it to Jake haha. They had taken Natalie off the scale and Dr Sells was like Oh wait, Jake did you get your picture? Isn't that nice of her? And potentially embarrassing for me?




You can't really tell but Natalie's hair is black- both of the boys had dark hair right when they were born, cause it's all nasty and dirty but even after her bath, Natalie's stayed black. Like Jake's. I am pretty excited about it because I have always wanted black hair and brown eyes- I can live vicariously through my daughter!

Well how about a quick telling of the day? I got called on Monday saying that my induction was scheduled for 6:15a. I was excited but 6:15 is so early, especially when it takes 40 minutes to get to the hospital but oh well! We got there late... at about 6:30, 6:45 ish and after we got all checked in, they started me on that terrible medicine pitocin at 7:45 ish. I was so scared that it wasn't going to work that I didn't let Jake tell anyone the date. Last time when I had to come home from the hospital still pregnant I was absolutely devastated- I know that sounds stupid but it was so hard for me and I hated having to tell people that it didn't work and I was not going to do that again. So my dad and stepmom knew but only because they were staying at our house watching our boys. Otherwise, I wouldn't have told them. I did try to distract myself from that possibility and we guessed when she would be born. Jake said 8:30 but I don't know if he meant morning or night and he thought she would be 8lbs. I guessed 3p and didn't even attempt a weight guess. So I got the time and Jake was seriously close to the weight.
Anyways, I was a few cm along and like 40% effaced which is crappy but it was okay. My doc said it was going to work. So, by 11:30 when I was still only 2 cm and 50% effaced (but the nurse said she was being generous) I cried. It wasn't working again. They called Dr Sells and she came and broke my water, which I am not going to lie, was not a pleasant experience but it meant we were getting our baby! That was at noon and we texted our families to let them know what was going on. I got my epidural after some debate on whether or not I should, and honestly, so glad I did. Our insurance doesn't cover it but Jake told me that I shouldn't be worrying about the money which I was able to do a lot better once the pain medicine started. I got the same guy that did the epidural with Adam, only this time he gave me the booster shot way earlier so I got to take a nap! Wahoo! I woke up around 2:15 because something felt weird. I laid there for 30 minutes before I had Jake call the nurse. She came in, checked me and I was ready to go.
Dr Sells, Dr Clark, and Melanie (my nurse) all got there and had me start pushing at 2:59p (to be exact haha) Dr Clark explained to me that she was at zero position so I would probably have to push longer than I would like. I pushed once and she was like oh never mind. And 6 minutes later, she was born! I was pretty excited because they let me cut the cord. They asked Jake and he was like absolutely not so they let me!
So far, we have had a great recovery. A little sore and some serious nursing contractions but all in all, it's been pretty easy. We are all pretty tired but baby girl seems to be thriving and her older brothers are thrilled to have her here, and her mom is also thrilled to not be pregnant, and if I had to guess, I'd say her dad is pretty excited to not be married to a pregnant woman haha

Enjoy some pictures that I took. Some are probably repeats from facebook but babies are so fun and cute, no one cares about repeats, right?

Natalie with Grandpa! I think that she is the only grandkid Dad has got to meet in the hospital.

Grandpa showing her off to the boys. With Mikey it was like love at first sight, Adam didn't so much care but he is starting to develop a little curiosity.

Mikey kissing her. He insisted on holding her whenever he could and he still does actually.

Family Picture! I look a lot more tired here than I remember feeling.

The next day, Dad and Michele brought the boys back to the hospital and when he took her Mikey got pretty upset. Apparently, if I am not holding her, Mikey is supposed to be.

Jake has baby magic. He had it with the boys too but seriously, it's getting stronger. I'll be holding her and she will be freaking out, Jake takes her, even when he is half asleep and she just calms right down in a matter of seconds. Amazing. In case you didn't know, I married a seriously awesome guy and he is fantastic dad to our three little cuties.

Natalie sleeping! Our tender mercy: we can wrap her up, lay her down and she will fall asleep on her own. The boys would have never done that I am beyond grateful. I don't know how I could take care of all the babies if I had to hold her all the time. I do love holding her though. She is all cute and cuddly. (not as cuddly as Adam but still it's nice)

Okay here is the last thing I wanted to show. A few months ago, a woman in my ward (whose name I can't remember, my bad) told our RS president that she had a baby rocking chair that they didn't need anymore and Shellbi gave it to us! I was pretty excited because we had given away our old baby chair because our boys really didn't care for it and I didn't want it taking up space. So she dropped off the chair and I'm not going to lie, I didn't like it. I could see why it would be cute to some people but it just wasn't my cup of tea. So I redid it! And here are before and after pictures. I am proud of it.

After! I used some really cute fabric that I fell in love with when we visited my dad and stepmom last May and so she gave it to me (as well as making Natalie a baby blanket with the left over she didn't give me) and I spray painted it white with some special baby safe spray paint! (who knew there was such a thing) I think it looks so much better! (which may be conceited haha)
Thanks for reading! 

1 comment:

  1. Im so excited for you! Natalie is BEAUTIFUL!! I can't wait to meet her!