Saturday, March 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Skyler!

Skyler turned two years old on March 26th. Chris decided on cupcakes for the big day. It was a great choice. We all loved them! It was a fun evening of eating good food and watching Skyler open her gifts. She had a great time. Here are some pictures from her big day.

Trying to blow out her candle.

Alana had to help blow it out.

Brayden took a nap while we partied.

All the gifts.

Opening gifts.

Alana got a couple of gifts too. She was pretty happy about that.

Thanks for all the gifts! The girls just loved them. It was a fun birthday.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brayden Christopher Schmit was born on March 19, 2009 at 6:49 a.m. He was 21 inches long and weighed 10 lbs and 2 oz. I was scheduled to be induced on the morning of the 19th, but I went into labor in the evening of the 18th. We got to the hospital at about 1:00 a.m. and when they checked me at 1:30, I was 7 cm dilated. I got my epidural and started to feel no pain. The epidural made my blood pressure drop a little, which made me nauseous and I ended up vomiting a couple of times. Not fun. But it did pass and things progressed as they were supposed to. At about 6:15 a.m. I was fully dilated and I started pushing. It went well and Brayden was born at 6:49 a.m. All the nurses and the doctor said he was a big baby and they said he was going to be 9 lbs for sure. We were all shocked when we found out he was over 10 lbs. We have no idea how we ended up with a 10 pound baby, but we did. I only gained 30 pounds with this pregnancy and I only gained 1/2 a pound during the last month of the pregnancy. The pediatrician said he just must have been well nourished in the womb.

We got to keep him with us for an hour before he had to go to the nursery to get a bath and get weighed. I didn't feel too well for that hour. I was nauseous and the epidural had made my arms a bit numb. I couldn't hold Brayden for very long because of this and I couldn't sit up all the way because I felt sick. The epidural did wear off and I started to feel better later on that morning.

We got home from the hospital on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Things have gone very well since then. We are just enjoying every minute of this little boy. He is such a blessing to our family. The girls just love to hold him. They think he is just great and are so sweet to him. For now anyways.

Below are some pictures we have taken since his birth last Thursday. We will post more as the days go on.

Chubby cheeks.

At home getting some sun.

Big sisters watching over their little brother.

His first bath. He didn't like it at all.

His second car ride. He slept in his car seat for 3 hours. He must have been warm and cozy.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It has been too long since we updated the blog. We've been doing great down here and are anxiously awaiting the birth of our little boy. We are inducing labor on Thursday of this week. We are all very ready to meet him and I am very ready to get rid of the aches and pains of pregnancy. We will be sure to update the blog after he is born.

Below are some pictures we have taken recently. Just the girls being silly.

We got the girls a bean bad and they have had a blast with it. We should have gotten two, though. Maybe another one will come soon.

Alana is such a city girl. She picked up and played with her first worm today. She was pretty freaked out at first but after she figured out that it wouldn't bite her, she loved it. She just laughed and laughed at how it wiggled. We just had to take a picture.

This is me at 39 weeks and 5 days. Doesn't it look like my belly is just going to snap off??? And doesn't it look like my back hurts, because it sure does.

Chris and I both have the day off tomorrow and we are going to just relax and prepare for our little man to join us. I'm sure it will be the last time we will have a day like it for a very long time.
Have a great week!