Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Alexander has arrived!!

My baby boy is here! Alexander Jacob Hatton was born July 14, 2009 at 7:43 pm. I'll tell you how it all happened.

I noticed that my ankles, hands, and face were becoming swollen. I called my OB office and explained what was happening. They told me to drink a big glass of juice, and to lay down for an hour. They wanted me to keep track of movements for 30 minutes. I did as they told and did not feel one movement. I called them back after laying down for that hour and told them. They asked me to come into the office for a NST. I went in and they hooked me up to the monitor. There we only a few recorded movements on the NST. They told me they didn't like what was happening with his lack of movement so they sent me over to triage in maternity. Once there I got dressed in the hospital gown and hooked up to the monitors. I texted DH and told them they were sending me to the hospital. He got there shortly after. They took some blood work and had me go for an ultrasound. The ultrasound was like a test for the baby. They wanted to measure his movement, fine motor movement, breathing, and a few other things...then they would give him a score. I only felt one movement during that whole time. By this time, Erek had left to go get the boys taken care of. I went back to the triage room. My OB came in and said she didn't like how his heartrate was staying at the baseline. She was worried if she put me into labor that Alex wouldn't handle it well. I told her I had a weird feeling, like something wasn't right. So we decided to do an emergency c-section. I texted DH again and told him to get his butt to the hospital, as we were having a baby today. As soon as the OB walked out of the room, my labor nurse walked in and got me ready for the c-section. About 45 seconds later the anestisiologist walked in and told me what was going to happen. DH got there and he got dressed in his operating room gear. They wheeled me down to the operating room. They had him out within minutes. Erek almost passed out while they were operating on me so they had him sit down outside of the operating room. He ended up having a twisted cord, like a coil and there was a blood clot in his cord as well. He was born blue and not really breathing. They got him breathing and whisked him off to the NICU. The OB said if we hadn't of gotten him out when we did, he probably would have been a stillborn within the next few days. They got me sewn up and wheeled to recovery. By this time, everyone in the family knew he was here. After a few hours they took me down to the NICU to see my baby boy. He was pink and beautiful! He had a full head of dark hair.

He ended up having to stay in the NICU for about 10 days, but he's finally home and he's doing great. I still can't believe he's here already! He is such a great baby! I love him so much already. During his stay in the NICU, I was going to the hospital 6x a day for feedings. It was tiring, especially having just had a c-section. We are both doing well and adjusting to life with a newborn. We saved his life that day, he is my miracle baby for sure!

Monday, July 6, 2009


I am nesting so bad it's insane. In the last few days I have totally deep cleaned and organized my entryway, kitchen, living room and now the linen closet is done! I usually nest a lot in my last month but this is crazy. I hope to get the hallway and the kid's bathroom done today too, plus laundry.

Erek went to the grocery store last nite and it took him 3 hours and he only brought home one bag of groceries. It kind of makes me suspicious. Then he came home and I think he went next door to Tara's. He left the house but the vehicles didn't move. I don't know what to think. Like I should really be talking. Not sure what to think. I know I should talk to him about it, but I think I'm going to talk to him about it at our counseling appointment, which is tomorrow. It's easier when you have a 3rd party involved.

I'm doing fantastic on saving money. My inheritance money won't last forever so I've decided to start saving now so we can continue to live how we're living now. I don't ever want to go back to living paycheck to paycheck ever again. I have $500 saved and I just started saving 2 weeks ago. I've been putting Tara's rent and the carriage guy's rent in my vacation club savings account. I also got a check from a doctor's office, apparently we over paid and I put that in there as well. Wanting to save money is part of the reason I'm going back to work in September. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a SAHM but I have to prepare for our future. I plan on saving everything I make, minus the money it takes to fill my gas tank and to fulfill my smoking habit.

Not too much else going on. The kids bunk beds should be delivered next week. Then I can start on getting the nursery ready. I love decorating!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Been so long!!

It's been so long since I've written on my blog! I can't believe the last time I wrote I was only 7 weeks pregnant. I am now 35 weeks pregnant! Where to begin!?

Guess I'll start with the pregnancy. This pregnancy has been so easy, it's unreal! I've had no real problems of any kind. I'm a very blessed woman to have such easy pregnancies, this one especially. I have pretty good kids too! We did find out we are having another boy. I will be the mother of 3 boys, and will hopefully be blessed with more children after the birth of this little one. Erek and I have decided on the name Alexander Jacob.

Erek and I were planning to move from Michigan to California. Erek got a job offer out there that eventually fell through. He did get a job at a casino out in California. Then we tried to purchase a home but that fell through, and all of the rental homes we liked were snatched up by someone else so we have decided that fate is telling us to stay in Michigan. And why not when we have a house here in Michigan that is paid for. Just doesn't seem to make financial sense to move us all the way to California to rent when I have my house here. Seems more responsible to me. My family didn't take the news of us moving very well. I got probably 150 lectures about not moving. They were super happy to hear we weren't moving. My mom has even been enjoyable with no comments since we told them we weren't moving. I'm sure it won't last forever but it's a nice break while I have it.

Since we are not moving, I have been very busy getting rooms switched around. Patrick moved out and finally got all of his stuff out of his old room. I have gotten that room painted a light blue for Mackenzie. I have also purchased her bedding and her furniture. We will be filing for change of custody soon. With Lisa having a warrant for her arrest, I'm sure she won't show up to any of the hearings, and we'll be granted custody. We purchased bunk beds for Andrew's room. Nikolas will be moving into Andrew's room and they will become room mates. Once the bunk beds get here and get set up I can get the nursery ready for Alexander. He will be in our room until he starts rolling over so I do have some time to spare as far as getting that room primed, painted, chair rail up and furniture situated.

Yesterday, I took Jazz to the vet and learned he has fleas. We are assuming Daytona and Harmony have then too. So now in addition to all of the above mentioned chores, I have to completely clean and disinfect this entire house. Today I got all of the entryway done with bleach water and part of the kitchen. My next chore is to declutter, clean and organize all of the cupboards to be sure there aren't any fleas hiding out around the food. I'm hoping to get a second whim for cleaning after I finish eating my dinner.

Erek and my relationship is a lot stronger than it used to be, however the chemistry is gone. We love hanging out together, and we make sure we go on a date nite once a week. Usually on Wednesdays, but the conversation is lite and our sex life sure could use some passion. I know it's mostly my fault because of my lack of drive. I'm just not a physical person. I didn't grow up that way, I was very isolated and independent during my teenage years. Not really close to either one of my parents, okay my mom and I didn't get along at all...I don't really know how to correct that.

I have been on my meds for awhile now and boy do I feel like a new person. You can totally tell a difference in me when I don't have one of my meds to take, like if I need to refill my script or something. Especially my Abilify, which is my bipolar med. If I don't have my ADHD med you can really tell a difference too. My lows are few and farther between but they seem to be more intense. I've thought about going to the hospital with the last two episodes. I'm getting excited to meet Alexander tho so maybe that will keep my spirits up until he's here. As long as I don't stress and overwhelm myself with everything I need to do to clean and prep for his arrival.

I'd better get busy!