Saturday, November 07, 2009

Happy Birthday Ian!

Every time one of the kid's birthdays roll around I'm taken back to the day they were born. Today Ian turned 1. A whole year has passed since...

I'm not sure if it's that my ob is very cautious or what but as I got closer to my due date it seemed like I was getting a weekly stress test. They never really found anything but Ian's heart rate just wasn't beating in the pattern they wanted to see. I also had 7 ultrasounds with him. I'm not sure if they were concerned because of Lucy or because Simon was 9lbs 14 oz. It was a Thursday and I went to see the doctor in the morning. He sent me for a stress test and an ultrasound and they decided they would induce me that evening.

I eventually made my way back to the hospital. Kevin and the kids dropped me off at the door and I checked myself in at about 7pm. Kevin joined me when Grammy and Grandpa took over Simon and Lucy.

They started the process and I was fine until about 1am. From 1 am until he was born it was intense. The labor was harder and longer than it was with Simon. All three or my labor experiences are very similar. I had back labor with all three. Tail bone pressure, standing, and calm control during contractions is what got me through. I know when it's getting close because I puke. (Never once during pregnancy but always during labor) Soon after that it's the weirdest feeling in the world. Like your body is taking over and you have to push and you have to push now!
Ian was born at 6:22 am. He was 8lbs 14 oz and 21 1/4 inches.
He loves to smile, laugh, and to climb! He's more daring than Simon or Lucy ever was. Right now he's still Mommy's boy. I find myself letting him do more than I ever did with the other two, with three so close I'm thinking I don't really have a choice. He's a good eater and a decent sleeper. Naps wells- Goes to bed at a good time- Wakes up too early! We are working out the kinks of him and Simon sharing a room.
Ian we love you and are so blessed that you have come into our lives. Happy Birthday!


Jennifer said...

I can't believe it's been a whole year already!! Where does time go? Happy birthday, Ian!

Anonymous said...

What a big boy you are, Ian! and just look at that smile. You are so precious and Grammy and Grandpa love you so much. We are looking forward to your party this next weekend.