This week I'd like to reminisce about the birth of my baby boy....
On Tuesday April 4th, 2006 I had my 39-week check up. I had NO change at all ( I had been 3cm dilated for a couple weeks) which was so disappointing, but my blood pressure was on the high side. Since I have a history of toxemia my doctor was concerned and wanted me to go to the hospital to get checked for a couple hours. He said if it doesn't get better then I will be induced. I told him I was definitely ready so he said he'll do what he can do get me induced. So we dropped the girls off with my friend, Terri, and off to the hospital. I tried not to get my hopes up too much. When I got checked in at the hospital at about 4 my blood pressure kept going up and down for a couple hours. They said this was a bigger concern cause it can cause seizures so they wanted to keep me overnight and induce at 6 in the morning. YAY! The only problem was I hadn't eaten since lunchtime and they wanted to put me on magnesium, meaning I could not eat or drink anything except ice chips. I was starving! We did get an ultrasound to make sure baby boy was handling it well and we then got the CONFIRMATION that he was NO DOUBT a boy!
So I get all set up in my room by 8pm not knowing how I will make it through the night and through labor the next day without any drink or food. The magnesium made me feel awful so I just tried to sleep to get through it. I remember waking up at 11pm with a contraction...and they kept coming...I went into labor all by myself!! By 2am I got my epidural. I was feeling so out of it from the magnesium (I hate that stuff) and nauseous from this stuff they made me drink. I ended up throwing up twice. At around 8am they came to check me and break my water. I was 8cm dilated and decided to wait to break my water until my doctor came because they didn’t think it would be long afterwards. So he came broke my water and said it was time to start pushing. My contractions were only coming every 5-7 minutes though so I had to wait that long between pushing. It was so weird. Plus I felt like I couldn't breath so I had the oxygen mask on me to help. Well after 30 minutes of pushing, at 9:51am on Wednesday April 5th, 2006 my little Josiah Allen was born. 7lb 8oz 20 inches. Perfect as can be with blue eyes. I was in love instantly!
Now in just a few days he will be 3 years old!
Matt- Great song, so glad he got off the piano! I enjoyed it and hope he's around for awhile!
Kris- I just have to say he is such a cutie. He looks like a little boy. and i think he did great, i could totally hear that song on the radio playin!
Scott- Not feelin it this week, he sounds a bit nasaly. not loving the pink pants.
Megan- not great, it was a bit too fast for her. i think she did ok, but I agree with the judges.
Anoop- Very pretty! Go Anoop...and boo Randy for telling him to get a fast tempo'd song next week. ugh.
Michael- well he loves to remind me every week how much i dislike him and i am THRILLED the judges finally agree!! HAHA
Lil- Totally wrong song! I hope she stays, but the song was verging on screaming and she didnt even look like she was having fun.
Adam- Still lovin Adam! he knows how to bring it!
Danny- Not his best, but still strong and I still really like him! He's not going anywhere!
Allison- GREAT!!! Still do not know how she made it in the bottom 3 last week, but she is awesome with a great set of vocals! I love her!
My Top 3
Please send Michael home!!!!!!!! Dont torture us one more week!
This week we shall look into... December of 2004. I love these pictures of Alexis. She was 3 1/2 years old, we lived in Tucson at the time. We had gone to a Christmas Party and afterwards she was singing and playing before bed and I took these pictures. I love to remember her this way.
I don't think the photos do justice to the fun we had that day! The kids rode some rides, went to the petting zoo and we got to see some shows! The jousting show was a hit..Alexis thought it was real and almost started crying! It's just so neat to see everyone in costume and just for awhile feel like you are somwhere else! I recommend going to anyone who has the opportunity!
1. Michael- YUCK.Boring.GO home!!!
2. Allison- I thought she did good, not her best, but I think she could sing anything and make it her own.
3. Kris Allen- Beautiful! I really loved his version.
4. Lil- I think they gave her a harder time than she deserved. I liked hearing her voice and it not be the all R&B. I think she did great!
5. Adam- it was rather strange...but strange enough for me to actually kinda like it...i think..hmmm?
6.Scott- I thought he was kinda off this week. The judges were correct that he needed to step it up.
7.Alexis- I thought it was good, not great. I like that song!
8. Danny- Totally agree with Simon-NOT diggin the jacket thing LOL First part was not so good, 2nd part AMAZING!
9.Anoop- Great job Anoop! He definitely made up for last week!
10.Megan- She did good, I think she did great for being sick. I thought some notes were off, but I do like her voice.
11. Matt-Great job!! Great musician & a great voice!
Top 3 this week:
Bottom 3 this week:
Adam (sorry, i still love him!)
My prediction on who's going home?
This week, my time capsule... July 2004
This was my 23rd birthday! This was the year I got my 1st digital camera. We went out to dinner with some good friends and came back to the house to play some games! We had a blast! From the left: Shannon, Me, Matt, Joey & John. I am pretty sure Tena was taking the picture. This feels like it was FOREVER ago! We lived in San Diego back then, I had Lily just a couple months before and Alexis was about to turn 3.
Blog Stalkers Unite's 1st Scripted Sunday prompt is...
Mine is Beautiful Day by U2.
"It's a beautiful day. (Day . . .)
The sky falls, and you feel like,
It's a beautiful day. (Day . . .)
Don't let it get away"
Because no matter what life throws at you each day is a new day. Life is beautiful, even in the bad times there is rainbow...a silver lining. Make every day a day to remember. At least that is how I look at life and strive to live this way. and this is my new theme song.
August 2004, right before I went and cut off 12 inches for Locks of Love!
Just a glimpse into a simple shopping trip...
I went to the mall today because I have been having issues with my skin and I wanted to get some good facial cleanser and moisturizer. I cannot walk around looking like this for too long, something HAD TO BE DONE! So, we drive to the mall (me & 3 kids), which first of all was nice since my passenger side window is broken and will not go up. It fell all the way down into the door. real classy, let me tell ya! So with the breeze in my hair we get to the mall. So now I not only have a messed up face but a crazy hair do as well.
I get to the counter and wait for a sales lady. She comes up to me speaking in Spanish. WHAT? I speak english! Grant it, this has happened to me before & she was a sweet lady. We are in the middle of my make-over when Jojo decided he has to use the restroom. *sigh* So all 4 of us rush to the nearest bathroom. We get back and try to finish up the purchase while 3 kids are running around, trying on hats and going into the lingerie department. For some reason jojo liked to run through the bras...
So I get out of there spending way too much, but what is the price of a clear complexion anyways??
Lexi talked me into getting Dairy Queen and somehow I scarf down a small snickers blizzard. (and I wonder why i'm having skin issues?) I let the kids play a bit in the play area before heading back to the car. Of course there is a Payless Shoes store on the way so I HAVE to stop & look. Lily finds some black high heels that she must have. I say no because she does not need black high heels with SUMMER coming & I had just bought her some new sandles.
She proceeds to THROW her new sandles across the aisle. Hmmmm....there was crying and screaming ALL the way to the car, not just Lily, by this time Jojo chimed in because...well I have no clue why, but he did not make the walk back to the car easy. ( I do not have a stroller). LUCKILY no one stole my car and within 10 minutes of driving the screaming had subsided and I think I had regained my sanity.
I would say thank God for the weekend, but I don't get those.
1. Holding the door open for some people was my last random act of kindness.
2. Another place to visit is Gulfshores,AL.
3. I'm often confused in matters of the heart.
4. Coffee, tea or water.
5. Sometimes it is better to take separate paths.
6. Our love reminds me that there is hope.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to having a quiet evening, tomorrow my plans include finishing my finals and Sunday, I want to go to church!
I've also been getting my dose of American Idol!
Who doesnt love this show?? Come here so I can kick you.
Dont be afraid, get on the band wagon! I have watched every season since season 1 and although some seasons have been better than others I love to hear the talent every year & pick out my faves! We are so close to the final 12! I am happy with the choices so far except 1. Michael Sarver. I am sorry but I do not like him and do not understand the hype. Please do not vote for people for sympathy reasons. it is about TALENT! However..since he made it to the top 12 I will give him the benefit of the doubt and see how he does...which I guess I have no choice. Who knows...maybe he will surprise me!
I was really trying to bite my tongue until the top 12 were fully picked. Too many contestants to talk about right now, but next week I will be sharing my faves! Tonight I will be watching the WILD CARDS perform & voting!!!
Open my time capsule:
Here is a video I made of Josiah's first year of life 2 years ago. It amazes me he will be 3 in just 1 short month. My little baby is no longer a baby. But I still like to reminisce back when he was a baby....
The 12 Months of Josiah