Monday, March 30, 2009

Tristin Blain Hathorn

I know you guys have been waiting for some pictures and I promise, there are some in this post! I thought I would share the story of Tristin's arrival first. On Thursday, I worked all day and actually didn't feel any different. For the past few days, I had been feeling like he could come any day, but Thursday was just another one of those days. I got off work at about 5:30 and picked Tayson up, we went home and got Justin and went and ate Mexican food. I was feeling fine and not really having any contractions so I went to bed around 11, thinking that it for sure wasn't going to be tonight because I hadn't had any contractions at all! Boy was I wrong!! At 11:50 P.M, I woke up to this really warm, wet sensation and I said, "Justin, get me a towel, I think my water just broke!" He just laid there, I think he was trying to process what I had just said. Finally, I said "Justin, I'm not kidding!" He got up and got me a towel and I got up and went into the bathroom. I sat on the toilet (sorry if this is too much info!) and he came in the bathroom and said, "Are you sure you didn't just pee in your pants?" I said, "no, I'm not sure" (if you've been pregnant before, you know that there are times you feel as if you could pee in your pants at any minute). After a few minutes though, I got another big gush of "water" and realized that this for sure was not me peeing my pants. Justin put all of our bags and stuff in the car and I changed clothes and called my mom. We got to the hospital around 12:30 and my mom and sisters met us there. My youngest sister, Ally, took Tayson back home to go back to bed with my dad. They put me in triage to get me admitted and get everything going. It was really weird because before my water broke, I was having no contractions but once it broke, they started coming pretty fast! They checked me and I was dilated to a 5 already. They hurried and got me into a room because I wanted an epidural and things were progressing really quickly. I got into a room around 1:15 and the anaesthesiologist came in around 2:30 and gave me my epidural (thank God!!). At this point I was dilated to almost 7 and we all thought for sure that Tristin would be here before 5 A.M. My sister Ally came back and my mother-in-law showed up so the 6 of us hung out and waited me to fully dilate. Around 4:30 the nurse checked me again and I was fully dilated. However, Tristin was still pretty high and was turned funny so the propped me up on my side and told me to lay like that for awhile to try and get him to turn. They finally decided at 7:00 that it was time to deliver! This was wonderful with me because my doctor, Dr. Hix, came on call at 7:00 so this meant that he was going to get to deliver Tristin! He came in around 7:10 and said that he needed to go tell another patient that he was about to do a c-section on, that he was going to have to push them back a little bit. Knowing that Brittney was coming in that morning to have a c-section and deliver baby Trail, I isn't Brittney that you are moving back, is it? He laughed and said, "Ya, actually it is". I told him not to tell her that I was the reason she was being delayed! Sorry Brittney!! I do think it is really neat that our little guys share the same birthday, same doctor, same hospital, everything!! Dr. Hix came back in the room around 7:15 and I began pushing. This went really well and my sweet little angel was here at 7:30. He is such a wonderful baby and I am so grateful that he is so healthy and we are both doing so well!! He did have a little heart murmur but it healed itself before we were discharged from the hospital on Saturday.

Finally...some pictures!!

Tayson loving on Tristin! This definitely took some encouraging. Tayson didn't want anything to do with Tristin the first time that my parents brought him up to the hospital but he has definitely warmed up and now is pretty protective of him. Please excuse how rough Justin and I look, that happens when you stay up all night in labor!

Tayson and Tristin loving on Papa!

Cuddling with Tata (Aunt Taylor)!

Loving on Meme!

Hanging out with Yaya (Aunt Ally). Tayson named her Yaya!

All ready to go home from the hospital...

Friday, March 27, 2009

He's here...

I forgot my camera cord so I can't upload any pictures while we are here at the hospital but I wanted to let everyone know that our little man is here and is doing great! He is so perfect!! Tayson isn't too fond of him right now but I didn't really expect him to be. He has been the only baby around for 2 years now and he wasn't too excited to meet the baby earlier today. I promise that I will post pictures after we go home!

Tristin Blain Hathorn
Born 3/27/2009
7:30 A.M.
7lbs 10oz
20" long

Thursday, March 26, 2009

38 Weeks

I know I am behind on this post (since I was 38 weeks on Monday) but I figured, better late than never! When I went to the doctor on Monday, I saw Dr. Hinton because Dr. Hix was gone on vacation. I was still dilated to a 2 and 70% effaced progress!! That is exactly what I did with Tayson, 37 weeks dilated to a 2, 38 weeks still a 2! However, this little guy has Tayson beat now. I delivered Tayson at 38 weeks and 2 days and today I am 38 weeks and 4 days. I am so ready for him to get here but I know he isn't going to come until he is ready! I keep thinking that everyday is "the" day. Hopefully I won't get to do a 39 week post but if I do, I hope to have some insight as to when he is coming because if he isn't here by the time I see Dr. Hix on Monday morning, I am going to talk to him about possibly evicting the little guy!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

37 Weeks

I went to the doctor yesterday and am now dilated to a 2 and 70% effaced! We are making a little bit of progress!! Like Dr. Hix said, it could really happen anytime or it could be another week or two. You never really know! I think we have everything ready for him to come now! His nursery is basically finished, it needs a few little things here and there but it will all come together. Our bags are packed, for the most part. I always feel like I am forgetting something. I know that if I do, it isn't the end of the world, we only live like 5 minutes from the hospital so Justin can run home and grab whatever it is I need. I am trying to finish up as much as possible at work but it doesn't really matter when he comes, I will always be in the middle of something. we just need him!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

36 Weeks

This post is going to be somewhat boring, with no pictures but I went to the doctor on Monday for my 36 week check up. He checked me for the first time and I am dilated 1.5 cm and am 60% effaced! I know that really this just means that it could happen anytime, or it could be another couple of weeks. Either way, it seems like things are progressing! I have been having contractions off and on since then but nothing consistent yet! With Tayson I was dilated to a 2 for a week and 2 days before I had him so...we'll see how it goes this time.

I'll keep you guys updated!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jump Zone

Tayson went to a birthday party at Jump Zone in Bentonville a few weeks ago. This was the first time that we had been there and he had a blast! I am definitely going to have to find out when their open play times are, so we can go back. If you have little ones and haven't tried it out, you really should! I think Justin had just as much fun as Tayson did!!

Boat Show

A few weekends ago, Justin and I took Tayson to the boat show at the John Q. Hammons center in Rogers. Tayson was in heaven there! He is fascinated by anything fishing related, especially boats. He kept running from one boat to another, yelling "dada", so that Justin could see everything too! It was so cute!! It is unfortunate that I am not big into fishing because I definitely live with two guys who could eat, sleep and breath it!

They both tried really hard to convince me that we should just go ahead and get a new boat! However, even though I may be outnumbered in the male to female count, I stuck my ground and let them know that the boat we have is just fine!

Fishing with daddy!

One day last week, while it was nice outside, Justin and I decided to take Tayson to the pond to do a little fishing. He is obsessed with fishing and I can't wait until it is warm outside so that we can take him more often! We didn't catch any fish but we still had LOTS of fun!

Baby Shower

On Saturday afternoon, my good friends Amber and Jessica, hosted a baby shower for me at Amber's house! They did a great job and we had a really good turnout, despite it being 25 degrees and snowing. The decorations and the cake were so cute!! Baby Hathorn gots LOTS of great things!

The food... (most important thing to any pregnant woman, right?)

The adorable diaper cake that my sisters made me...

Opening gifts...

And one last picture, just for good measure, so you can see how BIG I really am, here is a picture of my sisters and I...

Thanks again Amber and Jessica, you guys are wonderful!