Thursday, July 28, 2011

End of Feb./March 2011

Daddy got to stay with us for 2 weeks!!! Desmond and I both had Dr's. appts, but we didn't get out much else b/c it was cold!!!!   Then after 2 weeks Rich had a meeting in Little Rock so we had to go to Nanie's (my mom's) to stay.  I was too nervous to stay in Batesville with no family around with a newborn.  She was so much help! Plus lots of family got to see us while were there. 

1st outing to Dr. O'Brien (pediatrician)
 My check-up with Dr. Carlton (OB/GYN)

 (At Nanie's house)

We finally came home & got settled in again.  And each day we watched this boy grow bigger and bigger!!! 

Home Sweet Home as a family of 3

We finally were discharged on Saturday afternoon to come home.  We couldn't wait to get home with our sweet boy!  Little did we know he didn't plan on sleeping for the next 2 days or nights...haha!!! 

Here we all are ready to go home!!!

We had lots of company on Desmond's first day at home. Nanie & Tad came by. Also, Uncle Dustin, Aunt Lori, Andrew & Reece stopped by. This boy is very loved!!!! So excited to have him at home!!!!!!!

 Nanie & Her boys (Andrew, Desmond, & Reece)

 A very sleepy daddy & desmond

Welcome Home Desmond Riley Jones!!!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

(Desmond's Birthday)

Here is a not so short version of Desmond's birthday!!  Enjoy....

January 25-  Bed Rest due to Blood Pressure being a little high.  Went to dr. at least 1x weekly sometimes 2x to check on my blood pressure and our boys heart rate.  We were both doing great!!!

February 14- We went to see Dr. Carlton for our weekly check-up on Valentine's Day.  I was hoping to ask to get out long enough to go out to eat.  I was going a little stir crazy in the house :)  Then Dr. Carlton came in and said blood pressure was a little high so let's just go ahead over to OB.  She was going to induce.  I bet I asked a million questions in the next 5 minutes.  She told us we had time to go home and get our bags and get back to hospital.  We were so nervous, excited, scared and lots of other feelings.  I couldn't wait to meet our boy.

We got to the hospital about 6 p.m.  Our nurses were waiting for us!  The awesome nurses let Rich go and get me dinner.  They even offered to turn down the lights for our romantic Valentine's day dinner haha!!!  Midnight they started my medicine to induce.

February 15-  Didn't make much progress.  Dr. Carlton tried to break water but first time Desmond's head was too close, so she wanted to wait.  Then she came back and his head was no longer down where it should be so she starting talking about a C-Section at this point. 

All of our family was there or starting to get there and I went back about 10:00 a.m. I think.  I was in panic mode at this point :)  But Dr. C and nurses were so great.  Rich came in and then I heard "Wow.  He has a head full of hair!!"  And I heard our little boy cry (scream) for the first time.  They brought him to me and I was soooo in love!!!!!!  11:12 a.m. 7lb 3.9 oz.  18 1/2 in. 

Desmond Riley Jones was finally here!!!!!!!
Rich and a nurse carried him back to our room.  I was only away for about 20 minutes I think.  Then right back to my sweet miracle!!  The nurses did their stuff and then Rich and I got some time alone to spend with Desmond.  It was wonderful!!! 

Family and friends started to come in and visit us.  I wasn't feeling so well part of the night so I faded in and out, but we were so blessed to have such a healthy baby boy!!!!  

We stayed in the hospital from Monday-Saturday.  I was released on Thursday, but Desmond had to stay for Jaundice so we were able to room-in with him.  We were very spoiled at White River Medical Center.  They took such good care of us and taught us so much!!!!  But we were very glad to get to take our boy home. 

Friday, July 1, 2011

a little behind.... hehehe!!!

Ok so I'm a little behind on my blogging!!!!  I'll do my best to catch up over the next few weeks!!!  Just a cute pic of my boy to get started!!  More to come....