Sunday, November 20, 2011

Almost 2 months

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted on here! So lets play catch up. :)

Ben decided to go overdue. 4 days :P He decided to come on the day my dads flight was booked. So unfortunately my dad never got to meet him face to face. The labour went fairly well. I went in because I got sick twice within 10 minutes and I just couldn't lay down. My contractions were at 7 minutes apart when I went in and I was 2cm. They gave me some gravol along with morphine because I was so nauseous. I slept from 11pm-about 5am. The nurse checked me at 5 and I was about 4-5cms. My doctor came in at 9am and checked me and I was 5cm. My water was still in tact so they broke it. At 11 something they checked me again and I was 9.5cms.. The nurse asked me to try and go pee to empty my bladder so I tried. Leaving the room she said "I'm going to call your doctor now. at least you don't have the urge to push".. wrong lol. I stood up and instantly had to push. I screamed for Adam to get the nurse now. so he did. They came in running (4 of them) and 4 pushes later Benjamin was here. One push I had to stop cuz part of the cord came out..  Ben didnt even wait for my doctor to arrive lol. He wasn't breathing when he came out apparently. They had to manually give him oxygen. :( and a shot to counteract the fentynol they had given me. then he was good.

He had some bilirubin level issues as well which had him under the lights for 24 hours. That was the longest 24 hours of my life. Not being able to snuggle him.. It sucked.

So Benjamin Owen Matchett was born on Sept 27th 2011 at 11:37am. He was 8lbs 9oz and 22.5inches. He is SUCH a mama's boy, and is now almost TWO months old and 14lbs!!! He sure is growing.

Summer is LOVING being a big sister. And she too, is growing a lot. Starting to talk, and can hum along (tune wise) to songs on tv and toys. Hard to believe almost two months have passed! Its been so hectic but amazing all at once. <3 On Tuesday we go to get our family photos done, I'm really excited :) Summer and Ben have CUTE outfits. Now I just need to find something that fits me haha

Friday, July 15, 2011

30 Weeks and growing!

Over the last 5 weeks, we have been up to lots! My brother and Steph have been here for about 2 weeks. It's been so much fun. Summer loves having her aunty and uncle around. I don't know how she will handle them leaving. It's funny, shes never good with goodbyes. Always is in a funk afterwards. We've gone to Campbell River, Miracle Beach, Airport park, out and about in Courtenay, watched the Canada Day Parade, and went to Nanaimo. All fun stuff for sure :)
I also, a while back, decided to put my creativity to good use :) I started making and selling baby things. I've made carseat covers, cart covers, frame bow/clippie holders, butterfly bow/clippie holders, blankets, swaddle blankets, door signs for rooms.. the list goes on :P I'm enjoying it very much! This is what I've done:!/pages/Made-With-Love-creations-by-Heather/112504642173396  :) I'm looking forward to it taking off moreso!

In regards to our family.. Adam just finished having two weeks off to spend with Scott and Steph. I think he had a lot of fun as well :) Summer's growing like crazy, learning words, looks, all that fun stuff haha. Shes also learning to like water better. We took her swimming last weekend and will do that again tomorrow :D As far as how I'm doing... Good :) Fell down the stairs a few weeks back, and my back is still sore. But doc says its prob just pregnancy induced.. I don't think that's the case as I was fine before I fell :P and I've yet to get better.. maybe I pulled something.. who knows. I was also measuring 3 weeks ahead with Baby B. As of last week, I'm only measuring one week ahead now :P I still stand by the fact he will come earlier than his due date :P Baby B is growing well, my stomachs getting larger.. It doesn't feel like he has much room in there.. He likes to kick alot.. and elbow.. My ribs are taking a beating recently. I also get Braxton Hicks contractions a lot.. lovely lol. Sometimes they're painful, other time I don't feel them.

Its weird to think that in 10 weeks our son will be here.. I'm excited and scared as anyone would be haha

Friday, June 10, 2011

25 weeks.

So I sit here writing another update (since I haven't updated in a while). Last night it hit me.. 'I'll be 25 weeks tomorrow!' I thought to myself. Times flying! Every week passes like it's nothing. And there's a couple things coming up soon to look forward to. So that will make time fly moreso.  It seems like in no time at all, our little guy will be coming into this world and joining our little family :) While I can't wait to meet him, I kinda can. I'm so excited about having a boy and girl for children. But at the same time, I look at Summer, and how fast SHE has grown, and it makes me wonder how fast time will fly with another child in the picture. Time flies when you have children, this is no understatement. Someone should have told me to hold on tight cuz time seems to be flying at warp speed beyond my control. It seems like not that long ago I was in the hospital wondering how I would break the news to Adam that I never wanted to give birth again.. But then, after having our daughter, and seeing HOW much she changed our lives for the better, I knew the temporary pains and discomforts of pregnancy, child birth (mostly this part :P), and healing, was truely worth the lifetime of happiness we would get from having children. It's so worth it and you never really know until you have experienced it.

So, I am now 25 weeks pregnant.. Our little guy LOVES being active which is a HUGE change from Summer, she was always content just being chill with the odd kick or poke here and there. Her thing was having hiccups. Poor baby, seemed like everyday she had them :P.  Speaking of Summer, she now has 12 teeth. 4 molars, 4 out front on the top, and 4 on the bottom at the front. Poor girl seems to always be teething, but shes SUCH a trooper. And shes been walking for a couple months now, and dancing like crazy. She can say hi, bye, ouh yeah, bebe, and babble on like crazy. She will copy words and sounds..

And what else is new humm..well, my 23rd birthday is tomorrow :) Looking forward to that. Well the dinner out :P Adam works during the day so theres no day plans except to chill with Summer, so maybe we will do a fun photo shoot for Summers 16 month photos (she will be 16 months the week after my birthday) :).. Also, my brother and my sister-in-law are coming out to visit at the end of this month for a few weeks. That's pretty cool :) It should be fun!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

We're home.

Now that everything has had a chance to settle down a bit, its time for another update. We went to California for my brothers wedding. It was amazing. We all had a blast visiting a bunch of attractions, relaxing by the ocean, even playing in it! (Yes we're crazy, it was cold, but awesome). We also found out Summer is not a fan of sand. I think I will have to work with her on that. :P

While in California, we decided to have a 3d ultrasound done to determine the gender of our second bundle of joy. With my family by our side, we found out Summer was going to be a big sister to a little brother! We're so excited to welcome our son into this world. Dad is happy, but says he won't be over the moon about it until our son comes into this world (as ultrasound have and can be wrong). We ended up going shopping for him and Summer while in the States and got some wickid deals on clothing!

So, we then attended my brothers wedding in Oceanside (the picture at the top was taken from the condo). It was beautiful and amazing. I was lucky enough to be able to do the photography for their wedding :) I'm happy about that. Unfortunately, Summer didn't get to be the flower girl that they had anticipated. Once her feet hit the sand she curled up into a ball and started to cry :(

Also on our way home I got to meet my good friend Laurie, her husband Adam, and her son Aaron. Unfortunately it was only for a few hours over night.. But at least we got to meet them which was great!

And now we're home. Our house is a mess, but I'm slowly catching up on everything. Summer also popped her first molar sometime this week (I noticed last night). Which explains why shes been keeping us up at night :P And I go for my "18 week ultrasound" tomorrow.  A little late due to Easter weekend and our holidays ahah.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Our Story ♥

Our story began back in 2008. Adam and I had been talking online and decided to meet. I wasn't expecting anything out of it.. He was cute, but I was looking for friendship more than anything else :) After meeting him and trying to resist falling for him so soon, I couldn't help it. I loved everything about him, aside from the smoking *yuck :P* . Anyways, a few days after dating, he was sworn into the military, and a few weeks after that was sent to basic. I think that's where we grew a lot as a couple. We relied solely on 5 minute phone calls every now and then, and eventually when he got weekends, I could see him those 2 days of the week. (after about 6 or 7 weeks of no seeing him). Luckily he was on the base near me so it made picking him up convenient and actually possible, unlike some other friends I knew of who has military boyfriends.

Moving on, he graduated from basic and did his training on the same base. So was there for about a year and a half.. In June 2008, at my 20th birthday weekend in wasaga beach, Adam proposed. It took place when we were walking by the beach and the moon was out and so bright and lit the shore. It was beautiful.  After that, we wanted a fall wedding, but we were supposed to be posted in Aug 2009. So we figured it wasn't do-able and settled for a wedding in May (mothers day weekend so Adams mom could be here to celebrate it with all her kids!).

We got married May 9 2009. It rained all day, but was beautiful none the less. And we got tons of compliments on the ceremony, reception, attire, foods etc. After that, we decided to stop birth control because we wanted a family as soon as we could. Low and behold, first try, it worked. We found out we were expecting a baby girl right before we got posted.

In Oct 2009 we got our posting to BC, which we love. We drove across Canada (I was 22 wks pregnant and a hormonal mess) BUT! we made it and it was a beautiful trip!!!!

Fast forward to when we moved here.. THAT is what made us stronger as a couple, with no one else to rely on, we had to learn how to make things work. This involved more communication and obviously, more time together since I wasn't working. Our relationship is now stronger than ever!

Feb 18, 2010, our princess decided to grace us with her presence. After 12 hours of labour and 3.5 hours of pushing, she finally was vacuumed out, and was here. She was absolutely beautiful. I instantly, was in love.

Aug 2010 Adam was sent to NS for 4 months to do his course. This landed me in ON for almost 3 months, then I spent 5 weeks in NS with him at our friends place. This was hard too, but I had my family around to help and talked to Adam everyday, and was so greatful to finally see him when I did.

Fast forward again. Jan 11,2011 we find out we're expecting baby #2. We were estatic! And can't wait to meet this bundle of joy.

Summer is now almost 14 months old, and shes getting so big, and more beautiful, and so much fun, but also a handful from time to time.. But she's totally worth it. I can't imagine my life without my family. I love them to pieces !

Thanks for reading!! I will keep updates when things happen!