Monday, July 19, 2010


Okay so I was going through some pictures of little Tommy can I just point out how much my Babies look alike!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010


After she was brought back
The Proud Daddy Pose
Showing her to Big Brother
Big Brother Getting to hold her (that is a huge smile on his face not his i'm getting in trouble face)
Daddy helping Tommy Hold his "sisser"
Napping with Daddy
She loves sleep
Cutest Pink Feet EVER
Passed out in the blanket I made her

Friday, July 16, 2010

Chloe Eva Briese

Chloe Eva Briese
Born 9/July/2010
Weight 7lbs .5oz
Langth 18.5 inches

It's been one week since Miss Chloe Eva was born. She was breech (as you read prior), and the morning of my C section day my Dr. did a ultrasound and she was head down. My Dr. started everything for an inducement and natural delivery we decided inducing was right for a few reasons one being she didn't want me to get bigger with my size it's hard on my body to get big and since she was head down and had flipped the night before she didn't want her to flip again. At 0630 they started the induction. I was progressing (not as fast as my Dr who was not on call that day would have hoped) and by the early afternoon I recieved an eppideral. The Dr and Nurse kept checking me and saying I was progressing but she wasn't dropping. By 1500 I could feel all my contractions again but she still hadn't dropped I had been getting patosien all afternoon. The Nurse stopped the Pattosien and my Dr. signed me off to the on call Dr. She explained that there is a new schedule the OB Dr's are on and whatever Dr is on call is the Delivery Dr so if i would have gone into labor and my Dr was not on call she wouldn't have been there. (they just started this like a month ago go figure everything has to be "hard")

At 1530 I asked my Nurse (RN Anne Marie) if i could meet the Dr. she said they would call the Dr when I got closer to Delivery. 25 min Later my Nurse checked me again and told me to push a little to see if Chloe would drop a little (i was still only 8cm) well i pushed a couple times. My Nurse told me to stop and said she was going to call the Dr. after those two pushes Chloe dropped and I was 10 cm dialted (all the patossien worked!!) At about 1600 she wasn't waiting anymore. The Nurses had prepped the room and kept telling me just to breath well my body had a different idea. I was trying to relax but I could feel my contractions and my despite my best attempts she was coming out whether they liked it or not. Her heart rate started dropping rapidlly and the Nurses told me to push it only took a few pushes, and as soon as her head came out the Nurses reolized why she had been breech and why she was not dropping, her umbilical cord was wrapped twice around her neck and was suffocating her. She stopped breathing as the two nurses (who where acting as the delivery Dr.) cut the cord off in sections. They rushed her to the heat light and started rubbing her and moving her around to get her to breath. I couldn't do anything (which is such a horrible feeling) and my poor husband was beside himself he went over an looked at her then came back and cried, then went back and looked at her and came back and put his head on my should and cried again, she started crying which was an instant relief it seemed that she wasn't breathing for a life time but it was not even a min. Tommy was able to take pictures and show me.

After they wrapped me up I was able to hold her for a min until they took her to the Nursery. Tommy went with (then the Dr. showed up... I don't think the better late than never applies here though). He went out and talked with his family telling them how it went. (his Mom was able to come two nights prior and his dad has just gotten to our coast that afternoon) As soon as the Dr was finished and the room was cleaned up a little Denise brought in Little Tommy who came over and sat with me. Another Nurse brought Chloe back to eat Tom, Tommy and Little Tommy went down to get something to eat and Denise kept me company while I fed Chloe, she got to hold Chloe. The Tom's came back when I was finished the littlest one was getting ancy so Tom and Denise took him home. I ate dinner and showered while Chloe was showered then checked to see if she could regulate her body heat. The nurse from the Nursery said after a few minor tests she calulated that Chloe was born at week 39 (which was a week later than I thought I was). After my shower they moved me to a recovery room where I was able to relax and rest.

Tom and Denise brought Little Tommy on Sat and Chelsea came as well. Sunday Tommy (who had gone home for a little bit) brought little Tommy back while his parents ran to Wal*Mart. Chelsea and her boyfriend Ricardo stopped by the hospital. She loved getting to hold Chloe and he even got to hold her for a little while (it took everyone saying he could and about 20 min a mental preperation). When they left Tommy took Little Tommy home for a much needed nap and came back with his mom who kept me company until I was allowed to leave.

Chloe is adjusting beautifully and Little Tommy is a wonderful big brother, he constantly gives her kisses and is checking on her. He brings me diapers everytime I change her and keeps gives her all his pacifiers.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Blankets and C Sections

Well My blanket is DONE yep that is right done me and my mother in law finished it today! She did alot to help me finish it and it looks fantabulous! I love it!

Well I go in for my C Section in the morning bright and early. My cousin Kris and his wife Jenn had their baby yesturday a big congratulations to them! Well ths is going to be a short post since i am tired and have to get up so early! But i'm so super excited!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Update on my Quilt

Alright it's official my quilt squares are completed all blocked a beautiful! I cannot wait to sew it together!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Fourth of July, Rain, and 37 Weeks

Happy 4th Of July
We where able to spend the weekend of the fourth with my hubby's family. We headed out after my Dr.'s Appt on Thursday and stopped by Orlando and hung out with Tommy's sister Chelsea and met her boyfriend. It was great to see her, and she took little man in their pool and they got to swim a little. We then finished our drive to Tarpon Springs.  
Daddy and Tommy's matching shirts!!!

Swimming with Aunt Chelsea and Recardo... Daddy was watching from the sidelines!

Tommy would help him stand on the middle part and he would jump in... my fearless little man!

Friday Tommy went to work with his parents and helped out so Little Tommy and I had a lunch date and picked up a few necessities at Walmart. Then we got back to the house and swam a little. Then my Mother in Law and I went and saw Eclipse, it was very good I've been enjoying the movies grately and really need to read the books!
My Lunch Date!!!

Yesterday my Mother in Law competed in a 5K race! It was late at night so me and little man slept while Tommy and his dad watched! I'm so proud of her, she has been working so hard and this was a big accomplishment for her!
Climbed on Daddy's lap after his swim with Grandpa

Well it's been raining all weekend and Today was no different it kept the heat down which turned out to be a very good thing. About a month and a half ago Tom and Denise's ac went out it was "fixed" but Today it decided it was done and stopped working all together. Thank goodness for the rain it keept the heat down and it hasn't been too hot at all. Also since the house was a little warmer it's been drying my squares quite rapidly! Oh yes did I mention I have all 25 squares done! Okay maybe only 24 for some reason the last 1 is taking me forever! I currently only have the 32 stiches casted on... I'm going to buckle down and finish tonight so I can finish blocking before we leave tomorrow.

Well this next week will be filled with a lot of getting ready... Chloe will be here on Friday! I go in for pre op on Thursday and then surgery on Friday thats right she's still breech! I'm totally not looking forward to a "C" section or the recovery that comes with it. So that means Laundry and cleaning all week! I'm getting super excited thought it's almost over!