Sunday, September 25, 2011


Ty David BradyBorn: Monday, September 19, 2011
Weight: 9 lbs 6 oz
Length: 21 in. long

I have to say that a repeat c-section was scarier than I thought it would be. With my first c-section I had about ten minutes to prepare, we were worried about Jay, and I already had an epidural in. It was over before I even knew what had happened. This time I knew three days in advance and had about 2 hours of prep at the hospital before the surgery. I had to have a spinal block put in while sitting up. (Now this was not as painful as I thought it would be but I was up really high on a small operating table and it took ten minutes. I'm not a needle person and I wanted to pass out.) Before surgery began I got really scared and almost ran for the door. Luckily my legs were numb by this point and I couldn't move. Then, by some miracle, the surgery began and I was completely calm. I felt this wave of peace rush over me and within two minutes I heard Ty cry for the first time.

(Here's my first time seeing him.) He was huge but perfect.

Watching Joe become a Daddy to two boys has been really fun. He's in heaven. And Jay loves having a little brother. (This was a shock to me.)
He loves how everything about Ty is little and he is always trying to "help" by giving him his pacifier, waking him up when he's been sleeping too long, and putting toys in Ty's swing so he can be happy.

I love my little family. Oh and I'm healing well. I'm still in pain but this recovery is cake compared to the first time!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

It's Official

Baby Boy Brady will be born, one way or another, by this Monday. The doctor was worried that he was big so we did an ultrasound yesterday (that's where this cute picture came from) and it measured him at 9 lb. 4 oz.! They said that their machines are accurate to a pound, meaning that this baby is anywhere from 8.4 to 10.4. They also hooked me up to some monitors and confirmed that I am in fact having real, regular contractions but I'm not progressing.

So the decision was made that I would give my body until Monday to have this boy and if not, it's c-section #2. I asked about some kind of slow induction but the doctor said that the failure rate of induced Vbacs is 75%... not so good. Also the chances of having a baby this size as a Vbac are not great... not impossible... but not great.

Anyhow, I'm very excited to meet our sweet boy. And to finally name him! Wish me luck.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Scenic Saturday - Kolob Reservoir

Well, I was tired of sitting around waiting to go into labor so we packed up and went for a drive. Joe decided to take me on a road behind Zion National Park (to Kolob Reservoir) and I'm glad he did. It was gorgeous and perfect picture taking light and weather. Good job Joe.
Now I'm ready to be taking pictures of my baby... so come... now... anytime. Really.