Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a family of three.

On July 19th our world changed forever. We never realized exactly how it would, obviously because your having a baby your becoming parents. What i mean is that we never knew what enormous great change it would be. Our marriage was strengthened and we have a perfect little miracle that leaves us in complete awe every time we look at him. Dave was a superhero through all of this! I love this man more and more everyday!

We headed to the Hospital at 6:40am to be induced, here's our excitement (maybe we were a little nervous):


Once we checked in and headed upstairs, we meet with our DR. When we arrived I was already 1-2 cm dilated so the DR felt confident that the gel would work.


At 7 am she gave me the gel, it worked!! Instantly i was so cramped up!! By noon she came around and checked me, I was now 3cm. WOW 5 hours and only a centimeter. bummmer! We broke my water and waited to see if this would help. YEP! Instantly contractions about 4 mins apart started. after an hour and a half (1:30pm) I asked for morphine. It didn’t do anything for the pain but made me delirious and super quiet. That may have been the worst part of everything. It took 5 times and 3 nurses to get the IV in. The morphine only lasts for about an hour. So after an hour and half of no pain meds I asked for the epidural. I got it within minutes! So at 4:30pm I got the epidural and I was now 5 cm dilated. I was terrified that it was gonna be a long night.  By 5 pm i was fully dilated and it was time to start pushing. All i needed to do was to relax to dilate, cause relaxing while in pain is so easy. The epidural was my best friend!


I was able to talk and laugh during the first 2 hours of pushing. Not that labour is enjoyable by any means but this sure helped. It made me feel human again after 10 hours of constant cramping and contractions. The first 2 hours of pushing weren’t that bad, the last half hour was the kicker. So at 7:35pm little Levi made his entrance into this world. We had such wonderful nurses and an amazing DR who delivered. Dave was absolutely beaming when he saw him for the first time. It was such an amazing experience to go through. I know Dave and I were blessed with how quick and simple my labour went.

We then went to our own room at midnight and the nurse came in and gave him a bath. These woman have no fear! It was 1am and it seemed like she moved at lightening speed and we were trying to remember how we were to do this when we got home. Some how we remembered! Here’s right after his bath, I wanted to catch a picture of his dimple (he got it from his momma). 


No visitors were allowed because it was so late. The next day visiting hours started at 11am and we had so many people who came and showed so much love and support. Wednesday we were discharged at 11:30am. So excited to be home by ourselves in our own house! Were learning so many new things each day and loving this little guy more and more! We appreciate all of the help we have been given from family and friends.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

so grateful.

i only have a few minutes before dave will be awake so i have to be brief-

dave has done so much work this week and has no fear figuring things out. little levi already has his dad wrapped around his finger! last night dave got up with levi and took him out into the living room so i could sleep. he would come back when its time for levi to eat. i had only been functioning on about 7 hours total this week and he knows how scared i am for him to go back to work monday. so he wanted to make sure im as fully rested as i can be, to function properly. how selfless of him not to worry about him catching up on sleep because he has to go to a hard working job. im so so grateful for an amazing husband i  have and the wonderful father he is to levi. its been the greatest week of our lives and were so  grateful for levi! here’s my favorite picture of daddy smiling: its right after levi was born. (thats our doctor on the right)


heres the proud daddy – levi in the perfect burrito wrap



p.s. i am so grateful for my s-i-l Melissa who was a lifesaver on saturday! thanks for the great advice and helping us new parents.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Levi Douglas Murray



Levi Douglas

July 19th @ 7:35pm

8lbs 5oz

21” Long



When were caught up on some sleep and have more time we will update little Levi’s arrival.

Friday, July 16, 2010

maternity pictures.

My amazing cousin did some photos for me this past week. It was SOOO windy but they still turned out great. Thanks again Brittany!! Click HERE to see them.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

“all good things come to he who waits.”

I keep reminding myself of this. Actually this week has gone alot better then last week. Maybe cause every morning I want to go into labour so dave doesn’t have to leave for work – he gets a week off when the baby comes! Thanks boss!!


Do you ever have unrealistic thoughts? These are what mine have been lately:

- Maybe since I’ve been having contractions for 2 weeks labour will be a breeze.

- Just cause he’s over due doesn’t mean i couldn’t have a little 6/7 pounder.

- Maybe at my dr’s appointment today she will just say “oh your so uncomfortable, lets just induce today!”

- This little guy wants to make a grand entrance cause he is ridiculously good looking!

- 14 year old girls give birth in Africa without medication so how bad could this really be?

- All of my weight gain is water retention. My ankles are the size of grapefruits and I can’t wait till they go down.

- If he comes out a girl, we will have a good laugh. Poor kid will only have one name choice.

- When you have a baby, cleaning fairies come help you for the first 6 weeks. Well not just cleaning fairies – cooking and cleaning fairies.

I can’t help but think these things this week. I have so much time on my hands. I’ve been trying to stay busy but we can’t drive far and i can’t do much walking. We have been going swimming, hoping the bouncing would help. Dave told me last night i should go off the high dive and then he’ll come… nah i dont think thats gonna work :) Anywho sorry for the rant of me being over due and going stir crazy.

Monday, July 5, 2010

an end in sight.

this weekend was pretty disheartening. I kept thinking okay Canada day would be a fun day for a baby. mom’s birthday on independence day baby on Canada day, what fun birthdays! then the 2nd is my mom’s birthday and i kept thinking okay today’s a good day too. our little guys could share his birthday with Grandma Roberts. Nothing – BAH! then Saturday (the 3rd) is my nieces birthday and so i wanted to skip that day.  she should have her own day. Sunday the fourth was my birthday – here we go! lets have him and we can just share birthdays. nope nothing. why do i get these thoughts in my head to excite myself?? So today is the 5th and i thought hmm.. perfect day! we will just do a marathon of birthdays on the Roberts side. well its 5 o’clock and nothings happened so I'm gonna assume its a nope today. Well i had a check up today and she did say that i will get to meet him on or before the 19th! (that is if labour isn’t terribly long) that's 2 weeks from today. if he doesn’t come were gonna induce on the 19th.



we went camping on weds night last week in waterton here’s a few pictures of the fun!


4 in the morning! so t-i-r-e-d…


such a good hubby to get up with me every time i need the bathroom in the night. our campsite wasn’t super close to the washrooms. so since waterton is bear country dave got to be my protector.


our little camper! we love it already!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

39 down and hopefully only a week to go. 2 at the most hooray! i never wanted to be induced but now its starting to look good. Hope everyone had a great 4th of july and a great july 1st! I know i did! its my favourite weekend of the year.