Wednesday, October 21, 2009


So here is his arrival story...
About 6:00 in the morning on Wednesday I woke up to go pee for the 3rd time that night. As I was walking back to bed I felt something weird and liquid leaking. I thought, "Holy crap, my water just broke!!" I woke Jadi up and he went right into "lets get things done" mode. He was totally relaxed and chill. Not what I thought he would be at all! We got things packed and ready to go. We left the house at 7:30. On the way to the hospital I started having contractions. I didn't pay much attention to them at first but then they started to hurt pretty bad. So I started timing them and they were exactly 5 min. apart. The drive to the hospital takes 30 min. So we finally get there and we check in.
The nurse comes in and checks to see if my water really did break....and it didn't, I just had alot of pee and it didn't all come out when I went to the bathroom. Embarrassing! But the nurse did say that happens alot, but still, I felt dumb. But thankfully I was still having contractions but now they were 3 min apart and pretty intense so they didn't send us home. Instead my dr. came in and said, "Well, lets get this baby here, I'm going to break your water and your baby will be here soon." Jadi and I looked at eachother with shocked faces. I think we both kind of thought they would end up sending us home. I really didn't think this baby would come early!
So the dr. broke my water and thats when I wanted to die! The contractions after that were terrible! I was only 2 centimeters dilated so I thought it would be awhile before I would be able to get an epidural and I was so scared because these contractions were coming every 1 1/2 to 2 min. I barley had time to breath! Thankfully the nurse came in and rushed my epidural. After I got that it was great, I felt great. The next few hours they checked me and I was progressing pretty slowly so they gave me some pitocin to help things going.
At 3:00 the nurse came in and I was at 4 cm. She said she would come back in an hour to check me agian. Jadi and I bet what I would be dilated to when she came back. I said I would just be at a 5 and he guessed 7. Well only 40 minuted went by and she came in to check me and I was at a 9!! We were both shocked again!!! She said she would come back in 35 min. and we would start pushing. I couldn't believe it! It was such and exciting overwhelming feeling to know that just in a short matter of time we were going to have a baby, that our little guy was finally going to be here! After all the uncomfortable months of being pregnant it was all about to be over! It was such a strange feeling.
So the nurse came back and we started. And after 2 1/2 hours of pushing, sweating and Jadi being the best support ever, and being so tired I wanted to die. He came out!!! It was a whirl wind of emotions. He was so ugly and cone headed! But I immediately loved him more than anything! I was so happy to be done. Jadi and I were instantly in love with this little boy and we really couldn't believe what had just happened!
All day long during my labor while we were waiting. We kept saying, "What are we going to name him?" And we still had no idea. But in my mind I kept thinking Sawyer. I told Jadi that but he still wasn't 100% on the name.
After they cleaned him up and handed him back to me for me to hold him for the first time, I looked at Jadi and said, "Its Sawyer" and he said "Yep, your right." So we were so happy we named him sooner than later. I really didn't want to leave the hospital with a nameless baby!
Our first night with the baby in the hospital wasn't as scary as I thought it would be. He has a pretty intense cry but he doesn't use it too much so its nice :)
Since we have been home things have been wonderful. Being in the hospital for 48 hours is torture. Jadi and I were dying to get out of there. And once we finally did get home we were in heaven. So far he has been so relaxed and such a good eater and most importantly a good sleeper!!
He is a week old today and all ready time is going by too fast. He has been the greatest blessing to us and we are so happy and grateful that he is apart of our lives!!!

I have tons more pictures but motherhood calls and I will have to finish later!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

HE'S HERE!!!!!

Sawyer Jeffrey Leao
Born October 14, 2009 at 6:56p.m.
Weighing 8 lbs 1 oz.
20 1/2 inches long
More details and of course pictures coming soon....
(We forgot to bring our usb cord to the hospital)
But I can tell you, he is the cutest baby ever!!