Titus George Archuleta born July, 3, 2013 at 5:51 am. He was 6lbs 10 oz and 19.5 inches long.
I had the WORST day on Tuesday, the day before he was born. I was tired, my back hurt, I worked all day and was just all around miserable and sad that I was still pregnant. I was due on the 6th and scheduled to be induced on the 8th if he didn't come before then. I really didn't want to be induced.
Jeremy and I went on a walk around the block that night to get me out of the house and loosen up my back. I started having contractions when I went to bed that night. They weren't painful so I fell asleep from midnight to 2 am. I woke up wondering if I dreamed that I was having contractions. I got up and went to the bathroom and then got back in bed. I felt a pop and got really nauseated so I got up to go get a drink of water. I made it out the bedroom door and felt a gush so I ran back to the bathroom. Luckily I didn't have to clean up any messes! As soon as my water broke my contractions HURT!
I woke Jeremy up and told him my water broke, he told me "No." LOL He was tired! He then tried to take a shower to wake up and I told him we didn't have time. My contractions hurt and I have pretty fast babies and I wanted my epidural! We got to the hospital at 2:45 am after rushing around the house gathering things like two crazy people. I got checked in and they checked to see if my water had broken. The test came back negative, but I knew it had and my contractions were strong and my doctor told them to admit me. I told the nurse about 8 times that I wanted my epidural as soon as possible. Jeremy told me that I didn't need to keep telling her, but I know that she didn't believe that this baby would be quick! I was only at 3cm when I got there. She got my IV in and I got my epidural about an hour later. The anesthesiologist was the same one that did my epidural with Calli, so I knew he was a good one! It worked really quick and I could finally relax. My blood pressure did go way down and I almost passed out, but felt fine after a shot of ephedrine (or something). After just a little while I was 8cm and they said my doctor would be there around 6 am.
They got the room ready and the nursery staff came in. I pushed through three contractions, maybe about 5 minutes and he was here! My doctor and the nurses all laughed when he came out screaming..loudly! He is seriously the BEST baby. He sleeps so good! Only gets up about twice a night. We are all so in love with him and glad he is here!!!
I couldn't have asked for an easier delivery. I would do it 9 times over rather than EVER being pregnant again! I just don't handle all the changing hormones very well.
3 Days Old
4 Days Old
Calli in her "Big Sister" Shirt
Daddy and his new baby boy
Gavin and Calli messing around! I don't have any pictures on my phone of Gavin holding Titus, but there are lots on my camera..which I am too lazy to get up and get : ) But he loves his new baby brother.
He had his first doctor appointment at a week old and weighed 6lbs 12oz and 20". Since their goal is to have babies up to their birth weight by their two week appointment and he is already past his we don't have to go back to the doctor until his 2 month check up.
What most of our nights look like now! Hanging out in the front room playing with baby.
Out for my first run this morning (doctor said whenever I was ready to go for it) and this is my view from the park. Love early morning workouts! I'm going to start posting about my post pregnancy diet and weight loss plan this coming week. I am hoping if I post my progress on here I will stay a little more motivated to get ride of this extra 30 lbs. Ugh! What a daunting task, but oh so worth it!