Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fire Station Visit

The boys and I are a part of a play group that meets once a week. This has been a great group!! i have gotten to know many other moms and Judson gets to play with many other kids. We are all developing some great friendships through this play group.
Well Monday one of the moms set up for us to have a tour of one of our fire stations. Here are a few of the pictures of our adventure with the kids, all 3 and under! :)

Trying to get a picture of both of the boys together. Lawson slept the whole tour, while Judson ran all over the place checking everything out!

Lawson and his buddy Vera! They are already getting taken all over the place because of their older brothers! :) They were both so good the whole time! So cute all snug in their strollers.

There was a small play area with a fire pole that all the kids LOVED!! Judson went down so many times I lost count. There were also a few hats that they took turns wearing. I think it was by far the favorite part of the tour! :)

Another picture to get Lawson in on the action.

Judson and his buddy Landon before they went down the fire pole!

It was a little crazy with so many little kids, and little boys, but it was a very fun experience!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Week by Week

Two Weeks Old

Three Weeks Old

One Week Old

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A few pictures

One week old!

Dressed and ready for his first Sunday service!

Big brother wanting in on the sunbathing action. It was so bright though that you can hardly see Lawson! :)

A little better sun picture.

Our pirate and giraffe!

YO HO HO, Walk the plank!

All my boys!

Ready to leave the hospital

Our sweet Lawson!

Taking foot prints right after he was born

In his car seat ready to go home

The pictures got a little mixed up, but there are a few from Lawson's first week. We LOVE him so much. Big brother Judson is doing so great and LOVES him so much too. If Lawson is not in the room with us Judson gets worried and wants to check on him! :) Judson has also been a great big helper with getting things I need, "helping" with diaper changes and baths.
We are loving being a family of 4!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lawson's story

So I was 40 weeks on Tuesday October 25th and had an appointment the next day. Because I was "overdue" I had a NST (non-stress test) that day. That just means that the hooked me up to monitors and I hung out in a recliner for 25 min while they checked baby's movement, heat rate and if I was having any contractions. When I got to my actual appointment with the doctor my blood pressure was high, which was not great because it should not have been since all I had been doing was sitting around for the last 30 min! :) It had also been high the previous week, so they decided to just call things good and induce. There were no available rooms for that day or Thursday so Friday at 7:30 was going to be the time. I was so happy to hear that they would induce because I was just feeling so ready, even with it only being one day after my due date!

So my parents came on Wednesday night, we went to bible class and were able to enjoy trunk or treat with Judson. Thursday we made sure our bags were packed and things were in order to leave Judson with my parents for a few days.

Friday morning we loaded everything we needed and headed to the hospital. We were supposed to check in at 7:30 but were a bit late because we could not find a place to park. We finally made our way to the correct part of the hospital and checked in. After doing a little paperwork and answering some questions they started patocin (SP) at 8:30. I was regulated to my left side right from the beginning because of the high blood pressure. So I was just looking at the wall for a long time, and not really able to do anything. That was a little frustrating and boring! The nurse kept upping my dose every so often to get things going, it was not so bad. I could feel more contractions and knew things were progressing, but nothing to bad. Then the doctor said it was time to break my water, which also went fine. I was a little nervous, because with Judson my water broke naturally even though I was induced. After that though the contractions became much much more intense and I was ready for my epidural! I am not really sure time frame on all this because I was staring at the wall most of the time, away from the clock! :) The epidural was great, but did not take as well as the one with Judson did, so I was in much less pain but still had a lot of feeling!

Then at 1:30 Lawson Ray Rowedder came to join our family!! We were so excited to finally meet him!!

Here is how Lawson and Judson compare.
Judson born on a Thursday, 1:49 a.m., 8 lbs. 13 oz. 21 inches, head 13 1/2 inches, chest 13 1/2 inches
Lawson born on a Friday, 1:30 p.m., 7 lbs. 12 oz. 21 1/2 inches, head 13 1/4 inches, chest 13 inches
We are loving having our two boys, things are going great, Judson is a wonderful big brother and I am feeling well too! Life is wonderful!!