Friday, March 9, 2012

Lap Surgery Update

I had my lap surgery yesterday. Overall it went pretty well and I'm recovering well. I checked in at 630am yesterday and went into surgery at about 745am. B was with me until then. I remember seeing the bright lights in the surgery room and I was out. I was in recovery by 915am. Dr. D removed mild endo and the big fibroid I had issues with when pregnant with Jayden. It was as big as a grapefruit at its biggest point. Dr. D said I had a lot of scar tissue from it as well. I had 3 fibroids, and I believe he said he removed all 3 as well as the endo. He really thinks that is what was causing my infertility. I'm so relieved he removed it. I did not want to have the same issues with our 2nd baby. I had threatened miscarriage, placenta previa and pre term labor scares with Jayden. I know God's plan is perfect and I felt the most peace going into surgery and now. Almost like a joy! Weird to explain but I know I'm in good hands with our Lord. I have 3 very small incisions: my navel, on my right side (where the big fibroid and scar tissue were) and above my pubic bone. My mom was there in recovery with me and I came back to her house and slept most of the day yesterday. The pain kicked in about 130pm so I took 2 pain pills as 1 was not cutting it. I slept until 4pm. I was alternating between 1-2 pills every 4 hours yesterday. It's mostly just an uncomfortable feeling but the gas pains (they use gas to blow up your belly during surgery) hurt the most. Dr. D told me to lay flat all day yesterday to prevent the gas from traveling to my shoulders. I did about 85-90% of the time yesterday (lay down). I took 2 pain pills before bed at 930pm but woke up uncomfortable at about 2am. So I took another one. I woke up feeling sore but for the most part I'm feeling well. I'm back at my parents in bed today while Jayden and Mateo (my nephew) are downstairs with my mom.
I'm so grateful for everyone that has called, texted or emailed me. It is touching to see how many people are rooting for me. I know in God's perfect timing, we wil get pregnant soon. I have complete peace that He will carry us through the tough times and the joy is right over the hill.
Love,
Katherine

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Jayden's 3rd Birthday Party

Well, we did it! His party was a success and do not think we will be able to repeat this! We did go kind of all out this time. I mostly blame Pinterest. Ha! There are so many cute ideas in one website and makes it so easy to search for. Everything looks so cute and so simple. Simple it was not. But it was all worth it! Every hour we spent getting ready and planning it all out. And it was lots of hours. It really kept my mind busy (my surgery is coming up) and it was great to have something to look forward to. We had pretty amazing weather on Saturday. It was in the high 60s and a little windy, but not terribly bad. We had about 30 kids, maybe. I think I made 40 goody bags and have about 5 left.
Enjoy the pictures!


The cake (my mom made it and I was her assistant. Let me just say- it was so hard to make! Much respect to all pro bakers out there).


The food- Chicken Feed (Chex mix), Hay (pretzels), Jayden's Garden (veggies).


Old Mc Donald' Mac N Cheese




Pig and cow cupcakes. (Easier to see on here) The kids loved them. They were gone in 2 seconds!
Inspiration found on Pinterest. Here is the link: http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/fun-farm-cake-844008/


Chicken and cow cupcakes.


The cupcakes.


Home made banner. Used plates from Dollar Tree and cow print and letter printed on my printer.


The Gonzales family as farmers!



The birthday boy. He just woke up from a 2 hr nap, hence the serious face : )


The farm animal hats came from Oriental Trading, goody bags from Hobby Lobby, most of the candy from Cracker Barrel and most of the ribbon came from Michaels.



The pinata. I got this from a place that makes the pinatas hand made. Takes them about 2 days to make any design you would like. I just bought this one off the shelf.


The petting zoo" Miniature pony.




The pony ride. The kids love them!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Jayden!


Jayden is born 3/3/09

On this day, our baby boy was born 3 years ago! What a true blessing he has been. I am pasting a note I wrote on babycenter board that same day Jayden was born. It was such a sweet memory to go back and re read the experience.
Happy Bitthday sweet boy!

Ok, so my baby arrived today! I couldn't have asked for a better and more beautiful labor and delivery! I started having contractions last night. They were about 10 mintues apart. I went to sleep and woke up about 6am, with contractions about 5 minutes apart. Still no pain, so I thought it was just false alarm. I took a bath, woke up B and then called my doctor. She told me to come into her office about 9am before going to L&D, just in case it was a false alarm. She came in and the machine was not picking up my contractions, so she really thought I wasn't having any. They fixed the belt and then she realized they were 3 minutes apart and when she checked me, I was 5 cm already, 80% effaced! She was shocked I was in no pain!
Off we went to L&D. Things got going quick! I got pitocin started, got an epidural, because I really am a wimp, and my doctor came in at noon and broke my water. About 2pm, she came back and I was about 8cm, with no pain still! His heart rate was dipping, but she said it was because he had already dropped completely.
At 340pm, I started pushing with the nurses. I had no idea what the heck I was doing and running out of breath very quickly! Finally, I got the hang of it, and the nurse called my doctor at 4pm. I pushed for about 10 minutes when my doctor got there, still not feeling any contractions, so they had to tell me when to push, and out he came! I did get an episiotomy and I'm sure I will feel that pain later!
I have always been terrified of L&D. I am so blessed and thank God for such a wonderful experience!
I wish all of you the best of luck with your deliveries and believe you can do anything you put your mind to!