Thursday, March 27, 2014

Boening Party of FOUR

On Monday, March 24th at 5:35 PM 6 lb 13 oz, 20 inch Ty Buckley Boening was born.

But backing up a bit…here comes a long one…Sunday night Barry and I dropped Sawyer off at Becky & Michael's to spend the night.  Espana Princess dress and all…

After hanging out for a while, we went to see a movie to pass some time.  We weren't supposed to be at the hospital until after midnight.  Once we checked in and got settled, the waiting began…

They started Pitocin around 3 AM, broke my water around 10 AM, gave me an epidural that morning as well, and things were progressing quickly.  What we didn't know was the the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and that would throw a wrench in the plan.  It didn't end up being a big deal, but his heart rate was kind of erratic throughout the day so they kept having to adjust the Pitocin to slow things down and regulate it.  But it was a LONG day.  Not necessarily that hard, because I had the epidural so early and we really were just waiting.  Once it was "go-time" it only took about 30 minutes for him to be born.  

By this time, Ty had quite the gathering in the waiting room!

We are so thankful for all the family that took great care of Sawyer and came up to meet Ty!

Barry's dad, "Pampaw", was there too but somehow snuck out of all the pictures!!  And of course, Ty's aunts.  Brie obviously wasn't there, but was on FaceTime within 30 minutes of him being born…and a few times since!

Ty has light-colored, fuzzy hair, deep blue eyes, and looks just like Sawyer except he has has two giant dimples…just like these two…

As for Sister Sawyer, she is doing great.

She was very excited to see Ty the first night, but that was about it - just see him.  She didn't want to give him kisses or hold him or anything - all her grandparents, cousins and her own new baby doll were much more exciting!

The next day, Grandma brought her up to the hospital after school and she was much more into him.  She brought Ty a balloon and a teddy bear she picked out on her own and she wanted to hold him.

I can't believe this is really my life!  

We were able to go home Tuesday night after all of Ty's labs checked out ok.  Because I have a negative blood type and he is positive, he is what is called Coombs positive.  It isn't a big deal, except that it puts him at a higher risk for jaundice.  We went through the same thing with Sawyer, except her levels were much higher and she had to spend some time in the baby tanning booth.  As soon as they cleared us, we were out the door!

Whenever we got home, Barry took Ty in first, she was already home with my mom.  When I walked in a few minutes later she said, "Mom, look whose here!!!"

They let us go from the hospital a night early on the condition that we would take him to the pediatrician the next day.  She wasn't concerned about his color and said his weight was great.  We have to take him back to the hospital tomorrow to check labs one more time just in case.  

But in the meantime, we have been enjoying the down time at home and are starting to settle in nicely!

Welcome to the world Ty Buckley!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ty: 39 Week (and last one!) Update

It is finally here... we are going into the hospital tonight to start the induction process and will hopefully be holding our baby boy at this time tomorrow - and will have been for a few hours.

If all goes as planned, our doctor thinks he should be born early afternoon.  Although I do enjoy being pregnant for the most part, and have been very fortunate to have uncomplicated generally easy pregnancies, I am more than ready to get rid of heartburn and maternity jeans!

The plan is to go into the hospital after midnight tonight, same as we did with Sawyer - but this time I was smart enough to take pictures while I was still dressed and not at midnight half asleep.  I still think I look a lot bigger with Sawyer even though they say Ty is bigger than she was.  I gained the exact same amount of weight with both, guess I am just carrying him differently?

And poor Lori.  I think she is still in denial that Sawyer is a permanent member of our household - she's in for a real treat when we bring home another one!  Sawyer helped me get the carseat all situated in the car the other day so we are totally ready… see you soon Ty!!

The Only Child

I am so thankful to have had these past few months at home with Sawyer.  Although I really loved my job and do miss working a lot, we have had so much fun just being together and making memories (for me anyways) leading up to Ty being born.

I am crazy excited to meet Ty tomorrow, but part of me is a little (or a lot) emotional about Sawyer not being an only child anymore.  Is that weird?  I don't know…never done this before…  So I am trying to focus on how much fun we have had the last almost 3 months and how great of a big sister she is going to be.  She talks daily about her brudder and how she wants to play blocks and eggs (we got down the Easter eggs last week) with him.  She wants to change his diaper and give him milk and share her Jungle Book movie with him.  I think she is going to be so in love with him and boss him around as long as he will tolerate it - just like she does the rest of us.  I know she will be in great hands over the next couple of days but I can't wait to get home and adjust to our new life as a family of four.

Over the last few months we have had the chance to do a lot of playing puzzles, dressing up, story time at the library, ice cream dates, reading books, going on a couple road trips, playing babies, more playing babies and just hanging out at home with nothing to do.

I hope the adjustment will be easy for her, and that she thinks being a big sister is just the greatest.  I survived the transition of being an only child to a big sister and it all worked out pretty well for me!  But, I can't help being a little sad about this chapter of our lives closing.  Even though I am more excited about what is to come in the next chapter...