Saturday, December 02, 2006
The morning of Sienna's birth the nurse came in at 7:45am and said it was time to head over to the O.R. By 8:20am Sienna was out of Elizabeth and was getting cleaned up by the nurses. The C-section went really well but the epidural was a bit of a different story. The anesthetist had some trainee with him that morning and decided to have Elizabeth be the guinney pig. The needle was put in her spine but was too high or too strong because it travelled up into Elizabeth's lungs and chest. With her chest paralized she couldn't breath on her own and passed out which created a bit of chaos. The doctor's had to give her an antidote and start the c-section right away. So with all this going on I had no clue, I was sitting in the waiting room with my scrubs on ready to go in. The nurse came and said I better get in there quick. I through on a mask and entered just as the cut her open and were ready to pull Sienna's head out. I sat beside my wife and held her hand and heard" lets pull the head out". I peaked over the curtain and saw the doctor with his arm in Elizabeth as he pulled out our little child. Imediatly i looked the the weiner that I excpected to see and there was nothing. I thought he was partially deformed but soon came to realise that my little guy was a precious little angel. I broke down in tears(of joy)and listened to my childs first sound. She looked so gorgeous, she wasn't red or purple and she wasn't blotchy at all. The next words I heard were "look at that red hair". Red hair...red hair...don't worry she doesn't look like Ronald McDonald. It's more strawberry blonde.
After Elizabeth was sewed up Sienna immediatly started eating. She didn't need any coaxing or anything. That is how our little child has been since day one. She has eaten none stop and is so good and healthy. She eats every hour but usually once during the day will sleep for four or five hours. We hope that trend is during the night. Sienna is so good with people and doesn't cry at all if people hold her. I'm tired now so i'll sign off for now.
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
Today I started the day off at 7:00am like normal. The difference was the dump load of snow we got over night. I went out to my work van, started it up and headed out. I thought I was doing pretty good considering I made it all the way up our road and around the corner....well almost. As I turned the corner my stupid van took a slide one way and then the other. After I came to a stop I realized I was in a ditch and not going anywhere. My van was completely sideways and blocking half the road. I went home and grabbed a shovel and began digging an area around my dumb van. Long story short I got my van out, drove it home and got in my jogging pants for a snow day.
We decided to take advantage of the day and decorate for Christmas, Tree and all. I love our tree and think that the house looks better than ever for baby's first Christmas.
Some people have been asking and wondering about Elizabeth and where we stand. The latest is that we've decided and have informed the doctor that we don't want the manual baby flip procedure(I'm sure there's a scientific term for it). We don't want to risk anything going wrong during it, no matter how small the chance. We are going forward with booking a C-section and still praying that baby flips on it own when it's good and ready. If we have to do a C-section than you can bet on the birthday being some time this weekend. If the baby flips last minuite than we will be waiting for contractions to start and for Elizabeth to go into natural labour. That's as specific as it gets for now. I'll keep you posted.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
So after the banquet night we woke up to 6 inches of snow on the ground. It has been snowing ever since. That was Ladysmith which always gets more snow than Victoria. On our way back to Victoria we thought that it would be just rainy and wet here, but not at all. Victoria got some snow as well.
This is the Durango outside the Cowley house. I must say that our new truck dominates the snow. I drove all the way back to Victoria in 4H and didn't have any problems. We also drove all around a Christmas tree farm today along snow covered dirt roads with no problem.
This is the malahat. Not a plow in site. By the way my pet peave is little stupid cars trying to be heros by going on the malahat and holding up all the traffic by sliding around and spinning into the ditch.
One last thing is that we did, was get our Christmas tree today, but not from the tree farm. We ended up getting it from Home Depot and it's really fat and nice. I'll put pictures of it after we decorate it, maybe tomorrow.