Thursday, 29 January 2009

{Introducing Sam James Taylor}

Firstly thankyou to Leah for keeping you all updated on Sam's arrival.

Well where do I start....... Sam was born by Cesarean at 12.18pm on Monday the 19th January 2009 Sam weighed 7 pound 1 Ounce or 3210grams his head circumference was 35cm and he was 49cm long. How excited were we to meet our first little boy. I came back from recovery about an 1hour and a half later and when James handed Sam to me to hold I noticed his breathing was weird "The nurses called it a grunt" Anyway I was like Salt that isn't normal and he said he thought he was just like his dad and breathed loudly.......

Anyway they took Sam off to the nursery to check him out and told me he would be there for 4 hours while the pediatrician could have a look at him and then came back and said that they had to insert a drip as his blood sugar was low and he had fluid on his lungs and they didn't know if he had an infection or not, he would be down there for the night. They had to have 3 attempts to put his drip in my poor little baby but I knew he was in the best place possible. They got me up about 8pm and showered me and took me down to see Sam but I couldn't stay long as I felt really sick from the hot shower :o( So I went back to my room and slept until about 5 the next morning when I got up and showered myself and walked down the nursery. I took my camera down and the nurse told me that Sam had been a naughty boy over night and had decided to stop breathing I was like OMG.... She said he is fine now though I asked how long he was going to be down in the nursery for thinking I would be getting him back that day and she said oh probably 5 days..... she said you don't think something like this would happen after a scheduled C -Section. I went back to my room and it finally sunk in and the tears came rolling out. Cathy my room mate who also had a little baby Sam came over and gave me a cuddle, which made me feel alot better. Anyway still pretty sore and the last 24 hours a blur I would walk up and see Sam it is so sad in the baby nursery all these little babies in humidicribs. I think I got to have a hold of him on wed morning everything is such a blur I tried to feed him on wed afternoon I think he latched on straight away I had been hand expressing to get my milk to come in so I had made his job pretty easy ;o) He was being tube fed every 3 hours so the next time I tried to feed him he was too tired and wouldn't feed so they tube fed him again. How was he ever going to wake up and feed from me if they just kept tube feeding him. Anyway once we got him fully breastfeeding he never looked back. I got him back in my room on the thursday and I had to take him back to the nursery to feed him though and he had to sleep in there that night. I woke up about 5am on Friday morning and just felt sick I just had to come home and I was hoping we would be able too...... I went down to the nursery to check is Sam was awake but he was still sleeping but the nurse let me take him back to the room anyway I just had to come back at 8am with him so the Pediatricians could check him over. They gave him the all clear as long as his jaundice level didn't come back too high. 4pm that afternoon his level came back low enough so we were able to leave. I was so pleased. The hospital staff were so lovely and couldn't have been more helpful but I just wanted to be home.

Sam is going great at home, his big sisters have been fairly full on though I guess I am just so tired so that doesn't help. Things are slowly settling down now though and we are all getting used to having a tiny little baby in the house :o) I could just sit and look at him all day.

Salts mum has been a lifesaver coming over and cleaning and cooking just helping with the girls. I bet she will be glad when everything gets back to normal as well. I feel really good though, the best I have felt after a Cesar actually...... But I am still resting fairly well as I know that is the best thing to do.
Thanks to everyone who left messages, text messages or phoned it has been wonderful to read or hear from everyone.
Below are a few photos of Sams birth and stay in the nursery, his first bath, first cuddles with his sisters and his first photo shoot at home yesterday.

Sam is 8 days old in this photo.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Txt update from Amie

"Sam is doing much better, feeding like a champ now. If all goes well he will have 1 more night in the special care nursrey, then 1 night in the ward with Amie, than hopefully home on saturday"

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Baby Sam

This is Leah in the Kia again posting for Amie

Little baby Sam is a bit sick, he has been in the special care nursrey since he was born, Amie had texted me to say the Dr's are not quite sure what is wrong with him at this stage, he is being tube feed, but Amie had breast fed him this morning and he was much better. So things seem to be looking up for him. Please keep him in your thoughts and send positive vibes to Amie and little Sam to get him home soon!

Monday, 19 January 2009

Sam Taylor has arrived!

This is Leah-in-the-kia posting for Amie to announce that
Sam Taylor
( no middle name yet) has arrived at 12.18pm weighing 7pd 1oz.
All doing well!
Congratulations Amie, James, Mia and Brie!

Saturday, 17 January 2009

{My Baby Belly}

Well this is what my belly looks like at 37 weeks 5 day pregnant :o) Kristal took these photo's earlier in the week. I don't think my belly is that big..... I am hoping the baby will be around the same size as Brie if not bigger compared to Mia Brie was tiny. Dr Tooth thinks he will be between the girls 7p 6o and 8p 11o so I will just have to wait and see.

I can't believe I only have 2 more sleeps and our little man will be here. I am feeling very nervous about the whole thing. I am sort of organised the girls bags are packed and I have the babies bag packed I just need to do mine and Salts. We have to be at the hospital at 7am on monday morning so I am hoping we will have a baby before lunch :o)
In other baby news a HUGE congrats to Bec and Griffo on the birth of their baby girl Macy Summer she was born on monday and is just so cute and tiny.
Anyway I will pop back in with photos of our new baby when we get home from hospital.
Hope your all having a great weekend.
Amie xx

Sunday, 4 January 2009

A few photos taken by Kristal :o)

Well here it is the photo of Mia catching her first fish all by herself with her Dad's fishing rod.

Kristal has been taking heaps and heaps of photos over the last week, so here are a few of my favs. Brie and Alex out fishing getting into lots of mischief!!!
I am just loving this photo of Brie's sillouhette, just gorgeous.

Mia being sprayed by her uncle Mark.
Brie being cheeky as usual.....I am really looking forward to scrapping these.

Alex on christmas morning loving the girls motorised 4 wheeler.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

{Just be Brave OK}

I was just sitting in the lounge room thinking about stuff I need to do before the baby arrives and Mia came in and asked me what I was doing? I told her I was just thinking about stuff I need to do for the baby, she asked why I had changed the pram around and I said that they would need it in Dubbo.... Alex can sit in the back and Brie in the front. Where the baby going to sit mum???? I told her that we will be in hospital still........ Ohhhhhh she said WHY???? So I said when they cut my belly open to get the baby I have to stay in hospital for a little while. How many sleeps she said I said 4 or 5....... Ohhhh she said well you Just be Brave OK.

Well we put in a very very very quiet new years eve, the girls were asleep by 8pm and I wasn't far behind them :o) Salt went shooting as he still had some roo tags left.

On new years day we went to Salts mum for a YUMMO bake dinner and plum pudding, then Salt, Kristal, Mia, Brie and Alex went fishing for the afternoon and Mia caught a fish all by herself using Salts fishing rod..... Salt was pretty proud of her when he came home to tell me. I am sure Kristal would have taken a photo so I will share when she puts them on my computer.
So I spent a few hours doing some scrapping not that I can share as it is for a product challenge with scrapbooking memories coming out in Vol 11 No. 4 and my other stuff was for this months scrapjack. You should see my scraproom it is a total disaster atm so it is pretty hard to find inspiration in there.

While my sister was here over christmas we had a very quick photo shoot so I could get some photos of her with the girls, these were the pick of them as I said it was a very quick one I would have loved to have had more time but I can't wait to scrap these all the same.

We had a lovely christmas, James and I were up until 2am putting together the girls presents. OMG it took us 3 hours to put together a dolls house Salt was going off his head.....all I could do was laugh at him cause he couldn't even put a dolls house together how is he going to build our house LMAO. Anyway Mia woke up about 7.30 on christmas morning and I reckon it took her about 5mins to wake Brie up she was pretty tired as she didn't go to bed until after 11 Mia had fallen asleep in the car looking at christmas lights. So we exchanged presents and everyone was nice and happy, Stacie loved her necklace which made me extra happy as it was a really special necklace I had had made for her from etsy. I came out and cooked breaky, Kay came over to give the girls there presents and then over came Old Salt, Kristal, Mark and Alex.

Alex just loved the ride on car that the girls got so he has had lots of fun since riding one. We let him take one home to grandmas as he will be here for a month. We went to Kays for lunch and dinner and then came home to bed I was sooooooo tired, Brie fell asleep at 5.45pm and stayed asleep until about 3am when she woke up sick had a little vomit then went back to sleep until about 5am I gave her something to eat I think that may have been the problem she was probably just hungry.

On the saturday after christmas we had a big storm about 4.30 in the afternoon this is one of the photos I took.

Mia had swimming club again last night and went really well she swam freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke. I can't wait to see the improvement in the next few weeks.

Well there is just over 2 weeks until the baby will be here so it is all getting a bit nerve racking, I know Brie is still on little but at least when she was born Mia had only just turned 2 so we were still in baby mode, Brie will be 3 in may and is so no a baby anymore..... I am sure I will be fine once our little man is here.

I am going to get Kristal to take a photo of my pregnant belly sometime in the next 2 weeks so I will share that with you all too.
Have a great weekend everyone :o)