December 25, 2009


Dr. Oldroyd told us that between 6-7:00PM on Monday night that we could start being induced by cervidal. Cory called EIRMC, and they were really busy, so they told us to call back around 6:30PM. So we called then and they were still busy. They told us that it should calm down around 9:00PM that night and they would call us if there was an available room. I was starting to get worried that we weren't going to get started.

Well We went into town and had a nice meal with my mom and Cory's Parents at Sizzler. Afterwords we decided to just stop by the hospital and just check to see if there was a room. It was the weirdest feeling. I always envisioned arriving at the hospital in a wheel chair screaming because I was going to have a baby. Instead we just calmly walked down the halls of Labor and Deliver, and asked the nurse at the desk if there was a room available. She told us that one room just opened up and got us in quickly. All of a sudden I'm in a hospital gown and hooked up to a monitor to check the baby's heart beat and my contractions and they put the cervidal in me.

The nurse said that some woman find that the cervidal makes them cramp a lot and to let her know so she can give me pain killers. Well I didn't feel a thing. I slept all night and woke up and Dr. Oldroyd came to check to see if I had progressed any. I didn't really. So he told the nurse to go ahead and put me on the Pit and if by noon I had not progressed to send me home. So i was nervous. I didn't want to go through all this work just be told to go home and try again later. If i was at the hospital i didn't want to go home unless I had my baby with me. Well when Dr. Oldroyd came at noon on Tuesday, he checked me and i had progressed.. I had dilated to a 3, and that was good enough for him. They got the epidural in my back, and then the Doctor broke my water. I would dilate 1-2 cm every hour. Right during shift change the new nurse came into my room and asked to check me, and i told her that the other nurse checked not too long ago and that i was at an 8, and she said that she should check anyway. Well she did and she said that she felt the head. So she told me to start pushing.

I was so nervous because Cory and I didn't take any classes, didn't do any reading or anything on how to deliver a baby. But I really had an amazing team. I had Cory holding one hand, my mom holding one of my feet, the other nurse holding one foot, and Cory's mom holding my hand and the camera.

I Started pushing and by the time Dr. Oldroyd came into my room he told me to stop pushing because i was giong to have that baby without him. So the nurses quickly helped him put his gown over his scrubs, and with to pushes our baby came. I guess it took only 22 minutes of pushing for our baby to come out. The Dr. didn't have time to give me an episiotomy, so I did tear a little (1 in.).

It has been a long and exhausting week, but very enjoyable. Let me introduce to you:

Joslyn Sayre
Born: December 22, 2009
Time: 8:02P.M.
Weight: 6 pounds 9 oz. (currently 6 lbs. 4 oz.)
Length: 19 inches

December 21, 2009


We all woke up early this morning so we could go to my Doctor appointment. Here is the update:
  • Weight- gain 1 1/2 pounds
  • BP- 120/80
  • Belly size- looks good
  • Baby's heartbeat- strong
  • Dilated- still the same (1-2)
So after the doctor checked everything... He told me that he was going to call EIRMC and see if there was any room to have me go in tonight. He came back and said that anywhere between 6:00-7:00PM I need to go to EIRMC and they will have me do cervidal. He says typically this will start the contractions, and by midnight I could be ready to deliver the baby. But if for some reason the cervidal doesn't do anything than he said Tuesday he will have my water break. So that's the update. I will be for sure spending the night tonight at EIRMC, but either today or Tuesday I will have a baby. So the next time you read my blog I'll include a picture of the babe!

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 16, 2009

39 weeks

I picked up my mom last night. She is here until Jan. 4th. I know I am the luckiest girl ever to have my mom help me that long. I really do love having her here, and I can't wait for her to spend some time with her new grand- daughter. Well today I am 39 weeks pregnant. I asked the Doc if I could be induced this Friday; and he said it depended on how "favorable" I was. For those who don't know what that means, because I sure didn' means it depends on the thinning of the cervix, and how much you have dilated.

Well today we had our weekly appointment and the doctor checked me out. Here are my stats:

  • weight: lost 1 1/2 pounds
  • BP: 120/87
  • Baby's heart beat: Strong and healthy
  • Size of tummy: still measuring to Dec. 23rd
  • Dilated: 1-2

So after finding all this out, I asked Doctor Oldroyd to see if Friday was a possibility, and he just turned and looked at me and said: "You're getting more favorable, but still not there". We were a little sad, but are okay with it. Dr. Oldroyd wants me to come into his office on Monday morning (8:30AM) to get checked out, and if I have progressed a little more, than he wants me to go to EIRMC to get started on Cervital (I think that's what it is called). It is supposed to thin the cervix, and once I get where I need to be, than he will start me on PIT (prob. on Tuesday). He said no matter what, he won't let me go over my due date and that he will let me be home for Christmas. So I may have my baby either on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.... unless by some miracle my water breaks from now till then. Wish me luck!

December 12, 2009

Brom is getting pretty good, We got 5 big roosters this day. He was pointing them out like a machine. It was like a switch turned on when he finally realized what we were trying to do out there. He was putting all the other dogs and their owners to shame, we were the only ones shooting birds out there. Actually Brom is making me look like a good hunter, the majority of these birds were brought back to me alive in brom's mouth. I would wing them and send Brom after them and he would swat them out of the air as they were trying to get away and bring them back to me. I hope next season is as good as this one was.

December 10, 2009

Strep B Test

So the past two appointments that I have gone to the doctor I keep forgetting to ask if I tested positive or negative for Strep B. I had heard that if you test positive that not only do you need to take the antibiotics, but they make you stay in the hospital for at least 2 days. Well since Cory and I decided that we want to be induced on my due date if I haven't had the baby already, I was thinking that I could potentially still be in the hospital on Christmas day. So today I remembered (with the help of a friendly reminder form my husband) to finally call the doctor and find out.

I called and asked the front desk receptionist if she could look into my file and tell me if I tested Positive or Negative. She said Negative!!!! I cheered on the phone, and she asked me if I tested positive before and I said " No, this is my first baby", but I was so excited that I won't be held up at the hospital just because of some test. So hopefully Baby and I will just stay healthy and strong so we can at least be home before night time on Christmas Eve!

December 9, 2009

38 weeks

Today I am 38 weeks pregnant. the last two times that i have gone to the doctors office i have been disappointed. Not because of them, but because i get my hopes up. i would love to have this baby, but i know i need to at least wait till my mom flies in from Oklahoma on the 15th. But i was hoping that i had at least started dilating some more since last time. But NO! I'm exactly the same place i was last week the size of a finger nail. I still have not started having any contractions, but i have been cramping a ton- which they say is good. I just want to start having the signs and symptoms like I'm supposed to. I know tons of people are are stuck at a two a month before their due date and I'm two weeks away from mine and my body acts like it wants to be pregnant forever. Hmmm... this is very frustrating. But at the same time, the closer everything is getting the more excited and super nervous I'm beginning to be. We packed our Hospital bags for Family Home Evening. So that is all ready- but i doubt we'll be in a rush of hurry like i always figured we would be. I bet i will end up being induced on my due date, and i won't get to experience the part of pregnancy that you get scared and nervous about, but excited at the same time. I know its a funny thing to want, but i just wanted this one thing to be normal about my pregnancy, and feel the things that everyone talks about. Enough venting. Here are the stats from today's office visit:
  • BP: 120/70
  • weight gain: 1 pound
  • Baby's heart beat: Great
  • belly measurement: Great
  • Dilated: 1 fingernails width AKA Nothing!
  • Aprox. Due date: Still Dec. 23rd.

I told the doctor that if i have not already had the baby, that i want to be induced by my due date and no later. But I want to try some natural ways to help speed the process up a bit. So if anyone has any suggestions to get me into labor that won't hurt the baby, I'm all ears!!!

December 6, 2009

2 1/2 weeks left

it's been awhile since i last posted so i have a lot to update. Last November I hosted my very first Thanksgiving ever. I took the whole week off from work and had my whole family stay at mynhome for part of the time and also at my In-laws cabin for the other half of the week. It was so much fun to see my family. Typically i see my side of the family about 1 -2 times a year. There was a family reunion during the summer so i got to see them for the second time this year for the holidays. I was afraid i was going to be so tired and not a good host since it was 4 weeks away from my due date and Cory ended up working most of the holiday at the hospital. But i have to say honestly that Heavenly Father truly was watching over me. The whole month of November i was having such horrible back pain, and i have had zero energy. The minute my family came into my house i was on the go constantly. Staying up late, serving everyone, making sure everyone was having fun. I even baked all the food and did tons of shopping with the family, went on a snow hike, shot some guns, played rock band, you name it. my dad kept saying that he was impressed with how much energy i had. To be honest so was i. But the minute the last family left my house, my body felt like i had hit a wall and luckily i had the weekend to rest before going back to work. I was so worried i wouldn't be able to handle hosting my family on my own since Cory was working, but i know the only reason why i had so much energy and zero pain was because of my heavenly Father blessing me.

my work gave me a surprise baby shower. I felt so stupid, because my guy co-worker said we needed to head to an IT meeting. i was trying to reach for a notebook and pen, and he said that i didn't need it. he walked me to one of the conference rooms and then there was a bunch of co-workers there with pin balloons and presents just for me and baby. I can't believe i felt for it. but i was super happy that my friends at work threw the shower. It made me feel so special and cared for.

two in half weeks till my due date. Cory and i did a ton of last minute shopping so we can pack my bag for the hospital. I could have this baby any day now, but we just want her to wait till my mom fly's in. but we are getting nervous, and excited all at the same time. I will try to be better to post all the updates till i have this baby girl. So stay tuned. My next appointment will be this Wed. (my 38 week apt). Stay tuned!!!