The Nordberg's Est. 2004

This is the story of our life with 4 little girls, full time jobs, school and the craziness that comes with it all!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Berklee's Story!

















I started the morning early, as usual. 5AM. Got up, got ready, called the hospital at 7. They said call back at 710, then said come in at 8! We got there at 815 because I am now late everywhere I go! We got settled in our room and paper work filled out, at 9:10 my Dr. came in and broke my water, (I was only 1.5 and 70% which I had been for the previous 3 weeks) then we had to wait until 9:50 to start pitocin because it hadnt come up yet. She started it really low since I hadnt gotten my epidural yet, I wanted to feel at least 1 or 2 contractions since this was the very last time Id ever do this! So by 10:45 I got my epidural and she cranked up the pitocin. She checked me at 12:45 and I was only 2.5 and 70%, I thought it was going to take FOREVER because normally 3 hours into it Im almost complete! At 1PM I was 3.5 and 75% then while she was in there I thought I felt a little something so she checked again at 1:15 and I was 4 and 80%. I got a little nap in, but everytime I fell asleep I woke up. 2PM I was 5.5 and 80%, then FINALLY 8 and 90% at 2:35. I knew it would just be minutes after that so she had them come set up and she called my Dr down. At 2:50 I was complete and she was finally down low. They kept saying how high up she was the whole time and thats why it took me longer to dialate. We waited for my Dr for about 15 min, then 2 contractions later she was here at 3:10 PM! So a total of 5 hours and 20 min, Fast and easy just like the other 3! I was comfortable and relaxed the whole time, just like labor should be! She was SO cheesy and looked SO tiny! I thought for sure she would be exactly 7lbs or less, but she was 7lbs 7 oz!! And 19.5 inches. She looked just like Ellie did when she was born! I had the best nurse ever, it was probably my most enjoyable labor out of all 4. I did feel crappy right after, which is not like me. I was really light headed and felt really hot and just kind of sick. I got a bolus of fluid and some apple juice which helped, my BP was pretty low, got down to 80/40. So I think that and not eating or drinking for 24hrs was the culprit. Im sad Ill never do it again, but so happy to have 4 happy healthy girls! Today is day 1 home with all 4 and so far its been really good. Well see how it goes when Im home without Brad! Welcome to our family Berklee Skye! We all love you so so much!! :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

39 weeks/Berklee's Birthday!!

I have 1 hour left until I can call the hospital to see when we get to go in. Brad and I went out to dinner and a late movie (9:45!) last night, so we werent in bed until around 1:15 AM. So Im a little tired, but very excited! I cant believe in approx. 8 hours I will be holding a new baby! It seems like this was all just yesterday, but with Ellie. The ultrasound tech told us she had TONS of hair when we did 3D, so Im anxious to see that and to see who she looks like! Happy Birthday today Berklee! Welcome to our crazy family!! We love you tons! :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

38 1/2 weeks!

Today was my very last OB appt EVER!! It was the same old same old. No change, but Im fine with it because I still have LOTS to do before she gets here! We are going to have a fun weekend with our girls and then go on 1 last date (before we have 4 kids!) on Sunday night! 4 more full days until Berklee's birthday!! We are SOOO excited!! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

37 1/2 weeks!

So no change today, which is annoying because I have been having a lot of contractions that apparently did nothing. I am all scheduled for June 27th! 1 more Dr. visit and Im DONE! I cant wait, Im very excited to have the next 2 weekends off to get last minute things done around here and go on dates! See you soon Berklee!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

36 1/2 weeks!

So today Im 36 weeks and 2 days, but I gotta say "half" of a week, because I never count today. I went for my checkup, and everything is great, Berklee is head down and Im 1 1/2 cm and 70% effaced. About the same as last pregnancy. So well see if she decides to come on her own, if not June 27th is the date! Cant wait to meet you little one! :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

1 year check-up!

I took Ellie to the doctor today, she is doing great! At an 18 month level milestone wise, she couldnt believe all of the words she can say. She is 20lbs 4oz (40th%) and 29 1/4 inches (60th%) so just perfect! I think she looks like a chunker, but apparently she is actually smaller than average! She got 3 shots, cried for 2 minutes, passed out in the car, now refusing to nap! Stinker!