Friday, March 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, Edward!

After 33 hours of labor and a C-Section, we welcomed Thomas Edward Corbitt into the world on March 27, 2008. This year has flown by. I can hardly believe that it has been a whole year. It is amazing how much he has learned to do. He now has 7 teeth. He has been walking for about 2 months. He says, mama, dada, tuck (truck), dight (light) and uh-oh. He loves playing outside.
Edward, this has been such a wonderful year. I am so thankful to be your Mama. I look forward to many more memories with you. I love you baby boy!
March 27, 2008

March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

and on March 26, 2008......

.....we were still waiting on little Edward's arrival. At 9:30 that morning, the nurse came in and started the pitocin. It was a long day of waiting. I had my epidural and waited and waited and waited.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

On March 25, 2008....

....I started my day as I normally would have. I had a check up with my OB that morning. Thomas and I got up and headed to Opelika for my appointment. By this point, I was growing anxious about meeting my little bundle of joy as well as growing increasingly uncomfortable. I was called back to have my vitals checked. My blood pressure was a little high and that got me a little concerned because throughout my entire pregnancy, my BP was perfect. They took me to a room as I waited on the doctor. That day, I ended up seeing my doctor's partner. I asked her what day she was going to make this baby come and she told me that if he didn't come that week that they would induce the following week (March 31 to be exact). I asked her what about my elevated BP and she said that it concerned her a bit and that she would have someone come back in and check. Once she left the room, I cried. My regular doctor had already told us that she would consider inducing the week of the 24th if he had not already come. I was so discouraged. Much to my surprise (and after my brief crying spell), when my BP was checked again, it was still elevated and they feared I had pregnancy induced hypertension. The doctor came back in and told us it was our lucky day. We were headed to the hospital. We were instructed to grab a good lunch because it would be the last meal until after delivery. After lunch we were to head to the hospital.

Thomas and I rushed home while frantically calling friends and family to inform them of what was going on. I packed a quick bag and we headed to lunch. We had a nice lunch together at Olive Garden and then headed to EAMC to be admitted.

It was the longest afternoon ever. Once we filled out all the admission papers, that put me in a delivery room. At about 6:30 I was given Cervidil to help me get ready for labor. It was a LONG night. (To be continued!)

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Five years ago today, I married my best friend. It was a beautiful celebration and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. The past five years has been fun but tough at times. While we added a beautiful baby boy to the mix, we also struggled with fertility issues. It was so comforting to have a compassionate, loving husband that was so supportive throughout everything. I look forward to the rest of our lives together. Thank you for being such an amazing husband and father. I love you, Thomas!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Quick Update

I just wanted to let everyone know that my surgery went well. The doctor felt like that mass was not cancerous but still wanted to send it off for testing. I should know something next week. I spent one very quiet night in the hospital, alone. It was so nice to get the rest I needed. My wonderful husband and mother have been a tremendous help. Mom stayed with us Thursday and Friday night to help with Edward. Thomas had two gigs that he had committed to a while back so he played Thursday and Friday. I have the greatest brother-in-law. He and his wife helped out with Brooke. They just bought a new house so Brooke was eager to help them move. Mom took Edward back to Montgomery on Saturday and kept him so that Thomas and I could get some much needed sleep. I have a wonderful family and I can't thank them enough! Thanks to all of you for your prayers!