Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Time To Update!

So much has happened to keep me busy for the past 4 weeks. It is so hard to believe that Syndee is already a month old! She got weighed in yesterday at 9lbs 7oz, so she has gained 2 pounds in a month! I feel like she is so big and changed so much already...hard to imagine what the next month with be like.
First thing is first. Shortly after giving birth, less than 2 weeks, Sydnee and I flew home to MN which is where we will be living for the next 5 to 6 months while Luke is on deployment. We are all situated here, our room is set up and we are settling in just fine. Luke drove home for Christmas with the dogs and made it safe and sound here, just before the bad weather hit. Our 3 Christmas' that we attended were great. Everyone got to meet Sydnee which was great.
Luke left yesterday morning to head back to California and will be leaving for deployment shortly. This deployment is so bitter sweet for us. It is going to be harder now that we have Sydnee and Luke will not be here to see her grow, but it means that this is the last deployment we will have to go through since he plans on getting out of the military next November. Stuff like this never gets easier, but I am staying super positive as I have Sydnee to keep me strong and be strong for. It will be challenging, but the end result is what I am looking at right now.
If things couldn't be more stressful! Duke got his mass skin tumor removed yesterday and I picked him up today. It nearly covers his whole shoulder and it is full of stitches and I feel so sorry for him. He seems to be ok, uncomfortable, but mobile. He will be in recovery for 2 weeks and I just pray that they were able to get all the cancer and we won't have to deal with this again.
Phew! This has been a month that has been full of joy, sadness, nervousness and happiness. Quite the combination huh? I am glad that 2009 is coming to a close, as 2010 will be even better! Sydnee our rock and someone that has brought so much to our life...I can't wait for even more (if that is possible). We love you Lucas, stay safe and we will see you very soon! :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sydnee Eden Leifermann Is Here! Here Is Her Birth Story...

I was scheduled to be induced on December 2nd at 5:00 in the morning. The day and night before was hard to get through as I was very anxious, nervous, scared, excited, etc to go through the delivery process and meet my daughter. I have to say I did not sleep one hour, making that morning very hard to go through. We arrived at the Women Center at 6 in the morning, due to them being short on staff. We got checked in and comfortable in our birthing suite. We were both impressed on the suite we got, it was very large and nice...perfect place to have a baby! They began the induction process right away, taking my vitals, giving me an IV and doing the epidural. Up until the epidural I was very cold, shivering and it seemed I was not able to get warm. Lucas left the room for a couple minutes to go to the bathroom and within that matter of time, things went down hill.
I began sweating, very hot, and lost all the color in my lips and face. I felt as though I was about to vomit. Before I know it, 3 more nurses were in my room flipping me to my side, putting an oxygen mask on me and rushing me to the OR. Sydnee's heart rate went from 160 to 40 within those matter of seconds and they were worried about her, so they rushed me for a C-Section.
While laying in the operating room, it was hard to concentrate on everything happening around me. I was so hyped up on drugs and it seemed to happen so quick. Sydnee Eden finally made her appearance at 7 59 a.m. and very healthy! She was 7 lbs 11 oz and 20 inches long. I wasn't able to see her right away, but everyone was saying how much hair she had and they weren't lying! LOL, she has tons of it, must of got it from her daddy!
We have been in the hospital for the past 3 days and it has been a process for me, just being able to recover. Sydnee couldn't be better, she sleeps constantly and is very active when she isn't...looking around and being observant. She loves to cuddle and has a very stubborn attitude! LOL, but we are so blessed to have her in our lives and it is hard to imagine life without her...hard to believe how much you can love someone! She is my angel and I can't wait to spend every second, minute, hour, day, etc with her! Thanks for all the love and support of our family and friends, we couldn't have done it without you! And we can't wait for you all to meet her! Love you all!