It has been entirely way too long since I've "blogged" anything.
Since I have written, as most of you already know....Salia was born May 24th 2009 at a whopping 7 lbs. 5 oz.
My labor was probably the worst experience of my life. I had contractions ALL DAY starting at 7 am. I finally decided to go to the hospital around 6 pm only to be 3 cm. dilated (I needed one more centimeter). I had the option to walk around the hospital for an hour or two or just go home. I decided to just go home, which was the WORST idea. I truly was in labor and dilated to 6 cm. at home. I stayed home in labor until 12 pm. I can't describe how painful this was...not to mention, Salia's head was resting wrong on my pelvic bone...making me have intense back labor.
We also had a few scares. The doctor decided to break my water not knowing that throughout the night I would only dilate 1 cm. This caused several problems. Salia's umbilical cord was wrapped around her body...so throughout the night, they had to come in and literally roll me over and shake me to bring her heart rate back up. Because her heart rate kept dropping, we had to do an emergency c-section at 3 pm. So basically, I was in a whole lot of pain for about 15 hours +. When I finally got to hold her, it was definitely worth it.
Other than raising Salia, Sam and I haven't been doing too much. We went to the Churami Aquarium last weekend. Even though Salia probably didn't understand too much of what was going on, it was nice to get out on the beautiful day and enjoy being a little family.
Good news to our families on the west coast. Sam and I are more than likely going to Hawaii for the next duty station in 2011. Sam actually got orders 2 days ago to leave in February to Camp Pendleton in California, but I don't think we are going to take them. Plus, I don't think the monitor would have completely approved Sam cutting his Okinawa tour 2 years short. It wouldn't be fair to the other marines who did tour conversions that have to stay three years. If we went to California, the chances of Sam deploying immediately are very high.
Since I've been away from blogging so long, here are some pictures from the past 6 months:
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
It has been entirely way too long since I've "blogged" anything.
Posted by Sam and Jaana at 6:28 PM
Sunday, April 26, 2009
A couple people told me they couldn't comment on the last post for some reason, but I fixed it!
I am now 35 weeks (1 week away until I am 9 months)! I am almost there! To my understanding, 37 weeks is full term and at 38 weeks I can get the membrane stripped around my cervix to help make me go into labor not too long after the prodecure is done! I really want her to be here! Sam is just as excited as I am! He is going to make a really good Dad. We have a couple baby showers coming up this weekend. I honestly don't need too many more things, but then again since it is my first child I might not know of everything I need right away.
The weather has been beautiful lately. It hasn't been below about 50 degrees since I got here back in August. I never thought I'd miss the cold!...well I only miss it for the snow. The summers here are apparently scorching hott...good thing I won't be pregnant! I wish we were closer to home so everyone could see the baby when she's still little! Maybe coming home for Christmas will work out! Here is a new picture of my belly!
34 weeks: (2 weeks until 9 months
Next time I write in here, I'll probably have a baby to show!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Sam and Jaana at 9:08 PM
Sunday, March 29, 2009
My goodness. I signed into this blog only planning to add a picture or two....One thing led to another...and now I have been sitting here for hours on end scrolling through backgrounds and getting carried away with so many other random things.
I am officially 8 months into my pregnancy--which means, I am almost there! I'm behind on decorating the baby's bedroom. I can't find a comforter that I am absolutely in love with. If I were back in the states, I probably wouldn't have such a hard time finding one, and online shopping isn't doing the trick. This baby better be a girl...we have tons of baby girl clothes and pink EVERYTHING! People think I am having a boy because of the way I am carrying (low). If the baby turns out to be a boy, he'll be looking real cute in the girly outfits..
I am horrible at remembering to take pictures. Everyone is anxious to see my 8 month belly! I promise when Sam comes home, I'll have him take some pictures. Until then, here are a few from when I was 5 and 6 months pregnant:
One Year Anniversary Picture:
Posted by Sam and Jaana at 11:10 PM
Sunday, March 22, 2009
March 22, 2009
Today was our one year mark for being married! The weather could have been a bit more kind, but the day was still perfect. I cleaned and did laundry during the day while Sam went and got his weekly haircut. We headed out to dinner around 6 o'clock. The traffic here is horrible around that time, so it took us a solid thirty minutes to get there. The Kadena Marina is a restaraunt right on the water (E. China Sea)....they are a bit pricey, but the food is wonderful. You get soup, salad, and then your meal. Usually by the time you leave there, you are pretty stuffed. I know I was...especially with this growing baby..she doesn't allow much room for my stomach to be pleasantly full of food anymore. I get full quicker and hungrier more often because of my shrinking stomach =( Not too good of a combination for a pregnant person.
Soccer is still going well for Sam. They had a bbq this past Sunday at Araja Beach, but we didn't go because of the our anniversary. Work also seems to be going well for him. His favorite Master Seargant left a couple days ago to go to school for three weeks in Quantico. He is going out on the next deployment with the Commanding Officer of Sam's company. They spoke to me about deployment when I went to a lunch for the wives interested in helping the company with random things (baking cookies on holidays, and etc...). In Okinawa, there are so few slots for deployment that the only way you're basically getting deployed is if you volunteer to go. He said it'd be nice if they can get deployed as a battalion, but it'd never be possible for some reason. I think it may because then there might be a shortage of men able to work the different sections for the supply company on the island. His Master Seargant also said Sam isn't on the list to go because he knows of the baby coming...maybe in a year- which would be perfectly fine if that is what he wanted to do. I know he is anxious to get some action and see what the Marine Corps is all about. Plus, he always knows he has baby and wife to come home to that fully support him =). If he did leave, we would be okay...I'd have my little one to look after and hopefully by then finishing up a class or two to finally just have my associates since it's literally at the tips of my fingers!!!
Life is going rather smooth! Just anxious for the baby!!
Posted by Sam and Jaana at 11:45 PM
Monday, March 16, 2009
March 16, 2009
Melissa has been telling Sam and I to get a blog for a while now...so, here we are! I'm still not quite sure how everything works, but I'll figure it out =)
Not too much is going on. Sam is still playing soccer two to three times a week. I finally figured out how to put together the sewing machine I got for Christmas!! I've made several receiving blankets and fixed a couple pair of Sam's pants for work. I need more fabric! There is this really cool looking fabric store off of the highway I have been wanting to take a stroll in...maybe this weekend sometime. Speaking of this weekend,....Sunday is the big one year anniversary! It doesn't seem like a whole year since we got married. Time sure does fly by.
It also doesn't seem like I've been pregnant about 30 weeks (7 months and 2 weeks). I guess they say 37 weeks is full term...so that means we are really close!!! I didn't enjoy being pregnant at first. Morning sickness and expanding hips aren't exactly my idea of fun. However, I must say I am rather content nowadays. I guess I can say I am in the glowing stages of being pregnant. I'm always in a really good mood and extremely happy =)
Sam has had a really busy week at work. He labels and stores gear in the warehouse. He has a lot of responsibility at the shop. He is one of the few his Master Seargant trusts to get work done. He's always been a good leader and a hard worker =)
Overall, we are doing wonderfully and can't complain about how things are going. Just taking one day at a time....
Posted by Sam and Jaana at 11:37 PM