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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

BabyBoy Turns 1

Yesterday was BabyBoy's 1st birthday. In timely fashion, we had his pictures done!

He looks like such a big boy! And the cheery smiles you see in each pictures is truly a reflection of his personality!

I thought instead of gushing over how old he is and how I cannot get over how fast time flies, I'd re-post his birth story.......
Wow.... amazing. It’s incredible how in just a few days time, things completely change- not only in the world around you, but in your own personality. Becoming the ‘mom of 2' has been the most natural transition for me. I think becoming the wife of a marriage of 2 has been harder than actually being the mom! Thursday at 3pm, I started having small contractions. Over the next 24hours, Bestie and I kept a strict log and timed them all. They were always less than 10 minutes apart, lasting 32-45 seconds. We went to eat dinner, I took a bath, got some sleep. It was actually kinda nice! Friday, we decided to go walk the mall and by the time we got there and ate some lunch, I was contracting pretty good. We decided to run over to triage and have them give me an idea of what was going on. Well, turns out my cervix had not changed a bit since Tuesday morning! Still 1.5cm and 70%. I was very upset. I had a slightly elevated BP, and they ran some labs to rule out pregnancy induced hypertension. Everything was ok. They decided to schedule me to come in Saturday to get the gel version of induction to help my cervix along a bit. We went home and I actually slept, even after intense contracting all day! So Saturday morning we woke up, started getting ready and as we were leaving to go wait for the call at my mom’s, they called me to come in at 1pm! EEEK! So we took BabyGirl to my brother in laws, and headed to the hospital! When I got there, they started the outpatient paperwork to get the gel started. She checked me and I was a 3cm and 80%. YAY! It was a bit too far along for the gel, so we decided to just run with it for Pitocin. They started my Pitocin at maybe 330p, and things got rolling! Everything was cool, and we decided to go for the epidural at about 6pm. The epidural guy was amazing, and it was a very smooth process! I had some complications afterwards with my blood pressure dipping low, I was in the 90's/ 30's.... and got VERY sick. Eventually, we got it back up, and then BabyBoy started having decels in his heart! Laying on my right side and some Oxygen helped things out, thank goodness. At about 9-930p, I was a 4-5cm and 80%. I really was getting nervous about not progressing! AND we were upset because the doctor on call for my doctor was not one I would have preferred, and he is one that REFUSES to break water! It was very frustrating, especially when BabyBoy’s heart rate was dipping. My mom and Hubby were obsessively looking at the monitors praying my water would just break! At 10p, my water broke! It was the most AMAZING feeling! You could hear the pop-GUSH and it was such a relief! Instantly, I started feeling that stronger urge to push. So she checked me, and yes, things were ready! They called to call the doctor back and he was 25minutes away! SO, basically, I had to HOLD it for 30 minutes before I could push him out! They got sufficient nurses in the room just in case, and BabyBoy’s head kept wanting to come out. That was the most exhausting and torturous thing I have ever been asked to do. Yelling was the ONLY way I could keep from pushing! So the doctor walks in, I was praising the heavens for him finally getting there, and I pushed for maybe 10 minutes. A small tear and at 1038pm, my baby boy was born at 8lbs 1oz and 20inches long. His head came out at a whopping 14"! He took right to the breast, like he has been doing it for years! He is the most amazing, mellow and content baby! He has a special little whimper when he is hungry, and cries only when he is being changed. He falls asleep easily between nighttime feedings, and I actually feel rested in the mornings! He eats pretty much every 2 hours, and my milk came in quickly so he is one happy boy. I am so in love with my son..... all the worries I had of having a boy are completely foolish now that I look back! I can see how the ‘momma’s boy’ theory holds so much truth! WOW...... these little miracles God allows us to have are what makes life worth living. I think the funniest thing is watching his big sister interact with him. She calls him ‘my baby’ and wants to always hold and hug him. She is sooooooo gentle and truly, truly loves him. Of course, she has been sassy with mommy and daddy, but that will continue to evolve with time. Everything in my life has doubled. The joy, happiness, will to live, faith in God..... everything. BabyBoy instantly created an entire new part of me I never knew there was room for!


Laura said...

Oh my gosh, he's so gorgeous! I love his little nose! And wow, he's looking SO much like big sister!

April said...

Sigh.. I can't believe he's already one! The pictures turned out great! I love them! Hugs and Kisses!!

Kara said...

As you already know, I'm in love with ALL of the pictures. He is such a little love. I am going to miss seeing his smile and hearing his giggle when you guys move. :o(

Love the birth story...always have. :o)