Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Carson is Here!

Carson was born December 20th at 5:02 p.m.

He weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and was 19 inches long.

He is 1 week old and so far things have gone pretty well (other than only getting 2 hours of sleep at one time...but that is pretty much expected with most newborns, so I can't complain). Here is his birth story.

Since Kaden was so big (9 lbs) my Dr. said I could be induced 1 week early if I wanted. I thought for sure that I would go into labor before my induction date came, but no such luck. The hospital called the night before and said that I was 5th in line to be induced, so they would call me tomorrow afternoon and let me know if I could still come in or if I would need to wait another day. WHAT!!! I was so disappointed. Rob was only able to get 2 days off of work and I was so worried that one of those days would be spent hanging out at home instead of in the hospital having a baby. Well everything worked out because they called that morning at 9:45 and told me to be there by 10:30 a.m. I was so relieved I didn't have to wait another day. We headed over to the hospital, they started the pitocin, and then Rob and I spent the rest of the morning eating (clear liquids for me and fig newtons and Lorna Dunes for Rob) and watching TV...pretty uneventful. I was having minimal pain and things were progressing pretty slowly so I decided to hold off on the epidural for a bit so that I had the freedom to get up and walk around and move around in bed. Around noon the Dr. came in and broke my water. It was definitely more pleasant having my water break at the hospital rather than at my house in my bed, which is what happened with Kaden... I don't recommend that to anyone! Well, at that point I figured I was going to start hurting so I asked for the epidural. The nurse came in and said the anesthesiologist was in a C-section and would be available in 45 minutes. Well 45 minutes turned into 2 hours with still no epidural. The contractions were getting stronger and stronger and all I could think about was how on earth women deliver babies with no epidural. The nurse ended up calling another anesthesiologist from another department and he came over. After the pain meds kicked in, it was smooth sailing. The nurse had turned the pitocin down when I was having tons of pain before my epidural, and then forgot to turn it back up for a few hours, so things moved pretty slowly, but I didn't care because I didn't feel any pain. Around 4:30 I was complete and ready to push. The doctor came in, I pushed through 4 different contractions, and little Carson was born!


Angie O said...

Congratulations! He's super cute!

Thompson Four said...

So glad everything went well! Funny, I've been induced and had my water break at home, and I much prefer the water breaking on it's own-lots easier and shorter labor. 4 pushes! You are superwoman! Cute pics-especially with his proud big brother!

Avree said...

Congrats! He is beautiful! I love how ticked he looks in that first picture :) I'm glad you finally got your epidural and that he's here safe and sound! Hope you're recovering well!

Sydney said...

I hope you don't mind that I peeked at your blog. I LOVE all of the pictures. I am so glad that everything went well and that you were able to be induced when planned so Rob had as much time with you and the baby as possible. I love the picture of both your boys. You have a beautiful little family.