I’m back! Today is my last day at home, and tomorrow I’ll be back at it.
I left you hangin in the last post, so I hope you are chomping at the bit.
It was early Monday morning, 3am to be exact, when my wife woke me up and said we had to go to the hospital. We didn’t think we would be there long, she had a question about her water possibly having a slow leak. She was worried about infection if that was indeed the case. Her contractions were like they had been in the days prior, so we really didn’t think anything of it. I decided to chronicle it anyway just in case. 😉 We hopped in the car and headed to the local hospital. Once there we had to use the Emergency entrance.
Once we registered we were on out way to the room. Mind you this isn’t where we wanted to have the baby, but we also didn’t think he was coming.
It was all very simple and very uncomfortable. We were told that she would be on the monitor until the doctor came in, that wasn’t until 8am. At this time her contractions got better and stayed pretty far apart, so we thought we would be on our way out by 9am.
Much to our surprise the doctor came in and checked to see how far along she was and found that she was at 4 centimeters. He turned to us and said, “I’ll be back in to break your water, you’ll have your baby today.” Say what! I’m glad at this point I brought the bags in haha. He came back in and did just that. from that point on it was a waiting game. When she was able to get her epidural she did. We figure why ignore medical advancements and go at this without any pain help. That would be like going to the dentist and refusing Novocain! After the first three hours she got up to 6 centimeters, by the next three hours she was at 9. She feeling the pressure, figuratively and literally. They had her lay on her side with a blown up peanut looking thing between her legs, for the last centimeter. It was up to her to call in the midwife when she was ready to push. After every thing we went through and sat through, this was going to be it. All the waiting, and preparing was coming to an end. We would finally get to meet our son.
She called in the midwife an hour or so later and it was on. They quickly went though how they wanted her to push, and told her to start when she felt her next contraction. I was holding one leg and the other nurse was on the other. My wife took a deep breath and put her chin down. They had her push three times in one ‘set’ and then rest. She did that five or six times. She was only pushing for 16 minutes. She was a natural!
Here we go! I would like to introduce to you our precious baby boy, born at 5:20pm, May 22, 2017!
He came out with a little scream and calmed right down when he was on moms chest. His eyes were wide open that whole day and you can’t miss that full head of hair. 😀
Everything was looking good and they let me cut the umbilical cord. Soon after they checked his length, head size, and weight. He was 6lb 11.5oz, 20 inches, and his head was 13 1/4 inches. Throughout the day the day he met with the Pediatrician and everything was perfect. Maybe a day or so later they checked his eyes and hearing, as well as his blood type. Again everything came back great. His blood type is the same as his mom’s so that means they didn’t need shots, since she had a negative RH factor.
Anyway the rest of the day was spent resting and meeting with some family.
You can see we were pretty busy haha. Everyone wanted to meet the little guy, I guess I can’t blame them. 🙂
We spent 2 nights and most of three days in the hospital just to continue getting some help and advice. We left on Wednesday and were out on our own. our dog has been very protective and its pretty cute.
His first appointment was Friday and they saw that he was a bit Jaundice, and needed to be on that glow blanket. We called that place up and they came and gave it to us, as well as showed us how to use it. We have been living in the living room ever since. He has to be plugged in to this thing until his levels go down.
It basically wraps around his belly and has to be on 24/7 unless he is being bathed. It is Velcroed and just always in the way. It is attached to a hose, that is connected to a power source with a loud-ish fan, and then plugs into the wall. So we have been stuck to the same corner of the house for days. He just went back today and got his blood work done again. We are currently waiting for the doctor to call, and hopefully tell us he can be done with it. Fingers crossed.
I hope you have enjoyed my baby boy! I’m so glad I am finally able to write this. I know it’s longer than normal but I hope you stuck with it. If you did then you get to see my favorite two pictures of him!
First we have, “Flippin Daddy the Bird”
Followed by, “Flint Lockwood” (From the movie ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)
I’ll be back to work tomorrow catching up on everything. I’ll fill you all in about my brothers wedding then! It’s been busy here haha. I’ll see you tomorrow! 😀 😀