Saturday, November 20, 2010

William is HERE!!!!

My little sinker is finally here - William Edward ("Liam")!!

The little man had a mind of his own.  I was scheduled for a c-section (little man was breech) on Friday at 11:30am.  My alarm was set to go off at 7:30am to start getting ready and head in to get admitted.  However....a little after 7:00am, while laying in bed with the puppy, I felt a gush - my water broke!!  Adam was down stairs finishing up some homework so I called for my mom.  Whoa, buddy - this was real!  We called doctor and hospital and I went to hop in the shower and the contractions started - they were already 3-4 minutes apart and painful!  I figured since people usually are in labor for many hours, a shower and drying my hair wouldn't hurt and they would just move up my c-section. 

We got in the car to head to the hospital - Adam dropped me off at ER door and grabbed the camera.  They wheeled me upstairs to labor and delivery, a trip that felt like it might have lasted about 10 hours - contractions were now 2 minutes apart and it was less than an hour after my water broke.  I changed into a gown and a few nurses came in to start asking me questions and to get my IV going.  Another nurse came in to check my cervix.  She had a hard time telling because little man had dropped so far down.  She told me I was at least 8 cm dilated, but it felt like it was more like 10.  This was reported to the other nurses and people began to swarm - they needed to hurry!  My doctor and the anesthesiologist came in - they were worried they might not have enough time to give me the spinal before they had to deliver.  I begged and asked them to please, pretty please, try - I wanted to be awake for the birth!  The nurses were making a mad dash to finish up what they needed to do.  Adam went to change into scrubs.  They started wheeling me into delivery. 

Everyone worked so quickly that I was able to have my spinal and the procedure began.  There was a lot of tugging and Adam was sitting by my head holding my hand and rubbing my shoulder.  A few minutes later we heard the words from the doctor say the words we knew already - "It's a boy!"  The held him up for me as they send baby to the warmer - daddy followed.  After the first site of my baby boy and hearing his first cries, I started to sob!  I was bursting with love and happiness and relief that he was healthy and my wait was over.  He was here!

Stats:
Born Friday, November 12, 2010 at 8:57 am
Weight - 8 lbs 15 oz
Length - 19.75 inches






2 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

congratulations!!!!

caryl.mqt said...

Love the photo of Liam "pulling down" his little cap, as if to block out the lights from all the papparazzi. Also love the photo of the "grandpa-razzi" behind the glass....:-)

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