Saturday, May 22, 2010

Noah's Birth Story

I left off letting y'all know that I was spotting on Sunday. Well, the doctor told me to come to the hospital and get checked out. I really thought I would be sent home, but they decided to keep me and induce. Everything was fine with Noah and me, but the doctor said since I was 41 wks she thought it was best to keep me and I was super fine with that :D Todd came to the hospital after work b/c they said it would be a long process. Here is how it went down:

Sunday, May 16, 2010
3 pm = 1 cm dilated, given meds to thin cervix
10:30 pm = massive contractions

Monday, May 17, 2010
12 am = given pain meds :D
1 am = 3 cm dilated, given epidural
3 am = they broke my water, there was meconium in it so I was a bit worried ( I think this is when they gave me pitocin to help bring on the contractions)
3: 15 am = they put a head monitor on Noah to monitor his hb
6 am = 5 cm dilated
9:15 am = 9 cm dilated..YAY
1:15 pm = 10 cm dilated when contracting..the doctor decides to give me a chance to try to deliver vaginally
PUSH for 1 and 1/2 hours....only a little bit of progress with bringing him down
4 pm = doctor decides to do a c-section, at this point I am just ready for Noah to be here and I was exhausted. I threw up three times while fun!!!
5:25 pm = NOAH IS BORN!!!!!

And some pics :D

The pink bracelet club! My coaches!!! Terri (sissy), Momma, Todd's Mom, and Todd

The best coach of all :D He was amazing!!!

Anxious grandparents :D

Me and my sweety!!!! We are so excited to meet Noah!

He's ready for surgery..ha!

Meeting my son for the first time!! **KISSES**

Todd holding Noah for the first time :D

Mommy holding Noah for the first time :D
We are all doing great!!! I have been recovering well from my c-section and working on breastfeeding. But I will post on that later. Right now Noah is eating about every 2 hours and sleeping like a champ! He is such a happy baby :D Todd and I are still trying to get into a groove! He goes back to work on Tuesday and my momma is coming to help me out. I really don't want him to go back to work, but I know it is a must..haha The three of us have been having so much fun bonding!!! We are so thankful to God for our little miracle! He is such a blessing and we are soooooo in love!!!!


Melissa said...

Great pics! Congrats on Noah again!! I love hearing birth stories....birth is such an amazing miracle.

Nicole said...

yay!!! have we been waiting forever or what?!?!?!congrats!! ADORABLE!

The Sherrill Family said...

YEAH!! I have tears in my eyes. I'm so excited to see baby Noah and hear his story. I'm so thankful for how everything worked out. Praying for your time as a family. Lots of LOVE!!!!!!!!!!

Dale Budd said...

Great pictures, wonderful smiles, and an absolutely beautiful, and precious baby Noah! So glad you are healing well, and enjoying your little miracle. I am also a grandmother, so I know your Momma is going to be thrilled to be able to spend quality time with that sweet bundle of joy, and to watch her daughter being a Mommy. What a great feeling!!!!
Hugs to all, and a kiss for Noah!
A Mom-Mom from NJ

Ashley said...

Congrats!! SO happy for you!! He is a cutie;)