Saturday, August 18, 2012

Welcome Wesley!!!

He has arrived! Our new sweet little boy is here. Introducing...

Wesley Dean
Born August 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm
Weighing in at 7 lbs 12 oz (Yea for a smaller baby boy!)
Length: 19 1/2 inches


Birth story: So I was scheduled for induction on the 13th..Ammon was such a biggie which caused some medical issues for him and a rough recovery for myself so I wanted to have this guy a little bit early(just five days before the August 18th due date). I was measuring a little big and I also had gestational diabetes so I knew it was the right choice. I was also already dilated(to a 3 a week before) and all that good stuff too. My mom and sister came the day before and were a huge help with the kiddos the day of delivery. I really appreciated it! The awful thing about the days before delivery was that I came down with a wretched cold. I was miserable. The night before induction I literally got 2, maybe 3 hours of sleep. I was not rested at all. So I woke up so tired, stuffed up, I had a headache and I felt stressed and upset. I felt like I could not push out a baby that day! But I knew I had to and I knew I would be able to. But it wasn't a preferable situation...I was in near tears on the way to the hospital feeling like I couldn't do it. We arrived at the hospital that Monday morning bright and early. The pitocin got started by around 7:30am. When I got to 5 cm or so(around 11am)I told them I was ready for the epidural, not because I was in major pain, I wasn't. But I always worry I'll go from a 5 to a 9 or something quick(which happened with Aubrey) and then not be able to get one! I was so nervous for the epidural-those totally freak me out. Even after so many kids...but the anesthesiologist did a really great job and was so nice. I was in minimal pain during that scary process.  But dang, that pressure is awful when they do it-yuck.  So worth it though. I love me some anesthesia. I barely got sick(anesthesia always gets me nauseated) so that was nice too. So it was thankfully a good epidural experience..I've had pretty bad experiences in the past which always worry me. The other great thing about the epidural was that I could still feel the pressure of the contractions and knew when I was having them. And I could still feel enough to push which helped in the end. I was given some anti-nausea medication which helped me to fall asleep finally..I was OUT. And when I woke up, the nurse said I was ready to push and the doctor would be there soon. Whoa. Wasn't expecting that. So I basically slept through the worst part of labor-score! :) After just a few pushes, Wesley was here. It was easy! It was one of the easiest labor experiences I've had. So thankful. And he came out with a good set of healthy lungs and big open eyes(Joey said he turned and looked right at the doctor when he was born with big open eyes). He passed the apgars with flying colors and is a healthy beautiful boy. We are so grateful he is here safe and sound. I always shed tears of joy when I first see my babies. Its always such an amazing moment to see the little one you've been carrying for so long and finally get to hold him. No words can express the amount of love you have for your children. Joey and I are so grateful to have five wonderful beautiful precious children to love and to raise. Wes, welcome to the posse! We love you so much!! He is such a sweet baby already and sleeps great-yea! Enjoy pics from his first day with us...












Have to caption this one: Aubrey bought me a milkshake that day (thanks Tara for being the transportation:) Every baby I have I think I deserve a milkshake for...lol. Its hard work and a milkshake just makes me happy! Someone has brought me one every time and this time Aubrey had it in her mind that she was going to buy it for me this time. It was really sweet :)


4 comments:

Kim said...

He is such a sweet baby! You guys do great work!!!

Tara D. said...

So glad this birth experience was the best yet, even with your cold. I was worried for you, that you might be too exhausted, but so happy that everything went so well. :) So glad he's here, and he's so beautiful! Love you guys!

Marie said...

Holly, he is a beautiful baby. Good job!! Yay to Aubrey and the milkshake too! Loved all the pics. I only ever had one epidural, with my 4th baby. The rest were natural all the way. Give me an epidural any day. It's so much nicer. You can actually almost enjoy what's going on. Oh, is that you doc?? Scrummo! He's a cutie!

hoLLy said...

thanks guys!!! and yes, that is my doctor :)