Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Heres the story!

Here it goes, I'm not a good story teller so hope I do ok: From the paper my doc gave us about getting induced, we thought we wouldn't get called in til after 5pm sometime on Thursday night, Garrett was planning on going fishing Thursday morning and everything and I was just planning on finishing some work things up, getting everything ready and doing laundry Thursday day. When they called Wednesday night with more info, she said to have everything ready that night because they could call us as early as 5 am but it could not be til later that night but wed need to be ready to go in whenever that'd be. We were 3rd on the list so it depended how full they got with women coming in that were in labor. I was hoping we got called in the morning but was ok if we spent the day at home relaxing together (G canceled his fishin trip). They called Thursday morning at about 8:15 and told us to be there by 9. It was kind of weird being woken up to that phone call and rushing to get ready and leave but I guess not nearly as weird as if I went into labor naturally... They induced me at about ten or so, I was in labor by 11. I got the epidural sometime in the afternoon and was in enough pain by then to really appreciate it! Love the epidural, its amazing! At about 5pm, I was only dilated to 5cm, I was progressing about 1 cm an hour so we thought we had a ways to go but 20 minutes later my doc checked me and I was 9cm, he went upstairs to do a quick surgery and figured I'd be ready to start pushing when he came down. I started pushing around 7 and Carson arrived at 7:34! I was amazed I didn't have to push for hours. It probably helped that we started our next Rocky movie (Rocky 5) for my Rocky Marathon I've been doing before pushing and it ended while I was pushing! He was 9lbs 8 oz, 22" long and has lots of hair, I was surprised with all of that!

That night we were going to sleep around 2:30 and the nurse came in to check his vitals and offered to take him to the nursery after so we could get some good sleep, I accepted and I'm glad I did. I thought he'd be back soonish to eat but woke up when the nurse came in about an hour and a half later and said he was breathing really fast so she had put him on some oxygen and was calling the pediatrician to see if he should go down to the NICU. Next time she came in and told me he was being transferred to NICU and then the pediatrician came in and talked to us. He said he had some fluid in his lungs and it could be infected, he said it could end up as nothing and he'd be back in our room that afternoon. Turns out he did have a little infection so they said he needed to stay in NICU so they could monitor him, luckily we always knew he would most likely be fine eventually but hated having him down there, especially with him hooked up to an iv, oxygen and then later on a feeding tube, poor lil guy had a rough start! I don't know how NICU parents can do that for long term, its hard and I hated not taking care of him, sometimes it felt like I didnt see him forever between visitors and recovering and everything. Saturday the nurse said he could probably come up to the nursery that afternoon and she was thinking he'd be able to come home Sunday or Monday and just do the 3 day antibiotics. He did come up to the nursery Saturday evening and we loved that we could be with him all the time! Sunday morning the Pediatrician told us that he was going to need the 7 day antibiotic treatments and would need to stay here the whole time, that was kind of a rough start to my first mothers day but once we adjusted to the idea, we were just glad he wasn't in NICU and was with us and it wasn't anything more serious.

So since then we have been fortunate to be able to pay to stay at the hospital as a hotel stay on a night by night basis, its looking like we will be able to stay in this room up until he is released (Thursday night after his 7pm treatment), that has made it much easier. We are loving every minute with our new lil guy and are so glad he's doing so well! We have been so lucky, our family has been so good to us and spoiled Carson rotten!

9 comments:

Chad and Lacy Johnson said...

Kristen ya did good, I'm impressed! :) See you can tell stories! ;) I'm so glad he's doing better! We want to bring you guys dinner one night so after all everyone bringing you dinner and stuff dies down let me know! Or I guess Chad has already mentioned it to Garrett, either way! :)

Rachael said...

Oh what a hard couple of days! It seems like you are handling everything really well and you look great in the pics! Carson is handsome and I'm glad he is doing much better. That is exciting that you'll be able to bring him home tomorrow. Please let me know if you need anything at all! I would love to help you any way that I can.

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Ashley King said...

Great story - way to push that big ole baby out! ;) Seriously, sounds like you did awesome!! I still can't believe your little body made such a big boy! lol Glad to hear he is doing well...hope you guys get to go home tomorrow with your little guy!

Reid, Megan and Jackson said...

glad allis well and you guys will be going home soon! Good thing you had an easy labor to make up for him having to be in NICU!

Lance and Jewls said...

Cute picture on the top! I'm glad he's getting out of the NICU soon!! You guys sure make cute babies :) Congrats again! :)

Brenda Sue said...

Good job Kristen! I don't know how your skinny little body delivered a baby that BIG!! I'm proud of you!

Lindsey Walker said...

Congrats you guys! Good luck with the new little one. He is adorable

Natalie said...

Can't wait to see you and Carson when I return! I already miss you :) BTW, the B&W pic of your new family is soooo precious! I might have to kidnap all of you...