Sunday, March 29, 2009
I got a text at about 2:00pm saying that she had been having cramps pretty much all day and they were happening about every 5-6 minutes at that point. I didn't get to worked up about it because I expected it to be a long time from there. About 2 hours after that she text again and said that they were every 4 minutes apart. I called Kaydee and we decided we better get ready to head up to Logan.
While on our way, Kylee called and told us that they had kind of stopped. We told her to go for a walk. Her and Conner had a couple of last minute things to buy so they went to K-Mart and walked around there for awhile. While there the pains started up again and this time a bit more painful.
Kaydee and I got to Logan at about 8:30. We were all hungry so we took care of that business at Costa Vida. Afterwards we all went for a ride and waited until her pains got a little more intense before we took her to the hospital. Her hips started killing her with each contraction and it actually seemed like she was in real labor! Uto that point the only way we would have dared take her to the hospital was if she agreed to FAKE pain and make it look REAL. We DID NOT want to go in and have them send us homes with our heads hanging!
Kylee made us laugh at the hospital. When we went up to the desk the nurse asked what she could help her with. Kylee looked at us and said, "you tell her, I'm too little."
At the hospital they took her in and put a bracelet on her wrist (I thought, good! that means she's here to say). They even had her take off her clothes and get into a gown (another good sign). We waited a bit for a nurse to come and check her. She told us the magic number needed to be "4" or else we would be going home, despite the bracelet and gown. We were in luck, she was at a 4.5! We were there to stay.
After about an hour they offered her an epidural. She gladly accepted. We were relaxed and settled in watching hippos on Animal Planet when she realized she didn't have the ability to move her lower body and make herself comfortable. Every five minutes we were repositioning her. It wasn't that easy, given the fact that she was DEAD WEIGHT. She had Conner stand at her bedside so that he move her upon demand. She literally started going a bit nuts by the fact that she had no control over her legs and it took us a while to help her get relaxed again. After that she fell asleep (yeah!) and we continued on with watching Animal Planet.
They checked her throughout the night and by 4:00am she had made it to a "10." They told her they would have her spend an hour doing "rest and decend" before she started pushing. At 5:00 am they started the process and he was born at 6:13. (Kylee will get into details from there)
As her mom, I just want to say how proud I am of her. She was not only great through the labor and delivery but has been awesome throughout her entire prenancy. She was a trooper and hardly ever complained about any of it.
I love you both and I'm excited that you have been blessed with such a beautiful and healthly baby. You'll be great parents, it's evident already!
THE FALLING ACTION:
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
My sister told me today that Mckell Jones ran a couple miles before she had Maddox. I'm quite impressed with that. I ran to my car and back the other day and thought I was going to go into cardiac arrest. But, I think I may attempt that even still. I do have a question however (since this is my first time and no one has bothered to inform me of these things) So, say I go to the gym and turn the speed up extra high. Is it possible my water could break right then and there? When that happens does that mean a gush of water will just start pouring out? If so, I may have to take a trip to the store beforehand to buy a a few depends. I know you are probably thinking i'm absolutly stupid, and maybe I am. But...like I said, no one has taught me anything!! My what to expect when you are expecting book doesn't even cover that question. Does that mean I should automatically know?! :S Hope not!
Anyways, My cousin Amberlee just left me a message saying she and her friends did the "curb" trick. Walking along the curb with one foot up and one on the road. I am for sure going to try that...it sounds pretty simple! Thanks for the idea ;)
If anyone else has any ideas then I would surely appreciate hearing them! I am not due for another six days, but I guess I have just been bored sitting around waiting that I actually want this process to come say...in the next few hours or so. So if any of you have any ideas please let me know!! Thank you very much..... :) (Also since you know know my lack of education when it comes to the whole birthing process, maybe you can feel me in on things I should know! That might be a smart idea!)
Monday, March 16, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Next up, Draper temple open house. Conner's mom flew in for a week and so we were lucky enough to go to the open house with her and grandpa Murray. It was a great experience. I even started crying while walking through because I seriously CAN NOT WAIT until we can go through the temple together!! It will be an awesome day! :)
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