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Friday, March 2, 2007

Hayden's Birth.......

Hayden's Birth Story
I started having more regular contractions that radiated to my back on Sunday night. Around midnight I started timing them and they were getting more regular. I finally woke Gene up at 3:00 am to tell him that they were about 6 mins apart and that we should call our doctor's office. Our midwife called around 4am and we decided to be at the hospital by 6 am. (only two mins away) My mom came to be with the kids since they were asleep. We arrived there by 6 and they started my IV antibiotics right away. I was 5 centimeters dilated. An hour or so into it I started to feel tons of pressure and the urge to push. My water had not broke and they were not going to break it because I had not received all of the first set of antibiotics. I had to breath away the urge to push until my water broke at 8:59am. As many of you ladies know that can be hard but it was manageable because I did receive one shot of Nubain. (never had it before but liked it) It basically helps to take the edge off the pain and relaxes you. I do not think I could held off pushing that long without it. The urge to push just kept coming and finally my water broke on it's own and I had him six mins later. I probably could have had him a whole hour or more earlier if I didn't have those antibiotics.
The wonderful nurses checking him out.....
Mommy's second time holding me..........

Already sucking on my fingers to let mommy know I want to nurse!!

Daddy's first time holding me............he is a pro by now!!!

4 comments:

Paula, Bobby, and Rebekah said...

So sweet!!! I definitely know about that urge to push. Immediately after I got my epideral I dialeted from 2-10 (guess I just needed to relax) and felt the overwhelming urge to push. I thought I was going to have a bowel movement on the table it was such a strong urge!! I can't believe you held him in that long!! Congrats on the beautiful addition to your family.

AndiJoy said...

Aww, Annie, he's sweet! Congrats!

Michelle McCallum said...

Great job, Annie! He is beautiful. I'm glad that everything went so well.

Stephen & Michelle said...

That is awesome! I am so glad things went well for you. I am starting to get a little anxious and nervous when I think about being off bedrest in just 5 weeks. I could have a baby in a month...yikes!

Hopefully the transition home is going as smooth as the delivery! How are Grace and Dax doing?
Michelle