Sunday, June 27, 2010

We're in love...




Bayer is my life. I love love love love him. I am constantly thinking of that famous quote that goes something like "I never said it would be easy, I only said it'd be worth it." Those are my feelings wholeheartedly.

My birth story is the same old same old until I hit 6 cm. I got induced on Wednesday at 5 pm, with cervidil which ripens your cervix. I didn't start pitocin until 7 am. By 8:30 am i was at 4 cm. I stayed at 4 cm until 2 pm. Then they upped my pitocin, I started to "feel my legs" meaning I could move them, which is not what you want! I had the anesthesiologist come and fix my dosage because i was feeling all the contractions and my pain went away for about an hour and half, so we're at 3:30 now. I was dialated to a 7 at 3:30, had the anesthesiologist come in again and up my epidural but it was too late, my body never got numb again and I basically went through transition (7 cm-10 cm) on my own, with the edge knocked off probably. Needless to say, I pushed for 40 minutes, like a warrior on a mission, everyone was really impressed I could push so successfully, considering he was 9 lbs 6 oz with a 15 INCH HEAD IN DIAMETER!

All things considered, WE MADE IT! Believe it or not my episiotomy wasn't that bad at all and I'm doing pretty great. Moral of the story, when you get an epidural, make sure your legs are like dead weights. They like to give you as little as possible, which is understandable in their shoes, but not in yours and that's what counts in the moment. (Nicole Wilder I'm thinking of you) lol.

I am soooo happy to be a mom, it is the purpose of life. I feel like my life is so much more important than it was before. It's like going from being single to being married, MUCH MUCH BETTER, then you have a child and your entire existence is MUCH MUCH BETTER AND AWESOME AND FUN AND PERFECT. yay. night.

8 comments:

Erin said...

What a cutie! That does not sound like fun--to have your epidural wear off. For my last 2 kids I had a button I could push to give me more, so I would push it whenever things started to hurt!:) As for the head circumference, it must be the Cheney thing or something b/c all my boys have had HUGE heads! In the 90's for percentile!! Good news...your other kids will come out easily! Adam was my first and longest I pushed, 2nd was like 3 contractions and 3rd child was 1 with 3 pushes and he was out! Glad you are loving being a mom! It's great and tiring!

John, Carrie, Grant, and Swampy said...

Congrats Laura!! He is beautiful!! being a mommy is the BEST job in the world!! Enjoy every second of it and document every stage your baby boy goes through.

I am soo happy for you! Bayer is beautiful!!!

Josh & Jennifer said...

Wow, you're amazing. Congrats. You and Brandon sure have a cute little guy. Get lots of rest after that labor. Congrats again.

Spencer and Sara said...

I need MORE PICS. He is just so cute. I hope you are recovering well. Love you.

anna said...

he is beautiful! congratulations on making it through!!

G.O. Garrison said...

I think you just persuaded me to have a child. crud. love you Xena warrior princess (remember that lady from camp?!?!?!?! hahahhahaha)

{amy k.} said...

oh he's so precious! i am so happy for you guys! i really hope you're home when i come to visit fl next month because i wanna give you and baby both a squeeze!

Heather K said...

I'm pretty sure you captured the love/joy of being a mom in this post. There is nothing better...it is why we are here, and wonderfully enough, it's just pure happiness (even when you're two year old draws all over the wall, blinds, high chair, kitchen chair and herself with marker:) Develop a strong relationship with Bayer first, then with magic erasers!