Friday, January 1, 2010

Welcome Lil' Squishy face...his birthday story!!

I was scheduled for induction at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, December 18th. I was told to call at 6:30 a.m. to make sure that time was still ok. When I called they told me I had been put on hold and they would call me when there was a room available. They called around eight and told me to be there at 10:00. I was so anxious to meet my little guy I could hardly stand it. They started me on my antibiotics(group B strep positive)...hooked me to the monitors, and checked me. Dilated to a 3 and actually contracting on my own. The nurse kept losing the baby's heartbeat, because he was moving all over the place. After a couple of hours, and right before they were going to start me on pitocin, the nurse decided to do an ultrasound to see where the baby's heart was. First ultrasound baby was transverse(laying sideways). They called my Doctor and asked what she wanted to do, she came over and did another ultrasound, and checked me, baby was kind of head down...more like diagonal. She ordered for the big fancy ultrasound and tech to come do yet another one. By that time baby was footling breech. I had three options, go home and wait and see if he would turn, but they felt like that was pointless, since I was already contracting. Try to turn the baby, but even if they successfully turned him...chances are big that he could turn again, and when they would break my water if anything other than the head came down it would be an emergency c-section. And last option was to just do the c-section. Hunter Dan and I felt like opting for the c-section was the best. The Doctors came in and asked if they could just try to turn him, I agreed...excruciating pain...HOLY SMOKES!!! Finally through my body racking sobs, I asked them to stop, and Hunter Dan said that is enough, do the c-section. It was during the time of getting ready for surgery, that I realized that would mean at least an extra day in the hospital, and I found out that kids under 14 were not allowed to visit(swine flu). I was a mess, scared to death for the unknown of a c-section, and panicked that Ashie had not ever been away from me for more than just a few hours, let alone a few days.

On my end the c-section went fine, uncomfortable and a little claustrophobic...but ok. Unfortunately baby boy inhaled fluid in his lungs, so after seeing him long enough to know he had a cute little dimple in his chin, they rushed him to the nursery. He was 7 lbs 3 oz, and 19 inches. He was born at 3:52p.m. I was not able to see him, Hunter Dan had gone in a few times but wasn't allowed to touch him. By about two in the morning, no sleep, and the empty feeling I had...no baby to feel moving in my belly anymore, yet no one to hold in my arms...I thought I would burst. My sweet nurse asked if I had a camera, and went down to the nursery and took pictures for me. They removed his oxygen just long enough to snap a few pics, and brought me back my camera.


That helped. The next goal was to get me up by four. I was ready, because I knew if I could get up, I could see my baby. I spent just a couple minutes with him, and it was awesome. I was able to sleep a little after that.

The next few days kind of run together, but I was able to finally nurse him on Sunday. Monday he was able to be with me in my room, and YAY we went home on Tuesday.
All ready to go home.

The first time Ashie saw her new little brother...she hasn't left him alone since!!

Jibbity holding the little munchkin for the first time, she now asks to hold him at least eighty-five times a day!

Lexlee cried when she couldn't come to see him in the hospital, she was absolutely heart-broken. Her and Bug have never gotten home from school so fast as they did when they knew he would be home.

Bug completely thrilled to finally have another boy in the house, even if there are twelve years difference. He even has his own little cute nickname for him.

Grandma and her newest and last grandchild. This makes number twenty-five. We could never have gotten through these days without her. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!!!

And just a couple of pics the first couple days after we were home!
Here it is now and my little buddy is 2 weeks old...where in the world did the last two weeks go? Yep it's true I am extremely emotional, and with every passing day it breaks my heart that he is older...pathetic I know, but knowing that this is my last baby I am trying to enjoy and hold onto every single moment. He is doing much better now, and though a couple of the tests came back abnormal, we are hopeful that it is just because of his extreme weight loss...which I am very happy to say that he has gained four ounces, and that made the Doctor and our family very happy. He is now up to 6 lbs 3 ounces.
Which brings me to the winner(or should I say winners) of the weight and time contest! I decided to do two winners one for the weight and one for the time. And actually there were a few that were close on the weight so I had to draw out of hat. His actual weight was 7 lbs 3 oz, and the time of birth was 3:52. The winners are....
With a weight guess of 7 lbs 4 oz....it goes to Gwen
With a time guess of 3:45...it goes to Aimee
(please e-mail me your addresses so I can get your surprises in the mail...give me a little time though..) krumpmama@aol.com
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I am truly blessed to have this new little baby in my life and in our home. I can't remember what it was like without him. He has brought pure joy to our family, and made us a family of 7. Holy smokes...that is amazing!!! I love you Lil' squishy face..to the moon and back a million times, you were worth all five hundred and forty five times I threw up!!! I knew you would be and I'd do it all over again, and double the number.

33 comments:

J.J. said...

First of all....I have to tell you that those photos are adorable!!!! I love love love the last two!

I had a version done at 37 weeks with kiddos #4. That was soooo painful. Crap - man! She turned after that still...and was diagonal and once induced...moved downish enough...and then it all worked out!!! I feel your pain!!!!

Mother Hood said...

He's beautiful as are you! Congrats!

Tinabean said...

Oh Congrats on your beautiful baby boy.
He is just so cute (Just like your other kids).
I loved reading your story, sorry you had to go through some pain but he really is worth it.
I am feeling a lot of the same emotions toward my little one who is also my last & happens to be a boy also.
He is 5 months already & I just really really want him to stay small a little longer.
I hope you & your family are all doing well & you have a wonderful new year!

Bonnie @ The Boatwright Family said...

He is beautiful! Congratulations and get some rest :)

Crystal Velvet Weddings said...

Thank you for sharing your birth with us all. Congratulations on his birth. Enkoy him, before you know it he'll be 18!

Lanie said...

Oh my gosh! He is so beautiful. I wanted to cry while reading your story. Congratulations! ~Lanie

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

He is soooo cute! Thanks for sharing his story with us. Hudson is our last and I look at him and can't believe how quickly the last 14 months have gone by. I know I snuggle more with him then I did the other two, because I now know how quickly it's going to go by!

Kelly said...

Adorable Tanielle!! He is precious! I am glad everything turned out great in the end!!!

Amy Jo said...

that just made me cry. i looooove my little squishy face/baby sasquatch/fatty ;) i must come hold him soon. it will make me feel better and maybe not such an emotional wreck. love you tons! thanks for being there for me this week!

Braley Mama said...

Praise Him that lil' squishy face is doing so well! I am so happy for u!Sorry that u went thru all of that:(
Praying for a speedy recovery for the both of u.

SassyTimes said...

Awe, Congrats! He's beautiful and Wow, so are you! ;)

MiChElLe said...

Oh my heck!!! He is soooo cute! I REALLY need to hold him and come for a vacation. Hope you are having fun with the fam this weekend. Take care! Bob's your uncle!

MiMi said...

He is SO cute!! And how come you look so good when you're in labor? I looked like an alien. A humongously, huge, fat alien...
Anyway, he is beautiful Mommy!
BTW: I bawled every day in the shower because my baby was another day older. I did that for 2 months. Both babies.

Rhonda said...

Awww, that is so sweet. You made me tear up! He is so adorable. I agree with Mimi. You look beautiful on delivery day. I looked like a skunk because I didn't want to color my hair at the end. Maybe that's why I think my boys are so "stinkin'" cute. Ha! So is your sweet pea!

Myya said...

He is ADORABLE!!! You do look totally amazing! I had the emergency c-section with #1 & man oh man that was scary... the unknown of it all. Great post - love pics with each of the kids with him! My neice asks every second of the day to hold my little one too.. thankfully my 2 & 4 year old have slowed down to asking oh only every couple hours or so : )

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

It took me a jillion hours to read this b/c those snowflakes on your background keep freezing my screen up, but it was worth it. ;)

He is just beautiful!!!! So happy that all the kids are in love with him. :) I've had 2 C-sections, and I think the unknown is the worst part. Once you've done it, it's not so bad (except maybe the spinal). ;)

Congratulations!!!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Oh my goodness- I just teared up heaing about how much love you have for your new sweet baby- I felt the same way (and still do) about Ian being my last- it is so much harder on the mamma than anyone else!!

God's blessings on you & your sweet family!

~Becca

Shelley said...

Congratulations, he sure is cute.

kado! said...

WOW...1st off you look Beautiful for just about to be giving birth!!! Wow!

i had heard about that with the kids not being allowed to be in hospitals...that must be nation-wide! What a crazy rule!

what a cute family you have...wishing you the best in 2010!

Valerie said...

Congratulations on your new little one. What a sweetie pie! Sorry you had a bit of a rocky start with him...glad he (and you) are doing well.

shortmama said...

He is so adorable! Worth everything you went through a million times over for sure! Congrats to your family!

jenjen said...

Tanielle! I am so happy for you guys! What a sweet little boy. I am that you are home and enjoying your sweet little boy.

Yay! He is adorable!

XOXO
Jen

Jenny-Jenny said...

Sweet Baby Sweet Mommy! Congratulations to a wonderful family!

The Booth Family said...

Congrats he is perfect!

Miller Racing Family said...

Congrats on the sweet baby boy. I am so thankful everything turned out great in the end. He looks like a great blessing for your family!
Have a great weekend.

Gwen said...

What an emotional delivery! It is so hard when you can't hold your new baby and bond. Anyway, I hope that things get better for you and that your recovery goes well!

Vivienne said...

He. Is. Adorable. I love his little face, and I LOVE the pic where he looks irritated and fed up with all of this photo business!

Sorry you had a rough time with the delivery. :( All better now though.
xoxo

Sheila said...

Aww, thank you for sharing your story! I can't believe he's already 2 weeks old, either! He is 100% completely ADORABLE!! I love his little dimple!
You've got to email me - I want to know the final decision on his name! :)
Many congratulations!

Sarah Miller said...

I am so happy that things are going good for you guys and for you wonderful little addition to the family!

jennykate77 said...

Congratulations, Tanielle!!! He is gorgeous!! I always love hearing birth stories...and yours is a great one and VERY similiar to mine. I went in to be induced and ended up having a c-section 4 hours later (6 days ago today actually)! Your little guy is so so cute! What a great addition to your famiy!

Mechelle said...

I am so glad everything turned out. I, like you, had to have a c-section with my last baby. we had gone in the day before and had an ultrasound, she was head down. When they induced me abd were feeling how far along I was, turned out she was breech and I had to have an emergency c-section. It was a very hard ending to a very hard preagnancy. And like you, I breifly got to see her before they wisked her away (4lbs 15 ozs ans severly jaundiced). They did bring her back but I was shaking so bad I couldn't hold her. I was a mess.

I'm sure there is so much more to your story, and it is hard to see others go through hard times when having babies. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. I am so happy for you that it all turned out great, despite the difficulty.

Sending my love <3 <3 <3

Xazmin said...

Awww...he is so beautiful! This post made me all teary eyed! I love that little guy...especially his "grumpy face"! Can't wait to hang out again! Love all you guys!

The Sharp Family said...

He is so adorable! I'm so glad that he's doing good and everything is going good with you guys. Take care and love you all!