Tuesday, November 4, 2008

WE GOT OUR BABY!





Jericho Wade Haskell was born at 1220 this morning by c-section! He weighs a whopping 9 lbs 1 oz and is 20 inches long. He has lots of dark hair and is absolutely perfect!

Yesterday I started having good labor contractions at 3pm, saw the Dr at my regular appointment at 430. I was only dilated to a 1 so he told me to go home and then to go to the hospital when the contractions became closer, or I couldn't stand it anymore. Well, by 7:00 we were at the hospital and I was panting away! Oh man, it hurt. Luckily I was dilated to a 4 by that time. Then I was moved to a labor room and by 9:00 I was dilated to an 8! Oh man, I wanted that epidural. I was crying and saying "I can't do this". Poor Wade was so patient with me and a great coach. When I got the epidural, I was still feeling the contractions, but I thought it just took a while to work. Not so. The epidural was in the wrong place and had to be re-done. By this time I was having contractions one on top of the other with no break. Crying and thinking the world was going to end I had to lie still while they tried the epidural again. Second time the catheter wouldn't thread so I had to lie there while they did it for a 3rd time. Oh my gosh I will never understand why anyone would ever want to go natural! I know that I could have never made it as a pioneer!! Finally the 3rd one worked and I was so grateful. After two hours and having my water broken, I had regressed to a 5. They said that my pelvis was too small and the baby wasn't moving down and because I had regressed I would need a c-section. So, it was off to the operating room. It went well, but was such a weird sensation and actually a little painful. Because I had meconium in my amniotic fluid there were lots of extra people around, and gratefully he came out perfectly with no complications! So we got our baby here, FINALLY and he couldn't be more perfect. His mom and dad think he is the cutest baby in the world and can't seem to stop kissing him and cuddling him. After all this time, I really can't believe he is actually here!

13 comments:

Hope said...

Brynn, he is beautiful! I can't believe all that dark hair. Congratulations--and you look radiant! What a pretty mama!

So happy everyone's healthy!

Monica said...

Congrats! He is a cutie! Enjoy your new little man!!!

The Hone's said...

Im so happy for you two. He is so sweet and precious. Now I cant wait until mine gets here.

Shay said...

BRYNN!!! Only you would blog the day you give birth! You continue to amaze me. He is absolutely perfect. Congrats, I can't wait to see him!!! and you. =) Love you.

Kayla said...

Congratulations! He is beautiful! I'm so happy he came before you had to be induced and that he's healthy and fine. Congratulations!

Jen said...

YAY!! I can't describe how happy I am for you and Wade!! He is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to meet him. We come up next week (Wednesday night). You are such a beautiful mother.

Brian and Melissa said...

congrats brynn! Way to go! he is really adorable but your story frankly freaks me out a little bit. 3 times on the epidural!!! Scarey! Heal fast!

Kandice said...

Congats!!! I am so happy for you. Sorry you had to endure so much to get him here, but it looks like he was well worth it. He is darling!

April said...

Yeah!! He is so beautiful! And HUGE! That sounds like a rough day, I can't imagine having to get 3 epidural, they hurt. I'm glad he's here and I hope your doing well also. Congrats!

Brynn said...

Thanks everyone! We are doing so good. I couldn't be more proud or happy! He is so much fun. Eats like a champ, sleeps great and his daddy loves to change his messy diapers! I'm just so grateful he is here and healthy.

Vanessa said...

Oh he is sooo cute!!! I am so glad that everything went well! Sorry about the pain...I am all for the meds haha! Treasure every moment!!! CONGRATS!

Scott, Mandi & the boys said...

Congrats Brynn. Hope you remember me from Timp I say Linda today and she told me you had a baby. Boys are so fun. I have a blog too but it's private so email me at mandi.jones21@gmail.com if you would like an invite. What a cutie he is!!

Iverson's, the bomb.com baby :) said...

He is so darling, congrats and arent you glad its all over? I can not wait to snuggle him, Im countin down the days