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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I take it back!!


Apparently he was just fine with arriving on his due date. Here is a pic, Jean.

I enjoy reading mom's birth stories so here is mine. I've been miserable for the last couple weeks. When we moved to Indiana, the OB docs thought I was measuring big and my due date might be closer to July 3 instead of July 12. So when July 3 came and went I was a little disappointed. Even worse, when a week went past and nothing changed, I was getting a little antsy. They scheduled another appointment for my due date, July 12 at 11:00 a.m. I checked my calendar and realized that Rylee had an appointment at 11:00 a.m. on the same date!

So while I went to my 40 week appointment, Jason took Rylee to her doctor's appointment and since the buildings are only a parking lot apart it worked out fine. I was disappointed to find out I was only dilated 2 cm and Dr. Davis suggested scheduling induction for Monday, July 18. I immediately said "that long away" He explained that since he and Dr. Albers were the only doctors in the practice they wouldn't be back at the hospital until Monday and then he said "unless you want to go today?" I was like "Yes!" They instructed me to go home and get my bag and report to the hospital.

I texted Jay who was still across the parking lot at Rylee's appointment. We don't currently have health insurance for Rylee. Due to that fact, we can get a 25% reduction on our bill if we pay cash on the same day. He was waiting to make the payment and there was some kind of hold up. He tried to tell them that his wife was waiting on THEM because she was going to be induced. After about a 10 minute wait, Jay came rushing out of the office and hopped in the van. We stopped by Kmart for some necessary items for Rylee and then went home. I grabbed my already packed bag, camera and purse and drove myself to the hospital. Jay was hanging out at the house with Rylee until his parents arrived to watch him - they were only about 45 minutes away and I knew nothing was going to happen in 45 minutes.

I arrived at the birthing center around 1:00 p.m. and they were ready for me, arm band in hand. At 2:00 p.m. Dr. Albers visited me and broke my water. Nearly immediately I started contracting on my own. They went ahead and hooked up the meds but barely turned them on. I made it to about 8 cm dilated before asking for pain meds and then around 8 p.m. I got the epidural. Around 10:15, the nurse checked me and asked for one push. I did so and she promptly told me to stop and hang on, she needed to get the doctor. Of course, this made me super happy :)

Dr. Albers arrived around 10:20 or so and everything went into high gear in my room. Jason, my mom and and Jason's mom were present. At 10:32, Dr. Albers, prepped in his blue sterile outfit, told me to proceed as I felt necessary. At 10:42, Jayden David Baker arrived. The first thing I remember hearing the Doctor say "Look at those cheeks!" Everyone was exclaiming how huge he was. He is big!! I had two great cheerleaders in my mom and Jay. I think Jay's mom was a little overwhelmed and my mom informed me that she saw big tears in her eyes while I was actively pushing. This was her first grandbaby that she was able to see delivered. Isn't LIFE amazing!?

After about 40 minutes of skin to skin, they measured and weighed him. He weighed in at 9lbs and 14.6 oz and 21 1/2 inches. He is very chubby and has rolls of fat.

Amazing the difference between St. Elizabeth in N. Kentucky and Columbus Regional in Indiana. I am very impressed with the friendly nurses and staff here.

We are so thankful that God watched over us and has provided us with a healthy baby boy. More pics to come later.

13 comments:

Nancy said...

Yep! I love reading birth stories:) So happy for you. Just trying to imagine what would have happened had you waited till Monday...whew!! Glad you are both doing well! Enjoy:)

Andy said...

Love the cheeks! Glad all went well.

Tim and Kristina said...

Glad he is finally here! Love his name!

Jenny said...

YAY! Weston was actually my first one at Columbus due to it being flooded around Arilynn's time. We were very impressed with the staff!! Glad everything went well.

Charity said...

Congrats!! Such a sweet little guy!

Karen Walden said...

Congratulations! So glad I got to be your nurse for part of your stay! Just too bad I wasn't on shift when he decided to come! His picture is adorable and yes, I agree with Dr Albers...."Look at those cheeks!" :) I too love his name! Congratulations again and maybe we'll run into you around town sometime!

Anonymous said...

PTL! God is sooooo good! He's just beautiful and it sounds like once everything got started he cooperated fully....and so thankful that mamma is doing so well! Let us know what big sister, Rylee, thought when she saw him for the first time. Love to all...

Bev Baker said...

I am 'anonymous'....Aunt Bev

Brenda said...

Congrats! What a cute baby!!

Jonathan and Sommer said...

What a precious baby. I think you delivered a 3 month old!! I'm sure those cheeks of his are getting a lot of kisses.
Congratulations.
Jonathan and Sommer

Anonymous said...

Hi Regina! It's been awhile. He is such a cutie! Hope Rylee is doing great, and yourself and Bro. Jason also. Praying his adjustment to the outside world is easy on you all! Miss you all.

Sheila Turner (I need to practice my card sending...lol)

Janella Thompson said...

He is so cute! I can't believe how chubby he is! I love your story too. Love reading all the details! Love you and can't wait to meet him. I will give you a call would like to come and see him maybe around the 1st week of August.

Andy, Dixie, Carson and Kenzie said...

I too enjoy a happy birth story. Glad things went! He is a cutie, love those chubby cheeks!