Monday, November 18, 2019

Birth Story Of Baby Boy

Hey all,

Looking back on the last post I wrote I was 23 weeks pregnant. A lot of time has past and I happy to announce to you all that I had my baby boy back in July, and I'm loving being a mom.He recently turned 4 months and I wanted to write this post about how he came into this world before I forget all the smaller details. So lets begin:

So if you didn't know this his due date was July 7th which gave me a sign that he was supposed to be in this world and be my son as the number 7 is my favorite number so I always felt like this was supposed to happen as his due date was 7-7-2019. Well baby boy didn't get that memo because on July 10th, I was at my OBYGN getting checked. She said he's not coming anytime soon because I wasn't dilated or effaced at all. Since I was past my due date, she scheduled me to be induced on that Sunday night (July 14th). Baby boy was low but was being stubborn.

I went home and spread the news that if baby boy didn't surprisingly come on his own then I would be induced that weekend. I made sure I had everything that I needed for baby boy and myself, and probably double checked more than a few times. Now, when I tell you his birth story I'm not sure of the times when everything happened as I was by myself so I wasn't too concerned on remembering what time different things happened.

Around 8pm on the 14th, baby boy's dad's mom and myself arrived at the hospital for induction. I got all checked in and changed into the gown.  His mom left shortly after that. The nurse that checked me in and the resident (I think that what her title was) came back in and inserted a pill into my cervix to see if it would do anything. They left that in for about 2 hours I believe, but it made not a big increase. At 1am, I was checked again and had the balloon inserted. That was really uncomfortable but I knew it had to be done in order to get baby boy down. The nurse would come in around every 1/2 hour and kind tug at it to see if baby boy moved down any. She then took it out. She advised me to get some sleep so I tried to but couldn't because of the contractions that I was getting so she gave me a sleeping pill but that didn't help at all. So after that she put something in my IV that helped me sleep a little bit. I then felt a pop and was pretty sure my water broke so I pressed the call button. She came in as she was noticing things on her end and told me to lay the other way. I told her that I think my water broke so she checked and was like yup, your water broke. She did say something about the color of it and how just in case when he's born there was going to be doctors for him just in case in the room.

I then got my epidural (which wasn't that bad to get) around 3cm and that helped me sleep until around 7:30ish where I got woken up saying something about his heart rate so they had me lay a different way. They also said I was 8cm now.A few minutes after that my son's dad's sister came in and then my aunt(who I was in contact with that morning) and my mom and my son's dad's mom came. Soon after that it was go time. I starting pushing and honestly it wasn't too terrible until his head started coming out was when I felt most of the pressure. I didn't really make any noises until that happened. He came out and they put him on my chest ,and I bawled. I wasn't expecting to cry that much and that hard but when you waited for that moment to finally happened and when you see your entire life looking up at you, your heart just melts.

Baby boy Grayson was:
 born on July 15th, 2019
11:32am after approx 14 hours in labor
   7lbs, 11 oz
   21 1/2 inches long

<3 Amanda