6lbs 6 oz.
20 inches long
Well as you can see our little boy was born. Yep, a little bit early. Last week at my apointment I was showing signs of Preeclampsia (Toxemia). So I went back the next day and the next and my blood pressure kept going up and there was still protein in my urine. Not to mention my hands and feet were getting more and more tingly/swollen. So Monday they said to wait a day and come to my 37 week apointment on Wednesday. Tuesday Ryan and I figured that I would be put on bed rest so we got as much done as we could packed our bag, cleaned up his room, set up the bassinet. So Wednesday morning I go to my apointment and Dr. Twede is talking to me about how my blood pressure was now 150/95 and this time the protein was higher and there was blood in my urine. I was sitting there waiting for the words "okay you are going on bed rest". Instead he said... well you and the baby's health is more important and we will have to start you. I was thinking "okay that is fine" expecting sometime next week. NOPE... instead he said "Well how about like an hour?" We were shocked.
I immediately started to cry, I suddenly realized that this was it, ready or not. I was so scared. So we went home grabbed our bag and Brooklynn's bag and dropped Brooklynn off at her aunt Allyson's house. This picture was taken at Allyson's house on the way to the hospital
We went to the hospital around 12:30pm and got checked in got the IV started and got the pitocin going. I was already having some contractions but couldn't really feel them yet. Dr. Twede came and broke my water around 1:30 I was only a 2 but 90% effaced. Ryan and his mom went to get lunch and about 20 minutes later I started really feeling the contractions. Finally after I couldn't handle the pain anymore I got the epidural and that was wonderful. Almost immediately. They checked me and I was already a 7 1/2. So we just hung out for a few hours. Around 6:30 they checked me and I was a 10 and so we started pushing. Suddenly my heart rate went up to the 160's so we had to stop for a little bit and they gave me some oxegen. But then got started again. Our little guy was born at 7:57 pm.
When they laid him on my tummy I just started crying and the first thing I noticed was he had his daddy's full lips. What a cutie. But then they took him and cleaned him off and weighed him etc. When he was first born he had one big cry but they couldn't get him to cry anymore. He had a bunch of gunk in his lungs and they gave him shots and did everything they could to get him to cry. He was just so mellow. Everything ended up being fine and he'll cry now when he is hungary or you mess with him too much, but for the most part he is very mellow.
So outside the room we had Brooklynn come in first, she was so excited. Then we had grandparents. Well outside the room everyone was waiting for their turn to come and Brooklynn went out and decided to get Tyler. So this little 2 year old got to see the baby before anyone else. Then we had most of our siblings there and some neices and nephews. It was very nice and special to share this with our family.
We got home Friday afternoon and are both doing great. I feel really good. Brooklynn loves him so much and can't wait to wake up and hold him and give him kisses.
Now we are noticing more things about his looks. He has Ryan's dark hair and definately has Ryan's nose and lips (the lips are also from his grandma Oldroyd) and my chin, (that is a Dennis trait). And he has two dimples on the his cheeks (like me) and another by his lip (just like Brooklynn's). He also gets his sneezes and gag reflex from his Grandpa Oldroyd. He gags very easily, the nurses were surprised at how much he gagged. And the sneezes... he will sneeze like 7 times in a row just like his grandpa. What a good little mixture from both families.
Thanks for all the prayers and love and support throughout the years and this pregnancy. We are so happy to have Brooklynn and Cameron in our lives.
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