Saturday, October 18, 2008

Cameron Ryan Oldroyd

Cameron Ryan
October 15,2008
7:57pm
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.

29 comments:

Hess Fam said...

yea Danno!! I am so excited for you!! He looks so stinking cute! I just got your message yesterday. I'll have to make a trip out there one of these days. Congrats I am so glad everything went so well.

Kacy said...

Yeah I can't believe he is here. I am so glad that he is here and you guys are nice and healthy. That is awesome. He is such a little cutie. He is absolutely beautiful

Our Story said...

Congratulations! He is so very cute!

Erin Stones said...

I am so excited to hear that he got here okay! I had blood pressure issues with both my babies- so I understand that stress of being told that the baby is coming right away. He's adorable, congratulations!

johnandcourtney said...

WOW! Congrats, what a miracle baby. We cant wait to meet him. Let me know if you need anything. Thanks

Jenny said...

Oh congratulations! I'm so happy for you and that you and the baby are both okay and healthy! I'm glad that your blood pressure didn't get too high and that you were pretty close to your due date-Preclampsia is a scary thing! I'm happy for your little family! He is handsome; you can tell already! My best wishes and heart go out to you guys!!! Kiss your little baby, Cameron, for me. :) Love you!!! Jenny

Jenny said...

Oh...just a funny thing, I was going to tell you...Justin and I named our boy Ryan. And we really love the name Danielle, if we have another girl someday! Funny huh? Good names though. ;)

The Hillmans said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Please call if you need anything.

Allyson said...

Danielle, I am so very happy for you. I saw that Terra said something on facebook about a cute baby, and I wondered....I am glad everything turned out OK and that you and Cameron are doing well. CONGRATULATIONS!!!

meg said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! He is sooo cute. I am so happy for your family, it's growing. Glad to hear it all went okay. It's so amazing isn't it! Let me know if you ever need anything! YAHOO for the Oldroyds!

Alisha said...

Congrats ya'll! He is beautiful! Both of our babies got the Grandpa Oldroyd gagging reflex. They gag on their bottles & binkies all of the time! We're so happy for you!

Jen said...

Congrats! Im so happy for you guys!

The Shumway Family said...

Congrats! So happy for you! Glad baby and mom are doing well! Welcome Cameron!

Greg and Heather said...

I'm so happy for you! I was just wondering how you were doing. Let me know if you need anything. He's adorable and I love the name.

Jamie said...

Little Cameron is such a cutie! I am glad it is over for you and your home feeling good!
Congrats to your family!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous baby- congrats!!! I am so excited for you!

Lace said...

Congrats!!! I am so glad you both are doing so well. He is beautiful!!!

John & Britta said...

I just want to add my congrats and best wishes to everyone else's. He is so stinking cute!

Lindsay said...

YEAH Danni! I am soooooo happy for you. I want to scream. Congrats to both of you. He does have a little of both from what I could see on the pictures. I am so glad you made it through ok. Toxcemia is not a fun thing, at least he wasn't earlier than he was. Bryton was born 2 1/2 months early, 2 pds 5 oz. You're lucky. I will show my mom your blog. She will be so happy. Love ya

BrittneyandDoug said...

Congrats!! I am glad everything went okay. He is adorable!!

Nat said...

SO happy for you.

Whitney's said...

Congrats!! he his so cute, I'm so happy for you that you were able to experiance such an amazing moment in life.

Steve and Roxy said...

Dani Congrats on baby Cameron!!! I am so thrilled for the both of you!!! What a scare but it sounds like he is doing well. I wish I could bring you dinner... I came to the hospital the same day as you.. but looks like I wont be leaving for quite sometime. He is adorable and I cant imagine the feeling when you were able to see him for the first time!!

Mike and Chelsey said...

Thats so Exciting! I'm so Jealous you already had him!!! You made it sound like an easy labor. Wish me luck! 2 weeks left, it's so hard to work.
Good luck with everything

Kelli and Jeremy Whitney said...

He is beautiful! Congrats! I am so so very happy for you guys!

Shannon said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am sooooo happy for you. So happy things went well. Grandma has kept me updated. Can't wait to see him! Love the name you picked too!

Amy said...

Congrats Oldroyd Family! I am so out of the loop! I haven't checked blogs in so long it seems! Our little boys are only 5 days apart! I'm glad everything turned out alright! My mom is here with me and we just think he is adorable! Hope all is going well!

Jen said...

Congrats! i'm so excited for all of you! He is adorable and I am so glad everything went well!

Laurie said...

Congrats Dani! He is really cute. I am so excited for you and your family. You guys look adorable. Good Luck!