Friday, July 29, 2011

Michael Thomas is here!!

Our little bundle of joy arrived July 25th at 4:05pm. We are so happy to have him here. He is such a good little guy, and so far things are going great!

So here is the birth story: I started having contractions at 2 am on Monday morning, I didn't really think much of it, I didn't think I was going to have this baby for another week and a half. My real due date was Aug. 4th and I had scheduled my c-section for Aug 2nd hoping I could try for a vbac (vaginal birth after c-section) and I went back to sleep. At like 4am I couldn't really sleep through them and they were getting harder and harder. I figured if I was going into labor I would have to be in a LOT more pain to have the baby so I just decided to wait until I couldn't handle them any more. My contractions were 3-4 mins apart but not a minute long since 4am and they were slowly getting worse as time went by, but I could still handle talk through them. By 7am I a called my mom and told her I had been having contractions since 2am, she said if i could still handle them I should wait to go to the hospital, so I did just that.
At 8am, I called my SIL and I told her about my contractions and then she came over to help me get through them. I wanted to wait to go to the hospital as long as possible because I wanted to have an un-medicated vaginal birth, I thought this way I could increase my chances of having a vaginal birth since with the epidural you have to be laying down most of the time, and I wanted to stay active during labor to help my body dilate. My SIL came at 9 and by 10:15-ish we decided it was time to go to the hospital, so I stayed home while Greg took Scott to his Grandma Crockett's house and when he came back, we went to the hospital. We got to the hospital at 11:00ish and I was dilated to a 4 and 80% effaced. By the time they put me in my room (they were very slow) it was around 1pm. At like 3:15pm I was at a 5+ and 90% effaced, after that my contractions were getting stronger and a little closer together. By 3:30pm, my water broke and by 3:45ish I was ready to push the baby. I pushed for about 15mins and Michael came out!! I was so happy!! I was able to hold Michael right away and I was wide awake ready to hold him, something I wasn't able to do with Scott. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to have this baby vaginally, it was hard while I was in labor because I would doubt myself that I could do it since my body didn't do what it was supposed to when I had Scott. I had the support of my husband, mom and my SIL-Halley. They were awesome and very helpful!!

Here we are waiting to get checked.

I love this picture! My little one is so cute!!


Amy said...

You are a rockstar!!! I'm so proud of you for doing it naturally and so so glad everything went better. Here's hoping recovery is 10 thousand times easier too. :D

I love that little guy already. Anytime you need some time alone with him, feel free to send Scott right over here. Tommy's always glad for a playdate, and I can even come pick up Scott if you'd like. Really, put me on speed dial.

K8's Books said...

Eva...what a great story! I'm glad you wrote it down, because over time, you forget (hard to believe, I know...but after 8.5 years, I've forgotten details about Cambri's birth that I'm glad I wrote down!) Congrats to you and your family! He's precious!!!

K8's Books said...

(btw...K8's Books is Katy Craner)....just so you know!, ha ha ha ha

Sarah said...

Oh you look so gorgeous after having a baby, what a handsome litle one, Congrats! I need to come visit. Love ya girlie.

Joanna McGuire said...

He is so cute!! Good for you for going natural and being able to do a vbac this time. I am glad everything went smooth. Congrats!!!

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