Wednesday, February 13, 2008

thank you!!

just wanted to tell my friends and family "thanks" for all
your comments and keeping up with the entire birth by reading the blog. It was the only way for me to reach everyone at

It's Wednesday morning and kaeden was circumcised thus morning. It was a quick,and seemed like painless, procedure. I was worried for him, but he is sleeping soundly like nothing is bothering him.

I am hoping they will let me go home today. I am waiting on the docs to
visit us today.

Eric is putting up pictures on the website
as I type this up. You should be able to view them at the following link:


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

it's a boy!

its almost 4am and I just woke up to feed kaeden. Sorry I didnt update you about all the action, but I was high as a
kite during the whole thing.

First of all, it was really scary. I was truly nervous and that is rare for me and surgical procedures. As they were prepping me in the O.R., I started to get nervous. They didnt let Eric in during the prepping. And they started the incision just as he walked in. I was a little upset with them about that because I really needed him.

I started to shake really bad and they kept asking me if I was cold. I wasn't cold just scared that they were about to cut a baby out of my body! It went by really fast. My anesthesiologist was great and walked me through the entire thing. That was very helpful.

When they pulled kaeden out, he started to cry. He kinda sounded like a duck with all that liquid in his lungs. It was weird hearing him and not seeing him because there was a big sheet covering everything. When they brought him around for me to see, you could just see his perfect little body! He was so beautiful and a very good size! While the nurses were cleaning him up, eric said the nurses kept saying he was a "nine ten". They kept saying it over and over and made a point to tell the doctor. Finally, eric had to ask what they were talking about. It was his color...he had near perfect skin color. He was perfect pink color. Not too white and not to yellow...just right.
He also has lots more hair then LT had. It's red and blonde! You can totally tell he's eric's kid.

So I was told by the anesthesiologist that I would pretty much be numb all over. I was! It was as if I was paralyzed. I also was very sleepy. I thought he gave me something to make me drowsey, but he didnt. He just kept injecting stuff into my epidural. I passed out, but could hear everything going on around me. It was so weird. I even paniced while passed out thinking I could slowly slip into death. When I would wake up, I was so dizzy and the room was spinning. The guy would start injecting my line with stuff to fix that, but it wasnt helping. I was completely loopy and barely remember anything.

Personally, I am bummed about it. I wanted to remember all this stuff but couldn't. So if I had to pick, I would take the pain of the vaginal labor any day!
So Kaeden Zane Thompson was born at 8:56 on Monday, February 11, 2008. He weighed 7 pounds and 12 ounces. He was 20-1/2 inches! The whole thing from start to finish was 13 long hours.

Okay, well I am getting sleepy and wanna pass out again!!! Pictures coming soon!


Monday, February 11, 2008

under the knife

thank you for your prayers!

It looks like I am still 3 cm dilated and the baby's head is not
making any progress. Therefore we are going in for a csection.

The reason is probably the baby is too big and his head might be tilted.

Gotta go! They are prepping me.


its still a wait

I know! I cant believe it myself. It's 6:20 and we have been here for approximately 11 hours. I
am shockingly dilated to 2 cm. For those who don't know, I have to reach 10 cm!

I am pretty much maxed out on my pitocin. The nurse came in and said that my NMU's are at 300, which is the highest a baby can take. Kaeden is a champ and is able to handle it....thankfully!

If you guys are out there reading this...please begin praying that my cervix starts opening up.

I am starving too. Haven't eaten since 6:30 this morning.


slowly getting there....

it's 4:30 and the doctor just checked me. They put an internal monitor in to check the intensity of the contractions. The pitocin is dosing at a high rate of 22 mL/hr.

I am only at 2 cm and I have a ton of fluids coming out...gross I know, but its a good thing. The baby is doing great. He's hanging in there pretty strong. He loves being in my belly and doesnt wanna come out!!

My parents should be arriving soon with LT to visit. Maybe the excitement will get me moving!


patiently waiting

So it is 3:08 pm and I am sitting in the hospital bed patiently waiting for the arrival of my new son. I thought this would be faster because they say it takes half the time of your first delivery. Well, I think that's a myth. We started inducing at 8am and it has been 7 hours already. My labor with LT took 14 hours.

I have to say the myth of being easier the second time is true. I sat here going through contractions and it was no where near as painful as last time. They just kinda felt like normal cramps. They broke
my water at 12:15 and I thought that would speed things up. My contractions got a little stronger, but nothing I couldn't handle. I finally got the epidural any way just to have it ready for delivery. It has helped because I can't feel any contractions at all. There were some negative side effects to the epidural though... My skin got really itchy and it felt like my left leg was all prickly.

I took a short nap, but feel like I am really ready to have the baby. I am starting to get impatient!

My parents stopped by just before I got the epidural. My mom brought some pretty flowers!
Somehow I will figure out how to attach pictures to my blog via email. Come back soon to check out my progress!

Ok so there's no way to post pictures via my phone...gotta wait until I get on the laptop.

On a final interesting left leg is completely dead. I can't lift it at all. What did the anesthesiologist do to me? I am a bit freaked out!