Colton Reid Day
June 24 2008
7lb.3oz 20 inch
Colton's coming home outfit
Daddy and Colton on his birthday
Mommy and Colton Our family!
UPDATE ... may 13th
So...Almost a year later I am reading through the blog and I realize I never told anyone why we had the baby the day after the induction was cancelled.
On Tuesday I woke up, sad and done with being pregnant, I got dressed and ready for the day and my Dr. called asking me to come in for an ultrasound at 12. I was a nervous wreck because I had already had one unexpected US and I wasn't sure why my Dr. would call me in (at lunch) for another US. I called Zak and asked him to meet me at the Dr. and headed to hang out with my mom until the appointment. I know, deep down, I was excited that she was calling me. I thought maybe just maybe she was trying to find a reason to get me a bed at the hospital but I really didn't get my hopes up. I was also nervous that she found something and was calling me in out of concern. (You know me the constant worrier.) I met Zak at the Drs office and we went in for the ultra sound. As the technician was putting the jelly on my tummy the Dr. walked in and said I've seen enough (she saw a leg). It's time for you to go to the hospital. She called and they had a room available at 2. She sent us on our way to pack and head up to the hospital. She said she would see us there. As we were leaving she told me she just wanted to have an excuse to get me a bed that is why she called me in ( I knew it!). At that moment I've never been so happy. It was a feeling I will never forget. Before we even got out of the elevator we made the "it's time" calls to our parents. It was pouring with rain when we left the office but we got home packed and arrived at the hospital by 2PM and the process started. ALL of our family was there and stayed with us until the end. The hospital was very accommodating because we had a very very large group. Thankfully I was in a huge room and they were all able to hang out until I was ready for a "visitor break". We didn't keep exact time but this is what I remember.
3:30 Pitocin started.
6-6:30 water was broken. Sometime after this I asked for pain medicine which made me totally loopy and not able to remember a lot (will not take that next time).
9:30ish epidural. The epidural was given twice because after the first try I could still feel one side of my body. I was scared about the epidural. I can remember asking the Dr. what happens if I have a contraction and can't be still while you give the epidural. He rudely answered, "You have to". I'm proud to say I sat still TWO times because he couldn't do it right the first time.
10:30 I started pushing but had to slow down because we had to wait on the Dr. Zak was afraid the nurse would deliver the baby. At that point I didn't care who delivered him as long as he was delivered. Dr. K made it in just in time to help me push for just a bit and watch Sports Center with Zak and the nurse. Who let them turn that on? I was too tired to even care by this point. I remember taking naps between pushes and having to stop the Dr. and Zak from talking to push.
11:30PM, on the dot, our little guy joined the world and our lives forever!
It's all so surreal to look back on now, almost a year later. I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember the amazing happiness I felt all day long.