Monday, March 5, 2012

Austin! Part 4

The last part!!!

My body progressed really fast so I was grateful I wasn't in labor for too long, and my epidural worked like a champ. During my progression they started to get the room ready for baby Austin to arrive and everything was really starting to sink in. My doctor showed up and checked me and I was ready to go! He also mention that he is sure that I won't be pushing too long because he will probably just slide out because his head felt small, and that was a sigh of relief. So a half hour later everything was ready, the doctor was dressed, and the baby nurse was on stand by.  My nurse prepped me and refreshed my memory on how to push.
I stared pushing around 3:45pm and my nurse and my doctor assured me again that he'd be here in no time(20min max). Pushing was exhausting! I wasn't having regular contractions so I had long breaks in between pushes so they asked if I could push 4x in a row instead of the normal 3x. I agreed but it made me more exhausted and I started breathing through my mouth...big mistake.
I was about to lose everything in my stomach! Thankfully I didn't and my nurse told me that breathing through my mouth might get me more oxygen but it was also feeling my belly with air.
Well, Austin could be seen and I was only a couple of more pushes away. However it wasn't 20min it ended up being 45min because Austin wasn't the 6lb baby everyone thought.
Austin was born at 4:26pm. It was one of the happiest moments of our marriage seeing that little bundle of joy. When he came out my doctor immediately said this boy is big! He's easily over 8lbs, no wonder he didn't come so fast. 
Austin didn't come out and cry and he actually never cried and it worried all of us but his oxygen levels were just fine. Austin came out moaning though! And we have it on video and it is hilarious. Anyway I didn't get to hold Austin right away because of that issue and that was a bummer but I was ok that the nurse was making sure he was ok and Gary was taking pictures. Austin ended up being 8 lbs 9oz. Throughout my whole pregnancy everyone told me how small I was and I had to keep assuring them that my baby was measuring right on track. Well, I was right!
When they finally decided Austin was OK they asked if I wanted to hold him! DUH!
So the nurse started bring my bed up so I wasn't laying down. Well, in just a few seconds I went from feeling like I was going to pass out and Gary had already set Austin on my lap. I quickly told them that I was about to faint and the ceiling was spinning. Gary quickly grabbed Austin and the nurse put me back down.
I had lost way more than the normal amount of blood loss and was still losing some.
My doctor wasn't done with me until 45min after Austin's once he was done my Mom and sister came in and held him and then he got his first bath.
Finally I was able to sit up slightly after all of this and hold my boy and give him tons of kisses! He was absolutely perfect and he had the best little cheeks to smooch on. Oh it was wonderful!
And that is the end of his birth story!
Austin has been a joy and he still moans:)

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