Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Henry's birth

Friday morning a little after 2am I woke up and knew I was in labor. So I woke Will up and told him and he told me "give it a minute and go back to bed." I told him to get up cause we had to pack a bag and get some cleaning done before my mom came! So he got up got dress and so did I. I called my mom and told her to come in 20 minutes. By the time she got to our house and we told her how the morning should go with the kids and Jordan going to school it was 3:30ish and we were on our way to the hospital. I was getting nervous cause I had group B strep and had to get 4 hours of meds before I had Henry and didn't think that would happen.



So by the time we were triage and I got to the labor room and the IV of meds started it was somewhere around 5am. I was asked if I wanted the epidural but since I wasn't in a lot of pain I said not now. I was 6cm at this time and doing okay with the pain.



I had thought about going drug free this whole pregnancy but hadn't told anyone just in case I wimped out. So I asked Will for a blessing and afterwards asked what he thought I should do. He said he felt I shouldn't get it. I got mad at him because I was in PAIN!



7am and I told Will to call my mom and tell her if she wanted to be in the room she needed to hurry cause I didn't think it would be much longer. A few minutes later the nurse checked me I was still a 6 and she was leaving so I got a new nurse who checked me and I was 6 but as she was checking I became an 8 and Henry's heart rate was dropping fast. She yelled for another nurse told me to get on my side. Called the Doctor asked for the NICU to be on standby and it was go time. Will said it all happened in about a minute and Henry was born at 7:40am....



With the cord wrapped around him and not breathing. He was also facing the wrong way, which was very painful! He was head to toe purple. The silence in the room was so scary to me. They finally got him to breath and cry but I didn't get to hold him for 40 minutes. In fact I didn't move for an hour I was so tired and overwhelmed! I did ask "so it's a boy right?" Will laughed and said "yes it's a boy!"

So he came into the world fast weighing 7 pounds and was 18 inches. I am totally in love with him and so glad he is part of our family! I just hope this is the last time he gives me a mild heart attack! If you look at his hands and tummy you can see they are still purple:( When I saw this for the 1st time I cried.



Me and my little man. I know I look like heck but I did just have a baby drug free!




Sweet baby face!





Bob loves being a big brother!






All my crazy kids!







11 comments:

Luann said...

Reina- Jared had the cord around his head too! Maybe it's a third child thing. Although his problem slowed down my labor. It didn't really affect his heart rate too much, although he was pretty purple when he came out.
My SIL had an experience where she felt the spirit prompt her not to have an epidural. My niece had the cord around her neck and her stats dropped with each push. My SIL only avoided a C-section because she was able to push that baby out quick! If she'd had an epidural she may not have been able to.
It's amazing how the Lord directs us. Be grateful for a wonderful husband who has the priesthood! I'm so glad your little Henry is doing well.

Heather (wife to Dave, mom to Jenna and Adam) said...

Wow! So he didn't get an infection like Adam from coming so quick? Lucky! Glad he's okay and you got to take him home. We're sick around here, but I will call you when we are ready to come visit. Can't wait to meet him.

TrishAnderson said...

Wow - what a story. I am glad everything is ok now. Congrats!!!!

Jenn and Kylann said...

Wow! That had to of been so scary! I'm so glad he's doing great though!

Adam and Samantha said...

Crazy!!! That would have been so scary not to hear him scream and cry right away. I'm so glad everything is ok and you have a cute little baby, he really is cutie! And NO epidural, I'm impressed! Your way tougher than me! We'll have to come by once Malia gets over her dang cold, can't wait to see him. Call me when you get a chance!

lizardofoz said...

YEA!! great job going drug-free! I'm curious to see if you think your recovery is easier. So glad he's healthy. You're an awesome mom!

Ashley and Spencer Bunn said...

scary, I think mackenzie had the cord around hers a little too but I don't know they never said and all my sister said that she saw him move the cord. I almost had a drug free birth too but i chickened out but i was almost not able to get it. enjoy the 4 kids. :)

Carolina said...

Reina, First of all I need to tell you that you are amazing! No pain meds?!!! And for having gone through all that - you look great! I am so glad everything worked out well in the end! When Hannah (our 4th) was born, she wouldn't start breathing. She too turned colors I didn't want her to have and her heart-rate dropped to the point where they had to start chest-compressions. I remember the lack of crying and how awful that silence was. I am just so grateful for delivering in a hospital with medical staff who were well trained! It is such a blessing to have the gospel (and the priesthood) when we are scared, we need guidance or we just need an eternal perspective!
Congratulations again!

Darin and Elaina said...

So glad that Henry and Momma are doing well and good!! What a blessing.

Janalee said...

I am so proud of you for going natural!! I've never done that so I look up to anyone who does.

Abbey had that same problem and it was sad and scary. She loves it when I tell her the story about it.

Morgan & Jared Hochstettler said...

I know you just told me the story yesterday but I still teared up reading it! I'm so glad he's healthly and well. He looks soooo cute!! I can't wait to see him for reals in a few weeks! Oh, and again congrats for doing it drug free! Looking back, was it a good experience or if you get preggo again, will you opt for the epidural?