Friday, December 25, 2009

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

beckham's birth story...

My oh my...I cannot believe it has been 4 weeks. I have finally arrived to AZ and can finally take a breather! It has been so nice to be here and have help again... Ivy is also happy that she finally gets some attention back:) I am laying in bed sick today and just realized that I hadn't written anything down from the birth, and it scared me because I am already forgetting how everything went. So here it is as I remember.

11-22-09 I got a call around 8:00 p.m from the hospital to set up my induction. They told me that I needed to come in at 6:30 a.m to which I responded really!? You dont have anything a little later do ya!? The lady definetely put me in my place... and told me that was my time, and I wouldn't be able to be induced if I didnt come in then. Really I just did not want to get up that early considering that fact that in my mind it was going to be my LAST good night of sleep FOREVER! Johnny also had a couple classes in the morning that he didnt want to miss. I of course agreed to come in then, and johnny's dad agreed to attend his classes for him. I have never seen anyone SO excited to go attend college classes at BYU again..he was hilarious!

11-23-09 I got up at 5:00 due to miss Ivy wetting her bed! I gave her a bath, put her back to sleep in my bed, and took a shower. Then as I was sitting there in the bath, I get a call from the hospital telling me that they needed to bump me bc they had people come in over the night and didn't have a single room left. They told me to call back around noon to see if they had a room yet. So I tried to go back to sleep but of course ended up laying there for countless hours!

10:00 a.m. I got all my stuff packed and me my mom and my mother-in-law headed to walk the mall, in hopes that I could give my body a jump start on things.
12:00 called the hospital to see if they had room for me and they said that they were ready for me:)

12:30 p.m Headed for Timpinogis hospital for the big day!
1:30 p.m Was dilated to a 1.5 upon check- in and 70% effaced. got all hooked up with pitocin.
2:00 p.m. doctor broke my water (half way)
4:00 p.m dilated to a 3 and 80%

5:30 p.m doctor attempted to break my water again... def worked this time, I was Instantly in a LOT of pain, and decided I was ready for the "happydural."
5:45 anesthesiologist came in and gave me the epidural

6:00 my legs were numb but I could still feel all of the contractions in my stomach. NOT GOOD! I asked my nurse how long it was suppose to take and she told me that it works within 5 minutes for 98% of women. Great! It had been 15 for me, so my nurse called the anesthesiologist back in and he decided to dump more medicine in.

6:15 my legs were as dead as a door nail, but I could still feel everything in my stomach. Anesthesiologist came in again and dumped another dose of medicine.

6:45 finally moved to a 5

6:55 I started freaking out... I could still feel everything and the contractions were very intense. The medicine that he was adding was not helping at all. He came back in and told me that he was stummped. ( I did not like hearing those words coming out of him mouth!) Finally he decided to insert another one in, but before he did this he wanted to try and adjust it. He ended up pulling it out a little bit, and BAM! We were in business! He figured out that it was in a little too far. Needless to say I was finally a happy camper!

7:05 My nurse checked me, and I was a 7!

7:30 Got checked again and was a 10! I seriously could NOT believe how fast I moved once that epidural finally worked right. It was nuts! Dr Lamoureux came in a couple minutes later, and It was time to push!

7:37 p.m. After 5 easy pushes, our sweet little baby boy was born! He was flawless, I was instantly IN LOVE! He was the cutest thing I had ever seen:)

All in all, (besides the techical difficulties) I felt like my labor and delivery was a piece of cake! My doctor and nurse were amazing! I especially LOVED my nurse( not anymore than you kip:). She stayed in my room almost the whole time and had some pretty amazing techniques that helped me so much when that epidural wasn't working. I actually love being in labor and would do it everyday if I could! I love the rush, but more importantly seeing your beautiful creation for the first time is quite an amazing experience.


40 weeks on the dot!

here we go!

everyone who was present at the birth

johnny thinks its funny to take pictures of me when I am in pain

happy again!

Baby Beckham: 7 lbs 11 oz 21.5 inches long



johnny and the doc which they call "the midwife in a man's body" he was awesome!

my nurse