Thursday, May 26, 2011

My love bug

Here he is.  The most precious gift God ever gave me, among my many many blessings.  Casey.  A sweet little name for a sweet little boy. 

Casey was born on May 9th at 6:39pm.  He weighed 7 lbs and 15 oz.  I woke up around 2:30 am and started to labor...phew it was painful! I had back labor because he was posterior.  We waited at home until around 7:30 am and I said "let's go I don't care if they send me home I want drugs as soon as possible!"  When I arrived at the hospital I was 6 cm dilated and I was so happy!  I labored for a couple more hours naturally and then around 10 am got an epidural and life became oh so good!  I had an extremely pleasant afternoon just waiting to fully dilate. 

I was fully dilated at around 3:30pm but he was still posterior so the nurses and my mom and husband did all kinds of things to get him to flip...which he did.  Then it was time to push and the nurse said a first time mom with an epidural will usually have to push for 3 hours.  I said "not me."  I am super determined when I want to be...some would say stubborn I say determined!  Well I cut that time in half...with every ones help!  Honestly even though at times I thought while I was pushing that I would never do this was the most beautiful moment of my life.  The pushing ends...babies come out...that's the good part! 

At one point my mom was counting me through my contraction/pushing and then my husband tried to count but he was too nice and I needed firmness.  So they started to count at the same time and then nobody counted and in the middle of my pushing I yelled "NOBODIES COUNTING!"  And everyone laughed even me, well I laughed in my head because I was busy.  There was a high school student who volunteers at the hospital because she wants to be a nurse and I was happy that she got to witness the joy of helping someone through labor.  Nurses are so awesome and their job is so under-appreciated. There were so many amazing things to remember from that day!

Now It's been two and a half weeks with our precious baby.  He's cute, sweet, he smells good, he loves the car and being in a moby.  I love him so much and I just pray that God gives us the wisdom as parents to raise him well.  Casey, your name means brave...and we pray that you are brave in honoring God in all that you do, welcome little one!