Saturday, May 7, 2011

Jaris Ivor Temple

Jaris Ivor Temple
April 30, 2011
7:58 pm...6 lbs 9 oz

He is here and he is perfect.  It all started Friday around 6 when I started having contractions.  They weren't very strong but they were a consistent 10 mins apart so I started to write down the times.  Then they started to get worse, not closer together just more intense.  Around midnight we decided to head to the hospital just in case something was happening and worse case they will just send us home.  So we got all set in the room and the nurse was coming in and out but not really giving me any idea of what was going to happen.  I was dilated to a 3 and my contractions were about 8 mins apart.  Finally at almost 4:30 am the nurse came in and said they were going to send me home.  She told me to try and get some rest...um really?! I'm having contractions 8 mins apart and they're not pleasant!  I wasn't a happy camper.  So we headed home to try and sleep which didn't go well.  They were still 8 mins apart and by 8 am they were 5 mins apart and really painful.  I was trying to be as quiet as possible so Brett wouldn't wake up but my moaning got a little louder each time and finally I told Brett I can't take anymore and we are going back and they WILL admit me.  So around 9:30 am we headed back and thank goodness I had a much better nurse and I was much happier that they were going to admit me.  We got all settled into the room, the nurse got my IV started and they asked if I wanted an epidural and I couldn't say yes fast enough!  I really don't know how women do it without one.  I was exhausted from the contractions I already had, let alone having them for hours upon hours and then pushing...no thank you!  But you are amazing if you can do it!  The epidural wasn't horrible like I thought it was going to be but don't get me wrong it did hurt bad, poor Brett's hand is probably still sore.  I did do really well though while she was putting it in and I hardly made a sound (very unusual when I'm being poked lol)!  After the epidural it was smooooooth sailing!  I felt nothing, I was able to catch up on some sleep, talk with family and actually enjoy the whole process.  We were getting closer to being ready to push when another woman came to the hospital and had to have an emergency c-section so I kind of got pushed to the side since there is only one doc on call during the weekend.  But finally I was ready to start pushing.  It's such a surreal experience when they come in and start getting the room ready for the baby.  This is it!  Brett was holding one leg and my mom held the other, my sisters were off to the side and off we went.  
My doctor wasn't on call so we had a different one and she was AWESOME.  We laughed the entire time in the room and it was such a fun atmosphere and I couldn't have asked for a better birthing experience.  I did have to push for awhile, I really thought I was going to bust a blood vessel in my brain because I was pushing so hard! I didn't feel a single thing, just pressure and that just helped me know when to push.  It was awesome and finally she told me to look down and there he was.  She placed him on my chest right away and the flood of emotions hit me and I was bawling.  This is my son, we did this, and he is perfect.  Brett cut the cord and then he was taken over to be all cleaned up and weighed.  I had all my family come in afterwards and it was just the most amazing day of my life.
We were able to go home on Monday and thanks to Brett's family our pantry was full and we had plenty of meals in the fridge.  Thanks to my mom, everything was put away and the house was spotless.  My mom has no idea how much I appreciate everything she is doing.  She is here everyday letting Brett and I catch up on sleep, putting things away and so on and so on.  Our support system is beyond amazing.
That's all I can get to for today, I'll update about our first few nights home in a little bit!























5 comments:

Mrs. Thornton said...

so beautiful it made me cry :)

Cess Erickson said...

So precious!! Made me cry! I am so truly happy for you Amber & Brett!! You will be amazing parents!

Anonymous said...

Amber you know Grandma, cried right along with the rest of them. Such wonderful memories and you have them all right in here, that is so awesome.

miles3_17 said...

I cried through that one too! Brings back such strong emotions and such a blessing of an experiene. I love Jaris to pieces and can't wait to watch him grow and grow with ours!! Love you all!

Cæcilie said...

How cute is your baby! Congrats from denmark