Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Brady is here! Updates on my little man!

(By the way, if you are going to deliver soon, be warned that what happened to me is not normal!!!)

The past few days have been crazy. I labored for 15 hours, and was making no progress, and hadn't slept all night. Got the epi, and dilated to 2 cm after what seemed like days. The Epi wore OFF around 5, and then I started to spike a fever.

After talking it over with Blake and my nurses, I was wheeled away to the OR for a C-section. My water broke at like 8 on Sunday night and was given antibiotics to prevent infection but something was going on. I was not making any progress, and he had been in there too long without fluid.

He was delivered by C-Section at 6:33 pm, weighing 7lbs and 8 ounces (i can't believe how tiny he is) The EPI wasn't working right, and I was feeling some of it during the C-section, and once the baby was out they gave me pain meds, and I got knocked out. I did get to see Blake see him for the first time, and that was the most amazing thing.

At the time, they thought he inhaled fluid but turns out there are air pockets in his lungs. His is in the special care nursery, and doing good so far. He is on an IV and antibiotics. I was so out of it after the c-section that I didn't really get to see him. I got to hold him around 9, and fell in love. he looks like his daddy, down to his nose! He had a head of dark hair and is the cutest thing I have ever seen!

(I have better pics but I can't reach my camera right now, lol!)


It's kind of hard to see him attached to all those wires, but he is wide eyed and alert! They haven't had to go to any other measures (breathing tube, etc) so that is good but he is not out of the woods yet. I talked to the nurse this morning, and she said he is snoozing away, but that he had a few episodes of the rapid breathing, but again no extreme measures had to be taken, so i guess that is good.

They are going to have me pump since i am bed ridden right now, and my nurse just told me she would take me to see him later. I hate that I can't do anything, and that I can't even move. I can't be there for my baby, and my heart is aching.

I made Blake go home and get a good nights rest since we had a long two days here and to take care of Piper and Lily but once he gets back, he is going to see Brady.


I will tell you that my experience at this hospital (Missouri Baptist) has been awesome down to the wonderful anesthesiologist. Last night, they wheeled my BED into the NICU to see him (well, they call it the Special Care Nursery.) I was shaking like a leaf during the c-section from the meds and they took great care of me.

Anyway, back to Brady! If you could please say a little prayer for him, I would appreciate it!

19 comments:

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

PRAYERS...PRAYERS..PRAYERS...!!! I pray that God watches over Brady adn makes him very well very soon!!! I am praying for you too that you recover quickly and easily. I am so happy he has finally arrived and your journey is over and you will be in my prayers for sure!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

PRAYERS...PRAYERS..PRAYERS...!!! I pray that God watches over Brady adn makes him very well very soon!!! I am praying for you too that you recover quickly and easily. I am so happy he has finally arrived and your journey is over and you will be in my prayers for sure!

Mrs.Tron said...

Sorry you had to go through all of that, it's tough. You and Blake are strong, all my vibes are being sent to Brady. He's a handsome one.

Lynn said...

Welcome to the world, Brady! Congrats Amy & Blake--your son is adorable!

Shannon said...

Amy I'm so sorry that your experience wasn't the typical labor & delivery experience. I know right now it's hard to not have your son in your room with you and be able to do those things but rest assured they are taking VERY good care of him. I will say prayers for you and your family and can't wait to see more pictures. Let me know if you have any NICU questions.

Jessica said...

Congrats to you and your hubby on a beautiful baby. Welcome Brady!

Jennelle said...

Congrats again, Amy! He's absolutely adorable, and I'm praying for a speedy recovery for you both. I'm glad to hear that MoBap has been wonderful, and I hope you both get to come home soon!

Kristal said...

Congrats Amy!! I'll be keeping Brady in my thoughts and prayers.

Sarah said...

Yay for falling in love with your little guy! Who wouldn't, though? He's a cutie!!

Seriously though Amy, sounds like you had a tough delivery, but that's still awesome that they took good care of you at MoBap. Here's to a speedy recovery for the both of you. Keep us posted on his progress!

Katie said...

He is adorable Amy!! Congrats again to you and Blake! Prayers are coming your way!

Meredith said...

Congrats to you both!

Can't wait to see the look on hubs' face when he sees our little one for the first time :)

Lisa said...

CONGRATS mommy!!! He will be in your arms in no time.

Cecilia said...

OMG!! He is soooooo precious!!!! I will pray for speedy recoveries for the both of you. Congratulations!!!!

Coree said...

Congratulations!!! He is adorable!

Wishing you a speedy recovery and sending your new lil family thoughts and prayers!

N. said...

Congratulations! You're a mommy! Well, you already were, but... ;)
Brady is adorable. I'm keeping you all in my prayers.

Julia said...

Congrats again, Amy. Many thoughts to you and Brady.

Emily said...

Congrats! My thoughts and prayers are definitely with little Brady.

a little twig birdhouse said...

Sayings tons of prayers for you! Congratulations on a beautiful baby!! xoxo.

d.a.r. said...

congrats!!! what a cutie!