Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Paxton's Birthday

Two and a half months late is better then never, right?!...I just want to have it recorded somewhere. So Thursday April 5 about 10 am or so I had my 38 week appt. (days late since my doc was sick that Monday). I was feeling good and was measuring at 4/5 centimeters! Since I was almost 39 weeks we went ahead and scheduled an elective induction for that coming Saturday morning. After my appt I took Paisley to McDonald's for a happy meal and to play since she was good while waiting with me at my appt. While there I was having contractions on and off. We headed home and I laid in bed while Paisley watched cartoons. The contractions started about 1 pm and were coming every 10 minutes, some were only every 6 to 8. I text Josh at work and told him what was going on...and let him know he might need to come home early. (I had called my mom earlier in the day expecting to deliver Saturday so she changed her flight to Friday. I thought I still had a day to clean and grocery shop.) Contractions continued regularly so after about 3 hours of laying in bed I told Josh I thought he needed to come home. After that I called up my friend Hillary, I let her know what was going on and asked if she could watch Paisley for me while we were at the hospital.(Both Grandma's were out of state!) Of course she said yes! (Thanks again Hillary!!) She got to our place a little while later and off she went with our little Paisley girl! I finished getting the bag ready and cleaning up in between contractions while I was waiting for Josh. He got home about 4-ish and thought we should relax for a little while!!?! I think he was in shock about what was happening! :) I told him I didn't want to "relax" that I wanted to go to the hospital asap!(Surprisingly I wasn't nervous, guess I was just ready to meet my little guy!) The contractions had gotten better so I was worried they would send me home, so we left our bags in the car just in case. We checked in about 5 or so and when they checked me I was at an 8! I made it clear that I wanted an epidural, that I did not want to feel this baby coming out! They did not want to speed up my labor since I needed antibiotics so they did not break my water. I had two doses of antibiotics in about 4 hours I think and an epidural. By the time I was done with that I was a 9+ and they broke my water. The epidural was not exactly working so I was in quite a bit of pain. I just laid there crying when they told me it was time to push it hurt so bad, so the lovely anesthesiologist came in and gave me a quick extra dose and I felt lots better. Time to push! I pushed several, several, several times and about 30 minutes later out he came!(sure beats 2 1/2 hrs of pushing with Paisley) 8 pounds 6 ounces and 21 inches long! Mr. Paxton Joshua Brown. It was definitely easier the second time around, but it was just as exciting and such a happy experience. I was bummed that Paisley was not able to come visit us at the hospital since it was cold/flu season. But Josh picked her up from Hillary's the next day and she got to see him through the window and I got to go out and talk to her so that was nice. She was so happy to finally get to meet her little Brother! After a slow going 48 hours we were released and were able to head home. We loved him the instant we found out we were having baby #2 and we loved him even more when we first got to see his sweet chubby face! We are grateful for both of our "bundles of joy" even though some days I may feel a bit crazy in the head and tired. We are thankful to be able to have children and feel blessed to be their parents. We couldn't be happier. :)

1 comment:

sheila said...

I love birth stories!!! I'm so glad you are both healthy. and glad that Josh has his little basketball player. Congrats again!!!