9.23.2010

the story of Grayson

Our little family of 3 is now home and settled! I thought that before I forget all the details of my labor/delivery, I better share them! So sit back & relax, here is the story of how we met the most handsome little boy in the world...
Grayson must have known how impatient I was being. He was PROMPT! I did my 40 week post on Saturday afternoon & only a few hours later my water broke in our kitchen! Ben was working until 10 that night so I sent him a "911" text and he scurried on home. By the way, your water breaking? ew.
The picture above is my last picture at our house before we left for the hospital. I was READY!! We got to the hospital at 7:30 & went straight upstairs. I explained what had happened (ya know...gigantic gush of water soaking my kitchen floor) and do you know what the test results were?? negative. Seriously?! They said it was possible that I had 2 sacks of water and that only the first one had broken. My awesome nurse knew I was ready to have that baby & convinced the doctor to let me stay overnight to see what would happen.
I got an ambien to sleep (yay!) and got up around 1 in the morning to use the bathroom and of course water #2 broke. Enter contractions & a fuzzy recollection of actual events thanks to the ambien. Contractions were not horrible and neither was the epidural. Go time!
I was in labor all night & started pushing at 10 am on Sunday. I was already exhausted before I started pushing...like falling-asleep-in-the-midst-of-labor tired. I pushed for 2 solid hours with zero progress and finally told my nurse "no, thank you." He was too big and was not going to come out of there on his own! C-Section it was....followed by a 10 minute panic attack/tearfest because I was so mad I couldn't have my baby my way.
The C-section was not as bad as I thought it would be. I remember being deliriously tired & it did not hit me that I would meet our little man in the next few minutes.
The second I heard that little scream I started crying. I remember everyone talking about what a big baby he was. He had big lungs, too:) I love this picture of my little bird screaming his head off...really shows what a long day we had already had! Ha!
Most favorite moment of my life was meeting Grayson. He was absolutely perfect. Love at first sight.
A very proud daddy!
our BIG boy weighed 9lbs 1 oz and was 21 inches long..no wonder he wouldn't fit!
Grayson is beautiful with dark blue eyes and blonde hair...little surfer baby!
Our new family of 3 (or 6 if you include the pups!)
We are so happy to be home & out of that hospital. We are busy enjoying our baby & learning all about him. He is doing wonderful...he weighed 8lbs 5 oz today at his first pediatrician visit & has NO jaundice-yay! Thanks for all of your sweet words & encouragement...we really appreciate it! Hard to believe that this baby is finally here!

8 comments:

KatieB. said...

He's precious! Congratulations on a healthy and sweet birth story!

Mary said...

Aaww, you told the story beautifully...made me tear-up a bit. :) He is perfect and I know you are so happy to have him home with you!

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful baby! Congratulations! When you said that your favorite moment of your life was meeting him...cue tears! AHHHH! So sweet! I better dry it up now so my co-workers don't think I am a lunatic!

The LaJeunesse Family said...

I am SOOO glad he is finally here!! He is so beautiful. Congratulations sweet girl!

jeannie said...

Very moving Laura.....made me weepy to know you cried when you were going to have a section and then good weepy when you cried when you saw Grayson. He is one blessed little boy, just as you and Ben are blessed parents. So proud of both of you!

Amanda said...

Congratulations, Laura!

Alex Faucette said...

Oh my goodness! Finally glad to hear about the birth. You poor thing! I think I'd cry too if I had to have a c- section, but I'm glad things went okay. So...now I want to hear about your ankle. We'll be coming up Oct.22nd for Brady's 2nd birthday. Not sure if I can wait till them to meet Grayson. Let me know if you need anything!

Mallorie said...

So one of my favorite things to do is go back in peoples blog history and read their birth stories! :-) love yours!!! Have any advice?! :-)