What an experience having a baby is especially the first one when you have no idea what to expect! But a memorable one when you get to share the whole thing with your best friend!! I chose not to take any birthing classes because the way I saw it was regardless when it's time the baby is coming whether you were warned ahead of time or not. We had talked about it and decided Brandon would be my sweet friend up at my head just making sure I was okay while going through the whole process :) He wasn't real interested in "seeing" the whole thing. I have always been around children, changing diapers, loving on them, carrying them around like they were my own since as long as I can remember; but having your own is different!
And so our story begins....My doctors were awesome all throughout the pregnancy! I loved them all and knew no matter who I had deliver Karson it was going to be perfect. So I went in for my checkup and the Doctor decided I was far enough along he would induce me...after-all Dr. Gower was on call that night and the whole next morning and I loved him so it worked out great!! We loaded up the car, headed to the hospital, and then called the family :) Of course they all wished they had been there right then, but we explained to them Karson would not be here til sometime tomorrow. They started me with Pitocin and I can remember being in so much pain...of course the part no one warned you about...."Oh the epidural is the miracle drug"...okay but how bout that time before you get that :) So we were sitting there and I was holding on and doing good for a while and then the contractions got closer and closer and still no pain meds. "So this is what real labor is like!" I say as I look at my husband sitting beside me being the best partner (might I add I never had to tell him to Shut Up or your bothering me or anything!!) and then the contractions got worse and now its "So Adam & Eve made all of this pain happen!" And then Dr. Gower finally came in and said you can have an epidural anytime you want..."I'll take that right now!!" And after that it was smooth sailing!! Finally relaxed again.
|Thanks to my husband for his great photo capturing skills!!|
With just the three of us in there, Tammy says "okay, push!" and Brandon says "wooooo, don't we need to get a doctor in here!" Tammy's reply of "oh no, not yet we're good!" sends that look to Brandon's face of once again no one warned me about this! And here I am just pushing away as much as I can because I am gonna have this baby!!! After 15 minutes, "Oh I can see his head...come on girl, you were born to push" our sweet little nurse explains! And then Daddy replies "We really need a Doctor in here I don't think I am qualified for this :)"
Oh what a fun memory now as I look back on it...In walks the Doctor. (Dr. Troutman delivered Karson which once again could not have been a more perfect doctor to have there that day) Daddy still at one leg, Tammy at the other, and one more nurse waiting on Baby Karson. And five minutes later Karson arrived at 2:39 PM on April 15, 2011....weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces and 20 inches long!
And what a miracle of an experience! What an awesome day!! We laugh and cut up about everything that went on that day and how we could not have asked for a better nurse, but we also are in awe of the way God has created life! Who knew you could love something so quickly. That you could fall in love right there...or better yet that you have fallen in love with him long before you get to meet him face to face and now you see him for the first time and realize all the reasons you love him even more! And yet the feeling is mutual to....as he lays right there on your chest and he realizes this is his comfort being outside the womb.
Only God can create such a Masterpiece!!!
|And then there were Three!!|