Wow! I can't believe Carsen James is here!! We are so excited! He arrived Saturday July 9, 2011 at 1:54am. He weighed 7lbs 12oz and 20in long. Many people have been asking about the birth story! Here is goes...
Friday night Jeremy and I were just hanging out at home watching America's Got Talent when I felt really sick to my stomach. I was running towards the bathroom getting sick and I felt a huge GUSH my first thought was like seriously I just peed my pants that bad... then I realized there is NO way I could have peed that much! haha So i knew it was my water. Contractions started immediately and they were very intense and 2-3 minutes apart. I called my parents and told them my water had broke but just stay at home for a bit since it would probably be a while. I was going to take my time and shower but the contractions were getting so intense we just headed to the hospital. At the hospital we got checked in and I couldn't even get checked in without several contractions which prolonged the process. Finally they got me into the triage room to hook me up to a monitor, confirm my water had broken and then check and see if they would admit me. We were sitting in there being monitored and the contractions were definitely about 2 minutes apart and continued to increase in intensity. A few minutes later I stated throwing up the contractions were so bad, I asked the nurse 'Isn't this a sign of transition' she said no its just the pain probably. Finally they got me into my own room and were trying to start the IV but the contractions were so bad and so close together they couldn't get it in. The resident doctor came in to do an ultrasound to confirm head down but couldn't even get that done the contractions were one on top of the other. I was asking for an epidural and they were trying to get my IV in so that would be possible about 30 seconds after that I started saying I have to push! They were like no you don't... I started to push so the resident checked me and sure enough I was complete and the baby was crowning. Jeremy was calling our parents saying they better hurry because the baby was crowning, my parents live an hour away luckily they had headed over but they were still about 25 minutes away! Jeremy's parents were still home but arrived around the same time as my parents! 22 minutes later he was out!! He was perfect they immediately put him on my chest and he started screaming! It was such a whirl wind not what I pictured at all but even though I felt every thing I wouldn't change a thing! My labor was exactly 3 hours long! The nurses all were teasing me that I will need to move into the hospital 2 weeks before my due date and Jeremy said he hoped he paid close enough attention in case he needed to deliver our next baby on the side of the road! Craziness... now without further ado here is my perfect little miracle!!
This was right after they put him on my chest... I still couldn't believe he was here already!
Going home from the hospital!