Welcome Teagan Amana Green!
Thursday, December 19th
7 lbs. 1 oz.
*Contractions Began at 2:30am on 12/18/08
*Contractions cont'd through and water broke at home at 3:15am on 12/19/08
*We had the car all packed and over to the hospital by 3:30am -- Found we were dilated to a 3 and effaced 90%
*4:15am - Dilated to a 4, 95% effaced
*By 6am I was hooked up to an epidural and waiting for the big arrival
*By 11am my epidural wore off :( -- and now only dilated to a 5, 95% effaced and concern of a swollen cervix that would no longer dilate meaning I would possibly need an emergency C-section
*1pm Had epidural removed and another one put in (became belligerant with anesthesiologist) -- still only at a 5
*4pm Dilated to a 7. 2 Dr's on call for emergency C-section just in case
*5pm 2nd epidural wore off (drip not working for me either)
*5:15pm Dilated to a 10 and 100% effaced
*5:20pm Worst nightmare come true... They told me to push and no working epidural
*6:50pm Teagan was born into the world
We have finally brought our little guy home. What a crazy couple of days. After 42 hours of labor, 2 epidurals, one supportive daddy and one deliriously exhausted mommy, we have a new baby boy ...and worth every moment of it. We have pictures on so many different cameras that I need to combine them and put more up. I have to admit. I did in deed look like a blubbering train wreck right after I delivered, so I won't be posting any pictures of me. lol But, I'm proud to say that I feel SO much better than I did. After he came out, dad cut the cord, and they whisked him off to weigh him, test him and give him a bath. The nurses brought me food right away since you aren't supposed to eat all day (so you don't puke during birth). Everyone else was gone taking pic's of the baby and I actually fell asleep on my tray of food and woke up to someone calling my phone. It took me a minute to remember where I was.
(was going to put pic's right here, but am having trouble and need to feed teag. will put some up tomorrow)
Before he was even out, the nurse said, "You can see his head. Oh my goodness, he doesn't have very much hair and it's NOT dark!" Everyone kind of stopped and was surprised. Everyone expected him to come out with olive skin and lots of black hair like his mom. Instead, he came out looking exactly like his dad despite my dark features. ha ha
I need to scan a couple of Jeremy's baby pictures in here because they look so much alike. Teagan even has strawberry blonde (red) hair. He is SUCH a cutie! I don't think I'm even biased, it's just a fact. ;) We love him SOOOOO much! I never knew you could love someone so much. He came out happy and healthy with no complications. We take him in tomorrow to make sure he doesn't have jaundice, but other than that, he is perfect! We are soooo blessed. What an emotional and wonderful experience. I got my wish... a Christmas baby (and a tax return) lol.
Well, there is more to write, but it sounds like little Teag is hungry and needs his mom. Will post more soon.