Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Introducing Bray Isaiah

We welcome our 3rd miracle on January 5th @ 7:49 pm. He was a chunk at 8 lbs 5 oz and 20 1/2 in long. He's beautiful and is seriously a perfect mix between his brothers.

(It's not letting me post pictures for some reason so I will come back later and let y'all see his handsome face)

Birth story

I was scheduled for my repeat c-section on the morning of January 7th. Friday, January 4th was my last day of work. I decided to take off at noon that day just to be able to go home and relax kid free. That night I started having some regular contractions but didn't think much of it because they weren't that painful and they weren't consistent. I went to bed that night only to wake up to more contractions and just all out feeling very uncomfortable. I believe I was soaking in a bath at 2:00 am. We woke up the next morning and went and ate breakfast with my parents. I had starting losing parts of my mucous plug at this point. I continued to have contractions throughout the day and they started to get a little more painful, but not too bad. Plus they still weren't completely consistent. I talked to my sister and she decided to come over. While she was there the intensity picked up and they got a little closer together. She was sure I was in labor. I was still not convinced because everything I've heard and read says every 3-5 minutes for an hour and you wouldn't be able to talk through the contractions. Well I didn't meet any of this criteria. However, I decided we better go because that was a lot of contractions in two days. We called my mom over to watch the boys. I was certain we were going to get sent home.  I remember on the way to the hospital I didn't have a contraction. It's only a 5 min drive though so looking back that wasn't a big deal. We go straight to labor and delivery where they hook me up to the monitors. I was having contractions and she decided to check me. I was only a fingertip dilated but I had started to efface. Right after she checked me the contractions picked up and got very painful. She decided to call the on call dr ( remember mine is on vacation) and see what he wanted to do. He recommended the shot to try snd stop the contractions to see if they were real or not and she was going to give me meds for the pain. I needed to get up and go to the bathroom and when I stood up there was brown in the bed. She confirmed it was meconium (sp?). I think at that point was when it was decided I was going to be delivering that night but it hasn't set in. As I got back in to bed I felt/heard this pop. Then the gush happened. My water broke. I told the nurse I thought that had happened and she looked and confirmed. I officially knew this was it. The crazy in me was getting to experience labor. Thank you lord, but I think I'm good now on the labor experience :). This was at 6:30 pm.  Next thing we knew people were coming in talking to us about the surgery. Whoa hold in a minute. Let us catch up. Is this happening soon?  The answer was yes. 7:30pm. It all went o fast. Our family was walking in as I was wheeling back. The spinal was great this time. No pain and very quick. Robert finally got to come in and the c-section was under way.  I had chilis chips and salsa at 3:30 pm so needless to say I now know why they tell you to not eat past midnight the night before. It's the weirdest feeling throwing up when you can't feel your belly. The anesthesiologist was so nice and cleaned me up.  The whole time the dr kept saying things that probably weren't the best to say to someone laying on the table cut open and trying to keep calm. First it was that I was a bleeder and he hadn't even gotten to my uterus. Then it was my uterus was way thin and it wasn't good. He advised us against having any more kids. Apparently due to hashing twins 18 months prior combined with Laboring for 24 hours wasn't all that great for my uterus. Anyway, not an appropriate time to be discussed. I kept having thoughts of having to be put to sleep because of the bleeding and missing the birth. Everything wound up being fine though and Bray came out crying. I didn't get to see him right away because of the meconium, but Robert went straight to him and brought pictures back for me to see. The first thing I noticed was his black hair. He was amazing. At first glance he looked just like Brody with dark hair.  We got back to the room and he latched on right away. Whoohoo!  My spinal wore off so quick this time but because of the uterus and bleeding issue i wasnt allowed to get up until morning. The recovery has been a little harder this time. The pain is a little more intense, but I'm thinking its due to still chasing after two 19 month olds. They came and visited at the hospital, but I don't think they associated it really. They just thought it was cool to run around in a cool room.  Since coming home they have really taken to him. Especially Beckham. He says hi to him first thing every morning and both boys will give random kisses. They both try to pick him up out of his swing. It's very cute but means we have to have very watchful eyes. Our family is now complete.  It's a huge blessing!

If you're wondering how were juggling three under two ill save that for another post.


Becca said...

Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations sweet doll face!!!! I can't wait to see a picture of little Bray!!! :D


Faith said...

Ahhhh! CONGRATS! I can't wait to see pictures:)! And I really can't wait to hear how you juggle all three - yikes, lol! SO HAPPY for you, momma!

Danielle said...

Congrats Kandice, Robert, and boys. Your sis was keeping me posted. So excited for your newest addition. He is beautiful just like his big brothers.

Shanny said...

What a birth story, sorry its been a little tougher this time around. But yay!

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