Hello!! Well,we are officiallly new parents! We couldn't be happier to introduce Donovan Scott Marco, he was born December 14th, 2008 5:07 pm. He was 7 lbs 11 oz and 19 3/4 inches long, and perfect! We are so blessed to have this early christmas present in our lives!
I went into labor Sunday morning, 5:50 ,my water broke and I told Tim "I think this is it!" He wasn't quite awake yet, so I needed to repeat myself! What a surprise!!!! I called the doctor and he told me to come in, we arrived at the doctor's office at 6:30 and got checked in. We waited about 2.5 hours for the Doctor to arrive, Tim thinks this should be his new profession, since he wouldn't have to be on time for anything! I was having contractions about 5 minutes apart, nothing too painful, but they were defintely there. We walked the halls, and tried to get things moving, which they did, when the doctor arrived, he check me and I was at 3 cm. He said "let's have this baby!" He predicted by early MOnday morning, Sunday late night, we would have ourselves a new baby boy!
Well within 3 hours, I dialated 4 cm, and was in extreme amount of pain, very quickly. Epidural couldn't come fast enough, when it did finally come, and started working, it was a god send! I don't know what I would have done without it. I felt like I needed to send the epidural a Thank you card, I was soooooo THANKFUL! I "labored" for a few more hours, not feeling a thing and just relaxed. Then Started pushing, and again didn't feel a thing! IT was great! It was a lot easier then I ever thought it would be. 5:07, Little Man Marco arrived into our lives! Very blue and stunned, he wasn't crying, just staring at us like "what the hell just happened!" The nurse quickly took him away and they started to do their thing, he started crying a little, but was not breathing like he should. The nurses were great and made me feel comfortable, and that everything was ok, in which they told me later he was a little tooo purple for their liking!
Tim watched everything which shocked me, he didn't pass out, or not look, he was totally involved and was great throughout the whole thing!
The nurses took him down to the nursery to get him on some oxygen and slow his breathing down a little. I was a little confused, but knew that he would be taken care of. After getting feeling back in my legs, and showering, we went down to the nursery to meet the little guy! He was precious! He had a oxygen tube in his nose but was awake and ready to meet us. He spent the night in the nursey Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night. Which was hard, because we didn't get a chance to bond, like I dreamed of, but he needed to be monitored. His breathing was too fast. The next day he was put on antibiotics, because he white bllod cell count was high, they thought he may have an infection. It ended up being probably because he was stressing himself out breathing to fast, which then was finally called something TTN, transient tachypnea of the newborn. It wouldd go away within 24-48 hours and I guess a lot of newborns get it.
We finally got to go home Wednesday afternoon. Payton met Donovan and is doing great! I little confused, and very interested, but is getting used to him.
First night at home, was overwhelming, but each night has gotten easier. We are getting to know eachother a little more every day! We love our little guy so much, and are so lucky to have him in our lives! It is crazy how much your life can change in one day, what an amazing experience!
I will try to post every week, but I am realizing, things are different now, and I am a feeding machine! My mom being here has been great, and would not be able to do this without her. Thank you mom!!!