We came into the hospital at around 2:00 AM this morning...it's been a LONG weekend...not much sleep for me or Ryan and now we have NEW baby!!! We got here, was monitored for an hour, and luckily the nurse was able to convince the Dr to keep me, even though I wasn't really progressing much on my own. Got admitted about 3-3:30 and was on my way to having a baby today!!!
Things progressed kinda slow...I came in at 3 cm and made it to about a 5 on my own...I got the epidural around 6 AM and that just slowed EVERYTHING...so finally the nurse talked to the on-call Dr and got him to ok the pitocin and break my water...that was around 9:30 this morning I think...as you can see from the picture below I was VERY tired and looked oh so beautiful...I could hardly keep my eyes open and Ryan thought it would be good to take a picture...thanks babe :)
Once I got the 4th dose of the pitocin, the contractions were VERY strong and consistent...I could feel them still on one side, so they came in and gave me more epidural to numb my left side...I went from 5 cm to 7 cm in about 45 minutes...then just after I got the 4th dose of pitocin I got checked and was at a 10 and he was crowning...surprise surprise...it went FAST with the drugs!!! Just like the other 2...so the nurse called in the troops and didn't want to leave my side just in case he came out on his own!! By the time the Dr actually got in here to deliver...half of Kyson's head was out...and they told me to NOT sneeze, cough, or laugh...he said to do a little push so I pretty much sat up and he said...STOP STOP STOP...and Kyson was out!!!
Kyson Robert Jones was born at 12:08 PM on 12-20-2009!!! He weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz and is 20 inches long!!! And his head measures BIG...another surprise right...cuz my kids don't have BIG heads or anything!!! He has really long arms and fingers and big feet!! Not much hair, and kinda looks like an old man!! But he's dang cute!!!
I didn't really think I'd have much of a bond or relationship with him, just because of how it's all gone the last 9 months...I got him in my arms and on my chest, and my heart melted. So amazing how you can just have SO much love for someone you just saw and met...I don't know how I'll be able to have enough love for another kid...but I pray for help and strength!!!
Daddy was awfully excited to have this little guy out...it's hard for him to bond or anything inside...so he's always anxious for delivery day!!! He's so cute with him too and is very happy to have him here!!!
Grandma Jones & Auntie Shauna helped with the kids today...and Shauna brought them over before naps so they could watch the bath...Klous was SO excited about baby Kyson being here and couldn't wait to see him!! He's such a good big brother and so sweet...Aysha isn't so sure what to think or do I don't think...she just stares at him!!!
Watching the bath!!
Klous loving his baby brother "baseball guy" :) He's so sweet with him!!!
Aysha May being a brave big sister and "holding" him!!!
Grandma and the kids...can't believe I have THREE...Yikes :)
Our little family...aren't we cute :)
Here's our little man...eyes wide open!!!
And he's out...sleepy baby...
Here's to hoping it's a good couple nights and we're able to rest and relax in the hospital before we're home and back to reality!!!
Thank you to everyone who has offered or done acts of service to help our family...you are greatly appreciated and will not go forgotten!! We love you all and are so so happy to have Kyson here with us and in our family!!!