He passed meconium (his first poop) while he was still inside me which made things a little scary and more difficult. I went into labor at about 5pm Saturday night. We went to the hospital at 10pm. Got admitted into labor & delivery at 1am. My water broke at 8:30am and as soon as my water broke my contractions became unbearable. I got the epidural at about 10am. Started pushing at 3pm. By 4pm my epidural had worn off and i could feel everything. He finally made his appearance at 5:17pm after 2 hours of pushing! As soon as he came out they whisked him away to suction out his lungs because of the meconium. He was taken to the NICU and put on oxygen and a bunch of monitors. I was able to see him for the first time around 11pm that night. I hemorrhaged really bad right after I had him and lost so much blood that I couldn't even sit up for I had to be wheeled down to the NICU to see him in a stetcher. By the time I went down to see him, he was still on all the monitors but had been taken off the oxygen. Cody was able to go and see him a lot but I got to go down in a wheel chair and see and hold him on Monday night. It was the most amazing thing ever! But let me tell ya, waiting 24 hours to see your baby is miserable :(
When he was born, him and I both had a fever which made the doctors suspect infection. Because they thought we both had an infection, we were both given a bunch of antibiotics. So they sent my placenta in to be tested to see if we had anything. It took over 48 hours to get the results back which is why Ryan had to stay in the NICU for three days. But it turned out that there was NO infection at all. They suspect we got the fever from the epidural.
So Ryan got to finally come home Wednesday the 22nd:)
It has definitely been a lot different with him here but it has also been amazing! We love him so dang much!
I definitely appreciate everything that my husband Cody has done for us. Because of my hemorrhage I have been restricted to VERY light duty for a while. So he has been doing absolutely everything around the house and waiting on me hand and foot! I do not know what I would do without him! I love him SO much <3
The night he was born
While he was still in the NICU
First Family Photo
The night he came home, all swaddled up
Cuddling with daddy