Monday, September 22, 2008

Hayden Hunter Clites

Hayden Hunter Clites was born Saturday September 20 at 1:14 am. He was 7 lbs 12 oz and 20 1/2 inches long.

We called the hospital at 6:30 friday morning to set up a time to go get induced and they were full so they said to call back at 10 but they ended up calling me at 9, so we went in at 9:30 and they got me all situated. About 2 hours later the doctor camed in and I was only dialated to 2 cm so she inserted this tablet that supposed to start the contractions and then she left me just to wait. Good thing we took the laptop so Paul wasn't too bored. Around 2 pm they had me go walking around hoping that Hayden's head would help dialate me. They checked me again afterwards and I was dialated to 3. So around 4 pm I started to feel the contractions (finally!) and at 5 they were getting a little stronger so I took a bath and at 6 they checked me again and I was at 4 cm so they decided to break my water (that was weird). Around 8 I was feeling them really strong and asked for IV medicine phetenol (sp??) and that helped for a few hours then I asked for an epidural around 10 pm and I was at 5 cm so they said ok. He came in and gave me the epidural and it totally wiped me out from the chest down. I felt paralized! I couldn't move my legs or feel them so it was weird when they would check me or do anything down there, I couldn't watch them moving my legs. The Epidural is supposed to numb you but still leave you with the ability to move your legs. I got the equivalent of meds for if I were to be having a C section. (I'll explain this whole thing later). So after an hour he came back and checked on me and I was still pretty numb and so he came back in another hour (midnight) and I could feel my tummy which was good for when I needed to push but now I could feel the contractions, and mostly in my back, ugh. They weren't too bad though. So I felt some pressure in my pelvis and told Hector (the epidural guy) to get a nurse to come check me. So he did and she said I was complete so they called the doctor and then had me do some practice pushes, but decided that if we did too many he might just come out because he was so low in there. So when Dr. Romero came in she checked me and I was complete indeed so she got her gown on and gloves and everything and they removed the end of the bed and got my legs in the stirrups and I started pushing... somewhere in there I puked and then at 1:14 my beautiful baby was here!! She set him on my tummy and Paul got to cut the cord. The whole time in between contractions they were saying they could see him and man did he have a lot of hair! That was exciting! After getting him a little cleaned up they gave him to me and he was just so perfect! He looks just like his daddy! After a while when I could feel my legs again enough to walk, they got me a shower and got Hayden a bath. They cleaned up the room and then Paul and I got to spend time with our baby. We didn't go to a postpartum room because they were all full so we spent the first night in the delivery room. We got to bed around 3 and they brought him in at 5 to eat and I tried to feed him until 8 am but he would just go to sleep. So cute though. He sure likes his sleep that's for sure. So after many naps and a few visitors we got moved over to Post partum and then the headache came. Hector warned me that I might get a headache from the epidural so I knew it was coming but I didn't think it would hurt that bad! After not being able to eat dinner because of the pain and after 2 vicaden (sp??) later I finally got to sleep. They brought Hayden in every few hours to eat and he ate really well, which was good because he hadn't the day before. Sunday morning my dad came to visit and my headache came back. More vicaden please. Then they gave me a blood patch (take blood from my arm and inject it into my back to stop the headache) and since I didn't have a headache at that moment because of the medicine, I didn't know if it worked or not, well after getting discharged at 11 and going home, the headache returned around 1 so I drank some Dr. Pepper in hopes the caffine would help, but it didn't. After a shower and trying to relax I got to sleep around 11 pm only to be worried or up with Hayden most of the night. I woke up and got a headache again and decided to go get my Ibuprofin perscription filled so Paul and I made it to Walmart around 12 (I had taken one of Paul's percasets from when he went to the ER last) and of course my headache was back so I was miserable all through walmart, I even had a lady make sure I was ok because she is a nurse. After paul's class was over at 3 we went to the ER (Hector said to go in if the blood patch didn't work). Around 5 he finally came in after giving someone an epidural and he noticed that I have slight scoliosis and said that he thought that's what screwed up the epidural in the first place. So he had me adjust my position and he did the blood patch again. This time it worked! my headache was gone instantly! WOW that felt nice! Thank goodness for good friends. Jordan and Kaitlyn watched Hayden while I was in the ER, I didn't want to take any chances of him getting RSV or something from being in there. So now I can function normally and enjoy being a mom!! What an experience! So now my back is all scabbed up from being poked so many times and my arms are all bruised from IV's or them drawing blood. What a weekend. All of it was very worth it, and it wasn't as miserable as I thought it would be. I have the cutest baby on the block and the most amazing husband too!!


cluffgirl said...

Wow, you did have quite the weekend! Isn't it unbelievable how much stuff happens and how much your life changes in such a short time. That's the hard thing about being a mommy, no matter how you feel there is always someone who needs you all the time now. It's like never ending. That's how the first little while feels like, but it gets better, I promise! Once you get on a schedule it gets much better! Good luck and I hope you dont get anymore headaches, yuck!

*Katie May* said...

I saw picks of him he is super cute! And does look just like Paul :) Did you have a lot of heartburn? They say that makes the babies hair grow, Landon's was super long. This baby better have a lot too from all the heartburn I've had :) Sorry about the headaches!! No fun! I ahve had 3 epidurals and haven't ever had any problems. Have fun with the little guy they grow too fast!

The Reeds said...

Hey you guys! Congrats! My mom emailed me the pics a few days ago and I just found you blog on Brian and Marie's blog. What a cute baby! All that hair-how fun! I remember them saying that you can get a bad headache after an eppideral but I never did-I'm so sorry. Anyway, I can't wait to meet the new guy, we should be down in a couple of weeks and hopefully we'll see the three of you then!