5.19.2010

Umm, so about our new baby...

Wow, I actually did give birth a couple months ago. Poor guy, already neglected...

William Bosco Merrifield
8 lb. 4 oz 21 inches long.

Quick story, for journaling purposes...and for anyone else who cares to know. :)
11 days overdue. Went to a movie Sat night. Contractions consistently 5 min apart.
Came home. Went to sleep. Woke up at like 3:30am, getting a little stronger. Went back to sleep till about 5:30am. Got up, started getting ready. Went to hospital at like 8:30am. Contractions 2-3 min apart. Dilated to a five.

By 3:30 pm, still only dilated to a 6. Doc came in with concern. Said fluids were lower than ideal. Wanted to break my water. She sat on the bed, broke the water, stayed on the bed, literally checked my water like 2 min. later and I was dilated to a 7. 4:30-I told Will I felt like I really had to go to the bathroom, like majorly and asked him to go tell the nurses.

He goes out to the desk and says, "Hey, I am going to get something to eat at the cafeteria, but JUST SO YOU KNOW, my wife is in the bathroom, she feels like she has to go, you know, real bad..." Leave it to Will.

The nurse said, "Honey, we do not do water births here!" and comes into the room.
Anyway, I felt an extreme urge to push twice and then it went away...I guess he was getting into position.

Around 5:00 I actually started pushing full on. It took a while, and it was hard. I am not going to lie, it was extremely painful. But I didn't cry or scream or anything. The doctor said that his heart rate was dropping and the last push I did I had to get him out, cause the cord was around his neck. I did...

He wasn't breathing for a little bit, and the nurse said that she wanted us to know he wasn't doing that great, so she handed him to nursery. He was purpley-blue and still wasn't breathing. All I could see was red hair and big hands. Finally, after what seemed like minutes, I heard his cry. I lost it. That was the first time that I was emotional with a birth of one of my children. It was amazing.

Since I heard his first cry, it seems like he hasn't stopped. LOL! Really, he cries all the time. Poor guy. I think he is just hungry or addicted to me...I don't know. I didn't realize I could be so addictive. :)

14 comments:

Samantha said...

I'm glad that you had another successful VBAC and that you're little guy is going great. I'm sure life is crazy with four little ones, hence you just got around to blogging about his birth.

Aaron ♥ Vivian said...

yay an update! I do care jess! lol. we miss you guys! congrats on the new baby! we are so excited for you guys! What a scare with the baby but im glad everything is good now and please put up pics whenever you have time! LOL.

Rhett, Taryn, & Tacey said...

Yay! You updated! I have missed you. I think about you guys daily. I say to Rhett ALL THE TIME, "I wish Jessica were here." ): I miss our late night talks and our walks! Anyways, I am so happy for you and the new little one. Love you guys!

Cassie said...

11 days over due! You poor thing! Glad everything went well though. We will have to come up there one of these Sunday's when Brennen has the day off and see you guys!

Allen Family said...

I'm so happy that you are doing great and the baby is good too. Keep us updated, we like to see pictures!

Leslie said...

So glad to hear your birth story. I am so grateful that little Will came through alright....and that you finally shed a tear over the birth of one of your children! :) Did I see on FB that you guys are finally getting a house of your own?! That is AWESOME! I can't believe I haven't actually talked to you in like 2 years. It really doesn't feel that long and when I say it out loud it's pretty embarrassing that we've missed so much time! Maybe someday you will have a working cell phone and I will have time to call it. I want to hear about the house and the baby and the girls.....and all the crazy things Will does. We miss you!!

Andersen Family said...

Hey I found your blog after blog hopping a couple time. Congrats on the new little man!

nat said...

YAY! Congrats! WHat a cute family you have. I am happy for you!

chelse said...

Jess I haven't talked to you in forever! Congrats on the new boy.... is is so fun having a boy with all your cute girls? Anyways, I just wanted to say hi and I miss you!

Michaelson Family said...

Yay! You're back to the blogging world. Can't wait to see more pictures of the little guy. Glad everything is going well.

NOEL AND JOEY said...

oh jessica, that's amazing! congrats on your new little guy--you got your boy and he's a red head, what more could you possibly want! I miss you so much! Joey and I are talking about going to Texas to go to the big water park (The Shlitterbon?) and I am hoping that during some down time, if you are close enough I could visit you!

Bryce said...

Hey guys. It's Bryce, form Bryce and Sierra. We are coming up for the fourth. We'll only be there for a few days but I would love to see you and I miss your kids soooo much. So hopefully you will be in town and we can get together. I'll call Will soon.

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The Beck Family said...

Jess I can't believe how cute your kids are. I miss you so much I want to come and visit. Hey that baby ticker you have on your blog page is old right. Your not prego again are you? Love you Jess call me soon I love to talk to you because you always make me laugh. LOVE YA