Thursday, January 17, 2008

Aiden's birth pictures

Don't worry they are safe, no nekkidness (except for Aiden). Don't forget, we had no idea if it was a boy or girl, I love the look on my face when I found out it was a boy. I love this thing and I cannot ever express to ReJana how much it meant to have her there with us to document this special occasion!
Make sure you have your volume turned on!

Aiden Jasper Hoisington birth story part two

Once the girls were there my parents showed up after taking Ethan to MDO at the school close by. Then Chris, Dianthe and Kelly all showed up. We had music going and lots of laughter. The nurses kept coming in saying it felt more like a party than a birthing. Thats exactly what I wanted, hey, it was my baby's birthday after all! Since I was the only one in L&D that whole day, I don't think they minded too much. The following order of events is made possible by my ever loving husband. He was so good to me during labor, even rubbing lotion on my feet at one point, no not because they hurt or felt dry, cause they looked dry to me and I didn't want dry feet in my pictures! :)
So here you go, the events as they happened:
8:00am~Broke water, started pitocin. Jess still in good mood, spirits are high
music playing: Push It by Salt N Pepa
10:00am~ Uncomfortable contractions starting
music playing: Shook Me All Night Long
10:25am~ToCo corrected, contractions every 2 minutes
10:40am~Checked cervix, still at 2cm
11:00am~Internal monitor put in (Ouch) and at 3cm
11:08am~Ordered an epidural from Dr Salami (Yes, that really was her name!)
11:20am~Epi god deployed goodness
11:40am~Relief kicked in
12:05pm~At 4cm, big smiles, allowed us back into the room
12:30pm~Sleepy time, and the friends all go to lunch, we are told there is PLENTY of time
1:35pm~ At 5cm
2:00pm~At 8cm had to add some O2, frantically calling her friends, get back!
2:20pm~Upped the pit, need some stronger contractions, have turned her onto her right side
3:05pm~Practice push, only one needed, they call in Dr. Reaves, its go time
3:18pm~Its a boy! 8lbs 6oz 18.75 inches

Aiden did have some fluid in his lungs that they had to suck out, but I was able to nurse him for a little bit and have him meet his big brother Ethan and his papa. His grandma was in the room with us when he was born. Once they took him, I didn't get to see or hold him again till 10:00 that night, super hard!! But he needed that time to get a little stronger, so I was willing to wait!
Check out the next post for the awesome slide show from ReJana Krause

Aiden Jasper Hoisington birth story part one

Aiden Jasper Hoisington was born on January 17, 2008. He was born at 3:18pm at 8lbs 6oz, 18 3/4 inches. The night before I was to be induced we went out to dinner, our last time as a family of three. Since the *baby* was craving BBQ, we went to Red Hot and Blue, yummy! Then it was off to grandma & papa's house to drop off Ethan. I cried when I kissed him goodbye and I cried in the car the whole way home. What was he thinking? Did he really understand what was going to happen tomorrow? Did he know that the whole world as he knew it was about to be rocked? Nope, not a clue, I'm sure he slept great that night dreaming of trucks, trains and monkeys!
Once I got home I started to pack my bag, yeah yeah, I know I should have already had it done, but did I forget to mention that I was at WalMart that night till 11:00 picking out the PERFECT pillow case to bring with me!? I had ReJana coming to shoot pictures so I had to look my best!
Once I got everything packed and set up by the front door it was time to sleep, yeah right! I tossed and turned till about 2:15 and finally fell asleep till my alarm woke me up at 5:30. You see, since I was having a photographer at the birth and oh, about 10 of my friends, I needed to look GOOD! Or at least as good as you can while giving birth right? So I got up, took a shower, attempted to shave, scary, and then I straightened my hair and put my make up on. Do you remember when Rachael went into labor on Friends? I loved her hair, and wanted to have my hair like that. Close your mouth and stop shaking your head at me! I am about to have a baby, so I can have my hair however I want ok!
Here is Jennifer:
Here I am, looking even cuter:

Anyways, I felt good so thats all that mattered! We got to the hospital at 7:00 and got all our paperwork turned in and then we were admitted into the same L&D room that I had Ethan in! I was so happy, that had to be a good sign right! As soon as I got my lovely gown on ReJana showed up with her camera and started snapping away! Heather and Tarah showed up about 30 minutes later with donuts and coffee. Yum, too bad I couldn't eat, I could only smell it!
Stay tuned for part two!