Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bauer is Born!


August 25, 2010

Bauer was arrived! It has been a very eventful week. On Sunday I bent over to pick up some crayons at church, and hurt my knee. I couldn’t walk on it. I went to the hospital. The couldn’t do any xrays or anything because of my pregnancy. They gave me a brace and some crutches. I decided that I better beg my doctor to induce me (I had an appointment the next day), because I needed Jason home and I wanted to recover from both things at once. On Monday I went to my parents house, and my mom helped with the kids so that I could recover. She also went with me to my doc appointment so she could be with the kids in the waiting room. The doctor agreed to induce me the next day. So it was set. I was to be at the hospital at 6am the next morning. I didn’t sleep very well that night, and I had to hobble (left my crutches upstairs) to go to the bathroom at night. In the morning, we checked in, the nurses checked me (I was at a 3), and gave me pitosen. The pitosen started working pretty fast. About 1.5 hours later, I was ready for and anxious for my epidural. The nurse came in and explained that I wouldn’t be able to get an epidural because of my blood levels. SCARY!! It was already starting to hurt, and I have never prepared myself for natural birth. They upped the pit level and things were starting to get painful. My mom rushed over to be with me and coach me through it. Jason held my hand for comfort. It was very nice being able to hear my mom’s comforting voice, and having my loving husband next to me. The nurses gave me a very strange drug (that I would not recommend). It made me dizzy, and sooo hot and flushed. I felt so loopy and out of it. The only good thing about it, was that before the pain became too severe, I was able to sleep between contractions.
I short while later I felt like I really had to go to the bathroom. The nurses helped me up, I felt so dizzy and yucky, and wasn’t able to go the bathroom. The checked, me and were shocked to see that I was all the way dilated and ready to push. The only problem was that the doctor was not there. He has at another hospital in another delivery. A bunch of nurses came in and got things ready I was so ready to end the pain, that I didn’t care to wait for the doctor. Luckily the doctor was able to rush over in time. The head still was up a bit, and facing the wrong way. The doctor didn’t tell me this at the time because he didn’t want to scare me. It took some incredibly painful pushing, and horrible back pain. It is hard to describe this feeling of pain, and not knowing when it will end. It was a little bit of a relief when I could push and not feel the contractions so much. I pushed so hard a few times and finally started feeling the baby come out. It was the biggest relief ever when the babies head came out. I instantly felt better, and was so ready to rest. I felt so relaxed (even has the doctor was stitching me up). It as just good to know that it was over! Bauer is soooo adorable. He was only 7 pounds 11 ounces. He hasn’t cried too much. He was instantly a good nurser.
I felt so blessed during this whole thing, and that my Heavenly Father was with me. It is such a comfort to know we can pray and receive priesthood blessings. I know I was being watched over. My knee also feels so much better!
I am so grateful to have his precious baby in my life. I am also incredibly grateful for all the family support I have.

4 comments:

Amber said...

CoNgrAtS Jenny! I think you are one of the cutest Moms, I know!
I hope that knee gets better quickly!!

Pam said...

Jenny- he is so incredibly beautiful!! I am so glad that it ended as well as it did. Let me know when I can take Taylor off your hands for you and if you need a meal brought in...

Ben and Heidi said...

Oh my goodness! I am so glad to hear the story it doesn't sound fun you are a trooper and now you can say you have experienced natural birth :)

Rasmussen Family said...

Oh my gosh, I feel so bad for you. I know exactly how you feel. I never prepared myself for natural child birth but didn't get to the hospital until I was at a 10- yikes!!! I am glad the worst is behind you and you have a beautiful baby. Enjoy