Sunday, February 15, 2009

WeLcOmE bAbY bEcKhAm...

So here is my birth story of baby Beckham (this is mostly for my personal record but I would love to share it will you all). Sorry I have no pics yet, I don't have the right software to download them onto Cade's laptop and our computer is still in the shop so I will post them as soon as we get it back.

Beckham was born on Feb. 6th at 8:58 a.m. He weighed 7lbs. 9oz. and was 19 1/2 inches long. It all started on Thursday the 5th when I went to my doc. I had gone in on that monday and she told me I was a 4+ and if I didn't go on my own before Thursday that I could come in in the morning and she would check me again and if I was a 5 by then they would admit me to the hospital and get me going. She also said if I wasn't a 5 she would mess with my cerivix and see if she could get me to a 5 so either way she made it sound pretty optimistic that I would have him on that thursday. I went in on thurs morning and I was still only a 4+ and she couldn't get me to stay at a 5 on my own so she sent me home. I was so dissapointed, even though I was scheduled to be induced a week later I was anticipating him coming that day so it was a big let down. Plus another week at that point in your pregnancy feels like forever. My doctor told me to go home and pump and that could help me go into labor on my own. I wasn't going to do it but as the day went on I got desperate and decided to give it a try. Well, it worked. I started contracting right away and they never stopped after that. At about 2:30 in the morning I got out of bed and started timing my contractions and they started getting about 3-4 minutes apart and they were strong. I checked into the hospital at about 4:45 and had him here by 8:58. It all happened so fast that it was hard to take it all in. He is so perfect and I am so relieved that everything went so smoothly. I feel so blessed to have him here safely and with no complications. He is so much fun and I can't get enough of him. Mais is getting more used to having him around. She has adjusted fairly well, you can tell it has been hard on her but she is starting to want to hold him and kiss him so I think she is doing better. We are all adjusting well and loving this new little bundle of joy. I will post pics later. Sorry it was so long but I wanted good record of it for my own sake.

12 comments:

The Robinson's said...

Congrats Kels! I didn't know you had had him yet. I'm glad all went well. I love the name too! Can't wait to see pics.

The Meaniwacs said...

Congratulations! I'm glad that all went well...can't wait to see him!

Marie said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you. I can't wait to meet the little guy.

Jana said...

Congrats!! I had no idea you had him. I love the name. I can't wait to see how cute he is.

Nik said...

Yeah! I am so happy for you guys! Boys are so fun, too. ;) I am proud of you to keep record. I was just thinking yesterday that I wish I had done better about that. You won't ever regret it. Enjoy your new addition!

Darbee said...

Yeah for the update. I am so glad that things went so well for you. Mom said he's been sick, though. Is everything okay? I'm thinking and praying for you all! By the way, I was SO homesick the day he was born... I almost got on a plane and headed home! I seriously can't wait to meet my new nephew TOMORROW!!! Love you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey sis,
What an amazing time in our lives. I am so grateful that we can share the experience. Get those pics up! I am dying to see them...even tho I was there. :) Thanks for letting me share the delivery. It was truly amazing.
xoxo
Kaylee

The Brown's said...

Congrats! Kaylee text me a pic. He is cute! I am taking your tip on inducing myself when the time comes. That last month is pure torture!

Angie said...

Contrats Miller! I love the name Beckham. I wonder how many pregnant moms reading your blog will start pumping to induce labor now. It is so fun to have 2 kids it feels different like, okay now we are a family.

Kristen said...

Congrats! That is awesome you got your labor going on your own. And that is so nice when it goes fast and smooth. I love the name and can't wait to see him.

Anonymous said...

Girl you have got to get some pictures up of that beautiful baby! We all need to see him-what you think your busy with 2 kids or somethings?
Love,
Kaylee

katie, dave, lucille said...

Congratulations Kelsey! I've been a slacker on the blog-front, but I knew your little guy was coming soon. I'm so glad to hear he's here and healthy and all went well. He's darling!