This little boy will be turning the BIG ONE this coming Saturday, so I felt it was appropriate to tell his pregnancy/ delivery story.
Out last Little Man. As he is still so young, we are still learning his personality, likes and dislikes.
But one thing I know for sure is he is all boy. Always wanting to be on the go, why be held when we can explore.
Wrestling stuffed animals.
Some of the things my little boy loves to do. I can’t wait to watch him grow. 😦 As long as it is not too fast. He can stay my baby a little longer.
He already says: dada, bye bye, boo (book) – still no mama yet. I keep trying though. 🙂
He’s a speed crawler as in he takes face dives at times for going too fast. He is basically a walker now, He’ll take quite a few steps (8-10), if he falls he’ll get up and try again or start crawling because that is still faster at the moment. I though he would be a walker before his first birthday, he’s pushed it close though.
He absolutely loves his Aden, who can get his to smile and laugh at anything.
As he gets older, we will tell him about his big brother Drake, but for now we let him be a baby.
I think I’ve mentioned before how each boy had their own and different pregnancy story, well here is the last one. My little man’s story.
The year 2015, Joel and I decided we wanted to try for another baby and since we were getting older we knew that it needed to happen fairly quickly. We gave ourselves until my 35 birthday (2016) to get pregnant and if it didn’t occur then Aden would be our only child here with us.
We got pregnant in October.
I had to go with a different doctor then the one who delivered Aden, but I was able to stay within the same practice in case they wanted to discuss any issues.
We told our family at Christmas with a picture frame that had 3 slots for pictures: a picture of Drake, a picture of Aden and a ultrasound picture. My MIL and SIL caught on quickly, my FIL needed some prompting. My mom thought it was an ultrasound on one of the boys. NOPE. 🙂
Halfway into the pregnancy, guess what. We found out it was another boy. I was totally ok with this. I love being a BOYMOM.
Since I went into pre-term labor with Aden at 29 weeks, I was very relieved when I reached that point and passed it but Gavin had other plans. With Gavin I went into pre-term labor at 31 weeks, I did not end up in the hospital for a week, a day or two max. They did put me on the same medication as Aden to stop the contractions. I was able to keep working but I had to stop working out. (I have yet to get back into that. )
I took it as easy as possible.
I started seeing my doctor more and she would give us ultrasounds each time to constantly check on Gavin.
At 36 weeks, I went in for a normal doctor appointment but I was measuring small and this concerned my doctor that Gavin might not be growing as he should, that there might be something wrong with the placenta, so she sent me to an ultrasound specialist so that they could measure him and check the placenta.
I went in for an ultrasound that day, they did all kinds of measuring of his bones, checking organs, checking my placenta; I am so glad that they were able to relieve my anxiety. He was right on for how far along I was.
The tech actually told me that he was already 7lbs and he had a little bit of hair.
At this point, my boss decided it would be good for me (and my co-workers who loved and worried about me) to go ahead and start my leave.
At 37 weeks, I stopped taking the medication to let my body do whatever it decided to do.
At 38 weeks and 2 days, I went into labor at home in the late evening. Aden was already asleep, we grabbed him and all our bags. On our way to the hospital, I called my mom to let her and my dad know so that one of them could meet us there to pick up Aden.
After I was settled into my room, my mom took Aden while Joel and I settled in for the night.
Sometime in the middle of the night, the lights flashed on and nurses came running in – I was immediately put on oxygen and they made me flip from lying on my right side to lying on my left side. I was unable to move from that side as each time I did, Gavin’s heart would decelerate.
The next morning my doctor came in and she stated that she was going to me more straight forward with us then she would normally be due to our history. She indicated if I had just one issue we would try to wait it out but due to 3 issues she was concerned and said we might want to consider a C-section.
The issues that were going on:
- I was not dilating past 4cms even though she had broken my water.
- I was bleeding and they did not know why or where it was coming from.
- His heart-rate kept decelerating and they did not know why.
Joel looked at me and said that the decision was mine, since I would be the one going under the knife.
I looked at my doctor and told her that I wanted to do whatever was necessary to get him here safely and I could not go through another loss. So we scheduled my C-section for a couple of hours later due to the room already being in use by another doctor. My bestie was there with us and since Joel was not going to be able to join me in the operating room, we asked if she could be there – she had been through 2 C-sections and I felt if I had any questions, she would be able to help. I ended up having a few questions.
Once Little Man was born, my doctor told us that the umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck twice and that was why his heart decelerated and why it took a minute for him to cry once he was born.
Little man was born on July 8 at 3:57pm, he was 7lbs, 2ozs and 20 inches.
I couldn’t be happier that he is here happy and healthy.
The only thing I am sad about is that I didn’t get to see Aden’s reaction when he got to see his baby brother for the first time. I was told it was pure delight and happiness.
So that ends little man’s story, they all have their own unique/ different pregnancy/ delivery story.
Now I need to get back to preparing things for his birthday party on the 15th. I went with a Little Man theme and I am hoping to share pictures of all that afterwards.
Planning/ crafting here I come.
PS – I look forward to sharing my first article with you guys when it comes out on August 14.