Thursday, November 25, 2010

Birth Story

Thursday November 18th I woke up around 10:30 and felt like just staying home all day, I had been on the move all week and was ready to just hang out. I was watching Harry Potter in bed around 12:30 when all of a sudden I felt a little wet, not a ton of water but enough to where it made me curious... I called my sister Bekah and told her I thought my water might have broke but was not sure because it didn't gush out of me like I thought it would, she assured me that it was my water and should call my Doctor. I called the Doctors office and they told me to go to the hospital. After that my water continued coming out in spurts, SUCH A WEIRD FEELING! I felt like I was just peeing myself and had no control over it! After finding out I needed to go to the hospital I called Brett at work and told him my water had broke and that we needed to head to the hospital, I thought he said he would leave in 3 minutes when really he said he would leave in 30 minutes because he was at lunch with co-workers and didn't have his car, apparently I didn't hear that part so I was expecting him home in 15! In the mean time I took a shower got everything in the car and continued peeing myself! Brett showed up 50 minutes later and by than I was a little anxious to get to the hospital! After checking in at the hospital and wetting their chair... (sorry Banner) we got sent to triage so they could check to make sure it really was my water, of course it was BUT all 30 post delivery rooms were full so no one could move out of their delivery rooms! Brett and I waited in triage until 5:30, I was having contractions, not painful and was dilated at a 3 still. Finally we got moved to our labor and delivery room and got started on patosin. I was than able to start feeling my contractions more and after a few hours decided it was time to get my epidural! After getting my epidural Brett and I were able to sleep a little, Brett got to sleep more than I did of course.... Around 10:30 the nurse came in and checked me, I was at a 6. I kind of slept for a few more hours when I started to feel super uncomfortable on my right side, I was feeling my contractions and was in a lot of pain only on my right side I looked at the screen and saw that my contractions were 100 and only going down to 80. I called the nurse in and told her I could feel my contractions on my right side, she put some more medicine in and checked me I was at 9! My blood pressure was high when I would lay on my back so I had to lay on my side, the nurse had to move my bed up and doing that made me nauseous, i started throwing up, just like the beginning of the pregnancy, I was miserable but knew it would all be over soon! The nausea passed for a little bit but than I started throwing up again, the nurse gave me some zofran and it passed. Throwing up was actually a blessing in disguise as it pushed my little Claire's head down to where we needed it to be. 4:00 I was at a 10 and was ready to start pushing. My first push you could see her head and ALL her hair! I could not believe it! It was amazing to see her head all ready! I pushed for 10 more minutes, they called Dr. Beck to come in, I pushed for 5 more minutes when she told me I couldn't push as hard! Are you serious?? This baby was coming out and not pushing was killer!! Dr. Beck got to the hospital in record time put his scrubs on and was ready to deliver, I pushed through 2 contractions and on the second one Claire was born at 4:47 a.m. It was amazing. When he held her up I saw my baby pictures, she was my little twin and absolutely perfect. 7lbs 3 ounces and 21 inches long. They handed her to me right away while Brett cut the cord, as soon as they gave her to me she stopped crying, that was the most amazing feeling I have ever felt, I was the one who was going to comfort her and loved that feeling. I held her in awe that this sweet little spirit was mine forever. I had a rough pregnancy but it was all worth it in the end. I am so grateful she is here, she is healthy and she is mine forever.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Claire Evelyn Randall

She's here! I week early and practically perfect! Born November 19th 2010 at 4:47 am
7lbs 3 ounces and 21 inches long! We can't get enough of her and feel so blessed!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Anyone have a great pediatrician they love and would recommend??? Lemme know!