Sunday, February 28, 2010

02.20.2010

Greyson Ezra ... finally arrived on Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 6.01pm. He weighed in at 8lbs 4oz and measured 21.5 inches long. His story began Saturday morning when we checked in for an induction at 7:30 in the morning. I changed and they started my IV and hooked up all the heart monitors etc. My doc arrived, checked me and put in an order for pitocin to get the ball rolling. Just before they were going to administer it they noticed a few random decelerations in his heart rate. They figured his cord may be wrapped around one of his limbs or he might be squeezing it. So they decided to monitor him a little longer to see if it continued to happen. ...and it did, so they broke my water to see if he might change positions....no luck. So they had me do some super fun exercises on an exercise ball...no luck. Then they thought filling my uterus back up with water my get him to move...no luck. By this time my contractions were getting really strong and painful. I asked for an epidural to take the edge off. I continued to have contractions and his heart rate continued to randomly dip and come back up again. They tried EVERYTHING, but this kid wasn't giving in. My doctor came in one last time and broke the news...emergency c-section. I'm not going to lie, I was scared. Especially when they were rolling me down the hall to the operating room the anesthesiologist asked Ezra if he wanted to give me a "goodbye kiss"...I lost it a little. Once I was on the table he was out less than 5 minutes and they were stitching me back up. They held his head up over the curtain after they pulled him out, and he was so cute. He looked a lot like Avery, minus all the hair. In the end, the c-section wasn't that bad, and my doctor was awesome. All that matters is that we have a healthy baby boy!



21 comments:

Scott and Heather said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful. I am glad you are both doing okay. I cannot imagine getting a c-section. I am glad it wasn't too scary. I hope you are recovering okay. Let me know if I can do anything to help.

kandis said...

he is SO cute!! congrats!

Crescent said...

He's beautiful!! Congratulations. Glad to hear he is finally here! We need to have Avery over for some princess play time soon...

Sowells said...

Oh he his so darling!!! Call me when you want a babysitter. And an emergency c-section - FREAKY. I was completely stressed out about it when I knew for months it was probably going to happen, I can't imagine an emergency - actually that was probably better - less stress. ")

Rachel and Tyler said...

So cute!

Sean & Kendra said...

He is beautiful!! Congratulations! Sorry to hear about the c-section, but glad to hear that he is perfectly healthy!

brent and kashann said...

He is sooo handsome. So glad you are done!

karenjbriggs said...

Candice and Ezra - CONGRATS!! You will love the "boy" experience. He sure is a cutie.

Erica said...

guys, he is really, really cute. he looks perfect! and candice, you look amazing! glad everyone's healthy and that he's finally here. and i'm glad dr. m took good care of you.

Anthony and Kristie said...

Congratulations, he is so handsome.

Melanie said...

he is adorable!!! Congratulations! And I love his name!

Rachel said...

Congrats congrats! I've been waiting for photos of this little cutie!

This calls for Cafe Rio pork! When can I bring it to you??

Kalisa said...

Congrats!!! He is sooooo CUTE! That is too bad you had to have a c-section. I am always afraid of that.

sher said...

oh wow, crazy delivery but he's here safe and so handsome! Can't wait to see more pictures of baby Ez... er I mean Greyson. LOVE the name!

Ben and Krystal said...

Yay! The pictures I've been waiting for! I'm glad everything turned out alright, although it sounds super stressful. He is so beautiful and that's a great name!

Enrica (Evangeline's Mom) said...

Congrats!!! We are so happy for you guys!

allegra said...

wow, congratulations!! he is perfect and so cute. i had a c section with max and maybe this baby too? take it easy during recovery and make everyone else do any kind of lifting for you! hope you have a healthy recovery. congrats!!!

Boss said...

Another beautiful baby! Congratulations! I hope you're taking it easy and enjoying that sweet little boy. They get big too fast!

Betzy said...

Congratulations you guys. He's absolutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see him in person!

Britta said...

He is such a cutie! I'm excited to meet him. You look so great too.

Brian said...

Congratulations he is so cute. I'm glad everything went ok. Emergancy c-sections are a little frightening, been there. Hope you are feeling well and everyone is doing great. You look fantastic!