So it's been a while. We had a baby! Our little Jones came into the world on St. Patrick's Day. It all started on the morning of the 16th, I woke up at about 5:00 am with mild contractions, we decided it was okay for David to head to work (in Moses Lake). They stayed steady all morning so I went to my OB doc to see what he thought. He checked me, I was 3 cm and he told me I was in early labor and he'd be surprised if the babe wasn't born that day.
I went over to my parent's house to hang out until I felt it was time to head to the hospital. Then I went home with my mama to clean the house and get my bag packed. Sarah and Mary came over and we decided it was time to go in around 4.
Catching a ride to Labor & Delivery
We were put in a small delivery room where I was hooked up to some monitors to monitor my contractions and the baby's heart.
We ordered some drinks :) this is grape and 7up. My absolute favorite hospital drink!
My contractions started to slow down a little so the nurse suggested some walking, something I am all too familiar with. We spent hours walking around the hospital when I was pregnant with Mila and Scout. So walked we did.
They decided to officially admit me and we were put in a bigger delivery room since I had quite the entourage (I mean how many girls come in with their own paparazzi?) My IV was started and it was time for more walking.
Mary went home to feed her own baby and put her kiddies to bed so my sister and I continued the walking. David was home sleeping with Mila, we decided we would just call him when things were really moving along. My mom came to the hospital around 11 pm with some McDonald's, at that point my contractions were quite painful and I felt it was time for the 'ol epidural. We went back to my room to have the nurse check me, I was now a 6. The anesthesiologist was called and at midnight I was getting some wonderful shots in my spine. Not sure when exactly my water broke but it wasn't very long after the epidural. Dr. Cahill broke my water with Mila and Scout, this time it happened all by itself, definitely the most bizarre part of the day, I couldn't believe how loud the sound of it popping was. We all laughed and the nurses couldn't believe how much water came out, there was a nice sized puddle under my bed. About twenty or thirty minutes later my nurse checked me again and I was fully dilated! They called Dr. Utley, we called David and Mary and told them to hurry.
Getting all the supplies ready.
They brought in a respiratory guy since I was only 36 weeks (I guess it was a good idea...)
At about 1:20 David and Mila got there, I actually had to wait to start pushing until they got there :)
One of my favorite pictures of the night.
Only Mila would be this awake and excited at one o'clock in the morning, she is even wearing a pink tutu under her night gown.
Now that everyone was there I finally started pushing at 1:25 am, 3 or 4 pushes later our little guy was born. At 1:32 am Jones David Hauge arrives.
David cutting the cord
Being put into my arms for the first time
They noticed he wasn't breathing very well so they took him away for a better look.
David and I watching on...
Our biggest baby, 7 lbs 11 oz and 20 inches long.
After taking a closer look they decided to take him to the nursery to give him some oxygen and possibly do an x ray.
Saying good bye...for a little while.
All done. Last baby.
Sarah and Mila, Mila finally looks tired.
Dr. Utley was awesome!
His home for the next eight days.
All in all it was an easy labor, the easiest I had had so far. With Mila I pushed for twenty minutes, 15 minutes with Scout, and less than ten with Jones (not to brag or anything!) I stayed two and a half days in the hospital, most of my time was spent in the nursery at Jones's side. On Saturday I got to hold him again for the first time since his birth. At first I heard rumors that he would probably only have to stay until Monday, well Monday came and went and he was improving but not ready to go home. I was hoping to have him home on Thursday (my birthday) but that didn't happen. Finally on Friday March 25th our baby was free to go.
I have adjusted to three kiddos pretty well (especially since Jones sleeps 85% of the day). I have gone on quite a few outings with all three by myself, which isn't a huge deal but please keep in mind I also have a one-year-old who isn't really an independent walker outside of our house, I mean it's not like he can follow me into Target yet :) He sleeps 2-4 hour stretches at night and it usually takes him an hour to go back to sleep. Luckily I have been able to put all three of them down for naps every day so I can take one too.
He looks a lot like Mila did when she was a baby, at first he looked like Scout, but he is definitely a Mila baby. We already love him so much and can't imagine life without him, I'm already a little sad that he is my last baby, especially now that he is almost 3 weeks old already. Maybe we will have another one down the road....just kidding :)