Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kaden Calvin Davis

This could be long, and we don't have a lot of pictures. What kind of parents are we? O.K. ready! I went into my 36 week apnt expecting nothing, NOTHING! and I leave at a 4, 75% effaced, and station -1, whatever that means. They told me that I would go fast, so fast that if I felt contractions 5 min apart, even if they didn't hurt go to the hospital. They said if I felt pressure for more then 30 min, go to the hospital, just go! Well okay. So I went shopping and I felt contractions every 3-5 min the whole hour and pressure, yeah it was there. I called Dallas and he said to come to his office and sit for awhile and see what happens. So that I did.

While sitting they went from 5 to 7 min apart. The last 30 min I was trying to see about the other two girls so I was on my feet a lot and the contractions were every 3 so to the hospital we went. They checked me in the nurse said, wow looks like you won't be going anywhere. They were trying to stop me and there I sat for 5 hours until they finally sent me home. NOTHING!

Well we got AFLAC insurance with this baby in hope we would get some money back. But I had to go until April 21st to get that money. That was three more weeks. Shucks, could I make it that long!

The next week I went into my appointment and I was at a 5 and 85% effaced still -1. Then the next week still at a 5 and 85% effaced. Every time they said you aren't going to last more then a few days. What the world.

Finally April 15, tax day, I woke up from a dream and I was giving my belly away because it hurt. Well when I woke up it still hurt, I sat there for 15 more min and told Dallas today is the day. I hopped in the shower, dropped the girls off at a Friends and to the hospital we went. I got all checked in and guess what, I was at a 5 and 85% effaced. Are you kidding me. The last time I am listening to those Doctors. I should have waited, not gone right in :)! They told me they couldn't admit me until there was a change and they would check me in two hours (2 hours I could have him by then). I was hurting but I tried to be brave. The pains got consistently worse (of course) the contractions were every three minutes apart and I didn't get much relief between them. I couldn't talk to Dallas and I didn't want anyone to talk to me. The nurse told me to get up and walk around and again, are you kidding. I tried threw up all over the place, ran to the bathroom to try to make it an easier clean up, leaned over between a contraction and the nurse went crazy! She thought I was trying to have Kaden in the bathroom! I just needed some relief. After all that she decided to check me before the two hour time frame. Lo and behold I was at a 6....wait once more are you kidding barely a 6 with all this! So she started the paperwork to admit me. I really wanted an epidural, she said as soon as she did the i.v. she would call. After an eternity (10 min) I was all set. She checked me again. I was at an 8, she called Dr. Connolley and requested the epidural. Dr. Connelly told the nurse, not to be so dramatic but he was coming over and 5 min later he was there. He said, "if you feel like you need to push, let me know." I said I do. So he checked and I was @ a 10! No epidural for me. 5 minutes and 1 push later Kaden Calvin Davis was born. He weighed 8 lb and 21 inches long. He was born at 9:31 a.m.

6 comments:

Hallie said...

Wow, that is quite the ordeal you went through! I'm glad he is finally here and healthy, you too! Congratulations, he is adorable!

Mary Ann said...

You look so good! and Kaden is the cutest thing.. oh my heck!! NO EPIDURAL!! I'm so sorry! You are amazing! I'm so glad he is here.. and dang it.. not after the 21st! That's crappy!

sellers said...

What a cute little boy! Congrats! I am sorry that you had such a crazy labor, but i am sure that he is totally worth it! You look awesome too. We miss you guys.

Heather K said...

Wow Amazing Woman. That is exactly what happened to me when I had Mallory. I went too quickly and didn't get my epidural. I tell people I never planned to go all natural but now you can say you did it like our Mommas! He is cute and so fun you got a boy! Congrats!

Katie J. Layton said...

Congratulations on your new little guy. He is adorable and your girls look so cute with him. You look great in the pictures. I wish I looked that good after giving birth.

Chase and Teresa said...

Wow, what a whirlwind delivery. I cannot believe no epidural-ouch. Kaden is adorable!