Monday, June 15, 2009

SHE'S HERE! SHE'S HERE!! the birth story...

Well, Baby Shelby Lynne Kee is here as of Friday, June 12, 2009 at 7:54a.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 12 oz., 21.5" long. She was weighed again before we left yesterday and lost 12 oz. so she weighed 7 lbs when we left. She's also breastfeeding well! It's trying at times and we're both waiting for the "real treat" to come in but I feel it coming! haha..
She came 3 DAYS after my due date and I wouldn't change a thing if it meant life w/o her in it!She is soo perfect and worth everything we went through for her to get here, from the fertility meds to the birth story below... OMG gals, my birth story is one I'LL NEVER FORGET!!!

here goes!:

We were set and admitted into the L&D ward at 7:30a.m. on Thursday, June 11th and shortly after gettin settled in, they admitted the cervidil pill, hooked me up to the monitors and the wait began. OK, so i was STILL not dilated at all before that was administered. So, the day progressed, still only a 2 - 3, so when i was like a 2.5 dilated and he checked he said everytime I had a contraction he could feel the water bag bulging so he waited on a contraction and burst it, which btw, HURTS LIKE NO BODIES BUSINESS! STILL NO PAIN MEDS AT THIS POINT BTW... I had been having contractions and weren't feelin them and the dr. was suprised but after they broke my water, it was still too early to give me an epi so they gave me stadol and phenegren mixed b/c i was getting so nauseated and that hurt more so than the contractions. During our wait, I got to walk the halls and dear hubby decided to take these 2 pics of me....haha...:

this pic below was me smiling but it was a TOTAL fake smile:

So after the water breaking and stadol/phenegren cocktail i was given, which just knocked me out for a while, the only sleep i got the whole 24 hours btw.... the real "fun" (yeah right) began! t About 2 am and then they gave me my epidural after seeing i was a full 3 almost 4 and guess what?! it didn't work the first time b/c he didn't push the needle in far enough so i had to have it AGAIN and be stuck all over again=#1 horrific issue... THEN... they decided to start the pitocin drip and OMG... every time they administered the pitocin, it would counteract w/ my epidural (meaning I WAS NO LONGER PAINLESS!) so my thighs to my toes were completely numb but from there UP was COMPLETELY feel-able so i felt ALL of the contractions each time from the pitocin=#2 horrific issue. THEN, about 5 am friday the ONLY NURSE i didn't like pushed up the pitocin drip W/O being told to do so by my dr. b/c she checked me and said i was 4 cm and wanted to see..OH and she kept makin me lie on one side for 30 min then switch over and over b/c she wanted to make the baby active, which SHE WAS AND HER HEART RATE WAS FINE! So, when she pumped up the pitocin drip, i had a contraction for ONE WHOLE HOUR STRAIGHT W/O ANY RELIEF AND FELT ALL OF IT B/C OF THE PITOCIN COUNTERACTING MY EPI! The epi man came in every hour after he gave me my 2nd one to give me more pain meds and nothing worked! =horrific issue #3 So at 7am my dr came in and said, "What's goin on? !" b/c i was still in horrific pain and he wondered what was goin on and why and that stupid nurse said, "Oh, haha, I guess i over-stimulated the pitocin drip..haha" UGH! YEAH U DID! OMG! So then he said, "well ur still at 4 cm and it's been too long (24 hours) so we've gotta do something so i'm calling it; C-section" Aww the best words i heard all day! After the 5 am incident josh was soo ticked at the nurse and helpless b/c i was in such pain that he was ready for it too! So, no even 30 min later i was being given anesticia by THE NICEST man named Stacy and all was well in happy land! haha... I continuously shook b/c #1 i was terrified of surgery (only had my wisdom teeth out and i was knocked out for it and this i was awake and numb), #2 i kept thinking, "OMG, what if he was wrong and she's a "he" and the room is all pink and all those outfits and..blah blah blah" haha.. and then i was terrified of the baby being ok, not huge, etc..general worries... but, she was born at 7:54am on Friday, June 12th! the dr. said, "Josh look!" and i thought she was out and being sucktioned out and what not and he said, "Umm no! he was pulling her out all i saw was her head and then her being delivered!" haha.. bless his heart! haha... he got to help clean her off and then i got to see her, which was kinda hard to see her but what i did was WONDERFUL! I WAS SOOOO CRYING! The only discomfort i felt w/ the c-section was the pressure of him pushing her down, which i know understand b/c she was 21.5" long and i kept thinking, "if she's dropped like the dr says, why is she kickin me under my boobs?" that's b/c her legs are super long! so he had to push from there down! It was THE BEST delivery! i HIGHLY RECOMMEND a c-section and will have one from now on!! probably only 1 more time though! haha.. it was great from there out though and we had THE BEST nurses ever in my room after being moved! the lactation specialist was soo helpful and amazing! felt like a part of the family! all of this was worth it though! She was 7 lbs, 12 oz, 21.5" long

Here are pics of our precious miracle, Shelby Lynne Kee:

1st Time I got to hold her after her delivery:

Shelby's 1st car ride! On the way home yesterday from the hospital (WHOLE HOUR DRIVE home and she never made a sound or woke up! haha)

THERE WILL BE more pics to come! these are just some we have from our cell phones, stacy and that were on the computer already. We've got more on our camera but I'm not sure where the cord is! Life is a little upside down these days! LOL..

She's already got THE WORLD wrapped around her fingertips! It's amazing to see Josh w/ her and talk about her! I cry everytime i see her w/ him, hear him talk about her, etc.. well, I CRY AT EVERYTHING these days actually! haha... I TOTALLY am overwhelmed w/ emotions and hormones right now! haha..

I'm recovering well. Taking my pain meds religiously but felt a lot better today than before! My incision is SOO TINY! it's a little over 6" long and TOTALLY where it won't be seen if I CAN EVER get the guts to wear a two-piece again. Not sure if that dream will happen b/c of some stretch marks Miss Shelby gave me the last few weeks of her baking!

last night was rough, our 1st night home. shelby was gassy and up and down. i only got 30 min of sleep so we got gas drops for her and aren't lettin her sleep a lot this evening. we're tryin to get a schedule set around her needs as well as our sleep need so we're resting during the day when she does. just pray for us! we r havin so much fun w/ this new journey and miracle in our lives!



MELISSA said...

congrats on the beautiful and healthy baby girl. she is just perfect!

Jakesmommie said...

She is BEAUTIFUL! I am so glad that you guys are home and doing well. I shook really bad with my epi when I had my csection. So bad, I was scared to hold Jake!

jill said...

she is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! glad you're at home and feeling better. the first few days are rough, but they are gone before you know it. can't wait to come love on her some more!

Troy & Lynda said...

She is adorable and it only gets better!!! My little man will be 3 weeks old Wednesday and my life is PERFECT with him in it!! Lynda

Rebekah Williams said...

Congratultations Bekah!!! She is adorable!!!

Jennifer and Trent Holloway said...

WOW! You are one strong mama!! Shelby is so beautiful and i LOVE her red hair!! I'm so happy for you guys...give her lots of kisses for me!


Denissa said...

Hi Bekah,
I'm over from Shelley's blog. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Praise the Lord!Your baby girl is beautiful! I can't believe how long she was! :) Sorry that you had to go through so much to end up with a c-section! I do agree though, I had 3 of them and I do not feel like I missed out by having them vs. a natural birth.
Good luck the next few days and weeks as you are getting adjusted. I know how tiring it is..

btw, everything that you make is ADORABLE!! makes me want girl! lol I have 3 boys!! I love the diaper bags! :)

Kecia said...

Congratulations!!! We are soooooo happy!

She is gorgeous!! OH GOD... So perfect!!

Kecia said...

Congratulations!!! We are soooooo happy!

She is gorgeous!! OH GOD... So perfect!!