Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Fynn Willow ~ A Birth Story As Told By Daddy

Fynn’s Birth Story



August 8, 2010 – Mommy was up late on Saturday night reading BabyCenter when her (your) water broke. She was up late a lot while pregnant with you, so it’s not surprising that your birth story begins at 2:20 a.m. Mommy woke Daddy up from his nap on the couch and Daddy woke up Corey (your big brother) and Madelyn (your big sister) to get them ready to go to the hospital. Mommy took a shower while Daddy, brother and sister gathered up everything we wanted to take and away we went. Daddy drove everyone down to Grandma and Papa’s so we could drop off Madelyn and the rest of us went to the hospital. We spent a little while in a tiny room near the nurse’s station and then went to room 146. Since Mommy’s water had broken, she wasn’t allowed to go away from the monitors, so we spent most of our time waiting for you right there in the room. Daddy and Brother did go to the cafeteria for breakfast and to the lobby to make phone calls, but mostly we stayed with Mommy. We listened to music that Mommy had collected for the occasion (once Papa brought it from home – we forgot it when we were gathering things at the house), watched movies (Blind Side in particular), and chatted with Aunt Nancy and later Grammy Judi, who came to the hospital to wait with us. We waited in that room for almost 13 hours. Mommy needed medicine to get her labor moving along, so the nurses gave her Pitocin (Mommy calls it da debbil!). When a woman’s water breaks, the nurses and doctors only give her 24 hours to deliver the baby herself before they go in to get the baby out. Mommy was determined to deliver you herself. At about the same time Mommy was first getting the Pitocin, Daddy was predicting that you would be born at 6:45 in the evening. Mommy was at 2 cm (10 is fully dilated, or ready to deliver) when we first got to the hospital. She reached 4 cm at 1:00 in the afternoon and then 5 cm at 4:00. Things started moving faster then. Mommy worked really hard for the next two hours and at 6:15, she was at nearly 8 cm. She changed her position and was ready to push. After 5 minutes of pushing, we saw you for the first time. You weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19 inches long. Smaller than we expected, but perfectly healthy and completely beautiful.


***I'll be including my side when I have use of two hands for longer than a few minutes.

8 comments:

Anti-Supermom said...

Congrats Shan and family! Fynn is beautiful (I wasn't able to view the ones you sent). What a great birth story too - exactly the way it should be!

I'm so excited for you all, only gets me more excited for our little girl~

Hank said...

Wow! Congratulations to Mommy and Daddy. Welcome, Fynn Willow, to a big wide wonderful world.

Bossy Betty said...

Oh my goodness! I loved hearing this story! These pictures just take my breath away. Fynn Willow--You are gorgeous. Welcome, welcome, welcome!!! Congrats Mommy and Daddy!

Brooke said...

Congratulations!! Fynn is adorable!

Rebecca said...

Welcome, Flynn! Happy Birthday!

Shan, she is absolutely beautiful. I am so happy for you, and I am glad to hear that all went well and resulted in a healthy, beautiful baby. You look great (this is the first time I've seen you guys, actually). Enjoy these days. Don't worry about typing posts for us. You can keep both hands on the wheel for a while. I do look forward to seeing more pictures of your sweet baby when you want to share, though!

Rebecca said...

By the way, do you know what song from your playlist was playing when she was born?

Shan said...

I have no idea... but I can tell you, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" was playing as we nursed for the first time.

Paula said...

Congrats!!! I have just recently found the time to get back online and my little one is 8 wks old! I still haven't updated the blog tho...

Fynn is a beautiful little angel. I am so happy for you!!

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