Tuesday, November 25, 2008

He's Here!!!

I finally got the time to update my blog. I have been putting sleep before anything else the last couple days. I'm going to make this as short as I can cause I know everyone only wants to see pictures of Kael anyways. :) Labor was LONG..... a total of 24 hours! Yes seriously I'm not kidding. So I went into the doctor on Tuesday to do my final check up. If I wasn't progressing then we were going to schedule a date for my to come in and be induced. Yet again my blood pressure was off the charts, but this time it was really really high and it didn't drop with the whole laying on my side routine. So the doctor said he wanted me to go straight over to the hospital and they were going to get give me some meds to thin me out and then the next day they would start my induction. I was a little bummed because I wanted to go home and get all my hospital stuff and I just felt really unprepared. So the meds they gave me were to thin me out and they had to stay there for 12 hrs, so we had to stay in the hospital over night, then they would check me in the morning to see if it worked. That's what we did, and it worked. So they started me on Pitocin to get my labor started. They also started me on some Magnesium Sulfate so I wouldn't have seizures because of my blood pressure... and they were having me take a pill to try and drop my blood pressure. It started out where I was having contractions but I wasn't really dilating so the doc said at the end of the day if I hadn't shown any progress we were probably going to do a C section. Well at six I had dilated a little bit so they said in a couple hrs they were going to check me again. I ended up doing this all night all the way to a nine!! A freakin nine!! Oh and yes I got an epidural that wore off twice because of how long my labor was. It wore off first at about a five and they gave me a stronger dose and again at a nine. So they waited for another hour to see if I would finish dilating and I didn't so they rushed me to the OR and I had my C section at 4:41 am on Thursday, November 20th. Let me remind you I went into the hospital on Tuesday at 4 pm and started Labor at 6 am on Wednesday and I have been in bed this whole time. Fun, Fun. The reason, other than this was my first baby, it was so long was the Magnesium was a muscle relaxer and it was relaxing my uterus while the Pitocin was a suppose to make my uterus contract. So my poor body was just so confused on what it was suppose to do. And the reason I stopped at a nine was because Kael's head was turned the wrong way probably because I had been in bed for so long. The doc said if he had his head the right way I wouldn't have had the C section. After all that Kael Nicklas Rogers was born, weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and 20 and 3/4 inches long and just perfect as can be. The most important thing through all of it, was Kael never showed any signs of stress. He was a heathy happy boy the whole time. We got to go home on Saturday afternoon and we have been doing awesome and trying to get used to our new lives. Thanks to everyone who have helped and supported us. We couldn't have done it without you. And now the pictures you have all been waiting for.








14 comments:

azHarline said...

He is so precious. Congratulations on your new little addition. Sorry to hear about your long labor, but at least now it is all over with.

Jonathan and Sarah Schnepf said...

Congratulations!! Kael is a cutie! I am sorry your labor went so long! I totally understand being confined to your bed the whole time! It is not fun. It sounds like we had a similar experience, we went in on a Tuesday and had the medicine to thin me out before they gave me pitocin the next morning. It's not the funniest thing in the world but seeing your little baby makes it all worth it! We are so happy for you and wish you the best of luck with your new little one.
PS- I am glad that you are making sleep a priority! Taking care of a baby requires A LOT of energy :)

bettina said...

congratulations! HE is so handsome! You are going to love being parents, it's so rewarding!!

Tyler and Lindsee said...

He is ADORABLE!! Congratulations you guys! And sorry your labor was so long:)

Catherine said...

You guys did good. He is adoreable as can be. I hope you are getting rest. what an ordeal, i bet you are glad it is over and he is here safe and sound. good job!

Trevor, Brittany, and Addison Gardner said...

He is beautiful guys. And he looks just like his Daddy. Congrats! Hope your recovery goes well and quickly. Let me know if I can do anything for you!

The Smith Family said...

Hey! Congrats you guys! He is adorable! We can't wait to meet him. Please Let us know if you need anything! Sorry Shalyse that your labor was so long and that you had to have a c section. Hope you all are doing well and Happy First Thanksgiving Kael!

melissa hogle said...

Wow he is just perfect! Such a little cutie! Congratulations on becoming parents! I am sorry that labor was so hard! I hope that you recover quick. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you guys! Have fun with your new little family!!!

KristinaKendal said...

Congratulations on your new baby boy. He is so stinkin cute. You look so happy. Hope to see you soon. Its been way too long.

mattis0n said...

congrats!!! He is soooo cute. It was fun coming over to see him and both of you guys. Thanks for letting us barge in on such short notice.

Katrina said...

Congratulations!! He is such a cutie! I'm so glad you brought him with you the other night - what a good lookin' little guy!!

Mom said...

Yes, it was a night to remember, thanks for the memories!!!! And what a perfect, sweet little angel boy straight from heaven. Thanks for all your patience and endurance in order to bring our #27 darling grandbaby into our lives. Looking forward to a lifetime of enjoyment with him and MANY others!!!

Mom

Hayley said...

That's one cute kid. Congrats momma!!

The Hills said...

glad he is finally here safe and healthy. he is such a cutie pie. congrats!