Happy Birthday Miles!
As you know, last Friday baby Miles was born. Since then I have been enjoying my boys and working on recovery so I haven't made much time for the blog. Today I thought I would write about my Labour and Delivery before it's OLD news.
Thursday morning Aaron and I went into see DR. Drake for our weekly check up hoping to find a little progress but I was about the same. Since Aaron was facing a week of finals DR. Drake asked if we wanted him to brake my water. It was a little unexpected because in Canada they hardly ever do anything to start labor before you due date. So he left us to talk about it and we decided to go that it would be better to have the baby so Aaron could focus and write his finals instead of getting a call in the middle of the week and having to make the rest of them up next quarter.
Friday morning Lyndz came over to get AJ and we were off to the hospital. It was really exciting going to meet our baby but also scary to know that in a few hours I would be in LABOR! Things went pretty fast with AJ, especially for a first pregnancy so we had our fingers crossed that it wouldn't take to long for things to get rolling.
By 8:30 we were all checked in, done with paper work, and on to the IV. For all of you who don't know, I have a Major problem with IV's. It's totally mental thing but I just can't get over how disgusting it is to have them digging around in your veins and then leaving a tube to sit in there, YUCK! As soon as she started to prep me I got all hot and sweaty, my veins vaso constricted, and I started to puke. I was so embarrassed, it was just and IV! It ended up taking an hour to get me to relax enough for her to find a vein and get it all set up, what a baby!
At 10:15 Dr. Drake showed up to see how I was doing. He sat and visited with us for about 15 minutes befor braking my water and then ordered up the epidural. The contractions started right away and were getting harder with each one, good thing we ordered the epidural so quickly! It was only working on the left side and we had to call the anesthesiologist back in to give me and extra boost of something so the right side would hurry up and get numb. I was feeling A LOT of pain and some pressure so at 11:45 the nurse checked me and I was already 7cm. She called Dr.Drake and he said he would hurry over but I was already starting to feel the need to push by the time she got off the phone.
The medicine was kicking in and the pain was mostly gone but I was feeling sick to my stomic and ready to be done with the whole labour experience. At 12:04 Dr. Drake walked in and immediately stared getting things set up, it was GO TIME! They sat me up and I got sick again, all I could hear was the nurse saying, "Your going to barf out your baby!" lol. I focuse and did just was the Doctor said, nice little pushes, which was a little weird with the epidural. It makes it hard to know if you are even pushing let alone how hard but I managed. Just 15 minutes later we had a brand new baby!
I remember looking up at Aaron and he mouthed, "IT'S A BOY!" just before Dr.Drake made the big announcement. He was perfect! From the minute I heard he was a boy I new he was the right fit for our family and that we were meant to have another little boy in our home right now. He was covered in goo but calm and quite as we checked each other out for the first time. He looked completely different then AJ except for maybe the nose and all I wanted to do was snugs him up.
Since his cord was not around his neck Aaron was able to cut it and then it was time for us both to get cleaned up. By 1:45 we were snuggled together in our little hospital bed marvelling over our new baby and racking our brains for the perfect name. We wanted to have him named by the time AJ came up to visit and after much deliberation we decided on, Miles Daniel Poytress.
Miles is a name that Aaron has liked for a few months, it is my Great Grandpas name, but I always said that I would have to see him to make sure he LOOKS like a Miles, which it turns out he dose! Daniel is in honer of Aaron's younger brother who passed away 13 years ago. Aaron has always wanted to pass on his name to one of our son's and Baby Miles is the one who will get the honer of caring it with him as he journeys through life.
AJ's name is chalk full of history and meaning and we hope that we have given Miles a name that can come to have personal meaning to him. He is named after two great men and we know that he will make them proud to share their names.
We are so in love with little Miles and can't wait to watch him grow. What a blessing it is to be a parent!