This is the story of Hudson’s birth as told to him in his baby bookI can’t believe he is 4 weeks old already!
On June 4th I had a regular doctors appointment at 8:30 am. I did the NST and you looked great. Finally, Dr. Graham came in and took me back to the ultrasound room to check and see if you were still breech so we could come up with a game plan. At that point I was 38 weeks and 4 days according to her & 37 weeks and 5 days according to me. We were planning on trying to turn you one more time. The ultrasound tech started looking around…I knew you were still breech; your head was always in my rib cage! But, what we saw was that you were out of of fluid-literally didn’t see any pockets. The tech turned to me and asked if I had brought my hospital bag, My mind started racing. She walked me back to Dr. Graham and she looked at me and Nana and said I was out of fluid and there was no reason to keep you in. After all, I was far enough along and there were risks involved with having no fluid and no chance you would turn with no fluid. I called your dad, who had dropped off your brother and sisters at an art camp just a bit earlier and then headed to work so he turned around. Then I headed over to the hospital; I wasn’t even allowed to go home! Dr. Graham said she would be over at 1:30 pm for my csection. It hadn’t hit me yet…that we would be meeting you in a just a bit. It was odd to be driving over to the hospital to have a baby with no contractions or broken water or anything! It just didn’t seem real.
Your dad headed back to get our stuff and come to the hospital (I had had my bag packed for some time along with a surprise bag for him) while I got hooked up to the IV and filled out paperwork. I was pretty calm as we made arrangements for the kids and started preparing to meet you. Just the night before we said to one another “It doesn’t seem like we are ever going to have this baby.” Little did we know… The panic set in when the nurse came in at 11:45 am and said Dr. Graham will be here in 15 minutes-I was like wait! You said 1:30! Your dad and I started getting excited and then moments later the nurse arrived to take me to the OR.
The OR was a bit overhwhelming I must admit but once I was ready to go and laying down, your daddy came in in his scrubs and I felt better with him beside me. Once the spinal was in and I was checked for numbness everything went really fast.
You were out in minutes. So, at 12:28 pm you entered this world butt first with “We Are The Champions” playing in the OR. We all laughed (a Kansas song was playing just before that). Daddy said you had lots of hair and I pictured a full head of dark hair but I was wrong! You were blue-eyed and strawberry blond-headed.
You were cleaned up, weighed and wrapped for me. A whopping 6 pounds, 12.3 ounces and 21 inches long with an Apgar of 9. Daddy brought you over to me and we snuggled until I was finished.
I held you on the way back to our room and then fed you as soon as we got back. Then Nana came in and saw you and Molly too. Granny had picked up your brother and sisters from camp and they got there to meet their new brother.
Papa and Grandaddy came and Adam too.
And in your new room that daddy & I worked so hard on-it was crazy that you were now sitting in it
The next days were kindof a blur but you were a perfect baby and we just fell in love with you and just couldn’t believe you were here. We could not take our eyes off you! We left the hopsital less than 48 hours after you were born and brought you to your new home
And his newborn pictures are coming soon