11.26.2013

Thomas Buffalo Johnson




This may come as a shock since I have never posted images of myself pregnant on here before, but I have a son!  One week ago I delivered a jolly, miniature version of my darling husband.  Weighing in at a mighty 9 pounds 5 ounces, the doctor told me that if he had known the size this would have been an automatic c-section.  Thank goodness for my mysterious womb mate that his size remained a joyful surprise!

I have had a life long phobia of giving birth.  There are two ways a baby wriggles out, and both filled me with absolute terror.  Wonderfully, the birth could not have been more pleasant.  The commotion began with a doctor's visit on Monday.  The baby's heart rate had been an issue the whole pregnancy, so with yet another alarming dip on the monitor I was off to the hospital (a common recent practice for me) and not leaving without a baby.  No dilation, no effacement, nothing.

I was given a medication to help prepare me go into labor.  The medication needed to sit overnight, and this conclusion was reached after being in the hospital all day.  So I had a long night ahead of me with no food, after a day of no food.  Once you are admitted into the hospital ice chips and the occasional popsicle become your menu.  The most horrifying part of all this was the no-food policy.  Well, that and the blood-curdling shrieks of the woman across the hall from us.  I had been eating like a marathoner for the past month, so I did not know how I would survive this with no food.

Overnight the medication worked its magic and I was at a 3.  An hour and a cup of ice chips later the nurse checked on me and said with a look of concern, "I don't believe what I'm feeling.  I'm going to have someone else check."  Christopher and I were terrified that we were headed for c-section city.  The other nurse confirmed...that I had gone from a 3 to a 10 in one hour!  We asked, "What happens next!?"  She replied, "You push."

My doctor arrived and within two and a half pushes a mighty boy was born!  The first thing out of the doctor's mouth was, "Your baby is HUGE!"  Thomas came built for great things.  He has a sweet old soul and I can't believe he's finally here, safe and sound.  We just love him.  

7 comments:

  1. Im so proud of you!! What a joy! Hes absolutely beautiful! Your sweet words about your experinece brought tears of joy and excitement for you! Good luck!! You're such a beautiful mother!!

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  2. Sounds perfect. He's mighty great and you are one tough lady. Well done! Wish I could cuddle him in person!

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  3. Amelia! He is beautiful! Congrats on your snuggle bundle of joy. So happy for you. Enjoy him!

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  4. Amelia! He is beautiful! Congrats on your snuggle bundle of joy. So happy for you. Enjoy him!

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  5. He is stunning! And coming from a mama of BIG babies...they are truly the best and most content. Enjoy every second of him! XOXO

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  6. This makes me so happy in so many ways Amelia! Congratulations! I am so glad it went smoothly and he is here safe. He is just beautiful! Love you!

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  7. Congratulations! Baby boys are all kinds of sweet. :)

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