I should start from Wednesday (May 11th) at my doctors apt. where my doctor checked to see if I was progressing and turns out I was dilated at a 4 and 70% effaced. My doctor jokingly (but not really joking) told me she wanted me to wait until Monday to have the baby since she would be out of town for the weekend. Well turns out that Sunday night (May 15th) I started getting contractions that were pretty frequent. (It must have been the long walks I took all weekend and a little bit of jumping or more accurately what I like to call "moon walking" on the tramp earlier that day that helped get it going :) I was getting the contractions every 3-5 minutes about a minute or so long. We were in the middle of a movie and so I told Tay lets wait until the end of the movie just to be sure....and yep they kept getting stronger so we went to the hospital (around 11pm or so). The hospital admitted me and we got all set up in a delivery room. The nurses checked me and I was still dilated at a 4. My doctor was still out of town so our backup was Dr. Powers (pic below) ...cool name eh? He came and met me and we decided to see how the contractions went for a while longer and to see if I would continue to dilate. Well even though my contractions were getting really strong, I wasn't changing much and I was super tired so they gave me a little bit of morphine around 3am to help me sleep. Around 7am they came and checked me and my contractions due to the morphine really decreased. They then put me on pitocin to help get my contractions going again....and once again they got really strong...fun! The nurse checked me though and I had a little bit of progression to a 5 and a half and 100% effaced. Not much, but it was enough for them to decide to break my water. I decided I wanted an epidural and just in time too. I got the epidural around 11:45, they broke my water at 12pm, and by 12:20 I was fully dilated and ready to start pushing. ...
I could still feel and move my legs but numb otherwise so it was perfect. They had me start pushing around 12:32 and by 12:35 or three contractions later our healthy baby boy was born. 3 whole minutes!...he beat Bridger by 2 minutes and I thought Bridger was fast!
May 16th,2011 12:35pm
Mason Colton Weight!
7lbs. 8oz. 19 inches!
We are so happy to have this special addition to our family and as you can see from the pictures below, Bridger is excited/confused about having a baby brother :)
Bridger loves giving Mason kisses! It's so cute (see one of the pics above). Since we've brought him home, I think he's given him close to 100 kisses by now. He will be such a good big brother.
Thanks Taylor for giving me beautiful babies! I knew it when I saw your childhood home videos and what a cute kid you were :)
Look at those toes... So little! I love it!