Thursday, November 3, 2011

Jared Paul Johnson

Jared Paul Johnson
October 26, 2011
12:32 pm
7 lbs 7.5 oz, 20 inches long

We headed to the hospital at 4 am on the 26th for me to be induced. Everything got going pretty fast! I didn't have to take the liquid drink this time, like I did with Abby. They just stuck an i.v. in me and let the pitocin run through my veins. All was in place at 5:30 and the waiting began. I was dilated to a 2 when I got there, so we asked the nurse if she had any predictions of birth time. She guessed about noon. I guessed 1 and Paul guessed 11. (We really wanted to get this baby out :)
Contractions started heating up at about 7am when my doctor came in to break my water. At that point I was about a 4. I handled them okay until 9 when all the labor moved to my back (JUST like it did for Abby). I called the nurse for an epidural, but the "epidural giver" (ha) was in the room with a lady getting a c-section... so it took a good hour for him to get there. Longest hour ever. He (the epi giver) finally got there to give me my epi at 10. I don't remember it hurting so bad with Abby, but this time it literally felt like he was filing my spine. Holy it hurt. Then it wasn't working right... I could still feel all my back labor, but he said there wasn't anything they could do about it. Gay. At 11:30 Jared turned the right way and there was no pain! Woo Jared!
I was at an 8 when they checked me and the nurse said "If you feel any pressure, you call me asap!" So I fell asleep and woke up to a lot of pressure. I called the nurse, she was busy so a different one came in. She checked me, I was still at an 8.. Grr. I asked her when I could start pushing and she said I had to be at a 10. Then for some reason she decided to check me again (literally 3 minutes later) and she said "It's time to have a baby!" Luckily, Dr. W was headed up the stairs to check on me.
Dr. W got in the room, got all saddled up (he's quite the cowboy. Really. He wears scrubs and cowboy boots to work every day) and told me to push. Then to push again.. Then one more tiny push and Jared was out! It took 10 minutes tops. Awesome!
Introducing, Jared Paul...... !!!!!

Abby was pretty confused. She was excited to see a baby, but then got distracted by her surroundings.

Now we have this squishy little guy here with us. Cute little dimples and all!


Anonymous said...

so, so adorable! you really had a fast labor and delivery! do you realize that???? you'll probably be the one that by #5 you'll have to hold the baby in while you rush to the hospital! :)

I'm so happy he's here, you're ok, and the Abstress is adjusting! love you all sooooo much!


Ashley said...

CONGRATS! You and Paul have such a cute family. It makes me really happy. You make it sound so easy. I'm on baby #3... NEVER been in labor in my life... I'm going to try this time and I'm scared to death! But your story really eased my mind. haha. Very sweet pictures, and I hope your little babies make you the happiest girl in the world!

Jennilee said...

love the pictures, glad things went ok. sorry you had to wait for the epi!!

Mrs.Danielle.Warren said...

Yay! He is too cute! Maybe one day I will be able to meet your growing, little family lol Congrats to you & your hubby!

Josh and Lauren said...

You're such a great mommy! Good job!! Love the pictures! :)

Danielle said...

Love birth stories!!! Love that baby boy.