The Hayden Story

Just wanted to give a quick recap as to the events leading up to Hayden's birth. Liz was admitted March 8th in the morning after her checkup - they determined she was in labor. They broke her water around lunchtime and then they gave her an epidural (which was not fun - I still have broken bones in my hand from her crushing them to prove it). Then they gave her petosin to increase the contractions, but since she had the epidural she didn't feel it. It took a day for her to finally become fully dialated, and quite frankly it was kind of boring waiting - there wasn't much to do. She did get nauseous around midnight, but they gave her some medicine that's given to chemo patients to reduce nausea, which stopped the vomiting. She started to push on March 9th at 6:00 AM and by 9:00 AM we weren't going anywhere. The doctor recommended that we go with a c-section because his head was turned up and it should have been down and the doctor couldn't turn it. Liz tried to push more but she was exhausted and the doctor didn't want to risk getting Hayden's head out but nothing else. So we went with the c-section, and that's the whole story. He wasn't 8 pounds, 2 ounces as we originally heard; he was actually 7 pounds, 4 ounces.

Anyway, I've added a new page to my site - the Hayden picture page. Rather than add pictures and updates to the blog, I'll add new stuff there. I've also added a navigation link to the top section of my site.

* Posted at 03.16.2005 09:19:22 AM CST | Link *

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