Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Usry Pate Smelts is here!

Our sweet baby boy was born last Monday, October 25th at 7:47 am! Here's the story of his birth. We got all the last minute things done (like baking and decorating cookies, packing, and Georgia coming to pick up Alabama) and headed to the hospital on Sunday night to be induced. We were supposed to be there at 6 but, of course, like last time, they told us to go eat and come back at 7. So we went downstairs to the "grill" and since it was Sunday...Chick fil A is At the time, I didn't really feel like eating a lot because I was having some contractions already so I just had some strawberries.

When we got back upstairs, they took us to our room and got everything set up to start the cervadil. They monitor was showing the contractions I was having, but they weren't too painful yet. Our nurse's name was Olivia and she was very sweet. They put in the cervadil and I took an ambien to go to sleep to rest for the big day tomorrow...or so I thought! The contractions got worse all night long and it is all a big blur to me as to what happened when. They also gave me demoroll for pain and I think that with the ambien made me c.r.a.z.y! I told them that I was feeling a lot of pressure and pain and the charge nurse told me I had to wait for Dr. Serrano to come check me before I got an epidural. Long story short....I never saw an epidural! It went a lot faster than anyone thought it would and he was born at 7:47 am. None of our family was at the hospital because Adam didn't have time to call before the baby was here! After he was born, I basically passed out and Adam called everyone to tell them to come while he held the baby. I finally came out of the daze I was in and got to hold him and nurse him while we waited.I couldn't believe how much he looked like Alabama!

We wanted to make sure Alabama was there before Adam took him to the nursery so she could see everything and so there would be someone to take pictures! We stayed in recovery probably close to two hours.
Here is Alabama seeing her brother for the first time!
 They took him to the nursery and gave him a bath and weighed him and got him ready to come back to our room. Here he is on the scale weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces. He was also 21 inches long. Alabama was only 6 pounds 14 ounces but was 21 1/2 inches long.  
After we moved to the other room, Alabama came in first to see us and to meet Pate. She brought her little stuffed duck that she picked out to give him. She also got her "big sister" present. She got some Big Sis pajamas, zebra pajamas, tinkerbell notebook, princess coloring set, and some stickers!
Here is the first picture of our little family of four!!!

We had lots of friends and family come and visit us while we were in the hospital!
I think they came to see us, but maybe it was just for the UPS cookies! haha!
Adam and I feel very blessed to have two healthy children who are also absolutely beautiful!!!!