Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Baby Story

The Birth Story of Carsyn:

I guess I feel like it all started on Friday, Sept 17 at 3:00. We checked in at the hospital and registered and did some bloodwork. Usually I hate blood work but its amazing what your body can acclimate to. I was happy to get all of the paper work out of the way so that way Sunday all I had to do was walk into the hospital and gets things started. After that the hubby and I went to PF Changs for my "last supper". Oh pork dumplings, spring rolls, lettuce wraps- how I love you. Afterwards we proceeded to my big sis's house for roasting marshmallows with my favorite little guy.

Holy cow!! I did not realize until this pic was snapped how much bigger I am than my hubby...and I swear I do not tower over him!

Saturday we ran around town buying last minute things like pillows and pacifiers- Side Note- If anyone out there needs advice on what to pack for the hospital, especially if they are having a c section please email me!! (I received a lovely email from Ashley laying out exactly what to expect and it was so helpful- thanks again!) We had dinner with Shane's family that night and everyone tried to calm my nerves- I knew it was going to be a restless night and it was. I kept laying in bed thinking things like I really should have got my hair highlighted and I really, really, should NOT have eaten mini cheeseburgers!!

The Delivery Day:

Shane and I woke up at 6:30 and got everything loaded in the car-we had been staying with my sister so it wasn't too hard to pack. We arrived in the parking lot of the hospital at 7:30 am and we cranked up some Bruce to get me in a happy mood. We entered the hospital and went directly to the labor and nursery floor. There I met my nurse Sherri and she started my IV. She did everything she could to calm my nervous and tell me everything was going to be fine. Then the third love of my life, the anthethesiologist came in to talk to me about the epidural. Mom and Dad got to visit me for a minute and at roughly 9:45 I was wheeled into OR. At this point Sherri was singing we're having a party and I was getting really excited. I recieved an epidural, which was not painful at all and then Shane came into see me. Dr F and my 2 sweet nurses came in and the procedure started. I felt a slight rocking, but that's about it. In mere moments we heard the doc say get your camera ready I have a foot and then we heard the sweet, sweet sounds of Carsyn crying.

Meeting daddy

Our first family photo

My hero- Dr F

All cleaned up

At this point Shane is snapping pics, the peds are checking out Carsyn, and Dr F is concentrating on momma. I am wheeled to recovery where Sherri tells me to rest and Shane and Carsyn go to get cleaned up and meet the families. At this point I remember relaxing a little and then Shane entering the room with Carsyn so we could have a little bonding time. After this I'm wheeled to my room and visitors are allowed. We had so many visitors that day and it was such a joyous occasion the pain and exhaustion really were not a factor- course that set in afterwards ;)

Bonding time with mommy

All ready to go home


  1. Congratulations!!! I tried to post a comment the other day but it wouldn't let me :(

    Carsyn is beautiful and her name is precious -love it! Oh my goodness -love all that hair!

  2. Congratulations! She is so beautiful!