Carefree Blonde

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tyson's Birth Story

It's amazing how quickly you can fall in love with someone so tiny and so new to this world. Our little Tyson was born on August 4th 2015 at 1:30 p.m. weighing 7lb 10oz and 20 inches long. The actual pregnancy was fairly easy, but the delivery was quite the little scare adventure.

On Monday the 3rd, my water broke at 11:30 p.m. Eric and I scrambled around the house trying to make sure we had everything we needed. Luckily I was a little over anxious for this moment, so not only did I have my hospital bag ready to go, but I also had a list of last minute items on the dresser to grab on the way out. It was such a surreal experience. I was moving around super slow not really believing it was actually happening, and Eric was running around trying to get my slow moving self into the car.

We got to the hospital and it must have been a full moon or something because it was packed!!! There were three women ahead of me in the waiting room that had their water break as well. We sat in the waiting room a solid two and a half hours before we were able to be checked by the nurse. All I could think of as my contractions started growing was I better make it into the delivery room before this baby comes!

Once we were finally seen, we found out that there was meconium in with the amniotic fluid so there was going to be a few respiratory specialists in the room to clear out our little boy's lungs once he was born which made me a little anxious. Another hour and a half went by as they were waiting on a delivery room to open up for us to go unto. I'm telling you, it's my luck that the day my water broke would be the day the whole state of Georgia would be in labor lol. By this point my contractions were definitely getting really intense and as terrified of needles as I am, I was READY for the epidural. When the anesthesiologist came in, I started getting these uncontrollable shakes because of how nervous I was (I told y'all I'm TERRIFIED of needles). Eric was definitely my rock as he held my hand the entire time, but my anxiety by this point was through the roof. After getting the epidural I felt great haha no more feeling the contractions and I was ok with that.

At 7am August 4th, I was dialated to a 10 so we decided it was time to meet our little man. This is when it really got stressful. With every contraction and push, Tyson's little heart rate would plummet. The nurses would run around and move around the heart rate monitor but the only way to get his little heart rate up was to stop pushing and lay on my side. This went on for hours as we would try a little bit at a time for him to come, but each time his heart rate would go away and we would need to stop. At one point when it was just Eric and I in the room, we prayed together that he'd be ok. The Dr. was thinking we were going to need to do an emergency C-section so they got the operating room ready. Before going that route, she decided that they would try to use the vacuum to help get Tyson out. After losing suction three times, and some pretty forceful maneuvering, Tyson was finally born. As the nurses rushed our little man away to clear out his lungs Eric and I just looked at each other and lost it. I never thought I'd cry when my baby was born but after the scare of his tiny heart beat fading away and realizing how fragile life is, I just couldn't believe he made it and was ok. It really felt like a miracle.

At three and a half weeks old now, I can't imagine life without our little man. He has already brought so much joy to our home as he makes these newborn faces that sometimes we think are smiles and then realize he may just have a little gas. As exciting as it is for the day that he'll be able to laugh and communicate with us, we're really just soaking him up as he is right now. Every day he looks a little bigger and different to me. I don't want to let this time fly by as I look forward to the next phase of life for him because I know I'll never get these moments and this time with him back. My biggest goal right now is to just enjoy where he's at with each passing day.

We feel so grateful to all of our friends and family that have given us so much love and support throughout this entire process. We have been really blessed with help from loved ones from gifts for Tyson, meals, and well wishes. These outreaches have meant the world to Eric and I and we feel so loved. Thank you!

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