Monday, February 1, 2010

Liam's story




I thought I'd share a summarized version of Liam's birth story since I've had people ask..

So I woke up at 2:30am on Tuesday, January 12th with some pretty hard contractions. In fact, they were so intense that I didn't even time them for a whole hour, I just called my sister to come over and stay with our kids and then told Jason to pack his bags. So we drove to the hospital and by the time we got a doctor to come in and check me around 4am, my contractions had really calmed down (I was so mad). However, I was dilated to a 4, so they said I could stay. After I was admitted, I basically walked the halls and did everything I could to get things going. After several hours of laboring, my midwife checked me and I was still a 4. At this point they told me I could get Pitocin (no stinkin way), have my water broken, or go home. Now, mind you, I had been having false (but still painful) labor for over a week and I was not about to go home! So I told them to break my water. Once they did, contractions finally got serious and so did I. I wanted to see if I could go without the epidural and I made it to 6 cm before I threw in the towel. Thank goodness for epidurals because I felt great after that. :) It was now about 4pm and I was able to rest for about 2 hours before I was fully dilated and ready to push. I pushed 6 times and he was born at 6:18pm on January 12th. I got to hold him immediately and he was just beautiful. The midwife and nurses thought he looked big and guessed he would be about 8 1/2 pounds, but he was only 7lb. 10oz., my smallest baby. I loved my midwife and had a great experience at Kaiser.

p.s. Way to go Hillary for guessing Liam's birthday! We will have to figure out a way to get you your treat. :)

8 comments:

Greg and Sarah Nelson said...

Way to go Melody!

Jason and Brianne Kjar said...

yet another super cute baby for you. I'm glad the labor wasn't to bad.

Cecile and Justin said...

oh he is so cute!! How are you feeling? How's THREE kids?!? I'm getting so nervous, it just seems like so much:0) Hope you are doing great, and Liam is gorgeous. Love you!

Jason said...

I really like that second picture. Good lighting. Cute kid.

..Kris Naven.. said...

Congrats again! How exciting! He is another adorable Nartker! :)

Loving Wife to Matthew and Mommy to London said...

Congratulations! He is SO beautiful! I love♥ the 2nd picture!

Jen said...

Oh he is just dArLiNg!!!!! Welcome little nephew. He has those big beautiful brown eyes that Jason had and all your kids have. You must have had them too = ). I love and miss you guys so much. I looked at these pictures for the first time with Kayson and these were his remarks,"Oh Mom, look at that smooshy smooshy babae. Is that my cousins brother cuz I just LoVe him!!!!" he's in a doll bed, um that's kinda silly right?" LOL go raise kids. I'll call you soon. I hope you are feeling well and happy. All my love is being sent to you right........NOW!!!!!!!

Suzann said...

We really HAVE to get together when I'm down next time. He's so beautiful. I'm feeling brave enough for a 10 min hold .. instead of 2. LOL All my love, Grandma Reynolds