Friday, October 17, 2008

The real labor day!

Well, today was the day! Our little boy was born 7:45 am this morning. The C-Section went really well, and all of the nurses/doctors/etc. were really great. We headed into the hospital at 5 am (way too early if you ask me...especially since they made me shower with a special soap last night and this morning...so 4 am was my wake up time) got more paper work filled out, got my IV started, starved (couldn't eat anything for 8 hours before hand), talked to all sorts of people about the surgery, and waited rather impatiently for 7 o'clock. We got my spinal around 7:10 (it was so quick...I was really impressed) and with an efficiency I wasn't expecting our little man was born 1/2 later! I'm feeling really well. I've got up and walked around, I'm not on too much pain killer and I'm just...great! I'm really tired, and if you came to visit me I'm sorry if I wasn't all there. I do remember the visit though, and I appreciate it! Oh, he was 7.7 lbs and 19 1/2 inches long! I think we've decided to name him Cole, but we are still working on a middle name. Of course we took lots of pictures to share....but of course we forgot the card to down load them onto the computer...oops. We'll try to rectify that situation soon. Just as an unbelievable little fact he has hair and it's really dark. We will see how long it will actually last, but for right now our little nugget has hair! Rock on.
Dan has been really great and is making sure I'm comfortable and have everything I want. He even brought me flowers. I like flowers. Grandma Loni flew in yesterday and has been great with the kids. I'm afraid she isn't going to last very long though...the kids kind of mauled her yesterday and were all over her. I was exhausted just watching them. Anyway, she's been really great to have around and brought the kids in twice to see us. Caden is trying to be soft, but...well, isn't. Kember informed me multiple times that she "likes her baby brother." Too cute. I'm glad she likes him and I hope it lasts.
Sorry about the pictures...I really will work on that.

18 comments:

Liz Barnes said...

Congrats! I'm so glad that everything went well. I can't imagine having three.
I'm glad your mom is there to help. Congrats again!

Andrea said...

Yay!!!! So happy you guys are doing well. I'm excited to see pictures of the little man.

Rorie said...

WAHOO!!! I'm glad everything went smoothly for all of you. Why did they make you wash with weird soap? Is that a normal thing when you go in for a scheduled c-section? (Guess I'll find out next time for mine, huh?)
I love the name. :) And I can't wait to see pictures. And best wishes on surviving that horrible itching without scratching your skin off. When I had Braden, they gave me a washcloth/towel and told me to rub that on my skin instead of scratch. And occasionally I even took their advice.
Love ya!

Karen said...

Congratulations again!!! He is such a handsome little guy. You guys make good looking kids. I'm so glad everything went well. Take care & best wishes. I hope he turns out to be an easy baby for you.

Jewelle said...

Congrats! I can't believe you have baby number three! Kember and Lily are about a month apart, and I just barely had number two! Glad to hear all went well with the c-section and I can't wait to see pics!

Erin said...

I'm so excited that you have another little one.

Kirsten said...

Yay! Congratulations! Wow - he has hair and it's dark!? I'm excited to see pictures of your little one.

Heidi said...

CONGRATS!! And Yeah for the hair!!! Think positive- it will stay!! I can't wait to meet him, we will have to make a trip to see you soon! (And I really like the name Cole. I can't wait to see pictures!

Gayle said...

I'm so glad all is well with you. Thank goodness I read blogs or I never would have known I have a new great nephew! How come the c-section? Did you have Kember and Caden by c-sec? And where did dark hair come from? Anyway, congratulations to you and Dan. Rest up while you can and heal. You'll need all the energy you can get!!

Michelle said...

Congrats, babe! I'm excited for you. Wow... three. That seems crazy to me! Of course... I haven't managed to keep a pet or a plant alive yet. Huh. So really, even one seems crazy to me. :)

Amber said...

Congratulations! Yay! And Cole is a really cute name... :) Good luck!

SarahBrummett said...

Congrats! That is great that everything went so well. I am glad that you are feel well too! I love his name, and can't wait to see pictures!

Trista Teeter said...

WOO HOO! Congrats you guys!! You are a freaking super woman. Love the name!! :) Good luck with 3! Yikes. :)

michelle said...

Congratulations Tarah and Dan. Thanks for more details. Collin didn't know that much, plus he got his info. from your dad:))))

Jer and Jules said...

Yay, he's here! Congrats, I'm so happy things went so well for you!

Loughmillers said...

Congrtatulations on your new bundle of joy. I can't wait until our little boy is here.

Manndi said...

I'm so happy for you! I think Cole fits with your family the best (even if all the names start with the same sound). ;) I've been thinking about you and I'm glad you got the news to us so fast. Oh and I'm a C-section mom too...always glad to meet friends in that.

The Bott Family said...

Too cute! Kember is at that age that is so adorable with siblings, well NEW babies. How fun. I'm glad to read that everything went well. You seem to be getting around pretty well. Congrats! He is oodles cutsie!