Sunday, October 4, 2009

The first few moments....

Alright, this is overdue and I wish I would have done it last week, but here's the story of Pearcen's birth. Of coarse from previous posts, I was a bit, ok, A LOT impatient for him to get out. I was doing everything I could and finally they let me go in for pg gels on Monday. I was really nervous, so not ready for delivering a big ole baby again. So we started round 1 of 4 at 7am. It really didn't do much. They couldn't check me either because my cervix was so postierier (sp). So we did round 2 at about 9:45. I started to contract a bit, but nothing exciting, and still not dialated or effaced. Round 3 came around 12:30 or 1 and they hurt so badly and I was crying everytime because my cervix was so far back, so after round 3 I said I didn't want to finish, but we had to stay in the hospital for 2 hours afterwards so they could monitor his heartrate. So as soon as the time was up, I stood up to go get changed and my water broke, and it broke again, and there was fluid all over the place. So I went to the shower and things got going...HARD.
At about 4 or 5 they could check me and i was at a 6 or 7, and then came Mr. Epidural. UG! I contempalted the whole time if I should do it or not because the contraction pains were only in a small area, but they were INTENSE. It was right where his big ole head was engaged. IT KILLED, so I gave in. The SECOND he put it in, I freaked. I didn' tmove, but I got mad at him and I bit Jase's hand. It felt like a HUGE load of bricks on my left side...KILLED! So he did something that took a long time and I had to stay scrunched over during a few contractions and I was VERY unhappy. By the time we let them know the epidural only took on half of me, it was almost time to push. So yes, I felt it all on my right side. Which I KIND of liked because then I could feel what I was doing, but kinda felt jipped on the epi. But it was a great delivery. Only a couple of light pushes (I kept it easy this time since my hemmroids were my biggest problem after Boston) and he was out! They put him right one me and I was never so relieved to have a baby out. I just snuggled him for a good 15 minutes before I let them weigh him.
He was really pretty quiet for a long time til they did his Vit K shot, and he let out a scream, and then back to quiet and sweet. He was born at 7:30pm and we were outta the hospital within 18 hours. Ug! not my choice at all, and will NOT do it again, but I'm just glad we're all home and healthy. These are a couple of pictures I was able to take during Pearcen's big shoot with Holly yesterady. Hers are AMAZING, and I'll be posting them as soon as I get them. They are adorable! But for now, enjoy these sweet rolly pictures.....


17 comments:

buba's bodacious babe said...

thanks for sharing your story with us. I love the way you describe how things went down. No sugar coating it! I think the pictures you took are so GOOD!!! Don't sell yourself short, you're amazing! Glad to hear that you're feeling a little better and things are settling down. Pearcen is SO stinkin cute I could eat him.

Sarah Pace said...

cute pictures!! I'm frusterated right now because I want a good lense and better pictures!!! were those taken at your house? they are super cute!!!

Kristal said...

Yea, in his room, Holly set up a little somethin somethin and shot away. Sarah, get a 50mm. I got mine cheap (second hand) and had just as good of pictures with it...no lie. I look back at some of the pictures I took with it 3 years ago, and love them more than some of the ones I take now. Make sure you always have good lighting and the right exposure.

Burgess said...

I love him already! Hopefully I can see him in real life sometime soon so I can squeeze the heck outta him!

Sarah Pace said...

how do I get the right exposure? I never know what setting to use!

Sarah Pace said...

I was looking at rebbeka westovers pics. I love that style. How does she get the pictures so bright but the people still at the right coloring?? I WANT TO KNOW!! should i have gotten a Nikon?? I wonder now. Or is it just simply a good photoshop program? I need someone to teach me the secrets!

Elissa said...

im in love

Tamee said...

Eat him up! Garrett is painfully jealous of Jaden's boy baby. Hopefully he'll fall for this new little girl like her has for his other two sisters.
I'm so jealous that you gott Holly to take pictures. One less thing you have to take care of.

Bailey's said...

Oh so cute! Can't wait to see the rest! Do you mean you won't leave the hospital so fast? Or you don't do a hospital again? Or that you were there too long?

Jessica said...

He looks so sweet and tiny! I can't wait to see the rest of the pics- you do such an amazing job. So would you do the epidural again? I only had one with Mason and it was stupid- definetely won't (and didn't) do that again!

Cara Fish said...

if he gets any squishier, I'm going to die of cute shock...love it.

Em said...

Congats, Kristal!

I'll be honest, I didn't read all the gory details because I'm scared enough to have my own kids as it is, much less actually give birth to them.

But Pearcen is so handsome! Well done!
Those pictures are amazing.

Kourtney Dawn said...

He is soo stinkin cute (just lie the rest of your kids) I'm so happy for you!!! He is so sweet and adorable!!! Thanks for sharing him with us and for letting me hold that cute little man!!!

Allred's said...

Okay, so your little Pearcen is so adorable and squish-able, and I just want to kiss kiss kiss hime. I love his little beanie with the long extension. He is a doll, and you look so fabulous in your "right-after" photos. Who looks so good after having a baby??? Kristal does! Too Bad Boss Man is taking it hard. When we had our second, our first tried hitting her with a toy hammer. She wasn't very excited either, but you know how that goes....he will come around. Congrats 100% on such a doll baby! He is so handsome! ps...enjoy the moments, don't become too obsessed with losing the weight, they won't be little forever, so take it easy!!

Woodside's said...

I am so happy for you! He is adorable! I can't believe you have four kids! I love it! I am looking forward to meeting Pearcen! I have been so out of the loop with all the stuff that Justin and I have had in our life lately. I need to make a trip to see you! I want another baby! I have not wanted another one until I saw Pearcen's pictures! Thanks ALOT!:)

Erika said...

Congrats Kristal, what a sweetie pie. Glad all went well for you!

Vonda G. said...

Noticed you didnt document his first visitors???? His favorite Aunt and Uncle, the full body exam by Uncle Bill, the passing of the baby from Gutt to Gutt or the amazing monkey outfit. (so I just did) LOVE you PEARSEN!