Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tagney True's 2nd Birthday!

Summit Blu Paddock

On September 19th, 2010 God blessed our family with another beautiful healthy baby boy, Summit Blu. Here is the store of his dramatic entrance into this world:

Saturday, Septmeber 18th I woke up around 4am with some mild contractions, about ever 10-15 minutes. I layed in bed until about 7am and decided to get up and do some final things around the house, assuming Baby Paddock #2 would be coming soon. Around 9am the contractions were strong enough that I was having to breath through them, coming every 5-8 minutes and my water started to leak. I called the midwife and she told me to call her when they were more like 4-5 minutes apart, consistantly. I sat on my birthing ball, called my sister and my Mom to let them know that they should head out becuase baby was on his or her way! The contractions seemed to be getting stronger by the minute, and so I called my midwife back around 9:45 to let her know, and she advised me to come get checked. We called our babysitter, who was on her way to a Huskies football game. So I thought "no worries, I will go with plan "B", my neice Brooklynn". Come to find out, she too was on her way to the game! Long story short, Cedar made a few phone calls, pulled a couple strings, and between his Dad, a friend of the family Becky, we had a sitter for Tag.

We arrived at the hospital around 11:00am, they sent me to "get checked" and verified that yes I was indeed in labor and dilated to a 5. I remember thinking I better be at least a 7, so when she told me I was only a 5, I wanted to cry! We got to our room, and my midwife suggested I start walking the halls, to get things going. So we (my sister, Mom, Cedar and I) walked those hallways for what seemed like weeks! Walking made my contractions harder, and closer together which is what we wanted! I remember telling Cedar, "This is so hard, it hurts so bad!" and he kept telling me, "you can do it Terah!", he kept me going and reminded me that there was a light at the end of this tunnel! After I walked, walked, and walked some more, I decided I needed to get in the tub! So I got in the tub and labored in there for about an hour which slowed my contractions down a bit. So my midwife suggested I get out and labor on my hands & knees in hopes of getting baby to turn(face down instead of being face up). I wasn't crazy about the idea, but I knew it was the best idea. So I began laboring on my hands and knees, and the contractions started to get harder, and closer together....I felt as though I wasn't getting any breaks! As I was coming down off of a hard contraction, I looked at my midwife and said " I need an epidural!"....she calmly replied "ok, let me ask you when you aren't in a contraction and we can go from there". So she asked me, and I decided to try a bit longer, but as soon as the next contraction came, I was again demanding an epidural! I remember feeling defeated at his point, I started to cry! After I had determined I did for sure want an epidural, it seemed like FOREVER to get one! I kept asking "where is the he?" and all I heard was "he is on his way!".

After getting my epidural my midwifed checked me, and I was at a 8, ya! I was so exhausted my midwife decided I should sleep for a couple hours. Baby was still posterior(head up, not down), so she had me sleep one hour on my right side/tummy and one hour on my left side/tummy in hopes of getting baby to turn.

My midwife came in after 2 hours, checked me, and announced that I was fully dialated and ready to push! I was so thrilled to hear that I was a 10 and ready to push! I asked my midwife, "can I hold the baby on my chest right after I delivered?" and she said "of course, but you have alot of work ahead of you!".

I pushed for an 1 1/2 hours, baby wasn't budging and still posterior . It seems like around this time, things started heading "south". I spiked a fever of 102, baby's heart was showing signs of distress, and then meconuim (baby pooped, which is a sign that the baby is in distress). My midwife let me know that she was going to get the doctor on call to come evaluate my situation and we were gonna go from there. At this point, I knew we were in store for another C-section. Sure enough after the doctor evalutaed me and baby, she highly suggested a c-section. I was so bummed!!!

After waiting for the c-section before me to get done, we were off to the operating room. I was so tired, I could barley keep my eyes open. Shortly after the c-section began, the doctor performing the operation, announced "I can't get this baby out!" He was engaged in my pelvis to low. The doctor shouted, "I need Doctor ------ for Mommy, and Doctor ------ for baby, STAT!". At this point, nurses are running around getting things ready. The doctor she called on to assist came in as the doctor performing the c-section says "the baby's arm is out!" as she pushes it back into my uterous (the babies head must be delivered 1st in a c-section). The doctor who came to assist, was instructed to push the baby back up into my uterouse (yes through the birth canal), and push he did as hard as he could. Finally he pushed hard enough and baby came out! The doctor says "what do we have Dad?", and Cedar replied "we got another boy babe!".

At this point, the doctor called for a blood tranfusion, since I had lost so much blood. I was concerned more about baby since he wasn't making much noise. Come to find out, he swallowed alot of fluid. They had to put a tube down his through to clear his lungs and stomach, bruising his little tongue black and blue. Finally I heard a cough, a small little cry, and was so relieved! Afer they sewed me back up (which took forever!) the doctor called off the blood tranfusion, and decided that if they could get me back on fluids, I was healthy and young enough that my blood pressure should come back up and it did, praise God!

After a 2 night stay in the hospital, were were able to come back home with our new healthy baby boy, Summit Blu Paddock. Born at 12:46am on September 19th 2010. Weighing 9lbs, 14oz and 22.5 inches long.

We are so thankful to our heavenly Father for a healthy Mommy, and healthy beautiful baby boy!

Summit's Baby Shower

In September, my Mom and sister Michelle threw a baby shower for Baby Paddock #2 then, now we know him as Summit Blu!

Hannah, Katie, Brook, & Michelle

Tag, playing with the wrapping paper

Opening presents

My sister got me test strips to test my breast milk for alcahol, to be funny (notice her laughing like crazy!)

Nana & Tag

Sharon & Aunt Jacki

Diaper Cake

Cupcakes from Hello Cupcake, they were delish!

Brook & Katie - in charge of all the games.

Cannon Beach

In August, we went on our annual Cannon Beach Trip, and had alot of fun! Here are a few pics from the trip.

Tagney playing with his 2nd cousin Sterling in his class.

Sweet Tagers!

Our growing family

Chris & Brook

Playing horse shoes on the beach....look how very prego I am! yikes!!!

Long Over Due!

I am the first to admit, I have neglected my blog for way too long. Sorry, I hope it doesn't happen again, but no promises! :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fun In The Sun

Last weekend we took advantage of the sunshine and headed out to Uncle Chris' and Auntie Michelle's for some fun in the water.

Hard Work!