Trystan's birth story!

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Trystan's birth story!

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Hey girls! Forgive me for being absent these past few days! I normally am on via my work computer... my home computer is shot and I've been dreading typing all of this out on my phone but I have no other choice! So as you know I had my Dr appt Tuesday morning. I went in praying that I would be dilated more so that she would just send me straight over to the hospital. I was in so much pain, just walking from my car to her office was excruciating. So she checks my cervix and Im 6 cm dilated! She asks me to get dressed and meet her outside. By this time my heart is pounding and even DH looks nervous. I get dressed, go out into the hall, and she tells me to go straight over to L&D to be admitted. Thankfully we had dropped DD off at my moms earlier and the boys were in school! We walked out and I immediately called my mom to let her know that she was going to get a grandson as an Anniversary present... as that day was my parent's 31st Anniversary! She was so excited she started squealing... and let me know she could pick up my boys from school. So down the street to the hospital we went. Thankfully, I had packed my hospital bag and put it in the car before we left the house, just in case.

We arrive at the hospital, head up to the third floor, and get checked in around noon. They hook me up to all of the fun monitors, and torture me with the IV... trying in my left hand to no avail before switching to my right. I told them I didn't want pit since I was already dilated to 6cm and asked if they could just break my water to move things along. They said they would have to check with my OB... and of course a few minutes later they come back and tell me that they have to give me pit. Well, I knew that pretty much sunk any hopes I had of a natural delivery, as I've had two babies with pit and the contractions were unbearable. So I tell them that I'll want an epi and to please give me whatever fluids I'll need ASAP. The nurses (who are sweet as can be by the way) get that all going.

The contractions start coming on right away, but nothing I can't handle. Finally a resident doctor comes Dr comes in to break my water around 1:30, and that's when the contractions really kick in. Pretty much right away they become unbearable and I let the nurses know. By 2:00 the anesthesiologist arrives and places my epi within five minutes. It takes about thirty minutes to kick in, but when it does sweet relief arrives! I did become extremely sleepy, and pretty much laid there and rested. They checked me right after the epi and I was dilated to 8cm, so they just left me to get to 10cm in peace lol. By 4:30 I was dilated to 10 and they wanted me to do a test push before calling the Dr. I laughed and said that when they wanted me to do that with my last baby, I pushed once and they yelled at me to stop... which is exactly what happened with this baby too! My Dr showed up, suited up, and sat down. She was waiting for me to have a contractions (as I couldn't feel anything) and when she said "ok push," that's exactly what I did! I grabbed the back of my legs, chin to chest, and pushed... and with that one push his head was out and she told me to stop pushing. I couldn't believe it, as she was suctioning his mouth and nose out, she said, "are you having a girl?" I told her no its a boy and why was she asking (and yes, this conversation was taking place as he was hanging half way out if me lol!) and she said it was because his face was so beautiful that she automatically assumed she was delivering a girl! Even the nurses were commenting on his huge chubby cheeks and how gorgeous he was! So I gave one final half push and at 4:53pm he was out!

They put him immediately onto my chest and I got to look onto his beautiful face for the first time... it was incredible. He wasn't crying, just whining a little bit... and he truly was amazing to behold! After a few minutes they took him to be cleaned up and weighed. He was 9 lbs, 1 oz, 19 inches long, apgars were 8 and 9. Because he was over the average weight of a baby, they had to check his blood sugar every hour for four hours, but thankfully everything was ok in that department. The placenta was delivered about ten minutes after birth, and that was perfect as well. No tears or anything... which Im so thankful for, as I have had zero pains down there... even from day one. The only issues I've had is the cramping from breastfeeding, but luckily that's controlled with motrin. He's an absolutely incredible baby who loves to eat and I can't get enough of! My milk came in on Friday morning, and he's loving life lol! Im so thankful that I've been able to share this journey with you girls and I look forward to reading all of your future birth stories, and watching our babies grow together! If you've made it this far I appreciate it, and I hope you enjoyed Trystan Magnus' birth story!

JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
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What a great birth story, Krystal! Congratulations again and I have to agree with the doctor, Trystan is SO HANDSOME! You make childbirth sound like a cakewalk Smile

Raybay58's picture
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Congrats again!! Sounds like an amazing birth!! Trystan truly is a beautiful baby!!

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Such a wonderful story! Congrats!!!!

PAmom2boys's picture
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What a great birth! I am so glad it went so well and all your pain is gone.

WTTW Trystan!

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aww, congratulations again Krystal. I loved reading that and he really is a gorgeous baby!

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Oh what a wonderful story!! Sounds like things went very smoothly during delivery and afterwards! Enjoy that beautiful baby Smile

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Congratulations Krystal Smile

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He is really gorgeous!! Congratulations and yay for such a pleasant birth experience!

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Oh my gosh I cried when I read the part about the doctor seeing his beautiful face!! He is truly such a sweetheart, I love that picture of him! Thank you so much for sharing your story, I'm so glad it all went well for you! Smile congratulations again!

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A great birth story! I'm sorry you didn't get your NCB but it seems like you had the next best thing! Congrats again!!!!

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Congrats again and thanks for sharing your story!

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Congrats Krystal! I can't believe how big he was! Good thing he came early. Love the cheeks. Smile

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Great birth story...congrats on your baby boy! Smile