December 13, 2009

Our Little Miracle

The rest of the pictures...

Kai's Birth

I will start from the beginning. On Dec. 9th I woke up at about 4:00 am. I felt like something wasn't right. I was uncomfortable, and have had trouble sleeping the last couple of months, but it wasn't that. I felt like something weird was going on with my body, but couldn't put my finger on it. My feet had gotten really swollen the last couple of days before hand, but didn't think it had anything to do with that. I rolled to my other side, and thought, "Well, whatever it is, it can wait." I finally was sleeping well! But I still laid there with my eyes opened. Then I felt it. A weird release of pressure, and a slow leak of quite a bit of fluid. I knew what my water breaking felt like because it did as well with Dax. I still laid there for a moment thinking "seriously, again? less then 15% of women have their water break" I was breathing fast, in shock. I didn't want to wake cole if I had accidentally peed my pants! But I kept leaking and leaking. After a minute I shook Cole's shoulder to tell him my water broke. He responded "What??What?? Are you serious?" I will always remember the way he said it and the look on his face. The first thing he did was call his mom. I changed my clothes-dumb thing to do! I kept leaking! I then, in a panic not knowing what to do, started flat ironing my hair- I wanted to look presentable! I didn't want bed head! Then I thought- AH! I need to call my mom and tell her so that she could come over to the house until Dax woke up. I called her, and as soon as she answered she said "Is it time?"
I was in so much shock, but calm, my water broke one day later in my pregnancy then it did with Dax. 6 weeks early. With Dax I was 34w 4 d pregnant, this time 34w 5d pregnant. When I got to the hospital, to my luck, Dr.Lunt was sitting at the nurses station. ( Who I must say is such a wonderful Dr.)His response was "What are YOU doing here??" he laughed a little, knowing my history. And they checked me right in. No waiting or checking to see if my water actually broke. They hooked me up to monitors, and I was already contracting 5 minutes apart. I wanted to go to sleep knowing how long labor can last. By the time we called all the family, and got settled in, I was checked, I was only dilated to a 2. My next check I was a 4. That was about an hour or so later. I felt like things were going so slow, so I sent Cole to eat. I then wanted my epidural so I wasn't having horrible contractions at the same time as receiving it! That's how my last labor was, and it was miserable! Let me just say, I don't think I would want to go through labor without an epidural, but this time it was very uncomfortable. I felt really light headed. All I could picture was that long tube/needle thing going into my back. I had had one before, I was pretty calm, until it started going in. I then laid back and the amazing nurse gave me oxygen. Cole then went home to shower and get anything else I needed. Dr. Lunt came in to check me, and I was a 6. I thought I was going to be there all day. About 15 minutes later I asked the nurse to check me. I was an 8+! I though....well cole better hurry! I called him to hurry up! I told the nurse I thought I was getting close so she checked me, and yes, I was all the way there! I called Cole in a panic thinking, if he doesn't get here in time, I better call my mom, who was in the waiting room, to run in so I wouldn't be alone. The nurse had me to a test push- which with Dax, I pushed for about 10 minutes with the nurse. The nurse told me to stop! My husband, and my amazing friend Alecia who was going to take pictures, came into the door. Dr. Lunt followed and the show started! It went so fast. With Dax I pushed for probably 30 minutes. This time, I pushed 3 times, 2 contractions, and he was out! I was so shocked how fast things went. It seemed to be over in a blink of an eye. I am so thankful that alecia captured this once in a lifetime moment for me to remember. The birth of our miracle, Kai. Kai came out with no cord around his neck- he had had it around his neck twice , and had low amniotic fluid, and it was amazing to see him. There was a point where we weren't sure if he was going to make it. I hope you enjoy these pictures- I think they are amazing.

December 11, 2009

He is HERE!

Our new addition joined the Deverall Fam! I thought I would do a quick post with a picture until I get pictures from my great friend, Alecia, and I can upload more from the camera, and I have time to write a post.
His Name is Kai Russell Deverall
Born December 9th, 2009
He was born at 1:42 p.m. weighing 5 lbs 4 oz and 16 3/4 inches long
He is doing well in the NICU and we can't wait until we can take our early Christmas present home!!