Category: Birth | Homeshade Photography Blog

By: Homeshade  09-12-2011

Category: Birth | Homeshade Photography Blog

so, she was admitted to Texas Women’s on a Sunday night.  they had plans to induce Monday morning.  Being an induction, you never *quite* know how to anticipate the day.  Some women take to induction immediately, and you rush to the hospital in the nick of time.  Or others, take their time. and you play the waiting game.  Well, today. we played the waiting game.  Dad was great, keeping me informed through out the day how her progress was going.  My kids, not so great. begging me to make her  go into labor so they could go and play at the sitter’s house already. 

I told dad that i would head up there once she reached 5cm.  so, he called. mid afternoon and told me she was a 5, but not a stretchy 5.  ( i dont think he knew what that meant though. )  and i said i would leisurely start heading up there.  meaning, i didnt rush. i dropped the kids off. hung out and chatted with my friend (AKA: sitter) for awhile. then headed up there.  i found her Father In Law like this……. zzzzzzzz!

Her contractions were looking good.  Really steady.

i got to the room shortly after 4.  She was going to be checked at 5 they said. 

at 5, she is checked. and is a full blown 10cm and ready to start pushing.  Like I said, with an induction. you just never know.  it can take all day to get to a 5, and then an hour to breeze through the next 5.  LOL

here is her sister in law sharing a sweet farewell/good luck as she leaves. anticipating the arrival of her sweet nephew.

Mom is in great spirits. knowing this is *almost* over.  yea. 

Dad tenderly helps out where he can.

I will spare birth images. as always.

pushing was a breeze for mom, however. baby was not so cooperative.  his heart rate dropped during pushing, and it worried her OB.  so, they had to use suction to get him out.  (hence the gown/mask) .  All of the sudden, there is a room full of people. and things happen really quickly.  but, at 6:30, baby made his arrival.  Dad got to cut the cord.

He was laid on mom’s chest briefly as they rubbed him, cleaned him up, etc.

He struggled quite a bit with his breathing.  His lungs were full of ick, so they took him off to give him oxygen and to clean out his lungs.

NICU doctors came down, and took care of him.  This is when they were bringing him back in to see mom finally.

I just love this image.

They studied him for a bit. talked about how cute he is… and then the NICU had to take him again for more monitoring.  so, i wasn’t allowed up there.  only dad at first.  so, i handed my backup camera to dad, set it on an ‘easy’ mode for him to use. and let him capture the weigh in.

He did really good.  Dad likes photography. so i wasn’t worried that he would have trouble. 

Mom got to see him again a little before midnight that night, i dont know how she was still up after the day she had already had.  but, they came home for a few days.  Then, poor little guy’s bilirubin shot up.  He had to go BACK to the hospital for a few days.  He is now home. i took his newborn images. and he is sooo stinking cute.

i will hopefully get to share those in the next few days as well.

{once i get caught up!}

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