Thursday, November 20, 2008

Welcome my little man.... Zane Christian

Sorry I'm a little late on  posting about the arrival of our son...... here it goes....

Birth Announcements from

November 18, 2008:

This evening we went to eat with Brittany and Micheal at their house.  Brittany cooked us a wonderful dinner.... chicken n' dumplins, mac n' cheese, chicken n' rice and then some cherry cheese cake for dessert.  It def help loosen the stress of the following day and helped us concentrate on family and friends.  It was most def nice to let some else take care of dinner.  After eating we hung around and talked and just hung out watching some tv... and Brittany was nice enough to paint my nails so that they didn't look horrible in the pics the following day  :)  After hanging out we decided it was time to go home and finish some last minute things around the house before heading to bed.

November 19, 2008:

We woke up bright and early at 3am to the sound of our alarm.... both oh so tired still from no sleep and decided to sleep an addition 30 minutes  :)  So at 3:30am Dean and I decided that it was time to roll out of bed to start our great journey.  I called Brittany to make sure she was up since she would be following us to the hospital and got into the shower while Dean gathered some of our last minute items.  We then said our goodbyes to Bailey and left the house at 3:50 am.  

We arrived at the hospital at 5am and was told that only one person could come back with me until I was fully admitted, so Brittany had to wait in the waiting room while they got me ready  :(  So we get back to the pre-op room and ofcourse I get to put on one of the lovely gowns that they give you.  They put the monitor on Zane and did the normal blood pressure check and all.  The nurse then came in and started prepping me for surgery.  The first thing ofcourse was the IV which I have been anticipating for weeks now.... for those of  you who don't know, I completely freak at the thought of getting stuck.  The IV stick didn't go well at all.  I had a nurse in the room talking with me from the get go and she was getting ready to stick me when another nurse pops in and said that she would take over from there... so after getting comfortable with one nurse I had to just prepare for this other nurse to stick me, which is seriously a big deal for me.  I handled it well... let her stick me without saying a word....  and well... she didn't get it... she said that she got it through the skin but couldn't get it into the vain.  After contiplating and playing for what seemed like an eternity the other nurse decided to give it a try... she tried twice and as she was getting ready to pull out the needle I gave in and told her the she would have to take it out, give me a minute and try again.  So after a few minutes the nurse that I wasn't so fond of decided to try a vain in the other arm that she was sure she would have no problems with.  Ok.. I said... I mean what could I really do say No!  So she stuck me and got it only to pull out the needle and catch the side on my vain and blow it!  Uhhh!  By this time I was getting frustrated... and Dean, knowing that some how I was managing to keep my cool, was getting ready to tell them that they needed to get someone in that knew what they were doing when they said that they were calling the anestesiaologist to come in and stick me.  Thank God... I really don't think that I could take much more of the sticking and playing.  So the anestediaologist gets in the room, numbs my arm and sticks me.. no problems... IV is in!  He then walks me through the procedure of the spinal tap.  Ok... freaked me out a little... but was ok with everything. Then at a quarter till they went to the waiting room to let everyone in to see me... lol, and then Dad comes in the room.... and no one else, lol, they all got hungry and decided to go grab a quick breakfast because apparently someone told them that it was too close to my c-section time for them to be able to go back.  So we visited with dad for a few minutes,  then my wonderful doctor comes in, runs me through everything one more time... Dean gets in his scrubs.... and they wheel me into the OR to get started.  

We get in there and I started to cry... this was such a huge point in my life... I was about to meet my son for the very first time!!!  So they get me on to the operation table.... I get hunched over and they numb my back for the spinal.  No biggy.... then they stick me and hit a nerve... nothing but pain runs down my right side... I start crying even more!  Then they told me that they would have to stick me again... ok... what can I say....  so they stick again... and the same thing... pain down my right side..... they stick again.... pain down my left side... my this time I was totally freaking out!  One more time they stick me and it's game on!!  I felt warm... they laid me down on the table and by the time my head got down they had to lift my feet because they were totally numb!  Weirest thing that I have ever felt.  At that point they sent someone out to get Dean. Mean while they are continuing to get everything ready... the blue sheet goes in front of my face... they cover my belly... all except what they need.... ect..... Dean walks in the room gives me a kiss and says... Are you ok?  I was sick to my stomach at that point so I ofcourse said no... he's in the middle of a sentence and we hear the doctor say well those are some cute cheeks! They tried turning him once they made their incision so that he would come out head first but would you believe that he still wouldn't turn!  So then the doctor asked... Dad are you ready to see your son?  Dean peaked over and there he was Mr Zane Christian!  All I heard was him start to cry which of course made my water works start to.  This was what I had been waiting months to hear!!  Dean then sits back beside me and says... He's perfect! with the biggest grin on his face. Then asked, Are you doing ok?? I couldn't even speak... all I could do was nod. One of the nurses brought him around for me to see but the angle I got was nothing but a little butt, lol!  They asked Dean if he wanted to come over and see him and cut the cord... I was surprised he didn't just jump and go... he looked at me and asked again how I was doing and if I cared if he went over there.... of course I didn't care... this was his son.... so he went and cut the cord... watched him get weighed... and once they got him wiped off they handed him over to Dean for him to show him to me.  I could do nothing but cry when I seen that sweet little face!!  I couldn't believe he was finally here!

So once I had seen him for a minute or so they left for the waiting room to show everyone who was there.  While everyone was meeting Zane I was being finished up and moved back to my room.  I wasn't in there too long before Dean walked in with Zane.  :)  I just couldn't wait to hold him!!!  It is surely the most wonderful experience in my life.  We got to visit with him for a little while with just us and then they called everyone else in the room to meet and visit with him as well.  After about an hour in the recovery room they moved me to my post delivery room... at that point it was just me, Dean, Brittany and Zane.  So we all hung out admirring our new arrival for hours before Brittany left that afternoon and we had more visitors come in.

I have to say that this day was full of things that I feared but ended with the one thing that I've always wanted and I wouldn't change it for the world.  Not that I didn't know, but I found out just how wonderful of a husband I do have.... and I love him so much more!  I finally got to meet the baby that I have always dreamed of having and I have the best set of family and friends that anyone could possibly ask for.  Thank you everyone who came to visit us, called or sent us messages. We love you all and can wait for everyone to meet our little man!

Here are some pics from the 19th....


Abbi said...

congrats on the little! he's beautiful!!

Candice Y said...

Congratulations!! He's beautiful!! You guys did good, honey.

Mel said...

Zane is one very handsome little guy. Congrats!

Mrs. Hinson said...

I cried, of course, reading this post. Child birth is such a precious thing! He is beautiful! Congratulations!