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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Our "Line Maker" Is Here!

Here's our precious Bradley Carl. Born 11/4/10 at 7:50pm. 7lbs 8oz 20.5in
Born at 39weeks 2days

What an amazing little baby. He has changed our lives in the blink of an eye. We couldn't be more in love. We have waiting for this our whole lives, and it's more perfect than we'd ever imagined.
The story: On Wednesday the 3rd of November I went to my normal 39 week appointment. Everything was normal and going as usual. When asked if I was feeling my baby move, I casually let them know that, "I haven't been feeling his as much as I did last week or the week before, but I'm sure that's normal considering that he's getting so big." The nurse immediately decided to put me on a monitor. For about 15 minutes I was hooked up to a machine that recorded the baby's heart rate, any uterine activity, and then I held a button that I was supposed to push when I felt even the smallest of kick.
After about 20 minutes the dr. came in and looked at everything. While I was still on the monitor she checked my cervix: still closed. While she was in the room watching the monitor I had a contraction and she noticed the baby's heart rate dip. She said right away that she was going to send to right to the hospital for continued monitoring. Then, she noticed that it happened again, and before you know it I'm on my way into the hospital for a complete admittance and induction.
It all happened so fast I don't know if I was more excited or scared. We got the the hospital and the waiting games began. Long story short: Started my on a 12 hour cervidril to soften and dilate my cervix. 2:30 am on Thursday the cervidril came out and I was soft but only a finger tip dilated. They moved onto a different med for 4 hours. It went in at 4am and at 8am I was checked again. Only 1cm. A second dose was put in. During the second dose the baby was showing signs of more stress. They put me on oxygen and on my side. At 2pm I was started on pitocin. 5 hours of painful contractions, no dilation, and more fetal distress they came into my room at 7pm and said your going into the OR for a c-section right now. Wow! I can't even tell you the whirlwind of emotion: scared, excited, terrified, relieved.
I walked into the OR and was given a spinal around 7:30. Hubs was in the OR by 7:45, and Bradley was here at 7:50.
The reasons for the distress: The cord was wrapped around his neck 3 times. Poor guy. Probably the reason he never was able to drop. Good thing they sent me into labor when they did instead of me just waiting around and possibly being late. The doc said we would have had to had a section anyway.
He is perfect.
So amazing, so healthy, so blessed.
I will be in the hospital until Sunday or Monday (hopefully Sunday) More to come later!


Stephanie said...

Congrats!!!!!! He's beautiful!!! So happy and excited for you and seriously, your positive story of beating IF and PCOS is so inspiring to me today as I wait through IUI#3's 2WW!

My hubs cord was wrapped about his neck too when he was born, I can't imagine how scary it must be and am so glad everything worked out for the best!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! He is sooo adorable!! :) So happy for you!

PCOSChick said...


A Southern Love said...

Congratulations!!! He i so precious! As someone currently battling PCOS and Sever Endometriosis, you definitely give my hope!!! I love his name and his sweet face! Bless his heart! The cord was wrapped around my nephew's neck 3 times as well but he cam out just perfect! I am so glad that all went all and you now have your sweet little blessing to hold in your arms! Praying for you as you heal from the c section and as you prepare for this next journey in your life - as a Mommy! Oh I absolutely cannot wait to experience it all!!

Congratulations Friend!! He is truly a beautiful blessing!


unaffected said...

Congratulations, he is just perfect! Can't wait for more Bradley spam!! :)

♥Sarah♥ said...

Ohhhhh CONGRATS Tiffany, he is perfect. I am so glad the doctors did what they did, and that you got your happy ending. Rest, relax, and don't forget about your fellow blogger friends who want all the details about life with your little man.

Bridget said...

Beautiful baby Tiffany! It's so hard to believe that you're done with your pregnancy! It seems like just the other day you were posting your + test! Congratulations Momma!

Kim said...

Congratulations Tiffany!!!! I saw a post that you attempted to make to say he was coming, but it didn;t link back to your blog....but I have been patently waitiing for the update! What a sight for sore eyes....a lovely boy indeed, and you and your hubs look so very happy & proud.

I am so happy they caught the cord around his neck, how frightening. So glad you spoke up -wow!!! Enjoy being a momy, I hope you still blog....I want to hear all about it. :) xoxoxoxox

Lmac said...

I am so happy....I remeber reading you when you were beginning this journey to see you and your family now continues to encourage me and give me hope.

Auntie Sissy said...

He is absolutely beautiful! I am so happy for all of you!! I have been checking a lot to see for updates. Oh, I am just so excited that you finally have your little boy to hold in your arms!! Your sweet little Line Maker!!!

Deanna said...

Congratulations!!!! SOOOO glad it all worked out!

heartincharge said...

Happy Birthday Bradley and congratulations Tiffany! How amazing that you logged on so soon to share your birth story! Thank you! I am so happy for you (and so glad you ordered that stocking!)
I love his spiky hair!

Mrs S said...

Congratulations! How exciting :) He's adorable :)

Joanna said...

Congratulations he's perfect!!

Anonymous said...

He is just beautiful hon! I literally have tears in my eyes b/c I'm simply over the moon for you! I'm so glad both mom and baby are doing well and can't wait to see more pics and hear more about him. Congratulations!!!

Shanny said...

Oh my GOD!!! Congratulations!
I'm so happy for you, he is perfect!!!!
What a birth story you have there, its crazy with the cord wrapped around 3 times, I'm so happy it all turned out great. He is adorable!

omginindy said...

Congratulations! So happy to read this story, what a beautiful way to brighten my Monday morning! Can't wait to hear more about your adventures, enjoy every minute! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

Ashley said...

OMG! Congratulations to you!!!! He is BEAUTIFUL. I was not expecting this when I logged on this morning! Enjoy that gorgeous little boy! :)

Cherbear said...

he's gorgeous!!! congratulations!! It's been SO wonderful to follow your journey and he's finally here, wow!!

Melissa said...

OMG congrats to you and your husband.
your little boy is BEAUTIFUL!!!! i am so happy for you! :)

5th Belle Avenue said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! He is precious!

B said...

Congratulations! He's a dollface :)

miera momo chan said...

congrates! n welcome to the world boy..u bring them joy..u light up their life :)