Tuesday, December 14, 2010

He's finally here!

Today is the day!!! Blake Austin Shipley was born at 2:23pm 8 pounds 14 oz! I couldn't have been happier with how the birth went.
We came in at 5am to be induced. First they had to put in my IV, which turned out to be a little problem because I guess I have a lot of valves in my veins and they had to "try" several times before they got a good vein. Actually that was the worst of the whole birth!!! I will gladly take that as being the worst! Then they took a while to start the pitocin because Blakes heart rate kept dropping and they had me lay on my side and it regulated and they started the pit.

Around 8:30 Dr. Layton came in and broke my water. I was still only at 3 cm. After he broke my water I immediately asked for the epidural. I figure...I'm gonna get one why wait?! So shortly after I got the epidural. Heaven :) It was so cool actually because I couldn't feel the pain anymore but I could still move and feel my legs. I guess they have some new medicine that they use so that you can still feel a little that way you can feel the pressure when its time to push.

Not much happened after that for a while and Dr. Layton came back around 1:45 and checked me and I was at a 5. The nurse told me to lay on my left side. With in 5 minutes I started feeling a ton of pressure and I told the nurse. She said ok thats a good sign. And another 5 minutes went by and I said Ok I feel A LOT of pressure and the nurse said ok lets check you then. Well she checked me and said "whoa you are complete! Lets see how you push?" I went from a 5 to a 10 in 10 minutes! So on the next contraction she told me to push, and before I could even finish she said ok ok stop!! We need to get your Dr here asap! Thankfully Dr Layton hadn't left yet and he was there with in a couple minutes. I pushed for 2 contractions and on the 3rd contraction the Dr said ok don't push just squeeze your stomach muscles and with those squeezes out came Blake!! They put him on my stomach and Brandon got to cut the cord. It all happened soo fast!! I couldn't have asked for a better experience!!

The nurses checking Blake out
Just chillin
Blake with Mom :)
Blake and Daddy!
Proud Papa!
Getting his first sponge bath...not a fan!
Taking a snooze!
The first person that got to come and see Blake was big sister Tiffany. She fell asleep in the car on the way over so she was a little out of it. But she was excited that Blake brought her a new strawberry shortcake toy!
Mamaw and Grandpa with Blake
All the Men :)
Blake, Bon, Braylon and Ma Barker :)
Candice and Blake
Bapa and Blake
Three Generations of Shipleys!
Our new family!
Showing Tiff Blake
Bon, Braylon and Brandon
Chubby cheeks :)
Uncle Scott and Blake :)
Sleepy time!
It was nice having everyone come and see Blake but I was glad at the end of the day to just take a minute and look at our new little guy. We are so glad he is here and we are so in love with him :)


Samantha said...

Congrats, I love all the pictures!! What a happy little family!!

The Kingcannons said...

What a magical day!