Monday, December 3, 2012

The Story of Drew for TTUT

Hey y'all! I'm back {barely} for another week of TTUT with my co-host, FLASH aka Shawn. That may be her new nickname if she keeps sending me 1/2 nekkid pictures of herself on Snap Chat. Do you have that app? It's so fun!

So, I'm back to tell you a sweet story. I'll be unoriginal and title this one Drew's Birth Story.

WARNING: This is LONG. I repeat THIS POST IS LONG. It's more of a post for me and my kids to read and reflect on later but feel free to skim it. I won't judge you for that. You are welcome!

So, on Sunday, November 4th, shortly after attending church and then an awesome lunch (sans M since he was playing in a golf tournament), I put Emma down for a nap and was enjoying a quiet house with my feet up and a little football on the tv. 

I had called my mom to chat for a bit when all of a sudden, I peed myself. It was only slightly. So, I get up, keep chatting with my mom, and go take care of business. When I thought I was finished peeing, I stood up to pull up the ol' undies only to pee on myself again. WTH?

So, I keep talking, not telling my mom that I was peeing on myself. This time, I sit down on the toilet for an excessive amount of minutes to MAKE SURE I wouldn't pee myself again.

But I did. 
Just as soon as I stood up. 

Very calmly as to not alarm my slightly over-paranoid mom {LOVE YOU MOM}, I tell her I need to call the nurse because I keep pissing myself.

I called my nurse, who has also became a good friend. I tell her my situation. She asked me some questions like (1) Is there blood? No. (2) What does it smell like? Umm...nothing? Ew. (3) When you cough, does it come out? Not really.

She agrees with me. I'm peeing myself. I have lost control of my bladder. GREAT. Awesome. But she decides to call my OBGYN just to see what she thinks since my water broke around the same time with Emma.

My OB says for me to check into the hospital.


M is golfing. Em is napping. I had myself packed this time around but M and Emma were NOT packed. 

I called M. 

No answer.

I called his golfing partner.

No answer.

I send him a text about a "possible water leak" and he thinks we have a busted pipe in the house. Boys are stupid. He calls me back when he figured out that my AMNIOTIC SACK may be leaking.

He rushes home. He takes a shower.

I rush into the bathtub to shave my cooch. I was NOT prepared for my OB to see what was growing wildly down below. {TMI? Sorry Dad.} Oh stop. It wasn't HORRIBLE but some grooming was needed.

As I'm shaving, I'm "peeing" uncontrollably. I decide to take a mirror to see if I could tell where it was coming from. I couldn't. ARE YOU JUDGING ME? Hey...I'm an honest girl...

Ok, so we load up and head to meet my parents to do a little dad gets Emma and Lexi and we get my mom. She missed Emma's delivery by minutes so she wasn't going to miss this one.

As we make the almost 2 hour drive to my hospital, I text my friend from college, Leean, to see if she was working Labor and Delivery that night. 

She was. I told her to expect me soon.

As we step out of the car to head inside, I felt a big GUSH. 

Niiiiice. I'm soaking wet. Guess I won't be "sitting" in the waiting room.

Check in went great and Leean was expecting me! She did everything but break out the red carpet. It was AWESOME.

I get my IV set up around 8:00pm and then the fun part begins. Leean and I had to take our friendship to the next level. She had to see how far (if any) I was dilated. In short, she fisted me. Well, at least that what it felt like. 

I was only dilated to about a 1 but the monitor was showing contractions that I wasn't feeling {yet}. 

My OB checks in and tells Leean she wants me delivered by 5:00am. WHAT? You mean, I'm for sure having a baby in the next few hours?? 

Ohemgee. Here we go again. My baby will have to spend the next 2 weeks in NICU {like Emma}. I was sad but excited to meet my little man!

So, around 11:00pm, I could vaguely tell when I was having a contraction. It was my first time to feel them since I was 100% back labor with Emma.

By 2:00am, there was no mistaking the contractions. I was feeling them and trying to do my deep breathing. M and my mom were snoozing....or trying to over my moaning {which I fear probably sounded extremely inappropriate if you know what I mean}. I was dilated to about a 5 at that time.

I asked for a little pain medicine but I held off on the epidural. That medicine made me feel a little drunk. I'm not gonna lie, I kinda liked it. It had been a while, ya know? If he came as quickly as Emma, I started thinking about NOT getting the epidural.

Ok, so speeding up the story a little bit because this is getting ridiculously long, my OB was called at 3:30am. I was a 10. It would take her 15 minutes to get to the hospital. My body kept trying to push. I was so scared my doctor wouldn't make it but she got there and it was GO TIME.

A couple of contractions and a few pushes and my little angel, Drew, was here with a HUGE CONE HEAD! The biggest that I have ever seen! 

Aside from the cone head, he was PERFECT. He had TONS of dark hair. I think M started to question me on the "real father" but once he saw him, he knew he looked just like his sister.
Emma on the left and Drew on the right. Why are newborns so ugly??

I felt so blessed to have a son in my arms! And guess what? He was such a trooper that he only lasted 6 hours in NICU before he was released to the "big boy" nursery. YAY YAY YAY!

We got about 1 hour of sleep before visitors arrived. My friend, Jenny, my BFF from Fort Worth, arrived as a surprise. She drove 5 hours to surprise me! I was elated! How awesome was that?? And to top it off, she wasn't receiving my group texts about Drew and the delivery. {It could have been because I was texting her HOME PHONE..duh} so she drove here not knowing if he was here yet, if he was ok...NOTHING.
I was in the room when she birthed 2 of her 3 children. I only wish she had been in there with me also. But her being there was perfect. And I made her stay the night even though she didn't bring anything but the clothes she was wearing.

This is where I'll insert picture overload and some pictures may have already been posted on here. I can't remember. I barely sleep so you know...whatever.

Emma got to meet her "baby brodder" later that day. She LOVED him from the beginning.
"Helping" bottle feed

Look! It's JK!!
Mona, Rhonda, and Markie

She loves to give him kisses

My sweet friend, Leean, who helped deliver Drew.


Heading home

And more kisses.

Lexi had to check him out. She approved.

That is love.

And yesterday {Monday}, this tiny cutie turned 1 month old. ARE YOU SERIOUS? That was quick. I need it to slow down a little bit. 

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jennykate77 said...

AWE!!!! I love him and you and this totally original birth story! Thanks for making me laugh...I might have a water leak, but I don't have an amniotic's just my overactive bladder. Great pictures...except for the one of ME w/ no makeup and less than 5 hours of sleep in a week's time. I look like shit. You're going to scare people off of your blog!

Love you long time, Skillz. We need a GNO...STAT.

ShaRhonda @ The 4- Crow's said...

Love it! What a great reflection to look back on. Drew & Emma are just perfect.

Mrs. Match said...

Wow, that month went by so quickly. I'm so relieved that he didn't have to stay in the NICU for very long. Whew! Yeah, that pain medicine makes me feel really weird-rhey gave me morphine-so I felt more than drunk, I felt high out of my mind. I would rather feel drunk!

So was back labor worse than regular contractions? I had all back labor with Roo, but my uterus untilted (sweet!) so I may not have it this time. I'm a little excited about that.

Thanks for sharing your story-I love hearing them. I love that your friend came to see you too-though you're such a trooper to have all those visitors. I don't know that I could have handled it! Here's hoping my labor is as speedy as yours-ROCKSTAR! :-) And he's beautiful. Just beautiful.

Stacie said...

Love your story...and glad to know that I wasn't the only one who took time to shower and shave!

Carries Rambles said...

Loved reading the birth story. Congrats momma!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Crazy how fast the last month has flown, isn't it? I was flabbergasted when you posted the 1 month photo on Facebook - apparently I blinked! :) Love your labor/delivery story - you had me grinning and giggling and all misty-eyed. :)

We're definitely sistahs from anothah mothah - when I realized I was in labor at 2am I got up and fixed my hair and makeup before waking the hubby up for the trip to the hospital. ;)

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Shannon said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! Could they look anymore alike at birth? I thought it was the same baby, just different shots! He's absolutely beautiful! Big sister looks like she loves him a lot. You, my dear, looked amazing during and after giving birth - congrats :)

becca said...

OMG what a wonderful story minus the gross stuff and you have the most beautiful little boy

Sarah Kate {Dixie Creek Farm} said...

This is so sweet! I love the pictures! And I even read the whole thing. (Friend points?) :o) Love ya girl! And your beautiful little family!

Marvi Marti said...

He is so beautiful!
Loved this post, teared up through much of it with joy for you and your family. Very thankful and rejoicing that he didn't have to stay 2 weeks in NICU. Congrats!!

Amy said...

Beautiful kids, lovely mommy and awesome story! You go girl! :)

Kenzie Smith said...

That's so good that he didn't have to stay in NICU for long! What a wonderful birth story :) Love all the pictures! Congratulations, again, on your super cute little guy!

Miss Angie said...

I did not know that you can lose complete control of your bladder when you go into labor... *shudder* Man it does some horrible things to your body... lol

But at least you still look like a beauty queen in that hospital bed. I'm thinking not all women get that bonus!

VandyJ said...

Gotta love guys reactions to the news that water is leaking. He's absolutely darling and wow, that is a lot of hair.

Jill said...

Have I told you lately how much I love Baby Drew? 'Cause I really do. He is so so so cute!!! I loved reading his story, and seeing all the pics. Can't wait to watch him grow via your blog! (seriously?? One month already?!?!)

Red Stethoscope said...

What a cutie! Great birth story...despite being all medical and stuff, I feel like there's always so much I don't know. Props on the pre-shower/shave...the friends who have had babies already highly recommend that initial step! I mean, you don't know how long before the baby comes, right?

Misty said...

He's precious. Both of my kids had a head full of hair when they were born.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a story, as told as only you can tell it.

I'm so happy for you and your family. Drew is a little sweetheart.

Julie Maloney said...

You are hysterical, best post I've read all day and I've probably read about twenty already. I peed for an hour and fifteen minutes before my husband said I should likely call my doctor.

Nicole said...

Holy crap, one month already? seriously?

MiMi said...

Good Lawd, I'm so glad I'm not the only idiot in the world who thought my water breaking was pee. For hours. Like...13 hours. Shutttttty.
He's gorgeous!!! LOVE that hair!!
And I can't believe you said cooch. ;)

My Inner Chick said...

I love love love the photos, baby, story, & your family is fabulous.

Sweeeeet! Congrats! Relax! Savor! Drink!!! Xxx

kiss from Duluth.

Ashley Allen said...

Tell Markie to change his shirt! Can't wait to meet Drew! Congrats cousin!!! He's perfect!

AMY said...

Awwwwww loved hearing Drew's birth story! He is Absolutely Gorgeous!!!


I love how you make everything hilarious....Your honesty is awesome and so funny!

Lady Goo Goo Gaga said...

So cute!!! It goes by so fast:)

Heathers Happenings said...

I love Drew's birth story. He is just so cute!

Emmy said...

I loved every word of this wonderfully long post! Glad you left for the hospital when you did, you do go fast. And seriously how is he a month already!

Love the sweet pictures with Drew and Emma

Amy said...

Aww haha love the humurous recap! So happy for you and your perfect boy and girl :)

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Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Aww! LOVE it! He's so precious, and you look so beautiful . . . and JK! YAY! I've missed her too :) I'm sorry to say I have a similar "water leak" story.