Life with my two sweet boys...follow along!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Sutton

Here is a quick synopsis of Sutton's arrival. It started off almost identical to Lincoln's. Saturday night, 9/11 we ate pizza for dinner (I had pizza the night before Lincoln was born too). My water broke around 1:15am (my water broke with Lincoln around midnight). We called my parents and Dad came over to stay with Lincoln while we headed to the hospital. We got there around 2:20am and they put me in triage. I was having a few contractions, but nothing painful or consistent. After confirming I was in labor, they started the IV and monitors and moved me into a room. The triage nurse was my birthing class teacher three years ago with Lincoln. She remembered us and was so nice to let Ryan walk around and choose what room we wanted. The big birthing suite, room 12 was open, so he picked it. I was 2cm (and had been for about a week) at 4am when they moved me to the room.

With Lincoln's delivery, I progressed so fast, the epidural didn't have time to catch up to the pain and I ended up with a lot of painful back labor until they could regulate the meds. Luckily, my doctor had advised me to get the epidural early and before they started Pitocin. So, around 7, we got the ball rolling and by 730 the nurse anesthetist was working on me. At 815 I had bumped to a 4cm and less than an hour later the nurse came in and I was 10cm and 100%! I asked if I could sit more up right and she said "not unless you want that baby falling out before the doctor arrives". My doctor's practice is on call all week and 6 out of every 8 weekends. Just my luck this was the one weekend they weren't on call. So I ended up with a brand new dr I had never met! Dr. Chan was really nice. She was young and female like my doctor. I wasn't' nervous, but surprised how quickly I progressed. She almost didn't make it. I pushed for about 20 minutes and out he came. The labor was much easier this time around, but the pushing was much harder. Sutton was wedged way over in my left side. But, he found his way out. His umbilical cord was in a knot. The nurse said that because his cord was so thick (it was HUGE), that it kept it from pulling too tight and cutting off his lifeline to me. We thank God for protecting him those 9 months.

I ended up having some postpartum bleeding and was kept on Pitocin for another 12 hours and took some medicine to keep it under control. But again, God was in control and protected me during those hours following the birth. Definitely more drama than I expected. I really love the suspense of not knowing when the baby is coming and am so grateful I got to avoid inducing. After the labor and delivery, the doctor and nurse told me my little body was made to have babies. Don't tell Ryan:)

Sutton Reece Blake was born 9-12-10 weighing in at 7lbs, 13 oz and 20.5 in Lincoln was also 20.5 inches and weighed 7lbs 15.5 oz.


Mr. Sutton Reece Blake
just minutes old

7lbs, 13 oz

Memer and Gigi

Grandma Fast

Grandpa Fast

Cousin Cason and Sutton

We think he looks exactly like Lincoln

First Bath

I love a cuddly, sleeping baby!

Big Brother Lincoln and Baby Sutton meet at last


Daddy and Sutton

Mommy and her boys

Blake, party of four


Jessica said...

All great pictures, enjoyed reading your birth story. Such an exciting time.

The Wingers said...

Congrats! What a blessing that things turned out ok. I know all about scary birthing moments.
Enjoy the new little one and getting use to your now family of 4!

amy said...

Thanks for sharing the story and the great pics! We are so proud for yall! Congratulations!

Les and Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh, he is absolutely adorable!! Congrats again, on the sweet new bundle of joy. :)

Jayme said...

Beautiful babies you 2 make! I'm so glad he's here and everyone is safe and healthy :)

Amy said...

I am so happy you both were kept safe before, during and after the birth. Congratulations! What a sweet baby he is!