Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hopkins Meyer Black

Hopkins Meyer Black (Meyer) was born on March 15, 2013 at 10:30 in the morning.

Hopkins Meyer Black had no interest in acknowledging he would like to be born until 5:30 am.  I got up to potty and holy dear, wet the bed a little when I stood.  OMG THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!  So I walked to the bathroom.  washed my face.  Put down a towel.  And woke up the Ben Black.

I'm having a baby today!  Was all I could think.  I should take one final picture of him on the inside.  On the inside where he has been snuggled away, growing like a weed, and all around making my life amazing.  As I've said before, I'm a weirdo who loves to be preggo.  (other than the times when it hurts or when I pee myself.  Noted.)  I called after hours.  I collected our things.  I changed and and put our sheets into sanitize.  I woke up my mom, who thank goodness was here, "just in case."  I thought that I should have put G to bed last night (mom guilt is immediate.)

We got to the hospital around 7.

Why yes, that IS a towel between my legs.  I'm classy, y'all.

My contractions were slow, and not very painful.  They asked if I'd be having an epidural.  I said yes.  Explained that I wanted to wait a bit.  Explained that I DID NOT WANT to be re-cathed post baby so I was nervous.  They checked me.  We made it to our room around 8:15.  Contractions about 5 mins apart.  I explained to my nurses how I was going to drop the F bomb like it was hot this time.  We all laughed.  chatted.  they told me that if I want an epidural, just to keep in mind that it takes about 15 mins to pump me with fluid before they can insert it... so think ahead.

I'm good.  I'm not imagining my "rosebud" opening like the hypno-birth book said, but I try to imagine my hips spreading event further apart than they already are.  Not so bad.  9 am "are you ready?"  Nah.  I'm good.  Jokes.  Laughter.

9:30.  How are you doing?  I'm great.  Ok, so we are going to have you kind of change positions to your side.  We think you're laying too flat.  Fine fine.

9:45.  ummm Maybe I want to get ready for the ep's?  should I?  shouldn't I?  Uh... sure, lets at least get started on the fluids.  this is starting to hurt some.



10 Lady below steps in and says LOOK AT ME.  You focus on me right now.  Me:  I can't.  I DIDN'T WANT TO DO THIS (meaning sans drugs.)

10:15 Welcome, Baby Meyer.

10:20... I forgot to say F.

We are in love.  We also overheard the ped's checking him out announce that he didn't have any "accessory nipples."  Which made me giggle.  So in case you were wondering... just 2.

Never would I have imagined his birth story going that way.  But then again, never could I have imagined his tiny little self.  He is perfect.  And jaundiced... so you know, tan :)  We love him.  Griffin loves him.  And this is just day 1.  Welcome to the world, Baby Meyer.


Sarah K said...

Wow! That all happened so fast! He is gorgeous. Loving all the family pics...made me so teary! Also love the towel between the legs. Classic. Enjoy these first few days of euphoria! Two is the best!

Heidi Bruch said...

So fast. So amazing. So envious of your high. Welcome to the wonderful world of two. Your heart just expands, right?! Can't explain it, just like you can't explain one to someone without a baby. Perfection - he's a doll. Congrats to your family of FOUR!

Ps-you beat my friend by 6 hours;)

Cate said...

Amazed by you, and by that sweet new baby boy :) Congratulations!

A.B. said...

Thank you ladies. He is baby perfection (other than the jaundice business... we're working on that... may delay our leaving. le sigh.)

Cate, I could only think of you when I was SCREAMING, "I DIDN"T WANT TO DO THIS." Turns out that once it was over, drug free was kind of the shiz. I can't wait to hear about newest boy N.

And Sarah, get ready for 3!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! Beautiful family. Congratulations on Meyer and without any drugs! Wow! And he is totally going to be a beach baby since he already loves to tan. Denise M.

Jill said...

Congrats Amanda! Amazing birth story. So proud of you! Don't you feel like you can do anything now??Meyer is as cute as can be. Keeping my fingers crossed that his jaundice goes away quickly.

Kristi Thomsen said...

Congratulations on your new addition. What an amazing birth story!

CDS said...

Ok...first of all let me tell you, the picture of you in the process (i.e. pain) is that wrong of me to say? I can't believe you did that job dry! WHOAH! Anyhow...onto the important thing... MEYER IS GORG! So happy for you! I like you LOVE being prego...not that I am. Cause I ain't. Love you.

Jill said...

Congratulations! He looks beautiful.

jill said...

i may have giggled a bit when i realized you didn't get the epi. that's a pretty similar birth story to my little lady, only i had the epi work done, just NO DRUGS given before she decided to show up. anyway, congrats on the new addition.

Renee B. said...

I'm just getting caught up. All amazing...when I was telling the nurses that I didn't want an epi they suggested I have an "I'M SERIOUS I WANT IT NOW!" safe word, just in case. We chose "Jesus take the wheel." :-) Seems appropriate in that situation.