Our old CF Commercial that plays on MCTV. Still working on this years.

Friday, June 6, 2008


For the first part of this story, click these...
1. The Beginning of it All
2. The Nagging Begins
3. The Nagging Continued
4. The Phone Call
5. Our Options
6. The News
7. The Best News Ever!
8. The Big Question
9. Sharing the Good News
10. It's Baby Time!!
11. The Birth Part 1

So I got the epidural, which is what I was always dreading...it's a BIG needle! But it wasn't bad at all. I've always been good with needles. He said I did a great job holding still while he was putting it in and I was having a contraction at the same time. It seemed to take the pain away pretty quick so I could relax for a little.

One hour later, at noon, they checked me again. This time I was 10 cm and ready to start pushing. "That epidural works fast!" is what I thought! So they made me rest for a while before pushing. At around 1 or 2pm, I started pushing and pushing and pushing!! Yeah, that lasted for about 3 hours or so and the epidural wore off after the first half hour of pushing. He came back and gave me more, but it still wore off pretty quick. I think he didn't give me a lot, b/c he saw how well I could take the pain. I wanted to feel nothing since I got it, but oh well.

At around 5pm, my doctor came in and had me keep pushing. It seemed as though progress was finally being made once she got there. Why they had me push for 3 hours before she got there, is beyond me. I don't think it did much. Oh well.

When she checked me, she said that she thought he might be upside down and that if the vacuum doesn't work, they would have to do a C section. I REALLY DIDN'T want a C section. So, we had to wait for the pediatrician to get there, then I would deliver. At the time I didn't really understand why she wanted to wait for the pediatrician, but I guess she was just being cautious b/c she knows what can happen to some babies born with CF. Luckily we didn't have any of those problems, other than sucking out meconium from his mouth.

So the pediatrician finally got there and it was time!! I thought to myself...I better push really hard b/c I do NOT want a C section! So I did, and after a few good pushes and with the help of the vacuum, our precious Lil' Chris was born at 5:44pm on June 6th 2007!! He weighed in at 7 lbs. 9 1/2 oz, and 19 inches long.

Today is his first birthday and he is 21 3/4 lbs, and over 29 3/4 inches long!! Yea!! What a GREAT first year!! He has brought soooooo much joy into our lives. We are so thankful to have him.

Lil' Chris!!

Mommy and Daddy


Aunt D. said...

Happy Birthday Lil Guy!! We love you & we miss you & we're so glad you're a part of our family!! Have a fun birthday & make sure you stick your hands & face in the cake so Mommy can get a great picture! =) Love, Aunt D

daniel's mom said...

Love Daniel's Mom and Family

Auntie Steph said...

Happy 1st Birthday Lil Man!
I hope you got good and messy for Mommy and Daddy! :)
I hope you like your birthday gift!
Lots of love, hugs, & kisses!!!!
Aunt Steph, Uncle Greg, Tyler, Nathan, & Lincoln

Oma & Opa said...

We are so grateful to have been able to spend Lil Chris' 1st birthday with him. He was so cute! This year flew by so fast. I said to M yesterday, even though he's still a "baby" he is offically a "toddler". He is now in the same "grouping" as his boy cousins, with the exception of Tyler.
We love you Lil Chris!!!
We're going to miss you when we go home.
Lots of love, hugs & kisses,
Oma & Opa