Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Teagan Glenn Smith

Teagan Glenn Smith



June 23rd at 5:06 pm
7 lbs and 14 ounces
21 inches long


We FINALLY got a call from Rex to come on in at 6:00 am Tuesday morning. So we got up, freshened up a bit, and out the door we went. It was the last time we would leave our house being parents of only 1 little boy! We got to the hospital after a couple of stops (Red Box and McDonalds) and we only waited for a few minutes before they took us back to a Labor and Delivery Room. By 9:00 am I was all hooked up, questions answered, the doctor had come, and we were ready to start pitocin. I was only 2 cm but they decided not to do the first round of medicine I was suppose to get the night before!

As the day went on Daniel and I watched a movie on my laptop, talked on the phone, updated twitter, and he took a short nap as well as went and got lunch.

I just continued to progress. This time I actually got an epidural before they broke my water which I did it the opposite way with Brayden. It was easier to sit through the epidural because my contractions were intense but not so bad that I couldn't sit STILL. :)

After that the doctor came in and broke my water and from there things progressed mighty quickly. I was 4 1/2 cm in no time. As the contractions became 2 minutes apart I began feeling them but only on the left side. The epidural wasn't really working well at that side. So they tried to give me some more medicine but it never helped. I was in quite a bit of pain when they decided to check me first to see if I still had a ways to go or if I was close to getting ready to push. When they did this it was 4:35 and I was 6 cm and basically 90% effaced. At this time the nurse began QUICKLY getting everything around because she said you are going to be ready real soon! I was like really...you only said 6 cm and I know from experience I need to get to 10 cm first! Then at 4:53 they checked me again and I was 100% and 10 cm! She was right! WHOA my body went into fast mode!!

Time to have a BABY!

My doctor was paged immediately and nurse started quickly finishing everything so we could have a baby! The doctor got there and 4 contractions later our little boy was born! It was much quicker this time because with Brayden I pushed for over an hour.

My induction was much shorter than the first time and it seemed much easier which we were very thankful about.

After everything was done for his cord blood sampling, nursery checking him out, bath time, and I was ready...we got to our postpartum room around 7:00 pm. I was very hungry because I hadn't eaten since dinner time the night before. Daniel's family came up and met our little boy and brought us dinner. They stayed until about 9:15 and then we were ready to try and
rest a bit. We opted for no other visitors tonight just so we could spend some time with our son and rest a little. But we are up for visitors tomorrow! So come meet our little guy if you want!

It was WONDERFUL to see Brayden tonight and show him his new baby brother. He didn't want much to do with him or ME at first but he warmed up quite quickly!

8 comments:

Jonathan and Meredith Ellis said...

Congratulations! We can't wait to meet him. So exciting!

Littlefoot Estrada said...

I can't believe you were typing this at 3 am!! Good google Mandy! (Never underestimate the power of you! he he he)

He's beautiful! Glad Brayden attached on so quickly!

Tyler and Rachael said...

Super super congratulations. He is beautiful. I am so glad everything went so well.

Tania said...

Both of the boys are gorgeous! I am glad to read everything went well. Brayden is going to be an awesome big brother!
Felicidades!!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you guys and I'm so glad the delivery went well and everyone is doing good! Blessings to all of you!!

Lisa said...

He's a handsome fella! Can't wait to meet him :-)

Vargas Family said...

Love it! I am SO HAPPY that things went so well and all your worries about the delivery were put to rest! You and Daniel are so blessed with now TWO beautiful boys! Congrats!!!!!

abmeisel said...

yeah for babies!! he's super cute. what a handsome family you have yourself. ya'll are in our prayers as you adjust to life as a family of 4. Can't believe you have 2 KIDS!!! congrats.