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Friday, January 30, 2009

He's here...

but he doesn't have a name yet...will let you know as soon as we know!

Baby Boy Thatcher
January 30, 2009
2:39am
6lbs 5oz, 19"
Our runtiest one yet!
The pics aren't the best...Danny took them! I will get some cuter pics as soon as they bring him back from getting poked, prodded and cleaned. He's so sweet and tiny, we just love him!
So, here's the story. I woke up yesterday morning knowing that something wasn't quite right and sent Danny off to work letting him know not to be surprised if he had to come home early. I had irregular contractions all day and was trying to get some last minute things done, but by the early afternoon I just wasn't feeling good at all. I was feeling dizzy, had a headache and a low-grade fever...I didn't think that was normal, so I called my Dr. and he just said to keep hydrated, rest and come see him in the morning if I was still not feeling well. We didn't make it that far! I started having regular contractions around 6:45pm and so we decided to take the kids to a friends' house and head to the hospital.
When we got there they were really concerned about the baby because his heart rate was really high (190-210) and it was because I had a 101.8 degree temperature. They gave me lots of IV fluids and his heart rate stabilized and my fever came down (turns out I had an UTI, so they gave me some antibiotics as well.)
After much weeping and wailing, I finally got an epidural around midnight. It took the anesthesiologist a long time and a few tries to get it in and then it only killed my left side, so he had to take another long time to get it in and it was just the ticket! Life was so much better! It turns out that I have the hardest back that he has ever worked on. Yippee!...he said that I will likely be pretty bruised up today, but he didn't give me a wet tap like last time...phew!
With the epidural in place, I was a much happier camper...all of you that go without, my hat's off to you...I just couldn't do it!
At about 2:15am, I was complete and began to push and he was born 24 minutes later. I didn't remember how much work it was to push, I was really tired, I don't know how you gals push for much longer than 20 minutes!
Well, I am so glad that he is here with all his fingers, toes, etc and I am so glad to not be pregnant anymore!! Will post some more pictures later today.
I wish that I could sleep now, I've been up for nearly 24 hours, but I'm just not sleepy. Besides, who can sleep in a hospital anyway!
PS...the nurses and the Dr. were great and made it such a good experience. I deserve it after the last one!

25 comments:

Jen Lynn said...

Yay! Congrats. I was wondering when that was going to happen, but wasn't expecting it for a while.

Hey, you should name him Dudley. Because today's Dudley's Birthday too. :)

Good luck with the name thing.

Hope you get some good rest.

Fellars Family said...

Congratulations! He is adorable, I can't wait to hear his name. Best wishes and I hope you have an easy, speedy recovery.

Dannielle Dilger said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and glad that all went well...I hope he is a good little baby that likes to sleep. And you look great too!

Joyous said...

YOU SUCK!!!! but, I am happy that you had your sweet little boy... he's cute. Congrats!!! (I really am happy for you...now that I am done crying.)

Becky & Joseph said...

Hooray and Congrats! I'm SO glad to hear how much better it went than the last one! You did awesome and he's adorable! I can't wait to hear what you decide to name him. Now get some sleep!

Jill Hunt said...

Yeah!! Congratulations! I am sure you are happy to have that little guy out of you! And he really is little! Can't wait to hear what his name is and see more pictures! Get some rest if you can!

Melissa said...

Congrats Poppy, I can't wait to meet him. Im soooo impressed you did a VBAC, I always knew you were tough. Oh, to know what its like to have a tiny baby. Let me know what you name him. Poor Grace the only girl....poor Poppy one princess!

Teresa Brower Timms said...

Wow - you gave birth this morning and you already have blogged about it - AMAZING. He's adorable and you're a superwoman! Hugs and Kisses

The Thatcher Family said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations!!! We are so happy for you guys. He is so cute & we are so happy to have him as an addition to the family! Can't wait to meet him.
Love,
Jon, Molly & Haley

shay said...

I can tell you're hyped up on something---either it's all adrenaline, or some of the good stuff:) Congratulations...can't wait for more photos and a name (or you could just call him 'winter guy' for two months until you bless him...haha remember 'fall guy'). It's so great when they come so fast without giving us loads of problems and YES! You did it w/o a c-sec! Way to go!

laura said...

you are amazing! i'm so proud of you for being brave enough to do a vbac after your last one (i will never forget coming to visit you after that nice experience..). i'm glad everything went well and that you are able to be happily not-pregnant!
and i won't hold the epidural against you--you deserved it!

Jessica said...

congratulations! i'm so glad things were better this time around. he is precious! i can't wait to hear the name.

and i totally hear you about not being able to sleep in the hospital.

Melissa said...

So glad things went well. Congrats on another beautiful boy!

White Family said...

He is a precious little guy. We are excited to meet him. Poppy you rock... 20 mins, I'm so jealous! You were supposed to wait til I got there! Guess he wanted to surprise everybody. See you soon.

Emily and Kyle said...

Of course out of your 3 name choices, you know which one I like the best, because I used it!! But I like all three of them. Your first one (not to give anything away to other readers in case), the one you have been thinking of for a long long time, is on our list too!:) So happy for you. I can tell he is super cute, even though Danny can't take GREAT pictures:) Congrats Poppy, you did an awesome job! Can't wait to meet him in CO...just have to talk Kyle into it! We just need to take a long weekend and do it!

Emily and Kyle said...

I forgot to mention how BEAUTIFUL you look--and wow, just after having a baby!!!

Melissa and Kevin said...

Congratulations Poppy! He is precious, and I can't believe how quickly you got it blogged.

Sonja said...

Ohhh--he's adorable! Congratulations Poppy! I'm so glad you and baby are well. Can't wait to see more pics!

Alison said...

baby number 4 is so cute. I am so happy for you and your family. SO much for the double stroller. Does it have a warranty? How wonderful is it to have the experience be normal after last time. You do deserve it. get some rest mommy. you will be needing it. the vacation is over now!!! Love you.

Shane, Margie, and Brynn said...

WoW! I was suprised when I checked your blog that you had your baby! And blogging right after, I love it (I actually do, and I love hearing how it all went). A big congratulations Thatcher Family! I hope the recovery goes much smoother than last time :) And you and baby look amazing! Wish you were still in Utah to see you and your baby in person.

Alan and Jeni said...

Congratulations! It sounds like you had a much more enjoyable experience than your last one. Can't wait to see more pics.

Joanne said...

Congratulations! I know I am a bit late on this, but I just started getting caught up on blogs. You look beautiful and he looks beautiful! I can't believe you had to deal with a UTI during labor - yuck.

Patti said...

Way to go VBAC! I'm jealous! You are a trooper.

Tash said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! I am glad that everything went well.

Julia Deaver said...

Poppy, I am so sorry that I didn't realize that you had your baby sooner! I have been way too busy to check blogs lately and therefore have missed all the good news! He is adorable and you look great! I am so glad that you had a way better experience this time than last! Hope you are getting rest and doing great!