Monday, August 29, 2011

Hospital Pics

I loved my doctor in Omaha. I had such good birth experiences there with both my boys and so I was a little nervous about leaving my doctor in Omaha and delivering in Utah. Luckily I was able to find a doctor who I really liked, and I had a really good experience with Riverton Hospital. I think the thing I liked the most was how Kendall never left my sight in the OR after she was born. I was able to see her the whole time as the doctors were finishing up my surgery. I was even able to hold her as they wheeled me back to the recovery room. This may not seem like a big deal, but with all my other kids  I barely got a good look at them before they were sent to the nursery. And then I had to wait in the recovery room for over an hour before I was able to see or hold  them.

 Kendall holding Casey's finger just a few minutes after she was born.

 Kendall and Daddy in the recovery room.

My favorite part about the hospital stay was when Riley, Ryan, and Cooper came to see Kendall. They came the day after she was born. I was so happy to see them and they were excited see Kendall.

 I know Riley doesn't look very happy in this picture, but I promise she really was! For some reason she likes to make that little scowl when we're trying to take pictures of her.

Poor girl had to spend some time under the bili lights. She hated it!

Here she is on day 3. She is such a sweet (and feisty) baby! I love her so much!! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kendall Taylor was born on Thursday, August 4th 2011. She weighed 7 lbs 9 oz (our smallest baby!) and was 19 inches long. She is such a cutie and we are so glad she is finally here!

Here is the birth story. It's kinda long, but I wanted to make sure I wrote everything down before I forget!

My c-section was scheduled for 12:30 on August 4th. We took our time getting ready in the morning and left for the hospital around ten. We checked in and the nurse took us to our labor and delivery room to prep for surgery. I was a little nervous for the IV because when I had Cooper, the nurse had the hardest time getting the IV in and it was really painful...well I had no idea what I was in for! So the nurse starts to stick me with the needle and she can't get it in the vein, so she just started pulling the needle in and out of my arm repeatedly, and then all of a sudden I felt this blinding stab of pain shoot through my arm and hand. I can't even describe the pain. Luckily that initial pain only lasted a couple seconds because it was the worst pain I'd ever felt in my life. There was still a lot of pain in my hand, but it slowly got a little better. The nurse looked a little shaken and explained that she must have hit a nerve. She then decided to try to get the IV into my other arm. I was so scared, but luckily she was able to get the needle in without too much trouble. After that I told Casey that I never wanted another IV ever again!
After being hooked up the IV for a little while the anesthesiologist came in and explained a few things about the surgery and the spinal, and then it was almost time to head back to the operating room. It seemed like the time had come so fast and I was starting to get nervous! They walked me and Casey back to the operating room and they started prepping me for surgery. They sat me on the side of the bed so the anesthesiologist could put in my spinal block. I was so glad that Casey was there and I was able to hold his hand. The spinal really wasn't that bad! Then they laid  me down on the table and started to get everything ready for the surgery. Dr Curtis came in and they started the surgery. This c-section was probably the most uncomfortable one I've had. I was only numb on the lower part of my stomach so when they started to push the baby out it felt like the nurse was breaking my ribs. I was holding Casey's hand the whole time and I think that helped me to stay calm.
Kendall was born at 12:44 pm. I cried when I heard her first little cry and I was able to see her during the rest of the surgery. She almost never left my sight...I even got to hold her as they wheeled me back to the recovery room. Overall, Kendall's birth was such a wonderful experience! I love her so much and I'm so glad she is a part of our family!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

So it looks like I will be having the baby on August 4th. I'm so ready to meet this little girl....just one more day of waiting!

Here are some pics from the past few days!

My cute boys.

 looking for rollie-pollies

Cooper & cousin  Isabelle