Saturday, November 13, 2010

Tyler Alton Baron

Tyler Alton Baron made his debut on Monday. We were anxious to meet this little fellow, but also hoping that he would wait until the induction day to arrive. He listened to him mama's numerous pleas and did come when we were hoping.
Here's the story...
I was scheduled for an induction at 7:30 Monday morning. I called the hospital at 5:30 to make sure that they would have room for us and they said that they did. I got myself and Andrew up and showered and we got ready for the morning only to be called back at 6:15 and told not to come in to the hospital until 9:00. I'm grateful that we weren't stuck in the hospital waiting room, but was really frustrated at the time because we had already gotten up and ready. It did give us a chance to say goodbye to Austin and get him settled in with my sister. (My sweet sister flew in to watch Austin for us while we were in the hospital)
We got to the hospital at about 9:00 and didn't get into our room until about 9:45. They started my IV at about 10:00 and pitocin soon after that. I was dilated to about a 4 upon arrival and was about a 5 by 11:00. I got my epidural about noon and my water broke about 15 minutes later. Thank heavens for anesthesia! Little Tyler had had a bowel movement in the amniotic fluid, so that was the only hiccup in our whole experience.
I stayed dilated 5 until about 1:55 was at a 6 at 2:05 and was at a 10 by 2:20. I had a wonderful labor and delivery nurse that was amazingly thorough. I could tell that the contrations were getting slightly more intense... but had no idea my body was progressing so fast. I was told not to move or laugh for fear that Tyler would come before my doctor got there. We crossed our fingers (and our legs) for 15 minutes until my doctor got there pushed through 2 contractions and Tyler was born at 2:43. He was a long 22 inches and 8lbs 9oz. He screamed for a good 5 minutes after coming and so the NICU nurses were not worried about the amniotic fluid getting into his lungs. We are all very happy and healthy.
Thanks to everyone for all of the love, support, meals, babysitting and visits we have been recieving. We have the best family and friends ever!!

12 comments:

Tia said...

Congratulations, he is darling! You look great and everyone just looks so happy. I'm so happy for you and your family.

Brittany H. said...

He is beautiful!!!! Congratulations!

Ashlee said...

Congratulations! Glad that things went so smoothly for you! We also love your choice of names (we have a Tyler). Hope things continue to go well!

Melissa said...

He is seriously a beautiful baby!! And Austin is two already?! Oh my goodness...Congrats Mandy!

SBK Stewart said...

OHHHHHH!!! Congrats! I'm SO happy for you and your growing little family! I've been checking your blog like every day but obviously missed it! I'm so happy for you and hope all is going well. Love you!

Amber said...

YAY! I love the pictures and your story. Glad you could cross your legs long enough... :)
LOVE Austin's birthday pictures too. He's getting so big...

Jen Bowen said...

I'm glad everything went so well. I can't wait to meet little Tyler. Good luck with the adjustment to have 2 kids!

Bekah said...

Congrats you guys!!! He is so handsome!!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations Mandy and Andrew! What a cute little guy :)

Chad and Amber said...

Congratulations! He's adorable!

Kelly said...

Congratulations!! He is just so adorable!!!! Mandy you look so good too!

Alyssa/Jo said...

CONGRATS!! You look incredible after giving birth. You make it seem so easy and carefree!