Thursday, October 30, 2008

Time for an Update

As of October 13th, 2008 at 5:15pm my life was changed. That is when I locked eyes with Chase Landon Gregory. I fell in love at that moment with a little 7 pound boy that has forever changed my life.

My labor was perfect and I wouldn't change a thing that happened. My water broke at 1:47am on the 13th. I thought that I had wet my pants but it was my water. I awoke Justin and told him and we were on our way an hour or so later. Of course, I still hadn't packed my bag so that was part of the delay. I got my epidural at 6:00am and felt great. I napped all day and progressed 1 cm every hour. At 3:40pm it was time to push. I pushed for an hour (it really did go by fast) and then Dr. McIntyre informed me that Chase was "sunny side up" and his heart rate was at a constant 180-190 bpm. He told me that if Chase was going to be out in 10 minutes it wouldn't be a big deal but I still might have to push for 1 to 2 hours. We decided on a c-section. My husband said, "Dr. McIntyre, we trust you. We are in the trash business and you are the doctor. You know what you are doing."

I was prepped for the c-section and Justin and I got to meet Chase at 5:15pm. He is perfect. His little head looked like the crystal skull from the new Indiana Jones movie. It was insane. It's back to normal now. He is so beautiful. Also, Chase's cord was wrapped around his neck. I am so thankful for Dr. McIntyre's wisdom and his decision to recommend a c-section.

I am recovering really well. I went Tuesday for my 2 week check up with Dr. McIntyre and everything is healing well. Did I mention that I love Dr. McIntyre? He is AMAZING! He's been delivering babies for the longest amount of time in Austin. He's only 63 and feels that he is at the "top of his game."

I need to also say thanks so everyone that has helped out over the past 2 weeks. My sister came with a TON of food/help and we have had a ton of visitors/helpers. I also need to thank mom, Nanny, Janet, and Jenn for providing so much help those first few days.

I also need to thank my amazing husband. He has done more than I could have ever imagined. I am so in love with him. His new nickname is "Mr. Perfect #1." Chase is "Mr. Perfect #2." I am so blessed to have these men in my life!!!!

I hope everyone is doing well. I will try to be better about blogging when I get a free moment.


The Texas VicHorns said...

Wonderful news! We are so very happy for you guys!!! Please send us pictures soon. :)

theborawskis said...

I love the pictures of Chase that I got so far. I don't know if you know but Michaela's birthday is the same day (Lisa's daughter) I bet she was thrilled to have a new cousin born on her special day and now shares it with a beautiful little boy. Can't wait to meet him. Tried calling once but will try again ( I know how hectic it can be with a newborn around) And of course I will see you in a few short weeks (My time flies). Lots of hugs and kisses for you, Justin and of course my newest little man. Love, Aunt Judy

beth said...

Congratulations again, I'm so happy for you guys. Being a mother is truly an amazing experience. You don't know what love is until you look at your child and have your heart feel like it's actually going to burst because it's so full of love.

Dara said...

We were so excited to get the news, but its great to hear your story! I love baby stories! Congrats to all three of you.
Praise God for your special Boy!

theborawskis said...

HEY Beth, do you feel the same way as you described now that you are a mother of a teenager?????????????

Summer said...

Your first paragraph has sent me into tears. Love you guys!

Jack, Emily and Sarah Beth said...

so sweet. congrats! loved the pictures you sent. he is very handsome!