Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Baby Mason Has Arrived!

I know that many of my loyal readers are probably wondering if I have had my baby by now. Sorry for not sharing sooner, but he was born on Friday, January 25th, at 4:17am. He weighed only 6 pounds, and was 19" long. I had gone in on Thursday morning to do a "clean catch" since at my doctors appointment the prior day she had found protein in my urine. I got a call at work on Thursday afternoon that there was still protein in my urine, and they would like me to go in to labor and delivery to do a blood test, and check my blood pressure. I waited until I got off work, and then went over to the hospital, assuming I would be in and out in a few hours. I even told my husband not to leave work, I knew that they weren't keeping me. Well, my blood pressure was pretty high, and since I was already dilated and thinned out, they decided to just go ahead and induce me. Yes, that means the dreaded Pitocin! They started the induction at 9pm, I held off the epidural until 2am, and he was delivered at 4:17am. One push and he was out, no complaints from me on that! I just couldn't believe how tiny he was, and still is! I was only one week early. They told me it was because of the high blood pressure, and also because when he was born there was no amniotic fluid. I don't understand how that could be because I had an ultrasound a week earlier and they measured the amniotic fluid. Anyway, he is happy and healthy, and that is all that matters. Now, I know you are probably all wanting to see some pictures. This was so unplanned, that I accidently left my card reader at my work, and I haven't been back to get it, plus I have no idea where the cord is to plug my camera directly in to the computer. So you are all just going to have to wait :) I should get my card reader in the next couple days. I just wanted to let everyone know that, yes, he is here, and yes, we are all doing great!

16 comments:

Amy said...

Congratulations! That is awesome that baby is doing well and finally here! Sounds like the pitocin was not too bad :).
Hope you both are resting and doing well.

Christine said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see pics of Baby Mason!

On a side note, Mason was born the same day as my oldest daughter, and it was the same situation for me 5 years ago. Induced because of high blood pressure. She wasn't due for four more weeks. The pitocin wasn't as bad as the mag sulfate. Hope you & baby are doing great! Hugs!

Stacie said...

Oh, congratulations!!!

I'm so glad the labor went so well in spite of the early arrival!

What a precious time for you all!

Nic said...

YAY!! Congratulations, sweetie! Rest up and enjoy these precious days. :)

Rebekah said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Gina said...

Congrats!!! Can't wait to see his little face!!!

gina

LeShayne said...

Congratulations!!! Hope recovery is fast and easy for you. Can't wait to see pictures.

Kristen said...

congratulations! I was wondering if you had delivered - can't wait to see baby mason!

winipoo jewelry said...

Congratulations!! I just found out on the Social Graces board. I am so happy for you, that the delivery was safe & baby Mason is finally here!! I look forward to seeing pictures.
Regards,
Kirsten

couture*4*my*cutie said...

Thanks Everyone! I will probably get pictures up this weekend sometime.

Christine, I almost had to do the mag sulfate, but they told me my lab results were okay enough that they wouldn't make me take it. They told me I am lucky because it is so bad and makes you feel terribly ill. Sorry you had to go through that!

~Michelle

Christine said...

Thanks Michelle! Now post some pics of this beautiful baby for us to oogle over!

modkidboutique said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Michelle! How wonderful. And, hey, 6 lbs. is not that tiny... both of mine weighed about that much. ;) I am so happy to hear he is healthy and happy! And... how is momma feeling?! I am guessing you must be feeling alright if you are back here updating your blog. hee hee Ooooh, can't wait to see pics. Thanks for the update, hun!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see pics of this darling little guy.

debbie

wendysworldart said...

congrats girlie! Hope you and baby Mason are cuddling up and keeping warm. Hugs :)

wendy

Eva said...

Congratulations Michelle! I am so thrilled to hear that bay Mason is here safely on your arms. You have a beautiful family. I can't wait to see pictures of the newest little prince :)God bless, Eva

sunshine*kisses said...

I so can't wait to see pictures but you get some rest first. Congrats on your new budle of joy:)

Hugs
Johnett