||Brayden Thomas Gray :)
Born: 28 January, 2009
Age: 4 years & 114 days
Birthday in: 251 days
Development: See the 32 months page.
Biggest achievement so far:
crawling and pulling up on EVERYTHING!! saying a few words like `dada, baba, and yaya` not sure where yaya came from but he LOVES to say it! lol and just getting into anything and everything. he is one BUSY BODY!!!
Original due date: January 28th 2009
Type of delivery: Vaginal (with pain relief)
Duration of labor: 19 hours not including the light labor!!!
Weight @ birth: 8 pounds 1 ounce
Length @ birth: 21 and a half
Well Tuesday during the day I felt kinda weird and just didnt think much of it. well that night after dinner I started having some pretty strong BH and went and layed down. well when steven left for work at like 10:30 I was having small little contractions and didnt really think much of it. well while he was at work they got stronger and stronger and more freguent but were only coming 10-13 minutes apart or so and really werent too bad....so he gets home at like 3:30 and by that point I was questioning whether i was actually starting labor or not because i hear all this stuff about everyone mistaking real labor with false labor. so he sat with me until about 4:30 when i finally said `ya know i really think we should just go in and worst thing is they will send us home` ((dont forget its now wednesday which i had a doctors app at 1:30 to schedule to be induced!)) well it was snowin and sleeting and the roads were starting to get bad but we went anyways- got there and this rude ass nurse sends me home ((dont forget this nurse!!)) and so we go home because she says i wasnt having them strong enough and not frequent enough, go home and go to bed for an hour, wake up with HORRIBLE contractions, i start timing and they start COMING, 5 min 5 min 4 min and all the way down to 3 so i take a quick shower and we head on back, might i say I WAS IN LABOR~! woman shouldve NEVER sent me home, I was in HARD labor for like 19 hours yall...holy cow...they finally give me some pain meds through my IV ((whew i was out of it!)) and it helped the contractions SO much...then they give me the drip to speed me up....it starts comin strong, the only problem, I wasnt dialating like i shouldve been so it was making it harder on me not being able to get things moving!!! i was hurting!!! well hours later i finally get to 4 cm and they give me my first epidural, which only numbed my left side the first time so they had to give me a second....and i was finally able to relax and kinda wait things out without so much pain. then the pressure in my butt started really getting strong and so painful!! i finally hit 9 cm and they had me do some small pushes and stuff, by this point i was hurting so bad i didnt care i was ready! so i eventually am ready and start pushing and after an hour i was runnin low on energy, it was so hard i was not prepared and how tuff it was!!! he was so big and his head was so large that he just wasnt comin, they grabbed the vaccum and if they wernt able to get him with the vaccum they wouldve had to do an emergency c section, they were able to get him out and i was POOPED!!!! he had troubles breathing so they rushed him off to jump start him while i was stitched, i had a 3rd degree laceration, i was cut and then ripped some so it was pretty bad, hes HUGE lol....about that nurse earlier, in the midst of it all she GRABS my oxygen mask and pulls my face towards her and started SCREAMIN at me on `you need to do this you need to not do that!!` and all this crap because i was freakin out because he wasnt coming out and he was stuck and my epidural was NOT working so iwas yeah a lil scared but it was COMPLETELY innopropriate and un called for for her to have acted that way...lets just say it was handled my the hospitals head manager. but eveerything turned out fine, braydens so beautiful and perfect and i couldnt be happier and we are enjoying every min with him!!! it was all so worth it and i just cant believe hes finally here!!!!!