Saturday, November 28, 2009

He's here!

Liam Blake Thompson
born 11/26/09 at 2am
8lbs 3oz   19 inches long

Im so glad hes finally here. It was a really long hard labor. Heres the story...
I went in the morning of the 25th at 5:30am and my water had already broken so I was admitted around 7:30. I was having small contractions about every 5 mins and I got an epidural sometime that afternoon. (I cant remember when, I was concentrating on other things)... it was wonderful not being able to feel a thing after that! I was fully dilated to a 10 at 6:30 and started pushing around 7. I pushed for about 2 hours pretty regularly but he wasnt coming down like they were wanting. They had me rest for a little while and I started having horrible back labor and the epidural wasnt helping much with that. The anesthesiologist had to come in 3 times to give me more drugs since I was in so much pain. My doctor came in around 11pm and said that he could try to pull him out or get forceps to help or I could have a c-section. I was begging him for a c-section because I was so exhausted from pushing and wanted my back labor to stop. He had an emergency c-section before me, so I had to wait about another hour or so. Finally around 1am they numbed me all up and I was so tired that i passed out once I couldnt feel anything. They took me in around 1:30 and Liam was born at 2:00. The dr said that there was no way Liam would have been able to be born vaginally because my pelvis wasnt opening like it was supposed to. So good thing he didnt try to pull him out! We are now at home and doing well. Im sore, but am very glad that our little man is here and its over with! So far he is such a good baby and very content and alert. 
This is my favorite picture of him...

16 comments:

Tyler, Alexis and Karielle said...

He is just so darn cute! And alert! Congrats on your Thanksgiving baby! (I think that is so cool, what a thing to be thankful for!)

The Andelins said...

Oh, wow!! What a story!!! I am glad Liam is here (finally!) safe and sound- what a cute little face!

jory said...

Hi Elise, it's Nicki Iverson. My son didn't sign out. Liam is such a beautiful baby!! Be sure to take it easy. C-sections are not easy to recover from. Glad everything is fine!!!!

bowman family said...

that is such a cute picture!! How is Cali adjusting? Is she being nice to Liam?

Tobler Bunch said...

He is absolutely GORGEOUS! GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations!!! I am sorry the Labor was so hard on you, but oh so worth it! Rest up and love him to pieces, he will not be this fresh and tiny forever.

Megan said...

He is so handsome! i am glad that you are recoving, just rest and relax and enjoy your little guy.

Deborama said...

Your story was very mild compaired to the one your Mother-in-law told! She said you were a rock. She was very proud of you, Im glad your done! Just rest and quit being superwoman! :)

Britt said...

oohh CONGRATS! Liam is a doll and I can't wait to hear more stories! Thanks for that good long post. Good job being a good sport and Love you!

Jenn Davidson said...

OHHHH MY ADORABLE!!! so cute! I'm so excited you're a mom! :) how fun!

tharker said...

I am so happy for you and Chase! Liam is such a gorgeous little guy!

I hope you're doing well. It was so great to be in the hospital at the same time and have our babies on the same day.

Congratulations!!!!

Janna G said...

He is so beautiful! Your mom told me that you had him. I am so happy for you.

Valynn said...

I'm missing holding sweet little Liam!!! How are you feeling today?

Brock and Emily Gibbons said...

oh my goodness. nice story! the same thing happened to my cousin laurin eppich, he wouldn't come out after hours of pushing so they did a c-section. WOW! Who was the dr on call???

Chase and Elise said...

Thanks guys! i think hes a pretty cute baby too :)
kim- kali is doing really good. no promblems so far!
emily- i got lucky and got dr mulholland! hes who i wanted, so i was happy with that.

Jake and Bergan Hobbs said...

Elise! Oh my goodness! You are such a soldier, you're amazing. He is a BEAUTIFUL baby! Congrats on everything and I love his name. Try to take it easy and get healed up. I am so very happy for you guys!!!

The Kay Family said...

Congrats!!! He is darling, and I love his name, too.