Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Theo Part 1

I know people have been anxiously awaiting some news/pictures of baby Theo. There are so many awesome and amazing pictures from the birth I didn't even know how to narrow it down further than this so get ready for a massive picture overload.  I will post pictures first and then at the end...kinda the birth story. 
We checked in at 6:30.  I had to get some pictures of how small my tummy was.  CRAZY. 

For some reason it won't let me center this but Cali got here at 10:30...that was really calming for me. 
My lunch that I couldn't Cortney ate it.  It looked delicious.  I was so hungry. 

Staring wistfully at the food. 

We would watch all of the updates and contractions on the monitor.

This was my first delivery where I was sick.  Here I am looking sick.  I threw up a couple of times...that was different. 

Trying to look happier.

Feeling sick again.  I would feel nauseous when my contractions would come...then for a minute or so I would feel better. 

I had tons of medicine going in me.  Penicillin, steroids, saline, and pitocin. 

This is when I started to feel like I was needing to push.

Yup...the baby was almost out already.


Getting ready to push.  I pushed for one contraction.  3 times in about 40 seconds. 


Out he came...

I felt so relieved once he was out...

My mother in law Roberta came and watched the delivery.  She took tons of these awesome pictures. 

Crying baby.  Such a good sound.  It looks loud but it sure wasn't. 

This is super gross...but i had to include it because my placenta is REALLY small.  Cortney always takes a picture of it and mine last time was at least twice the size of this one.  It could be the cause of Theo not growing in utero.  My placenta from henry took up more than half of that bucket. 

Chaos and stitches.

Tiny baby. 

Look how small that preemie diaper is on him!

Here are some notes Cali took throughout the day. 

Checked in at 6:30
Strep test positive, virus (cmv) antibodies present (I couldn't believe I was positive for the strep test...arghhh...the cmv could be nothing or it could be means at some point in my life I had cmv...the baby is getting tested for it now. It could be serious if I got it while pregnant.)
Epidural at 9:05
Broke your water at 10:00
Cali comes at 10:30
Feeling nausea at 12:00
Checked at 12:35, at a 2 cm 70%, -1
checked at 2:15, 2 1/2cm, 80%
At 2:20 the baby was "being naughty" (heartrate decelerations with contractions) came in and flipped her to her left side, checked again and was a 3 cm.
At 2:50 dilated to a 4cm, 90% effaced, zero station.  put fluid through cath in the contraction monitor to buffer the cord (amniotic infusion)
3:21 threw up
3:40 dilated to a 6. The amniotic infusion really worked.
4:00 feeling a lot of pressure, nurse came to check,  fully dilated and crowning!
4:16 Theodore born, 4 lb 6 oz 18 inches long apgar, 8/9 
couple of stitches , small placenta.
cord wrapped around neck

It was a stressful day with lots of highs and lows.  So far Theo is passing every test with flying colors.  

I feel like he is my miracle baby.  He is doing so good.  I will update more soon.  (the internet is so slow here)


Cali said...

This was one of the best days of my life. Thanks for having me there in the trenches with you. There is no place I'd rather be. Theo is going to keep amazing us, I just know it. I love you sister.

duke of earl said...

The crying baby picture is awesome...the whole deal is just amazing.

Anonymous said...

Ash--he is beautiful and definetly a miracle! We are so, so glad that he is thriving! love you guys, daishan

gramyflys said...

Thanks for posting this, Ash. We have been so anxious to hear all about your Theo Adventure! Sounds like quite a day. How fun to see pictures of good old Dr. B. He has delivered a LOT of my grandchildren and we love him. You look beautiful as usual and little Theo is a dream baby. Congrats!

Samantha said...

Ash I think Cali is right- he looks a little like Jack to me! I love this post. Can you post more please? All I've been able to think about the past 24 hours is that little Theo and how many miracles you are experiencing with him. It seriously makes me tear up nonstop.

Laura Lei said...

Oh I love him. He is so tiny and beautiful. I can't wait to see more pictures of him.

khepworth said...

Congratulations! What a sweet little boy.

Tami said...

Yeah!!! He is so precious!!! Congrats Boice have been in our prayers and continue to be.....sweet Theo is so cute, love all the photos!!!!

Cindy said...

Wonderful, wonderful! Yay--he is finally here.

You did GOOD!

{natalie} said...

1. you look so awesome in the pre-labor pics. at 6:30 am i would look like crap. you are hot.

2. your mother in law is really pretty

3. so cool for cali to be there. you two are so close, it's awesome

4. cort's beard is so long!

5. theo is so tiny. but so cute and amazing. i'm glad he's here safely.

Cassidy said...

I'm so happy for you guys!!

Wonderful Teen Years of Emmeli said...

he is absolutely glad he is doing so well....miracles happen! way to go ashley! love, jared and katie sommer