4.27.2009

The George family

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO HAVE OUR LITTLE BOY AT HOME WITH US!

Welcome Zachary Noel George Born Wed. April 22, 2009
20 1/2 inches, 8lbs. 9oz.
WE LOVE YOU!!!

I woke up Wed. morning about 5am with contractions that were about 3 mins. apart. I thought I would have at least all morning to get ready to go to the hospital.
At about 7am I took a shower, my water broke... I GUSHED water with every contraction. The nurse couldn't believe how much water was in there. There was so much water that even at about 5pm my midwife had to break my water again. Part of the sack had been pooling some more water.We went to the hospital about 9am. Labor was painful between 10am to about 1pm... I had only progressed from 3cm to 4cm. I was already exhausted and not looking forward to a possible 12 or more hours. So, I got an epidural. It was great. My husband, mom, sister and mother in law were all having a party in the room beforehand while I lay in the bed peacefully contracting.
Within a couple hours after the midwife broke my water it became evident that because of all the water, even in the later stages of labor, it didn't allow our boy to drop into the birth canal correctly. He was in a bad position, chin first anterior, meaning it is not deliverable. His neck could have broken and he could have broken my pelvis. The midwife brought in her back-up. Within five minutes I was in the o.r. being prepped for a c-section. It was an emotional time for the both of us. They ended up having to put me all the way under because I couldn't hold still. It felt like reflexes that I couldn't control because there was a a little bit of pain and a lot of pressure.Three minutes later at 6:53pm our little boy was born. I woke up enough to kiss my little boy on the head but I couldn't open my eyes to see him. I did not get to see him for over an hour. But at least at that time I could hold him against me without assistance from anyone.
I never imagined that I would have a c-section. But, we are so glad to have our boy. He is soooooooo sweet and has a mellow personality, right now at least. We love him so much and cannot believe how much love we are filled with even during the middle of the night feedings and changings. Danny is a great father who can't get over how cute our son is. He does all the changing since my mobility is decreased. He takes great care of me too. My mom has also been here to help me out and she has been a huge help! I am greatful to have them around because I have needed a lot more help than I expected. I am doing pretty well. The pain is probably comparable to a conventional delivery recovery. However, I have to move very slowly and I can't stand up straight. I can only stand for a few minutes at a time. So much for the excitement of being able to get out of bed or roll over in bed with ease. It is now even more difficult. IT IS ALL WORTH IT!

22 comments:

Jason and Tricia Loder said...

We love you baby Zachary! SO happy to hear that all is well and that he arrived safely. You are the cutest little family and we love you guys. Enjoy every moment, it will go by so fast:) Love you...Uncle Jason and Aunty Tricia

jillian said...

GREAT, HE LOOKS LIKE HIS DAD! just kidding!I was so excited to get your text!!! I would have called, but, like always, I second guessed myself and didn't (didn't want to be a bother). You are amazing. Congrats on doing such a fine job. Someday, when we aren't sick anymore, we should get together. Call when you are ready! love to zachary! and hi to danny.:)

ellen said...

oh sweet julee! congratulations! he is a keeper! i so feel your pain! it takes time but you will get better i promise. don't get frusterated and keep letting people help you. listen to your body and don't overdo it. we have been thinking of you and will keep praying for you that this will be a speedy recovery. i guess the cole and tate name issue is long gone....hubby and i were placing bets on which name you would use....and we both lost. :) we love you!

Kristen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful story! And all the photos too. When I was going through your Kodak gallery I couldn't believe how gorgeous you look--even in labor! Wishing you a speedy recovery, all that love will help you through. Love you so much!!

Tyson and Jen said...

YEA!!! Thanks for the update and pictures. CONGRATS! I am so excited for you guys. He is perfect! You are amazing!! I am happy to hear he made it out safely! I hope you start feeling and getting better real soon! :) Hooray for baby Zachary!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! And Julee, you look amazing. Take it easy and get lots of rest!

Bridget said...

Congratulations! I'm glad everything went OK in the end. I look forward to more pictures soon :).

emcqueen said...

Wow. What an interesting labor. It is all worth it. He is so adorable and you look amazing! I am so excited for you guys.

Matt Ormond Family said...

Congratulations! Wow! You got to experience every kind of birth all rolled into one! First all natural, then w/ epidural, then w/ C-section. You can empathize with everyone :) I bet that was REALLY hard on your body & an 8lb9oz baby! Who would have thought from tiny Julie!!! So glad you have a loving husband and momma around to help your recovery & enjoy your sweet baby. Congratulations! Give little Zachary Julius a hug & kiss from me. xoxo

Da Denninghoff's said...

wow julie that sound intense! I'm so happy that you all are doing well. what an adorable family! When youre healed and caught up on sleep, and u actually want visitors we would love to see you all.

Dallas and Amylee said...

He is so beautiful!!! I love his name. I am so glad that he arrived safely. I can only imagine how scared you were- it's something you push to the back of your mind and hope you don't have to worry about. I'm glad you are doing well. Just let those special people take care of you for a few weeks! Congratulations!! Danny has every right to talk about how cute your baby is. He looks alot like his Daddy, too!

Mr. Incredible and The Missus said...

Congratulations on the new baby boy!! Take is really easy for the first month, seriously. I had a c-section too and I didn't take it easy and I had a harder recovery. Email me or call me if you want to talk, I can't wait to see more pictures!! I hope you feel good soon!

Nate, Cami and Crew said...

What a darling little boy!!! I am happy to hear that the two of you are doing well. There is nothing in the world as sweet as a brand new baby, enjoy him. I know you will be a wonderful mom. Congratulations!

KT said...

Congratulations, Julee! He's a doll. Seriously, if I had known how much fun babies are, I'd have gotten knocked up at 16. Kidding... (kind-of).

Motherhood is awesome.

CuriousGeorges said...

Good job momma! I am so glad to hear Danny is doing such a good job of helping you, that made all the difference when Nicholas stepped up and let me sit...I didn't change a diaper the first 2 weeks. I loved that my mom was able to help too. Lucky lady! I can't wait to meet Zachary! We love you all!

Babydoll said...

What a gorgeous baby. I am so glad you are feeling well and the baby is home. Kind of crazy that things can change so fast when you are delivering a baby, but I am glad everyone is safe and healthy. Can't wait to see more pictures of your little guy. Congratulations!

the Nicholas said...

Congrats guys. He's a good lookin' kid ; )

April said...

I have sweet tears in my eyes seeing Zachary! What a miracle. I am allways surprised at which labors do or dont end in c-section. Sometimes its the baby's idea and not the mommy's. I cant imagine how emotional you must have felt being wheeled into the Operating room! But what a great outcome. He is awesome! I will pray that you make a speedy recovery.

Mikael said...

congrats julee. I love you! You are a perfect mommy, so pretty and beautiful. I am so happy you are feeling better and you enjoy being a mom. SO many people think it is a burden, but it is SOOOo fun (even when you have a colicky baby, or 2, like I did). It only gets so much better :)

LINDSEY said...

Congratulations!! I love the picture of you in the hospital, sitting on that box thing, you look so pretty :) That's not fair. Your little boy is just as sweet as can be. I can't stand that I have to wait 6 more weeks! I hope you have a happy, speedy recovery :)

Lindsey said...

Congrats Julie! He is so sweet! I feel your pain on the whole birthing experience. Mine was 72 hrs just to have a c-section in a matter of five minutes. lol...

John, Mica, and Little J said...

Congratulations! We need to see some more pics! I can't wait to have our little guys meet! :)