Baby Blue Eyes Birthday

Baby Blue Eyes Birthday

After forty weeks and 5 days Baby Blue Eyes decided to make their arrival.  9 months of guessing and we finally have our little mister! Honestly Mr. Blue Eyes and I were totally shocked.  Here is the story of Baby Blue Eyes arrival.

So true....

So true….

Sunday afternoon Mr. Blue Eyes and I decided to spend the day together doing something fun because we knew we weren’t going to be alone for much longer 🙂 .  We had the best day swimming and lounging and having a drink at our favorite local restaurant.  Then we went home and Mr. Blue Eyes made us the most delicious enchiladas.  It was a perfect day that God had planned for us.

A perfect day on 30A

A perfect day on 30A

The next day we had our weekly check-up to make sure that Baby Blue Eyes was doing alright.  We went in and they put me on the baby heart rate monitor for 20 minutes to check in on baby.   I was nervous as usual and Mr. Blue Eyes was monitoring {well as much as he could not being medically trained} the machine and kept telling me that Baby’s heart rate was low.  The nurse came in to check on me and decided that because of baby’s low heart rate we needed to head directly to the hospital to be induced.  At this point I was scared but Mr. Blue Eyes was keeping his cool which helped me.

Our hospital is right across from the doctor’s office so it didn’t take long to get there.  Luckily we had thrown our hospital bags into the car just in case something like this happened even though Mr. Blue Eyes and I didn’t believe it would.

Arriving at the hospital my friends horror stories of  hunger throughout their labor ran through my head and since Mr. Blue Eyes and I were planning on getting a big lunch after the appointment we were both starving.  We quickly snacked on Kind Bars and chatted excitedly in our last few moments together then headed in to meet Baby Blue Eyes.

A little silly before the craziness began.

A little silly before the craziness began.

We got checked in, began getting comfortable in our room {well as comfy as can be}, and waited for the doctor to induce me.  The doctor arrive at about 5:15 to give me a pill {I forget the name} that would start to thin my cervix and hopefully dilate me.  We had to wait 6 hours for the next check when the doctor would break my water.  We decided to go this route because my doctor knew how important it was for me to try and deliver naturally.  Since our families are in Wisconsin we called them and they began booking flights for the next day.  We did have our sweet cousin with us who was willing to stay until Baby arrived.

When we arrived at the hospital and got hooked up to the monitor Baby Blue Eyes heart rate was perfect! Go figure.  However, over the course of the next six hours the nurses had to rush in numerous times to hook me up to oxygen and rock me around to get Baby Blue Eyes heart rate back up.  At the 6 hour mark the doctor came in to check me and I was contracting every two minutes so they broke my water.  The doctor knew that I didn’t want an epidural but she suggested that since we were still having trouble with the heart rate that I consider it because if we had to go in for an emergency c-section I would have to be put completely under.  Being completely under meant that I wouldn’t get to meet or hold Baby Blue Eyes for at least 2 hours after the procedure.  I absolutely didn’t want to miss our baby being born so I bit the bullet and got the epidural.  It was the best decision because a few hours later Baby Blue Eyes heart rate was still not consistent and was dropping after every contraction so they rushed in and said we have to get baby out.  They threw scrubs at Mr. Blue Eyes and rushed me to the operating room.

The surgery began and a few minutes later the doctor held the baby up and asked Mr. Blue Eyes to share the surprise we had been waiting for for 9 months.  Mr. Blue Eyes was so shocked that the first word out of his mouth was, “Whoa!” Since I couldn’t see anything I said, “Well tell me!”  He finally said, “It’s a boy!”

Introducing Finn Davis

Snuggling with the new man in my life!

Snuggling with the new man in my life!

Our little man.

Our little man.

My boys....Love

My boys….Love

Finally together! Don't mind my sleepy eyes ;)

Finally together! Don’t mind my sleepy eyes 😉

Baby Blue Eyes has his first visitor...Auntie Ricki {What a trooper she was there all night through it all}

Baby Blue Eyes has his first visitor…Auntie Ricki {What a trooper she was there all night through it all}

That moment was so surreal. A true miracle.  Having a c-section and being so early in the morning the moment was definitely not what I imagined but it was a moment that I will never forget.  Mr. Blue Eyes was a rockstar.  They threw him into the scrubs so fast and he remained so calm and comforting for me while not forgetting the camera to capture all of Baby Blue Eyes firsts.  He even got some battle scars while cutting the cord! {He was not hurt the blood just went  a bit crazy} 🙂 The next couple days in the hospital were full of firsts and lots of learning! Mr. Blue Eyes changed Baby Blue Eyes first diaper and boy, oh boy was it a doozy.  Our mothers flew in to help and then my dad and sister also made the trip.  We loved sharing our excitement and baby boy with all our friends and family.  We can’t wait to create and share many more memories with this little blessing!

Spending time with Nana.

Spending time with Nana.

Mr. Blue Eyes working on a diaper change with Gramary.

Mr. Blue Eyes working on a diaper change with Gramary.

Family photo in the hospital.

Family photo in the hospital.

Welcome Home Baby Blue Eyes!

Welcome Home Baby Blue Eyes!

We can’t thank God enough for blessing us with a beautiful, healthy baby boy.

~C

Celia

About Celia

I am a blue eyed gal living with my blue eyed hubby and our blue eyed Weimaraner in Wisconsin. Teaching is my day job and I just love it! There is nothing that I would rather be doing for my profession. In my free time I love designing and crafting our little apartment. I also have a love of all things water like swimming and boating. Take a minute or two to get to know my blue eyed family.

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One Response to Baby Blue Eyes Birthday

  1. Chelsie August 20, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Loved reading this post! Some it sounds a bit familiar 😉 continued blessings on this roller coaster called motherhood! It is the scariest but best ride ever.

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