Thursday, June 17, 2010

Kipton's Birth

Most of you know I started having contractions around 32 weeks. For me this was normal since I started labor early with Peyton as well. At my last appointment before Kipton's birthday I was 3cm along and I was about 39 weeks. On Sunday the 6th I was having back pain. Seemed like it only came when I moved so I didn't think too much about it. I went to bed that night not think much about it, but when it started to wake me up it made me wonder. Around 11:30 the great idea came to me, "Am I in labor?" Taylor came home at midnight from work and when he crawled into bed next to me I turned to him and said I think I'm in labor? We started watching tv and around 12:30am we started recording the contractions. After a couple being 4 minutes apart I decided to get into the shower, then I started packing my bag. My contractions then became 2 minutes apart and I said, "It's time to go!" We left about 1:20am and got to the hospital just before 2am. I was 6cm when we got there. I told my nurse with my last pregnancy I went from 7-10cm in one contraction to warn her my labors go pretty quickly. I was admitted right away without having to prove much or jump through many hoops. I was in my new room for about an hour. My contractions started to be right on top of each other never going away. Having contractions like that and back labor was more painful then I could have ever imagined. I remember saying I wanted the epidural, but they told me I was complete and it was time to push. The nurse hooked the belly bands back up to me to monitor the baby. Something I didn't want at the time, but was very grateful for afterwards. I gave a few weak pushes at first. I can remember thinking, just give me a break, one break from pain that was, but it never came. Then the doctor told me that Kipton's heart rate dropped and that I needed to get him out now. With that I gave it all I had and pushed that baby out. He started crying right away, but he was blue. Kipton had the cord wrapped around his neck, shoulder, and wrist and then had a knot in his cord. I guess once I started pushing that is when the cord got tight. Thanks to a quick doctor Kipton is just fine. He got a 8 out 9 on his APGAR score. Only lost 1 point for color. He quickly pinked up and was back in our arms.

I have to say, this labor was kind of traumatic for me. I remember afterwards and even a day after I couldn't remember certain things like, what Taylor did for work or my own birthday.



After being in true active labor for 3 hours Kipton Taylor Flint was born on June 7th, 2010 at 3:32 am. He weighed 7 lbs 9 oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. Brown hair, blue eyes.




Here he is still a little blue




The lovely knot



Proud Papa



My handsome little man, sleeping of course


These are pictures since coming home





So cute!


Kipton is starting to look like he is going blonde














6 comments:

Amber said...

Love the pics, he's adorable! Chris says he sees Taylor in him. Congratulations!

Glazier's said...

He is so cute! I'm glad that the doctor was smart and you were able to push him out quickly. Babies are so much fun!

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Scott & Annedria said...

Wow what a cutie! I can see both Ashton and Peyton in him. I love his hair! So cute all spicky. Can't wait to meet him!

John and Dana Lyn said...

Oh he is such a cutie! Love the hair! Congratulations Liz! Now I can't wait for ours to get here!

The Nielson's said...

He is adorable Liz congratulations you did great! I'm so relieved that everything went ok in the end. And way to go on the natural birth!