Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Caden Michael Railsback

Caden is here!! He was born on June 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm. He weighted 7 pounds, 15 ounces and was 19 and 3/4 inches long. He is perfect!! The labor was the hardest and longest of the three kids. I would of never dreamed that I would labor for 24 hours with my third baby. It all started about 4:00 pm on Monday afternoon. I had been having contractions on and off for 2 weeks and had even gone to the hospital over the weekend but was sent home. Monday things had defiantly gotten more painful and the contractions were getting closer together. By the time Chaz got home at 6:00 I knew that we would be having a baby within the next 24 hours. I did my best to go about the rest of the day, cooking dinner and getting the kids to bed. I did manage to get a few hours of sleep before the contractions were too painful and at 2:00 am I called my mom and told her to start driving in from Baird. When she arrived at 5:00 am, Chaz and I were packed up and ready to head to the hospital. My contractions at that point were about 5 minutes apart. When we arrived they got us in a room and started hooking me up to all the cords. The nurse then checked me and the second I saw the look on her face I knew what she was going to say which was, "I think he's breech and very high up." I was dilated to a 2-3. The doctor was called to see what needed to be done and when he arrived with the sonogram machine we discovered that Caden was head down just very high up and at a weird angle. At that moment I had my break down. The tears started and I couldn't stop them. I really was so tired and had been in pain so long that I was not going to leave that hospital without having this baby first. The doctor did agree that it would be best to go ahead and admit me since we weren't certain if Caden would turn breech plus there was a lot of fluid and he was afraid if my water broke too early that the cord would come out first. So to a room we went. They hooked me up to some pitocin since my contractions needed some help staying regular and the long day began. I dilated very slowly since Caden was so high up and even after he broke my water it still took hours go get me to a 10 and when the pushing started so did the horrible rib pain. I've never had pain like that. Even with the epidual, with every push it felt like my ribs would snap. Caden's back was right in the middle of my ribs and the contractions and pushing were putting all the pressure in my ribs but after about 30 minutes of pushing Caden did make it out into my arms. We've really enjoyed every minute with him and I wouldn't change anything. Caden's name means warrior and he has proven that he is indeed that. Abby and Charlie have been great and love kissing and loving on their new baby brother. It's been so sweet watching them all together. God has blessed us so very much.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

38 weeks

Well here I am at 38 weeks, hot and very ready for little Caden. Things have been progressing pretty slowly and I'm trying very hard to be patient but as many of you know I'm not good with patience. I've prayed, cried and even thrown a few fists wanting this guy to come out. This has been a very long and hard pregnancy. I know I've had it really good compared to a lot of people and I'm trying very hard not to complain. Lately it's been really hard with this 100 plus degree heat, but at least the end is near. I keep reminding myself that I can't be pregnant forever even though it feels like it. Anyway, I'm anxious to hold this little guy. Abby is anxious too. She keeps asking if today is the big day. Can't wait to finally say yes. Charlie is in for a shock. He acts excited but I know he really has no idea how much his little world is about to change forever. I am excited to watch the kids interact with Caden. He's a very lucky boy to have such a great big sister and brother. Here's hoping that the next post is pics of Caden!!!