Ahhh I still can’t believe my BABY is almost 15 months. Seriously have no idea where the time went? Before conceiving Tyson, Billy and I had been pregnant with another angel baby, who we lost at 7 weeks. It was the most devastating time of my life, but I had faith that god had a plan for our family. He definitely did and we conceived Tyson just a few months later. He is our little miracle man, and I know he is exactly the son we were meant to have. He loves cars, building with blocks, bath time, dirt and being outside. I find it insane how much of a “boy” he is. Although he is pretty rough and tumble, he still LOVES carrying a stuffed animal around and is the biggest cuddler/hugger/kisser ever. All the best qualities have been bottled up inside him and I can not wait to watch him grow up.
Our sweet Demi Ryan will be born before we know it and I can’t help but hope and PRAY that her labor is as easy as Tyson’s. Reflecting back on his birth is so much fun because it was such a beautiful day. With Payton I wasn’t nervous for labor, but with Tyson, I definitely had some nerves. I was so scared it would be as long as hers and as painful, but I was prepared to endure whatever I had to.
We made plans to induce at 39 weeks because he was measuring 10 lbs and again I did not want a c-section. I also had been dilated to a 5 for about 3-4 weeks! Yes, 5! I still have no idea how that even happens lol. December 28th was EXACTLY 39 weeks and we were so ready to go in. Surprisingly the hospital called us at 11 that morning and we got to go in that afternoon.
We got to the hospital at about 2:45 pm and did the normal random paperwork and whatever else they do. They brought me to my labor room right away and we started my pitocin at 4:15 or so. Immediately I felt it working and my contractions were strong/hard/intense/painful FAST! With Payton I didn’t feel them for a few hours! My nurses broke my water, checked my cervix and I was moving right along. I am pretty sure I was at dilated to a 7 and they said I could either get the epidural RIGHT AWAY or I wouldn’t be able to. I made the split decision to do it (although last time it was a pain and didn’t work) and am SO happy I did. It didn’t hurt at all and relief was immediate. I could still feel everything, but not crazy pain. The next hour was a blur, but I quickly dilated to a ten and was ready to push! (I will add this labor was SO different because I was sitting up smiling and talking the whole time. With Payton I was much more silent and somber haha)
My doctor came in and I remember feeling SO excited. I was about to meet our baby boy after 10 long months. I seriously pushed for 9 minutes and Tyson was BORN!! This time with a working epidural I was feeling pretty great. I still felt everything, BUT it was not excruciating. Tyson came out so fast that his face was completely bruised. I mean PURPLE bruised. Billy and I were like “What the purple baby?”, but of course he was still beautiful.
They put Tyson on my chest and I was filled with the craziest love! He was so HUGE and perfect. I couldn’t believe we had a son and a BROTHER for Payton. They took him off to measure and clean while my doctor stitched me up. I tore pretty much the same as I did with Payton, so it was quick!
Once they had Tyson measured, 10 lbs, 4 oz and 22 3/4 inches long, it was my turn to hold him! Ahhh I was in love. He was so big and his hair was so amazing. By this time my dad brought Payton in and we took our first family photo. It was the most perfect feeling seeing my baby girl hugging her brother.
I was anxious to leave immediately, but we had to stay the night because of hospital rules. Tyson was such a good baby right away and ate all through the night. He was so huge, but I was glad because I think a little newborn would be so fragile : ) Payton stayed the night at my parents and we were ready to get home and see her. I was also anxious to see how having two kiddos would be compared to just one. I wanted my routine to get in order right away. We were allowed to leave the hospital about 7pm the next day and it felt like forever. We went right home, got our munkee and started life as a family of 4 : )
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