Baby Silas is here!

Posted by Stephine on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Filed under: ,

I promise I haven't been a bad blogger, I just went from being pregnant to a mommy within 2 hours and as I'm sure you realize, it was a shock to all of us. Silas Hunter Beck was born on 7/23/2011 at 2 pounds 7 ounces, 14 inches long.. I was only 26 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I'll try to remember it all, but the past few days have been a whirlwind.

I had Braxton Hicks the night before, like always. I finally fell asleep and at 6:15 the next morning I was woke up by them.. nope, they weren't going away and were getting painful. Oh crap, I'm constipated. As the day goes on, I call my doctor and she tells me to take Milk of Magnesia, lay down, etc. An hour later I'm in so much pain, especially in my back, and my mom comes to see what's going on. My back is killing me and I'm getting these pains every 2-3 minutes. We call the doctor and head up to the hospital.. that was not a fun ride. I get up to labor and delivery, she checks me (at this point I had started bleeding) and I was fully dilated and effaced. Ultrasound said baby was head down. All she could feel was my water about to break.

At this point I knew I had no chance of turning back and I was terrified. I did not want to have my baby yet. They rushed me into the delivery room, broke my water (niagra falls, hi!), and I started pushing. At this point I had labored 5-6 hours at home, so natural it was. I pushed for 30-35 minutes, baby's head was right there but he wouldn't come out. My arms were numb from my fingers to my elbows from my breathing, I couldn't push right (they said I did really good though), and he just wasn't coming out. They gave me a break (I think they gave me a little pitocin?) for 20 minutes or so and then my contractions just keep getting worse so I started again for another 20-25 minutes.

At this point, I started panicking and baby's heart rate started to drop when I did that. She put a monitor on his head (poor baby has a scab now, same one I have) ..that tells you how close he was. The anesthesiologist came in to explain what would happen in case of an emergency c-section, I freaked out, 5 minutes later I was heading that way. I screamed because I've never been put to sleep before, my anxiety was sky high, they wouldn't let anyone go back with me.. even to be put to sleep. The mask was horrible, it felt like I was being suffocated and my throat started burning, by then I had woke up from my c-section and was now a mommy.

my love got me my favorite flowers and got silas a bear :)

They let me wake up a little. It took a good half hour to be able to open my eyes, but I was talking and stuff as soon as I woke up.. as much as I could. They had to put a tube down my throat for the surgery and it didn't feel good when I woke up, thank god it was already out though. They brought baby to me so that I could see him, so tiny. The pediatrician came in and told me they were rushing him to Children's Hospital, which is about 30-40 minutes from where we live.

From there I spent 3 days in the hospital, trying to recover. I've got a cut across my belly with stitches and staples. I wouldn't even look at it for the first day or so. Donnie still hasn't seen it. I started pumping as soon as I could and that has been going good.

We're staying at a place right by the hospital. I'm not a fan since I'm not even comfortable in my new apartment, but we're very close to baby and this is how it has to be. Gas is to expensive to come here all the time. We're gonna be here at least 2 months, maybe 3.

I got to hold him for the first time 2 days ago. I was terrified I was going to hurt the little guy, but it felt so good when it happened. Donnie held him yesterday (and I didn't bring the camera!) and he loved it.

our little family <3

Baby is doing really good. He's 5 days old now. He had jaundice for a little bit, he had to get a blood transfusion, he had a brain scan. Everything is going amazing. We've got so many prayers and they are really helping. All of the support we've got is really awesome.

3 Responses to Baby Silas is here!

  1. Anonymous

    He's so adorable, oh... his cute little hands. ;_; I love that last picture as well, you all look so sincere. <333

    I hope you recover soon. I'm sad that even Donnie couldn't be with you when they put you to sleep! That's never happened to me either, but in childbirth, I can imagine that was horrific.

    *huge hugs* congratulations on your new baby though, love love <3 I wish you guys all the best!

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