Thursday, January 15, 2015

Nathan's Here!!

When my Braxton Hicks contractions started in the first trimester this pregnancy, I thought there was no way I'd make it to my due date.  Once I hit 37 weeks my Dr. told me the baby could come "any time now!" and was surprised each time I came back for an appointment still pregnant.  Soon, I was headed in for my 40 week appointment at 39 weeks 5 days.  After seeing that I was 3 cm and 80% effaced, he said that he sure hoped I went into labor tonight since he'd be out of town the next day and felt that the baby would be here by then.  Since I wanted a VBAC and he was very supportive of it, but many of the other Dr.s in the practice weren't, he really wanted to be there for me so I could have a VBAC.  I jokingly said, "well just induce me tonight."  To which he responded with a glance at his watch, a glance at my chart, a glance back at his watch and then said "I would have rather started an induction this morning.  It's just too late to start one right now.  What if I had to leave in the morning before the baby was born."  Another glance at his watch and my chart.  "No, it's too late.  You wouldn't start getting pitocin until around 4:30 or 5:00...  What hospital are you going to?"  When I told him St. Mary's he said, "Oh that won't work.  I have a surgery and someone in labor at Renown.  I couldn't be at St. Mary's for you."  So when I asked if I could be induced tonight if I delivered at Renown, he responded with a "Let me go call them and see if they have room for you!"

That started the chaos that would ensue for the rest of the day and night!  Dr. Farringer ran back to his office to call labor and delivery to see if they could get me in right away.  I quickly called Austin who had taken the 3 girls to Yogurt Beach before work.  He was quite shocked when I told him I was running over to the hospital to have a baby!  The next 30 minutes was crazy trying to figure out who was going to watch the girls, how they were going to get there, who was going to bring my hospital bag, etc.

Once things started to fall into place I headed over to the hospital.  Since I was planning on delivering at a different hospital I of course got lost trying to find L&D.  Once I finally made it over there, I was in a room and hooked up to my IV in about 15 minutes.  It was so crazy!!  I was already on Pitocin and in labor before Austin even made it to the hospital.  He would have been there a little sooner if he hadn't made a pit stop at St. Mary's- where I was originally going to deliver.  There was definitely some confusion when he asked which room his wife was in at St. Mary's...  :)   Austin and I wasted some time waiting for the Dr. to come in by playing a round of Dominion.  I love that game!  Anyways, the Dr. finally came in, I was in a pretty good labor pattern so they bumped up the pitocin some more.  They told me the anesthesiologist was just about to go into an emergency c-section and would be busy with that for about 2 hours, so if I didn't get the epidural now I might not be able to get one at all.  I opted for the epidural now.  He was there within minutes and the epidural was in.  They didn't have enough time to pump me full of enough fluids so he just placed the catheter without giving me the meds.  Once I had enough fluids they started giving me the meds but they weren't really working.  My back was killing me and I could still feel all of the contractions.  My left leg was a little numb but that was it.  They had to keep adding more and more meds but it still wasn't working.  They ended up having to call another anesthesiologist in to come and give me an extra dose to see if that would work.  Thankfully it did!!!

Somewhere in there, my sister Danelle and my friend Emily (who photographed the birth story for me), came and hung out waiting for the big moment.  After a couple hours of hanging out and talking I started to feel some pressure.  I called the nurse in to let her know.  She was quite shocked when she checked and could see his head.  I was at a 3+ station and definitely ready to push.  She had me do a test push not during a contraction.  Quickly said, stop!  And called the Dr. to get there ASAP!  He came running in a couple of minutes later, quickly got dressed for delivery and they had me push with the next contraction.  They had me give a couple small pushes after that contraction and Nathan was here!!!

He was so perfect and so big!!!  He gave some good healthy screams, got suctioned and cried some more.  It was so amazing!  They put him straight on my belly and Austin and I just stared at him in awe.  He was so cute with some of the biggest cheeks I've ever seen on a newborn.  I was instantly in love!!!

He weighed in at 9 lbs 7.3 oz and 21 1/4 inches.  The nurse was shocked that I pushed out such a big baby in one contraction during a VBAC.  Once the Dr was done and just about to leave, he came over and put his hand on mine and told me that I did an amazing job while tearing up.  It was all just an amazing experience!!!  A beautiful baby boy, a super easy delivery, an amazing doctor, it was PERFECT!  Welcome to the world baby Nathan, we love you!!

Friday, January 9, 2015

A Quick Look at 2014

Yes, it's been a while... (what's a year or two, right?)  I've decided to try and pick this up again, let's see how long I can keep up.  :)  Instead of going back and trying to document each month that I've missed (24 of them...) I've decided to just do a quick review of 2014 since a lot of things changed last year.

Key Points of 2014:

     -  The twins turned 2!!!  I still can't believe they are that old!  It's so crazy!!
     -  Kylie turned 4!  My little baby is 4 and is the size of a 6 year old...  I can't believe how quickly those years flew by.
     -  We got pregnant!  That's right, we're going to have 4 kids!
     -  Austin graduated from the MBA program at BYU and landed his dream job with  Way to go babe!!
     -  We packed up everything, said bye to all of our amazing friends, and moved to Sparks, NV.
     -  We sold our first house!!
     -  Austin got promoted before his first peak season!!
     -  We survived our first peak season with Amazon.  Yay!!
     -  We had a baby boy!

That pretty well sums up our exciting 2014, can't wait to see what 2015 will bring!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Visit to Grammy and Bapa's

At the end of July we went on our first road trip as a family of 5! It went surprisingly well! The twins did great and Kylie was more patient than we were when it came to the DVD player that would reset itself everytime we accelerated, turned on the AC, changed the radio, or turned on the blinker... We had so much fun hanging out with all of the fam. My entire side of the family was there for a little family reunion and it was a blast! Kylie absolutely loved playing with her cousins and everyone fought over holding the twins. We had some great times haging out in the backyard, swimming, playing softball, going down to the river, going out on the boat, going to Tahoe, and going to a Giant's game!
Grammy and Kass(?)

Austin playing 500 with all of the kids.

A rainy day at Tahoe...

So happy at Grammy and Bapa's!

Mommy and Kels

Daddy and Kass

Bapa and Kass.  Bapa's got the touch!

Daddy and Kylie in the "hotorhome" on the way to the Giants' game.

Zack was so excited to hold the babies! (Kels)

Heather and Kass

We played some softball with the fam and Grammy gave me this...

Kylie swinging with Bapa, Kara, Dylan and Trevor.


Grammy and Kels(?)

Mommy and Kylie on the boat!  So fun!

Kylie kayaking!

Someone stole her cheese!!!  Bahaha!

Daddy and Mommy kayaking.

Daddy driving the boat.

Tubing!!!  Kylie had SO much fun!  She kept saying "more bumps!" and "faster!"  Haha!

On the jetski...  Kylie totally fell asleep on our ride.  Apparently 40 mph is too tame for her!

Kylie's first fishing adventure.  Thanks Heather!

Weee!  Tahoe!!!

Kylie had so much fun swimming like this.  She didn't care it's freezing at Tahoe.

Half our group at the lake.

Kelsey sleeping in the "tent" at Tahoe.

The Giants game! 


Kylie swimming at Grammy and Bapa's. 

So cute!

Kylie loving Lake Tahoe.

Hugs from Carlie at the game.  :)

Famliy pic after the game.

Bapa and Kass hanging out at dinner.
While the whole fam was together we had family pictures!  It was quite an experience with 14 grandkids running around, but it all worked out. 
Daddy and Mommy

Grammy and Bapa with all of the grandkids.

The whole Paterson family.



Kassidy and Kelsey

Me, with my my fam.  :)




Kass and Kels
Our first family pic with the twins!

Kelsey, Kylie, Kassidy
On the drive home...  Kylie was so worn out from all of the fun.  I was a little bored and thankfully Austin stayed awake!