Thursday, October 7, 2010

Zander's Story






















Zander came into our family in a much different way than his brother. On Friday night Dustin came home late from an APX award banquet after talking about our days we decided to call it a night. (12:00) I was feeling uncomfortable and a little sick (which was nothing out of the norm) and told Dustin maybe I was in labor and just didn't know it yet.










At 3:00 I woke up to a sharp pain, cringed and shot up in bed...that woke Dustin right up and he asked if I was alright. I told him I must have had a contraction... told him to get some more sleep and I would time the next few just in case. Two contractions later (10 minutes) I felt a pop and my PJ's get wet...My water broke! Dustin jumped out of bed and turned on the light and we confirmed it, I was officially in labor. Since my water never broke on its own with Cohen I didn't know exactly what was next. We started to get ready for the hospital, nothing was packed so we rushed around trying to pull everything together. Dustin "wisely" advised me to call the Doctor. After answering a few standard questions about my general state of being and my previous labor he said, "get to the hospital." I called my good friend and neighbor Iliana to come and stay with Cohen while my cousin could drive down to stay with Co.










We arrived at the Timpanogas Hospital around 4:00 am and admitted in room 104 (the same room my sister in law, Natalie, delivered my niece Emery 9 days before). They checked me and I was dialated to a 6.5! The next few contractions really started to hurt...so in came the epidural. That was a great sight until the doctor told me the epidural was having a hard time catching up to my body (which was dialated to a 9.5 at that point). I about died! However, a few contractions later there was no more pain and it was time to push! This shocked me because with Cohen I had felt the urge to push and this time I didn't my Doctor just told me too. I pushed twice and at 5:18 am Zander was here.










16 comments:

Nancy said...

Holy Cow!! Quite the story!! Congrats!!!!!! Glad you got to have the epidural at least :)
Take care

Eric and Megan said...

Yay! Lisa, I was soooo happy to hear that your labor went so much betterr than last time - you deserved a good one for round two! I love his name, I love his dark curly hair, and I'm so happy for you guys. Can't wait to meet him. Congrats!

Karen said...

Wow that is awesome! I love that labor story. Congratulations, he looks like a little doll. So cute. Hope you are feeling well.

Scott and Chelsey said...

That's exactly how Blakely was! Came so fast that it was almost scary! I can't believe his hair! Congrats and hope its going well!!!

JORDEL said...

So fast! I'd love to come meet him!

Whitney said...

He is so sweet and i am glad that this time around was a lot smoother.

Carrie Dave and the King said...

It's crazy how different there newborn pics are... So stink in cute Lisa

Lacy said...

He is seriously SO cute!

Iliana said...

I think he's the third cutest baby ever:) Really though, he's perfect!! Hope you're doing good and recover so quick.

Carl and Amber said...

That is an amazing birth!!! It's a good thing that you got to the hospital when you did, that could have turned into a homebirth/car birth so easily, and that would have been so scary! I love his hair.

Mindika said...

He's sooo cute and cuddly...I could have held him all day.

Nichole Brown said...

Lisa!! Oh my goodness! Zander is adorable! He looks perfect and I love his full head of hair. Congrats to you and your beautiful family

Nate and Cait said...

Wow! What a FAST labor and delivery! Zander is perfect!

Jenna and Drew said...

That is really fast. You're labor was about 30 minutes faster than my last one, but I wasn't lucky enough to get my epidural in time. I think it's funny that when they are ready, they are READY NOW. Zander is so stinking cute! I love all the hair. Congratulations to your little family!

Trevor and Shannon said...

Congrats Lisa! He is beautiful!! Your story sounds like a combination of Henry and Imogen's. My water broke with Imogen at 4:20 a.m. (4 weeks early) and we were not ready or packed at all. Then with Henry, he came out so fast. I think I pushed twice with him too.

Well I hope you are finding time to sleep... Congrats again!

P.S. I love your Moma Lisa prego shirt!

Audrey said...

Congratulations Lisa he is really beautiful! Can't wait to meet him!