The Jamie's + 1

Catching up!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Well Nicklas is now 8 1/2 months old.  I guess I will start by telling our birth story and kind of go from there... Hate that I am so behind!

I woke up on September 13th, My pupols birthday actually, and had some pains... didn't really think anything of it because I was not due to have the baby until Sept. 24th.  I had already started my maternity leave due to some blood pressure issues so I just stayed in bed to see if the pains would stop.  I called my mom about an hour later because they pains were getting worse and more frequent and told her I thought I was in labor, she said "today is not a good day for me!!"  HA!!  She had meetings all afternoon and wouldn't be able to be there with me.  I did not tell anyone else what was going on. People are still mad at me about this!! About 11:00 AM I finally called my husband and told him it was time.... He made it home in a record 15 minutes.  When he got home he started rushing me to get ready and got a little ill when I told him I was going to take a shower, shave, put on make up, etc.  I think he was afraid he was going to have to deliver the baby himself.  My contractions were starting to get pretty intense and about 5 - 6 minutes apart so I told Jamie that we should start our trip to the hospital.  I could barley stay in my seat on the way to the hospital, contractions were about 4 min apart and they were INTENSE.  When we got the hospital and they checked me I was 2 cm... I was told they would not admit me until I was 4 cm so I should go walk outside.  I was mad... it was the middle of September and I was 9 months pregnant BUT I was now determined that we were having this baby today... on Pupols birthday!!  So Jamie and I went and walked.  I would stop about every 3 min. and grab a tree, stop sign, Jamies hand, etc. to hold onto while having a contraction.  They had told us to walk about an hour... well 20 min later I went back in and they checked me again... HOT DOG I was 4 cm. and in HORRIBLE pain!  They admitted me and placed my IV.  They then told me I would have to wait about 20 min. for the epidural... I lost it.  I had been in pain all morning, it was about 2:30 PM now and was in INTENSE HORRIBLE PAIN.  The sweet nurse actually told my husband to sit down and leave me alone because I had chewed him out once... or twice!  Finally about 3:00 PM they came in to give me my epidural... I was not scared at all until my husband saw the needle and his eyes got really big... I can remember looking at him and say "REALLY?!?!"  The epidural was the best thing that had ever happened to me up until that moment!!  I actually told the anesthesilogist that I loved him!! :)  Everything starting slowing down then.  I was feeling wonderful!  At about 5:00 PM I was at 5 cm and didn't change.  At 10:00 PM they doctor came to see me and I was still 5 cm and the baby was face up and stuck in the birth canal.  She said I could try to wait it out or we could do a C - Section.  I opted for C - section since he was face up.  I was prepped and ready for surgery in about 45 minutes.  I was terrified. I remember being wheeled out and yelling for my mom, I was so sad she couldn't be with me.  Nicklas Dewayne Pruitt was born at 11: 21 PM, barley on Pupols birthday!!  He was 8 lbs. and 13 ounces and had a head full of hair!!  He was perfect!!

This is when things got scary.... I was informed that they could not stop my bleeding and that my uterus would not harden.  All I remember is the doctor telling Jamie to put Nicklas down because he was turning white and me asking Jamie to tell my nurse I was going to throw up.  Everything ended up being fine... but I was VERY drugged up!!  I was back in the room about 2:30 AM and Greer Hospital System does not allow anyone but mom, dad, and baby in the room for the first hour!!  Loved this!!! Ganna, Grandaddy, Grammie, and Uncle Kevin were the first ones to meet Nicklas.  Everyone else had to go home because it was so late.  Shout out to Kellyn for feeding me ice chips since I couldn't move any part of my body!! :)

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