Sunday, July 17, 2011

Welcome Cooper Iverson Gurr....

Well baby Cooper Iverson Gurr has arrived. He decided to enter the world a little early... he was born July 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am. He weighed in at 7 lbs 13 oz. and was 20.5 inches long.


For those who want the details of his birth continue reading below....

On June 29th I went in for my regular check up... a check up I was really needing cause Brady was leaving the next day to New Jersey for two weeks for work. Everything went well at my checkup and I was given the details. I was dilated to a 2 and 80% effaced. I mentioned my husband was leaving out of town and the Dr. warned me that the baby would not wait another two weeks. So I was somewhat worried but didn't really think he would be here two days later. The day went on and we did our normal errands and enjoyed our night together. Brady of course waited until the last minute to start packing and was leaving for the airport at 4:00 am so we were up late talking while he was packing. So as I laid down to go to bed I started having contractions but they didn't feel that strong so assumed they were just Braxton Hicks which I had when I was pregnant with Linken. Brady and I were betting on when Cooper would be coming Brady thought for sure he would make it back in time and I was sure he was going to miss it. At around 3:00 am both Brady and I couldn't sleep and started talking. Brady was now worried about leaving but still ended up going.

After he left I went back to sleep until about 7:15 am when I woke up having major contractions that were more painful. I for sure thought I was in labor so quickly called Brady and told him not to board. Luckily I caught him 25 minutes before his flight left for New Jersey. So he started figuring out how he was going to get his bag that was already checked and on the plane and how he was getting back home. Meanwhile I called my mom and woke up Linken to head into Labor and delivery. After getting to labor and delivery I found out I was only dilated a half a centimeter more but was 90% effaced. So they sent me home. I continued having contractions all day so once Brady got home we kept them coming by going on a few walks, went riding on the four wheeler at my parents and then at around 7:30 pm we were jumping on the trampoline with Linken. By the time we got home they were stronger and coming every two minutes so I decided to jump in the shower and take my time to make sure this was really it. My worst fear was going into labor in the middle of the night which was now happening

So after showing and doing my hair we loaded sleeping Linken in the car and were off to the hospital again. Brady and Linken stayed in the car sleeping while I checked in. After checking in I was now dilated to 3 cm and 95% effaced so they told me to walk the labor and delivery floor for an hour and they would see if I was progressing. So I was off walking round and round with my cup of ice chips. About 35 minutes into walking my mom showed up to walk and keep me company. After an hour of walking I was 5 cm and was finally in labor. So Brady and Linken came up and I was moved into my delivery room. Things went great and Linken was a trooper. By 5:00 am I had my epidural and was feeling good. Linken and I even took a two hour nap and by the time I woke I was dilated to a 9 and was starting to feel the pressure. Because of the horrible experience with birthing Linken I made sure to click the button for my epidural meds which was amazing and made a huge difference. By 8:20 am I felt ready to push so in came my mid-wife, she came into check me and there was his head. I only had to push for 10 minutes and he was here. I had the most amazing nurses and an awesome Mid-wife!! This birth was 10 time better then the first.


2 comments:

Lindsay said...

so glad everything went well! He's adorable, congrats!! :)

Brian and Alissa Hansen said...

Congratulations! It has been forever since I have checked your blog. Your little family is so cute! I love hearing birth stories, especially when they are pretty breezy. :)