Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Meet Parker William!!!!!

Parker William Kelly
Born: March 2, 2010
4:02 pm
8 lbs. 4 oz.
21 inches
Our miracle baby! To say that everything went great with the delivery, would be a lie but I know there are worse horror stories out there and we have all heard of some. But I am writing this as my journal and not to get sympathy or to be dramatic. So here is the timeline of Parker's entrance into the world.

Monday night: Mike gives me a blessing and tells me that "I will know what is going on with my body and I will be able to express my feelings to the doctors and nurses....And the doctors and nurses will be able to perform to their ability and knowledge."

7:30 am: got called to go to the hospital at 9:00 am to be induced.
8:00 am: Accidentally took Jayne's ADHD medicine instead of my prenatal pill.
8:10 am: chugged a ton of water so I could throw up Jayne's meds, but to no avail!
10:00 am: got hooked up to the pitocin, with an increase of dosage every 30 minutes. Got checked and I was dilated 1 cm, and only 50% effaced, and Parker hadn't dropped so he is really high up. Nurse comments that I hope I have a baby today and that I am not sent home.
12:00 ish: Dr. Terry breaks my water with the nurse literally pushing down on my stomach so that he could reach. That gives you an idea of how high up Parker was. But at least I know I am having a baby and I am not going home. Still dialated at 1 cm.
2:00 pm. Talk of epidural comes up. My mom tells the nurse I will be ready at 3:30pm (so that I can feel what natural labor is like since she had 5 natural births). But I am to the point where I can't breath, can't even open my eyes, can't talk, and contractions are only a couple minutes apart. My mom goes to lunch, I tell the nurse, when the dr. is out of surgery, I am ready for the epidural. (love ya mom, but I had enough and I am not a pioneer!!!)

2:30 pm: Nurse checks me and I am still dialated 1 cm. I AM REALLY MAD! REALLY MAD!!!!! Who is hooked up to pitocin for 4 1/2 hours and doesn't even dialate!!!!!!!! And I am ready for an epidural!?!?!? Am I the biggest wimp out there?! But I know I have reached my limit and I want an epidural NOW!!!! Went to the bathroom before getting the epidural and I noticed blood on the bed. I go to the bathroom and passed a huge blood clot. (it was massive...I literally felt it come out in a fist size ball!) Tell the nurse and she says it is not normal but it probably has something to do with the fact that the baby was so high up. Then the anestesiologist comes in and hooks me up to the epidural. Life is better now.

3:20 pm: The nurse notices that the baby is starting to go into stress and so I am put on oxygen. I am finally dialated to 4 cm. And the nurse reminds me to tell her when I feel pressure 'down there'. But for now, just try to get some rest.

3:40 pm. Nurse comes in again and wants to check me. Baby's heart rate is really going down with every contraction and she says if I have more of these, then it will be c-section time. I tell her I am starting to feel pressure down there and she checks me and says that I am dialated to 8 cm. and we are ready to go. While she is texting Dr. Terry, he walks in the door to see how I am doing. He says, OK let's have a baby. I start feeling 'out of it' right now. The nurse tells me important information about pushing and I remember thinking, "I know she is telling me something but I don't know what she is saying."

3:50 pm: He checks me and I am fully dialated and ready to push. Then Dr. Terry tells me the same instructions that the nurse told me and I realize what I am supposed to do. Phew. The Resident doctor sits down in 'catching' position and Dr. Terry talks him through what is going to happen. I feel a contraction coming and so I am told to push. Parker's head comes out and Dr. Terry notices that the cord is around his neck. He tells the resident dr. to cut the cord and then Dr. Terry pushes the resident dr. out of the way and takes control when he finds out that the cord is around Parker's neck not once, not twice, but three times. Yes, the cord was around his neck 3 times! My mom catches on to this whole thing since I am really out of it now.

4:02 pm: Dr. Terry tells me to push again and I just lay there. He says, 'Push' and I reply, "you mean me?" (That shows you how out of it I really am). I push through the second contraction and he is out! Yes, that is right. I pushed through 1 1/2 contractions and then Parker was out!!! And good thing too. Because I passed another blood clot right before Parker came out. And so he swallowed a lot of blood. I remember saying, "Is he ok?! He isn't crying! Is he ok?" The pediatric nurse takes Parker and has to clean out his stomach because of the high amount of blood that he swallowed. The nurses all tell me that he is fine he is just quietly taking in his surroundings. Then the doctor continues to work on me and I find out that there is a lot of blood and that my placenta has gone to shreds. So he has to pull my placenta off of my uterus, in pieces. I think the eye opening experience was when Dr. Terry told us how happy he was that Parker came out so quickly. You could tell that he was extremely serious and happy taht I didn't have to have a c-section right then and there. And the other eye opener was when my mom asked Dr. Terry what the record for times the cord is around a baby's neck and he replied, "tres. Tres times." So I don't know if Parker was the record or tied the record but atleast he is healthy and ok. And the fact that Dr. Terry and the nurses were calling him the miracle baby is in itself both alarming and humbling at the same time.

But both Parker and I are healthy and strong and feeling great. I am so enjoying this baby of ours and I can't put him down. I am totally eating him up. Welcome to the world Parker!


Jamie said...

I am so glad he is here safe and sound and that you are both doing well!! He is adorable!! Maybe I could stop in for a brief visit to meet your beautiful family when we come over conference weekend! Congrats!!!

Holly said...

Congrats!! I'm sorry that I haven't called you yet. I knew were going to have the baby that day, but I hadn't heard anything from anyone. I finally asked Tiff and she forwarded the text to me that she had gotten when he was born. Anyway, glad to hear that you are both doing well. He's a doll! Hope we get to see you both soon!

Angie said...

Jamie- YOU BETTER COME VISIT!!!!!!! even if we have to meet somewhere!

Laura said...

So great that he's finally here! I'm so jealous you have a new baby to mug on! Can't wait to meet him!

timandkim said...

Congratulations Angie, glad to hear you and Parker are doing well. I was born on March 3rd and my mom also has a miracle baby story about me!!

Mike and Ariane said...

Congratulations Mom and Dad! Beautiful #5 is here! Great photo! Can't wait to see more!

KacieFlake said...

What incredible pictures! Sounds like quite the story - aren't you glad you found out just how serious it was Afterwards instead of freaking out the whole time! We are so happy for you!

Danielle said...

Such adorable pictures! He is such a cutie, and we can't wait to see more of him. Your labor sounds just awful, and I'm so happy that everything turned out okay!

Rebecca said...

Congrats, Angie! He looks so sweet. I'm glad everything turned out all right. I hope you are feeling well. :)

Andrea said...

Angie, what a scary story!! I am so glad he is safely here and you are fine too. What blessings. I want to bring you dinner and come meet the baby. I'm sorry I'm a few weeks behind on that! I hope the big sisters and brother are adjusting well and letting you get some rest. Congratulations!!!

Jen said...

ANGIE!!! I'm so happy to hear that mama and baby are doing fine. Congrats and he is too cute! Hope everything continues to go well!

Kathryn said...

After the close calls you have been through with that little guy, I think it's safe to say there is a HUGE plan for him to carry out on earth.

You crack me up and I loved seeing you last weekend. Parker is perfect.

Love you.

mbishopp said...

Love, love the picture of the two of you. Your face says it all, labor and delivery are finally behind you, nothing but sweet baby snuggles ahead. congrats!!

Josh, Dagmar, Sofia, Lilian and Jasper Jewkes said...

Angie, congratulations! We are sooooo happy for you, what a beautiful boy! Sounds like nothing was allowed to go easy for you during this (or any of your ) pregnancies, sorry for the difficult delivery!
I think of you every day, morning, afternoon and evening, when I am about to complain, in the process of complaining or just finished complaining about being nauseated all day, as I know I barely even have to throw up and you had it 100 (100,000) times worse. When I think of you, I feel ashamed of even thinking about complaining, so I feel ashamed a lot! How did you do that 4x? I would have only had 1 child (or the twins) in your shoes! You are my hero, amazing, unbelievable, and you and your sweet face help me through my pathetic little uncomfortable days. Thank you! We hope to see you at the end of next month, when we'll be around, would that be ok? Love you all, Dagmar

Anne said...


Congratulations. I am so jealous. I have 8 more weeks til I deliver and jealous of everyone that is done already. I love the name Parker (my little brother's name). Half of my family has used it somewhere (related to Parley Parker Pratt). But since this is another girl, we will leave it with you.