Friday, September 21, 2012

Aidan James: A Birth Story

Aidan James will be 1 month old tomorrow!  
I feel like it was just yesterday that I was headed to the hospital to have him.  
I swear I blinked my eyes and a month is gone  already. 
Where does the time go!?!

Today I thought I would share with you the story of Aidan James' entrance into this world.

Let's backtrack a bit, shall we.  My due date was August 24th.  On Friday the 17th, I went for my last ultrasound and baby boy was estimated to weigh 8lb 13oz, a big boy for sure!  Considering Aidan's weight and my size, I was informed of some possible complications (shoulder dystocia) that could occur with giving natural birth.  Talk about a possible c-section was discussed and I left my appointment having to make a big decision.  On Monday, I was scheduled to see my regular doctor for what I hoped was my last appointment before having Aidan.  I was 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced at this point so any day my little boy could make his appearance.  We discussed the results from my ultrasound and I made the decision to have a c-section.  With the present warning signs and risks I decided not to take any chances.  My c-section was scheduled for Thursday, August 23rd at 1:00 pm.  

Well Aidan decided he could not wait until Thursday.  Wednesday morning at about 1:00 am I decided it was time for bed.  Little did I know, that about a half hour later I would be woken up abruptly to my water breaking.  I remember being so concerned that I wouldn't know if my water broke.  Yea that was so not the case.  It was very clear that my water just broke.  I believe my exact words to my fiancee were "either my water just broke or I peed in my pants".  I'm not sure I ever saw him jump up so fast.  I made all the necessary phone calls and headed to the hospital.  Figures after seeing 4 different doctors for 9 months not one of them would be the doctor to deliver my son.  I was a shaky mess during all of this.  In my mind I was prepared for Thursday but not for everything to be happening the day before .  I remember telling my mom Tuesday night "I only have to make it through tonight and tomorrow night" but Aidan obviously had other plans.

One of the benefits of having a scheduled c-section is you don't have to experience labor pains right?  Well I got to experience both!  I had no idea I was having contractions until they hooked me up to that machine that shows when a contraction is coming on.  Around 3:30am the nurse came in and informed me I would be going in for my c-section at 4:30am.  I had an hour to wait, piece of cake right.  HA!  Around 4:00 the pain kicked in and the next half hour was miserable and I mean miserable.  The procedure went smoothly and I finally got to meet my little man.  And sure enough he was 8lb 11oz!!!  


I have never been happier in my entire life.  
The love I feel for this little guy cannot even be put into words.

And you want to know the crazy thing about all of it.  My grandfather, who's house I currently live in, passed away a year ago on Aidan's birthday.  Talk about the circle of life!


Erin @ The Grass Skirt said...

Such a sweet story! I am so glad that everything went well. Aiden is such a beautiful baby. :)

Morgan said...

what a sweet coincidence!

Karen said...

Wow...that is a coincidence. He is so adorable and I love his name!

Kayla Gerard said...

SOO cute!! :) newest follower! sent from Julie @ funny thing of it is


Kelly said...

I bet your grandpa had something to do with that! :) What a beautiful story! I am a new follower from Julie's blog The Funny Thing of It Is. Your little man is soooo cute!!


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