Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Birth Photos of Samuel

These are the photos taken on Wesley Phone.
 Top 2 photos are from the first night we went in. Wesley was trying get video

Samuel Wesley Keesler birth story

Monday afternoon I had my 39 week and 3 day appointment and the doctor checked me and there was no change and the doctor said that my cervix is really high and baby is not engaged into my pelvic. Our best option may be to do C-section some time that week or we could keep on waiting for my body to maybe change and may not have Wesley there for the birth. Wesley and I decided to schedule c-section. They would be able to do the c-section on Wednesday morning and we were ready for that. One other reason we said okay to c-section was that all my sisters had c-section for different reasons and my mom had c-section with four of us. Went home from work and was feeling okay with this idea and I decided not to go to work on Tuesday and to make Monday be my last day at work. I wanted to go to lunch and go to a movie with Wesley one last time before I had the baby.

Monday night we were just watching TV and playing with Peyton (Wesley's nephew). I started to feel pain but didn't think anything of it. Okay it did cross my mind that something may happen sooner, but I pushed it off. Monday while I was getting ready for bed I noticed I had started bleeding and the pain wasn't stopping. I told Wesley and he had me call my doctor but no answer from him. We talked to Wesley's mom and she told me to give it half an hour to see if the bleeding would stop and if the pain would stop if I just rested. I rested for 20 minutes and told Wesley I thought that we needed to head to the hospital.  We packed up a few things and left. It was about 10:45pm once we got to the hospital. Got all checked in and hooked up to the monitors. I was contrating every five minutes by this time, but they were all in my back and wasn't being picked up by the monitors that well. The nurse check me and I was at a 1 but cervix was still high. She told us that she wanted us to wait an hour and she would come back and check me to see if I was changing and if I was we would stay and have a baby. Now it was midnight or one and the nurse checked me again and says no change, still a 1, so we are just going to send you home with pain meds to help you rest. The meds were not to stop labor if I was in labor. If it was false labor it would stop the pain and wait to have the baby on Wednesday morning. By the time they sent us home it was April 1st @2:00am. We got home and Wesley went to bed and I tried to sleep in the lazy boy because it hurt so bad to sleep in the bed. I hadn't slept in our bed since about 34 weeks because it was so painful.

I tried to sleep but the back pain still came every five minutes or closer. Not sure if I got any sleep that night. The drugs did make me super sleepy but it was hard to even sleep. I didn't want to go back to the hospital too soon because I didn't want to be sent home again. Wesley kept on telling me that I just need to let him know when I need to go back in because the pain was worse. By 7:30am Wesley got up and got in the shower and we left the house @8:00am to go back to the hospital. We got checked into the hospital again @about 8:40am. Nurse came in and checked me around 9:00am and I was a 3 and 80% effaced. The contractions now are 1 to 3 minutes apart. The first nurse couldn't find my cervix and she had to have a different nurse come in and check me. They said that the cervix is still super high. The nurse said she needed to talk to my doctor to see what he wanted to do. Nurse came back in and said that the doctor asked if we wanted to do a vaginal delivery or go ahead with the c-section. We said let's go ahead with the c-section. She came back after telling the doctor and wants to try to start the c-section @9:45am about, nurse said it would be closer to 10:00am. Wesley got on the phone and called his mom and sister so they could get to the hospital as fast as they could because they lived 30 minutes away. I called my mom and told her what was going on and she said she would be there around noon.

They started to hook me up to all the IV's and got me ready to head to the OR. The doctor came in right before I walked to the OR and asked if I was for sure and if I was ready. I was ready and he said okay. I headed into the OR and I was scared and nervous about it all. I was just not sure about it all. I remember when they were giving me the epidural the nurse asked why I was crying and I said I was in pain and I was nervous and just not sure what to think about it all. It was all happening so fast that I didn't have time to think about it all. The c-section started @ 10:25am and Samuel was born @10:28am. I remember when I heard him cry, it made me cry and I just remember Wesley kept on asking me if I was okay. I remember Wesley rubbing my head and holding my hand to let me know that he was there with me. Surgery went well and Samuel was great. Samuel was 6lbs 13oz 21inches long. Wesley was able to be in the OR with me and Wesley's mom and sister were watching outside through a window. I also had a coworker in the OR with us and she videotaped it all for us.

We spent 3 days in the hospital and came home Friday afternoon. It was nice to be home. I am grateful that things worked out the way they did. I keep on telling Wesley that I am so happy that I went into labor and I didn't just walk into the hospital on Wednesday and just have him. After talking with my doctor he told us that he was glad that we chose to do c-section because he really felt like it would of been a lot of stress on the baby and that when they took him out he wasn't even engaged in my pelvis and that I would of ended up with a c-section anyway. I am super grateful to have had such a great doctor that wanted the best for me and that he wasn't making us do anything we didn't want to do. I was super sad that I wasn't able to have one last date night with Wesley before he left to Texas but I wouldn't of changed anything. I am so grateful that things worked out the way they did and I feel that the Lord had great hand in it all.

Here is our Birth Video. If you don't like to see blood and surgery just be aware that there is one spot that is graphic.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

3rd Trimester 1/2/14-4/1/14

Jan. 9th MFM study (ultrasound) (movie)

Jan. 16th (Ultrasound)

 Jan. 19th 29 weeks 3 days (photos)

Jan. 27th Dr Harward 30 week 3 days

Moms Blood Pressure: 110/60
Moms Weight: 208 lb
Baby Heart Beat: 150
MEDs: Calcium 750mg, Folic Acid w/ DHA, Allergy Relief, Provida (prenatal vitamin), Docusate (Colace) 2 a day, and Prevacid 1 in the morning.
Notes: I stopped taking the baby Aspirin by week 30. I did keep on taking it ever other day for a few more weeks to slowly stop it as the doctor had suggested. Jan. 6th did my 1 hour glucose test and I passed my with a 103. For Christmas Wesley got me new Lazy Boy chair to sleep in. I wished I could sleep in the bed but I hate being in pain. I had started to gain some water weight and my feet get swallon by the end of the day. I got ted hose to help we with my feet and legs at this point.

Jan. 30th Payson baby shower

It was really nice of Tiffany, Nicole, Rachelle, Amanda, and Roberta in throwing a great shower. I asked for a book shower because I wanted to get as many books as we can so we can read to Samuel. I received a lot of great books. Tiffany found books that went with the foods. It was a really cute idea. It was really sweet of everyone who came even though it was practically a blizzard outside.

Feb. 6th NST test (photos)

At work they were learning how to do a Non-Stress Test (NST) and I was the only one in the office that was pregnant that they could practice on. I sat there for an hour just listening to Samuel's heart beat. It was really cool but glad I didn't HAVE to do it once a week, or even every other day like some of the patients with complications. 

Feb. 15th Salt Lake Baby Shower

I had a great baby shower in Salt Lake. Big thank you to my Mom, Megan, Laura, Jenny, Brittany, and Tega for putting together a fun shower. This shower was a diaper shower and it turned out pretty good. When someone brought a pack of diapers they put a ticket in a drawing and my sister gave them prizes. I received a lot of diapers, actually we didn't have to buy diapers until Samuel was in size 2 diapers. It was a really good idea. Thank you every one who came and supported us. 

Feb. 20th Dr Harward 33 weeks 6 days

Moms Blood Pressure: 110/64
Moms Weight: 218 lb
Baby Heart Beat: 150
MEDs: Calcium 750mg, Folic Acid w/ DHA, Allergy Relief, Provida (prenatal vitamin), Docusate (Colace) 2 a day, and Prevacid 1 in the morning.
Notes: I got an other cold and with this one I lost my voice and had to take off work. The doctor gave me an antibiotic for it, I took the first dose and started to have itchy hand and arms. I needed a second dose because I wasn't getting better. The itching was driving me crazy, I was afraid something serious was wrong because there is condition pregnant women can get that causes itchy feet and hands. We did blood work and I did NOT have that condition thankfully. I stopped the antibiotic and the itching stopped a few days after. We think I started to itch because while pregnant there isn't great blood flow and so the antibiotic wasn't able to move around like normal. At this point I was pretty swollen and had edema pretty bad.

Feb. 23rd 40 days to go Wesley birthday 28.

I thought it was really cool that on Wesley's birthday I only had 40 more days to go. Just another cool fact. 

Feb. 25th 34 week (ultrasound) 

March 1st Abby Birthday 29

For my birthday I wanted to go and get my nails done, so Rachelle said she would go with me. It was a lot of fun to be pampered for a few hours. Then after getting our nails done we went to dinner to Olive Garden. It was a relaxing quiet birthday. 

March 3rd Dr Harward 35 weeks 3 days

Moms Blood Pressure: 104/68
Moms Weight: 221 lb
Baby Heart Beat: 150
MEDs: Calcium 750mg, Folic Acid w/ DHA, Allergy Relief, Provida (prenatal vitamin), Docusate (Colace) 2 a day, and Prevacid 1 in the morning.
Notes: At this appointment I found out that I had Strep B. This meant when I go into Labor I would need to have antibiotic so I don't pass it to Samuel. I also had ultrasounds done on my legs and groin because I was having a lot more pain and the doctors wanted to make sure it wasn't blood clots. All the Ultrasounds looked good. Also did ultrasound on my ribs to see if my gallbladder and liver was working okay because I was still having rib pain.

Thank you to Kim for taking the photos for us.

March 4th Work Baby shower

It was really nice of my coworker for throwing me a baby shower. We had a lot of fun. LeeAnn had put together a matching game, it was a lot of fun. I had great coworkers and a great time there. I miss them a lot. 

March 10th Dr Harward 36 weeks 3 days

Moms Blood Pressure: 118/80
Moms Weight: 223 lb
Baby Heart Beat: 150
MEDs: Calcium 750mg, Folic Acid w/ DHA, Allergy Relief, Provida (prenatal vitamin), Docusate (Colace) 2 a day, and Prevacid 1 in the morning.
Notes: Everything is looking really good. I was hoping that the doctor would check me but told me that he would check me in 2 weeks. I was just hoping that I was making some progression. The doctor did tell me to go for lots of walks to see if it will help the baby drop. 

March 17th (37 weeks 3 days) Wesley's job offer…
Wesley received a job offer in Texas!  He was offered a position as a Computer Forensic Consultant with AccessData.  We had to talk and pray about it a lot, but in the end it was such a great opportunity for our family that we couldn't pass it up!

Moms Blood Pressure: 96/62
Moms Weight: 225 lb
Baby Heart Beat: 150
MEDs: Calcium 750mg, Folic Acid w/ DHA, Allergy Relief, Provida (prenatal vitamin), Docusate (Colace) 2 a day, and Prevacid 1 in the morning.
Notes: Feeling good but feeling like I was done and ready to have him and to meet my sweet boy. 

March 18th (ultrasound)

March 22nd (Dancing)

This Saturday Gracie and Peyton wanted to dance and I told them that they need to dance to the song "Cupid Shuffle" so I had to get up and show them how to do the dance. This is how a 9 month pregnant woman shows kids how to dance. The shadow pictures is me trying to show you how big I looking in my shadow while Wesley was helping Gracie ride a bike. 

March 24th (38 weeks 3 days)

Moms Blood Pressure: 100/66
Moms Weight: 230 lb
Baby Heart Beat: 150
MEDs: Calcium 750mg, Folic Acid w/ DHA, Allergy Relief, Provida (prenatal vitamin), Docusate (Colace) 2 a day, and Prevacid 1 in the morning.
Notes: The doctor did check me but my cervic was closed and still really high. It made me super bummed because I wanted to make sure I had the baby before Wesley left for Texas for his new job. I tried to talk the doctor in to inducing me early but he couldn't and with everything looking good with the baby and me he couldn't induce me early. He could induce me on April 14th if I hadn't had him yet.

March 25th 

I had to share this photo because it is one of the last photos that was taken of me before he was born, and they weren't taking a picture of me they were taking a picture of the kids. Wesley was signing all the paper work for his new job. I know I look huge. Oh well it was worth it.

March 30th

I had to share how fat my feet looked right before I go to bed, and this is me sitting in my lazy boy chair getting ready to go to bed.

March 31st (39 weeks 3 days) MONDAY

Moms Blood Pressure: 122/80
Moms Weight: 229 lb
Baby Heart Beat: 150
MEDs: Calcium 750mg, Folic Acid w/ DHA, Allergy Relief, Provida (prenatal vitamin), Docusate (Colace) 2 a day, and Prevacid 1 in the morning.
Notes: The doctor checked me and I was still closed and hadn't dropped at all. So we talked about what we should do to have this baby. We weren't too worried, but Wesley was leaving for Texas on April 10th and my doctor was going to be out of town next week. We decided with the doctor that our best option is to plan on doing C-section on Wednesday.  The doctor suggested this because of how my cervix was sitting and especially due to family history in this situation. 

This photos is for the last night before we had Samuel. While I was reading to Peyton I was having some pains but didn't think anything of it. 

Tuesday April 1st Samuel's Birthday...