Thursday, December 20, 2007

A journey to the C

Sorry for not adding any words to the pics...haha...they are pretty self explanitory. But, to make a long story short...here was my day on Tuesday, December 18:

6:30 am- ate a bowl of cereal
9:00- get a call from my doctor saying they are going to have me come in to the hospital at 12:00 noon instead of 5:00 pm
12:00 pm- check into the hospital
12:45- start cervical ripening
1:30- start an IV with a pain medication because I was starting to feel some contractions
4:30- wake up from the most incredible slumber to contractions, so I get an epidural
fast forward
10:00 pm- get checked because Eli's heart beat was going down during my contractions- they decided to put a monitor on his head- my doctor goes in to check me (I'm dilated to about a 3 now) and was like "well, I seriously don't think that is the baby's head." An ultrasound was brought in, I got to see little Eli on the screen, and that definitely was not his head. Yep, Eli was breech. My doctor was like, ok, haha...this kind of changes things. Let's have this baby in like 30 minutes! YAY!! By this point, I didn't care what they did. As long as he was healthy and happy then let's do whatever!
10:39 pm- Eli Cole Martin was born weighing 7 lbs 1 oz and 19 3/4 inches long. He is PERFECT!

There is so much more to say...but I'm about to eat breakfast! Enjoy the pictures and thank you for your well wishes! I LOVE him!!!!!









9 comments:

darby said...

Josh and I have been keeping up with your blog, we are so happy for you!! Congratulations, what a precious little baby:)
Darby

Missie said...

OH MY GOSH! HE IS HERE! Congratulations! I want to hold him!!! (but I can't)
Yay.. Just in time for Christmas! :) Have a restful rest of time in the hospital! Love you!

Christine said...

Well, hey there, Eli! Welcome to the outside!

Jennifer-Colley said...

He is so precious! I am so happy for you guys! Cant wait to meet him in person! Congrats! I am proud of the fast upload of pics!

Susanlee said...

Oh Amanda...he's just so beautiful. Congratulations sweetheart, you are amazing.

The Mellberg Family said...

How sweet, I bet you didn't know you could love someone so much.

Jamie Mills said...

Hello!! I'm so glad Mr. Eli decided to make his grand appearance! :) Your dad looks pretty good as a grandpa, too! Love the picture of Wes changing his diaper! (Is that what he's doing??) Take it easy and CONGRATS!!

under the Eagle's wings said...

congratulations!!!!!! little eli is so precious! AHH!!!

CONGRATS AGAIN!!

LeRay said...

Congratulations! He is so beautiful! Glad you are all doing well.