Friday, April 23, 2010

Kimber Bryce-Bailey Birth Story

Kimber Bryce-Bailey Klein was born April 18, 2010 at 7:58am weighting 5lbs and 13oz and 20 inches long. Here is her birth story:

Saturday, April 17th, I got off work early and came home. Aaron and I decided to go eat out with the girls. We wanted to spend Sunday setting up the baby swing, going to the store for last minute things like toilet paper and paper towels, and clean house for the induction on Wednesday, April 21. Needless to say we didn’t make the induction lol.

We decided to go eat at Abuelo’s around 6pm. Aaron had never been and I was craving so Mexican food. We got some awesome chips and salsa and queso and Aaron got two different margaritas, which I think it was very cruel to drink in front of me lol. I ordered the Nogales with queso and after eating started to feel a little crampy like my tummy was twisting. We left and went home and I decided to take at bath with Sydnee since my tummy wasn’t feeling good. After out bath, I put Sydnee down at 8pm and laid down in out room to watch the Spartan series.

At 8:30pm I started my first contractions. I laid in bed and just let them do what they were suppose to cause in my head they would stop but maybe help with dilating for Wednesday. At 9:30pm, they were every 3-4 minutes last about 45 seconds. I told Aaron that if they kept the way they were going for another hour we would go to the hospital. At 10:00pm, I told Aaron I wanted to go so he went and picked up my brother from work to come sit at our house while the girls slept. I packed the last of my things in my bag but thought that I would be returning home.

We arrived at the hospital at 11:30pm; I changed, peed in a cup and then had the dr check me. I was 3 almost 4 cm dilated, 60% effaced, and at +2 station!!! Dr Suit, she was the dr on call cause it was the weekend, said let’s admit you and have a baby!! I was 38 weeks on Saturday so everything looked good. I finally got into a room at 12:30am, Sunday April 18th, got put on an IV, nurse missed the first vein and had to find another one higher on my arm. I was started on antibiotics cause I was Group B strep + and also on a little pitocin to keep things moving. My mom arrived at around 1:30pm and I was handling the contracts great.

I was breathing through strong contractions that were 3 minutes apart last over a minute long. I told everyone that I though the baby would be born before 8am and that after I passed 5cm watch out cause I would go quick, no one believed me lol I was checked again at around 3am and was a good 4cm by then. That night there were 3 emergency c-sections and it was really crazy so I just relaxed as much as I could and embarrassed the pain because my body knew what it was doing.
Dr Suit came in at around 4am to check and I was still 4cm but said we could break my water. I have never had my water broken without my epidural. OMG did that hurt! Right after she broke my water the contractions were really intense. They said if I wanted my epidural that I should put in for in now because it would take about an hour for Dr Fey, the anastisiologist, to come. Good thing I did cause after about three more contractions I was not handling them as well. Dr Fey came in about 15 minutes later and said I could go ahead and get my epi. I explained to him that with Sydnee the dr that did my epi really hurt me and didn’t even wait till I was numb. Dr Fey is the most amazing person in the world! He did a great and was very patient.

After I got my epi at around 4:30am, it was a waiting game. I tried to sleep but wasn’t very successful. At 6:30am I told Aaron to head home real quick so he could check on the girls and get something to eat. Mom stayed with me at the hospital and I labored on. At 7am, there was the nurse change of shift and my new nurse came in to check me. I was then at 6cm, right away I told mom to call Aaron and to hurry up and get back because I knew I was going to go fast.

At 7:15am, I was starting to have contractions with the urge to push but didn’t want to get checked until Aaron got there. At 7:30am, Aaron finally got back and I asked to be check, I was complete and ready to push. I had to wait for the dr to come back from heading home and the nurse wanted me to do a test push. I told her no cause I push between 3-4 times and the baby is out. The dr finally got there at 7:45am and they started setting up. I was ready and Aaron was by my side while my mom watched. The dr said I could go ahead and push, I pushed 3 times and her head was out. She started crying before her full body was out lol.

Kimber Bryce-Bailey was born at 7:58am weighing 5 lbs 13 oz and 20 inches long. She was perfect except for being tiny. She was taken to the nursery to see the pediatrician pretty much right after since he was there doing morning rounds. Aaron went with her and the dr said she looked to be more of 36 weeks. After her initial over all check they said she was 37 weeks and we just needed to make sure her temp stayed up. I was really weak after Kimber was born due to not eating or drinking anything. I was taken to a mother/baby room at 11am and Aaron went home to sleep and take care of the girls. My labor and delivery was fantastic.

I was to have surgery the next morning to do my tubal, yes no more babies for me, so starting at midnight I couldn’t eat or drink anything. They started my IV again at midnight and Kimber and I stayed in the room nursing and sleeping. At 7am, Monday April 19, there was a another nurse change and was told that no schedule for my surgery yet and earliest could be noon. I called Aaron to have him come up and my mom and nana stopped by to say high around 8am. I was visiting with my mom when the nurse came in and said they are ready for me for surgery. Aaron wasn’t there yet so Kimber went to the nursery and I went for my first every surgery. When I got to the recovery area waiting to go to surgery they staff there was so nice and so was the anastisialogist. I told him was nervous about being nauseated after the surgery and he said he would make sure that he gave me something before I woke up. They wheeled me to the OR where I did start to get a little nervous and cry because I felt alone. The surgical nurse was so sweet and the dr then said he was going to give me something to go to sleep. As he was giving me my drugs it was a little burning so the nurse came over and was rubbing my arm. I closed my eyes and tried to breathe. Next thing, I wake up coughing and crying in recovery.

Trey was my nurse after my surgery in recovery and said that everything went well. I was emotion which Im told is common after being put under and that my throat hurt cause of the tube. They said it did take me a little longer to wake up then normal but besides that I was going to be ok. After about 30 mins they took me back to my room which I don’t’ really remember the ride but do remember getting back to the room and then Im suddenly on my bed with oxygen. Aaron said he thought something was wrong because I was covered up to my chin and then had a washrag over my eyes. I got to go home the same day and recovery has been difficult. They fill your abdomen with gas to do the scope surgery so I was in pain from being bloated, the incision, and having Kimber.

Since we have been home for a few days I am doing better today, my milk is in and Kimber is eating like a champ. Addison and Sydnee are doing great with Kimber and we are all adjusting very well. This was a huge post but I wanted to write it more for my records I guess. I have a ton of pics to go along because if you are anything like me you love the pictures 

Shelby Kay and Kimi

Mackenzie and Kimi

Waiting in Triage

Fresh out of the oven

Teeny Tiny baby girl

Right after giving birth very worn out and weak but heay I look pretty good :)

Daddy, Mommy, and Kimber

Nana, Mommy, and Kimber

First real time she opened her eyes

Addison and Sydnee playing with chalk

Big sister Addi

Big sister Sydnee

The Klein sisters

Kimber Bryce-Bailey

Aaron and Kimi

She loves her swing

Cute Sydnee

My cute girls having a morning snack


FiDesigns said...

Oh shes beautiful! Congratulations!!

Barb said...

Congratulations again. She's pretty. Tiny but pretty. I had no idea you were due. Well, I guess you weren't if she was 37 weeks. Which I thought you were due around Addi's birthday. Course, they come when they want. Tom did also. I believe he was about 2 weeks early. Malizza goes to the Dr tomorrow. The twins should well weigh over a combined 7lbs. The boy is still heads up but there is still time & room for him to turn around. Shopping for pink & blue was fun!! I'm glad to hear you're breast feeding Kimi. She'll grow fast!! It won't be long before she's chasing butterflies with her sisters. Hope you're healing well.
By the way, I've meaning to ask Tom if he knew, I never heard what kind of nursing your Mom is doing? Is she in surgery? E.R. Or a floor nurse? Like on the surgical, ortho, maternity, illnesses? If I ever end up in the hosp. again like the last time, I'd like to know where she is! :) The ICU nurse I had that first night was HORRIBLE. (this was in Nov 08)SHE didn't feel good & I wasn't being a "good ICU" patient. LOL Hello-I was DYING!! If she treated all her patients that way, I'm sure she's not even there anymore. Anyway, I hope your mom is enjoying what she is doing.
How long are you going to be able to stay home? Hope you heal quickly enough & get some sleep so you can enjoy it!!

Rachel said...

Oh, she is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! :)

(She is also exactly the same weight my son was and he was born 5 weeks early - love teeny babies!)