Welcome to the World Kayden
On Monday May 18th, I had my 39 week appointment, when I walked into that appointment I had resolved to go naturally with baby boy( yes he still didn't have a name), since I haven't ever gone naturally before. By the end of that appointment we decided to go with the induction and have our little one arrive on his Great uncle Rocky's birthday, who had been killed in action in Iraq in 2005 and give baby boy the middle name of Rocky.
That evening was quite the eventful evening to say the least, in fact at one point I was having serious doubts if we should even go ahead with the induction. The night went as following, for dinner we had potatoes, which Carson refused to eat, however, Robert forced him to eat them before heading down to Aunt Renee and Uncle Jeremy's home for the evening. Well on the way to their house, we quickly pulled over at which time Carson threw up. We didn't think anything of it, until later when Renee called us about 10 pm saying Carson had been throwing up all night and was now resting peacefully, at that point we almost drove down and got him, I felt so bad for him, but what are you going to do? In the end we still ended up going through with the induction on May 19th.
After dropping the kids off, we went home to think of a first name for our little boy using the middle name. In the end we ended on Kayden after spelling it all the different ways we could think of, he had his name Kayden Rocky Dickens.
On Tuesday about 6 am in the morning the hospital called and said to come in, things went smoothly. We checked in and got set up in our room, the laboring nurse had Runner Girl Jamberry nails on, so cool! We got all hooked up and I was already at 4 cm, Say What? Never been that before, just before 9 am the nurse came in because I was starting to feel it quite well to see if I would like an epidural since the anesthesiologist was going into surgery and would be about 45 min, at that time I declined since I figured I could wait at least that long. Well it turns out he was delivering twins, thankfully my nurse returned shortly after and let me know of the update, at which point I took her up on the offer for the epidural. Which turned out to be a great thing, since we never actually got the pumped hooked up before little one decided to join us. About 9:30 my water broke all on its own, that was a weird feeling as I had never had that happen either. I looked at Robert and said I think my water just broke, he checked and sure enough it had. I knew what that meant not much longer and we would be meeting our son for the first time.
On the way to the hospital we gave our estimates as to when this little one would arrive, we both said afternoon time, well he had other plans, he was born in the 10 am hour, about 2 and 1/2 after we got all hooked up with pitocin, to say we were shocked. We didn't even have time to what Star Trek or even play on the computer like we did before, he was coming and he came fast!
I felt so bad the nurse who had been with us almost to the time he was born had a deposition for a case she had worked on like 5 year early that she had to go to at 10 am, so she ended up missing the birth all together. Within 3 contractions our Kayden was born. Once again I was able to use the mirror and see him come out and cut his cord, what a neat experience. While the two of us were getting cleaned up Mama Dickens called to get an update on the progress, in which we surprised her and let her know that he had just arrived, much quicker than anyone had imagined. While we were still in the delivery room, Kayden was a bit wheezy because he had come out so quickly he didn't have enough time to cough out mucus during birth, we had an amazing nurse who told me to nurse rather than calling a respiratory therapist right away, turns out she was right, he was able to cough it out by himself!