Sunday, November 30, 2014

Baby Avery

 Baby Avery has kept me SO busy this past month that I am finally able to post some of my favorite hospital pictures. Avery made her appearance on October 24th, 2014. I was due on the 22nd and started having contractions on the 23rd around 3am. I waited until 5pm that afternoon when my contractions were about 5 minutes apart. I am so thankful to have Patrick by my side the whole time. He was such a great coach. I remember in our cheesy birthing class we took, I told him if he told me to breathe while in labor, I would punch him. I thought...'isn't it obvious to breathe?!' Once the hard contractions came, all I wanted to do was hold my breathe so the reminder was actually needed. They were so painful to the point I was shaking when squeezing Patrick's hand. I have never had that kind of pain before.

When I went into the hospital I was already 6cm dilated. I kept telling the nurses that I wanted the epidural because I did not want to miss my window and not to mention the pain. Shortly after they gave me a fentanyl to help take the edge off and space out the contractions until I was able to get the epidural. When I received the epidural I was surprised at how little it hurt. After that it was smooth sailing. Later that evening they broke my water and then a few hours after that I pushed for a half hour and she was here at 1:44AM. 

So unreal to think that this 8 pound baby actually fit inside my stomach! She cried for thirty seconds and then just stopped and starred at us. She has been a pretty calm baby where she just cries when she is hungry or is uncomfortable. I could not have asked for an easier pregnancy or delivery. I am scared for the next one as I think it will be the complete opposite. I am so thankful that she is here and I love her more than anything! 

Shout out to Patrick for not passing out or throwing up!!

Avery Kailani Thayer  

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