Sunday, November 23, 2008

Happy Birthday PARKER!!

November 23, 2007

November 23, 2008
WOW!! I cant believe that Parker is one year old today. This year has been the best, happiest, hardest, scariest, and most wonderful year every!!

Since I didnt have a blog last year I will give you the abbreviated version of what happened one year ago today...

Last year today was the day after Thanksgiving and I ate ALOT. At about 4:00 a.m. on November 23, 2007 my tummy started hurting!! I was in and out of the bathroom for about 2 hours. I was having a "pain" about every 30 minutes and then it went to every 15 minutes and I woke Dennis up. I told him that I thought i was going into labor. He jumped up, of course. I took a shower and got everything together and we called the hospital at 6:00. They told us that the contractions werent close enough together so we should wait. Well, I waited about 20 minutes and Dennis nor I could stand the pain any longer. We called the hospital back and told them that at my doctors appointment Monday I was dilated to 4 cm. They told us to come in ASAP! When we got to the hospital at about 7:30 I was dilated to 8 cm!! Everyone was rushing around and I was just hurting. After about 2 hours my doctor told me I was 10 cm but that I should probably get an epidural to relax me and loosen everything up. I did NOT object. I dont even remember getting it...all I remember is happiness! I had Parker at 12:10 with a few other complications that i wont go into. They took him to clean him up while my doctor dealt with me. They let me hold him for about 15 seconds (long enough to get a picture) and then told me that he had to go to the NICU because his oxygen was low. They told me he would be fine, he just might need a
little oxygen for a day or so. I went down see him a couple of times that day and he was just precious and the doctors told me that he might have to be in the hospital a day longer than me. Well....most of you know he stayed a little longer than that! I will begin that journey in tomorrow's post.


5 LBS 1 OZ

19 1/2 IN.

This is Dennis with Parker in the NICU at St. Vincents just minutes after he arrived.


The Simmons Family said...


That was a quick labor... I must admit I am a bit jealous!I didn't know that Parker was undiagnosed prior to being born... I can't even imagine NOT knowing. We had 20 weeks to prepare ourselves and it was still OVERWHELMING!

Thanks for sharing the story and I can't wait to read the rest...


The Strom Family said...

I found your blog somehow, and it is too cute!! Parker is so precious!