Monday, March 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Hayden!

I absolutely can not believe that Hayden is 19 years old!
it is just not possible that the time has slipped by so quickly...
It just seems like yesterday that we were anxiously awaiting his arrival!
two days before he was born I was at the hospital visiting my Best Friend Karen...
we had gone to the hospital for our birthing class and Karen had just had her baby, Nicole.
Karen and I went to the same doctor and the same hospital and we were both due with our third babies at the same time. THAT was fun...
After our birthing class we went up to visit Karen and see the new baby and as we were leaving I joked that I would be back before she left.
That was on the 1st...little did I know that I WOULD be back before she left...
A few weeks before Hayden was born I went to the doctor and he told me that Hayden had turned breech and he decided that he would schedule a c-section but told me to come back in a week and we would talk about it then. So when i went back a week later i was fully expecting him to send me over to the hospital as i was already dilated to 2. He did schedule me but not for another week. I remember leaving the doctors office VERY disappointed and cried on the way home. I did not want to wait any longer..I was ready to have this baby and I had hoped he would tell me that they would deliver that very day...or the next at the longest.
That night we went over to the hospital for our birthing class and to visit Karen and her baby that she had just delivered. We talked and visited and held the baby and when it was time to go we joked about me being back and Nicole and Hayden sharing the nursery together.
We went home...around 10pm my contractions started. We got ready and headed for the hospital right away knowing that he was breech and that we would have to have a c-section. When we got to the hospital, we stuck our head in Karen's room and said..."guess what! where back!" we had a good laugh about that...
Luckily our doctor was already at the hospital that night delivering a few other babies. I can remember how kind and compassionate he was. I was scared! They checked the babies position with an ultrasound ..he was still breech...The doctor checked me for dilation and realized at that point that the cord was covering my cervix and that the baby was standing on it (footling breech)....DANGER! DANGER! So then our peaceful delivery turned into an emergency C-section...if my water were to break then the cord would have delivered before the baby (prolapsed cord) and this was very dangerous and would cut off oxygen to the baby...we would have a dire situation if this were to happen. So they prep me quickly for delivery. I can still remember the doctor (looking compassionately at me) poking me over and over asking me if i could feel it...he was in a hurry to get that baby out and he was waiting until the epidural kicked in. The second i said i could not feel it, he was cutting. I remember the horrible feeling of having him move organs around. It was soooo uncomfortable. Before i knew it, he had our baby out and all was right with the world! A healthy, loud, baby boy!

Hayden Wayne Jones
March 3, 1990
1:35am
7lbs 11oz
21 inches

4 comments:

BrImHaLl FaMiLy said...

So cute, I could just kiss his little cheeks! I can't believe how much Brittnee and you look a like in this picture!

Gerri said...

Happy Birthday Hayden! Hope you have a great day!

*~Brittnee~* said...

Happy Birthday Hayden!!!!!

Tiffany said...

Oh wow! Francie, you are adorable! I love the picture of you holding him. So cute.