Saturday, May 21, 2011

Baby #9's Arrival

Baby Evan has been alive for almost a week now! Here is his little birth story.

Mom and Dad went into the hospital around 3 PM on Thursday because Mom's water was broken. They let Suzanne, Rachel, and I all be a part of the delivery this time around, so mom's friend April came and picked us up. We got to the hospital at about 3:30, but were quickly kicked out for Mom's epidural and catheter. They started mom on a half-dose of her epidural, and started her pitocin drip. Contractions were coming!

Mom did great for a long time--until around 7:30--then she began to feel more pain. They gave her more of her epidural medicine, and she was feeling a lot better again. Everyone was estimating the birth weight, height, and time. We had a lot of visitors come! Sanjay, Aman, and Aleena came to see mom and Dr. Patel (their mom!). So nice of them! Rhonda and Kyan came as well, and Ky man was SO good! He is getting WAY to big too. I am pleased to announce, however, that he still remembers who I am!

Around 9:30, mom began feeling lots of pressure. They checked her and she was 9 cm and about 90% effaced. Just a few minutes later she was really feeling the pressure and she was checked again--10 cm dialated and 100% effaced! It was Show Time! The nurse Sherry and Dr. Patel got everything out and ready for the delivery!

At about 10:10ish mom began pushing through her contractions. She only had to push through two full contractions, and then Baby Evan was OUT! He weighed 7 lbs and 13 oz, and was 21 inches. He was SO cute! Mom did GREAT, and the epidural definitely helped!

He was born on Thursday, and Friday morning Dr. Patel went to circumcise him and he turned blue. Needless to say, the circumcision stopped and he was admitted to the NICU that morning. They hooked him up to all the monitors, and measured his vitals Friday, Saturday, and Sunday morning. Crazy little man worried Mom and Dad for nothing, because he was fine! No infections, and all of his tests came back completely normal. They think that he turned blue (he turned blue three more times throughout the 48 hours in the NICU) simply because all of the fluid didn't get squeezed out of him. Because Mom has had so many children, and she only pushed twice, his little body didn't get squeezed enough to remove all of the fluid. So after a few days, he was fine! The first night he was home, Mom didn't sleep very well, but now she is sleeping fine, and Evan is doing great!

Evan is such a great baby and he is super cute! We all love him SOO much, and he sure is one lucky little man!

Mom--very happy and pain-free

Suzanne kept the whiteboard up to date with all of the delivery visitors and mom's "care".

Sweet Rhonda and Kyan came up for the arrival of little Evan!

Although Mom didn't deliver at Mary Washington where she actually works, she still knew almost everybody! She is quite the popular lady, folks.

Sanjay and April are the best!

He's coming SOON!!!

But while we wait, we might as well help support our friend Apple.

Mom's IV pole with Pitocin and Fluid

Last picture of the three girls and their pregnant mother!

Love it--especially mom's ring

Two minutes until pushing!

Dr. Patel--the BEST!

Suzanne, Rhonda, and Kyan helping to document the little guy!

First Picture!

Mom was very happy to be done pushing and to have her happy, healthy baby!

Dad with Baby #9!

Mom, Dad, and Baby

Everyone that was present for the delivery

Dr. Patel was the best! Delivered a happy little boy to the two BEST parents in the world!

LOVE him.

Leslie, Baby, and Mom

Three sisters with their newest little brother!

April just LOVES him too!

Gray went up later that night after midnight to see mom and baby.

First little bath--he didn't like it too much

Gray and I visiting Evan in the NICU

Sweet baby boy loves his mom!

Cute little NICU man!

We are so glad to have Evan here with us, home safe and sound. He is so well loved, and every single one of us enjoys bonding with the newest sibling every day. We sure do love him and are so blessed to have him safe and healthy with us!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kemmey #9...

Has Arrived!!!

Baby Kemmey was born tonight at 10:33 pm. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. He was the first little man to come out with dark hair! Mom did GREAT--she's basically a pro by now. Baby was out within two contractions worth of pushing. Amazing. Thanks to all the wonderful doctors, nurses, friends, and family! He is so cute and will be so spoiled!

The official name will probably Evan, but still there is no decision.

Pictures are from cell phones, so they are small--more pictures to come.

I am so lucky to have another little brother and sibling. He is so loved already by all of us. I love my family so much, and am so thankful that we will truly be a family forever! Congrats mom and dad--you are the best parents in the world!

Monday, May 9, 2011

SO soon!

We are going to be having a baby here pretty soon, and when I mean "we", it means mom is going to put forth all the effort to actually push the little man into this world, and his siblings are going to fall all over him. I am WAY excited and ready for this man to be here! His clothes have been folded and all put away for weeks! Mom has gotten diapers, nursing pads, wipes, PJs for herself, etc... and she is ready to be done being pregnant! Last Thursday she went to the doctor's, and she was 2 cm dilated and 70% effaced! She is only 36 weeks and 3 days right now, but she usually goes early!

As usual, picking a name is quite the controversy. However, (suprisingly) it seems that mom and dad might have agreed on a name already. Nothing is set in stone, and there is certainly some opposition for the kids (not like we get a vote on the name though!). Dad LOVES the name, and mom has started to like it. His name will [might] be...

Evan Gray Kemmey!

Yeah, the other day Mom and I were in the car and she told me that Evan would probably be his name. It's not my favorite. Mom said, "Just say it to yourself over and over and over like I did and it will eventually grow on you!" Ha! We will have to see. The only part of that name that is 100% certain is "...Gray Kemmey".

School is almost over as well! Crazy to think that high school is OVER. Wonderful, too. In two weeks exactly I present my final HUGE project, and I am essentially done! I cannot wait for summer!