Sunday, August 22, 2010


Peyton Clarke Alder
born August 16, 2010 12:36pm
7lbs 4oz 21in

We are so happy he is FINALLY here.

I had been having little contractions all day on Sunday the 15th, I started timing them but they weren't really consistent so I just went about my mary day.. I woke up at 5am on Monday morning and was having more contractions, not really painful just enough to catch my attention. I fell back asleep then woke back up at 5:30ish and felt a huge jolt in my belly and it kinda freaked me out, then I had to pee, as I was thinking about getting up I felt this huge gush of water, like I was peeing my pants...but no I was not peeing my pants, thankfully, haha my water BROKE.. Yay!! I was a little scared at first I was shaking. I leaned over to Clarke and said Clarke I think my water just broke..there was water all over our bed and the floor I couldn't get it to stop. I called Labor and Delivery and talked to my friend Kirsha and she told me to come in. So we packed up our stuff and headed out. Luckly Clarke's brothers finance was staying at our house so she watched Brooklyn for us that day and his brother stayed home from work. I got to the hospital and saw Dr. Kirkman sitting their with Kirsha and Diana. He said so I heard a rumor and I said yes it's true YAY. So I got settled in got my IV and sat there and waited. When my Nurse (Wendy-who was the best Nurse ever..and I mean the BEST) first checked me I was at a 4. Dr. Kirkman wanted to start me on petocin because I had StrepB and he was worried about the risk of infection if my labor was prolonged. But I wanted to possibly have this baby naturally and didn't want to start on that just yet. The contractions were strong but not to bad I could handle it for the time being. I progressed to a 5 and they were getting more and more intense and Wendy said that I could only get an epdural between 8:30 and 9:30am because the Anesthesiologist was super busy that day and wouldn't be able to come back. So I sat and thought about it A LOT.. I decided to get one because I was really nervous that it would hurt A LOT and I wouldn't be able to take the pain. I still wanted to feel something though so he gave me the lowest dose he could and I could push the button if I wanted to. I could feel my contractions and I knew what muscles to use to push and I could lift my was the PERFECT labor. The nurse started the petocin to get things moving and peyton's heart rate dropped so fast...apparently my babies don't like the petocin because the same thing happened to Brooklyn. I started moving along and about 11ish my nurse checked me and said I was at an 8 she said that if I felt a huge amount of pressure down in my tail bone like I have to pooh then that means I am ready to start pushing.. she left the room and not even 15 mins later I felt that huge amount of pressure I wasn't sure if that was it or not but then it happened again and so I called her back in and she checked me and I was at a 10. I went from an 8 to a 10 in 15 mins...way fast.. so we started pushing on every I pushed for about an hour and a half at about every 5 or 10 mins. It was so awesome to be able to feel the contractions and to know when to push and how to push.. I felt his head come out and the placenta and him stitching me up I just didn't feel the pain. IT was AWESOME. They put Peyton on my belly when he first came out that was so special. He was so cute and so precious. The nurses got him all cleaned up then brought him back to me. I had him try nursing and the boy just lached right on, He can suck...I was like wow boy.. Brooklyn never did that either.. He is a really good eater and a good baby.
after I gave birth I immediately wanted grape juice I think I had like 4 or 5 glasses of it before they took my upstairs to recovery. I also was craving Jimmy Johns.. now that I didn't have to heat up my meat I was super excited to get my sandwich... I was able to stand enough to get in a wheelchair. That was awesome. I slept most of the rest of the day and Clarke went and picked up Brooklyn. When they got back I don't think Brooklyn really knew what was going on, she kept saying baby baby. She didn't really want much to do with him for a while. It took her a couple of days of getting used to him. At home now she constantly asks about the baby if she can't see him or if he is eating or whatever he is doing she is just curious... she loves him to pieces.. She always wants to hold him and she gives him kisses 24/7. It's the cutest darn thing in the world. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being a MOM, best JOB in the world.. I want tons of these sweet little things. They make me smile everyday I can't express my LOVE for both of them. Watching Brooklyn with him and as she grows into her own little person I just grow more and more LOVE for her as well. I just look at her and Peyton and think Gosh I have such great kids and sweet little hearts. Brooklyn is so kind (most of the time) to everyone. She loves people and says hi over and over again...she is just a happy happy little girl. Peyton is just so content with whatever is going on. He is such a little tropper. When he is hungry he will let you know and he sure knows how to use those lungs.
I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father who has blessed Clarke and I with such beautiful babies. They truly are sent from heaven.
Thank you for all of your kindness and congrats. we really appreciate you all and love you all.


kathy said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful!

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Derek and Bre said...

I am so happy for you! He is precious! I am glad the labor and everything went so well. I hope you are all adjusting. It is sweet that Brooklyn loves him so much. Congrats again!

Brad. Lindsay. Logan. Jules. said...

Congrats Bri!!! I have not checked your blog in forever. I am not sure I even knew you were expecting?!! He is a doll. Way to go. Two is a whole new ballgame. You'll do great!

Chase and Leah said...

with you, babies/kids are such blessings!