Friday, February 27, 2015

Newest Baby on the Block {Birth Story & Photos}

Good Day!

18 days young is my newest kiddo!

Welcome to the wonderful and crazy world kiddo!

Weston Christopher Arthur
9 lbs 3 oz
11:51 p.m.
February 9th, 2015

Our family is complete with our 5 beautiful babies. Mama and Dad are super happy you are finally here!

Here is your story:

Monday morning seemed quite normal with my "fake" contractions happening right from waking up. These happen all day pretty much every day, so today was no different. Cadee and I hung out, watched some t.v., ate lunch....I wanted a pina colada Booster Juice. My awesome hubs left work to bring Cadee and I one. :D AWESOME!

4p.m. Kids get off bus, snack time, chores, same old same old. Pains still happening; staying in my lower back. I was texting back and forth with my friend about how "done" I was and REALLY wanted this baby to hurry up and get here. Fast forward to 4:55 p.m. {TMI alert} I had to pee. Like NOW. I pretty much didn't think I was going to make it to the bathroom. HA! That would've been pretty funny for the kiddos to see their mama pee herself.

I barely got on the toilet and WOOSH. Seriously people, Thank you God that my children didn't see that. My water broke. My heart started racing, I was super flush (red cheeks, pretty much thought I had a fever) and I couldn't stop shaking. Text mom, and my hubs (he was just getting off work). Mom picked up kids. I thought it was really weird that I wasn't having contractions. You'd think after 4 kids I'd have things figured out by now??! I called the Labor and Delivery ward and told them I was coming in about an hour and that my water had broken. 

6 p.m. Still no pain. Huh? But my back was still really sore, as it has been my whole pregnancy. And I was still shaking and really hot. Like super hot flashes. Nurses check me, I'm at 5 cm WOOT! And I do have a fever. Weird. 

9 p.m. Nothing yet. I sent Chris out to get something to eat for himself. I decided getting on that silly bouncy ball might just help me out. Walking was out of the question because I'd take two steps and have water pouring down my leg. {sorry, visual probably not needed!} Just as Chris was leaving I heard a crack. Like a balloon popping. Well I thought I must've broken a bone in the baby. I was a little worried. Turns out....that that was the rest of the water breaking. Baby's head was blocking some of it. 

9:45 Chris gets back and HELLO BACK LABOR! I went from no pain to get me that stool to hunch over on NOW! UGH!

10 p.m. Nurses decide that something must be happening because my contractions were coming about 1 minute apart for 1 minute. Nurses check me and I'm at 7 cm Awesome things are progressing, but holy pain! I've decided I don't want meds this time around. I want this kid out of me and nothing is going to slow it down. 

Roughly 11 p.m. Pain is getting a bit unmanageable. The nurses want me on the bed on my knees. Ok, that worked for about 15 minutes. Back on my back. They check me again 8cm. UGH! At this point they realize baby's head is stuck on the left side of my body. Not even close to being "engaged". They want me to lie on my right side through a good couple of contractions to "shake" him down. Well for the last 3 months, I haven't been able to lay down anywhere. I've been sleeping sitting up in a rocking chair for crying out loud. Getting on my right side was the most painful part of that whole thought. But I did it. The guard rails were my friend. Contractions suck. I'm sure most of you will agree. But the whole time I was praying, breathing, and focusing on that baby coming out! At some part through this I started to lose my focus. I seriously felt like I was going to go crazy. Well I'm sure their is a proper medical term for that, but it coincided with the urge to push. They checked me and sure enough it was time to push.

11:47 p.m. PUSH, go for it. On your next contraction go for it. Wait, what? is all I could think. This is what I wanted to hear and fear gripped me. So I pushed. I held my breath and I pushed. I remember the look on the nurses face as I pushed....I can't even hold my breath under water for that long but somehow in 4 minutes and 3 pushes. This kid came surfing out of me. Literally. There was so much water STILL! {Not sure how that was even possible!} The look on the doctor's face was priceless and I am sure I will never forget how wide her eyes got as she caught him among all that water!

11:51 p.m. They threw him on my chest. Chris says I should of seen my own face as this was happening because they were just as wide as the docs!

Chris video taped Weston's cries as soon as he came out. He has a set of lungs on him I tell ya! :D 

3 hours before baby arrived -->@ 5cm

Meeting Grandma for the first time!

All the things that go along with being a newborn!

Happy to be back with mama!

So now we are back home after a 4 day stay in the hospital and back again just this past weekend (another story!) We are all doing well and adjusting to life with a new babe. If I seem distant with my posts, ya'll know why. 

~happy crafting!~


  1. A huge and Biiiiiig congratulations with your new born Sara.
    I wish you, the baby and your family all the happiness in the world.
    Hugs, Veerle xxx

  2. Congratulations......birthing stories are always such fun....unbelievable what we are capable to do. Got 5 kids myself so I know how unbelievable this experiences can be . Hope you are coping alright <3

    1. Thanks Mel!! & I appreciate you stopping by!