Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hayden David Hamilton - Dec. 28th, 2008 - 8:41 am

Hello everyone! I have been M.I.A. for quite a long time.... that is because I finally have my little guy here. He was born on December 28th at 8:41 am. He was 8 lbs and 13 oz and 20 and a half inches long. He is quite the big boy....He is so perfect and I love him so much. Cory and I are so excited to have him here.

The delivery scoop.......

I had been having a headache of and on all week. And my feet, legs, hands and pretty much everywhere was getting super swollen. We went to the Doctor the 23rd and he said I still wasn't dilated and Hayden was still super high. I felt like I was gonna be pregnant for the rest of my life! Cory and I had a really nice Christmas, which I will have to post about another time... I was feeling super large and in charge and terrible. Then on the 28th I woke up at 2 am with a SUPER MONSTER of a headache and super nauseous. My upper belly was killing me... I then started to throw up... I threw up 3 times and felt so terrible. I was dizzy and my belly started to hurt more. Cory called the on call doctor at the hospital and he said for me just to come in. I went into the hospital feeling ridiculous because I thought they would tell me that I just had the flu and to go home. But the nurses were all super worried about my killer headache and how swollen I was. Then when they checked my reflexes you could barely touch me and my legs would go flyin. I also was dilated to a 1 and was having pretty consistent contractions. My urine came back with protein and blood in it. My blood pressure was all over the place; low... then high, then ok, and high, and higher, and then low again.... My doctor diagnosed me with PIH, Pregnancy Induced Hypertension. This is the bodies and the baby’s way of telling everyone, “Hey! I'm done in here! Get me out!!" The only cure for it and all my symptoms like the headache is delivery of the baby. The doctor asked me if I would be ok with a C-section and I didn't care at all I just wanted him out of me. 30 min later I was in having a C-section. I had a towel over my eyes the whole time because my head hurt so bad. The spinal block and everything went smoothly and didn't hurt at all. Cory watched the whole thing. Everyone was so shocked at how big he was. It’s no wonder now why he wouldn't drop; he was too big for my body to drop and me to deliver. I was in the hospital for 3 days and Hayden and I are both healthy and doing well.

I am starting to get the breastfeeding thing down and so is Hayden. I knew it would be hard, but I didn't realize just how hard and frustrating it would be. Things are going as normal as they would with any newborn I think. Hayden sleeps, eats, has messy diapers and then sleeps again. He is not awake very much and is a pretty good, easy tempered baby. But he is good to let us know when he is NOT happy with something. He definitely has really good lungs. I am pretty sure I have the cutest, most beautiful, and handsome baby boy ever! I love him so much. I feel so blessed to be his mommy. He is a very special little boy.


Hayden

Uncle Trav

Aunt Mandi

Grandma Tracy

Grandpa Hamilton


Dave!

Chubby cheeks....

Cute little smiles....

all snuggled up

30 comments:

J said...

YAY! Welcome to the world Baby Hayden!! He is so so SO CUTE!!! It just makes me more and more excited to see our little girl. Sounds like you had quite a exciting delivery. The headache and stuff sounds miserable. What a trooper you are. Way to go MAMA Meg!! I love you and can't wait to catch up.

Jenn said...

previous comment was from me, I hit the "return" key too early. Sorry =)

joni said...

Oh my gosh he is big! No wonder! Congrats! He's such a handsome little boy! I'm glad everything ended up ok. How yucky to be sick the whole time. Way to go, I'm sure you're a super mommy!

Emily said...

YAY!!! Hayden is finally here!! I love the picture of him smiling...so precious. You did have a crazy night after you texted me at 2 in the morning. I am so proud of you and you and Cory are going to make amazing parents. I can't wait to be able to meet Hayden. Love you and Miss you.

Jacob, Emily and McKayla said...

Congratulations on your new little baby boy. He is adorably. I'm glad you and the baby are doing good. HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Kerianne said...

Congrats! So happy for you both! He is definitely an adorable addition to your growing family! Glad to hear all is well with the both of you!

J&E said...

Hooray! Welcome to the world Hayden! You are in good hands!

Amy said...

Yay!! He is so cute! I am so so happy for you guys!!

Chaleese said...

Oh my goodness congratulations!! He is the cutest baby ever!!! I want to hold him! I am sorry about the delivery though... I know all to well about c-sections, and things not working out quit as you planned.... I am so happy for you both!!

Kam and Linds said...

He is so sweet CONGRATS!!!

TeamDoman said...

Congrats! I hope you are feeling much better now! He is adorable.

Devyn said...

Congratulations! He is adorable. I love the little chubby newborn babies.. that's how my Abby was. They are kind of swollen looking for a few days and then they start to change in their looks for the next few months. It is so fun watching them grow and change. I'm excited to watch your cute little baby grow up!! I'm glad that everything went good with your delivery! I know it feels so good to have them out and in your arms.. huh! I hope that you are doing good now and getting some sleep.. take it easy and enjoy your little one! I am so excited for you! let me know if I can help in any way!!!

Cory and Jolynne said...

He is one cute little boy! Congrats you guys! Megan, I hope your doing well! I hope the nursing is going well too. It's funny that you talked about that because that is my fear, I went to Barnes and Noble to buy a breastfeeding book this last week, I want to make sure I'm prepared! I can't wait to see more pics!

Merchant's Wifey said...

You never mentioned he's a baldy! Cory's text message to me on Sunday was the best one to wake up to... especially with how my day went that afternoon. I'm so proud of you both! He's beautiful! We definitely have a trip to Utah to plan!

Kathy Nielson said...

He is out! The best feeling in the world is when you get to see that little baby that has been living inside you:) I am so happy for you guys. I am glad to hear everything went well, I was worried about ya.

Heidi said...

Congratulations! That stinks that you had to be so sick for the delivery - but hopefull you are doing better! He is so cute! I love the picture of him smiling! I'm really happy for you; congratulations!

Melanie and Jake said...

Congrats! He is so cute! Take lots of pictures- he'll change really fast. The breastfeeding will get better. Brooke is great at it but I never looked forward to feeding her because it hurt so bad the first week or so!

J. Leigh Designz said...

OMG!!! CONGRATS!!!! He is beautiful!!! I love the smiling picture!!! I am so happy to hear everything went smoothly! Welcome to mommy world :) Tell your hubby I said congrats on your wonderful miracle too!

Justin and Ashley said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so glad that you and the baby are both doing good. :) He is such a sweet boy. I love, love, love his chubby cheeks!
-Ashley

Kallee and Duncan said...

OH yay! I am so happy for you!!! Congrats!!!

The Dixon Family! said...

Congrats!!! We're so happy for you guys :) Glad you are both home and doing well! He's so handsome!

Tristyn said...

Hayden is adorable!!! Congrats to both of you! I am glad everything was okay. Your picutres are great!

Necia and Joe Shumway said...

Oh that is so happy!!! Congrats!!! I am sure all the pregnancy problems are all worth it now huh? I hope anyway....

Camie & Tyler said...

OH my gosh he is darling!! Im so happy for you guys!!

Trissy-T said...

Congrats! He is so beautiful... Its such an amazing feeling to be a mommy! I'm glad everything went good!

McFamily said...

Congrats boys are so much fun! I hope everything goes well!

Nate or Sarah said...

OH congratulations! I love those cute chubby cheeks! I bet you are just the proudest parents ever! You did it!

Kami and Spencer said...

How exciting! He is so handsome! I will tell you one thing, it gets easier. I thought I was going to fall asleep any second for about the first 3 weeks! I am so glad to hear you are both healthy and happy! Congratulations, you are going to be a fabulous mommy!

Shannon Masayo said...

hun i am so glad you text me about having your lil man! he is beautiful, i think he looks like his mama! so glad all is well...c sectionsd are terrible so i hope you get feeling well. if you need anything you let me know1 :)

Shannon Masayo said...

hun i am so glad you text me about having your lil man! he is beautiful, i think he looks like his mama! so glad all is well...c sectionsd are terrible so i hope you get feeling well. if you need anything you let me know1 :)