Thursday, July 28, 2011

Micah's Birth Day

Mommy was scheduled to be induced
on Wednesday, July 27th, 2011.
My original due date was August 2nd,
but after my last ultra sound they changed it to July 28th.

Mommy and Daddy got up really early.
We had to be at the hospital at 6am.
Papa and Nana came into town from Florida earlier that week and stayed with your sisters.
We arrived on time,
Mommy got comfy in our room
and they started my Pitocin around 6:40 am.
I wasn't really progressing much and was still comfortable.
Dr. Sherman came in to break my water at 7:30
and that's when we found out that I had a lot of amniotic fluid.
So much that you weren't able to drop down and
that is why I didn't go into labor on my own.

Papa, Nana, Camden and Berkeligh came up to visit later in the morning.
Your sisters were so very excited.
They had so many questions.
What is that mommy? (the IV)
When is Micah coming? How do you feel?
What will he look like? When can he walk?
I was so happy to see your sisters and it made the time pass by easier.

Mrs. Jamie Allen. came up for the morning to visit, too.
She is one of Mommy's closest friends here in Texas.
I was glad to have a friend on your big day.
She brought you the most beautiful basket of clothes.
She has made sure you are a styling little boy!

Around lunch time I decided to get up and sit in the rocking chair.
I was only about 4-5 cm and was ready to see you.
Daddy went with your sisters to eat and Mrs. Jamie and I sat and talked.
Your nurse, Desi, would check on my frequently and kept increasing my pitocin.
And then it hit me.

Finally, i had to ask everyone to leave and it was time for my epidural.
I was 5-6 cm dilated and very uncomfortable.
I got my epidural and it was wonderful on my right side,
but not nearly as strong on my left.
My left side is where you loved to lay.
You were wedged nicely between my left hip and ribs.

Dr. Sherman was wonderful. She checked on me at lunch and then at the end of her day.
She decided around 5pm to go for a run and then she would be back to check again.
I had sent your sisters and Papa and Nana home before dinner time.

And the sometime around 6 pm I was ready!
Actually, you were ready. I had been ready.
After about 30 mins of pushing, you arrived.
Born at 6:38 pm

You were gorgeous.
Mommy and Daddy cried and you screamed!
It was wonderful.
Daddy cut your cord and I kissed all over you.
Then they took you to the warmer and checked you out.
Mrs. Angela Mehl and Joshua were waiting outside.
Papa, Nana and your sisters arrived about 20 mins after you arrived.

You were so alert. You listened to every little noise.
Your eyes were wide open.
Your color was great and you were just perfect.

Daddy and I were so happy.
Our family was complete now.
What a blessing you are Micah!

I think your sisters would agree with us.
They couldn't get enough of you.
We love you all.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Micah Daniel Sutherland has arrived

Micah Daniel Sutherland
July 27, 2011
6:38 pm
8lbs 2oz.
21 inches

So happy you are finally here and a part of our family.We Love you Micah Daniel!