Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Your birth story – My Ian

Your story begins here.

And now let’s fast forward to 20 weeks.  We went to get our ultrasound and you looked perfect!  It was at this ultrasound we found out we were going to have a boy, you, OUR Ian.  

We were SO excited about what your new life was going to be like.  You still made Mama sick you silly kiddo!  You know you made me sick almost from day one.  (BUT,,,of COURSE my little love bug you were so worth it.)

At 36 weeks Mama got a lot of pain in her back.  It made me sick and hot and just feel terrible.  I went to the dr and the dr THOUGHT I was in the early stages of labor.  I thought if THIS was the early stages of labor, WHAT WAS REAL LABOR like?!?!?!?!?

It took about 2 weeks of feeling miserable before I was FINALLY diagnosed with a kidney infection.  Phew, glad THAT wasn’t 2 weeks of labor.  Turns out THAT hurt worse than anything else!  My Dr prescribed me an antibiotic and I felt better within one day!  Yay!

the day I went to the hospital
At 39 weeks I went in for my regular appointment feeling WONDERFUL and wouldn’t you know it my blood pressure was elevated.  I was immediately sent to the hospital for more tests and sure enough I had preeclampsia.  Well, darn!  I was feeling SO good!  BUT, the exciting thing in all this was that I WAS FINALLY GOING TO MEET YOU buddy!

I got hooked up to some yucky medicine that made me feel a bit woozy, but it was important for yours and mama’s health.  The drs and nurses took good care of both of us that day! 

I went to the hospital at 11:00 am on Tuesday the 15th and you were born at 7:20 am on Wednesday June 16th.  

Daddy was right by my side every minute.  At least I had a nice bed to hang out in.  Daddy had a silly flip out chair.  Not exactly ideal sleeping arrangements for him but he was a trouper! 

When you were born you didn’t cry much at first so the drs checked you out a bit and then FINALLY they gave you to me to hold and cuddle skin to skin. 

I felt like I was in a bit of a dream.  I couldn’t believe you were actually HERE. 

You were SO sweet and SO cute and Daddy and I loved you SO much! 

Sweet baby Ian, I can hardly believe you will be 3 on Saturday!  Mama has changed into such a different person since your birth.  You made me so much better my man!  So much better! 

I’m so proud of the sweet, kind, loving little guy you are.  You are smart and appreciative and are the BEST big brother to your brothers and sister.  I couldn’t ask for anything more. 

I hope you will read this someday and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you were wanted and loved more than anything in this world.  I am so grateful to God for you sweet boy.

Mama loves you.


  1. So So So SO So SO sweet!!! So glad you shared!! Happy Birthday to little man! :)

  2. Love that story! Thx for sharing and Happ Birthday Ian!

  3. Love that story! Thx for sharing and Happ Birthday Ian!

  4. What an amazing story!! Happy Birthday, Ian! (The day after mine! :) )

  5. What a great story! Happy birthday Ian!

  6. So sweet!!! Love it! Happy birthday to the little guy!! Xoxo

  7. Such a sweet story, and omw! he had a full head of hair!

  8. This makes me want to happy cry. So ridiiculously sweet. And I feel your pain on the kidney infection... ouch! Can't imagine having one AND being pregnant at the same time!

  9. How incredible that you went through so much, praise God for His faithfulness!

  10. You may be the most beautiful pregnant lady I've ever seen. You gained weight nowhere but your beautiful belly. And I am dying over baby Ian's luscious head of hair. Gorgeous boy. I can tell from your writing how much you love your family and they are so lucky to have such a wonderful person to call their mama and wife. Happy birthday, beautiful little man!

  11. Look at all that hair!
    And how cute and put together you looked!

    Love this. :)

  12. your picture of the day you were going to give birth, you are so dang cute! awhhh this post is so heartfelt and making me teary eyed! happy birthday to sweet ian!! :)


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