Monday, March 1, 2010

Baby Owen (re-posted)

I was deleting all of the "draft" posts I've started and never finished and accidentally deleted Brett's post of Owen's birth. He was upset because it took him hours to write, and I was upset because it was our journal entry of Owen's birth. Brett thinks I deleted it because his post got more comments than any of mine ever have! haha! Luckily Brett figured out how to restore it! Unfortunately we weren't able to restore all of the nice comments everyone made. So sorry!!
Owen Brett Denney

Owen Brett Denney was born at 6:55 p.m. on February 17th 2010. He weighed in at 7 lbs 11 oz. and 19 inches long.This wasn't our first trip to the hospital this week. Kristy and I were sent home after a false alarm on Tuesday. Kristy woke up at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday morning with some strong contractions and couldn't sleep. This wasn't the first time that this had happened and with the recent false alarm fresh in her mind Kristy tried not to think much of it. The contractions didn't stop that morning and instead of staying home from work or calling the Dr. Kristy decided to go to work to try and get her mind off the pain. She also packed her bag with intentions to go to the gym after work to try and shake this guy loose.

Kristy and I chatted throughout the day about going into the Dr. or at least calling but Kristy was hell-bent on not getting her hopes up just to be dashed again. So being the tough chick that she is Kristy made it till 3:00 p.m. before she started to reconsider her literal gut wrenching pain. She tried calling the Dr.'s office but her cell phone crapped out. So naturally she tried rebooting her cell phone and went back to work. I didn't realize how bad it was until about 3:40 when I texted her to asked her how she was feeling and she responded "awful". Not your typical response from a tough chick. This is how the rest of our conversation went:

Brett: Leave! Did you call the dr office?
Kristy: Tried calling but my phone went all weird and I had to reboot it, haven't tried again
Brett: Are you still having contractions?
Kristy: Yes
Brett: Call!
Kristy: But I've been reading a bunch of stuff online and they could be false, or just really early labor pains. I will. Don't yell at me through text.
Kristy finally called her sister-in-law Carly who used to be a nurse at Kristy's Dr.'s office. Carly luckily was able to talk some sense into Kristy, and Kristy decided she would go in. Thanks Carly!
I picked up Kristy from work and drove her to the hospital. This when I finally got a glimpse of how bad the contractions actually were. She was in a lot of pain. I felt terrible that I didn't know that she was hurting this bad. I don't know how she went to work?
We got to the Hospital and Kristy was changing into a gown when her water broke. They checked Kristy and she was dilated to a four. On Tuesday she was only at a one. This was surprising but the real shocker was when the nurse said she felt a finger. They then did a quick ultrasound and realized it wasn't a finger but a toe that the nurse felt. Last Friday Owen was head down but the little stinker had flipped since then. Kristy took this news pretty hard, she knew this meant C-section. She had been planning on a normal delivery, especially since we thought the head was down. Kristy's heart-break started to ease as soon as the epidural drugs started to kick in.

We thought we would have plenty time to announce the upcoming arrival to family and friends but this wasn't the case with the new update. Kristy's mom Debbie was already on her way from Colorado but wasn't going to make it in time for the emergency C-section.

Within an hour of arriving we were in the OR prepping for surgery. I got to go in with Kristy and watch the procedure from up by Kristy's head. It was quick and dirty and the next thing we knew we had a screaming baby boy.Owen and Mama are healthy. Kristy is in love with this little guy. When she first found out that he was breach she said that "the lil stinker is grounded." Mama couldn't stick to her guns though and Owen is back in her good graces. Here are some pics of the lil guy.

1 comment:

Cher said...

I'll repost my comment for you!!!
CONGRATS he is soooo handsome!!! Hope that you are feeling well!!