Thursday, November 12, 2009

Burke Andrew Blue





The story~

As you know I was not scheduled to have my c-section until tomorrow, the 13th! Well, Burke wanted to make his appearance a little early! I am not too sad about that either! On the night of the 5th I started having really bad contractions, but they were very inconsistent. I was not even timing them. Although, at 5 am the next morning I thought it would be a great idea to start. I had my last OB appointment at 9:30 am, and thought they may want to know. And once I started keeping track, they stopped! I went back to bed and woke up to HORRIBLE back pain. Uh, I knew I was in trouble! I got my bag all ready with the last minute things and the kids and I went to the appointment and met Jason there. I did not really tell him how I thought things were going to go cause I kinda knew! Low and behold I was dilated to a 2! They do not want you to go into active labor once you have had a c-section. Your uterus could burst. So they called the hospital and sent me over! I KNEW IT! My sister Julie came and got the kids and we headed to Labor and Delivery!

When we got there the front desk nurse informed us that due to the Swine Flu, NO children under the age of 14 would be allowed to visit. And even then it was only spouse, and grandparents! I could feel myself starting to get upset. I just took a deep breath and considered this a vacation. One that involved major surgery!

The c-section went awesome! Nothing like last time at all! I was however VERY itchy due to the morphine! Not cool!

When I saw Burke for the first time I literally became breathless. I was instantly over come with love. I heard a quote once that said "A mother's love never divides, it only multiplies." I cannot tell you how true that is.

My heart is wrapped around this little 6 pound 15 ounce boy. I cherish every hair on his head. ALL OF THEM! I am blessed beyond measure to have him in our lives!!!!

The hardest part of the delivery and recovery at the hospital was not seeing our other kids. It nearly killed me. I talked to them daily, but it was not the same! I was really bumming about not seeing them!

Since we have been home, Burke has been picture perfect. He is mild tempered and seems easy going. Even with all the juggling of the other kids holding him!

The hardest part now has been the c-section recovery. It is kicking my butt. The pain has been unreal. I finally called and had the doctor up my dosage on the pain meds. They seem to help, but my loopyness was upped too! It's pretty funny!

Jason's mom is here taking care of us! What a blessing! My mom stops by after work to check on us! We are doing great!

16 SAY WHAT??????????????????:

Mark and Lachelle said...

Seriously, I can't believe that hair!!! Holy jealous! I love it! He's a handsome little dude! Congrats you two love birds!

Laura said...

I'm so so happy for you guys. He is such a cute little guy. I love all that hair. I hope you'll be feeling better very soon. Those c sections can kick butt, huh. I'm excited to meet him!

Natalie said...

Look at all that hair! He is adorbale Alli! I hope you are feeling better. I just want to squeeze him!
Love ya!

Danny and Laura said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you! Burke is very handsome!

Angie said...

He's beautiful! Congrats!!!

Claire said...

Well to bad he was not born today because then we could share a birthday. I am so glad that everything went well and that you are being taken care of. Sorry about the pain. Enjoy your baby!

sherman and juliette said...

Oh man, that little Burke is cute! And all that HAIR! I am so happy for you guys,congratulations!

sherman and juliette said...

Oh man, that little Burke is cute! And all that HAIR! I am so happy for you guys,congratulations!

Cherie said...

Again Congratulations! He is beautiful :D

Leah said...

I LOVE the picure where he is so wide awake and alert. He is seriously such a handsome cute baby! All that hair is crazy! Don't ya just love it?! Glad the csection went well but sorry about the recovery. Hope you recover soon and take advantage of all that help! Your family looks so complete and happy! Congrats you guys!!

Heather said...

What a cutie!
Sorry to hear your recovery has been tough. Hang in there, everyday will get a little better. Relax while you've got the help (and snuggle that babe TONS!).
Hugs, Heather

Harry and Jill said...

Cute little boy you got there. Lots of hair, might need a hair cut soon. I hope to see him soon.

Harry and Jill said...

Cute little boy you got there. Lots of hair, might need a hair cut soon. I hope to see him soon.

Arin said...

Congrats on Burke! He is so sweet. I am so glad everything went well. I too am a little upset that they didn't let your other kids visit-but what can you do? I am so glad you have your MIL to help out. Get better and take care.

Idaho Lucas Fam said...

Hey Allison!
Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. I'm glad everything went well for both of you (even if the kids couldn't visit. Ouch!)
The Young Women have something they want to bring over to you but we don't want to intrude. Could you let me know when would be the best time?
Thanks!
Beth

Jennifer A. said...

LOVE the hair!! What a blessing to have family to take care of you. Glad you are recovering!

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