Monday, April 30, 2012

A Birth Story

I have a wonderful birth story to tell!  It was really the most perfect delivery in every way.  Friday afternoon I had my 39 week appointment.  You know you're a spectacle when even the OB nurses gather around to see your belly every week.  I'd been begging for an induction for weeks and told my doctor if I didn't have a baby by the time my mom got here on the 5th, she'd break my water for me.   I went home pretty optimistic as contractions were getting a little rough.  Me and Link almost missed getting off at our subway station because I was in the middle of a contraction at our stop.  As soon as Jason got home we started timing them at 6 minutes apart.  As they got more intense and closer together, I figured this was it!  We put Lincoln to bed and called over some friends to babysit (thank you Jenn & Devin!).  We checked in the hospital at 8pm and I was measuring 7 cm!  I was insistent about getting my epidural, which leads you to this MUCH happier version of laboring Camille:

 We chilled until around 12:15am when the doctor broke my water.  When the nurse came back an hour later, I told her it felt like his head was right there.  She looked and exclaimed that she could see a head!  I laughed for Jason to come over and his entire head came out!  With a few more laughs, the baby fell right into the nurse's arms at 1:17am!
 And Parley Dean Millar was born with hardly a wimper.  He instantly cuddled up and calmed down on my belly.  ("Dean" is for my Dad, Robert Dean)
 I kept thinking, "What just happened?!"
 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 21 inches.  I can already sense some brother rivalry, seeing as they both wanted to be here 6 days early.  If Parley couldn't be heavier than his brother at birth (8lbs. 10 oz. and 20 inches), he'd atleast be an inch taller.
 This baby is just a sweetheart.  We haven't heard him cry more than 10 minutes in the last 3 days combined.  I figured he'd be a much calmer baby by how he behaved in the womb.
 Proud Daddy!  You're my steady!
 Thoroughly enjoying his first visit to the spa.
 We have CHILDREN!
 Lincoln is understanding whats going on a little more every day and I think he'll be just fine.  
He looooves to push Parley in his baby swing.  We'll keep an eye on that one :)
 Jason thinks he looks just like my baby picture!  Could it be!?  
I was sure all our children would be mini-Jasons.  I'd love one of my own!

I feel so blessed and SO HAPPY to mother a newborn again.  I love the opportunity I have to be a mother and I'm so excited to have this new little person join our family!


Seidi said...

You are amazing and sooooooo...beautiful! I loved all the pictures and the story. Little Parley is darling. We need to majorly catch up sometime. So so happy for you and your little family. Beautiful beautiful. Your prego belly was awesome, by the way. A.MAZ.ING! :) Love you!

Sabrina said...

I can't believe you laughed him out. What a story! And, I love the picture of your toes and the incubator. How clever! You have such a great attitude about having a newborn. Maybe you can teach me of your ways when we come to visit. It's not a part of mothering I am extremely fond of.

joylyn said...

Congratulations! That is a wonderful story and you have a beautiful family.

Barbie Mills said...

Congratulations Camille! He is just perfect. I'm so glad the delivery was so easy for you! You look beautiful.

Kelli said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! And you look absolutely fantastic in all of those pictures for just having had a baby! I love the first picture of Lincoln...he looks a little bit unsure about the whole business, haha.

Natalie and Steve said...

What a HILARIOUS story. I love post-epidural pictures and I thoroughly enjoyed that you got to be a spectacle for those nurses. :)

Rachel Lybbert said...

What a great birth story! I am super jealous, I must admit. :) I tried doing a VBAC this time around, but little Katelyn wanted to cause all sorts of drama so I had to have another c-section. Lame. But I do love having a newborn again!

Emily said...

wow that is nuts. almost as good as misty lefrandt telling me her labor was as fun as disneyland (and she was being totally serious). laugh that baby out.

Hey,Hey,Paula said...

Congratulations to you all! <3

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