Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baby Grant

Grant Thomas Brashear arrived at 8:32 am October 6th weighing 8 lbs 9 oz and 21 inches long. At 2 in the morning I was awoken by some labor pains that wore off but then began again at about 3:30 and continued until 4:30. I wasn't too sure if I should go in since the contractions were only lasting about 20 seconds but were about 2-3 minutes a part. By 5 am I couldn't take the pain any more so we headed down to Grossmont Hospital. Upon admission they said I was 4 cm and my bag of water was bulging but hadn't ruptured. After an hour and a half which felt like eternity I finally got an epidural. Upon shift change, about 7:30 a.m. I told the new nurse that I was feeling a lot of pressure & when she checked me she couldn't believe that I was already fully dilated and ready to push. I swear I was probably at a ten for awhile since I had been feeling the pressure for quit some time. Just like my delivery with Noah we had to wait for the doctor to arrive and once she did she broke my water & after about ten minutes of pushing Grant arrived! Noah arrived after 2 pushes but I wasn't so lucky with Grant. I am pretty sure my epidural had started to ware off towards the end because the pain was so bad, I could feel his shoulders coming out & the doctor having to twist him around when he was coming out. I remember the doctor asking the nurse to keep pressing the button to get more medication, the epidural luckily kicked in a little better when she was stitching me up. All in all I can't complain, everything went perfect & we now have a healthy beautiful baby boy!!!
Before Grant's first bath he decided he would relieve himself!!!
Noah wasn't too sure what too think about his little brother but once Grant gave him his present, Noah thought he was the Best Brother ever!!!

3 comments:

Jon and Cheryl said...

Congratulations! I really like the name too! Enjoy your sweet baby :) --cheryl

hEiDi said...

Oh such a cutie!!! Hilarious about the peeing action! Just from seeing him here I think he does have your side of the family a little, he almost looks like Charlie a little like his eyes or nose or something. He is darn cute girl! Cant wait to see him this week!

erin marin said...

aahhh! i didn't even know my picture was taken! that was when we had our little talk and i explained to him we WILL be friends!!;)