Saturday, April 14, 2012

Westin decided to come early!!

As you know, our c-section had been scheduled for April 18, 2012. That was 39 weeks and 2 days. On Tuesday April 3, 2012 at 1:15am my water broke. I was completely shocked and could not believe it was happening. That is all I could say, between crying uncontrollably. We were not prepared for him to come early, my family was not in town and all of our plans immediately were thrown out the window and before I knew it we were dropping the boys off with J's sister (Aunt Kimberly and Uncle Josh) and on our way to the hospital. 

Once we checked in the hospital around 2:30am my contractions had started and were coming every 4 minutes. I was only dialated 1 centimeter and we felt confident we could hold off on the c-section til 7am so we all could get some rest. 

Rest never came because my contractions did not stop but 7am came very fast. Before we knew it my doctor was there, reassuring me it was happening today and everything would be just fine. Since I was 37 weeks that day I was terrified something would be wrong with him. Both Will and Luke had to be evicted from my womb so I just knew Westin would be the same, that obviously was not the case.  

At 7:27am we were in the operating room starting the surgery. Here I am just chilling while Dr. Neblett does all of the work.

7:52am James "Westin" Clements was born, weighing 5 lbs 11oz. He was SO tiny but oh so healthy.  Of course just like my other boys, the first look at him and the first sound of his cry... my heart felt nothing but an overflow of pure joy. He has brought so much joy and happiness to our family. All we can do is thank the Lord for another blessing to our family.

Just like his brothers, he had to wear the Go Rebs hat... :)

Our little angel boy headed home just two days after he was born.

I cannot describe to you the feeling we have for this child. He has blessed our family and completed it as well. They had to do more work on me this time due to some female issues I've always had so it was the best option for our family to have my tubes tied, we knew it would be hard on my body to have another child. The doctor was only prepared to tie them but once he got in there he decided to go ahead and take them out. We are ok with this decision and now I feel like it was my body that could not handle being pregnant longer. I'm so thankful it waited til we were 37 weeks and Westin was healthy.

He is the sweetest child ever. He is very laid back and sleeps most of the night, only getting up 1 time at 4am each morning to eat then heads back to sleep for a little while longer. He is having some issues nursing but I do think that is almost over because the past few days he has been nursing like a champ.

My recovery has been difficult this time around. I am finally feeling so much better and much like a human again. My only concern is Westin's weight gain and I pray this Friday when we go back to the pediatrician he has continued to gain more weight. I have never held a baby this small so it is scary to me. As his Mommy it will make me feel so much better to see him get a little bit bigger, I know with time that will happen. 

Thank you for everyone that has emailed or checked in on us. We are so in love with this child and our family means so much more to us now. We feel nothing but blessed and I am still in shock that the Lord would bless our family this much. Again thank you so much and I will try to update you all soon so you can watch this peanut grow with us!!



Karen Mortensen said...

I am so happy for you and your family. Congratulations.

There's No Place Like Memphis Mama said...

So happy for y'all!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...


congrats he's beautiful

funny i am praying for a 37-38 week baby haha

going through the summer and having reid almost 10 lbs...i'd welcome some relief! lucky you!

he's beautiful

and i've never yet had a labor work to our advantage...haha isn't it always the case