Thursday, April 29, 2010

Introducing...

Bartlett Christopher Olson
(Bart)

6 lbs 3 oz 19 ¾ inches

Born at 11:39 pm (same time as Asher)
4/27/10




During my routine checkup on Tuesday, my dr checked me and said I was at a 4+. After hearing my labor histories and how I was a little anxious about this one, and then on top of that, I needed to be there in plenty of time to get a round of the group B antibiotics, she told me she wanted me to go home and get my stuff and head to the hospital. This was actually a blessing to me, as I really have been worried about how I would know I was in labor, and making it to the hospital on time, so it was really nice to have my dr just tell me that I needed to go.

So this labor was VERY different from the other two. First of all, I learned that I can have consistent contractions that are 2-3 minutes apart for hours. Not painful, just pressure, and if my dr hadn’t told me to go, I probably never would have noticed them being so regular. We checked in around 4:45 pm, it took a long time to get checked in and to get things going with the antibiotics and such. I think they moved me to my room around 8:00pm and just kept monitoring me… contractions still the same. Nate was getting a little bored, not being used to things going so slowly. I thought it was kinda nice though. I was really able to relax and get used to the idea that we were gonna have another kid soon, and I even finished reading my book.

When they came in at around 9:40pm, I was still at a 4+, which was kind of annoying, but then they broke my water. After about and hour and 20 minutes or so, the contractions were getting really bad and I had to actually work through them, which I was not used to. I told them I was starting to feel a lot more pressure and they checked and I was at a 7. I was not very happy about that, thinking that I was further along. About a half hour later, I told Nate that maybe I wanted to get an epidural, as the contractions were getting pretty unbearable, but they weren’t on top of each other or anything, so I thought maybe I still had a while. I decided I’d wait a bit more, and then sure enough, a few minutes later, it was time to push. Oh that dreaded feeling. I hate it. I was dreading it the whole time. Then of course they tell you not to push, and all I can do is push and tell them to hurry. I didn’t push for long, although in the moment, it felt like it was taking forever. I think I pushed for 10 minutes or maybe less, and then it was FINALLY over. I know it really isn’t that long, but it hurt. This whole labor was so much more painful than Sayer’s. I couldn’t help but just rejoice and tell everyone how glad I was that it was over. So yeah, instead of being the quickest and easiest like you would expect, my third labor was the longest and hardest one of all. I guess I got to experience what a normal labor is like this time around. But to be honest, it was a blessing. Nate had just finished with his last class, which was the last thing we were waiting on before we wanted him to come, and it is 2 weeks before we are moving, which is the amount of time I wanted to have him big enough to fly and to get the house all packed up, etc, and I didn't have to worry about having the baby in a cab. All good things.

Anyway, we are home now and everyone is doing well. Asher and Sayer couldn't be more thrilled to have a new baby brother. All they want to do is hold him and kiss him and touch him. Bart is such a sweet little thing so far. He is a great nurser which has been a wonderful change from the other 2, I just hope he keeps it up.

I also just have to brag about my wonderful friends and neighbors, who completely took over things with the boys from the second they found out I was on my way to the hospital. I knew they were in good hands and were having fun, so it was nice to not have to worry too much about them. I came home to them cleaning my apt and dinners taken care of through the weekend. I am so blessed to have such amazing friends!!

The view from my room. Looking south from 59th street, on west side

These beautiful flowers were brought by my dear friends and neighbors

First cab ride
Boys meeting baby Barty for the first time


33 comments:

mj said...

yay!! congratulations!! and i love that he had his first "cab" ride rather than car ride. definitely something to remember. :) so happy for you.

Schmath said...

Congrats! He's super cute, and I can't believe you didn't get an epidural! You must be tough.

Heidi said...

Yay!! Congratulations Morgan. That is so wonderful that all went well, good labor, happy brothers and great timing! Bart is so handsome! Well done, girl! We're so excited for your growing family.

Josh and Michelle said...

So exciting! Hes adorable. I love hearing the birth stories. YOu are so incredible having a baby and moving 2 weeks later. I am excited that you are moving for the summer, I am hoping we can get down there sometime. Congrats you guys on another sweet boy!

Chrissie said...

Congratulations! Yeah, my second was harder than my first, too! I wonder what the third has in store...

Little Bart is so cute!

Trent & Emily Davies said...

Congrats on the new addition!! He is beautiful! Hope you have a speedy recovery and the boys continue to adjust well to having a new little brother around!

Amanda said...

The joys and wonders of an unmedicated birth ... hope it wasn't too icky. I was just thinking about you earlier today and wondering if your new addition had come. Congrats!

DaNae said...

He is darling and I love love love his name! Congrats you guys! You are superwoman.

Mark and Andrea said...

Congrats Morgan and Nate! Bart is adorable!!! I'm glad things went so well. 3 boys....how fun!

Natalie said...

Congratulations you guys!! I am so happy for you guys!!! :)

Natalie said...

P.S. Where are you guys moving to?

whitney said...

yay! he's so precious! i totally love asher and sayer's faces in those last few pictures. they are so blissfully in love with their new baby brother... so cute!!

Orange Peanut said...

Congrats to you and Nate! He is precious! I hope you have a speedy recovery and that your transition goes smoothly! You are amazing!

Lark said...

Congrats Morgan! He is adorable.
And don't you feel so empowered when you have a natural delivery? You are a super-mom!
hope he's a great baby for you in the next few weeks!

Lisa Busath said...

He is PRECIOUS! I wish I could be there! Asher and Sayer are so cute and obviously adore their new baby brother. What did Asher want to call him? Mack? That kid is too funny. My greatest wish for you at this point is that he is as good of a baby as my third child --You!

Jackie said...

Hooray! He is so, so handsome. We're way happy for you all.

Michael and Natalie said...

Congrats! Can't wait to meet the little guy :)

Elisabeth (and Tyler) said...

HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's perfect. No wonder you were so little.. He's tiny! Can't wait to meet him :) Hooray for Bart!

Bry Errin and Cannon said...

Yeah!!! Congrats Morgan! I am so happy everything worked out perfectly for you. He is adorable and oh so tiny! I want to see this cute little guy. Let me know if you need anything :) Hope all is wonderful!

James, Cameo, Jacob, and Eli said...

Hey Congratulations!! I didn't realize you were that far along - it seems like I just found out you were pregnant! I'm glad it's all over for you and you made it through!! He looks like a precious little guy!! Good luck with all your moving and other crazy stuff going on!!

Jessica said...

So exciting. Congrats on adding another handsome boy to the family.

Leesa said...

CONGRATS dear! he is so cute! he totally reminds me of asher when he was born! i hope all goes smooth with 3 :) i wish i was closer to come help you! im so happy for you guys!!

Cressida said...

I love your mom's comment :)

Congratulations Morgs!! You are such a strong woman, an inspiration to so many :) Have fun with the next couple of weeks. You are surrounded by so much LOVE.

Alys said...

Congratulations! I am sure you are glad to be home and out of the hospital. It is so sweet to see the big brothers loving their baby.

Tara said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to meet him!

Laura said...

Congrats Morgan! Let me know how it is with 3 I can't believe I have 2, your an awesome little mama! Hope your recovering well:)

Zui said...

Yay for you! Congrats on your newest little addition :)

Lisa said...

Congrats Morgan! So many little boys in your family. It must be so fun to get them all together. Hope you feel back to normal soon!

Kanz said...

Congrats! He is such a cutie and I love to see siblings with the baby for the first time. Priceless.

Jill said...

that really melts me to see Asher & Sayer meeting him. so sweet. CONGRATS you guys. he is so perfect.

Michal Thompson said...

Oh yes, unmedicated births are hard! I am glad it went well though. So is Nate done with School already? So where are you moving to? I don't know all these things. I need an update when you have time. He is so cute. My favorite is watching the other kids with their new sibling!

Liz Green said...

Bart must have been listening to all those conversations about how anxious you were to have him early. Congrats! He's adorable and so blessed to be born to such a wonderful family.

Lauren said...

oh he is so precious! What a beautiful little boy - and I LOVE the name. So fun having loving brothers to welcome him home.