Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Nolan was born on Monday, October 1 at 5:22 pm.  His delivery was a planned induction.  Everything went very well and although I was initially very nervous about the whole process... I now realize that everything worked out exactly how God planned it and I would not have wanted anything different.  

I went into the hospital at 5:30 AM that morning, got checked in and then began the process of getting hooked up to all of the monitors and fluids.  Honestly, for me, this was the worst part - I was so nervous  (and I am a wimp when it comes to needles, etc) that the IV was probably the worst part.  (Weird, I know!)

Before being hooked up to start the labor process

Our last picture as a family of two!
Once I was hooked up to the monitors, we realized that I was already in the early stages of labor.  This made me feel a lot better knowing that although we were inducing, Nolan probably would have come within a couple of days or so.  Planning the induction was wonderful since we were able to prepare and make sure that my Mom made it in time to be there.

Around 9:00 AM I got the epidural.  At first my contractions were not too bad and I even had the crazy thought that maybe I should wait/not get one at all.  What if they are never really that bad?  The nurse encouraged me to go ahead and request it if I wanted it at all.  By the time the anesthesiologist was able to administer it - I was definitely ready!!  I was so ready... that I was not even nervous about the needle in my back.

Throughout the day, my doctor came and checked on me and I progressed slowly but surely.  They had to up the dose of pitocin a couple of times.  Around 4:30 PM when the nurse checked me for the last time... she said that I was finally ready to start pushing.

Pushing was a process that went very differently than I thought it would.  I am used to the movies/TV shows where the doctor and a ton of nurses run in and it is very dramatic and the baby is out in 10 minutes.  Maybe this is how it is for some people?  Once I started pushing, it was just me, Josh and my nurse in the room.  She waited about 20 minutes and then called my doctor in.  Overall it took a lot longer than I thought - but was not bad.

By 5:22 PM, Nolan was born!  It was truly an amazing experience.  There were so many emotions that Josh and I felt - but mostly, we were so relieved and excited that our son was finally here - safe and sound.

When we first met Nolan

Josh cutting the umbilical cord

Our first family photo

8lb 5oz, 20.5" - Our big boy!

Truly a miracle
I am so thankful for our baby boy - Nolan James Hewiett.  It has been two weeks and two days since he arrived and we love him more and more each day.  He is a healthy and happy baby and we could not be more thankful.  We love you, Nolan and can't wait to watch you grow each day.


Rachel said...

Soooo excited that Nolan is here! Congrats again!

Josh and Rebecca Hewiett said...

Thanks Rachel! We are excited too :).