Webb McBrayer Scoggins was born on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 12:50pm. He was officially due on December 1, but I asked to be induced early.
The birth story: The induction process was pretty smooth except for the 2 times I passed out right before and during the process of getting my I.V. started. Everyone in the room except me (including the 2 nurses, lab tech, and anesthesiologist, and Chuck) were all pretty freaked out about my fainting spells. All this went down right at shift change and the 2 new nurses came in when the anesthesiologist was about to “try” to get my I.V. in for the 3rd time. The no-nonsense nurse came around, found a vein right away, told me “do not move” and then got the needle in with no problems. She was my hero! Dr. Brondz came in about 30 minutes later, said I was dialated to 2 cm and broke my water. The contractions started coming soon after, but were bearable. After a while, they started to get fairly uncomfortable, so I called for the epidural. The nurses checked me a couple more times over the next few hours. Around 12:30, they declared me “complete” and ready to push. They called Dr. Brondz, got the bed ready and I began to push. After 2 pushes, Webb was born!!! We decided since this was the last grandchild on either side, we would let our Moms be in the delivery room if they wanted. They both jumped at the chance and I think were fairly surprised when it was over so quickly!
The stats: Webb weighed a healthy 8 lbs 5oz and was 22 inches long. He has a lot of dark hair and looks a lot like his biggest brother, Trip.
The worst part: Because of the H1N1 flu outbreak, no children under 18 were allowed in the hospital at all… not even siblings. I cried a lot of silent tears that day over Trip & Quinn not being able to come to the hospital to meet their baby brother and to see me. At dinner that night, Trip was crying for me and he cried on the phone with me on Saturday, too. That broke my heart. After I heard that you can be discharged after 24 hours (if both Mom & Baby are doing well), I asked the nurse and the discharge process began. A few hours later, we were driving into the driveway and I was being knocked to the ground (literally) by my sons! They were so excited to meet their baby brother!
Here are some pictures from the first few days:
WELCOME TO OUR FAMILY WEBB!! You are already loved greatly!
(P.S. I had serious intentions to get this post up before Webb was 2 weeks old. In 2 days, he’ll be 8 weeks old… dang it. So sorry baby… I’ll try to better with your other life accomplishments!)