Friday, December 23, 2011

How do I begin this post?

It's been the most exhausting, exhilarating, exciting, and frightening week of my life. Since I'm exhausted and my mind isn't the most clear, I'm going to list a bunch of things that I need to document later on.
  • News that I was getting induced (Monday night)
  • Admitted to the hospital Monday night at 5:15 p.m.
  • I.V., Cervidil insertion, waiting all night long
  • Taking the Cervadil out, administering the Pitossin
  • 2 1/2 hours of increasing the dosage, 1/2 an hour of insane contractions
  • Getting the epidural...thank the heavens.
  • News that I was "complete" by another nurse
  • News that I wasn't complete, but still at a 9
  • Noah at a weird position--forceps or wait it out? Definitely forceps.
  • Delivering a 9 pound 5 ounce beautiful baby little Boomer.
  • Nurses: Andrea, Suzie, Andrea, Vickie, Tami, Zandy, Jill.
    • Shae, Karen, Vanessa (NICU)
  • Spending 2 days in heaven with our Noah bear
  • Finding eating and digestive problems
  • Getting the x-ray
  • Getting transported in an ambulance to Utah Valley RMC NICU
  • Seeing Noah get pricked, pried, and prodded in places and ways that a mother would NEVER want to see
  • Getting a rectal biopsy and pooping all over the doctor and peeing on the nurse (good boy!)
  • Could be Hirschsprung's Disease?  May have to get transported (again) to Primary Children's
  • Pumping constantly so there's a nice supply of milk for when Noah's better
  • Staying healthy myself 
  • All the love and support from friends and family during this hard time
  • Finding out what pure love is through being a parent
He is absolutely perfect in every way. The only thing keeping him from being home with us is this terrible constipation. Thank goodness for modern medicine and caring doctors. We feel so loved and supported at this time, but I'm not going to lie---I can only take so much before I crumble every day. We're just taking it one day at a time and know that he'll be super healthy soon. We just need to get this problem fixed and figured out and he can continue to live a normal life. We're so grateful that this isn't something that will be hindering to him in any way down the road once we get it fixed. He has the most amazing spirit. We're amazed daily at how determined and calm he is about everything happening to him. He is so strong! Much stronger than I am!

One day at a time....


  1. Amy, I am in awe of what a strong, amazing, and mature mother you have become in just these short few days. I wish so badly this wasn't happening, but I have so much faith in such a bright, positive outcome, I feel so much hope and peace. Again, you're in our thoughts and prayers constantly. Love you so much, Amy! Please give yourself, Mark, and baby Noah big hugs from all three of us. Xo

  2. My prayers are there with you, Mark, Noah and your entire family. Sending lots of love and hugs.

  3. Hang in there! It is so hard to be recovering physically and have all the hormones and emotions of new motherhood and have medical issues to deal with. You will make it through this.

  4. We are praying for you guys Amy!!

  5. congratulations! You guys can do this! Our thoughts & prayers are with you.