Thursday, October 16, 2008

Maddox Jay Young



Maybe it was the 5 hours I spent cleaning the house that day. Maybe it was the hour I spent walking circles around the cul-de-sac that evening. Maybe it was running the bases during kickball that night. Maybe it was the bike ride to and from the park, or maybe it was the sobbing prayer I said after losing my temper with my kids and telling Heavenly Father I couldn't handle pregnancy anymore....whatever it was, something worked. Monday night I had gone to bed around 10:30. Jason was up still and when he came to bed around midnight it woke me up. He was quietly trying to tip toe in the room and I think I gave him a heart attack when I realized that the sheets were soaked and I screamed in excitment, "my water broke!" I immediately jumped out of bed and ran around like a mad woman trying to get my hospital bag packed, call Chelsea to come watch the kids, call my mom to tell her the good news and of course put my hair extensions in so I wouldn't have crazy hair for the post-delivery pictures :). I felt like it was something right out of the movies. This whole time I had been worried about going in and being sent home because it was false labor so I always thought it would be so perfect to just have my water break and know that it was a for sure thing, so I guess my sobbing prayer really did work! We woke Kylie up to tell her so that she could help Jayden in the morning since we wouldn't be there and of course she was sooo excited. Chelsea was so nice to come stay the night with the kids and as soon as she got here we were off. I had a couple of contractions along the way, but nothing too bad. When we got there I think they doubted I was in labor because I was so giddy, excited and not in any pain. Thank heavens for the get-in-free-cause-my-water-broke card. I was just surprised at how much water I had in there. I thought most of it had gotten out in the sheets but with every contraction it would gush out all over. Sorry, I know that's gross, now just imagine having to sit in it. We got there around 1:00 and I was still at a 4 when they got me all hooked up. They decided to start me on pitocin right away, which I thought was weird because my doctor said they didn't like to do pitocin because I was a VBAC and that's why they wouldn't induce me. Oh well, I was just happy to get things going. I held out on the epidural until I was at about a 6 and I seriously don't know how anyone can go drug free, I was about to die. I almost bit Jason's thumb off while he was giving me the epidural (love you, babe) but everything was good after that. Last time I kept having panic attacks from the epidural because I hated not feeling in control of my legs, but this time was much better because he didn't do as strong of a solution so I could still wiggle my little toes. It also meant that I could feel alot more during the delivery, but I was okay with that. He was face up which was kind of slowing things down a bit, but the doctor was able to reach in there and turn him around (it hurts just thinking what that would have felt like without an epidural!). I wish I would have been better about remembering the times, but it was probably around 7:45 that I started pushing. All those spin classes didn't pay off because I was still so exhausted from the pushing! I could feel so much more pressure this time and I was just begging him to get that kid out. Finally with a little snip-a-roo he was born at 8:06, weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and 21 inches long. It doesn't matter that this was my third time having a baby, it was still the most unbelieveable feeling in the world to see him for the first time. He is so perfect and we are all so in love with this kid. So it was really funny because my friend Kristen was due a week after me and the whole time we were saying how fun it would be if we were in the hospital at the same time. She was scheduled for an induction Monday night, of course I was so excited for her but also kind of sad that I wasn't having my baby too. So one of the first things I thought of when we were headed to the hospital was that we really would be having our babies together! Her little guy was born 2 hours earlier (we both were in labor for 7 hours), they weighed the same and Maddox was only 1/4 inch longer (which I'm crediting towards the big cone head). She was staying right down the hall from me and it was fun wheeling our little babies back and forth to visit eachother. It was also nice having someone to keep me awake during the dreaded discharge class. I also loved having my bishop (we've got the greatest bishop) and friends (I've got the greatest friends) come and visit at the hospital. After having no visitors with Jayden since we were new to the ward, it really meant so much to have so many people excited for this little guy to come. Thanks so much girls for coming to hang out, and sorry you guys got kicked out by the cranky nurse! We came home Wednesday evening and have loved being together with our new little family. Kylie especially can't get enough of him. She was sobbing when she had to leave him at the hospital to go home. She left a little Barbie that she had gotten from her happy meal in his bed so that he would remember her. All the nurses kept thinking he was a girl because of the doll, it was kind of funny. She would be happy to just sit and hold him all day long, it's so sweet. She just wishes that I didn't have to "milk him" all the time. He's even growing on Jayden and it was cute to see him snuggling with him in bed this morning (we let the kids have a sleepover on the floor in our room last night because they were so excited to have him home). The only thing he's not too fond of is his name. I spent most of the pregnancy trying to convince Jason to name him Damon and Jayden picked out his middle name, "Zachary" (that's his absolute most favorite name in the world). Jason wasn't totally sold on Damon and a couple weeks before he was born we finally agreed on Maddox. Jayden was ticked and refused for the longest time to call him by his real name. Even on the way home from the hospital he put in one last plea saying "you and daddy can call him Maddox and me and Kylie will call him Damon Zachary". It was a valiant effort. I've also loved watching Jason totally melt over this little guy, he's already got his daddy wrapped around his little finger. Welcome to the family little Maddox!

29 comments:

Michelle Y. said...

OK, I am so sad that I didn't go to the hospital to visit you. I would have in a heart beat if I would have known that every one was going...I called Chelsea twice...I am just sad I didn't go with everyone because you are one of my closest friends in the ward...I promice to make it up to you on Sunday with a dinner. You have no idea how bad I wanted to stop by today when I drove by your house...I just never know how some one is going to feel after they have a baby. So, I am excited that I got to talk to you today and I will see you on Sunday! Congrats! He is adorable! My boys loved looking at pictures of him too.

Glazier5 said...

Congrats Jamie! What fun pictures and commentary! We are so glad Maddox is here - he is adorable! Is there a little resemblence to Jayden? I too want to do dinner...are you up for phone calls yet? So I guess you are teaching this Sunday right? J/K
:-)

Heidi Ann said...

Jamie he's adorable! He even looks like a Maddox, whatever that looks like, he's darling. I'm so glad everything went well, I can just picture you being all chipper! I'll bet your nurses just loved you! He's handsome and call me BEFORE you're crying and need help!

PamJorg said...

Really love that name...it's so BOY! Congrats and glad everything went well and you're home and happy! What a cutie!

nicole said...

Congratulations! He looks so tiny and cute in his little carseat. Isn't it gross how much water comes out when it breaks? The doctor broke mine and I think I asked the nurse ten times if everything was okay because I swear it kept coming out after half an hour. Anyways, I'm so excited for you and Maddox!

Janessa said...

This is absolutly killing me to not be there with you and give little Maddox tons of hugs and kisses. Tell Kylie it's a good thing I don't live any closer because she'd have some serious competition to get some baby snuggle time in. I can't get over all that dark hair. He is such a beautiful, handsome little guy. how could you all not just be completely in love with him. He leaves you no choice:) I'm so glad he's sleeping so much for you. I'm glad you have such a great husband and so many wonderful friends there to take care of you. I've thought about mailing you a meal or something but I just don't think that would work out so well. Even though I've heard the whole story it was so fun to read through it again. What an exciting story to tell! Good luck I love you all tons. You are such a cute family! Make sure you give little Maddox tons of hugs and kisses for me so he can feel the love from his aunt Nessa. BTW, you look absolutely amazing in all these pictures. The hair came together nicely and everything. You are one hot mama!

Janessa said...

One more thing, I LOVE that adorable little blanket he's wrapped in in that first picture. Where ever did you get it? You did a great job with it!

Chelsea said...

Oh hooray, something DID work. and maybe he is just a punctual little guy. loved hearing the story again and I didn't know you were sobbing that night! sad! well he is here and he is perfect. I am really bringing dinner so I can see him again ;) and I think its official I am finally baby hungry! see ya tomorrow.

Ann said...

I love babies!! He's a doll, CONGRATS!!

Suni said...

He is perfect!! There is nothing better than a brand new baby!! Glad you and baby Maddox are good!

Kristina said...

I am so happy it is over for you! Maddox is so cute and tiny!! There is nothing like a brand new baby. Congratulations! :)

Andrea said...

Congrats - he is a beautiful baby! I love all the pictures.

Andrea said...

Congrats - he is a beautiful baby! I love all the pictures.

Kandice said...

I love the play by play of the delivery, I felt like I was there. :) I don't know how most women do it naturally - I mean without Csection. It would drive me crazy not knowing when it was going to happen. I loved scheduling my Csec and knowing ahead of time. He is so beautiful and that last shot of Jason is perfect. I love seeing our men become dads.

Jodee said...

I loved seeing more pictures of him, he is too cute. Finally, a baby with dark hair, you did it! And I love the final decision on the middle name, it's perfect! I am glad everyone there is taking good care of you! Especially Kylie, what a great big sister! I have to admit, I got a little baby hungry seeing that cute little face... and then I remembered about "milking him", hmmm, maybe not!
I can't wait to meet little Maddox! Love you!

Pays said...

Congratulations again!!! He is so beautiful!! I love all of the pictures. Everyone looks so great. I did have to laugh with your natural comment...I had to go natural with Kailey because she came so fast. I thought I was going to die...that was an adventure! Anyway, I hope everything continues to go well for you. You look fabulous!!

Diana said...

He is PRECIOUS! Thanks for all the details--I love birth stories. I'm glad yours was uneventful and everyone is home and healthy.

Nichols Family said...

Congratulations again! Hope you're getting some rest/sleep and all that. He's sooooo darling. Good work guys.

Jessica said...

did put on the pressure for that middle name? he sososoososso adorable!

Jessica said...

oopss..meant to put did jay put the pressure

Janessa said...

I don't know how many times I've come back to look at your blog to see the pictures of that cute little baby. I just can't get enough of him! This is making me so baby hungry! I'm sure I'll never get one with a head full of dark hair though. He is just too cute! Make sure you're giving him his daily Nessa loves:)

P.S. Are you going to put any pics of Maddox on the Jolley blog? I guess everyone got the pictures you emailed out...but still.

Heather said...

Congratulations to your darling little family! He's adorable. It makes me want another one.

Michelle Y. said...

I LOVE the middle name, it seems so obvious that it is the best middle name for your little guy since your husband is Jason, you son is Jayden, you are Jamie and all of your sisters have J names...perfectly brilliant! See you tomorrow around 6-ish.

Brenda said...

James!!!!! You had the baby! After 4 months of never going on the blog that you set up for me, I decided today was the day. First I was excited to actually remember how to log in, and then I was REALLY excited to link to your page and hear your good news about Maddox. Congratulations to you too Jason! Another adorable baby to add to our ever growing clan... I guess that officially makes me a Great Aunt, ha. Jamie, you rocked the "after birth photos" with your hair extensions, good girl :) Love you, Brenda

Cammi said...

Jamie, Congratulations again! He's such a gorgeous baby. You must all be so relieved and happy that he is finally here. Enjoy him :-)

Shanen said...

He is beautiful. I love his name. Congratulations you you and your family. Those hair extensions must work, because you don't even look like you just delivered a baby in those hospital pictures.

Rohm Family said...

jamie congrats again on little Maddox- he is adorable- did your other kids have dark hair- or is he the first? I love how you got uo in the middle odf the night to put hair extensions in- that is so funny ;)

Julie and Matt said...

We had so much fun visiting you. I didn't want to put Maddox down! I'll get my baby fix taken care of by holding him!

WishTrish said...

Congratulations! I am so glad that baby Maddox Jay has finally come! And I am glad that things are going easier for you this time. It is true what they say about #3! :)