Tommy is here!!!

Payton Tommy Sutherland

December 13, 2009

8 pounds 3 oz

21.5 inches long

22 1/2 hour labor of love!

Above is the 1st sight I had of Tommy. They didn't give him to me until 10 minutes after he was born, but he was sure cute with eyes wide open! Below is when he's almost a day old right before we left the hospital. He loves sucking on his lower lip or fist.
I never did get a picture of just the two of us in the hospital! So this is our 1st one together. He's a day old. Notice how huge his hands are. I can't get over how long his fingers & toes are!! The first thing his baby doctor commented on was the "skis" he had on as feet! Hopefully that means he'll be a tall basketball player :)

Here is a picture I took of him tonight. This is how he looks most of the time. He is always so peaceful & sleeping. So far he's a great baby :)

My Dad & Lana were his first visitors. They were life savers & brought Vic & I dinner too. I was starving after not eating & being away for so long!

I was so glad that Katie was able to come with them too :) (my little sis)

Up next was Vic's parents. We didn't get a picture in the hospital, but they brought us dinner the next day at our house. We were supposed to stay another night in the hospital, but I insisted they let us go. I hate hospitals & couldn't wait to get home!!!

Vic's brother Roger & Jessica in the hospital. It was fun to see Roger so excited to meet little Tommy. He seemed just as excited as Vic did!

Then he brought his little girls by today to come say hi.
And now for my storyy....

After nine months of being pregnant I woke up on Saturday morning with what looked like my first little red stretch mark. That's when I decided I better have this baby today. I walked on my elliptical for an hour. Then when Victor got home I went and shoveled the whole neighborhoods sidewalks for two and half hours, then came home and took a bath and an hour later went into labor!

5pm Saturday night I started having contractions
9pm They started getting strong enough to have to breath through them
11pm I started crying through them
1am I thought I was going to die & needed an epidural ASAP
3am They finally got around to checking me to see what I was dilated to. I'd gone from nothing a few days earlier to a 4. I was pretty upset that the dang nurse took her sweet time while I was ready to pass out.
4am The anesthesiologist finally got there & relief came at 4:30
6:30am I'd been in labor for 13 1/2 hours so they broke my water to get me going faster
8:30am I dilated to an 8
10:30am I dilated to a 9 & the doctor told me I'd be ready to push in 30 minutes to an hour.
12:30pm I got the shakes & started vomiting tons & tons of water. The doctor really didn't care that I wanted to get the show on the road :(
2:30pm The doctor finally decided that I'd waited long enough at a 9 and my epidural was wearing off & I was dying so he gave me one drop of pitocin. (He wouldn't give any more because I only have 1 kidney)
3:30pm: I finally felt like I had to push & popped him out in 4 little pushes in 4 minutes!!!

So yes, we made it through safely, but boy was it WAY too long & THANK HEAVEN for EPIDURALS!!! The only bad part is that I pushed him out a little too fast & have a million stitches. I can't get up or down without help, but Vic of course is an amazing help. He has to leave tomorrow to take a final in Pocatello & my sweet Sis is driving over to take care of me while he's gone. Thank goodness!!!!


Brian/Heather Norton said...

SERIOUSLY, thank heaven for epidurals! Congrats!!!! Tommy is adorable. He looks just like you, Nancy. Enjoy him--before you know it you'll be planning his 1st b-day. You'll soon see how fast time really does fly.

Workmans said...

I'm so glad your little Tommy made it. Alyvia had a dentist appt. on Monday and there was a new face there so I got excited knowing you probably had that baby! Congratulations! He's so super cute and I love the hair and santa hat. Enjoy this time with him! Yes it is 2 am. Being pregnant does weird things to you (as you know all too well).

Kimberly said...

Congrats! You are both beautiful.

Burdick Family said...

Oh yay! I have been checking your blog like crazy. He is seriously so adorable. What a little sweetie. I have to admit, I got tears in my eyes when I saw that first picture of him with the santa hat. I love him already! And you look fabulous just a day after having a baby! Congratulations! I can't wait to see him in person!

Holly said...

Congratulations Nanc! He is SO stinkin' cute! I'm so happy for you! Have a Merry Christmas, what could be better than having a new baby around for the holidays!!

Mandy said...

Tommy is SO adorable!! YAY, so glad he's here. He looks like you. I wish I could hold him. He looks like such a peaceful baby. You look fabulous Nancy. Seriously you are such a beautiful Momma. Congrats sweetie and much love.

Kate & Jeremy said...

yah yah yah!! congrats! he is perfect!! and just like everyone has been saying.. he really does look just like you! and you look so great too! sorry labor was so long for you.. but glad its over and you finally have your little friend here. so fun to be a little family for christmas ;) can't wait to meet him! hope you recover fast! so so happy for you and vic!

KJ Ramsey said...

congrats :) you all look amazing in the pictures!!

Hanna in the House... said...

Oh Nanc, I am so excited for you! You look amazing, and your little man looks just like you! Get plenty of rest, and enjoy him to the fullest. It flies by!

Peterson Family said...

How exciting! You'll have to read your mom's blog to see CHloe's was pretty funny. I can't wait to see him at Christmas. I am glad all went well...just remember the first labor is usually the worst! :)

Tyson and Alli said...

Congratulations! We're excited for you guys! He's quite the cute little guy. The pictures all look great! So many happy faces. :)

The Beebes said...

I was just wondering today if your baby had come yet! Congratulations. Glad everyone is safe and healthy! I agree, he looks like you!

Will and Heidi said...

I seriously have been thinking about you every day for about a week now, it's just always at such in-oportune times that I am unable to actually call or email, though. I'm so excited for you and Victor! Yea! Hooray for Tommy! I'm so glad you are all safe and healthy.

Angie said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you guys! He's A-dorable! And look at you...such a good blogger! So glad everything went well- Can't wait to see more pics!

sariah said...

I'm so happy for you that he's finally here! He looks like such as cute little man! I laughed when I read you shoveled the neighborhood sidewalks. I completely understand the feeling! :-)

Jenn said...

Congratulations, he looks so much like you! thanks for filling us in! So fun, enjoy every minute of it! It goes by way to fast!! good luck w/the stiches I had a cl 3 ep. and it sucked. take lots of sitz baths!! good luck!!

Karissa said...

Yes, thank goodness for epidurals! He is so cute!!! Getting any sleep? Insomnia is becoming the norm for me now ;) **P.S. I love the little Santa hat!