Our sweet baby King came into the world on December 16th 2014. My doctor scheduled me for an induction at 39 weeks because of how far I was progressed, she said it was better to have him at a hospital and know it was going to happen then to have something happen somewhere else. Zach and I woke up at 6:30 that morning to head into the hospital. We had everything packed and ready to go the night before, but were anxious about meeting our little guy. We both were ready 20 minutes before we had to leave because we were so antsy to leave.
We arrived at the hospital at 8:00am and were checked in. The nurse checked me and I was dilated to a 4+. The monitors were placed on me, pitocin was started, and the antibiotics were started because I was Strep-B positive. My doctor wanted the antibiotics in me for 4 hours before she broke my water just to be safe. After the antibiotics were started, we hung out, watched TV, and Zach texted family and friends to update them on what was happening.
At 11:15 I received an epidural. I was terrified of this. This was the only part I was afraid of. When I was in nursing school I watched a bunch of epidurals and let’s just say they scared the pants off of me. I told Zach that as soon as that was over that I would be good the rest of the day and not afraid. Oh my goodness! It wasn’t even that bad! I would totally do it all over again. The only part that hurt was the numbing shot. I had to have 2 epidurals because the doctor hit a vein with the first one. It wasn’t even bad to get 2 of them!
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Around 12:00 pm, I started to get really sick… I Zach I needed something to throw up in STAT. I thought I was just sick because I hadn’t eaten all night and my blood sugar was low. I was so so sick. I was sweating, shaking, and throwing up. (I know too much information…) My doctor was called around 1:00-1:30pm because I was so sick, and she said she was coming in to break my water. My doctor arrived at 2:00pm and broke my water. My doctor found that there was meconium in my water (the baby had pooped inside). She said that I probably wouldn’t be able to do skin to skin right away because respiratory therapy would have to check him out. At this point I was so beyond grateful that she had scheduled me for an induction. Things could have been really bad if King had to stay inside for 7 more days with meconium in my fluid. My doctor had the nurse take my blood sugar, which was really low, but my doctor stated that she didn’t want to give me glucose because it isn’t good for the baby that close to delivery. Let’s just say I kept throwing up until the next morning… Yes all through giving birth!
At 3:20 I was already dilated to a 7! I called my sweet aunt who drove up from Idaho to take pictures of everything for us. She headed up to the hospital to be there in case things went quick! Around 3:50-4:00 I felt the need to push, I kept waiting for the nurse to come in and check me and finally at 4:30 I called for her and told her I had a lot of pressure and felt like I needed to push. (Mind you I am still covering my body in ice, sweating, chills, and throwing up through all of this ha). She came in and said I was a 10 and she was going to call the doctor!
At 5:22 PM our sweet King Matt Krum was born. I didn’t get to hold him skin to skin right away because of the meconium in the fluid.
My sweet boy weighed 7 lb 6 oz and was 21 inches long. Respiratory therapy cleaned out his lungs and said that there was only a small amount of meconium in them and that he should be good. I was so grateful to hear that. Zach followed King over to be weighed, measured, and cleaned up.
The moment I met my sweet boy was a moment that I will remember for the rest of my life. A moment to meet the little boy that I love with all my heart, a boy who I will love for the rest of my life. I couldn’t believe that this sweet boy was mine, all mine. That I got to take this sweet boy home with me to snuggle and love forever. Zach was so sweet to let me take my time holding him and to soak in the moment before he got to hold him. He sat and rubbed my head and just looked at both of us with his eyes filled with love. Looking into his eyes while holding our sweet little boy was a moment that will be in my heart forever.
One moment that I really wanted captured on camera was the moment that Matt met King. A moment where 2 people that are so close to heaven got to meet again. Matt absolutely loved meeting King and kept telling King how much he loved him. It was the sweetest moment. I am so grateful to my aunt for being able to capture it so I can keep this memory for the rest of my life.
We absolutely love King and I know everyone says this but we can’t imagine our lives without him. He brings so much happiness into our lives even though he only sleeps, eats, and poops! He is the most content baby and only fusses when he is hungry or really tired and only cries when he gets his diaper changed or is cold and naked. Zach is the best daddy in the whole world. He gets up all night with me feeding King and changing his diaper while I pump. He absolutely adores King and is always chatting with him and taking pictures of him. He is such a proud dad and I never knew it would be so amazing to watch my husband become a dad and love this little guy unconditionally.
Doesn’t everyone need a family selfie picture? My aunt captured Zach taking this picture of us right after King was born before all of our family came in. It is one of my favorite pictures that she took. It captures the moment perfectly.We love our little King so much and I can’t wait to share him more with you on here. He is such a little joy and I know you will fall in love with him like we have! Thank you for following this journey with us and all your congratulations and well wishes! I wish I could write you all back, but I do read each and every one of them and take them to heart! I am so grateful for each one of you! Thank you from our little family! XO