Carson Anthony

On Monday, March 3rd 2014 - I wake up at 6:00am and get ready for our induction with Carson. I packed everything up and off we were to be induced. We arrived at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center at 7:30am (I was being induced at 8am). I signed everything and then, there I sat in my hospital bed extremely nervous and just constantly praying. Jordan and his mom were pacing the floors as they put in my IV full of Pitocin. Time flew by quickly and I was 3-4cm by 10am. Jordan and his mom were taking turns going on potty breaks since I was so close. The nurse came in and I got my epidural at 11:30am since I was finally 4.5cm. After that, contractions hit hard and time really flew! I was 6cm by noon and at 1:30pm the nurse came in and I was already ready to push. She had me push to get the baby “ready” before the doctor came in. All it took was five good pushes and the nurse almost delivered our sweet baby, then she had me STOP. I was already mad since the doctor was late.. It hurt so bad to hold him in!! Probably the worst feeling during the whole induction. Finally, Dr. Broady rushed in and geared up! About time, dude. Carson Anthony came rushing into the world at 2:36pm. Our bundle of joy weighed 7lbs 2oz and was 20 inches long. He was the most handsome little boy I’d ever laid eyes on. His full head of dark hair and big blue eyes were absolute perfection. We were so in love!! 

Luckily, I didn’t have any stitches, but I was extremely swollen and started hemorrhaging shortly after he was born. I couldn’t move or sit up for 4 whole hours. I was catheterized the first 5 times that I had to use to the rest room and was still extremely numb by 9pm. At around 11pm, the nurses made me take some medication for the pain so I could rest. Little did they know, I held our baby almost all night until the nursery nurse came in around 3-4am for his newborn screenings and hearing test. So then I finally slept until about 7am when they returned him. That morning, we began accepting visitors and Big Sister Addie got to meet her little brother for the first time. It was absolutely precious! My little baby was a BIG sister now! And I was a basket case of emotions, but at the same time I was the happiest I’d ever been. Jordan and I both were in awe. 

Later that day, March 4th, we got to go home. It felt so surreal bringing our newborn home. Jordan drove extremely slow all the way and yelled at every car that tried to pass us. Haha! When we got home, I finally had time to rest. We were now a family of four. Again, it felt like a dream. The first few weeks of having Carson home was a little hectic, but lovely. Jordan went back to work and I ended up quitting my job to be a stay at home mom. I couldn’t have been happier with my choice. Life was surely falling into place at that very moment. 


Carson was a fully breastfed baby, ended up making it 13 months total with a combo of BF + pumping. He was a great baby, slept through the night and was always happy. Addison adapted rather quickly, although jealousy hit a tad around week 5, but she done a lot better than I ever imagined. Now, almost f i v e years later, they are inseparable. They are like two peas in a pod. And I love it. Their relationship, brother-sister bond is everything.

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