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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

~Introducing~



Grady Ryan Duncan

August 12,2011

5 lbs. 11 oz.

18 inches long

7:15 pm


He is here!! I can't believe my little man came 1 1/2 weeks early. It was definitely a surprise and very unexpected, but we are so glad he made it. For those of you who don't want to hear the story browse down to see the pictures. All others here is his story.

On Friday I went to the Doctor for my usual 38 week check up. when I got there the doctor measured me and was a little concerned because I had stopped growing. Then he listened to the heartbeat and got really concerned because it was really low. So he sent me to get a non-stress test done. While I was hooked up to the machine I had a couple of contractions and during those contractions the baby's heartbeat dropped dramatically. Dr. Parker got really worried so he sent me over to the hospital to get more extensive tests done. During all this I had contacted Clint to let him know what was going on and also let my babysitter know it was going to be a little bit longer. Clint met me at the office and took me over to the hospital.

After getting admitted and hooked up there they noticed the same thing my doctor did. That everytime I had a contraction his heart rate dropped. So they told me that they were going to keep me and induce me. I was super shocked because Clint was working and was supposed to be on-call ALL weekend, and the kids were with my sweet neighbor with only ONE diaper and no food, and my mom wasn't coming for another week. So I let Clint know (he had been seeing patients at the hospital and had been checking on me in between each one). Then I let my babysitter know and called my mom in a panic.

Everything happened really quick after that. They wheeled me into the room and started the pitocin. They were watching his heart rate like hawks and it kept dropping. So they stopped the pitocin for an hour and then started it again. After 5 mins back on the pit the baby's hearbeat had dropped twice so they brought in the attending who told me that there was no way the baby would tolerate a regular delivery so I had to get a c-section. By that point I was in tears because I didn't want to have a c-section, but it was his health at risk so of course! Clint had finished work and my mom had been able to switch her ticket to the next day so that put me at ease a little bit.

They took me to the OR at 7:00 that night and Grady was born at 7:15. I was so glad to hear that cry. He is SO beautiful. He had SO much hair and I couldn't believe how little he was. It had been such a stressful day, but as soon as they laid him on my chest and I got to kiss him, ALL my worries went away. I was so grateful to Heavenly Father that I had another beautiful, healthy baby. I was so happy that Clint was there by my side and that he was able to give me a few blessings through-out the day. Grady is such a blessing to our home and has been such an amazing baby. He sleeps a TON and eats every once and a while when he isn't sleeping. Emmi LOVES him and Easton isn't quite sure what to think yet. My recovery is definitely slower than my other births, but my mom has been Heaven sent. Thank you to all our family who sent love and prayers our way. They were definitely felt by us. We love everyone and hope you enjoy the pictures of our newest addition!


















17 comments:

Jill said...

Congratulations Jordan, he is beautiful! So sorry about the C section it is the total pits!! Sounds like your experience was a lot like what I went through with Landon. Hope you are taking it easy and recovering. Good luck with little #3!

How Sweet it is! said...

He is beautiful! Congrats, I am so glad to hear you are both doing good. I get to share my birthday with him!

The Hulls said...

Congrats to the Duncan family!! Man that must have been scary having his heart rate drop! So happy that everything turned out so well! He's such a handsome little guy!

The Shermans said...

Ohhhh!!!! Congrats on this new little one. He is just perfect!! Love it! Hope the adjustment to three goes well! Keep in touch!

Michelle said...

What a sweet little guy. Congratulations Jordan! I'm glad he is here and healthy, even though the labor was a little scary. He is sure a cutie and his bro and sis look pretty excited about him. Love his name too!

Mel said...

Such a cutie! I can't believe all that hair, and how teeny he is. 5 pounds! Glad that everything turned out for the better and you are able to have your mom there with you. Miss you guys and congratulations!

Brittanie said...

Congratulations Jordan! He is absolutely adorable. I wish I could come visit and hold him! I'm glad everything ended up being okay. I'm so happy for you!

Hansen Family said...

Congrats!!! That happened with Connor and it is very scary. Glad all of you are well and he is a doll:)

Logan said...

Congratulations! He is perfect. You are looking great as well! :)

Jessica said...

Congrats on a healthy baby! He is a cutie, and so small!! How scary about the induction and c-section, I am sorry you had to go through that. So glad that everything went ok though. Good luck with your recovery, tell your mom to stay forever! j/k Funny that we both just had our 3rd baby! I hope our boys can meet someday, maybe if we end up in Utah at the same time. :)

Ann-Marie said...

Congratulations!! I'm sorry it was all so scary. EEK! He's a little peanut, but looks absolutely perfect. Yea for you!

W. Nielson said...

Ahh he is SO cute!! So happy for you guys. LOVE his hair. And happy anniversary...cute post :)

Matt & Melissa said...

Congratulations! I'm so glad that everything turned out well.

The Bullocks said...

Best Middle-Name EVER! I have a new favorite nephew and I'm going to claim that you named him after me because I am such a great brother to Jordan and Uncle to Emmi and Easy E

THE O'BRIENS said...

He is adorable! I can't get over all the hair. Glad that it worked out. That sounds so scary.

Lance n Amber said...

Congratulations! He is adorable! I got goosebumps reading your story. That would have been so scary! I am so glad that everything turned out so well. Heavenly Father sure was watching out for you. Congratulations you guys! We are so happy for you!

Tim and Jennifer said...

Jordan!! I forgot about your blog. Congrats! He is so handsome and so tiny. What a blessing he is healthy. It doesn't seem like that long ago Emmie was telling me you had a baby in your belly! ha!

Your hair is cute!