Introducing Nixon W Brown!

By Margo
Wow, our lives have changed so much since the last time I posted. It is so much better and so full of love in our house. I'm afraid the doors and windows might blow off, we have so much love busting out of here! Well I guess I should post the story of how it all went down.

On April 7th 2011 I was home all day and preparing for our little guy to come...I just kinda had a feeling it was gonna be soon. I had contractions on and off for a few days. Well around 2pm I lost my, uh, plug. I really didn't know what to expect. I talked to my sister Jen, and she said she always had her kids within a day of losing hers...oh snap. Brock was at work super late, which is not usual. ASU had a fire and they had to work around the clock to fix it. He got home at about midnight, and was pretty tired. By the time he ate real quick, showered and got in bed is when I told him, "Uhhhh....I think we need to go to the hospital". No sleep for anyone! I was having contractions, and wasn't too sure, but thought my water had broke a little. So we loaded up and got to the hospital around 1:30 am. I thought for sure they were gonna be all, "Aww, bless your heart you little first time mom, go home and come back when things are really happenening." NOPE. They checked me and my water had broke and my contractions were pretty good, so they admitted us. That was SO weird to know the next time we left that hospital, it would be with our son.

After being admitted it took forEVER to progress. I was only at a 2 and stayed that was for a loonnng time, but was having a ton of contractions. They ended up giving me IV drugs for pain until I was at a 4, when I could get my epidural. Wow, those drugs were no joke, I was high as a kite, but not in a lot of pain. Bless those drugs. It wasn't until about 5 pm on the 8th that I was at a 4. I think the nurse checking and and accidentally really breaking my water helped too, it was so weird and popped! By that time I was in some major pain, and that epidural was uh-maze-ing! I think Brock was pretty relieved I had the epidural too. Around 10:50 pm the nurse said it was time to get down to business, and start pushing. It was a little nerve wracking without the DR there yet (she was on her way). My regular Dr was in North dare he! I pushed for 30 minutes (again, thank heaven for the epidural....) and out came the most gorgeous little boy ever. My very first though was, wow, he looks chunky....and I was right! 9 POUNDS!!!!! I was NOT expecting that!!! He was 21 inches long and a little too quiet for my liking. He didn't cry, which almost gave me a nervous break down. He was alert though and had really good coloring, so Brock kept telling me he was ok. Brock cut the cord, which was pretty cool. He was such a proud daddy, and we both were pretty emotional when we first saw our little boy. When they gave him to me to hold it was just so crazy. I just kept thinking "He's mine"....which was awesome and crazy and awesome all at once.

Our stay in the hospital was pretty good. It was so nice to get home...for about 30 seconds. Our bed is a little tall...ok ridiculously tall, and I went to step on the inside cupboard of my nightstand to get in bed....I had a lot of stitches and didn't wanna step too high. Well my leg was still a little weak from my epidural and my knee totally dislocated and I dropped like a ton of bricks. That hurt like no other! Luckily I didn't have the baby. Brock and Mitch had to come lift me on the bed. Oh boy...what a way to come home huh...only I would have something so dumb happen. I think the knee is's still pretty sore. Things have been great since then though. My mom stayed for a little over a week, which was SO SO SO nice. I couldn't have done it without her and Brock. Everyone is doing great now, and we can't get enough of our sweet boy!

I needed a lil oxygen, the drugs made me not breath too well.

Big daddy waiting and waiting to meet his boy.

Grammy waiting too!

Aunt Jen and Uncle Reed!

Grandma and Grandpa Brown

He was such a trooper and helped me through it all

Everyone is getting a lil sick of waiting...ok I was! :)

His first picture! What a handsome little boy!!!

This one just melts me.

Mommy getting to hold her little guy

All bundled up and cozy

His first bath at the hospital. Brock went with him, but I had to stay in bed.

He thinks he's so big with that hat on. :)

So sweet I could eat him!

Us just recovering and falling in love with eachother!!

Aunt Jen showing us how to do the car seat the right way.

Kyler and Roxy got to come meet him, they were so excited!

Ready to go HOME!! I am so puffy from all the IV fluids...yuck!

All buckled in and ready to go home.

We made it home!!!! We love having him here, and can't imagine our lives without him.


12 comments so far.

  1. Marcie Brown May 9, 2011 at 7:08 PM
    YAY! I am SO happy for ya Margo! Breath in ever little moment! It goes by all to fast and then it's gone forever!
  2. Nicole May 9, 2011 at 7:44 PM
    Margo, he is perfect! What a big kiddo you have, oh my!! Enjoy every second of it :)
  3. Smith Family May 9, 2011 at 8:35 PM
    Oh Margo, he is just precious! I loved reading your labor and delivery story and am glad that everything turned out ok and that you're busting at the seams with love!
  4. Mela May 9, 2011 at 8:57 PM
    Look at those CHEEKS! He is so stinkin' cute! Congrats again! Hope you are doing great. Looking at those pictures makes me want another one!
  5. Darrell and Ashlee May 9, 2011 at 9:50 PM
    he is precious Margo!! I am so happy for you guys! being parents is the greatest blessing in the whole wide world!!
  6. Brian and Allison Ellerman May 9, 2011 at 10:02 PM
    He is ADORABLE Margo! Congratulations! Its amazing how little babies can bring so much happiness to your lives, huh?! So happy for you!
  7. CASSIE May 10, 2011 at 7:58 AM
    He is soo cute and chubby!! Your story was pretty much the same as my first- except they wouldn't take me till I was a 4-- 24 hours later she was born. Ouch. They get faster and easier I promise! (My last flew out with no meds!) SOOO happy for you! LOVE motherhood!! Keep us updated! Miss ya!
  8. Andy and Michele May 10, 2011 at 1:54 PM
    Congrats you two! He is adorable. How did a little mom like you make a 9 lb. baby??? I was so shocked to read that! Oh, that's so exciting for you!
  9. Collin and Hannah May 10, 2011 at 2:51 PM
    Oh I could just squeeze those cheeks! He is such a cutie! Congratulations and glad that you are adjusting to being a family of 3!
  10. Shalyn May 11, 2011 at 9:08 AM
    He is such a doll, Margo! COngratulations!
  11. Mary Anne May 16, 2011 at 12:15 PM
    Oh Margo he is so handsome! I love him sitting up so big in his little beanie. What a cutie. I know what you mean about being puffy from IV fluids. With Sadie I had the same thing...I saw a picture that was taken right after she was born and I was like "Who IS that?!?" Because I hadn't seen myself in the mirror you know? Gosh that was weird. But you look fabulous! Sorry about the bed fun! That can be scary...and with stitches and everything...ugh it makes me cringe just thinking about it! You are a trooper. What a beautiful family you have :)
  12. Erin May 20, 2011 at 11:23 AM
    Congrats Margo! He is so precious. I love his chub!

    Erin Householder

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