Truett Mark Kuenzi entered the world at 3:59 am Sunday May 16. He weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Friday night my mother in law said she was thinking of coming Saturday through Monday to help and see the boys before they fly to California for my brother in laws UC Berkley graduation. The idea of having some extra help sounded great to me! Saturday morning around 9:45 Mom emailed me that she was leaving. Then around 11:30 she called to tell she had just left – Dad decided to come after all when Mom was in the driveway! So Josiah and I took the boys to a park for a picnic lunch and a good long walk while we waited for them to arrive. Dad and Mom got here around 5pm. We had dinner and played with the boys. Around 10:45pm Josiah and I started getting ready for bed. About 11:30 I commented to Josiah that the baby wasn’t playing like normal (11pm-1am has been “play-time for a while now).
I woke up at 2:35am with a bad pain in my stomach and went to the bathroom. I thought my water was leaking, but wasn’t 100% sure. I went back to my room and had another pain so I decided to time the next one. It was 3 minutes later so I woke Josiah up and we got things together to leave. We left around 2:55am...the hospital normally takes 45 minutes to get to but at night it took a little less than that. I have kept the camera in Dillon’s suction machine so I would know exactly where it was, and I still forgot it!!!
We got to the hospital and the security people must have walked away from their post or something because they weren't answering the buzzer to let me in so Josiah had to run all around the building to the ER and get them to let me in. Meanwhile I am kneeling on the cement in so much pain I couldn’t stand and banging on the doors hoping someone would hear me!
We were let in and went upstairs and they took me to a room and said I was 8 cm. Neither Josiah nor I said anything at the time, but we were both thinking “oh no, it could be a while yet!” About 10 minutes later they said to tell them when I need to push. The next contraction I told them I think I could push and they checked me and said I was 10cm and ready to go. They brought the doctor in and set up all the supplies and I pushed through 3 contractions and he was born at 3:59am! (So about 20 minutes after getting to the hospital!) The nurse told me for the next one I need to check into the Holiday Inn down the road for the last few weeks of my pregnancy! Heehee :o)
Truett didn’t cry loud like Jay did at birth, but he was making noises and moving and all. Truett’s apgar scores were 8 and 9. The doctor let the cord pulsate, like I asked her to do, so he got the stem cells that are in the cord. Then she held him up so I could see for myself if it was a boy or girl. The doctor had told Josiah 80% GIRL – so he was a surprise! I had told Josiah that I thought the doctor told him girl, but that it is a boy for most of the time. It wasn’t until the end when I was having the false contractions that I started to think it might be a girl (since I didn’t have those with the boys). Then Josiah cut the cord and I got to hold my little man.
It was wonderful! I am amazed at how I can doubt God sometimes. I was so worried about having someone here for the boys, and God had it planned the whole time to have my in laws come in less than 12 hours before he was born! I was worried about getting stuck in traffic, but God had it planned the whole time for us to go in the night when there was no traffic. I was worried about not getting to the hospital; God had it planned the whole time that I would get there in just enough time. I was worried about the pain and not being able to handle it, but God had it planned the whole time to be fast and smooth so I could. Everything was just perfect!
I am so happy to have another healthy little man to raise for the Lord!
I will post more tomorrow about the first time Dillon and Jay saw their little brother…