All Because Two People Fell in Love

All Because Two People Fell in Love
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We have been married for 4 years. We recently had our first son, Kyler. We couldn't be happier. We are currently living in Rexburg, where we bought our first home. Ashley graduated from BYU-I in with a BS in Health Education and a minor in Physical Education. She is working as a 1st grade teacher while being a mother. Mark is currently studying Sociology and eventually wants to get into the F.B.I. We can't wait to see what life brings next. We love the lives we have! Forever will never be long enough!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kyler Reid Watts

Kyler Reid Watts entered this world on September 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm. We are so excited to have you in our family! You continue to bless our lives on a daily basis. Here are a few details about your birth.

I had a doctor’s appointment on August 30th. As I was walking back into the exam room, there were a few nurses talking and they asked how I was doing. I jokingly replied, "It's 98 degrees today, how do you think I am doing?" They replied, "you poor thing, you look like you are more than ready to have him." When the doctor checked me and I was 4 cm dilated and was 100% effaced. The doctor asked if I wanted my membranes stripped because it helps to induce labor. At that point I would do anything to get you here! The doctor told me that I could go into labor anytime. Just a quick side note, I was hoping and praying that Dr. Rob Meredith would deliver you. That is who I saw your entire pregnancy and I just thought he was an amazing doctor. He then asked me if I didn't go into labor on my own in the next couple of days would I want to be induced. I quickly replied "YES!" He asked me how soon I would want to be induced and I responded with "When do you work at the hospital next?" He said Thursday and I said "Done Deal!" We set up an appointment to be induced on September 1st at 7:30 am.

I could not sleep the night before I was to be induced. I felt like a child at Christmas waiting for Santa to come. Dad and I got up at 5:30 to go to the hospital. Dad made breakfast burritos for breakfast. I was so excited that I only could eat about half of it.

Dad and I got to the Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho right at 7:30. We did all the boring stuff like fill out papers and get admitted. We were in the room by 7:50 and Dr. Meredith came in around 8:00 to break my water. When he checked me I was 4 1/2cm dilated. About that time Grandpa Reid and Grandma Dee came to the hospital.

They started me on Pitocin and I quickly started to feel strong contractions. Next time the nurse came into the room and checked me I was 5 cm and I told them I was ready for an epidural. A nurse anesthetist came in the room about 5 minutes later and gave me my epidural. After that, things got A LOT better. That was worth every cent!

Dad, Grandma Dee, Grandpa Reid, and I waited patiently throughout the day. Every time the nurse would come in the room to check me I was progressing, just progressing slowly. I was only dilating about a cm an hour, at least I was progressing. About 9:30pm the nurse came in the room to check me and I was at a 10. Dr. Meredith came into the room and gave me a little talk. He explained that the average mom pushes for about 2 hours. I was so ready at this point. I was as patient as I could be! I just wanted to meet you! The doctor also told me that you were very high in the canal and this was not going to be the easiest thing to get you out. He knew that you were head down but you were so high, he didn't know which direction you were facing. I began pushing at 9:30pm. I pushed and pushed and pushed. The last 30 minutes of pushing were the hardest. I was so tired and in so much pain, I didn't think I could do it. As your head began to come out, I was so exhausted that I didn't know how much longer I could do it. Dr. Meredith had to refocus me and explain that your head is partially out and I had to give it everything I had. At
11:29pm I pushed for the last time! This is the moment that you came into the world!

I didn't know that I could love anyone so much and so fast. The moment you came into this world, they laid you on my chest, and I couldn't believe that you had just made me a mom. This is what I had desired for so long and now the most perfect baby was sitting in my arms!

You weighed 7lbs exactly and were 18 1/2 inches long and had a full head of hair. You really were absolutely perfect!

Dr. Meredith came over and talked to dad and I as the nurses were checking you to make sure you were healthy. He explained that his job never got old. He said it is the best thing to watch a girl transition from a girl, ultimately a woman, to a mom. He said you can watch the face as a woman pushing and you can see her fight to get this child out and you see the transition to a mom. Dad said he saw that same transition. He also came over and said "I am just going to be honest with you. The reason why I told you that most woman push for two hours on average with their first child is because I thought you were going to be pushing for about 4 hours. He said he was about ready to call the nurse anesthetist to give me more medicine because I was running out, and he thought I would be pushing longer. He said he couldn't believe it only took 2 hours to get you down the canal.

We are so glad that you a part of our family. We love you more than you will ever know. Dad and I promise to be the best parents that we know how to be. We only want what is best for you. We love you so much and are grateful that you have joined our family. Kyler, mom and dad LOVE YOU!