Introducing Crosby Paul CurtisFeb 02
We are so proud, excited, and honored to introduce you to our “handful”, Crosby Paul Curtis. We were blessed to meet Crosby for the first time when he entered this world on Friday, January 27 at 8:09 am. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He is a beautiful baby that has been bringing us so much joy. We truly feel so blessed.
On Thursday, January 26th, I went into labor with Crosby at about 3:00 pm. Somehow he got turned inside me which caused extreme back labor. I have never experienced anything so painful. I endured the pain at home until about 8:00 pm. I called the doctor and she told me I should have come in right away with the back labor. So, we got the dogs out and gathered some last minute things. About 5 minutes later my water broke while I was standing in the kitchen. I changed my clothes and we quickly made our way to the hospital.
Once we arrived, they had me skip triage and I went straight to my room for the labor and delivery. The nurse had a hard time maintaining the baby’s heart rate on the monitors, so she spent several hours maneuvering that around so we could monitor him. After she was able to get him on there, she started working on getting him turned into the proper position. During all of this, the baby’s heart rate kept varying from 160 bpm to 48 bpm. The doctor came in to assess the situation and it was clear the baby was in distress. She said the cord got wrapped around his neck. We finally found one position that did not stress the baby and proceeded with the labor in that one position.
At about 5:00 am, the doctor wanted me to start pushing in that same position. After pushing through about 3 contractions, she asked me to stop. The pushing was causing more stress on the baby. She wanted me to let him labor down on his own naturally for a few hours to ease the stress. That did the trick and must have made the baby happy because his heart rate regulated and he made his way down on his own really well. He also turned into the proper position.
At about 7:20 am, the doctor had me begin to push. 49 minutes later, Crosby made his entrance. I will never forget that moment. The doctor announced, “It’s a boy!” Everyone was surprised because Aaron and I both and even our doctor thought he was a she! Best surprise ever! The cord did indeed get wrapped around him. The doctor had Aaron quickly cut the cord before he was all the way out. Once he was out, the nurses and doctor had to revive him. It took a few moments, but we finally heard his cry and that allowed me to cry in relief.
The nurse laid Crosby on my chest and I instantly fell in love. Aaron named him Crosby Paul. He chose Crosby just because he likes the name and Paul is after his late Grandfather that he loved very much.
We really want to thank all of you for all your love and prayers during this journey. We were very hopeful for a handful, but never anticipated being blessed this much. We can’t wait for you all to meet Crosby and see a real miracle in person.