So the last couple of weeks have been pretty crazy around here…because I have a newborn!
My son’s birth story…
On Tuesday, August 23rd around 11:00 pm, I started having pretty regular contractions that were 7-8 mins apart. I honestly didn’t think much of it, since I’d been having contractions like that for a while, so I waited…and they stayed consistent. By 1:30 am, they were less than 5 mins apart…so we waited about an hour, then headed to the hospital. When I got to L&D around 3 am, they checked me, and I was at 5 cm so they admitted me. I could still feel the contractions, but on a pain scale of 1-10, I’d say they were about a 4…
By 4:30 am, we were in a room and got all of the obligatory paperwork signed. DH texted our families to update them. My parents and sister were driving in from out of town, his parents were in the waiting room. They checked me again, and I was at 6 cm, so they asked if I wanted my epidural. At this point, I’m in transition and so uncomfortable and shaky…yes, please!! Got the epidural and felt much better, so DH and I turned on a movie, and both fell asleep.
Things progressed fairly quickly after that. The nurses kept coming in because baby’s heartrate kept dropping, so they kept turning me over from side to side so his heartrate would come back up. At some point in there, my water broke. The nurses said the contractions were very long (90 seconds each!) and on top of each other, but I couldn’t feel a thing! Around 7:30 am, I got to 10 cm and was ready to start pushing. My doctor came in, and my mom made it to the delivery room just in time! After just over a hour of pushing, my son was born!!
8.24.11 @ 9:04 am
8 lbs. 2 oz., 19 3/4 inches
My August baby is two weeks old, and I still can’t believe he’s mine!