What a precious little girl you have! I am glad that although you didn't get the birth experience you set out for that you are happy with the outcome! I can't wait to read the birth story.
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
Becca!!! Congrats! She is adorable!!!!!!!!!
Because of my high blood pressure and the protein in my urine, (which was present sometimes, but not every time) and my swelling, my doctor told me it would be a good idea if I were induced. She said that according to my fundal height, Phoebe was a bigger baby as it was and to wait until 40 weeks or to just go on my own could be risky, especially with all the signs of Preeclampsia. I went to labor and delivery and got induced (Missy went home to get our bags and the camera). That was at about 8am. Contractions started right away! They became about 5 minutes apart fast. But after 4 hours, my doctor checked me and I was only at 3cm and 60% effaced. She told me that she would need to break my waters to get the contractions stronger and so she did, and boy did they get stronger!! They became one right on top of another, and because of the pitocin, they were excruciatingly awful! I couldn’t bear it! I was delirious from pain and literally lost focus (Missy said I was writhing and gripping the bed frames so hard that my knuckles were white and that I was crying). I didn’t want an epidural because it was just so against my birth plan, which had already been broken as it was, but when I asked about some pain management, they said they could give me an injection of demorall(I think that’s what it was) but it would only last about 2 hours and at that point I was only at 4cm. So I tried to stick it out…..I lasted two hours! I just couldn’t do it, and those of you who did….I am so not worthy, I bow to you!! I got the epidural. I must say that I have absolutely no regrets and actually wish I had done in 2 hours earlier! I was in heaven! I was finally able to focus and actually enjoy my labor! Missy and I played cards, we watched Friends, and we laughed and talked about how we would soon have our baby. A couple hours later, I was at 6cm and my doctor said I was progressing just lovely. Phoebe’s heart rate was perfect the entire time through. By about 7:00 pm I was complete and baby was at +1 station! My doctor started preparing for me to push. At 7:15 I started pushing and at 7:37, Phoebe was on my chest! I was elated! It was such an emotional time. Missy was crying before she even came out, she started crying when seeing Phoebe crowning! When she was born, we just hugged and kissed and enjoyed our new daughter! I didn’t even rip or tear! It was more than I could have ever imagined, and despite all the intervention, I feel like I bonded perfectly with my daughter! I am very pleased with how everything turned out and I would not change one thing about it! Thank you all for reading, and following along my journey with me. I really learned so much from all of you. Even though I don’t personally know any of you, I feel so comfortable sharing my feelings with you. I find it amazing that you can create such friendships like this! Thank you, everyone! I really appreciate all of your support! <3
This was before the epi
This is when she came out
All cleaned up! We laughed when we saw my doctors get up...I thought it looked like a space suit! She needed it though, I sent "birth juice" flyin everywhere (sorry, tmi) lol
This is to show you all how much my dad warmed up to the thought of me having a baby (he was kind of weirded out my whole pregnancy) he is such a proud grandpa now....all he needed was to see her precious face.
Here is the proud big brother!!
I had pitocin because of ruptured membranes, and for me, it was very hard to deal with (and knowing that the pitocin was making it worse that it should be did not help) and I also got the epidural, so I don't blame you at all for doing that! Awesome that you didn't tear--for me, that was probably the hardest part of the recovery. Phoebe is beautiful, congrats!
Becca sounds like you had a perfect birth dispite the interventions! Congrats! I love the pict of Phobe with her big brother! He is SO proud! Congrats!!
Thank you so much for shareing your story! You did a great job, and I'm sure your enjoying every moment of your tiny girl. Your family is so prescious I'm glad you like it here and I hope you hang out and continue to share your family with us as the kids grow.
pit is not fun, i am sorry that you had to be induced and your birth plan was not able to be followed. Don't be too hard on yourself, you made informed decisions and that's important. It can be hard to process, take the time you need to heal. you have a beautiful new daughter and adorable family. Congrats again on her arrival.
<3 Dh Jason 3/22/03
Baby #4 11/24/13