oh he is just precious! tfs your pics, looking forward to hearing your birth story! hope all is going well at home
<3 Dh Jason 3/22/03
Baby #4 11/24/13
Thank you girls! I am quite fond of him myself!
Nicole, that is so funny that you have the same outfit! We want to go get his pictures taken in it!!
Here is my birth story!
My not so short 35 hour labor:
So around 10pm on Thursday night I started noticing a pattern of frequent contractions. DH went to sleep and I told him I would wake him if anything happens. Around 12am I went up there to tell DH I think we should go because the contractions were getting painful and seemed very close, so I called my doctor’s office and they paged the on call physician, after about 40 minutes and no call, I told DH that we should just head in, and worst case scenario we would be sent home. So we got to L&D around 2am and they hooked me up to the monitor and I was indeed contracting every 3 minutes or so. I got so excited because I was sure I would be admitted. They checked my cervix and I was only 1.5 cm and 50% effaced, just as I had been on Tuesday! L But my blood pressure was high and I had protein in my urine so they admitted me.
Let me just say..everything I didn’t want to happen in my birth, pretty much happened. They told me that they were going to start me on Pitocin since I wasn’t dilating at all. So around 6am they started that and I had already been in labor for 8 hours. Around 10am I just couldn’t take the pain anymore since the contractions were so persistent and painful. I get checked I was almost 3 cm. So I went ahead and got the epidural. I felt immediately better and felt like I could rest since I had not had any sleep since Wednesday night. Around 3pm, they checked me and I was almost at a 4, so they broke my water hoping to speed things up. It didn’t, at all. They noticed that their was meconium in the amniotic fluid and told me when he was born I would not be able to hold him right away because they would have to have the nurses from the NICU check him out and suction him out. To make matters worse, after a little while I was starting to feel the contractions in my left side. They called anesthesia and they gave me what I think was an “add”, where they give you addl medication into the catheter in your back. I had about 10 of these throughout the whole labor because my epidural was not doing the trick. Next thing you know, its around 9pm and they check me and I am still at 4..I started to get worried because I had been in labor almost 24 hours. I woke up around 4 am and told my nurse I felt like I really needed to push. I was at 9 cm with just a lip of cervix left, so they left me for about an hour and came back and checked me..I was still the same. I wanted to push so bad because at this point I could feel everything and didn’t have any relief from the epidural..figures! So the doctor came in and while I pushed she pushed the last part of my cervix back and since Luke was “sunny side up” she turned him so he could come out the correct way, that was one of the most painful parts of my labor, not fun!! So at 5:30am I started to push and we pushed for an hour and I remember starting to cry and telling the nurse and my husband that I couldn’t do it..I was too exhausted. I hadn’t slept at all, I could feel everything and didn’t have any energy. Basically my nurse (who I loved) said, well he has to come out somehow, you will get your energy, you are doing great, we’ll keep pushing. I remember she got off her shift at 7:15am and my other nurse started at that time and I remember them telling me they could see his head. Around 8am, the new doctor came in and I was in so much pain, I told her I can’t do it, please help me, please help me! I probably sounded so pathetic but I couldn’t imagine doing this for another 2 hours! So she went to go get suited up and said she was going to help by using the vacuum, which I didn’t want but at that point it was in mine and Luke’s best interest. So after pushing and her pulling and one other nurse pushing down on my belly, Luke made his appearance at 8:42am. I don’t really remember the pain from pushing him out, but the doctor said “look mommy” and he was out!! She quickly cut the cord and the NICU team took over from there. I had a second degree tear which she repaired and poor little Luke had to have his ears, nose, and throat suctioned out with some kind of tubing. He was ok though and didn’t even cry. He was just looking around. Since I had developed a fever while in labor, he needed to be on antibiotics as a precaution, as well as I and we had to stay until Monday. The doctor who was seeing me before the doctor delivered was awesome. She never once threatened a c-section but did say it was a possibility since I had been in labor so long and was not in “adequate labor” but she really wanted to ride it out, which I am so thankful for! Sorry this turned out so long..it was quite an ordeal of a birth but I would do it all over again for him. He is such a mellow baby and doesn’t cry very often. I love him so much!!!
I am trying to think if I left anything out, but this is the jist of the birth! Enjoy!
Congratulations on your big, little boy! Thank you for sharing your birth story!
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
Thank you so much for shareing your pictures and your birth story. I can't believe you had such a HUGE first baby He is so darling, and you did what was best for you in your situation, and I'm glad you got to push him out what a great job!!
Thanks girls!! I am actually kind of glad I felt the labor pains and delivery..it wasn't so bad looking back..it was just the contractions prior to that that were not fun because it was hours and hours on end!
I am so giddy even though I have only gotten 5 hours of sleep the last 2 nights! Motherhood is great!!! I love it!!
Ahhh, he is so cute!!! I love the cowboy outfit, and the little "beret" haha. I'm sorry the birth didn't go exactly the way you were hoping, but at least you went in there informed, ya know? I'm glad you have such a great attitude about it all, it's very inspiring!
mommy to the most beautiful princess
I know how you feel about things not going the way you wanted. A lot of women have a hard time with their first births. I decided I'll just do better next time Congrats on your perfect little boy! He's so cute laying there on the scale!