9 lbs. 0 oz.
20 1/2 inches long
13 1/2 inch head circumference
I think bullets will be easiest.
- Arrived at hospital 7 pm on Thursday
- 3 cm - 80% effaced - doctor stripped and stretched me...OOOWWW!
- Pitocin started at 8:45 pm - contractions bearable - coming every 6 minutes or so - but I am vomiting like crazy
- 11 pm - 4 cm - doctor breaks water...OOOOWWWW!
- Anest. comes in to tell me about my pain control options - contrax every 3-4 minutes and getting lots more painful
- I decline the spinal - request an epi even though they tell me it will take 30 minutes to take full effect...I think I can handle it
- Nurse pumps up pitocin...contrax every 2 minutes :mad:
- Midnight - epi is inserted (is that the word?!)
- 12:30 - epi is not working...contrax every other minute. I am in agony...can't recover between contrax and screaming like a crazy woman. DH says he was scared for me. :wink:
- 1 am - anest. returns - try different formulation of medicine in the epi...wait 30 minutes...I want to kill somebody but cry instead...epi still does not take
- Around 2 am - 5 cm - spinal inserted...AHHHHHH...RELIEF...but short lived...wore off in 60 minutes
- Spinal allows epi to settle in a little bit into my hips but evidently my body blocked it from the sacral region of my pelvic area...OWWWWW!
- 3 am - 10 cm and 100% effaced! - No urge to push yet.
- Contrax every 2 minutes or so (they cut back the pitocin a little because of my pain) - made me stop hitting my epi button for an hour or so. :mad:
- 4:30 am - this began my hour of pushing. DH and nurse were FANTASTIC. It felt like such a relief to push. I continue vomitting during this phase of labor.
- 5:30 am - nurses tell me to stop pushing. Baby is ready, but doctor is nowhere to be found.
- Nurses continue to fill the room (there were maybe 6 or 7 of them)
- DH and think our nurse is about to deliver the baby...she literally had her hand up in me "holding the baby in" - sounds horrible, but they were monitoring the baby, of course.
- 5:55 am - doctor arrives - I push through one contraction
- 5:57 am - Cadence Mae arrives
I immediately saw the LO was a SHE instead of the HE I had been thinking all along. I am in love. Had no idea she would be so big though!
Not something I want to go through again any time soon. My body resists pain medication like nobody's business and next time I will just know that I need the spinal first to allow my body to relax enough to accept the epi. Doctors think that my sacral region blocking the epi was a fluke and won't necessarily happen again.
But anyway, she was worth it!
Here's my little angel:
And all dressed up to come home from hospital: