I wish there were some excitement to my little man's story but everything went as smooth and "expected" as can be for birthing a baby! lol..
Everyone is aware of the "Did my water break?" thread so I'll pick up from there. :)
I called the Dr's office and based on that conversation at 10:30, decided it would be best if I went in to get checked. I told my boss that I fully expected to be back but that it was at the recommendation of the Dr's office to get things looked at.
Once at the birthing center, they did a check and it came back positive for ruptured waters. I asked the nurse "So now what?" She said.. "We're going to have a baby today! :D "
I called my mom and DH and let them both know it was baby day! :clappy: By 12:30 they both had arrived and we just waited for things to start progressing on their own. My initial check I was dilated to 2 and thick - an hour later, I was a 4 and 50% effaced. That never changed until they started Pitocin.
I decided on an epidural this time, just to be safe in the pain department ;) - both the epi and Pit were in full swing by 3:30 pm.
By 5 pm, I was feeling contractions get stronger.. still dilated to 4 but 90% effaced (which I'm told effacement is more important than dilation). By 5:30, they were painful. By 6pm, they were unbearable so they checked and I was ready to push!
Bram Alexander Johnson was born at 6:12 pm on 4/10/13 weighing in at 6lbs, 12 ozs and even though officially classified as a preemie, he's absolutely perfect in every way! :D
Here's a couple pictures that got captured on my phone.. we have more on the camera which I can post when I get a few more minutes. :)
Aww! Great birth story! I'm glad you had a fairly easy and uncomplicated labor. He's a nice sized preemie!! And so super cute! Your DD looks excited!
Awwies, he's so cute. I think he looks like you and your DH :)
Glad everything went smoothly and you had him so quick!
Awww TFS. he is super cute hon! I'm so happy for you. I am going to say it again. WWTW! :)
CONGRATS! He is adorable. Glad to hear your labor was smooth and uneventful.
yeah welcome little man! Glad to hear things went smoothly that's awesome :) he's a cutie pie congrats momma!
Aweeee! What a cutie! Thanks so much for sharing the story! Glad everything went well.
I'm just curious as to why they gave you pitocin if things were progressing fine?
So amazing! He is here and perfect!!
Great birth story! Amazing lil man!
YAY!!! Congrats momma! So glad it went well and dang, what a super cute baby!