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Here we go again!!

When I finished Keegan's last page of my pregnancy journal in Feb. 2003, I was certain that would be the last time I ever wrote about being pregnant. We always said we wanted three kids. Little did I know......

It was August 11, 2004. Our 9th wedding anniversary. We had just moved and I wasn't feeling well. I assumed it was stress. Moving and dealing with 3 little ones is sometimes not so easy. But I just felt really strange so I decided to go and get checked out. The nurse asked me the last time AF had visited and I told her I was about a week late. She raised her eyebrow at me but I told her there was just no way I was pregnant. I had been late the month before and like I said I was stressed. She had me give a urine sample anyway. I went back to the little room and waited about an hour. Dr's can be so quick sometimes. Smile The Dr. came in my room and started looking through my chart. He looks at my lab results and lets me know that I wasn't feeling well because I was pregnant. Say what?? No way! I made him look again to make sure they were MY results. He said yes. And then I made him look again. Yes, they were indeed my results. Then I made him copy the results.

I drove home feeling about a million emotions. The timing just wasn't right. I knew people were going to make the "but you already have THREE kids" comments. I was really nervous. But deep down inside- I was thrilled. I came home and told Shane and then threw up. Yup, I was pregnant. I felt a little silly for not recognizing it earlier.

I have had severe morning sickness with each baby. But I was fine at 6 weeks. Then week 7 rolled around and I was still eating like a horse. Perhaps I would just not get morning sickness this time- HA! By week 8 I was visiting the toilet what seemed like every other second. When I wasn't heaving I was nauseous. This lasted 24 hours a day and I was miserable. Around week 10 I was already dehydrated and having a hard time keeping anything down. They sent me to the hospital, gave me an iv, and then a shot of Zofran. I felt human! I stayed on Zofran until just a few days ago. I was still nauseous when I took it and it was causing some undesirable side effects so I stopped taking it. Luckily I am feeling better and food is starting to taste good again. Actually food is tasting really good.

Somewhere around week 11 I went into the bathroom and saw I was spotting. I was cramping pretty badly too and I was so afraid I was losing the baby. I went to the ER and they did an ultrasound. The tech wouldn't let me see the screen. She was taking forever and being really quiet. Finally she turned the screen to me and I could see my little baby moving around. She said everything looked fine. The ER Dr. told me they saw a small hematoma behind my placenta but it didn't look serious and not to worry. I love how men who have never been pregnant say that. I was worried sick! My ob told me it was just a wait and see situation but he wanted it checked in about 3 weeks.

I went to my ultrasound at 14 weeks. I had been feeling flutters so I knew the baby was okay but I was worried the hematoma had gotten larger. The good news was it was gone and the baby looked wonderful! The baby was really active and all of the sudden the technician got a shot of the gender. She asked me if I wanted to know. I looked up and I could immediately see it was a BOY! She told me I was right. She also mentioned it was still a little early but she was pretty confident he's a he. She zoomed in a little and it was even more obvious. Wow, THREE boys! I thought Kenzie was going to be a little disappointed but she was happy as can be to be getting another little brother.

I am 18 weeks today! It seems to be going by even quicker than I thought it would! I can't wait to get started on his room! Keegan and him will be sharing. We are going to do the John Lennon Musical Parade theme. I haven't bought anything just yet though. I am waiting for the next ultrasound to have more proof he's a boy.

I am feeling good now too. I haven't gotten sick in a few days so I think my morning sickness is finally over. I am less tired and I am feeling him kick a lot now. I LOVE that!! But some other "joys" have started. I am having constant heartburn and I am already having trouble getting comfortable at night. And I am an emotional mess too! I went to the hospital website tonight to look at the labor and delivery section and it made me cry! LOL! They have a virtual tour of the rooms and I just can't believe that in a few months we will be there meeting our new son! I cannot wait!

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I was sitting here thinking of names. Shane and I are just impossible when it comes to naming our kids. With Kenzie it was easy. I saw the name in the baby book around 16 weeks and amazingly we didn't once change our minds. She was ALWAYS Mckenzie!

Aidan had about a million names before he was born. I went in for my induction with him and we were certain we would name him Colin. But as soon as I saw his little face he looked like an Aidan.

Keegan also had a few names but we had settled on Connor. He was born and I called everyone to let them know "Connor" had arrived. He stayed Connor until he was about 8 hours old. He came out looking so much like Shane and Shane REALLY wanted to name him Keegan so I gave in.

I am so happy this baby is a boy because we couldn't even come close to having a girls name. We had picked out Brennan and for awhile we were calling him Brennan but I am just not liking it as much. I think we will name him Connor.

But who knows.......

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Madame Zaritska's reading

Madame Zaritska, our resident clairvoyant, wants to help you prepare for the arrival of your child. Here she does her best to predict certain aspects of your labor and birth experience.

What she senses for you
The day you deliver, outside will be rainy. Your baby will arrive in the morning.

After a labor lasting approximately 4 hours, your child, a boy, will be born. Your baby will weigh about 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and will be 20 inches long. This child will have hazel eyes and a lot of hair.

But there is more. It is perfectly healthy and normal to want to look good, even during these interesting months! I sense you feel a little reluctant. Well, you're not being silly or shallow -- you're taking care of yourself. And I am happy that you are. Here is some fashionable advice for you to peruse at this special time!

A FOUR HOUR labor! HA!! Don't I wish!

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Something awesome happened today! I was resting on the couch and had my hand on my belly. He kicked me so hard I could feel it with my hand!! I have been feeling movement for quite awhile but no kicks that hard! It was incredible!! He did it a few more times. I wanted Shane to feel it but he was upstairs giving Keegan a bath and by the time he got downstairs the baby had stopped. It's always so neat to watch his face the first time he feels a little kick. Smile

I felt really nauseous yesterday but so far I feel okay today. I slept really late but of course I am still tired. I am looking forward to my appt. on Wednesday. I know he will schedule the BIG ultrasound! The ones I have already had have been pretty quick. I can't wait to see more of this little baby. It's hard to believe I am almost halfway there!!

I will update after my appt. Smile

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Had my appt. this morning. Urine, blood pressure, and wt (2 lbs gained so far) were fine. The baby's heartrate was 135. I was offered the AFP test but I turned it down. I mentioned to Dr. D that I am still getting sick and he offered another prescription but I told him I couldn't stand the side effects of either meds. he prescribes. I hope I feel better soon. Today has just been horrible with the throwing up and nausea. I have a headache too. Sad

He told me he wanted to see me back in 3 weeks and to have an ultrasound scheduled before then. I figured they would schedule it right before my appt. but they got me in for Tuesday!! I am soooo excited!! We can't get anyone to watch the kids so I have to go alone. Sad But I am able to get it videotaped and have a cd made so at least Shane will get to see that.

So that was my appt. Smile

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I just got back from my ultrasound! It was awesome! She said everything looks great with the baby! She got all the measurements and scanned everything she needed to and then pointed out everything to me. She asked me if I wanted to know the sex and of course I said yes even though we already knew. For one second I thought it looked like a girl but then he showed his boy parts off. She said she saw his penis several times while she was taking measurements so she is 99.9% sure it's a boy! She was getting some good shots of his face and then she turned the 3D on!! I got to see his face even better!! He is so beautiful!! I had never had a 3D u/s before! I could see his little legs on the 3d scan too! It was so neat! She said he weighs 11 oz and the due date she got was 4/13...close enough! He was soooooooooo active! I got to videotape it and she even had the 3d stuff on tape so Shane could see it!

Ahhhh I can't wait to meet him!!!!

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Last night Connor was moving around so much that Shane finally got to feel him! :woohoo: He got the biggest smile on his face as soon as he felt him. Smile

I think we have decided on a transportation theme for the room. There are 2 different bedding sets I really like so I will just have to decide between them. I also need to find a crib that matches Keegan's but that might be a little hard since the store we bought it at closed down. I might move Aidan into a twin size bed and give Keegan his car toddler bed. That would look so cute in the room but I don't know if Aidan is ready to part with his bed yet. We shall see.

I haven't felt sick since this past Monday. Yayyy! I have more energy now too! My hips are already starting to hurt though.

I have an OB appt. next Wed. I will update after that.

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I had my 22 week checkup this morning. Once again my BP, urine, baby's heartrate were all normal. Dr. D even said my weight was looking great! I about fell off the table. That is something I don't hear a lot when I am pregnant. Wink He went over my ultrasound and said it looked perfect. He told me to come back in 3 weeks but he will be on vacation so I am seeing the nurse practitioner. He told me to come back 2 weeks after that and he gave me the drink for my glucose test. Fun!

Baby Connor's kicks are getting so much stronger! Last night I was taking a bath and I looked down and saw my belly moving around! Kenzie still hasn't been able to feel him kick yet but she sure does love talking to him and putting her ear up to my tummy. She claims she can hear him moving and stuff. Smile We are still trying to decide if she is going to be in the delivery room. She really wants to but I am afraid she might get really upset if she sees me in pain. We still have quite awhile to decide though. I think she'll wind up in the waiting room with a family member. But we'll see.

Time to get Kenzie off the bus! I will write more later!

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I had to take a little trip to L&D on Monday night. I thought I was feeling light contractions (I started contracting at about 23 wks. with Keegan) but nothing showed up on the monitor. They kept me on it for about 2 hrs. and nothing. I had been using the bathroom a lot that night and I figured I had another bladder infection but my urine was clear. My blood pressure was really low though. It's been low about a month now but they weren't concerned so I guess I shouldn't be either. I am now thinking they have something to do with the headaches and dizziness I sometimes get.

L&D was packed that night and I had to wait about an hour to even get a bed! It reminded me of the night I went in to be induced with Aidan and spent most of my time laboring in the traige area. That sucked!! There was a girl in the room next to me who was supposed to be induced that night but since they were full they told her not to come in until the next night. She came in away saying she was in labor and that her contractions were TWENTY minutes apart and she thought they should keep her! LOL! They told her no and I swear she spent the next 30 minutes crying! I guess I shouldn't laugh but I can't help it. Smile

Phone call!

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I had to go to L&D AGAIN! I swear these nurses should know my name now before they even look at the monitor but it was a different shift this time. Smile

Last night after I had gone to the potty for the millionth time I noticed I was spotting. I freaked out right away and called the hospital but they told me to just wait to see if it went away. I woke up around 3 am and it was still there so I decided to go up there when I got up later. I was there 15 minutes tops. They asked me if I had intercourse lately. :oops: They looked at my cervix and said that it looked really irritated but it was from having sex. I wasn't dilated or anything and my cervix looked fine. I wasn't having contractions either so they sent me on my way. Exciting, huh? How embarrasing though. My blood pressure was completely normal. I have been drinking a ton of water these past couple of days and it has really made a difference.

Connor is kicking like crazy today!

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Had my 25 week (YIKES) checkup this afternoon. My BP was 112/68, Connor's HB was 148, my urine looked fine, and I have gained 6 lbs. (yes SIX!!!) since my last visit three weeks ago! That makes my total weight gain a whopping 8 lbs. but I didn't expect to gain so much at once. I will admit it though, I have been eating like a pig lately. Lots of cookies and things that I really shouldn't be eating a lot of. But it was Christmas last week so I won't stress too much about the gain. I have noticed in the past week or so that all the weight is in my belly though. Shirts that fit me fine last week aren't fitting me so great now. I need to make a trip up to the mall soon and hit the Motherhood store.

I have reached the stage now where sleeping is REALLY uncomfortable. I have always been a tummy sleeper so sleeping that way is obviously out of the question. I can't sleep on my back because that isn't good for the baby. So I am stuck with just my sides. My hips hurt SO bad in the morning now. Sad

Connor is kicking all the time now. Shane, Kenzie, and Aidan have all been able to feel it. I feel him getting the hiccups now too. Feeling him kick is just the most wonderful part about being pregnant. I am trying to enjoy it all I can because I know I will miss it so much but at the same time I just want the next 3 months to hurry up so I can meet him! I keep picturing what he will look like. I always imagine him to have dark hair and really fat cheeks. I don't think he is going to be very big when he is born but I know his cheeks will be chubby. I only know that because ALL of my babies had really chubby cheeks. Smile

I am hungry (as usual) so I am going to run...haha...ME, run? I mean I am going to go and waddle into the kitchen. Smile

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Today I noticed my ticker says I have 91 days to go! He is going to be here before we know it!!

Yesterday was my 27 week checkup. I asked the nurse not to tell me my weight this time. I figured if there was any sort of problem Dr. D would say something. He didn't so I am assuming I didn't gain too much again. Thank goodness! My bp was normal and Connor's heartrate was 135. I had my blood drawn for gestational diabetes and they let me know that if I don't hear from them that's good news. I mentioned all the braxton hicks I have been having but he said as long as they weren't regular and not painful then I shouldn't worry about them....

Well wouldn't you know that later in the day they seemed to get regular and painful! Or so I thought. I went to L&D and nothing showed on the monitor. I felt silly but it turns out that I have another UTI. They said that alone probably made me feel like I was having contractions. I spent about 2 hours hooked up to the monitor. They kept it loud so I got to listen to Connor's heart just beating away. I could hear him moving too. My goodness my baby is WILD! They gave me an iv and gave me two bags of fluid and an antibiotic and sent me on my way with a prescription. Fun stuff , huh?

Sometimes I am just amazed at how much I love this little boy. Every kick, punch, hiccup I feel from him just makes me smile. I love how much Kenzie and Aidan love to feel him kick and I love the sweet way Shane talks to him. I love how Keegan pats my belly and says "baybee." I can't wait to hold him, to see Shane hold him, and to see the kids faces as they see him for the first time. Ahhhh I just want the next 3 months to go FAST!!!

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Last week at my Dr's appt. they let me know that if I didn't hear from them by Monday then that meant I passed my glucose test and everything was okay. So I wake up Monday morning to see their number on my caller id so of couse I get upset before I even called. I thought for sure I had failed my test but it turns out I did just my iron is a little low so they want me to take a supplement. I had been wondering if it was because the past couple of weeks I have been BEYOND tired but I figured it was just normal for this stage in pregnancy. I have been taking the supplement for a couple of days now and I am alrady feeling a little better. I am just so happy I passed the GD test though. I had to take the 3 hr. test with Keegan and it was NOT fun!

I have been debating whether or not to have the 4D ultrasound done at my OB's office. Insurance won't cover it and I am afraid I would pay to have it done and not see much. They say they will allow a retake if they don't get clear pictures though. The best time to have it done is right around 30 weeks so I have a couple of weeks to decide. I really want to have it done though! I would love to get a glimpse of what my little Connor is going to to look like!

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Had my 29 week check-up today. It's so hard to believe I am now going every 2 weeks! It means I am getting closer! Everything was normal. I asked the nurse to not tell me my weight which she didn't. But Dr. Dorsey did! I thought it was going to be something negative but all he said was I gained 2 lbs. since my last visit and that was great! :woohoo: I am guessing I have gained a little over 10 pounds. Not bad at all for me. I gained close to 60 with Kenzie, 40 with Aidan, and about 30 with Keegan. I doubt I will go over 25 lbs. this time. I am making a big (no pun intended) deal about eating healthier this time. I am drinking much more water than I did before I got pregnant and staying away from sweets whenever I can. That part (cutting back on sweets) has been hard but I know it's so much better for Connor.

We need to start getting all the stuff he is going to need. So far all we have is his coming home outfit, a Jenny Lind cradle, and a sleeper! I am still kicking myself for getting rid of all of Keegan's newborn stuff! I did the same after Aidan was born too!! What was I thinking??? Lol

I still can't decide if I should get the 4D ultrasound or not. I think I am going to have it done I just need to convince Shane that it's worth the money...he thinks the 4D ones are a little creepy. :shock:

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I am such a bad Mommy! It's been over a month since I last updated this journal! We have been so busy though! A couple of weeks ago we moved into a new (well new to US!) house in a different town! My OB and the hospital I will be delivering at were about 30 minutes away. Now we are less than 10 minutes! I love that! I don't have to worry about waking up in the middle of the night, going into labor, and then waiting for my mom to drive all down to our place. We live 5 minutes from her now too! So not only do we love our new place we are so much closer to everything now!

I had my 33 week check-up the other day and got some exciting news! Connor's arrival date will most likely be March 31!! That is not far away at all! Dr. D said everything is looking great. My weight is still okay and everything else is normal. I am still not *too* uncomfortable. My hips are hurting really bad at night though. I am just having the hardest time getting comfortable when I am trying to sleep. I love to sleep on my stomach and well that's a little impossible now. Smile

Kenzie and Aidan are so excited about the baby! The other day I had went to Babies R Us to get a few things and Aidan was going through the bag when I got home. He then ran to the door and was pointing to the van because he thought Connor was in it and he wanted to see him. Smile Kenzie knows that March is right around the corner and that Connor will be here soon but I am sure it still seems like forever to Aidan. Poor little Keegan still has no idea what is about to happen. I just know he is going to be so jealous. But then again he could surprise us. We'll just have to wait and see.

My next appt. is March 9 and I will update then!

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Yesterday evening I was certain things were starting to happen! I felt sick, had some tummy problems, my back was killing me, and my bh's had a definate pattern. When I went to get ready to leave I noticed my plug was coming out! I lost my plug with my DD but only after my OB stripped my membranes so I was really shocked to see it so soon!

So I get there and wait and wait. NOTHING showed up on the monitor. My cervix is still really high and I am only a fingertip dilated. They did say I had lost some of my plug but it really doesn't mean anything. And the baby's head is still way up there and he definately hasn't dropped yet. In fact his head is still so high they couldn't even feel it.

I know he needs to cook a couple of more weeks but I really thought something was happening. With Keegan I was already about 2 cm at 34 weeks so I was just sure I would be at least 2 cm this time too.

I have a feeling I just might be pregnant forever.......

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Today was my 35 week checkup! :shock: As soon as Dr. D walked in the room he let me know he would be seeing me every week now which means I am soooooo close to meeting my baby! I was really surprised today when they told me it was time for my group b strep test! I thought for sure they do that at 36 weeks but nope I had it today. He didn't check my cervix which is fine because it's still a little early. He said my weight looks great! WOW! I mentioned to him that the baby is really quiet during the day and just really active at night lately so he had me do a nonstress test. The baby passed. Smile He was actually really active during it but I guess I am so busy during the day that I don't notice all his movements.

I can't believe that in 2 weeks I will be full term. It just seems so unreal. Time has gone by too fast but then so slow, kwim? I am trying to cherish every kick and punch I feel because I know he's our last but at the same time I want things to hurry up so he will get here.

Tonight I am going to start packing our hospital bags. I have been stressing that I will go into labor and have nothing ready and then Shane will be in charge of the bags. Wink

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It seems like a pattern has begun for me. Every evening I have some pretty strong contractions for a couple of hours! And then out of nowhere they just disappear which is fine with me. I go back to the Dr. Wednesday so I am anxious to see if the contractions are actually doing anything.

I STILL don't have any bags packed! :shock: I did get the diaper bag washed so that's a start, right?

And we have decided we will not be naming him Connor. I KNEW I would change my mind on that one I just don't have anything else picked out! :shock: We are pretty sure his middle name will be Killian (Shane's pick) but we just need to find a good first name. Smile

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Stick a fork in me, I am DONE! I am sooooo uncomfortable now it isn't even funny. I am not sleeping at all and I feel like a zombie most of the day. When I do sleep it doesn't last long because it hurts so bad to sleep on my sides anymore. I had a dream the other night that I was sleeping on my stomach but then I woke up having the worst hip pain ever. :roll:
It seems like the baby is still really high up so he is pushing on my ribs & lungs which is making breathing oh so much fun! The other day I had to walk down the street to get Kenzie off of the bus. Walking down there was okay but it was an uphill walk on the way home. I felt like The Little Engine that Could as I huffed and puffed up the hill.

So I had my 36 week appt. the other day and he didn't even check me! I guess it's okay. Had he checked me and told me nothing was going on then I probably would have cried. He said if I was to go into labor before next Wednesday they would try to stop it but if the Brethine shots don't work they would just let me go ahead and deliver. I don't think I will go anytime before that though. Everything else was normal and I gained a pound since my last visit. That's amazing considering I ate about 3 million Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs and another 977 lbs. of cheesecake swirl brownies.

Can you believe I STILL don't have mine or the baby's bags packed? I really need to do that! My new digital camera arrived today so at least I don't have to worry about not having a camera when the baby is being born!

Oh and I think we have a name now but I am just going to keep it to myself in case I change my mind again. Smile

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Sometime next week I will be holding my little Brennan! Gosh, I cannot even believe I am writing that!!!!

I had my 37 week appt. this morning. Weight, bp, and his heartrate were all normal. He checked me and I am 2cm and starting to thin out. He wants to check me Monday to make sure I am favorable for induction (he says there should be no problem with that) and if all is well then I am going in TUESDAY NIGHT to start the gel to get things going! :woohoo: I didn't even need the gel with Keegan so I am thinking I won't need it this time either. Dr. D seems to think this is going to be a pretty fast labor. How does he know that? I hope he's right though!

I am feeling a ton of pressure today and just a little different than usual. Maybe he will be here sooner..... Smile

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Still here and still pregnant. Very early this morning I thought it was time though. I was having some really painful contractions every 3 minutes for over an hour but of course they stopped. Today I slept until nearly 1 pm! I have been soooo tired but I also feel this overwhelming urge to get EVERYTHING in order. I was recharging my digital camera batteries at 3 am!! I feel like I can't have him until this house is cleaned top to bottom! Right now there is a clog in the kitchen sink and it is REALLY bothering me!

So today I have had a ton of braxton hicks. I went to the bathroom a few hours ago and I lost quite a good bit of my plug. My lower back is really hurting and I feel like AF is on her way. I always said I would go into labor on Easter but I am sure my body is just playing tricks on me. I have never gone into labor on my own before and I am sure I won't this time. With Keegan I went in to be induced at around 37.5 weeks but I was already in labor and didn't even know it! :shock: So I guess I could go into labor on my own before the induction...

I need to go and clean some more. Oh and my bag STILL isn't packed. ROFL

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Hello!

We arrived at the hospital Wednesday night at 7:00 pm for my induction. I was surprised they actually got us in right away and I was in my Labor and Delivery room by 7:30 pm. As soon as we got in there they hooked me up to the monitor and I was having contractions 2 minutes apart! Right away they had a really hard time finding the baby's heartbeat. The nurse would get him but he would move every single time so she had another nurse come in to help. They wound up finding his heartbeat UNDER my boob! They were really worried he was breech and started talking about a c/section. I started freaking out since they seemed pretty sure he was breech. They said they would send a resident OB in to do a quick ultrasound and we would go from there. About an hour later we found out all the worrying was for nothing- thank goodness! They were still concerned that he was so high but happy he was head down. They checked me and said I was a good 3 cm and 75% effaced so we didn't even need to do the prostaglandin gel. It was about 10 pm and they decided they would just let me rest and start the pitocin at 4 am. I didn't sleep at all. I just sat there watching the clock wishing SOMETHING would happen! My nurse came in at 2 am and said my OB wanted the Pitocin started right then instead of at 4 am. They knew they were never going to be able to track the baby through the reg. monitor so they went ahead and broke my water so they could do the scalp monitor. The pitocin worked right away and before I knew it I was having STRONG contractions. They gave me Nubain and that helped but by 4 am I was begging for my epidural. I was getting my epidural soon but as soon as I was getting it I knew something was wrong. It was taking a long time and it hurt so bad. I had an epidural each time and it never hurt at all. They said it would work a few minutes later. Nothing. They told me just to wait and it would eventually work. Nope. Actually it did work- my left thigh was numb. :shock: That was it though. The pain and pressure was so intense. I was screaming things I never thought I would say in public and LOUDLY cursing at Dh! They checked me at around 6 am and I was 8 cm. I layed there for about the next 45 minutes just begging them to give me another epidural. A resident OB came in at 6:45 am and told me I was complete and my OB was on his way. She was sitting everything up when I told her I had to push NOW. I know she said something about not pushing but I told her I couldn't stop. She looked at Dh and told him not to blink or else he was going to miss it. I pushed once and as soon as he came out he was screaming. I looked down at my belly and saw my beautiful little boy. I couldn't believe he was finally here! They said he looked perfect and took him for just a few minutes to get him cleaned off and weighed. He was born at 6:51 am and he weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.

We came home this evening. I was so nervous about how Aidan & Keegan would react to him but they were just so in awe of him that it made me cry. They were both so sweet and gentle. I didn't worry about Kenzie at all- she has been attached to him since the moment we walked in the door. Wink I am just in love. He is so cuddly and he makes the cutest noises.

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Hello!

We arrived at the hospital Wednesday night at 7:00 pm for my induction. I was surprised they actually got us in right away and I was in my Labor and Delivery room by 7:30 pm. As soon as we got in there they hooked me up to the monitor and I was having contractions 2 minutes apart! Right away they had a really hard time finding the baby's heartbeat. The nurse would get him but he would move every single time so she had another nurse come in to help. They wound up finding his heartbeat UNDER my boob! They were really worried he was breech and started talking about a c/section. I started freaking out since they seemed pretty sure he was breech. They said they would send a resident OB in to do a quick ultrasound and we would go from there. About an hour later we found out all the worrying was for nothing- thank goodness! They were still concerned that he was so high but happy he was head down. They checked me and said I was a good 3 cm and 75% effaced so we didn't even need to do the prostaglandin gel. It was about 10 pm and they decided they would just let me rest and start the pitocin at 4 am. I didn't sleep at all. I just sat there watching the clock wishing SOMETHING would happen! My nurse came in at 2 am and said my OB wanted the Pitocin started right then instead of at 4 am. They knew they were never going to be able to track the baby through the reg. monitor so they went ahead and broke my water so they could do the scalp monitor. The pitocin worked right away and before I knew it I was having STRONG contractions. They gave me Nubain and that helped but by 4 am I was begging for my epidural. I was getting my epidural soon but as soon as I was getting it I knew something was wrong. It was taking a long time and it hurt so bad. I had an epidural each time and it never hurt at all. They said it would work a few minutes later. Nothing. They told me just to wait and it would eventually work. Nope. Actually it did work- my left thigh was numb. :shock: That was it though. The pain and pressure was so intense. I was screaming things I never thought I would say in public and LOUDLY cursing at Dh! They checked me at around 6 am and I was 8 cm. I layed there for about the next 45 minutes just begging them to give me another epidural. A resident OB came in at 6:45 am and told me I was complete and my OB was on his way. She was sitting everything up when I told her I had to push NOW. I know she said something about not pushing but I told her I couldn't stop. She looked at Dh and told him not to blink or else he was going to miss it. I pushed once and as soon as he came out he was screaming. I looked down at my belly and saw my beautiful little boy. I couldn't believe he was finally here! They said he looked perfect and took him for just a few minutes to get him cleaned off and weighed. He was born at 6:51 am and he weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.

We came home this evening. I was so nervous about how Aidan & Keegan would react to him but they were just so in awe of him that it made me cry. They were both so sweet and gentle. I didn't worry about Kenzie at all- she has been attached to him since the moment we walked in the door. Wink I am just in love. He is so cuddly and he makes the cutest noises.