Friday, November 04, 2011
Going into Labor and the Delivery!
Finally I have had a chance to post pictures of our newest little one! We love him to death and can't believe we have 3 little boys! I want to write about the delivery but don't feel like you have to read it. i just want to have it so that one day if I ever wanted to we could go back and read it. So I was scheduled for my induction Tuesday morning and that was going to be perfect. Josh really shouldn't miss Monday and Wednesday classes, my parents were back in town and we had worked out a schedule with them and the boys and it was going to be perfect. I will admit I was a little disappointed because I felt like we wanted the sex to be a surprise and that went out the window when he was not shy in the ultrasound. So i thought well I really want to go into labor on my own and that will be exciting. But getting bigger each moment and not sleeping because I was uncomfortable the induction sounded much better. Of course a week before this I would of died to know i was going to have to wait until Tuesday morning but it was now Sunday night and plans were made and it was perfect. We had just gotten home from my parents and I decided to get in the bath. When i got out and was drying off I still had a little water running down my legs. I thought I have either completely lost control or my water was leaking. I went to the restroom and when i stood back up same thing. So I went to tell Josh, we called the doctor and she told us to go in. So we called my mom and she came right over. When I got to the hospital I was feeling some contractions but they were not bad. We got there at about 1130pm. The nurse checked me, and all the sudden my water actually broke, so of course they admitted me. The nurse called the doctor on call and because those doctors dont like to come into the hospital in the middle of the night unless they have to, they told me they would not start me on any pitosin until morning. My contractions were starting to get stronger and I was starting to have to breathe through them. One of the nurses I guess was watching my monitor and noticed the contractions coming pretty consistently and pretty strong. She told me the anesthesiologist was here right now but would be going down to the ER and they didnt know when he would be back. I figured I knew I was getting the epidural and didn't want to feel anything so decided to get the epidural then even though i knew it would slow down my contractions. I have to admit the epidural probably worked the best of any of the ones I have received but he did a horrible job of putting it in. I think he stuck the needle in at least 3 or 4 times. When I saw Josh stand up and start to pace I figured he was having issues. He did finally get it and it worked great. When he left the room, Josh was a little bugged and said "What is he Doogie Howser?"Of course we went through the night, getting woken up at least every 2 hours, listening to the alarm of my blood pressure going off. Morning came and they said they would start me on the pitosin about 830 and not until about 930 did they really start me. My doctor was at a different hospital and they didn't want me to go to fast. The nurse checked me and I was about a 4 and then about an hour and half later I was feeling some pressure. I called the nurse and I was ready, except he was still posterior. My parents had been there earlier but with my history decided to leave for a little bit to help with the boys and then would come back. Luckily they walked in the door right when the nurse said I was a 10. Although I was a 10 because he was still posterior she told me to labor a little longer to get him to come down a little. It would be better for the baby and I was less likely to tear. So about 45 minutes and I was really feeling pressure so the nurse had me push once and she said yup your ready. I pushed once and then she said okay we are calling the doctor and I want you to push but not hard. She said push only because you have to but he is close enough we want to give the doctor enough time to get here. Because of the pressure and contractions my body was kind of just pushing him out on its own. The nurse (which has been a patient of my dads for 20 years) was ready to deliver the baby. She was a great nurse. She was stretching me the whole time and just great, i really was not worried if she was going to have to deliver the baby. Right then Dr. Galvan walked in, not really knowing I was this close. The nurses hurried him to put on his gloves and I think I pushed one set and he was here!!! The nurses helping with coaching during pushing were great! I really couldn't of been happier with this experience. Josh cut the umbilical code and they handed us our little man!! Long dark hair, 9lb 6oz and 19 1/4 inches!!! He was strong and he was healthy. I guess with big babies they have blood sugar level issues at first but that was fine within an hour or so. They did and echo on his heart and everything was great with that too. We couldn't be happier for our newest little man!
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