Monday, May 21, 2012

Baylors Birth Story

While my sweet baby is sleeping I am going to try to write his birth story cause I never want to forget the memory of having my sweet son!  Ok so it all began when I hit my due date and was only feeling sporadic contractions and nothing significant... I went to the doctor and they checked me and said I was dilated to a 2 and 70% effaced, but the baby was nice and low and I was favorable for an induction. My favorite midwife at Greystone Stephanie was the one who I was hoping would deliver the baby said she was on call and she could do it the next day if I wanted.  So I instantly was like ok!! So I called Zach after my appointment and told him the news that we would be having a baby tomorrow (May 10).  I feel like that is when things got really real! So when we got home we just relaxed and enjoyed our last night as a couple, got Olive Garden to go and went to bed really early since we had to be at the hospital at 6:30 am!  I wasn't nervous til we went to bed and I could not sleep to save my life!  I think I finally dosed off around 12:30, but woke up at 3:30am got on facebook and finally just got up at 4:30 to take a shower and get ready to head to the hospital. 

When we got all checked into the hospital and got me in the bed it was 8:00 am and time to get things started.  Stephanie checked me and said I had dilated to a 3 over night and about 80%  which was good so now it was time to break my water and start the pitocin in my IV, and holy S that stuff made the contractions start coming!  Well I was soooo nervous about everything that was about to happen I was shaking because I just do not deal well with pain at all.... So they offered me some medicine to take the edge off and would make me really sleepy... my parents and brother were in the room and I remember as my nurse was saying now some people this makes them laugh as soon as she said these the giggles would not stop!  I mean I thought everything was hilarious and it was making the water come out of me so I kept feeling like I was peeing on myself which made everything that much more funny!  Well about this time they said they were not able to pick up my contractions very well on the moniter so they were going to have to put in a internal moniter....AHHH this hurt so bad!!! I literally thought I was going to die at that moment cause it was just torture!  The only good thing that came out of that was I dilated to a 4 and I was now ready to get the epidural!!  EPIDURAL=HEAVEN!!  I don't know how people go natural with child birth!  It was about 11:30 after they got the epidural in and checked me again at a 5.  My dad came back in and was like I leave and you are about to cry you are in so much pain, I come back you are relaxed and texting lol!  Not much was really going on now so everyone decided to go get lunch and bring Zach something back...well from the time they left at 1 to 1:45 I had gone from a 5 to fully thinned out and a 9 with the babys head "right there"  Zach called everyone and to come back!  She said they would wait a few minutes and come back to check so my parents come in while Zach went and ate real quick the midwife comes back in and says time to check ya...everyone says ok see ya in a few minutes...she checks and says Im a 9 1/2 during a contraction if I want to take some practice pushes just to see what happens..Apparently I was good at pushing cause they said lets do this!  So I started pushing which was so weird cause I couldn't feel anything thanks to that handy epidural, they tell me to wait for a minute so they can get their masks and stuff on and all I wanted to do was push!  The next thing I knew I was pushing and the midwife was telling Zach to look at the head cause his eyes and nose were out and then VOILA out came the baby at 2:27pm!! 
8lbs 11 oz and 20" long with a 14" head!  I remember saying Oh my that just happened! I was crying and Zach was crying and all I knew was this instant love I had for him!  Gah makes me wanna cry now!  I have to say as scared as I was that by far was the most amazing experience of my life!  :) 

Excuse the legs!  ;)

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