We arrived at the hospital at 7am on 9/14/11 for induction. After getting settled in, the doctor inserted the cytotec and said she would be back at Noon to break my water and get pitocin started if needed. Had just mild contractions that morning until she got back at noon.
She broke my water, which was the absolute most painful part of the day, and started pitocin and an IV bag so that I could get my epidural after getting the fluids. I had a light lunch and contractions were coming stronger, but i was able to breathe through them. They were about three minutes apart until about 2pm, when they got much stronger. At 3pm, the nurse checked me and I was 6cm and almost completely effaced. I told everyone who came in that room that i wanted the epidural this time. LOL. And things were again going so fast I was feeling like I may not get it. The nurse gave me some Nubain to help dull the pain and called anesthesia at 4pm. He came in about 5 minutes, and within 15 had my epi in!! It was great, although it didn't numb my left side very well, but was still such a relief. I started having lots of pressure around 4:45pm and was fully dilated. Started pushing at 5pm and at 5:29pm Chloe was born! The experience this time compared to when I had Ashton was night and day. L&D was a breeze, was eating dinner by 6:15pm and felt ready to get out of the hospital at 7pm No complications with the baby this time, which meant no NICU like last time. Other than a HORRIBLE UTI that I have now, we are both doing good!
Carrie(33), DH (37), DS(4 on 6/13/11),EDD 9/20/11 Team Pink!
So glad it went smoothly. I was induced twice...the first time my water was broken after I recieved the epidural and the second time before. OMG....horrible horrible LOL! At first she didn't think my water broke so she was going to come back in a little to try again....god answered my prayers bc my water broke before she got back haha!
I am glad you are feeling well!
Me (28), DH (30), DS1 - Michael (4) and DS2 - Nathan (1 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
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