Short: Elizabeth arrived at 1250 pm weighing in at 8 lbs even and 21 inches long. She has a rather full head of hair and is the sweetest little girl ever!
Long: after getting the news at my d/a that I was going to be induced from bp and lack of movement I called DH to come get me from the drs office. I wasn't able to drive anymore. I couldn't fit behind the steering wheel. He met me right as I was leaving we ran home got stuff together. I had my bag packed already so it was just getting a few other things since we were in for a long night. We got to the hospital about 6:45 pm. .Got all settled. They started me on cytotec at 10 pm. I had to get my first dose vaginally. That was horrible. I also had to get checked without any sort of lubrication because the cytotec is a pill that dissolves very fast. Once I was given the cytotec and hooked up the the monitors I was at 1 cm 60% and a -2. And that's where I stayed until almost 6 am. I was given a total of 3 doses of cytotec. The second 2 I got to take in my mouth and let them dissolve in my cheek. I was waiting for right before I was going to get the pitocin started so I could take a bath. The cytotec started contractions that were fairly mild but most were no more than 2 min apart. They were also clustering contractions. I got up to pee about 5:45 am came back to lay down and had the most horrible pain ever. I think I may have actually gotten some air when I had jumped up from my bed screaming it hurts it hurts! The nurse came in pretty quick because I was off the monitors. She had me lie down to get checked to see if I had made any progress. It was so painful to lay down and as soon as she checked me she went to pull her hand out and I felt this warm gush. At first I thought maybe I peed but the warmth just kept coming. So I asked very confused if it was my water and she said yes. It was nice and clear fluid. Then the real painful contractions started and oh boy did they hurt! I was crying and hysterical every time they came they were super hard and intense. Nothing like I have ever felt before. They were maybe 2 min apart and getting closer. The nurse asked if I wanted my epidural now and I said yes. The magical anesthesiologist was in my room within 20 min had my epidural placed within 15 min and I hardly felt it going in. It was wonderful! I could marry him if DH weren't around. Once the epidural was in place I felt great! I was having contractions that were getting to close for LO to handle so they gave me some medicine to help slow them a bit. I started pushing about noon and LO arrived at 1250 pm. She came out with a nice full head of hair. She was a little stubborn at first and wouldn't cry but they got her to pink right up. When the nurse handed her to me a second time still without a diaper she peed all down my arm. Not just a little pee it's like a flood gate was opened. She is doing well. She does have some jaundice and is doing light therapy. We were having latching issues but have decided to pump and bottle feed. Right now I am having to supplement with formula but with each feeding we have to give less and less formula and she's been getting more and more from me. So hopefully in the next few days my milk will come in and we will get ride of all the formula!!
Sami (me)(21) DH (20) Rylie Taylor BFP 11/1/09 m/c 11/7/09. Two fur babies one palm mix and a hunting dog. BFP 6/15/10 EDD 2/24/11 PINK TEAM!!!
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