Monday, April 18, 2011
Our Birth Story
I woke up on the morning of April 14th and called Labor and Delivery to see if they had a room available for our induction. We were told to call back later so we waited till 8:30 and called back and they had a rooms for us. We arrived at the hospital at 9am and they admitted us and got my IV started and checked for dilation. I was a very soft 2cm so they started me on pitocin to get the contractions going and they inserted a bulb to dilate me quickly. By 1pm the bulb had fallen out and I was 4cam dilated so they broke my water. I had been doing fine wih pain management until they broke my water. Afterwards the pain was so strong that I would tense up my whole body and the contractions were being counter productive. They narcotics they gave me did nothing for the pain and dropped Xander's heart rate so, I chose to get an epidural after about a half an our of horrible pain. After that it was smooth sailing. I was checked at 11pm and I was already 9cm dilated so they sat me up to allow gravity to do its thing. We were thrilled that the OB I had been seeing the whole pregnancy was able to deliver our son. At 11:45 they had me do 2 practice pushes and I already pushed him into the birth canal. They let gravity take over for a few more minutes while they set the room up. I officially started delivery pushes at 12:15. Xander Orion ******** was born at 12:29 April 15th with only 15 minutes of pushing. Aparently I am a pushing champ lol. He was 7lbs 10.8oz and 19 inches long. He was born with a full head of light brown hair and huge feet. I torn in 2 small places on the inside but did not need an epistiotime. We are the two happiest parents alive.