Sunday, October 26, 2008
I know there are going to be a lot of firsts and I promise not to post all of them, but I thought she looked pretty cute today when she went to church for the first time! She did pretty good, but got a little fussy during relief society because she was hungry, when your hungry your hungry. She is a big girl you know. At first she didn't want to participate in taking pictures but once again after I fed her she was happy to lay back and take some pics.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
So I guess I'll just give a somewhat quick review of the labor and delivery.
Sunday October 12:
-8 a.m. check into the hospital
-9:15 Pitocin starts through IV
-10-ish, Doctor stops in to check me out, no progress since my tues. appt. 3cm, 70%effaced
-Walked, sat, bounced on the birthing ball, watched t.v., and ate my delicious chicken broth....all day.
-4-ish nurse checks me again, still no progress, tries to break my water but couldn't. (shorts fingers I guess)
-No pain yet, just irritating tightening contractions.
-7:15 Doctor returns, checks me. I'm about 4cm now, but the baby is still too high, she doesn't plan on breaking my water...but by accident ruptures the membranes and my water breaks. (I had no idea how much fluid was actually in there!)
-9-ish,I ask for the epidural, the contractions picked up quite a bit once my water broke. I was at a 5.
-11-nurse checks me and I am fully dilated at 10cm. I feel good thanks to the epidural! I don't push yet cause the baby was still pretty high.
-12 Baby is still pretty high, I push a little to see if we can get her to move down, but didn't see too much progress.
-1 Nurse comes back in, and now I start the "real" pushing, I guess you could say. The baby wasn't as ready to join us as much as we thought. I pushed for about and hour and then the doctor was called, the baby was finally making progress.
Pushing and More Pushing
-Doctor arrives and I continue pushing.
-And finally 2:35 a.m. after feeling exhausted and not to mention starving!!! Paisley saw the light and decided to cooperate and come out!
-She was then cleaned up, and I was sewed up (yay!) Josh did great all day, he helped during the delivery and just stared at her once she came out, later holding and cuddling with her!
-Paisley tried to eat, I ate, showered, and we were moved into a nice room to recover! The nurses were great and the meals were actually good for hospital food.
-My mom also helped out a lot and Auntie Amanda got to play messenger and photographer for Grandma Brown, who I don't think slept all that night!
-It was a good experience and we are happy to finally have her here!
(some of the pictures have a little more skin than I would like to share, so here's a few pics before all the fun stuff really began)
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
So I found out at my appointment today that I am 3cm dilated and 70% effaced and Shimizu stripped my membranes...ouch! So apparently I have a "favorable" cervix! Not to mention the baby is still measuring BIG! So since my cervix is cooperating we decided that I am going to go ahead and be induced Sunday morning, if I don't go into labor on my own before that! I think Josh and I are both nervous and excited, but right now we're just playing it day by day. We just can't wait to finally get to meet our little baby! We'll see what happens in the next few days! So if you want to guess the baby's birthday, weight, length, feel free. I was a good sized baby weighing 8lbs. 8oz and Josh was massive weighing in at 9lbs 2oz. I think we were both past due, but in our situation this is not the case. Good luck!