Our Little Princess
See? Told ya it'd be fast ;) Plus Rory is a REALLY good sleeper once she's out hahaha
So for those that don't want details, here's the nutshell version:
-1 wonderful epidural
-19 hours of labor
-35 minutes of pushing
-Aurora Rose 8 lbs 4-5 oz and 20 inches
-needing a Bakri balloon inserted after birth
-one extra day at the hospital
-home safe and sound
(pictures at the end of the post)
Whew! Now for those that want a slightly more detailed version, here you go!
So we were supposed to be induced on Monday, as you all know. Well the hospital called and told us that they didn't have any beds so to just wait til they call us to come in. UGH!! I started to cry but then felt peace come over me almost like Heavenly Father was saying "Patience young one, it's in MY time not yours" and I felt better (mostly). So we waited all day in suspense and nada. So Andrew and I get ready for bed and are talking (me crying hysterically) and my phone rings (it's 11:55 at night peeps) and it was the hospital asking me if I wanted to still be induced!! I was like "HECK YEAH! We'll be there!" So we call my parents and Andrew's parents and headed to the hospital! By the time we started the pitocin it was 1:00 Tuesday morning. So we all try to get some sleep cuz it's gonna take awhile probably ;) Oh if only we knew HOW long it'd be! About 8:30 my water breaks on its own and we're all excited cuz that usually means baby's ready to come soon right!? Oh no. The contractions got harder and longer and I was like 90% effaced but only 2 cm dilated...WTH?! Eventually they had to slow my pitocin cuz my contractions got to be 2-3 every 10 minutes but I wasn't dilating at all really. I got my epidural around 10:30 cuz I just couldn't take it anymore, but people I lasted 9 1/2 hours before I needed it! Thank you thank you! I called my anesthesiologist an angel because to me he truly was and he loved being called that ;) After the epidural it was just more of a waiting game. Every couple hours checking for dilation and nothing happenin til about 3 when I was dilated to 5 cm! I about squealed with joy cuz it was finally progress, and it kept progressing until 8:01 when Little Miss came out in 2 pushes. One push for her head and another push for the rest of her ;) My doctor told me I was one of his better pushers YES! It only took 35 minutes and then she came super fast.
Then things started to get interesting. I didn't stop bleeding (apparently) and all of a sudden I was being epiduraled again, a second IV put in and whisked off to the OR without Andrew or me knowing why. Now I want y'all to understand that I had just had a baby, so my emotions were all over the place. I was sobbing from terror and uncertainty and I honestly don't remember much of what happened but luckily the dr went back for Andrew to tell him what was happening. They had to insert a Bakri balloon into my uterus to help it contract the correct way and to help stop the bleeding. I had to have 2 blood transfusions to help make up for the 2-3 liters I had lost.
Now while they were IV'ing me a second time, they were also having me try to breastfeed Rory AND trying to eat something myself all at the same time. Needless to say, anything I had been able to consume came right back up and it was a very unpleasant experience for all involved. I woke up with oxygen, catheters, and those really not-so-cool compression socks and with NO recollection of what happened. Thank goodness for Andrew and his amazing ability to remember even when he's just as exhausted as I was.
After all that happened, I was finally able to see my baby again and to love on her and enjoy her presence ;) I tried feeding her and didn't produce any milk so I won't be breastfeeding anymore. But I'm ok with it cuz it never really sounded exciting. And we love her so much! She's a happy baby and loves her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents already ;)
Guys she's finally here!
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