I cannot believe it has been two weeks since our newest addition arrived! He was a stubborn little baby and would not budge one bit. despite mommy having contractions on and off, being dilated to 3 cm for 4 weeks, dropping so low my ligaments hurt. I mean this kid was snug as a bug in a rug and did not want to come out. I would break down into tears at least once a day from being so tired and uncomfortable and over being pregnant, but he is worth it. At my last OB appt I caved and asked to be induced.
I passed the criteria and was told call right away the following morning and that they will tell me when to come in. So that next morning I called at 6AM sharp and was asked can you be in by 7:30? YES! I replied and headed upstairs to let my hubby know. Thankfully my mother had taken our son overnight so we were ready to head out and to the hospital at a blinks notice. We arrived at labor and delivery and got settled into our room for the day. I got my antibiotics going, (I tested positive for Group B strep, another reason I asked to be induced to make sure the antibiotics were given the proper time) then got my pitocin drip, and the day begun. Man my body took forever to start labor, but eventually the contractions started to roll in. My nurse finally decided it was to a point where my epidural could be done, and like the wind she had everything prepped and ready for the anesthesiologist. Just like that I had my epidural in and was slowly feeling like I could relax again…and took a nap
Not sure how many hours passed A new nurse had come and gone, but I finally felt pressure, lots of pressure. Mind you it wasn’t pain just pressure with every contraction coming about everything three mins. Due to the amazing care of nurse number two the baby had finally dropped on his own and I was ready to push. With the amazing coaching of the nurses and doctor, and the support of my hubby, I was able to deliver my son within 20 mins!!! If you don’t know me well you have to understand I pushed for 2.5 hours with my first. So 20 mins was like a sprint compared to that. He was here!!! At 11:40 PM he was finally here! He came out all purple and squishy like all babies do and he was perfect. He was weighed and measure and as the nurse handed him over I asked so how big is he? With shock on her face she replied he is 10 lbs 4 oz. My Jaw dropped. I could not believe how big he was. No wonder I was uncomfortable! But he was out and I felt like a million bucks and had a beautiful baby boy in my arms.
We are now home and adjusting to having our new addition at home, and loving every min of it. Despite the still adjusting moments, big brother loves to smother him with kisses, and mommy and daddy cannot get enough snuggles. We are thrilled to be parents to these little boys and I cannot wait to share stories with all of you!
Happy Tuesday to you all!