Welcome Amelia Evelyn Elizabeth! Due May 19ths, she ended up not coming on her own so Monday May 24th My mom my sister and I went up to the hospital to give her her eviction notice. They started me out with Cytotec, a vaginal tablet that would get my cervix soft and begin (hopefully) to dilate. I got that at 10 P.M. dilated at still 1.5 (fully effaced) one long and not very restful night later (that bed was pretty darn hard and the room was not dark, plus having a nurse come in to read the tape every half hour/hour... and needing to pee.. yea...lol) I got to have a nice breakfast at 7:30 and then at 10 AM I was only at a 2 so was started on Pitocin to get the contractions which were nice and frequent to be more intense and hopefully get me dilated. Well, the pitocin sure worked, and by 12:30 I was ready to not be feeling them anymore, so I asked for the epidural. They checked my cervix before and I was dilated to a 4 woo hoo! got the Epidural and was happily numb by 2pm, which was good cause those last contractions as the epi was placed were pretty painful and I was beginning to shake a bit. They checked my cervix again once I was fully numb and I was fully dilated, so they called my Dr so he could get ready and then I started pushing. At 3:11 PM I had one last push and out she came! The nurses placed her on my belly as the Dr finished delivery the placenta and started taking care of my tear (2nd Degree OUCH!) She was all covered in white sticky goo, not slippery like I had thought. Much larger on the outside then I imagined she would be, 7lbs 1 oz and 19 inches long. We tried nursing with no success and then she headed off to get cleaned up and get some testing/weighed/measuring done.I got her back all clean and marvelous and she nursed for an hour!
I have photos of the journey in my photo bucket, I will email any of you that want to look that I know the guest password :) http://s230.photobucket.com/albums/ee145/xcedra_photos/baby/