Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Leah's Birth Story

I used to think natural labor was the way to go and had 3 of my children natural, but after Lydia, I am all for the epidural;-). Now don't take me wrong, if you enjoy Natural Labor, I am not condemning it at all, and I do know it is better for mama and baby, but for me I prefer the epidural and admire you ladies who labor without any pain medicine!! With that being said back to the birth story..... Once I hit about 36 weeks pregnant I am DONE!!! So 3 out of 5 of my children have all been scheduled inductions, including baby Leah. I was scheduled for my induction on Friday June 8th at 39 weeks 1 day. Tuesday June 7th, I was just feeling miserable and went to bed pretty early. All night I was in so much pain, with contractions and gall bladder pain( I have gall stones and have had several attacks, I have been trying to hang on to my gallbladder, but don't know how long that is going to last). Around 7 I had all I could take so I woke my husband up and took a shower. We headed to the hospital(30 minutes away), and I cried the entire time. We arrived around the hospital around 9:30. I was having "mild contractions", dilated a 3 70% effaced. Same as I was the week before at the drs office, I was so upset. The nurse could tell I was in horrible pain and the machine kept showing contractions, so she checked me again and I was 90% effaced but still a 3. She said my dr was here and she was going to check me. When she came in she called me a 4 and admitted me, yay!!!! They took me back to my room and did all the hook ups, blood work, iv, etc. I then got my epidural and they broke my water. My contractions stopped, so they had to give me pitocin. I only had it for an hour before I was complete, just in time for my grandmother and sister to arrive from Georgia. Leah Faith was born at 1:20pm weighing 7lbs 8ozs 20 1/2 inches long(my biggest baby yet). She is such a blessing and I love being a mommy to 5 beautiful children!!!
so Fresh and new:)
Our favorite nurse, Sarah
It took Lydia some time to adjust:)
Going home!!


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