Thursday, January 6, 2011

Welcome to the world sweet boy!

As you all know we planned for me to be induced on the 26th of December. We were to go in at 6am to start the meds... well all Christmas day we spend at home with Adlie and Matt's Dad we ordered Chinese food and just relaxed. I made sure all of our bags were packed and ready to go. I was nervous but excited so I cleaned up the house and we all got in bed for the night... Sleep was NOT going to happen for me I laid in bed and just waited.... at 5:30 am my phone rang... it was the hospital saying they could not have us in because they had several women in that were in labor so we had to wait....(they said they would call us back before noon to give us a new time to come in) at noon they had NOT called and I was getting quite anxious.... so Matt called the hospital and spoke with my Dr. he said to come in at 6pm and before we came to eat some lunch and try to take it easy ... So we got dressed and Matt asked me what I wanted to eat.... well all night all I could think about eating was Bob Evans Chicken and noodles. So off to Bob Evans we went. After lunch we went to Wal Mart to walk around and grab a few last minute things. We came home and I jumped in to the shower and got Adlie ready to go spend some time with her Poppy... Once Matt's dad came and picked Adlie up we packed up and headed to the hospital (not before stopping at McDonald's for one last thing to eat!)

We get to the hospital and get signed in and they get us in a room. The nurse checked me and I am at 2 and 70% effaced... not bad but not great... My dr comes in and says they will start me on cytotec and see what happens if I am not progressing they may send me home the next morning... EEK! Well about an hour after getting the cytotec I am having mild contractions and they are pretty regular too so there is no going home! (this is about 8pm....) I ask my nurse when they will start pitocin and she said it would be sometime early morning and to just relax and try to get some sleep... haha.... I continued to have contractions all night and they were pretty regular so they decided I did not need any more cytotec and at 5am they started a low dose of pitocin to make my contractions stronger and last longer to move baby down ( I was at 4 and 90% effaced at this point)...I labored on the birthing ball for a while then at almost 7 (shifts change at 7) my dr came in to check me I am at a 6 almost 7 and still 90% effaced... he said my water bag was bulging but he would let it break on its 7:30 I asked my nurse if I could get some local pain medication because I had a lot of pressure and felt like I needed to push but knew my body wasn't ready. She checked me again (they can't give it to you after 8 ) I was almost 8 and 100% but she gave me some Nubian and with in 10 minutes I called the nurses back in and told them I needed to push NOW.... Matt was standing at my side and could see the baby's head. The nurse checked me and said YOU CANNOT PUSH THIS BABY OUT RIGHT NOW I DON'T GET PAID ENOUGH! I told her I could NOT wait he was coming NOW. They had to pull a dr in from the hall way to deliver Alastor. I pushed and his head came out in the water bag still the dr told me to wait to push again and he put a small hole in the bag of water and told me to push again and out he came and they handed him right to me. My first thought was OH MY GOD he is so tiny. I really though I was going to have an 8 lb baby they took him to clean him off and weigh him 5 lbs 15.5 oz 18 1/2 in long and the first thing the nurses said was he had a perfect round head. His Apgar scores were 8 and 9. He started nursing as soon as they gave him back to me and has been doing great...

Once I was good and the dr's and nurses left the room for a while Matt left to go get Adlie and I made a few phone calls..... a few hours of sleep and nursing and Matt came back with Adlie. She came in and Alastor was wrapped up and she couldn't see him Matt put her on my bed and I held Alastor out to her so she could see she smiled so big and kept telling us how tiny he was and how cute he is... I asked her if she wanted to hold him and she said no and got down to play.... A little while later she came to my bed and asked to hold him. I picked her up and handed her Alastor she got the biggest smile on her face and kept saying brother... I will admit I cried a little watching her with him...

We have been home for a little over a week now and he is growing (6lbs 4oz last Friday) and doing very well Adlie is doing great and has been loving her babies just like mama is. Alastor is such a mellow baby he sleeps well (4 hours nurse 4 hours nurse!!!!) He lost his umbilical stump yesterday but we will wait until next week to do a tub bath just to let it heal. We are nursing on demand and he seems to be happy. I was worried about how things would go when we got home but honestly it has been so easy .... We go back to the dr in a week and I will let you know how he is doing weight wise then.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011