January 13th, 2010, 4:58 pm 9lbs 13oz, 22"
He's here! Yay! And he is the sweetest little baby. He is so calm and so quiet and so perfect. He hardly ever makes a peep, loves to be held and seems so content. He has dark brown hair and blue eyes (our first and only blue eyed baby), long, skinny arms and legs and huge hands and feet. He is super cute...
Michael and I went to the hospital at 6am Wednesday. My nurse, Janeicia weighed me and took me straight to my room. They did not waste any time. Michael had gone to park the car and by the time he made it to the room, they already had me in a hospital gown, in the bed and hooked up to the monitors. They gave me an IV and some gel to get labor started and off we went. We took a 30 minute walk after the gel and I felt like I was ready to push. That stuff hurt bad. After the walk, I asked for my epidural, got it and was ecstatic. I didn't realize how much discomfort I had been enduring until I wasn't in pain at all. It really was the first time I wasn't in pain from this big ole baby in like 3 months. Love that epidural!
They didn't start my pitocin until 10:30 or 11:00 and I was really ready to be out of there. I was expecting a fast delivery for number 3, but they weren't in the same hurry I was in. Gigi, Pink and Michael sat in the room with me as we waited and waited for Rex and endured my impatience and repeated requests to have my medicine turned up so we could get the show on the road. Apparently I was stuck at 9.5 centimeters for a while and Rex had his head turned to the side instead of pointing down, so they made us wait and wait for that situation to change. Dr. Hays showed up around 4:30 and we were ready to have our baby. Yay, finally!
The nurses got the room ready and we started to push at 4:55. I only got to do one count to 10, waited for his shoulders to turn, did a little half push, and he was all the way out by 4:58! What?!? I still don't get it. 9lbs 13oz, born in 3 minutes of pushing. It just doesn't seem right.