Thursday, December 27, 2007
Welcome to the World Lil Man
I just wanted to let everyone know that Samuel James had made it into the world. It was a long road, but he came without much issue, and into this crazy family. He was born on December 21, 2007 at 10:01 pm. He was 8 lbs 12 oz and 20 inches long. The pushing was the easy part...here, I'll let you see for yourself.
It all started the week I was to be induced. I went in on Monday for my normal NST and the OB wanted to see me. She wanted to strip my membranes at that point in time, but I told her I had things to do, and I would not be having the baby until my induction date. She laughed at me, and she told me that I was one of the only people she knew that scheduled things until the very last second.
Tuesday rolled around. I went to my MOPS group. We wrapped gifts, and we had a great time. We ate cookies, and we just had fun visiting with each other. While I was there, I started to get a really bad back ache. I came home, and I got in a hot tub to soak. I figured it would feel good, and I could use the relaxing. I soaked in the tub, took some Tylenol, and laid in bed for a few hours. My mom called to let me know she was on her way to bring Genevieve home. I told her about my back ache, and she insisted I call the doctor. I called, and they said to come in because they wanted to put me on the monitor.
Sure enough, I was having some pretty strong contractions. I had no idea because it just felt like my back hurt. I was worried they may keep me, and I had an appointment the next day I needed to be at. They checked me, and there was no change. They sent me home.
On Wednesday I went to my appointment in Lawton. Everything went great. I had several contractions while down there and walking around. It wasn't anything big, and I knew I'd be able to hold off.
Thursday rolls around, and it's induction day. I got a call about noon that they were going to cancel my induction. They wouldn't be able to get to me until Dec 28. I let them know that I was taking NSTs, and I hadn't scheduled any. They told me I should come in that day. I did, and I was really upset. I was hormonal darnit :p Anyway, the OB said for me to come see her after the NST. I got up there, and she explained that the hospital was really full. They couldn't take anyone on unless they were in labor. At that time she stripped my membranes, and gave me some tips on how to get things going.
I went out right after and I walked for about 3 hours. My contractions were 3 to 5 mins apart and about a min long. I called the hospital, and they told me to take some Tylenol PM, and if my water breaks, come in. I took their advice, but by 4 am, I couldn't keep anything down. I was having irregular contractions...nothing real promising. I still was having a lot of back pain though. We called the office, and they wanted me to come in...if for nothing else to get an IV because I couldn't keep anything down.
After all morning in the exam room, they finally decided that I could stay and have the baby. They had to clear out rooms, but I was going to get the next open room. I gave my hubby a call, and then everyone else I could think of. I moved to the other room at 2 pm.
They started my Pit right away. At 5:30, they broke my water and gave me the epidural. By 9:30 I was ready to push. We waited for the doctor to get out of surgery, and then they got me ready. I push a whole 2 contractions. At 10:01, our little man was born. I told my husband that we couldn't have anymore because I pushed Genevieve out in 3 contractions, Samuel in 2, and I didn't think I could do it in 1.
With how big he was, I am so thankful I didn't have to wait to have him. I couldn't imagine if I would have had to wait another week and a half. That would have made for one big baby! Anyway, I'm just going to post a couple more pictures :)