Monday, February 2, 2009

She made it!

My sweet baby finally made it to earth on Jan 29th, 2009. Taylor and I went to the hospital at 5 am on the 29th for an induction. We were both super nervous, but excited that we were going to meet Brynne that day. They put the IV in with Petocin and an antibiotic since I was positive for strep B. I was dialated at a 2 when they first checked me. They told me I was in for about a 14 to 24 hours of labor since it was my first baby. I made it to about 8 o'clock before I decided it was time for the epidural. I was in sooo much pain, and I was kinda having a nervous break down because I knew it was going to get worse! I was so nervous for the epidural because you hear so many horror stories, but it really didnt hurt bad at all, I loved it! After that the dr. broke the water and gave me a cathetor, and this may sound wierd but I was grateful to have it because finally I didnt feel like I had to pee literally every 3 minutes! Around 10:00 they couldnt find the heart beat, so they checked me and I had already dialated to a 8, then a hour later I was a 10 and completly efaced! The nurses were so suprised, and so were we! I was prepared to be in labor for at least 14 hours, we were so excited it was going to be happening soon! The dr. decided to let me contract for a hour before we started pushing. Then around noon I started pushing, and at 1:03 Brynne Elizabeth was born. They put her on my stomach right after, which I didnt think that I would want them to do, but it was the most amazing experience, everything became a reality when I saw her..there really had been a baby in there that whole time! It was so amazing to hear her first cry and realize she was ok! She weighed 8 lb and 5 oz, I was happy about this, I thought for sure she was going to be a 9 pound or more babe. Taylor was such an amazing support though the whole labor, he was so calm about everything, I really dont know if I could have done it with out him. It was so cute to see him holding our new baby, he will be a great daddy! I tore alot during the birth, he wouldnt tell me how many stitches I had, but it took them about 40 minutes to stitch me up, that was deffinatly the most painful part....and still is, yikes! But it was worth it. I am sooo grateful that everything went smoothly and that my baby is here and healthy! It amazes me how much she changes everyday, and how much I love her!

7 comments:

GarciaGirl3 said...

CONGRATS GUYS! She's so precious! I haven't met her yet but I already love her. :) She's got her daddy's looks and her mommy's heart.

Luke and Nat said...

This was so great to read, Dione! So great she is finally here! Love the pictures! Congrats to you both!

Kirk and Dynelle said...

I love that she is here and so perfect. I can't believe your labor was so fast...so jealous!

Dani said...

That is so sweet!

farrers said...

All I have to say is congratulations and thank goodness for drugs!! Prelabor, labor and post labor drugs make the whole experience less frightning!!

Christensens said...

Dione! I stalked and found you!! Brynne is absolutely adorable! Congrats.

Anderberg said...

i'm glad to hear your labor wasn't too terrible, minus the tearing. Anyway i tagged you in my 8 things about me post, so now it's your turn.