Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A bit more, with pictures.
Well, the last post was posted by Richard. So, now I will do a little post about everything. I won't give you all the nasty details but, I will give you a little bit of what happened.
After about a week of constant pelvic pain because little Phoenix was so low down and in my pelvis and also about a week and a half of feeling like I was leaking amniotic fluid I approached my doctor with the idea of inducing me. In reality we had no idea what my actual due date was.
It could have been the 15th, or the 24th or the 29th. Neither myself or the doctor actually knew but I just said it was the 24th because it was in the middle. My doctor had me scheduled for an induction on the 22nd. Anyway, after I thought my water was leaking I went in for a test they call a non-stress test that checks the levels of fluid and also it makes sure the baby is not under stress. The first test showed he was doing great and my fluid level wasn't great but it was ok. The next week Friday morning the 18th, I went in for another test and my fluid level had dropped significantly. They then told me to go straight from the test to IMC to be induced. Quite a shock to myself because I had planned on having the whole weekend to get all kinds of things done. But our little guy had another plan. Either he really was past due OR I had been leaking fluid, either way it wasn't safe for him to be in there anymore.
So, Friday afternoon I called Richard at work and told him we would be having the baby that day. (Much to our surprise we really wouldn't be having him for 32 more hours.) He thought I was joking but after convincing him I was serious he said ok, I will leave work. I think he was calmer than I was. At the hospital they had to start me on some medicine called Cervadil that prepares me for labor. That medicine had to be in me for 12 hours and then they could start the induction. So, saturday morning at 5am they began the induction. Lets just say it wasn't an easy labor....about 15 hours but, it was so worth it. There were a couple complications and I lost a good amount of blood and had to have a procedure done a couple hours actually after delivery because of something that went wrong. But, because men read this blog I will save you from that part. I was ready for 2 hours to start pushing but, my doctor was delivering someone else at another hospital. That is why Richard will say I delivered an alien because his head was in the birth canal for so long that his head was so mis-shapen. I was quite sick and so tired but finally at 8:30 pm on Saturday the 19th our little boy was born. 8 lbs 8oz and 21 1/2 inches long. How I had that big of a baby blows my mind but, alot of his weight is because he is so long so he doesn't actually look that big. We are so happy and Richard is such a good daddy. We love him so much and I can't imagine our lives without him. There are not enough words to describe the love I have for him. Right now is the best time of my life and I wish it would slow down. I cherish every moment because I know it will be gone before I know it. This is everything I have ever wanted and I have waited for a long time for it. I love you babe and my little Phoenix.