Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Macey's Birth Story

Today was my original due date, but we are thrilled that Macey is already here with us!
I was induced last Wednesday October 20 and Macey joined us Thursday October 21 at 9:15 It was a very long delivery but totally worth it.  Here I am in the hospital parking lot.
 I was to check in at 7:15 on Wednesday night and they started me on an IV and gave me these pills every 4 hours to start thinning my cervix and get things rolling.
I was started on pitocin at 6:00am on Thursday morning. I still hadn't made any progress and was only at a 2 or so. My doctor broke my water at 9:00am and oh man did the contractions start coming, so I had my wonderful epidural around 10:00am. I do not think I could have made it through the day without it. Later that afternoon things started to get more intense and they ended up giving me more pain medicine. I was checked around 5:00 and I was still only at a 5. At 6:00 I started complaining with a lot of pressure and they checked me to just make sure and I was a 9 1/2! The doctor said I could start pushing in 15 minutes, so we got all my family back up there and they prepped the room for delivery. Well they checked me again and I was still at 9 1/2 and a small part of my cervix was still there. We ended up waiting 3 more hours trying to get to a 10 and it never happened. I did try pushing a few times but I made no progress. I was so worn out and drugged up that I really do not think I would have had the energy to push. Around 9:00 her heartrate dropped down to 55 bpm and we made the decision to do a C-section. I was out of enegry and I started getting nervous about the heartbeat. Once we said yes to the C-section, we were on our way to the OR in no time.
  I was so nervous about the C-Section and could not stop shaking, but all the nurses were so sweet during labor and delivery.
 Macey was born at 9:53 and I was so happy to see my baby! It took her a few seconds to start crying and those seemed like the longest seconds of my life.

 First time seeing my sweet baby!!! I was so out of it at this point, but it was the best moment of my life!!!
 Christian took Macey to the nursery and they finished up wth me and I was in recovery for about 2 hours! I ended up sleeping for those 2 hours, but when I woke up I was ready to see and hold my girl!!!  
Family of three!!!!
We love Macey girl and you are the best gift ever!!!

5 comments:

Julee Turner said...

Congrats!! So glad she is here and is healthy!

Lauren said...

Aw, love it and she is just gorgeous!!!!! :)

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

So glad everything went okay and your little girl is here safe and sound. She is just preicous!

Ashley said...

So sweet! Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

Abby said...

YAY!! So glad to read the birth story! I'm so glad everything turned out well and you have a sweet baby girl in your arms:)