Thursday, October 28, 2010

Introducting Miss Ali Paige

On Wednesday I had my weekly doctors appt. I was still 2 cm and about 70% effaced, except this time baby dropped to position -1. The doctor went ahead and stripped my membranes. Its where the doctor runs their fingers between the cervix and the sac. Its a way to naturally induce labor. I imediatly started to have some really good cramping. I went home and walked a bunch. Later that night around 10pm. I started to have contractions that were about 3-4 min apart. I tried to sleep and that didn't happen. I got up around 1:30am and timed them on the computer, they were about 2-3 min apart. About an hour later I went back to bed because they slowed down. I woke up at 5:30am and they were back. I decided to the head to the hospital around 6:30am. Troy stayed home to take care of Tyler. When I got to the hospital they set me up in a room and around 7:30am they checked me, I was 3 cm. They told me to go walk for an hour and they would check me again.

Around 8:30am my doctor came in. He thought for sure I was going home because the contraction monitor wasn't picking up most of my contractions. When he checked me I was between 4-5cm!! I was admitted! I called Troy and told him to head to the hospital and then called my Mom. She was booking a last minute ticket out here to take care of Tyler. I was so excited that I would be meeting my baby girl today:) I was even more excited that things were progressing so smoothly on their own.

Around 9:30 my doctor came back and I was up to 6 cm. He decided to go ahead and order the Epi and then break my water. He was afraid to break my water first, thinking I might go too fast. Troy and Tyler finally got up there around 10am. We just hung around until Dana got finished with her doctor's appt, she was taking Tyler home with her. Around 10:30 I got the Epi, this one hurt way more than the first time. The doctor came back and broke my water.

Not long after I got the Epi my contractions stopped and I started to get really nauseous. My blood pressure started to drop really low, they said this was causing my to really nauseous. The same thing happened with Tyler. Since I couldn't eat anything to make me feel better they gave me more drugs to fight the sickness in my tummy.

Around 2pm, I was still at 6cm with no contractions. They decided to start me on some pitocin to get them started again. Around 4:30 or 5pm, my Mom arrived at the hospital. About 20 min later I was 10 cm!!! Time to push. My Mom left to go pick up Tyler from Dana while we had the baby. I started pushing at 5:30 and Miss Ali Paige arrived at 5:55pm. I couldn't believe it 30 min of pushing and only 6 or 7 pushes. This labor was so much easier than my labor with Tyler.

Ali arrived in the world weighing 8 lbs 5 oz and was 19 3/4 inches long. She was huge for being 2 weeks early. Ali look great and I got to nurse her almost immediately. While we waited for my Mom and Tyler to return, Troy and I got a chance to bond with her a little bit. She was so precious and she had the fattest face ever.

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