Thursday, November 13, 2008
Well where do I begin! The past 7 months have been AMAZING!
It all started on April 13th when at 2:52am my water broke! It was very uneventful and the beginning of the rest of our lives as parents. After I rushed into the bedroom to announce to Dan that my water had broke I decided to call tele health to see if I need to rush to the hospital. I luckily was not having any contractions so I was able to hang out for a few hours before we had to make our way to St. Thomas.
We arrived at the hospital just shortly after 5:30AM where we made our way to the assessment room. After a while I was finally admitted and we got the ball rolling!
At this point I still was not having any contractions so they decided to put me on ocytocin to start the contractions. I am not sure how long I was on that but I would say that I tried to withstand the pain for about an hour before I decided it was epidural time.
Once I receied the epidural they bumped up my dosage of ocytocin and the contractions started coming on strong- lucky for me I didn't feel a darn thing! I kept telling Dan that it was a wonder drug! Oh and it was! LOL At roughly 7 or 7:30pm I was fully dilated and ready to push. I thought once you were fully dilated that it was just a few pushing and your baby was out- the nurses informed me otherwise and said I would likely be pushing for a few hours- boy they were wrong! After I started pushing they told me shortly ther after to stop because they had to wait for the Dr. Once the Dr arrived it was just a few pushes and Rhys was out.
Our beautiful baby boy was born at 7:57pm weighing in at 6 lbs 13oz. We were overjoyed with emotion and really disbelief that our baby was finally here. It was the best feeling to have him in my arms it was as if he was meant to be there- he fit like a glove.
The past 7 months have gone by so fast and we have already had some firsts- 1st Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween and teeth! We are looking forward to another first in the next month- 1st Christmas! Hopefully I won't wait this long for my next post!