Here is my full detailing of Rachel Sara
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|Sat, 04-12-2003 - 12:09pm|
The shift changed and I was assigned a nurse who would be with me the rest of the day. The IV team came in and she did a beautiful job, got it right away and no black and blue mark!! The started my antibiotics for the GSB. I told them I was NOW ready for an epidural and I was next in line. The anesthesiologist was very funny but good. I hardly felt a thing. My legs were actually numb and I hardly felt the contractions.
The doctor came in again not soon after, around 9 I think, and she checked me again. I was now at 6 and 90% effaced but at station 3 so the baby was still to far up. She decided to break my water and she what that did. A couple more hours went by, I was now at 7 or 8 cm, 90 % effaced by the baby was only at 0, still too high.
Around 12:30 PM, the doctor was happy with my progression and blood show but not happy the baby hadn’t descended further. I was 10 and 100% but the baby still hadn’t moved. She decided to give my a little pit., at level 2(?) . It did the trick! At 2:05 PM, I was ready to push.
I wasn’t really feeling anything so I asked them to lower the epidural which they did. I didn’t have to push too long because at 2:35 PM, Rachel Sarah was born!!
She weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20 ½ inches tall. Big baby for me!!
We had a couple of minor complications. She pooped in utero so she couldn’t be placed on me right away but had to have her nose and mouth suctioned. I also must have pushed really hard because she might have broken her left clavicle bone
I do have a little hungry munger who wants to nurse all the time but my milk is slow to come in. Rachel got a little dehydrated and lost too much weight so until the milk does come in, unfortunately, we have to do some supplementing to re-hydrate and put some ounces back on that girl!
So far, Hana is being an excellent big sister and even tells Mom when baby Rachel is crying. I’m still not sure if Hana understands all this but she is being a great trooper!
So we are now a family of 4, hubby, me and 2 of the most beautiful little girls in the world!
You all are the best!!! Thanks for the congrats and thoughts!!
Sharon, Mom to Hana (10-11-00) and Rachel (4-9-03)