Foster is here! 9/13
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|Mon, 09-17-2012 - 10:04pm|
We went in for induction on Thursday 9/13. I was dilated to a 4 at my Wednesday appointment. They started my pitocin around 8am and broke my water around 9 (I was a 5 by then). The anesthesiologist came at 9:30 because he had a full scheduled for the day so I got my epi at a 5 and felt very few contractions my entire labor. The epi made me so sleepy so I napped off and on all day. Around 2:45 the nurse checked and I was a 9.5. I told her I was starting to feel pain again so the anesthesiologist came back and gave me a bolus of meds so I was completely numb again. The doctor arrived at 3:30 and prepped the room. I pushed on my first contraction at 3:45, pushed 4 times. Then I laughed and he slid down a little so I laughed again and he started sliding out on his own, so I basically pushed 6 times and he was out at 3:47. We were racing with the girl in the room next door and won!
Baby was 9 lbs, 3 oz; 21 inches long; 14.5 in head. He was BIG! But I knew he was going to be big.
Recovery has been awesome. I feel so much better, less physically exhausted, less sore just better overall than I did with my DS 4 years ago. I only took 2 pain pills and a few motrin at the hospital. I've been taking a few more at home because my back is really stiff, but it's not painful. My stitches aren't super painful and I even left the dermaplast at the hospital lol. I've been up and around since 2 hours after his birth and even cooked dinner yesterday. I'm impressed with how my body handled labor this time around. But I must say, I wish it had been this easy the first time, I might not have waited so long.