First the quick stats. No Name Baby Boy, March 29, 2011, 2:32pm. 9 pounds 4 ounces, 22 inches, lots of dark black hair, and dark grey hair. Born via c-section, both he and I are doing great. Pictures soon.
Now the longer story. I woke yesterday around 5am in labor. I had about 8 contractions in the first 50 minutes or so. I woke up Dan and he called his parents to come watch the small ones. They got to the house around 7:30, we got to the hospital around 7:45, and apparently I looked like I was in extreme active labor. Got up to the labor and delivery ward, and decided to go for an epidural. They were pumping the first bag of saline in me fast and I got the epidural with only 1/3rd a bag in. In fact, they held off on a c-section to get the epidural in me. I was apparently dilated to 10cm when I arrived!
Baby was at station -2, and my water bag was bulging so the midwife popped it. Then we waited. Everyone expected the baby to arrive by around 8:30am. Baby did not want to move down the birth canal. We tried numerous positions, and other things to try to get him to move. My contractions were still strong and steady, at 1 every 2 minutes or so for 1 minute. At 2pm, he was almost to -1 station and not moving. So we decided it was time for the c-section. The fact I had to have another one kind of sucked, but he was not coming.
Baby boy was born via c-section at 2:32pm. It was really nice not having an emergency c-section, I was able to be awake for it since the drugs worked so no general, and I got to see him as soon as he was born. Dan and Baby Boy sat next to me for an hour while they sewed me up, before heading to the nursery to wash baby boy and warm him up after his bath. Apparently I had a lot of scar tissue from my c-section with Desmond, and the 45 minutes they were expecting to spend sewing me up turned into 2 hours, with them having to call in an additional surgeon for help!
Around 4:30pm I made it to the recovery room. Baby came and joined me around 6pm and nursed like a champ, once I got him to latch on! At 6:30 we moved to my room in the maternity ward. Baby roomed in with us and is with me and Dan when Dan is here. Since I had a c-section he does go to the nursery when Dan isn’t here since I can’t take care of him myself yet. He is adorable, and chubby and very snugly. He does not cry much at all, which is nice, and he is nursing well!
He was 2 pounds bigger then Eloise when born! He is great and I hope to post pictures soon, and hopefully we’ll decide on his name soon as well. I will be in the hospital till Saturday most likely, though I may decide to go home on Friday. Everyone is doing great so far, and Eloise and Desmond will be coming to visit and meet him this afternoon.