Saturday, September 1, 2012
Weston is here! He started his arrival in the evening of June 22 after some stair runs and chasing bunnies in the moonlight at a local park with the family. Mild contractions started around 10 pm and kept coming until 1am when we decided we should go to bed and thought that they would either go away or I would wake up when they were too painful. At 3:30 am I woke Ryan up and said I think we need to go to the Hospital. We called Ryan's parents to come over to take care of Seth and headed to the hospital. My contractions were pretty intense and coming every 1 1/2 mins....too quickly they thought but I was only dilated to a 2 :( But they thought I must be just beginning active labor. I was dumping key tones again like I did with Seth (meaning I was dehydrated). So they hooked me up to an IV and told me to walk around the hospital for 2 hours and then they would check me again. I was devastated because I was in lots of pain but we started walking. My contractions slowed down to every 4 mins but they became longer, harder, and hurt like no other. I only made in walking an hour because I was just so tired from not getting any sleep that night. Labor and Delivery was super busy that night so instead of checking me 2 hours later, I got checked 4 hours later!!! I was seriously dying and on the verge of a mental breakdown because I was in so much pain. (I was scared of being sent home because with Seth I was sent home twice) So the whole time I was just crying to Ryan saying What if I am not dilating and I have to go home. But Ryan kept laughing at me and told me that I was in labor that there is no way they would send me home like this. While I am in labor I do not think logically. Finally I was checked and the midwife said " Oh yeah you are definitely staying, you are 6 cm." Right then and there I just started crying with happiness!!! My triage nurse felt bad for me since I had to wait so long to be checked and since I was in so much pain that as soon as I got the admit okay from the midwife she called the blessed epidural man so he would be there as soon as I got into the labor room! Bless her heart!! After the epidural It was totally smooth sailing I was super comfy and even got to sleep a little. Around 3pm it was time to push...3:12 Weston joined our family!! It was super easy delivering him compared to my 3 1/2 hour pushing extravaganza I had with Seth. There was meconium in the amniotic fluid so he had to go to the nurses almost immediately after he came out...but he turned out to be okay and got to come see me. We don't have a whole lot of pictures since Ryan was trying to fill many different roles in the labor room, but here are a few of our little Weston guy. A disclaimers... Why must I go into labor every time in the middle of the night so I look like horse poop?? At least Weston is cute!!