Re: December Mommies
Hi girls! Don't know if any of you are still watching this thread, but I wanted to add my birth story for you.
We had an ultrasound at the beginning of November that showed baby was in the 20th percentile, quite small, and more importantly that I had low amniotic fluid. So a few weeks later we did another ultrasound to check the growth and the fluid levels. The fluid was showing VERY low, so up to the L&D floor I went.
They decided to let me go home but had me on the top of the induction list.
9am the next day, Tuesday, they called me in.
The induction started at 12pm, 1st dose of Cervadil went in. 12 hours later, after starting from scratch, I was only 1.5cm dilated and 50% effaced. 2nd dose goes in. Another 12 hours later I progressed to 2cm (I was quite disappointed at this!) 3rd dose took me to bearly 3cm. They broke my water at this point and things started moving a lot faster. I begged for an epidural right after they broke my water, the BEST choice I've ever made! So very worth the back pain while they were putting it in!!
At 5am on the 9th we started with the Oxitocin. That REALLY got things going, jumped to 5cm in 4hours, increased the dose of Oxitocin, 1hour later was fully dilated and ready to push!
45 minutes of pushing later, my beautiful Paula was born.
Had some slight tearing, very minor repairs.
We were then kept for 36hours because she was SO tiny, 6lbs 6oz, we needed to check her blood sugar for the first day and a half. (the most heart breaking thing to see you little one get pricked so many times and screetch each time!)
after switching over to formula, she was doing great.
So, on her due date (yay for being one of the 5% to birth on due date)
We're home, trying to figure out a good feeding schedule. But loving every second of it!
I hope to hear your stories soon!