I got home late last night after being stuck in traffic for an accident and the baby had a meltdown (so did mama). Just now got on the computer.
Labor and delivery was awesome. I decided to do a few thing around the house (a load of laundry and a few other things) to try to get things moving on their own. DH was going to tie up a few things at work as well. DH got home a little afte4r 6 pm. We did a few things then left about 7, stopped at Chick-Fil-A on the way so DH could eat (this might have been the hardest part of the evening for me
). Got to hospital at 7:30, got checked in and in the room around 8ish, got a quickie u/s done, was checked as still at 6cm, signed consents and stuff, got the epidural around 8:30 (the anesthesiologist actually had a bit of trouble and had to try a few times then had to do a higher one...it was all numb, but was uncomfortable because I was hunched over). The waited a little for it to take full effect then started the ptocin and broke my water around 9. I could just barely feel pressure with the contraction, just enough to know when they were coming. The Dr checked again at 11:15 and I was fully dilated. She had the nurse adjust the bed so I was sitting straight up to allow the baby to decsend. I thought she was since I could feel a slight pressure. Around midnight the said we would start. The nurse rearranged me and I was almost crowning. Did 6 or 7 pushes with the nurse and the Dr came in hurried up and got dressed, then had me push once more. Then we had to stop becuase the cord was around her neck (freak out moment, but she waas monitored he whole time and was ok). Once that was done I did one more push ad the baby shot out. At first no cry they had to suction her for what seemed like an eternity, but ewas probably about 3 sec. I was also I little freaked cause she was so pale, but the realized it was just vernix/ (the cheesy coating). So started pushing shortly after midnight and she was here at 12:24. She was 6#10oz and 20.5 inch long. I had a few small tears and got a few stitches, bit all went easy.
The only bad part was after all was over. The took out the epidural and let it wear off, gave me fluids and wanted me to pee and then were going to send me to PP. The nurse helped me walk to the bathroom since the epidural hadn't completely worn off and I peed a ton. I went to stand up and rinse off with a bottle of water like the nurse said and my legs started shaking so bad, by the time the nurse came in to the bathroom from just outside the door my whiole body was shaking bad, like convulsions. A couple nurse got a wheelchair and got me back in bed. I shook for 2 hours. My BP is normally low about 100/70, but it was really low (70/50) and my pulse was like 140. DH said I ws so pale. I am really sensitive to meds, so i wonder if the epidual stuff was still messing with me, or what. So I spent the next 4 hours on L&D getting my BP checked every 10 minutes, before we went to PP. Apart from that craziness, it was an awesome delivery.
We took forever to name her but finallly decided on Rachel Elizabeth. DH really wanted it and really didn't like Emma whereas I had already been calling her Emma in my mind for months. So I was a little dissapointed, but then I realized how much DH gave up. He already had his kids and got them out of the house and had no desire to have more. When things got serious between us we had "the talk" of I want kids and it would be a deal breaker if he didn't. After a rocky few weeks, he decided he loved me enough to want to be with me and start a family all over again. And this was all before all the IF/IVF trouble at which point he could have said it was fate, but he didn't. And we ended up doing IVF totally OOP. So I figured if Daddy was able to compromise on his "no more kids" stand and go through IVF then Mommy could compromise on a name that was still on her short list.
Things overall are going well. Breast feeding is moving alond slowly. She latches pretty well and just tonight I an noticing that I am starting to get a little engorged. She had trouble getting used to her crib. This morning at 5 was the first time I got her to sleep in it (it is in our bedroom). All last night I was a constant battle to stop the screams, but today she has done much better. She is sleeping quietly in her crib now.
I'll post some pics tomorrow.