Monday, April 19, 2010

Where do we start?

Well I guess I will start with January 23rd. I was 35 weeks pregnant and started having contractions. I decided after about 2 hours of contractions every 2 to 3 minutes I'd better call the doctor and see what I should do. I was told to go ahead and head up to Labor and Delivery and let them monitor me for a while and see if I was indeed in labor. When I got there I was at 2cm dilated. They monitored me for a bit then I had to make laps around the hospital for an hour and see if I progressed anymore. I was checked again at was at 3cm. I layed there for another hour or so and they decided to go ahead and keep me and monitor things over night so they moved me to a delivery room just incase I stayed. When they moved me I was checked again and was 4cm. I sent Dax and Rilan back home since it was after 1 am at this time. I had contractions all night long. At 8 am they checked me again, I was almost 5cm. They talked to the doctor on call and they wanted to give me a shot and try to stop the labor and see if I could hold off a few more weeks. I was sooo frustrated by this time because I had to lay there all night contracting didn't sleep a wink and now your going to try and stop things?!? Luckly for me the shot didn't work. About 10am the doctor came in and broke my water. I called Dax to see where he was and they were headed back to the hospital luckly! After my water was broken the contractions suddenly STOPPED!!! I couldn't believe it. Instead of getting more intense they were stopping but there was no turning back. They started some pitocin and that started things up again. I layed there for a while trying to be "tough" and then I decided I couldn't take anymore and I asked for my epidural. It took forever for the guy to come in and do it and by that time I was in lots of pain and getting really grumpy. Once they finally came in and got it in I was doing better pain wise after about 30 minutes, they only problem was that it made me really tired. I couldn't keep my eyes open. I layed there for about an hour when I started feeling like it was time to push. I told the nurse I was having lots of pressure she checked me and said "wow, your ready to have a baby!" I pushed for about 30 minutes and then we got to welcome our beautiful baby girl into the world. Zoey Byrnn was born on January 24 at 3:25 pm! She weighed 5# 5oz and was 18 1/4 in long. She was so tiny and so perfect. A good friend came up the the hospital to help with Rilan while I was delivering, as soon as I was cleaned up and Zoey was assessed we let him come in and meet his little sister. I think he immediately feel in love with her just as Dax and I did. About 30 minutes after she was born my parents arrived and then a few hours later Dax's mom came. I can't believe Zoey is 12 weeks old already! Time is flying by.I can't believe how much she has changed already! She doubled her weight by 2 months! She did some serious catching up but I hope she slows the growing down because I can hardly remember how small she was already!

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