Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I can't believe Dave and I are parents! I had a doctors appointment on Wednesday (Dec 1st) and my blood pressure was high so the doc sent me straight to the hospital. (If it wasn't high, they were going to induce me the next day). So we get to the hospital and my blood pressure was normal, so they decided to keep me anyways, and hook me to the IVs. While I was there, I realized that I've never had to be in the hospital before or have an IV! They put us in a room and we pretty much just had to hang out until 8pm (we got there at noon). At 8 they put me on something to get the cervix ready and said that I would start to have cramps that continuously got worse and asked me if I wanted an Ambien and a pain pill. I don't even like to take Tylenol so at first I said no. At around midnight I decided to get the Ambien so I could get a good night's sleep and have energy for the next day. I still wasn't asleep by three, so we decided I better take the pain pill. Before the nurse had even left the room, I was out, and didn't wake up until they broke my water at 8 in the morning! They started me on the Petosin at that time and I started moving right along! When I was dialated at about a 4 I got an epidural... which is not what I expected! I thought I wasn't going to feel anything, but I could still wiggle my toes and everything...but I could'nt feel the contractions, so I guess it worked! I finally felt like I had to push and there wasn't anyone in the room except me and Dave... our nurse had left to get lunch! She finally came back and I started to push... it came time that the baby was coming and the doctor wasn't there yet. They told me to stop pushing until the doc got there... one of the nurses said she just called him and he was three minutes away. Three minutes doesn't seem like it's that long... most of the time. As soon as he came in, I had to start pushing and he was still putting on his gloves! After about 5-10 pushes, little Ashtyn was here! Afterwards, the placenta was stuck on my uterus, and this was the most painful part of the whole thing! Its called Placenta Accreta (or something like that). It only occurs in 1 out of 2500 pregnancies and most of the time, it ends in an operation. Sometimes they have to do a DNC or possibly a hysterectomy! So I got lucky that I didn't have to have anything major go on! Just my stomach was so sore to the touch for a couple of days afterward... Dave had to help me get up and out of chairs. I'm just happy that Ashtyn is healthy and happy... and all and all is was a really good experience!! I've posted some pics on Facebook but here are some more! I love how Max didn't want to be left out! First diaper change!