Wednesday the 17th - I had the best sleep! I woke up refreshed! I took my BP and it seemed to be good, but I thought that I better call the Doctor. When they called me back, they said that the Doctor wanted me to bring my bag, because he may induce. Well my appointment was at 2:45. By the time I got to my appointment I was bleeding. The Bloody Show! I never had this before either. So, when I got to the Doctors office; they called me back! My BP was 140/102!!! They sent me to delivery!!
I got up there around 3:15. I got in my gown and they came in to check my cervix! I was still 4cm and 90% effaced. They gave me my IV line. The nurse had to still me twice. They gave me a bag of fluids and the antibiotic for the StrepB. The doctor wanted them to check my urine and it was +1. At 6:20, they started the Oxytosin. But, I forgot to mention that I was having contractions on my own. I was in the early stages. Well, I was feeling pretty good. The contractions werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t that bad. The doctor came in and checked my around 8:00 and I was still 4cm, but I was now effaced 100%. So, he decided to break my water. They then put the fetal monitors on the babyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s head. For some reason the babyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s heart rate was all over the place again. One of the charge nurses came in and told my nurse that this isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t uncommon. The baby has a heart murmur and that is why the heart rate is everywhere. I started to get a little scared and she told me that she has only ever seen one baby have problems in the 12 years she had been doing this. At 9:30 they came in to give me my epi!! I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t in that much pain yet, but I figured since he was here! LOL
Well, he had to hit me 3 times!!!! He hit bone twice! This was the same man I had 5 years ago! I loved him then! I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t so happy with him this time!! Well, they upped my oxytocin and things really started to progress! This time things were different! Now when you get an epi, they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t numb your crotch!!! They told me that they only numb the uterus! I said WHAT?!?! They said that this way you know when you have pressure and when you have to push! Yes! And you also feel every contraction!!!! I had to breath through everyone!! I had such pain in my crotch! I just couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe it! Finally the one nurse asked me if I had to push and I said No! They had me lying on my side, because the epi wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t going down the one side of my uterus! She told me to flip over to my back! She then asked me it I had to push and I said YES!!!! They called for the Doctor! It was funny! He came in the room rubbing his eyes and he had his glasses in his hands and he said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Did someone call me?Ã¢â‚¬Â. My nurse said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yes, She is ready to push!Ã¢â‚¬Â Well, I started pushing! I think pushed about 4 times when he told me that I only needed to push one more time! Well, he almost got called a liar when he told me that I needed to push again! One more!!! And....
Thursday the 18th - At exactly 12:00am Miss Alivia Diane was born!! The nurses told me that I could pick the 17th or the 18th! I choose the 18th!! She was 6lbs. 15oz. and 20 inches long! She has a lot of brownish red hair; brown eyes and I think the poor babyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to have her fathers nose! After she was born they stitched me up! I ripped at the front and the back! OUCH! But, the one thing that I never got to experience with my other two, I got to pull her out and onto my chest!! My husband sat there holding her while I ate like a starving woman!! Boy, that Ham sandwich they gave me was wonderful!! My husband the funny man he is, looked at me and said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m the man who said he was never getting married and here I sit the father of 3 GIRLS!! We both think GOD has a sick sense of humor!! LOL
All in All, It was a great L&D! I was only in active labor for 5 hours and 40 minutes!!! That sure beats the 12 1/2 hours with my 1st! And I ended up with a c-section with her! The 181/2 hours with my 2nd!
Friday the 19th - Went home from the hospital! Glad to be home!!!
Saturday the 20th - Family came to visit! Very tired! Alivia marathon nurses at night! I think she is getting Jaundice!
Sunday the 21st - Take her to the doctors at 8:00! She has a level of 19.6! She needs to go to the hospital! She is put under the lights for 24 hours! Her level is down to 13.2 at 3:00!
Monday the 22nd - At 7:00 her level is at 9.9! They send us home!
Tuesday the 23rd - We take he to have her lab drawn once more and itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s at 10.2! She is good to go!
Wednesday the 24th - Nursing is going well! But, sleeping isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t! She has been getting up around 2:00 and staying up until 6:30!!!! We attended Christmas Eve service! She looked so cute in her 1st Christmas Outfit! My other girlÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s looked cute too!
Thursday the 25th - Merry Christmas!!! I think I figured out how to get her to sleep at night! I know I shouldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do it, but I need to sleep! She WILL sleep for 4 hours straight if I put her in her Car Seat!!
Friday the 26th - I am feeling pretty good today! I am starting to catch up on some sleep!!!
I just want to thank everyone!! You guys have been very helpful!! Congrats to all the new MommyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and to all the new MommyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s to be!!! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!
Alivia Diane's Picture
DD 12-6-1994 38 wks HB
DD 2-20-1998 36 wks GD, HB, Pre-E, HELLP
Baby #3 EDD 1-2-2004 GD