Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Labor & Delivery

Labor was not that bad! I went into labor at 3 in the morning, on the 31st. We hung out at the house and I showered and what not, then headed into the hospital about 6:30. My contractions had been about 5 minutes apart since 4 am. When we got there the attending nurse was telling me that it's really common for first time mom's to be sent home, well when she checked me and I was at a 4+ she decided that I really was going to have the baby. My doctor happened to be at the hospital delivering another baby so he peeked in and told her to admit me and he'd break my water.
I went natural until I was a little more than a 8 and my contractions were a minute apart, I started throwing up and decided that it was time for the epidural. After that I took a little nap then the Dr. came in and said that we were ready to push!
I pushed for an hour, and then our wonderful little boy was born at 5:07pm. Josh was fascinated by the whole thing and thought that it was wonderful. He was able to cut the umbilical cord as well.

The video is of me and Braxton right after he was born when they set him on my chest.
video

1 comment:

The Clegg Family said...

Oh how precious!! Congratulations!!