Sunday, September 26, 2010

She's Here!

Kloe Nikole
September 22, 2010
8 lbs. 14 oz. - 20" long
Born at 11:40 p.m.

Lil Miss Kloe has finally arrived into our lives and so far has been such a joy to both Josh and I. It was a long, hard and difficult experience...but one that I would not trade for anything in this world. I thank God for His hand of protection over both Kloe and I.

As my previous post said, I started having contractions at 10:00 p.m. on the 21st. Once I got to the hospital they told me that I was not in "true" labor, but Kloe's heart rate was low. It was in the range of the 90's to the 120's and they said that they would keep me until 7:00 a.m. to see what the midwife wanted to do. When the midwife came into the room she said that she was concerned with Kloe's heart rate, but that since I had a dr. appt the next day she didn't see it being too big of a problem. But, we had 3 choices as to what could be done. 1- Be sent home and go to the dr. the next day to be seen and schedule an induction. , 2- Have my membranes scraped and be sent home to wait for the hard labor to start. , or 3- Be induced and have Kloe that day.

Josh and I talked and opted for the induction due to the fact that Kloe's heart rate was low and due to the fact that we live 40 minutes from the hospital and didn't want to take the chance of having my membranes scraped and not make it to the hospital in time. So, at 8:45 they started the pitocin. By 2:00 they checked me and said that I had made little to no progress. So they decided to break my water to try and get things progressing faster as well as upping the pitocin. By 5:00 I was in so much pain and so exhausted. I asked for some pain meds in my IV and they did absolutely nothing. I tried my best to stick it out and go completely natural, but at 5:40ish I asked for an epidural. Once I got that...I was in HEAVEN! I was feeling no pain and was now getting to rest and relax and let my body do what it needed to do. Before I got the epidural I was just too tense for my body to dilate the way that it needed.

At 10:50 the dr. told me that I was now fully dilated and that I was ready to push. After pushing for 50 minutes our precious Kloe was born!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

We're Having A Baby!

I started to have contractions at 10:00 p.m. last night and had them for 2 hours before calling my dr. She told me to come on in. I had some strong contractions but then they slowed down. They had me walk the halls for an hour to try and get things going, but that made little to no have started me on pitocin and we should be progressing. They have talked breaking my water here soon. I will post again when we have a baby! Pray for us!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Still Waiting On Her Arrival

I will be 38 weeks on Sunday the 5th and I am SO anxious to meet my precious little girl! The dr has given me clearance to try and naturally induce labor if I decided to...and I have been trying anything that I can to do just that. I have gone through almost a whole fresh pineapple trying! I plan to try a cup of red raspberry leaf tea this evening as well. Right now I am feeling LOADS of pressure and some pretty intense tightening of my uterus, nothing really painful though. I'm just waiting on those strong contractions that are 5 minutes apart and last for more than an hour!!! ;o)

I thought my water broke 2 days ago, but it turned out to be a false alarm. I will make sure that I post when our little Kloe arrives. The laptops will be going with us to the hospital and I will be sure to post when I get the chance. In the meantime, please pray that all goes well when I do go into labor and delivery.