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Monday, April 22, 2013

Tiaras birth story

Man I feel like I am so far behind things have been so super busy! I want to write this down before I forget. Tiara was born on 4/2/13 at 3:06pm. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 1 oz and was 19.5 inches long. The story of her getting here was a bit crazy! I had been in and out of labor for 1 week and a half. my body would start and then stop and then start and then stop. Because I tested positive for strep B my doctor decided that we should induce to make sure that I got the right amount of medicine in me before she got here so on 4/2 at 8 am we went into the hospital. They started me on my IV drip for the strep B. The medicine was not fun at all it made my hand feel like it was on fire and I had to have 2 doses of the crap which I thought for sure I would die lol. When I got to the hospital my contractions were 5 mins apart but not hurting to bad at all. I was dilated to a 4 and 80% thinned out so they started me on a little bit of petocin.  The first bag of fluids was done dripping at about 10am the nurse came in and started the second bag of IV meds and moved the petocin up a bit more. At 12:15 my doctor came in my meds were done dripping and so he broke my water. I had A TON!! It was crazy the amount I had. When he broke my water he noticed that there was some meconuim which for us was good news because that meant that baby would not have meconiumm illiues and that she could poop on her own, the first of many blessings!! At that time I was dilated to a 5 and 90% thinned out he said this wont be long and to call him when I was close. His office is only 3 blocks away from the hospital. They offered me my epidural but I still was not to bad off so I decided to wait a while. At 1:30 the contractions were getting much stronger and closer together so I opted to get my epidural. The guy was very good, he was quick and it was done . I was now dilated to a 6. At 2:30 I felt so much pressure I had Layne call the nurse in to let her know and she checked me I was dilated to a 9 she couldn't believe how fast that had gone. She said let me go to the restroom and Ill be right back she put oxygen on me because my body was freaking out and it was impacting the babies heart rate. I was shivering and chattering my teeth it was pretty intense. She came back in at 2:45 checked me again and said oh my I can see her head you are ready to go let me call your doctor. It took for what seemed like FOREVER for him to get there when really it was only 10 mins lol. He checked me and said yup you are ready to push let me get dressed. He got all ready and at 3:01 said on your next contraction push. It took only 1.5 pushes and my beautiful baby was out seriously the fastest labor and delivery ever for me  He said I was a champ and he wished all labors went that way lol. I was very lucky not to tear or anything. The cord was wrapped around the babies leg but he got it unwrapped pretty easily and then they let Layne cut the cord. They put her up on my chest for just a few minutes and then put her under the warmer for the NICU team to check out. Due to the cystic fibrosis we weren't sure if there would be any impacts right up front. They did her apgar testing and she got a 9 out of 10 so she was clear to stay with us. We were so happy!!! They got her all cleaned up and then measured and weighed her and then handed her back to me. We stayed in the labor and delivery room for about 2.5 hours just Layne and I holding her, feeding her, loving on her before they took us up to my room. Once we got up there Layne went with her to the nursery and gave her, her very first bath. Then they came back and we had some visitors. Layne's sister and hubby came up and brought their mom and the boys and my friend Heather stopped by. Layne's friend and wife came up and brought us sushi which I had been craving so much the last part of my pregnancy it was AMAZING! Later that night my dad and brother Zack came up also. Lots of visitors and friends the next day also. She got to meet her aunt and uncle Calderwood, Kendra and Tracker, Grandma Bott, Grandpa Bott came again and Bre. It was nice to have lots of love and support and so many visitors.I tried to get pictures of them all but some of them slipped by with out it dang it!!  The boys also came back up the next day to see her and love on her again. The hospital photographer came in and did their pictures alson on day 2 and she had her hearing test which she passed with flying colors. The following morning my OB came in and cleared me to go and our pediatrician cleared Tiara to go so we headed out at 10 am. It was so surreal to be bringing home this sweet little baby girl!!



Alesha said...

I love birth stories! Everytime I think "I wont have one" because of I have c-sections but I have yet to not have one...maybe next time! {fingers crossed!}

Tesha Papik said...

Oh that was so sweet! I am so thrilled she had a safe happy delivery and got to be with mommy and daddy right away!

KW said...

Loved reading about this experience! What a beautiful baby. I hope my labor and delivery goes that smoothly!!

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