I have start by saying thank you for all your sweet comments! I loved reading them. Andrew is sleeping so I am going to attempt to write his birth story as quickly as possible. So Enjoy!
Tuesday night I went to the hospital, got admitted, and was given cervadil, and an IV. I was also checked to see if I was dilated and at that point I was still 2 to 3 cm but thinning out a lot.
Wednesday morning I was checked again and still the same. I was then brought into the birthing room and given pitocin. Well all, you know what, broke lose and the contractions came fast and strong. They started coming 5 mins and then 1 min apart. I was waiting for the epidural and I thought I was dying! I ended waiting for the epidural for about 1 hour and half and went from 4cm to 8cm. I guess I now know why I was in pain. Then the most wonderful man in the world came in a gave me the epidural (which did not hurt at all) and the pain became manageable. I could still feel the contractions and they still hurt, but they were 100 times better than before. Then very soon after the epidural the nurse checked me and I was 10 cm dilated and ready to push!! I pushed for a little over an hour and let me tell you- it was exhausting. Not painful but I literally thought I was going to fall alseep between contractions. When the doctor finally came in I only pushed a few more times and Andrew arrived!
I have to take a minute and tell you how wonderful Nick was! Thinking about it makes me want to cry. He did not leave my side for one minute. He feed me ice chips and let me squeeze his hand till I thought I was going to break it. The enitre time at the hospital he was there for me. He jumped every time I needed anything and he still is! I love him more now than ever!
Anyway sorry for all the sappy stuff. When Andrew arrived he came out screaming and they handed him right to me. It was the best moment of my life! When they toke him to clean him I got to experience my very first stitches. Yes I tore, but not too bad. I think I may be finally getting over the pain from that. Andrew was 7 lbs and 2 1/2 oz. and 20 inches long and perfect.
The stay in the hosiptal was actually great. I had the BEST nurses in the world the entire time I was there. I was very well taken care of! We finally left Friday morning and it was a great moment to start our lives together in our home.
On the way home!