Your Birth Story

On Monday, August 31st we were admitted to Poudre Valley Hospital to get induced. That afternoon, the doctor put a pill in me to thin out my cervix. Your dad and I hung out until the next morning. We woke up bright and early at 4am so they could start the pitocin. I was having contractions, but when the doctor checked me, I was still only a 1/2 centimeter dilated. The doctor later found out that I had some scar tissue on my cervix, which was why there wasn't any progress. We were concerned that we were going to have to have a c-section, but luckily one of the nurses suggested another option. That night, the doctor placed some cream in me and we started the pitocin again. It was a long night because I was hooked up to all the monitors and my blood pressure was taken every hour. Your healthy heartbeat kept us going the whole time though. On Wednesday, the doctor checked me and I was one centimeter dilated. We wanted to shout it from the roof tops we were so excited that we had made some progress. They upped the pitocin levels and at noon I went into true labor. The contractions weren't too bad at first, but suddenly they got very intense. At 1pm my water broke and that is where the "fun" started. I attempted to breathe through the contractions but then finally I gave in and had the epidural. And I must say it was one of the most delightful feeling in the world. After it was administered, my legs felt light and warm and there was a calmness that ran through me. I attempted to get some rest knowing that there was some hard work ahead of me. Around 8pm, they checked me and I had progressed to 6 centimeters. An hour later, I was already 9 centimeters and things had moved to full force. Before I knew it, I was ready to push. I started pushing around 10:15pm and you came out at 11:43pm. Dr. Skorberg even let me help pull you out....just as you were about to come out...she told me to reach down and pull you up to me. You were the most beautiful baby we had ever seen and you were worth the long three days we waited. You were just a wee little baby...weighing in at 5 lbs 15 oz. You were 19cm long. You had your dad's eyes and nose and your mom's mouth. The nurse that took care of you after you were delivered said that you were the baby that she wanted to care for =)

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