Sweet Baby – Our Birth Story

Mikaylee's Birth Story

It was this time last week when my doctors told me that they were going to induce me on Wednesday July 25th.  I really wanted a natural birth.  Not to be induced, but my doctors informed me that it was safest for me and baby.  So, instead of waiting for them I figured I’d try out all those thing that “make” you go into labor.  I ate a few servings of pineapple, hubby took me out to eat at Hooters for hot wings, and then we walked around a 24hr Super Wal-Mart for about 2 hours since nothing else is opened after 10pm in our area.  We did all those things and then Tuesday July 24th (my birthday) I woke up at around 3:45am with contractions, and even passed my mucous plug.  I thought it was just pains from that, but then I couldn’t fall asleep as the pain was coming every 10-15 minutes.  I finally fell back asleep at 5am, then awoke again at 7am with extreme sharp pains.  I put a call into my doctors office and they said I should come in at 8:30.

Sure enough when we went to the doctor’s office I was 1cm dilated and the doctor said I was in early labor. Instead of inducing on the 25th, they would be doing so now.  At around 9am we arrived at labor and delivery.  
Mikaylee's Birth Story
11:15am 2 1/2cm dilated and doctor broke my water.
11:45 They started giving me pitocin.  
2:30 I started getting stronger contractions and contemplated getting an epidural.. and then
3:50 I got the epidural
4:40 Now 4cm dilated and not feeling much because the epidural.
7:50 Up to 5cm dilated and getting anxious to meet Mikaylee!!
9:30 Nurse checks and I’m fully dilated!  Doctor will be here by 10:30.
10:30 Time to start pushing!  Epidural ran out at 10pm!
Pushing, pushing, thirsty!  Between each push I eat ice chips.. Begging for a glass of water.  Then when they wouldn’t allow me water, the next time Chris passed me the ice chips.. I poured the entire cup all over myself.. The doctor kept telling me we see her head!  Push, Courtney, Push!! I kept telling her “I can’t anymore!”   .. I pushed and I pushed up until 12:11am when I heard she’s here!!! I heard my Sweet Baby Mikaylee first cry.  The sound of her cry brought both of us to tears.  
Mikaylee's Birth Story
They placed her on top of me and I looked right into her eyes.. It was the most incredible feeling ever.  I am so in love.  
Mikaylee's Birth Story
While they cleaned her up she was looking at Chris the entire time.  Just gazing up at him
Mikaylee's Birth Story
She weighed in at 6lbs 13oz, and measured 20 1/4″
Mikaylee's Birth Story
I still can’t believe I gave birth to this sweet baby girl. They took blood for a PKU test and she was so upset, it hurt me to see her that way – I can’t even imagine her getting shots!
Mikaylee's Birth Story
I could look into her eyes for hours, and hold her forever. 
Mikaylee's Birth Story
God really answered my prayers, and blessed me with this sweet little miracle.
Mikaylee's Birth Story
I got the biggest surprise when my grandfather drove up 2 hours to come see us.. This made my day.
Mikaylee's Birth Story
Hubby is so happy his princess is finally here.
Mikaylee and Daddy
I love you Mikaylee, more than anything!
Mikaylee's Birth Story

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