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.
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.
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.
While they cleaned her up she was looking at Chris the entire time. Just gazing up at him
She weighed in at 6lbs 13oz, and measured 20 1/4″
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!
I could look into her eyes for hours, and hold her forever.
God really answered my prayers, and blessed me with this sweet little miracle.
I got the biggest surprise when my grandfather drove up 2 hours to come see us.. This made my day.
Hubby is so happy his princess is finally here.
I love you Mikaylee, more than anything!