Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Labor and Delivery

I went into labor Wednesday, July 9th at about 1030 in the morning, but the contractions weren't intense enough or frequent enough to warrant going to the hospital. Later, when Toby got home from work we headed into the hospital. This was about 9 at night. I was examined and admitted because my contractions were about 5 minutes apart. I had extremely bad back labor and every contraction was terribly hard to bear through. All day it was about every 8-10 minutes that i would have a really bad contraction. The doctor said not to come in until the contractions were 5 minutes apart. I wanted to try it naturally but labor was progressing so slowly that i knew i'd never make it through the night without some kind of relief. (also because i'd been in labor for over 6 hours and was only 3 cm dilated) I decided to get an epidural.
And boy, was i right. I was in labor for over 26 hours with 2 1/2 hours of pushing. We went into the hospital at night so I tried to sleep, but i wasn't allowed to eat anything and all i got for drink were ice chips that made me throw up. It wasn't too hard to rest but i was so hungry that I couldn't really sleep. Even the smallest swig of water made me throw up too. I was so hungry and thirsty when it came time to push that i thought i'd never make it through. I just didn't have the energy. I even had the nurse have jello waiting just as soon as the baby was out; i was that hungry. (seriously)

Benjamin Ammon Dossett was born at 2:53p on Thursday, July 10, 2008. He was one week early. He was 8 1/2 lbs and 1 oz. He was 21 in. long and came out with a full head of hair. He has gorgeous baby blue eyes that make me melt when i look into them. And he certainly has daddy wrapped around his finger.

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Butler Family said...

yay. You joined tghe blogging world. So what is your email address for this? mine is on private so I need to send you an invite!!

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