Ellie was still up pretty high and I wasn't dilated or effaced at all at my 38 week appointment. As I was checking out at the doctor's office and making my 39 week appointment, the girl that takes my blood pressure, weight, and checks my urine came up to the front desk to "remind me" that I was to show up for my cervidil Tuesday of the following week at 9:00 PM. Ummm... what??? Cervidil is used for inductions! So it was all set up. I would go in on Tuesday, 10/23 @ 9:00 PM for Cervidil, be induced with Pitocin the following morning, and have my baby!
To make a labor story short, I went in, got the Cervidil, I am in the 15% of women that it worked for, I didn't need the Pitocin, and I had back-to-back contractions (strong ones!) for about 12 hours. I got the epidural somewhere in there, but it worked more on my right side than my left, and it wore off quickly - I had to have more - twice! I pushed for about an hour and my beautiful baby girl arrived! There are so many more details to the story, but I'd be typing forever, and I have a newborn to take care of!
Ellie arrived Wednesday, 10/24/12 at 5:51 PM. She was 6 lbs 9 oz and 20.5 inches long. I was already in love with her before she was born, but when I saw her, my whole world changed. She is mine and I am hers. She is my baby and I am her mama. No one can ever take that away from us. She is amazing.
So here come the pictures!
At the hospital
More Cute Pictures!
Today - watching TV with Daddy
So that's my precious baby! She is so sweet and I love hanging out with her all day!