I went to my appt. on Monday at 11:45 and was in a hospital room in Labor and delivery by 2:00. My doctor laughed with us saying I will see you all after midnight sometime to deliver that healthy baby boy. We thought it could be a long process since this was my first child and I was being induced. Boy were we wrong. I ended up being in labor for 4 hours and I pushed for 15 minutes!!! I was never in extreme pain I guess I was just expecting much worse but the worst part was the rash I had. I was planning on getting an epidural and well I did except for the fact that it ended up being too late and the epidural didn't take. As they were giving me the epidural I still kept feeling everything and they finally decided to check me since I was still feeling everything so they checked me and the nurse said "Baby is coming, Page Dr. Roberts" and it all happened so fast. It is amazing what your body can do and how the pain just goes away... It was the most amazing experience that I could ever imagine..One I will never forget. I loved it... I had the best birthing experience I could have ever dreamed of.
Brody is absolutely beautiful and so perfect. He had to stay in the nursery under oxygen for the first night since he was born a little early his lungs were not completely "opened" up but after that one night under the oxygen he was fine, he is so strong. My doctor and nurses said he was a real miracle and a special baby. When he came out he had the cord wrapped around his neck and he had made a complete knot in his umbilical cord. My doctor said that is very uncommon and can also be very dangerous. So I looked at it like God gave me that awful miserable rash for that reason.
We are adjusting well to being home. Brody is a wonderful baby. He sleeps and eats and doesn't cry much. He had his first doctors appt last Friday and we take him back tomorrow. We are so in love with him and can't believe what a blessing and miracle he is.
I will try and update often but I know it will be harder to find time..
I will leave you with some pictures...