Has it already been a week since we welcomed swete baby Hudson into our family? Time is already flying by! I feel like I have been living in a dream the last week. I had a wonderful labor and delivery, I didn't even have a recovery ( I felt/feel that great), I have a healthy sweet baby boy, Brody is a wonderufl big brother, a wonderful husband, and amazing family and friends... I have truly felt blessed!!!!!
This is the Sunday (2-12-12) before I went in for induction, Brody was giving his baby brother kisses!!
We had all been anticipating the arrival of sweet Hudson, I had been dilated a 3-4 and 75% effaced for about 2 weeks and having irregular contractions but he just was not wanting to come on his own. My DR said she would induce anytime after 39 weeks if I wanted, and I am sorry but I am impatient plus I was miserable so of course I said YES! I turned 39 weeks on the 10th and my DR was on vacation that week so we decided on the 13th!
Right before we left for the hospital on 2-13-12
I didn't sleep hardly at all on Sunday night due to my excitement and I hadn't been sleeping well the last few months anyway due to pregnancy. I woke up at 5:00 so I could take my time getting ready and make sure I had everything ready to go so that we could be at the hospital at 7:00. My mom came over and got in bed with Brody so we didn't have to wake him up. We got to the hospital at 7:00 and got checked in and settled into a room (3003) to get things started. I got lucky and got two wonderful nurses Jo and Marissa who made me feel so comfortable and who were just awesome! It was around 9:15 that they had gotten all my IV's started and they started the pitocin. I was dilated a 4 and 75 % effaced at this point. The contractions started and were not very painful at all, I have a very high pain tolerance. I knew this time that I wanted to make sure and get an epidural before it was too late and the pain was too intense (which is what I did with Brody and it was too late once I got the epidural, it didn't take, I was ready to push and felt it all.) They turned my pitocin up and I started to feel the contractions more but were still not what I would consider painful, just a little uncomfortable. I decided to go ahead and ask for the epidural so I knew that I got it. Got the epidural which didn't hurt at all but I will say I didn't really like the way it made me feel. I didn't feel the contractions which was awesome but it made me feel so tingly and sluggish all over.
Once I got the epidural I was checked again and was a 5-6 85% effaced and they decided to break my water. A resident DR broke my water but nothing came out, she said that was fine and that it was probably all behind the baby. After that I decided to try and rest a bit and took a nap. My nurse Jo came in and said she wanted me to get on my left side to see if we could get things moving, it wasn't 10 minutes after I had gotten on my side that I started feeling pressure. Sure enough the resident DR came in and checked me and I was a 10 and 100% effaced. They paged my DR and started getting the room ready. It wasn't painful what I could feel just pressure. Once my DR got in the room and everything was ready they put me on my back and it was time to start pushing!!!!!!! With ONLY 4 pushes ( couldn't believe that) Hudson Trent had made his arrival!!!! I knew he was going to be a big boy... he was 9 lb and 2 oz and 21 inches long!!!!! He was bruised quite a bit and swollen when he came out, DR said it was where he came so fast. He also swallowed quite a bit of fluid where it was all behind him, but was very strong and healthy!!!! I had a wonderful labor and delivery and my heart just melted as soon as I laid my eyes on my sweet baby boy!! What a gift from God!
Right after he was born my family all came into the room and Brody got to meet his baby brother! What a moment that was, seeing my first born meet his baby brother. I couldn't believe I now had two precious healthy baby boys!!
I couldn't have asked for a better labor and delivery or recovery. I was able to get up once my epidural had wore off and didn't have much pain at all. The worst of my pain was the cramping and I also had a little pain in my back from the epidural. I have not had to lay around or anything and have felt awesome!! I had a good pregnancy but I felt so much better right after. No more heart burn, pelvic/hip pain, acid reflux, or a 9 lb baby in my belly!!
I am so thankful for my awesome labor, delivery, recovery and most of all........ Hudson Trent!!!!!!!!