Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Baby Carter

I know it's been forever but I hate to blog. This blog took me four hours to do so you better enjoy it. Haha. I love to hear peoples birthing stories I hope you do to cause here is mine!
By December 1st I swore that I was going to have him any day. I had contractions all the time I was dilated to a 3 and 60% effaced not to mention the fact that I was huge! Well, I past my due date which was December 31st. My Doctor had me come in on January 5th for an ultra sound and stress test. Carter was measuring over 9lbs and was turned face up. I thought oh great this is going to hurt! He sent us to the hospital to have them monitor my contractions. When I got there they checked me and I was dilated to a 5-6 and was having regular contractions. My contractions really never hurt me. I was having the same type of contractions for the past month. They usually don't give an epidural till your dilated to a 3 so since I was almost a 6 they gave me an epidural and then started me on pitocin. I didn't feel pain the entire time. At around 1:30am I felt my water brake and that I needed to push. The Doctor came in I pushed like 3 times and he was out. 8.08lbs 19in long. He had trouble keeping his temperature up so he had to go to the NICU that night to be under a heat lamp but other than that he was perfectly healthy. The pictures are out of order (one of the reasons this has taken me four hrs) but at least I did a blog!

this is Lucy right after she was born.

Carter loves to lay on my lap

Brooklyn and Lucy

He had super long finger nails and I couldn't wait to cut them.

Before I had him. No pain!