The birth of Emery May
I am the most horrible blogger, but my life doesn't allow for a lot of time to do it.
Which makes me super sad, I want to remember all these memories.
I want to remember Emery's Birth, so i'm gonna start with that!
Thursday April 4th I had my 38 Week appt. My doctor was out of town, so I was seeing one of his partners. At my 36 week, and 37 week appts. I was dialated to a 3 and 70% effaced (by Dr. Wards measurements,) So i was so worried going into my 38 week appt. with a different doctor, she was going to tell me I was only a 1 or 2. Which all you moms know would be a huge disappointment.
But no I was a 4 and 90%. I was so excited, only down side , was my doctor was going to me out of town for another couple days. Which I was shcduled to be induced in a couple days, but that did not work out as planned.
So I went home, called my friend Denise who was also pregnant, and scheduled to be induced in a couple days as well, and told her my stats, and she told me hers, She was the Exact same as I was, 4 and 90%
So we talked, and planned to go walking later that night, to start our labor.
We walked around our neighborhood, I think 3 times. Before going our seperate ways, we both told each other that "if you go into labor and I don't, i'm gonna be ticked!"
Well.....It all started around 2:45AM, I woke up for some reason, I didn't know what woke up me at that point, I wasn't in pain or anything. and then a few min. later I woke up again, and couldn't go back to sleep. I realized I was contracting. So I decided to time them, at this point I for sure knew I was contracting. They were 4 min. apart. I didn't want to be that lady that goes to the hospital and gets sent home, so I stayed home and timed them for an hour.... I then decided to wake Zach up, and let him know that it was time. That we needed to start heading up to the hospital.
Well he decided to take his time, He stayed in bed for a few min, and kept asking if I was sure, then he decided he wanted to hurry and shower, which was fine, because we had to wait for his sister to get there, so she could stay with the kids. But by the time he was done and ready to go, I could barely walk. I was contracting every 3 min. and they would last about 1min 15 sec. So I had to stop alot, and breathe through them. We finally got to the hospital around 530. They checked me and I was only a 5. But I was For sure ready for the epidural.
So at about 630 I got the epidural put in. After that my contractions started to really slow down, I think they were 7 or 8 min. apart. so my doctor (my doctors partner) decided to break my water and start me on pitocin. Which sped things up a bit.
For some reason I kept getting really sick, I had to be laying down pretty flat not to feel really dizzy and lightheaded. At one point I was feeling really nauseated and thought i was going to pass out. So the nurses came in and gave me some oxygen, and laid me down.
The sad thing about it, is sense I was feeling so crummy, I don't remember a lot of what was happening.
At about 10 I felt like I was ready to push. So they checked me and was a 10, but I still had a little bit of a rim, i wasn't totally thinned.
About 15 min. later they called the doctor in, the rim was gone, and I was ready to push.
I absolutely LOVED this doctor, she was so considerate of all my needs and wants. She made sure I was getting my perfect delivery.
I started pushing, I think i pushed 4 times and the head was crowning, so she asked if I wanted to reach down and feel my babies head ( which may sound super weird, but it is such a special thing) So through the next push I reached down and felt her coming out. It was such an amazing experience.
Then I pushed a couple more times and she was out, they put her right on my chest (which i LOVED) and i heard her little cry for the first time, and I knew I was smitten!
This delivery was a little different, I had two other children to worry about as well. I had Aubrea bring them up, so they saw me right before I delivered, We explained what was happening today, that they were going to have a new sister, and that she wouldn't be in mommy's belly anymore. Then Aubrea took them out to the waiting room, While i delivered, and then after they cleaned me all up, I had them bring Kypton and Bronco right in, so they could kind of understand what had just happened.
It was so beautiful to see them meet their little sister for the first time. Kypton LOVED her, He just wanted to hold her, and never give her up. It was so sweet.
Bronco on the other hand didn't want anything to do with me, or baby. I think it was really hard for him to see me hooked up to all those machines and in a bed like that. It broke my heart. I cried everytime he came to visit because he wouldn't come to me. It got to the point that I didn't want him to come visit, because it just broke my heart too much.
But now he is totally in love with her and can't get enough. He is constantly giving her kisses! And lucky for me, he still loves me and wants me all the time.
Here are some pictures...I'm sure none of this makes sense. Its sad to me that its all a blur, sense i really didn't feel good.
We LOVE our little Emery Girl!!