Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Story

So, for those of you who want to know how it all went down, here it is. For those of you who don't, kindly ignore this post. I will get on to more exciting, less disturbing details soon enough.

I was scheduled to be induced on October 21, about a week before my due date. Andrew and I went to the hospital that morning at about 5:00 so we could be ready for the induction to start around 6:30. They started pitocin at that time, and we had a great time watching TV and checking our e-mail until around 9:30 or so, when things started getting really painful. I was able to get an epidural around 10:15, which was wonderful and made me a much happier person.

When my doctor broke my water earlier that morning, I was dilated to 4 cm. When my nurse checked me at 12:50 p.m., I was only 6 cm dilated and very frustrated! I was starving and wanted lunch very badly, so my goal was to have Josie by then. Things progressed very quickly after that, and by 1:50 I was fully dilated and ready to go. My nurse, who wasn't expecting me to progress that quickly, got the room ready and called my doctor. Josie was born at 2:15! The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice, which was scary, but everything turned out great.

We were sent home the next day, and I am feeling so much better this time around than I did last time. I am able to enjoy little Josie so much more because I feel much more relaxed about things! She is such a little sweetie.


Juliekins said...

Katie! Your blog is super cute! I am so glad we got to meet Josie. She is really adorable. Hope to see you guys again soon.

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