- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
Well it was a long process, but Baby T, also known as Logan, arrived at 6:55 am on Tuesday. I was induced with pitocin at 9 am Monday and labored as naturally as possible for as long as possible. I was stuck in bed for a while because of the pitocin, since the wireless monitors I was using stopped working. They took me off pitocin in the late afternoon and at first my labor slowed down, but then I got into the tub (since i was finally off the monitors) and labor really picked up. I labored in the tub for almost 5 hours. Once I got out, things got rough. I couldn’t get comfortable and there was no break between contractions at all. I was so out of it and in so much pain. I finally asked for the spinal because I had only progressed from a 7 to an 8 in the last 2 hours. I had wanted to avoid drugs altogether, but it was too late for IV drugs (nubane was what they’d have given me) so I opted for the spinal. The bed and the shower were miserable. The only way I could stand anything was to sit on the toilet. The spinal was seriously like heaven. It made me itchy and tingly, but it was the best feeling in the world right then. Within 45 minutes I started pushing. THREE hours later (and after one helluva episiotomy that I gave into to jsut get him out) I gave birth to a 10 pound, 9 ounce baby boy! Delivering the placenta and being stitched was far worse than I could have imagined, but it was all without drugs because the spinal had long since worn off.
Thanks to everyone who answered my questions along the way. I’m sure I’ll have many more as Baby T grows, but I love the bees on this board.
And without further ado….