- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
SUPER EXCITED and blessed to say that our precious little one has finally arrived.
Due date: 3.13.13
Arrived: 3.15.13 (my sister’s birthday)
Labor: induced / 24 hours / vaginally
Estimated weight: no more than 6.5 pounds
Actual Weights: 7.14 / 20 inches long (if rounded up 7.15 /21)
I am so glad that everything is over but lets just say that watching “a baby story” everyday played tricks on me as for how things actually happens, lol…..
My blood pressure went up the week before my due date in which I have NEVER had elevated pressure. Along with that, I they found protein in my urine and the on my 40th week, I had a headache that wouldn’t go away….. put all of that together and you have Preclampsia. Severe PC at that.
I was sent to the hospital 3 times and they finally induced me. I was not dialated at all (except for a very small fingertip) so they gave me this medicine that is supposed to help you dialate some after 12 hrs….. 12 hrs past and — yup, not dialated any further. So, they inserted this balloon into me which is suppose to help you dialate and this actually worked. When the balloon came out (after a few hours), I was dialated 5cm….. about an hour or so after that, I was 9cm….and it went on from there.
I was in the hospital for 4 days because I was bed ridden from the time I entered (3.14.13 – 3.16.13) literally (could not even get up to use the bathroom). I could not eat anything — not even drink water from that Thursday until Friday late evening and even then, it was only liquids and jello.
Long story short — with all the stitches I received, with the high blood pressure that I still have thus far — with everything — I would not change anything and would do it all over again. I love him to pieces already…..
I have attached a few pics…… good luck ladies!!!