Sunday, February 6, 2011

Memory Lane Pt 2

Okay, so I left off with the doctor not being there yet. So let me rewind just a bit.

I got to the hospital still not feeling like I was in labor. They hooked me up and sure enough I am having contractions. Ones that the nurse is sure I should be feeling. They check me and I'm at 6 cm and so much effaced. yada yada....
They go ahead and call the drug guy (the person who can give me the epidural.) And go ahead and break my water.
Boy did that start things up. Then I really started to feel my contractions. Soon after I got my epidural. God that is wonderful. Can I get that when I have cramps every month?

Anyway,I start feeling something 'down there' Like really down there.
I call the nurse in and say, "I think I have to push."

No you don't she said.

Yes I do. I feel something down there.

No you don't.

Yes the hell I do. You better check!

So she checks and the baby is already crowning.

She yells for the doctor and basically I push about 3 times and the nurse and doctor both catch Katie when she comes out.

In all I was in labor for about 6 hours. Katie was born on 6/7 weighing 6 lbs 7 oz. NO JOKE! her birth weight is the same as her birthday.

She'll be 15 this year. It seems like just yesterday she was a tiny little baby. It really does go by in the blink of an eye.


Rebecca said...

Stopping by from SITS!
I have a 15 yr old too! It is amazing how fast they grow!

Gaspegirl said...

Oh I know what you mean... I have a 15 year old daughter too and I can't even understand where the time went!

Visiting from SITS, make it a great day!

Liz Mays said...

Don't they know that we feel the need to push, we are NOT JOKING!

Julie said...

Oh yes, every woman should be proscribed epidural-jabs for monthly cramps.

Heather said...

I can't believe your first was born so easily and quickly,totally jealous! Be strong parenting your 15 year old!

Anonymous said...

My little guys ranged from 9 lb 12 oz to 7 lb 8 (he came 2 weeks early). The earlier they came, the less they weighed. My 15 year old is getting ready to be 16. My senior is getting ready to graduate - that one just amazes me. It just seems like yesterday he was in the 4th grade wanting to wear overalls! Parenting was much easier back then!