It all happened on a friday morning. I had my regular 38 wk check up with my doctor in St George. (who by the way...i LOVE). I was dilated to a 3 & so he stripped my membranes. All day friday i pushed it pretty hard. Walked around 4 miles, up and down stairs, swam some laps, played baseball with the boys (in which tyson suggested i shag the balls...we were all very anxious for her to come that weekend) and got a pedicure. At dinner time contractions started coming every 8-10 minutes and by 11pm they were coming every 3-4 mins, although not too painful. Tyson suggested we go get checked and he made sure he made the ride there really bumpy while jammin to "apple botttom jeans...boots with the furrr". Upon arrival i was a 4 & my blood pressure was high. After an hour of monitoring, the contractions started becomming more painful. I was at a 5 already. I was staying to have a baby. Another hour passes & breathing becomes harder through contractions so i finally got my epidural. That is when the fun started. Immediately after getting my epidural my blood pressure dropped, the room was spinning and i passed out. I woke up with my head in a barf bag ghost white. Apparently it's a normal thing...would have been nice to know :-) because it scared the crap out of me! I was able to take a nice little rest for a few hours although i kept waking to a woman in labor screaming bloody murder next door & Tys and my mom cracking up. About 6am i started feeling pain again and then a "pop"...water broke and i was fully dilated and ready to push. She was posterior so doctor turned her a few times and she kept flipping back around. Stubborn girl already? I hope not. She finally stayed head down and was born at 7:27am. That is when tyson turned ghost white and had to lay down with a barf bag, a cold rag on his forehead sipping on apple juice. It was hilarious...i couldn't help but laugh. My mom took hiw job & cut the cord. He always made fun of those guys who passed out during labor. Granted, he hadn't eaten in 12 hrs. Anyway, i was grateful to go through labor on my own (with a little help with epidural of course). i always wanted to know what it was like to have contractions and water break and let my body do what it should instead of being induced like i did with the boys. It was an awesome experience. So happy to have Piper around. she is eating & sleeping like a champ. we love her and are excited to have her little spirit in our family!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
We are so excited to have little Piper around.
She came 2 weeks early, born on 6/11, and weighed 6lbs 13 oz.
She is LOVED by her brothers and pretty much has Tyson wrapped around her finger already.
More pics to come.