Monday, October 25, 2010

Labor Story

Let me share with you one of my favorite pictures from my labor/delivery.
This was pre-epidural.  It cracks me up.

My labor was easy... until it came time to push.  Baby Girl (oh, her name is Katie, by the way) was stuck in my pelvis.  Sort of diagonal and they couldn't figure out if she was posterior or not.  She was.  But she was stuck on my tailbone and every time that I would push, she would come down a little... and when I stopped pushing, she would suck back in.  I pushed for over 4 hours.  The doctor finally got her turned in the last 5 minutes of pushing and then used a vacuum to help her come out.  It was pretty intense.

I'm recovering. She was totally worth it.

My water broke at 10:30pm on Tuesday the 19th.  I had been having contractions all afternoon and evening without realizing what they were.  When I got to the hospital at 11pm, I was already dialated to a 3.  An hour later I was at a 6 and then just before 1am I was to a 9... the doctor came in and said - that's not a 9... that's a 10 and it's time to push!  But she wasn't coming down, so they hooked me up to Pitocin and let me rest for a few hours to see if she would move down on her own.  We started pushing again just after 4am and Katie was born at 8:48am.

6lbs 7.4 oz and 19 inches long.  A pretty good size for a 35 week baby.  She hasn't had any problems, other than a little jaundice that she had to be under lights for.
We are totally and completely in love with her.


L.B. said...

Totally awesome!! Many felicidades from the Bueno family!! Little girls are great. You're going to have so much pleasure and enjoyment watching her grow. When our first was born I just couldn't stop thinking how amazing she was, that my wife and I were actually responsible for creating this tiny person. I still feel that way, to be honest. She (and her sister) was a gift from the moment she was born and continues being one.

Jessica said...

she is SO beautiful!!!! congratulations - i am so happy for you!!!

Jams said...

She is so beautiful. Congrats to your family!

Staci Dombroski said...

Congratulations!! She is gorgeous!

Pretend this is real... said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!

Alicia said...

You have a baby!! OMGosh! I guess it has been since March that I saw you last but the baby is already here?! Congrats, she a doll!

Mile Posts by Dorothy Beal said...

Congrats!!! I have been MIA from the blogging world - I just thought to myself I have to check and see how her pregnancy is going. NO FAIR you are already done :) Hope everything is going great and that you are enjoying your bundle of joy.