Friday, March 25, 2011
Welcome Titus Emery-Lee
As most of you know yesterday morning we started off on our adventure to the hospital to be induced at 7am. Things were looking very good in the morning. I was feeling great and walking around. Here are a couple pictures of the morning:
Right away I was in my hospital gown laying on my side with the induction med in me. :) At about 9:30 my water broke and things were moving along. At 10am I was 4cm dilated but at noon I was still a 4. At 1:00 they started me on the pitocin and I got and epidural. We thought things were going nicely cause I went from a 4 to 8 in just a little over 2 hours. Sadly after I hit 8 I never progressed to a 10. As they checked me they noticed my cervix had a little lip left and then it got swollen and baby's head was a little crooked so he was not dropping down the cervix like he was expected too. As the time when on and little change, baby's heart rate started to drop at each contraction. My doctor came in at 7pm and said she would give me one more hour to see if there was a change. I am sure you can imagine the emotions I was feeling. I was crying and I was frustrated. She was back in before the hour and said we would be doing a c section as she did not like the stress on the baby. Baby Titus was born at 9:23 pm weighing 7pounds 3.5 ounces and length of 18.5 inches. It was a good thing we did a c section. He was sunny side up and that could have cause me a lot more pain to push.
Mom still needs some prayers for a speedy recovery. I vote hands down vaginal delivery is better then a c section! I am very sore today and very exhausted. It was very tough on me. My epidural during the day was not working very well on my right side and again during the c section I was feeling not only the pressure but sharp stabs of pain. Once baby was out they pushed some more drugs and I passed out for awhile and woke up and they were done, but it was some of the worst pain I had felt. I actually ended up throwing up during my c section. It was all worth it when I got back to my room and was able to hold my baby and breast feed him... he fed for 30 minutes on each side! 1 hour of breast feeding right off the bat! Proud mommy!
Here is dad all ready for c section:
He is adorable and perfect:
Proud big sister:
I will keep you posted on how I am feeling! :) GOD BLESS