Thursday, October 11, 2007

More baby pics...






Okay, here's the story...
On Monday night, October 1st, I took two ounces of castor oil at 9:00. By 10 I was having regular contractions (though I had been having false labor for over a week by now). By midnight they were 4 minutes apart and 90 seconds long so we went to the hospital where they told us I was only 2 cm (I had been for 2 weeks). They told me to walk the halls for an hour, which I did, and still nothing. So they sent me home with a pill that would put me to sleep through the pain. We were so disappointed. We got home at 4 AM, went to sleep, and I woke up at 8:00 with painful contractions. So painful that I was already doubting whether I could handle it much longer. I said "Jason, get me back to the hospital, I think I'm in transition!" We got to the hospital at 9 something, finally got a nurse to take me seriously and check me, and I was 7 cm! By the time I got the epidural they were telling me to push, and it did not have time to kick in! Evelyn was born after about 8 minutes of pushing at 11:53.

6 comments:

JD said...

beautiful baby. Congrats you guys!

Doctors. They never listen.

Casey said...

dang, how did I miss that part of the story? It was so good seeing you! And being one of the first to meet Evelyn.

John and Tiffany said...

She's such a cutie! Congratulations and hopefully we can come out and see you guys again soon!!

Jason said...

We have dibs on some Evelyn time this week so tell your family to stay away:) jk. We can´t wait to see her again.

Jen said...

She is DaRlInG!!!! I am just SICK that I am not there to see my new niece. I miss you guys and hope that everything is going well. How are you feeling? Tell me everything!!!!!

Kari said...

You look beautiful, Melody, tired for sure, but beautiful! I feel your labor pain. I went from 5cm to 10 cm in about 20 minutes with Maxwell. My labor from start to finish was only 1 1/2 hours...too quick for any meds. Ouuuuuch!