August 11, 2009

12 days

Introducing Aiden, aka: Little Dude.
Honestly, I don't even know if anyone even reads this blog anymore as let's face it, it has had it's share of neglection.
But, an update non the less.
And, here's the rest of the story...

Woke up Thursday, July 30th to what I thought was my water breaking. Oh, and I was right but wasn't quite sure until I googled it and found it that it had indeed broke. And just so you know, it doesn't just gush out like you think and I didn't start getting contractions after which I thought would happen so you can see why I would have to google such a thing.

Anyway, went to the hospital where they admitted me since my water had in fact broken. But, enough about that. A few hours of just sitting there pain free while playing solitaire and being on facebook, they finally put me on petocin to get the contractions started.

So, after being dilated to a 4, I asked for the epidural because sorry, I am not doing this pain free! After the epidural, I was already dilated to a 6 and the nurse left for a little bit. Joaquin was then looking at the baby heart monitor and nothing was on it so he went out to get the nurse. Meanwhile, I was feeling something and being that I was numb, was not quite sure what it was. I thought for sure I was going to have a bowel movement - to much information? get over it, I was giving birth! So, when the nurse came back in to check on the monitor, I told her what I was feeling and she looked and there was Aiden's head ready to pop right out!

The nurse went to get the doctor on call and after 6 pushes, little dude was born at 1:33 pm. And, for bragging rights he got a 10 out of 10 on the apgar. To which the nurse declared I have worked here 11 years and this is only about the 3rd 10 I have seen. Go Aiden!

Ellie has even warmed up to him - only took 2 or 3 days.
And, he has been a pure joy ever since!

Aiden 6 lbs 15 oz. 19 1/2 inches long