“The love of a family is life's greatest blessing"
Monday, April 19, 2010
Olivia Michelle Raleigh
Olivia is finally here! On April 12 at 3:00 am I woke up with a weird pain in my back, not thinking anything of it I tried to go back to bed. At 3:20 I realized this could be labor pains. I sat up grabbed my stop clock and started timing these "weird pains" I quickly realized these were contractions that were 5 minutes apart. Tyler woke up at 3:40 and said "babe what are you doing"? I said I don't know for sure but I might be in labor just go back to bed and I will let you know. I got out of bed and started pacing around in the basement. Tyler thankfully came out and said I can't sleep. I told him the contractions were 2 minutes apart and I think we needed to go to the hospital. Once I said that I got super scared and didn't want to go to the hospital and get sent home, so of course I ran up stairs got my mom and told her the pain I was feeling. She took one look at me and said get to the hospital. We grabbed our bags and out the door we went. When we got to the hospital the nice nurse said please tell me you registered. I looked at Tyler and we said no, were we suppose to? So we sat at the registering desk for like 5 minutes but let me tell you what it felt like hours. I was put in a post labor room at 4:20 and was checked, once I was checked I was moved into my labor room. The nurse asked are you ready for a epidural, or would you like to wait for about an hour? I looked at Tyler and he said "it looks like you're doing well" which means lets wait. I said I'll wait and as soon as the nurse walked out I thought. ARE YOU CRAZY! Tyler being a great husband got the nurse and told her I wanted it and thank god because it was getting worse. You always here horror stories of epidurals, You here how painful they are and how it's the worse part of the whole thing. I totally disagree. It didn't hurt at all and it was the easiest part of the whole labor. I couldn't believe the difference once I got the epidural, I was super happy and wanted to chat to my family. My Mom, Dad and Tyler were at the hospital with me which made the process so much fun. I was check at 7:00 am and I was dilated to a 4 and was 90% effaced by 8:00 I was dilated to an 8 and 90% effaced and by 9:30 I was dilated to a 10 and 100% effaced. It happened so fast. My Dr. was completely shocked, he looked at me and said well it looks like were going to start pushing. Tyler happened to be on the phone while I was getting checked to the front desk. The lady need more information. I looked up at Tyler and said "get off the phone, were going to start pushing". His face was priceless. I pushed for one hour and our little girl was born. She was born at 10:28, she was 7lbs 11 oz and 20 in long. Tlyer and I both feel so blessed to have such an amazing gift. She already is such a great baby, she's super mellow and has brought so much joy in our lives.