August 24th was the day Raelee joined our family.
I was scheduled to be induced. My doctor was concerned that she was going to be quite large since this was the longest I had carried a baby and Rustin was quite large for coming two weeks early. Even at the hospital the day she was born I told the Dr. that I was hoping since she was a girl that she would be small and petite. He told me that I was wishful thinking.
Well I got to the hospital at 630am on August 24th. The hospital had called me at 530 and asked that I arrive at 630.
I was started on pitocin right away. I was feeling pretty good for a couple of hours. I could feel the contractions but could handle them pretty well. Around 830 am Dr. Thompson came and broke my water. The nurses didnt think he would because the bay was sitll quite high but he was able to feel the baby's head and thought it would be a good time to break my water. It was an interesting feeling...
by 10 am the contractions were getting pretty bad, so I asked for an epidural. After my epidural I progressed quickly. Dr T came back to check me around 12:45 the nurses said I was ready to push. Dr T said something funny I dont even remember what he said but i was laughing quite hard and he commented on the fact that only I would laugh during labor. After a few practice pushes we were waiting for a contraction for the next push and Dr T asked the nurse if that was a contraction and she said no thats all mom. He laughed and said I guess we don't need to wait for a contraction shes going to laugh this baby out. So I started pushing and she came out after a couple pushes and was born at 1:07pm. It was my easiest least stressful birth so far. She was only 7 lbs 4 ounces and 20 1/2 inches long. I stayed in the hospital for two nights. It was crazy because Ryder was starting school that week and so Rob stayed home with the boys and took ryder to school and would come check up on me in the days and Ronda would come visit after work. it was nice to not have to worry about housework or making meals etc for a couple days and to jus tbe pampered in the hospital. I didnt have help once I got home, Rob had to get right back to work and Ronda wasnt able to get time off from work. So I was glad I stayed the extra day in the hospital to get some much needed rest.
We have had so much fun having a girl in the house! HAving three kids wasnt as hard of a transition as I feared, not so far at least.:)