Tuesday, September 13, 2005

1+1=3

Well, our little duo has become a threesome. Jadyn Liana was born Saturday, 9/10/05 at 8:17 AM.

You know, I type that sentence with such ease, but truthfully, it was NOT an easy process. My water broke Friday night, so off to the hospital we went (after my dear hubby finished an hour's worth of work). Upon arrival, when my doctor found I was not contracting on my own, he hooked me up to pitocin, the devil's drug. On and on the contractions came, but no dilation. So after he kept upping the dosage, I got some stadol to help deal with the pain. Still no dilation. Up went the pitocin. I gave up and got the epidural, which wasn't as bad as I thought. The worst part was having to stay still during the contractions so he could put the thing in. I was literally shaking from the pain. That was around 2:30 AM, and I was only dilated 2 cm. Around 4:30 I had dilated no further, and we decided that it looked like a c-section. The baby was pretty much stuck on some little bones in my pelvis. We made the final decision about 6 AM and at 8 AM I was wheeled into the operating room. She was born and pretty much wisked away for her check-up. Thankfully I got to catch a fleeting glimpse of her and hear the pediatrician say she looked good (over the sounds of her crying).

Anyway, I'm recovering from a delivery that pretty much went completely the opposite of everything I wanted, but in the end, I still have a beautiful baby. Now I see how utterly ridiculous it was of me to bother with a birth plan. Next time, my birth plan will be one word only: c-section.

Oh, here's a picture of my angel child:

4 comments:

Amanda Sue said...

she is absolutely gorgeous!

i get induced in about 2 hours. i am very fearful of your scenario happening to me, but i am sure everything will be alright.

funny how "our plans" sometimes don't align with God's plans. :)

congratulations!

Jackie said...

She is absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy to know she's here, healthy and whole.

How funny that your labor & delivery went almost exactly as mine did? (Except they couldn't get the drugs to me fast enough, LOL)

I'll print the photo out to show at work.

rachelle said...

congratulations!! So sorry things didn't go as planned, but sooo glad you have a beautiful bundle of joy!!

Martha said...

Grinning EAR TO EAR! Welcome home my friend. My birth plan went out the window too. God has his own birth plan for us. Just take the note and stick it in your back pocket every time you "plan" something for this child. LOL

She is GORGEOUS!!! I love the cheeks. I am dying to know STATS!!! How big was she etc....

Also.. did you realize you said with the next one....... are we planning already??

How are you feeling? Is there anything I can do for you?

Ohhhhhhhh how did Paul do??

Big hugs to you both!