Saturday, August 23, 2008
We are now four!!!!
Well as you may have heard, Mariah is finally here. About 8:30 Tuesday morning my water broke, but I didn't know it (it wasn't the gush that I had heard). I knew that it was a possibility, so after calling the doctor and waiting for a response we were instructed to go straight to the hospital. We arrived at the hospital at about 10:30, were admitted and waited in the waiting room forever. Thank goodness that I wasn't having any contractions! They took us back at about 11:00 and said that my water was broken and that they were going to start to induce labor with pitocen. I was only 1 cm dialated. Around 8:30 that night I was still 1 cm dilated and now having contractions due to the pitocen. The problem was that her heart rate was going up and down constantly and they were starting to get concerned. Basically my options were to have a c-section or to have an epidural and go for the VBAC (vaginal birth after c-section). Of course I really wanted the VBAC, but for all of you that know me, I DONT DO NEEDLES. Especially not that size!!! Finally after prodding from everyone and worring about Mariah's heart rate, I finally gave in. I know, no one probably believes that I got it, but I have the bruise to prove it. You will have to ask Jordan, but I just remember a lot of crying, pain and saying "Jordan I'm scared." After that the doctors increased the pitocen with caution as not to rupture my previous c-section scar and drop Mariah's heart rate more. After lots of hours of nothing, at 6:30 am on Wednesday morning I was 10 cm. I pushed for 10 to 15 min and she was out. While coming out, they realized the cord was wrapped around her neck and that was causing the variable heart rate. Thank you Jesus she was protected!! We left the hospital friday afternoon and came home to a sick Chase. A newborn and a sick 2 year old, ahhhhh! We are all doing okay, but tired and getting adjusted. Enjoy the pics and don't get upset if we are not returning phone calls right away!!