Jack David Welch!
Born July 21, 2009 at 5:49pm
7lb 9oz, 20 3/4in
I came into the hospital at 6am for my induction. They started my pitocin at about 6:30. when they started, I was at 2cm and a -2 station. They broke my water at about 9am because the external contraction monitor wasn't picking up the contractions, and they wanted to place an internal monitor. About an hour and a half or two later, I decided to go ahead with the epidural, because the pain was all in my back. Boy was that a relief! after about 8 hours of good strong contractions, the doctor checked me and I was still at a -1, the baby wasn't engaging, even though I was at 5cm.
The baby's head was very cone shaped, and looked like he was having trouble fitting into the pelvis. This combined with the fact that the baby's heart rate was decelerating after each contraction, the doctor decided to go ahead with a c-section. I was really upset. This was the last thing I had wanted.
So they told me they would do it at 5, since that was when the OR would be open. They wheeled me in, got me prepped, and then Josh joined me.
After pulling the baby out, the doctor determined that I have Cephalo-pelvic disproportion. So basically, there was no way the baby would have fit through my pelvis, even though he was not a very big baby. (Though he has a good sized head!)
He came out crying! he has a good set of lungs, but so far has been a very quiet baby. He has hardly cried, and has been sleeping since he came into the room with me. (except for a short while where he was awake and just looking around.)
He is definitely an adorable baby, and has a lot of Josh's features, and of course, the Kirby butt chin. =) I am so excited to be a mommy, and Josh has been amazing so far!
I can't wait until I am fully recovered and can spend every moment with our Son! I can't believe I have a Son!!!