With Lincoln's delivery, I progressed so fast, the epidural didn't have time to catch up to the pain and I ended up with a lot of painful back labor until they could regulate the meds. Luckily, my doctor had advised me to get the epidural early and before they started Pitocin. So, around 7, we got the ball rolling and by 730 the nurse anesthetist was working on me. At 815 I had bumped to a 4cm and less than an hour later the nurse came in and I was 10cm and 100%! I asked if I could sit more up right and she said "not unless you want that baby falling out before the doctor arrives". My doctor's practice is on call all week and 6 out of every 8 weekends. Just my luck this was the one weekend they weren't on call. So I ended up with a brand new dr I had never met! Dr. Chan was really nice. She was young and female like my doctor. I wasn't' nervous, but surprised how quickly I progressed. She almost didn't make it. I pushed for about 20 minutes and out he came. The labor was much easier this time around, but the pushing was much harder. Sutton was wedged way over in my left side. But, he found his way out. His umbilical cord was in a knot. The nurse said that because his cord was so thick (it was HUGE), that it kept it from pulling too tight and cutting off his lifeline to me. We thank God for protecting him those 9 months.
I ended up having some postpartum bleeding and was kept on Pitocin for another 12 hours and took some medicine to keep it under control. But again, God was in control and protected me during those hours following the birth. Definitely more drama than I expected. I really love the suspense of not knowing when the baby is coming and am so grateful I got to avoid inducing. After the labor and delivery, the doctor and nurse told me my little body was made to have babies. Don't tell Ryan:)
Sutton Reece Blake was born 9-12-10 weighing in at 7lbs, 13 oz and 20.5 in Lincoln was also 20.5 inches and weighed 7lbs 15.5 oz.
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