Monday, May 28, 2012
The Name and Story
Friday night I started having contractions at about 5:30 pm. After they had gotten to be about 5-7 minutes apart for about an hour and a half, I told Justin we should head to the hospital. When we got there, they checked me and I was still at a 3. No good! They monitored me for an hour, my contractions slowed down and when they checked me again, no progress. It was so disappointing! I have only had my water break before, so this contraction business is new to me! So they sent me home. 2nd false alarm!
They were right and after the last of the penicillin, they checked me again and I was dilated to 9 3/4. They called the doctor and he checked me a few minutes later and I was at a 10. I pushed through 2 sets of contractions and he was here! He was born at 1:24 pm.
After they weighed, measured, and cleaned him off, they gave him to me to do skin to skin and then I was able to nurse him. He did great. It was so nice to be able to hold my baby and keep him with me since last time they whisked Alison away and I didn't see her for several hours. He is such a good baby. He is great at nursing and sleeps great too. They would have discharged me yesterday, but I wanted one more night with the nursery. My pain has been really low, so that has been great. I have been able to take naps with him and don't feel too exhausted yet!