I was induced at 8:00am on the 24th. I came to the hospital at 2 cm dilated already before any medicine but only got to 3 cm and then I seemed to stall even though my contractions were 2 minutes apart and pretty strong. I got some pain meds through my IV and thing picked up a bit... I finally got to 4 cm around 1:15 am. My doctor broke my water at 1:30 and things moved more quickly. By 3:30 am I was 6 cm so I got an epidural because the IV meds just weren't cutting it! I got to 10 cm by about 8:15 am. My doctor let the contractions work for a bit longer to bring her down (and so I wouldn't have to push as long) and at 9:00 am on Saturday morning, I started to officially push. After 30 minutes of pushing Hannah was born! :o)
She was 6 lbs 12 oz and was 20 inches long.
We couldn't be more blessed! She's a sleeper... I have a hard time waking her up for feedings, which is making breast feeding quite difficult and frustrating. We'll see how it goes though. She is absolutely perfect! I couldn't be more in love!
Since I still have a week until I am 38 weeks, I will go back for another appointment next Friday. Then she'll decide what the plan of attack will be. If its still high--I get induced, if it goes down--I guess we wait for Hannah to decide when she is going to come... which might be a awhile because I'm not dilated at all yet.
Well, even though I lounged all weekend, my blood pressure still went up a little. The baby still sounds good but I go into the doctor again on Friday. She said that if my pressure still hasn't gone down, she will induce me at 38 weeks--which I'm guessing could be as early as the end of next week or early the following week because I am currently about 36 1/2 weeks.
I can still go to work since I work at a desk but other than that I am supposed to be lazy. I think tonight though I am going to go to Babies R Us to get the last minute things that I need... then that will make me feel a little better because I can cross that off my list and it will allow me to be lazy.
But now I play the waiting game again... ugh!
Could Hannah's birthday be in October??? AH!