Friday, May 08, 2009
Happy Birthday Jane!
*Read how destiny fulfilled herself here.
Thursday May 7:
11:45pm: I woke up to three very strong repetitive contractions. I knew it was time and told Brandt, "I think we're going to have a baby tomorrow."
Friday May 8:
12:00am: My water broke but I didn't know it. It was a trickle and felt like I just had really bad control of my bladder muscles. Contractions were 1 minute long every 3 minutes. I showered and blow dried my hair so I'd look and feel presentable at the hospital.
2:00am: Arrived at the hospital. Contractions were still 1 minute long every 3 minutes.
2:30am: They admitted me and measured me. I was at 4cm. My goal before getting an epidural was to be at 5cm, have an established labor pattern and feel like I needed it.
6:00am: About 5.5 cm. Contractions were getting really tough so the epidural was administered. The epidural didn't hurt much and it started working VERY quickly. I didn't need to press the button for more.
7:45am: 8 cm, 90% effaced. Baby's heartbeat dropped just a little so they put me on oxygen and a very low dose of pitocin.
8:45am: Felt her head drop really low and was told to focus on not pushing until the doctor was done with another delivery.
10:00am: Started pushing.
10:14am: Jane Elizabeth Brinkerhoff was born full of life, cries and color. She weighs in at a mere 5lbs 11oz and measures 18.5 inches long. I cried for a good 30 minutes as she cried and the doctors finished with the rest of the delivery.
Welcome to our family Janie! We love you so much already. You are SO precious and darling! Here are some pictures of you which came in high demand.
at 5:00 PM