Monday, April 2, 2012

Lydia Ann Hirschi

She came! March 15, 2012 at 2 AM in the morning I shot out of bed because my water was breaking. I was so excited! I was sick of counting the minutes of my contractions and thinking, "Is this it? Should I go in?" From 2:30-7 I had only dilated from a 3 to a 4 1/2. So they decided to give me pitocin to speed up the process. My contractions were so close together I had a hard time recuperating after each. That's when I asked for an epidural. The anesthesiologist was in a C-Section so they gave me Newbain while I was waiting. Wow, I love that stuff! I was so drowsy and didn't feel my contractions any more :) Then the anesthesiologist gave me an epidural and I slept the whole time while my body dilated to a 10. Before I knew it my body started pushing on its own. They had me start pushing and within 45 minutes she was here :) What a surreal experience! I came home to a welcome sign on my door from my neighbor, SO NICE!

She came 6:18 PM March 15, 2012
7 pounds 7 ounces 19.5 inches

I love being a mom! She sleeps so well and eats so well :) What a lucky mom I am. I was able to have my mom stay with me and it's been so fun. The pain medication they sent me home with gave me an allergic reaction so I went to the doctor and they got me steroids. Nursing has gone well but I still don't feel confident going out for long periods of time. I have gone off dairy to avoid the colic.