Parenting Story

Parenting Story

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Aidan's Birth Story

Originally posted on MySpace February 21, 2009

He's finally here!

I have been a bit impatient for Aidan to make his big appearance, and now that he is actually here I can hardly believe it!
Wednesday afternoon we went in for a regularly scheduled appointment. The midwife told us that I was dilated "maybe" to a 1 and high and thick. I was very disappointed, knowing that our due date was only 2 days away, I prepared to go at least a week overdue like I did with Reese.
After work on Thursday I cleaned house and prepared to be gone as if I knew that it was going to happen soon. I went to bed Thursday night having contractions about once an hour. When I woke up at about 5 am, they were about 10 minutes apart. I called the doctor's office at 8am and they told me to come in and they would check me. After dropping off Reese, we got there around 9. I was dilated to a 2 and anticipating a few more hours of labor. We followed the midwife's recommendation to go do some walking at the mall rather than be stuck at the hospital. An hour and a half later my contractions were much stronger and closer together. We returned to the office to be checked again. This time I was 5-6 cm dilated and almost totally effaced. We were immediately escorted across the hall into the hospital and partially admitted. They got me into a room and in my gown. They were hooking up all of the baby monitors when I felt the urge to push. The nurse told me that I could go ahead and push, when I reminded her that I needed antibiotics for the Strep B I carried. They immediately inserted the needle and pushed the antibiotics in as quickly as they could. About an hour and a half later at 12:59 pm Aidan was born! He weighed in at 10 pounds, 1 ounce and was 22.5 inches long! Afterwards we received our hospital bracelets and were officially "admitted" to the hospital! It couldn't have gone any better if we had planned the whole process. I went into labor on my own, on my actual due date, was able to get through the whole thing without an epidural or even any pain meds, and everyone was healthy and happy!

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