Friday, January 1, 2010
Welcome Home Jaycee!
We got to the hospital on Tuesday morning, December 29th at 6:00 and I was having some contractions but nothing "real". They started Pitocin about 7:00 and then Dr. Gernt came in at 8:00. I was 2cm dilated and 70% effaced, she went ahead and broke my water at this time too. They checked me again at 10:00 and I was at 4cm. By this time the contractions were getting quite intense. I asked them to get the request in for my epidural. They came in about 11:00 to start my epidural. The checked me again about 11:30, and at that point I was at 4-4 1/2cm. At 12:00 (noon) they came in and said by looking at the monitor they thought I would be almost ready. My doctor checked me and I was at 10cm, completely effaced and 0 station. I could feel nothing so the doctor said that she would let me wait a little while to see if the baby dropped a little more without me having to push her down. Dr. Gernt walked out of the room, they rolled me to my other side, and then she came back in (about a minute after she walked out) and said I need to check you again, the baby is looking like she might be ready now...and sure enough Jaycee was completely in the birth canal. They quickly got things ready and I started pushing at 12:06. I pushed through 2 contractions and Jaycee was born 3 minutes later at 12:09 p.m...weighing 8lbs 4 oz and 20 3/4 inches long.