Once the epidural was in, hubby came back in, and we both tried to get comfy. My sister soon arrived, and hubby fell asleep while I talked to her. After her my dad and step mom arrived, and soon after my grandmother. I rested while I could but in between talking to family, and the nurses and doctors coming in every 30 minutes or so I did not get much rest.
During this time I took a short nap on my right side, and after it was over I started to feel some cramping on my left side. This was not an option so they re dosed my epi, and afterward I was super super super numb.
My labor basically started to slow so they started me on some pitocin, and they broke my water. 16 1/2 hours after labor started the doctor came in, checked me, said I was fully dilated but still had a little cervix. She did something magical where she basically stuck her entire hand up me, told me to push, and then she informed me it was time to go. I was so thankful because the babies heart rate had just started changing and they were concerned the cord was around her neck.
They hurried and got the room ready, emptied my bladder, pulled up my legs, and I began pushing. I only pushed for 10-15 minutes this time. YAY!!! Unlike my 2 1/2 hours with Caleb. The doctor decided the last couple of pushes to use a small suction cup to help the baby out. I was watching the entire thing in the mirror and I was so amazed that the suction cup fit in me haha. Anyway, two more sets of pushes and little miss was in my arms. No cord around her neck, breathing, and healthy. Once again I felt the unconditional, amazing love of a mother. She was mine and I was hers.
Soon after we had all the family come in a visit, and Mckinlee got her first bath.
super bowl baby?