Sunday, January 15, 2012

Birth Story

Birth Story
I know this will be very boring for most of you, but I wanted to record what happened because I know I will soon forget.

We had been planning on getting induced at 39 weeks the entire pregnancy. So the night before 39 weeks we checked in the hospital at 7pm. We decided to do what we did with Jade and start with cirvidil. (This is a way to induce labor but typically is a lot slower, it thins the cervix)
9pm- Cirvidil put in. At this point I was 3cm and 70% and head in 0 station. I wan't having any painful contractions but still was having a hard time sleeping.
12:30 am- I asked for some meds in my IV to help me sleep. Still no painful contractions. I was able to sleep for 1 1/2 hours.
2:30am- stronger contractions around every 5 minutes
3:30am- still couldn't sleep but not too much pain but asked for epidural to hopefully help me be able to sleep.
4:00 am-epidural . My water broke partially. 4-5 cm and tried to sleep for a couple of hours.
7am- no progress and contractions were irregular so they started me on a low dose of pitocin.
8am-PAIN!! Epidural wore off and anesthesiologist came back to give me another dose.
8:30 am- 9cm STILL BAD PAIN . We did one practice push and head was right there.
9:30 am- made the anesthesiologist come back again for more meds. I was feeling everything and wanted more meds so that I could be numb for the pushing.
10:00am- finally pain under control. Pushed through 2 contractions and Adelle was born.

After she was born I felt so much better than after Jade was born. With Jade I was really sick and threw up and had to get a shot in my leg because I was bleeding so much. This time I felt great and was able to enjoy holding my new baby.

We were able to be in the VIP suite because of Dan's connections with UCLA. The room was awesome. It was so big and had a couch with a fold out bed for Dan to sleep on. Adelle did really well in the hospital. I remember only one night were I was a little overwhelmed because I felt like I was breastfeeding her all night long.

When we came home we expected the worse. With Jade the first two night at home were horrible. She screamed all night long and just wanted to eat nonstop. Adelle has been an angle. Seriously the opposite of how Jade was. The first night home she slept 4 hours and then 3 hours. With Jade I remember for a long time she would eat almost every two hours at night and then be awake for 2 hours. Adelle eats and goes right back to sleep. It's wonderful.

She is now 2.5 weeks 0ld and she still is doing great. I only have to feed her once in the middle of the night. Isn't that crazy??? Two weeks old and she goes a 5-6 hour first stretch and then another 4-5 hour stretch. Jade wasn't doing that until she was at least 2 months old. I hope it lasts. I really think it has a lot to do with the sleep positioner that she sleeps on because I didn't get it until after Jade was 2 months old and that's when she started sleeping those long stretches.

Dan has been home most of the time and it has been so nice. He wakes up with Jade so I can sleep a little longer and has been taking her to all of her fun activities so that she can get out of the house. I'm a little scared for next week when we will be all alone.

Also, Jade got her first haircut!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

One week old

Here is a link to the pics we had taken of Adelle. Emily did a great job again!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Adelle Violet

She is here!!!

Adelle was born Thursday the 29th. She weighed 7 lbs 14 oz. 21 1/4 inches long. I knew she would be a lot bigger than Jade. Jade was only 6 lbs 13 oz 18 inches long. Here are some pictures. More info on the birth to come.