PINK!! Our 2nd DD was born Tuesday at 3:51pm following a noon induction.
I was scheduled for an induction on Tuesday and planned to go in after a 6am call...but found out that they were a little crowded, so I had to wait (that's fine - I was used to waiting by then)- they told me that they would call me back around noon so my DH decided to go back to work for a 1/2 day. So of course we received a phone call at 8am to come in to get started...by the time my DH got home from work, I showered - set up my dad with my DD's schedule I was finally out of the door by 10:15am.
10:45a - Arrived at the hospital
11:15a - Set up with a room and changed into gown - checked at 4cm dilated; 70% effaced
11:30a - 2 nurses tried 8 times to find a vein to draw blood and insert a line (My arms are ALLLL bruised up and it was a HORRIBLE experience)
12:00p - line finally in - fluids started
12:20p - Pitocin started
1:00p - Contractions begin
2:00p - Contractions are REALLY strong - checked 6-7cm; 100% effaced and I asked for the epidural
2:30p - Epidural administered (I did not recall how painful this was the first time!)
3:00p - Felt an immense amount of pressure in my tush!
3:05p - checked 10cm-100% = TIME TO PUSH!
3:10p - started pushing...got frustrated - for some reason the pushes weren't doing much and the doctor seemed uninterested - TV was on in anticipation of the Phillies game and in between pushes everyone was watching the friggin TV! grrrrr
3:30p - They decided to give me oxygen and turn me on my side to push - I see hair! (that's all i heard!)
3:40p - The baby is right here...first pitch is at 4:00pm - Out of delirium I say "Don't worry - I'll have this baby in time for the first pitch!"
3:51p - It's a GIRL! - and a 2nd degree tear
(A wha???? Really? Everyone, including myself thought for sure a boy....so a girl most certainly came as a SURPRISE!)
Casen Dorothy was born "sunnyside up" at 7lbs 12oz - 20 inches with a full head of brown hair. Her middle name comes courtesy of my grandmother who so lovingly raised me and I am proud to pass it on!
I was nervous about loving another baby, and sharing my time between 2 children...but it's unbelievable, adding another child to our family is an experience that words nor any adjective could possibly describe.
We are happy to finally be home with our entire family together...Our 1st daughter Brae has been an amazing big sister and is learning a lot about her baby sister and swaddling ;)