Hi everyone, guess who made his arrival 9 days early.....Miles Joshua is here!
A's water broke around 8:30am on Wednesday morning while she was at work. She said it was like a movie, and everyone told her that would never happen!
We met each other at home and called the midwife. She had us come in just to make sure the water broke. When we got to her office at 10am A was dilated to 4cm. She told us to go home and pack our bags, we were having a baby!
We went home and grabbed some Panera Bread for lunch. Our bags where already packed so we waited on our mothers to get to our house to follow us to the hospital.
A was not feeling any pain this entire time. We checked into our room at the L & D around 12:30. They checked her and she was still only 4cm. At this point her contractions had started and she was uncomfortable. She wasn't checked again until around 5:00. She was still only 4cm. She decided to get the epidural around 5:30pm. This was just what she needed. She was able to relax and by 8:00 she was 8cm and by 8:45 she was 9.5cm.
They had her labor down for the next hour. At around 9:45 she was complete. She started her practice pushes but with every push Miles' heart rate would drop. They tried different positions and nothing seemed to help. The midwife had her try all 4's (she had most the feeling in her legs still). This helped his heart rate, but it still wasn't good.
We knew something wasn't right when the midwife had the Dr called in. He came in and explained to us the importance of getting Miles out fast and safe. He decided to assist her pushing with forceps. With one good push Miles was "pulled" to safety.
Although our labor and delivery didn't go exactly as we planned, we are still happy with the outcome. He is here and he is healthy, that's what matters!
Miles is breastfeeding like a champ and Mom is doing great too.
Thanks everyone for your continued support on this board.