5:30am- Admission process started
6:30am- Pitocin started at 2mu. Cervix at 1.5cm/50% effaced
8:10am- Water broken per OB (AROM). Cervix at 3cm/75%/-2
9:00am- Epidural started (I was assuming I'd labor fast) and it was rough going in. He was digging right and left trying to find midline. It was my most painful epidural placement.
11:45am- Pitocin only at 12mu. Cervix at 4/75%/-1. Got more IV fluid bolus due to variable decels (cord compression during contractions), which in turn spaced out my contractions.
2:00pm- Cervix at 5/80%/0 Finally at 20mu of pitocin
3:30pm- Cervix at 6/80%/0 Asked OB for pitocin max of 30mu but he kept me at 20mu since making progress with the 20mu. Pretty sure he was delaying me till his clinic hours were over.
5:00pm- Cervix at 8/100%/+1 per OB
5:28pm- Complete 10/100%/+2
5:29pm- OB & delivery team in room setting up
5:32pm- Pushing started. Only took 1 push!
5:33pm- Cody announced IT'S A GIRL!
6 pounds, 10 ounces & 20 inches long
While I was nursing Georgia & bonding, Cody ran home to get the girls to come meet the new baby. Cody did not tell them nor the grandparents what the gender was. I wanted that announcement to happen in the delivery room! I needed the gender to be very obvious for my girls to figure out so we put a purple bow on her head before they walked into the room.
We let just the siblings come into the room first to meet their new sister! As soon as Reese saw the bow she said "it's a girl!" They couldn't stop smiling and looking at her! We told them her name is Georgia Rae (which they already knew if we had a girl).
After each of the girls got a chance to hold baby Georgia we allowed the grandparents to come into the room. My mom instantly noticed all of Georgia's hair! Reese announced her baby sister's name to the grandparents.
|Sweatman Family of 6!|