Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sienna Mae Hughes

Sienna Mae Hughes
Oct. 8 2010 at 11:15 am
6 lbs 11oz, 20 in.

Too much skin? Sorry.

Family pictures are getting increasingly harder to take.

Once the doctor started me on Pitossin, Sienna was eager to get here.
I was in labor for less than 2 hours and she was in my arms. Luckily the epidural kicked in before I got to the very difficult part. I kept telling the nurses "It really feels like I'm crowning." They must have been thinking, okay crazy lady stop telling us how to do our job, because they didn't even look. When the nurse went to put in a catheter she finally believed me because she found a baby's head. The doctor entered the room and said "Okay, cough once and she'll be delivered." All and all the induction turned out to be quite the ideal delivery. Me and my prejudices.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Baby update

It looks like I'll be having a baby tomorrow. I can't say I'm quite ready, I'd like to wait a few more days, but by the end my 2 1/2 hour, 39 week check-up today, the nurse informed me with a huge smile on her face that I'd be coming in tomorrow morning to be induced. Let's just say at the time my smile did not match hers, but now that I've had a few hours to let it settle, I'm really looking forward to holding our little baby girl by tomorrow night.

I've measured small most of pregnancy and did a non-stress test and growth ultrasound at 32 weeks only to find that everything was just peachy. Today my doctor ordered another non-stress test and growth ultrasound that revealed low levels of amniotic fluid and a small baby in the 20th percentile. The two coupled together apparently means time for baby to be born. This isn't an emergency by any means and I'm not worried about delivering an unhealthy baby, but my doctor worries about the fluid getting even lower which could be bad for baby.

I've never liked the idea of being induced, so my doc stripped my membranes and hopefully that will put me into labor first. It seemed to work with Sage. I was in labor only a few hours after she stripped my membranes back then, so maybe I can go into labor without the aid of pitossin.

Wish me luck!