Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Levi is finally here!!

So I know it has been forever since I have blogged, but cut me a break, I just had a kid! ;) Levi was sooo ready to be here on May 18th. He sent me into labor AGAIN with contractions coming every 2 minutes. They were getting more and more painful so I went to the hospital. They soon told me that they were going to give me pain medication to ease the contraction pain and that I wasn't dilating. I was only 2 1/2 cm and 80% effaced. So, I went home in pain and my doctor told me that if I was still contracting and in pain at 37 weeks, she would induce me. Needless to say, I ended up in labor alllll week long! I called my family and Lolly, Poppy, Aunt Megan and Aunt Brooke were able to get here by Monday. I was induced on Tuesday, May 25th.

The night before I was induced, I enjoyed a pedicure and a yummy dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant called Pueblo Real. I did not sleep a wink and woke up at 5 am ready to head to the hospital. I was super anxious and nervous about the epidural. I wanted to see what real labor was like and then have the option to get the epidural when I was ready. That morning, my doctor broke my water at 8:30am. I was on a small amount of pitosin to help speed up the process. I was dealing with the pain pretty well and was dilating quickly. Once I was 5 centimeters, I knew I couldn't take it any longer. I asked for the epidural and was feeling pretty good. An hour and a half later, I was pushing!!! The nurse called me "complete" and had me do some practice pushes. They were looking good and the babies head was coming out. The doctor came in after about 15 minutes of pushing. She looked surprised that I was already pushing after only 5 1/2 hours of labor! I did about 3 more rounds of pushing and baby Levi entered the world!

Wow, was he beautiful! Everyone stayed in the room for the delivery and while my dad was video taping, Brandon stayed by my side and enjoyed every moment of his son's birth. He even cut the cord!! They laid him on my chest and I immediately began sobbing uncontrollably because I was so happy and relieved that he was alive and okay. The doctor said that he was ready to be here and that I did a great job. He looked so tiny and so precious! He was looking all around and had blonde curly hair. I could not believe he was mine! Brandon cried and watched the nurses clean him up. He weighed 6 pounds 7 ounces and was 20 inches long. He was born at 2:56pm. It was one of best days of my life and we feel so blessed to have Levi here with us! We cannot wait to watch him grow and pray everyday that he will grow to have a relationship with the Lord. Please be praying for us to have wisdom in raising our first child. It is going to be a fun and rewarding journey. :)