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03 April 2011 @ 04:15 pm
Taryn is here!!  
Taryn Ayana Legg
6lbs 11oz, 19in
April 2, 2011 @ 11:17PM

A lot of people said my induction would be hell, and that it was dangerous, etc...but here's my story anyhoo.
It started on April 1 at 5pm. My OB ordered an ultrasound and a Biophysical profile at the hospital after my morning appointment with her.
We did the tests, and went back to the L&D room we were situaated in, and waited about an hour, where the nurse gave us news from my OB. I was to hydrate orally, and call her after I was done. Something told me we would NOT be going home tonight. Half of me was excited.
After drinking tons of cold water and reportin to my OB, I was informed that I was indeed being induced, and at 10PM cervadil was inserted. I felt nothing different after the cervadil was inserted, just a few Braxton Hicks contractions.

At 10AM on April 2, I was checked and found to be 2cm dialated, and 50% thinned out. At 11:30am my OB came in and broke my water, which was clear with a little vernix mixed in. By 1pm my contractions were already feeling like they were on top of eachother, and I had my mom and husband timing my contractions. I moved to a birthing ball to get the baby to move down, and boy did it help. They were comming every minute to minute and a half, and I was at 3cm dialated by now. I was in terrible pain by now, so I asked for something to take the edge off. They broght in Phenergen and Stadol, which didn't really do anything except make me kinda loopy, so after talking it out with my nurse and my mom, I decided to go for the epidural. At 3:30pm I got the epidural. Why people don't get these more often is beyond me (LOL kidding). It was a walking epi, so I was able to control my legs and feel in control somewhat of myself, but it took the pain completely away. I swear I felt like a new woman. At 6pm I was checked for dialation again, and I was at 4cm and 70% effaced. I stayed this way for quite some time, and I was beginning to think my labor had stalled. My nurse had me switch positions and lay on my side for a while, and the baby's heartbeat didn't like that so much, so I shifted positions again. I got on oxygen and her heartbeat came back up. I stayed in this position for a while, and at 8pm I was checked again at was already at 8cm and fully effaced. I started feeling all of my contractions again only on my left side, and my anesthesiologist came in and corrected a kink in the line. At 10pm I was checked again, and was fully at 10cm. At 10:30pm I started pushing. Now, up until now, after I got the epi, my labor was great. I was exhausted and so I just lay in bed, dialated, and slept until I was ready to push. In the pushing stage, my epidural ran out at the pump, and once again I could feel almost EVERYTHING on my left side again. The pushing stage was REALLY intense, and I cried and screamed, and cried some more. I felt like giving up several times. Everyone kept telling me to push into the pain, but it was just too much, and I had to stop. Towards the end, it actually felt good to push at some points, but most others it most certainly did not. Early in my labor, we decided that the people I wanted with me in the room with me were my mom, my husband, and his mom. Before that, all the way up until I was 9cm dialated I had company in the delivery room with me from everywhere. I had so many people yelling encouraging things to me while I was pushing it was wonderful and my husband was right there with me. I pushed her out all by myself, and just had a little skidmark tear. My husband did get really freaked out when my OB decided to perform a surporise episiotomy on me. I didn't feel a thing at the time, but now i'm in pain, but it's not too too bad. All in all, I would definitely do it all over again for my baby girl. It's so adorable to see my husband with her, holding her, singing to her, and he won't leave her side. He is in love, and so am I. All in all, I would say I had a very positive birth experience and i'm very happy with the way things turned out, and I have a very healthy baby girl who's very healthy!

Now, on to the good part, the pics!!



Naomi Jamestonnaomijameston on April 3rd, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Mama!!! She's gorgeous!!

Question: what do you mean "surprise episiotomy"? He didn't ask for your permission and performed it without your knowledge?
C:\\World\Crap\Kristina.exeopaloctober on April 5th, 2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
What I meant by "surprise episiotomy" was that, no, she didn't tell me or anyone (not even nurses) that she was going to do it, but as far as we know, she didn't let anyone know beforehand. My husband says she did have the table prepped for one though just in case.
Naomi Jamestonnaomijameston on April 5th, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
Um... yeah, I hope you guys are considering legal action against her. She performed a medical procedure without your knowledge or permission!
C:\\World\Crap\Kristina.exeopaloctober on April 6th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Honestly, I did find it weird that she didnt tell us, but i'm not mad that she did it. I trust her, and I was giving up and having a hard time pushing and was risking tearing anyway, so she did what she had to do. It was a 2nd degree episiotomy.
Naomi Jamestonnaomijameston on April 6th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)
I'm glad it worked out just fine for you guys! :) Personally, I'd be rather furious that I was neither consulted nor informed that she was going to cut me, but that's me. *laugh* I'm slightly controlling and OCD when it comes to my personal space.

I'm extremely glad you felt that you could completely trust your OB. It's so rare to hear that anymore, and absolutely made my day. :D And besides, Taryn's adorable!
C:\\World\Crap\Kristina.exeopaloctober on April 6th, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
My OB can be snarky and can come off as rude sometimes, but she knows her stuff, I think and I trust her judgement.