Sunday, June 7, 2009
Grant's Birth Story
I wanted to take some time to quickly journal my experiences having Grant. Right now it feels like there is no way to forget something like that, but some details are already fading (probably for the best!) Dan and I went to the hospital for my induction on Friday, June 5th. We were postponed for awhile until a bed opened up, but we were finally admitted at 9:00 am. I was started on pitocin at 9:45 and the contractions quickly started. I got an epidural around noon, but was still only dilated to 3 cm. My doctor came to break my water to speed things up at 1:30. The nurse checked me an hour later and I was fully dilated and ready to go, however my doctor was across town so I had to wait while he made his way back. That was a long wait! A little over an hour later, at about 3:45 he finally showed up and I was able to start pushing. Six minutes and 2 contractions later, Grant arrived! It was such a smooth delivery and we feel really grateful that everything went so well. We want to give a big thank you to my brother Brian and his wife Amanda for taking such good care of the kids during the day! It was so nice not to have to worry about them at all.