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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oliver Thomas is here!


My mother’s intuition was not in full swing today boy!  I woke up and felt contractions most of the morning but it wasn’t too unbearable.  Seeing as though 4 days earlier I found myself in Labor and Delivery with contractions 5-6 minutes apart only to be sent home because I was only dilated to 1cm,  I didn’t want to get my hopes up too high to only be turned away again. 

I spent the morning hanging around with Dexter and playing with him but my contractions were becoming pretty regular.  I called the doctor’s office and they told me that it doesn’t sound like anything and to just keep my appointment with the doctor for the next day.  Dexter and I laid down around 12:30 for a nap but once I got to bed my back started hurting and my contractions were starting to hurt a little more.  I managed to get a small nap in and Dexter woke me up around 2:30.  At that point Daddy was home from work and he could tell that I was in quite a bit of pain.  We started timing my contractions and they were painful and consistent at 5 minutes apart.  I was in denial that this could be it but after Daddy persuaded me to go in to be checked out, I gave in.

We arrived at the hospital at 4:05 pm on October 26th, 2010.  I headed right into Labor and Delivery and was there being monitored for quite some time before the nurse came to check me.  She was on the phone with Jan, my midwife (who was not on call).  I was 5cm dilated and at a zero station!  Definite labor!!  I was checked into my room just before 5:00 and Jan told me that she would be able to stay and deliver Oliver!  I was elated! 

I didn’t waste any time getting into the hot tub in my room.  I spent the first hour in the tub and it was so nice.  Just as I was getting out, my friend Becky was coming to bring me some gummi worms (and support).  I labored the rest of the time standing and swaying until around 7:00 when the nurse checked me and I was 8cm dilated!  I felt a lot of pressure in my bottom so she called Jan in who broke my water at 7:06 to get things going.  The pressure was intense but with three good pushes Oliver Thomas was born at 7:27pm weighing 8 pounds 1 ounce.  He weighed more than Dexter did by about 6 ounces but he is one inch shorter and his head is huge at 14 1/2cm!

Daddy and I couldn’t be more thrilled and excited.  We are so in love with this little man and we can’t help to feel complete.  We can’t wait for big brother Dexter to come and meet “Baby Ollie” for the first time!

17 comments:

Saving Our Way said...

Congratulations on your new addition!

Letherton said...

Congrats

Anonymous said...

Hey, I can't view your site properly within Opera, I actually hope you look into fixing this.

Cindy said...

Congratulations to you! I must say, though, a #twitterbirth works better if you're in labor long enough to tweet. LOL. Do better next time, huh?

I'm kidding, of course. Thrilled that it didn't last too long for you. A fast (but not too fast) birth is a wonderful thing. Have fun with that new bundle!

Michelle said...

Congrats!

Debbie Stanton said...

Congratulations to you and your family... you had an amzing and perfect birth... God bless.

Brenda said...

Congratulations! He shares a birthday with my daughter. She turned 12 on the 26th.

Vanessa said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures!

Monique said...

Congrats!

Kristie said...

Congratulations!! :-)

Sky said...

Congrats dear friend!! I'm so excited for you guys!! ♥ you lots!

katklaw777 said...

I great big Congratulations to you!!!
Be Happy!

Anonymous said...

Hey, something is wrong with your site in Opera, you should check into it.

bitt said...

Congrats!

Don't worry about those Opera problems, they can use another browser. you just had a baby! People can be kinda insensitive!

Kathleen said...

Many congratulations! I love the name Oliver, but couldn't convince my husband on it for our son.

Hope you're all doing well!

Rachel C said...

Congrats! I just clicked over here from Seeryus Mama, and this was the first post I read. Love it :)
Relax and enjoy that new baby!

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