Sunday, March 22, 2009

The story of Logan


Since i use my blog as my journal i figured it was time to write down my experience with having Logan. I don't want to foget it and this is the best way for me to remember it always. So if you are not in the mood to read a long story don't feel like you have to.

It all started at about 7 months along. I went to my dr. appointment and my blood pressure was high. They said sometimes that is normal so we will take it again at the end of the appointment. Well at the end it was still high. So that is when i had to start coming in every week or so to get my blood pressure taken so they could start looking for signs of pre-eclampsia. At about 34 weeks i had to start going in every couple of days. I was so swollen and was just ready to be done. I was planning on working up until 38 weeks but my dr put me on bed rest at 36, which was fine with me i was ready to be done working. That was right around Christmas though and so i could not do any of my Christmas shopping. Mom and Hilary did it all for me.

So i had an appointment on Christmas eve and of course my blood pressure was high, so my dr. said i am not going to make you go to the hospital today because it is Christmas but the day after Tomorrow you have to call Labor and Delivery to set up a time to get a stress test done. So we do all of our fabulous Christmas activities and i packed about half my stuff just in case i had to stay at the hospital to have our little guy, not really thinking we would need to(which is why i only halfway packed). The day after Christmas we went in and got the stress test done and my blood pressure was the highest it had ever been. My Dr. came in and said looks like you're staying and gonna have a baby. We were shocked!! They got me into a room and started softening my cervix right away and i started having contractions right away. However, my contractions were not normal. They were three little contractions in one. Not that they weren't painful though. They would give my pain medication that would last for half an hour but then couldn't give me more for 4 hours! So it was a long long day and long long night. All that night everytime i moved a nurse would come in to move Logan's heart monitor. The next morning at 7:00 am the dr came in and started me on pitocin hoping i would dilate more since i was still at a one. And the contractions started hurting more.

Then at 10:00 they came in and asked if i wanted an epidural i of course said yes. So they got that done and it was wonderful. Everytime they checked my cervix it hurt so bad and i would squirm, but once that epidural came i didn't mind it at all. So then at about 11:00 am they came in to break my water once again trying to hurry things along. I was still at a one. It had almost been 24 hours and i was still at a one!! Are you kidding me? It was so dissapointing. The rest of the afternoon i pretty much just slept. Around 3:00 my grandma came to see us because she was getting a mamogram at that hospital and she asked if David and my dad had given my a blessing and that is not even something i had thought about. So we called my parents and they came right over and David gave me a blessing. I only wanted David in the delivery room but there was talk of a c-section so my parents hung aroung to see what was going to happen. At 5:00 the Dr. came in and said i was only at a 1 1/2 so they could do a c-section now or i could be in labor for another 17 hours and still have a c-section in the end. We opted for the first. They got me all prepped and Logan was born at 6:57 pm. David got to watch the whole thing and said it was very interesting. We were so glad to have this little guy in the world and he has brought so much joy in our lives.

I know that was a lot but i have to remember this crazy but wonderful experience!

4 comments:

Rachel Washburn said...

I can't believe how similar our experiences were! Its crazy! That is such a good idea to write about it I keep thinking I need to get a journal and write all this down or I will forget it all even though it seemed like yesterday!

Debbie said...

What an experience! It's a good thing you have a beautiful baby to show for it! You sure went through a lot. Aren't epidurals the best? With both my labors, I thought them checking to see how dialated I was, was the most painful part of it...I hated it. I hope your next labor goes much faster and easier for you! :)

Kristin said...

I am glad you posted your birth story with Logan. We were all glad he got here safe and all was well. He is such a cute little boy.

Melanie said...

Ah, epidural... my good friend...