yay! She's finally here! I was induced yesterday (10/05) at 9am, I didn't even realize until around 10am I'd been given the pitocin already and when the nurse informed me I had, I was really shocked... anyways, it didn't really get anything going at all, at around 2pm my midwife broke my bag of water and things finally got rolling, I had an epidural for the pain which was probably the most painful part of the whole labor (that and having my IV put in place.. i have tricky small veins!) .. at around 4:30pm I started complaining that I was having abdominal pressure/pain and my nurse said "well.. we probably need to top off your epidural!" .. I'd only had it for maybe over an hour though and was skeptical after Xander's birth which resulted in an extra epidural that was un-needed.. so I made my nurse check me first and she was thinking I wasn't much past 5cm.. well the head was right there and I was ready to push.. my midwife hurried in and they got everything ready.. I pushed for around 10 or so minutes while trying to breath through my contractions. My best friend and her mom were there with me, along with my husband.. having them all there was so great.. Brett seriously made it all easier for me, and I kept getting emotional during pushing by all the things he was saying and how incredibly emotional he was.. oh it was great. I didn't tear or need an episiotomy (thank goodness!)
Soooo.. at 4:58pm on 10/05/2004 Ceilidh (KAY-lee) was born. She weighed 7 pounds, 1.5 ounces. 19.5 inches long. She has lots of dark brown hair, has blue eyes and is very very strong.. she's so sweet, and a little stubborn too :) They let us leave the hospital early this afternoon since Im an "experienced mama" heh.. so we've been at home adjusting today. Xander is still getting used to her, and considering he met her for the first time at around 2pm today, he's doing very well.. he gave her a kiss before bed tonight after not wanting to touch her all afternoon which was sweet..
..TO ALL THE MAMAS WITH 2+ KIDS: wow.. seriously mamas, wow. I'm feeling overwhelmed already.. how do you all do it!!??
I'll post pictures probably tomorrow.