Thursday, April 21, 2011

Daniel Alan Kimball

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

We went into the hospital at 6:30am on Thursday. Little Daniel was moving around so much, they were having trouble tracking his heartbeat for 30 minutes straight, so I didn't start pitocin until 8:30 am. At 11am, I got my epidural. The contractions weren't excessively painful at that point, but I knew my doctor was coming around lunchtime to break my water and I really wanted to have the epidural working by the time my water was broken. My nurse was having trouble feeling the baby's head, so they brought in an ultrasound to make sure that my baby was really head down. He was, but I had a whole lot of amniotic fluid that was bubbling between baby head and the nurse.
By 2pm, I was at 5cm and my doctor was breaking my water. Not much progress. At 3pm, I was still at a 5, but I called my Mom and Marie to let them know that it was going to be a while. 15 minutes later, I was calling them back to say I was at a 7 and they should get to the hospital if they want to see him born. By 4pm, I was at a 10 and ready to go. They had me practice pushing for about 10 minutes and then they called my doctor to come and catch that baby. 
It was such a relief to have this baby and this labor go faster than my one with Nicole. I waited 7 hours after my water broke with Nicole to get to a 10. Then, I pushed for 2.5 hours with her until they called in my doctor.
My doctor came and I pushed for another 20 minutes and little Daniel was born. I was convinced that I was pushing wrong because it didn't feel the same as when I pushing with Nicole. I feel I was a lot more successful this time around because I only passed out a couple of times because of hyperventilating. It was actually a lot easier this time, yay! And no stitches at all for me, which is even more yay! 
I'm recovering okay. I have a wonderful husband to help me at home and Momma Kimball has been a huge help with Nicole this first week. I love my new little baby. It makes me want to have tons and tons of babies. If only it wasn't so difficult to make them.


Jasmine said...

Beautiful baby! I'm glad labor went so well for you this time around. It really does seem to get easier with each baby. :)

Anthon said...

Cutest cutie cutes! He's so precious and perfecto! You did a great job making him and getting him out.

Kelli said...

I'm so happy for you Becky! Congratulations, he's adorable! If you need anything let me know, I'll be there ASAP!

Marie said...

Anthon didn't say that comment, I did. Marie. Anthon would never say "cutest cutie cutes."

Deanne said...

I'm so glad everything went faster this time around. He is adorable!