Monday, November 10, 2014

Hazel Adalyn

Things have been little crazy around here! It is starting to settle down so I will try to write down Hazel's birth story really fast.

Hazel was born on October 5, 2014 at 3:36 am. I was nervous about knowing when to go to the hospital becasue my water broke with the twins so there was no question. My family history shows that we have super fast deliveries so I was nervous about making it to the hospital. On the 4th we went to bed about 10:30. I went to sleep, but kept being woke up by cramps. They didn't really increase in pain or time so I tried to keep sleeping. About 11:30 I decided to call the hospital to see what they though. They told me to try a shower and see if they went away. So I took a shower and tried to lay back down. At 12:30 I had my first contraction and it hurt! There was no middle ground in pain. I told Alex it was time so we called my Mom to come stay with the kids. While waiting for my mom I dried my hair and we made sure we had everything packed. I felt ok while I was sitting down, but if I stood up my contractions were really bad. When my Mom got to our house we headed to the hospital. I called to let them know we were on our way and to tell them to make sure the guy was there to give me my epidural. We got to the hospital about 2:30. The nurse checked me and I was already at a 7. They got me all hooked up and checked in. My contractions were right on top of each other. I told the nurse that I needed to epidural if I was going to get one because Hazel was coming really soon. It seemed like it took forever for the epidural guy to get there. He had me sign the papers and explained the procedure to me. He gave me it and it instantly started working, thank goodness! The nurse checked me, but didn't tell me where I was at. She stepped out of the room. My doctor came in and said he was going to break my water and I was going to start pushing because I was at a 10. I only pushed through about 3 contractions and Hazel was here! She was 8lbs 6oz and 20 inches long. 

1 comment:

Ellen Davenport said...

I am still blown away at how quick labor is for you. I read the part about 3 pushes, and even though I knew it was fast, my mouth just gaped open. Way to go momma! Isn't it amazing! I love your growing family!