Finally, after 40 weeks of impatiently waiting, our little Tommy has arrived. It didn't come easy either. This pregnancy was by far the hardest. From constant back pain because he sat on my ciatic nerve, to sleepless nights of tossing and turning and rib pain. On Tuesday, the day before the scheduled induction, I had my final doctor appointment so that my doctor knew my starting point. I was dilated to 1 and my cervix was only 30% efaced, which means Tommy had no intention of coming any time soon.
On Wednesday morning at 7:30 I was admitted to be induced. They had to start me on Cervetix (?) to soften my cervix before they could start the Pitocen. By 1 o'clock, I hadn't progressed much. I was dilated to a 2 and 40% efaced. My doctor stopped by on his lunch to break my water in hopes of hurrying things along a bit. I thought having my membranes scraped was painful, this was worse! At 3 o'clock they started the Pit and at 11:09 pm Tommy was born. After all that waiting, it only took about 5 pushes and he was out. I think my sister cried more than I did when he was born! It was such a blessing to have Lynn, my sister (and photographer/videographer of the birth), Jolene, my best friend, and of course my hubby, Lee in the room with me. With Lee looking like he was going to pass out, and my sister balling her eyes out, the only other person to look to was Jolene who remained the most calm. :) After Tommy and I were cleaned up we let the kids in the room. Words cannot describe how excited they were to see their new brother. Aaliyah, one of my neices, was excited too because after all the craddling of my stomach, her cousin was finally here.
Born at 11:09 p.m. on 2/18/09. 8 lbs. and 21 inches long
Relaxing at home