Well goodness gracious it has been awhile! Time sure does fly once you have a baby! I thought I would give you all a baby Tripp update! Hopefully, now that things are a *little* more settled I can have posts up 1-2 per week!
Blog world meet Tripp!
Isn’t he the sweetest! This little nugget was comfy in my belly. Of course my Doctor was going out of town the week after I was due… so I knew that I would transfer to another in the practice when she left. I went in Friday at [40 weeks 2 days] for my general follow up. We did not want to induce until at least 41 weeks. My blood pressure was slightly higher than normal so she ordered a 24hr test that I would need to turn into the hospital on Monday. Went the whole weekend with no major issues [and no baby] so I went to the hospital on Monday [40 weeks and 4 days] and didn’t realize that they would also hook me up in triage while they ran blood work. I was in the clear with my test results and wasn’t having any major contractions so I then went to my Doctor for a follow up because it was her last day in the office before vacation. We talked about the change of care plans and I went home to wait out a baby until my next appointment [which was scheduled for Thursday].
I was feeling crampy that afternoon, but as many pregnant women know that is totally a normal feeling. Mark came home and made dinner and I was feeling more cramps so I took a shower. When I started to blow dry my hair I became really uncomfortable [I was having to stop to *breath*] so we decided to go to the hospital. Checked into L & D triage at 9pm was checked and told I was maybe a 4. At this point I was pretty uncomfortable and was getting sick to my stomach. I was praying they would admit me because of how uncomfortable I was feeling. They nurse had me stay 30 mins to be monitored and then the doctor came in and said your a 5.5 time to head to L & D. It was BABY time!
As soon as we got to L & D my contractions were back to back with no break and I had back labor. An epidural was always in my plan so they did my blood work and sent for the epidural. Ten minutes later anesthesiologist was there and the epidural was set. I felt GREAT other then I did get the shivers! The nurse came in about 30 minutes later and asked how I was feeling, I told her I was having a weird leg pain so she decided to check me and low and behold I was complete! So she broke my water and got the room set up for delivery. We couldn’t believe how fast this was going!
The nurse had me do practice pushes [it is about 1 am] and after 3 pushes they saw the head so we needed to wait for the doctor [who was delivering next door]. Finally the doctor came in and 5 pushes later Tripp was born at 1:38am.
This was NOT what I expected! It was so fast for a “first timer”. The nurses were AMAZING and they were so impressed at how “easy” I made it seem. Also, thank you medical world for epidurals!
We are just so in love with our little guy! I will definitely be blogging about life with a baby so stay tuned!
Photo Credit: Music Creek Photography
XOXO Gabbing Ginger