Friday, June 24, 2011

Delivery Story

Sorry I'm just now posting my delivery story... I would have done it much sooner, but this last week and 2 days have been HECTIC!!!! We have had tons of Dr. appointments, but I will share that in another post. So on with my delivery story...

Our first child, Caycen Edward Darley, was born into the world on June 15, 2011 @ 5:25 pm.  He weighed in at 7 lbs 14 oz and was 19 inches long... what a big boy!!!

Well we found out at our appointment on Tuesday, June 14th that I would be induced the next day.  I had to be at the hospital at 4:00 am on Wednesday, June 15th to check into my hospital room. 
Getting ready to have a baby!
wooh, I was swollen!!!

I was already 3cm dilated when starting the day.  Around 5:00 am they started the pitocin to get my contractions and labor on the go.  I started having contractions, but I barely even felt them.  My contractions were about 4 to 5 minutes apart. So I just sat and relaxed for a while...

Around 8:30 am my doctor came and broke my water.  Since I was already about 4 cms at that point, they told me that I could get an epidural whenever I felt like I needed it.  Shortly after having my water broken I was so ready for that epidural.  Unfortunately for me, I waited a little too long and the anesthesiologist had just gone into an emergency c-section.  I had to wait about an hour before he could come fix me up.  During that hour the contractions were HORRIBLE!!!! Caycen was also turned backwards so his head kept hitting my tailbone causing me to have INTENSE back pain.  Because of this, I had to lay in several different positions to get him to do a 180 and have his head facing the right direction.  I don't think I will EVER forget how bad those contractions hurt.

having bad contractions... Chance was trying to make me laugh between.

Caycen's heart beat on top, contractions on the bottom
Finally, that WONDERFUL anesthesiologist came in to give me my epidural.  He was just awesome!!! He had the epidural done in 6 minutes! I started feeling great after that.  I just rested until I started to feel the urge to push.  I told my nurse when I started feeling like I had to push and she checked me and I was at 9 cm, so she told me to wait to push a little while longer.  Man the pressure was bad by that point! I wouldn't say it was painful like the contractions, it was a different kind of hurt. 

Finally, I was 10 cms and ready to do some "practice" pushes before my doctor got there.  When my doctor got there, she was great! Sooo encouraging!  Chance held one leg and my mom held the other.  Then my mother-in-law was also in the room.  Pushing was TOUGH! It felt like you really really have to take a shoo shoo (poop), but you are so backed up you can't get anything out. 

Grandma (my mom on left) and Nona (Chance's mom on right)
I pushed for about 55 minutes, and out popped Caycen Edward Darley!!! I did have to have an episiotomy, then I ripped on top of that, so recovery was a little painful. 

We stayed in the hospital until Friday afternoon around 3:00 pm.  It was so nice to go home...

Birthing a baby is by far the HARDEST thing I've ever done, but it was SOOOOOO worth it!!!!

Our family of 2 is now a family of 3

Here are some of Caycen's visitors at the hospital:

Papa Ray and Nona

Martha, Melissa, Lee, and Ben


Aunt Christy

Skyler and Capri

Martha AKA Aunt Ma

Kyle and Amy

Ben AKA Uncle Ben


Brooke AKA Aunt Sissy

Going Home from the hospital:

Our sweet friends Lee and Melissa made sure we were welcomed home... they are so sweet!!!

God has been so great to me and my family.  I thank you him everyday for blessing us with so much.  I pray that everyone gets to feel the joy of having such a special little blessing put in their lives. I know I told you all when I first got pregnant that it wasn't planned, but God knew exactly what he was doing! I couldn't imagine not having Caycen in our lives.

I hope you enjoyed reading my delivery story. God Bless!!!

Love ~ Aimes

1 comment:

  1. Girl, I love reading this kind of stuff. Thanks for sharing. I also had an episiotomy with my first one. It took m e 8 weeks to fully heal. That's with doing and using everything they told me to. Well worth it in the end though. Glad Caycen is enjoying his mommy and daddy on the the outside now!