Thursday, July 5, 2012
I got up early on Tuesday September 20, 2011 to get ready to have Rayne that day. I was induced at 8:00 a.m. and still 2 centimeters. I was positive for GBS so I had to have the medicine for that. The first dose of pitocin I received went in too fast so it made my arm burn all over and was very painful. Labor was alright until the doctor upped the pitocin to make labor go faster. It didn't start getting painful till around 3:00 which is when I got an epidural. I don't think it helped me much though because it was still painful when I had contractions. I just layed in the bed all day talking to My Hubby and Parents. A friend of mine was there too. It started really hurting around 8:30 p.m. and the contractions were so painful. The night nurse was much better than the day nurse so she was Awesome when she came in the room. She had me push till she and My Hubby could see Rayne's head. My Hubby saw that she had a head full of black hair. The doctor came in there and I pushed a little bit. He ended up doing a Episiotomy so he could pull Rayne out. We had a Beautiful Baby Girl at 8:44 pm and she cried so softly. My Hubby held her while I got stitched up and then I got to hold her before they took her to get cleaned up.
The epidural definitely didn't work because I could fill my legs and lift them up while pushing Rayne out which the nurse was very surprised at. I was walking that night afterwards too. I called the next morning for Rayne and they had her in the warmer because they thought she would get jaundice. They brought her to us and she stayed with us the rest of the time unless they needed her to check something. My Hubby and I enjoyed having Rayne with us in the hospital. She didn't sleep unless we were holding her. The nurse said she didn't sleep in the nursery but she wasn't fussy either. She wouldn't take a paci and still doesn't take one. That is one less thing we have to get her off of. My Hubby would sleep at night and I would lay in the bed with Rayne. They took Rayne Wednesday night to check something so I called for her around 6 am. and they brought her. That is when the nurse said from the time they had gotten her around 10:00 pm to then that she hadn't slept in the nursery. We took care of Rayne the whole time and it was Great too because My Hubby took two weeks off from work to be with Rayne and me. We went home Thursday around 1:00 pm.
It has been Great since Rayne has been with us. She is such an easy baby and I love the fact that I can stay home with her. I have loved every minute of being home with her and love being a stay at home mommy and wife. Rayne has been sleeping all night since about month three or four. She slept all day and all night when she was brought home except for waking up for bottles. I got up with her so My Hubby could sleep and get up for work. I wouldn't trade that time with her for anything. We love having Rayne home with us so she hardly goes off. She now sleeps all night, scoots around on her booty, and loves to stand up. She can hold her balance really well when we hold her hands. I can't believe she will be one soon. The time is going by fast but we have enjoyed every minute of it.