As I said in the last blog, I left my 38 week checkup at 3 cm and was hoping I would be 4 or 5 when I got to my 39 week checkup. I didn't want to schedule an induction because my doctor said if I was at least 4 cm at my 39 week appointment, we would be sent on to labor and delivery. Well we packed our bags, gave instructions to grandparents for when to pick up Ryder from school, etc., and I was totally bummed when she said I was still at 3. This was on a Thursday and they don't schedule inductions on Fridays or Mondays, so it would be next Tuesday before I could schedule anything. No thanks.
When you schedule to get induced they like you to get to the hospital at 5:00 a.m. to get the ball rolling. By this point it was 8:30, but I still asked her if I could please get induced, she thought about it, called downstairs to ask the nurses, and they said ok, so down we went.
After hooking me up to everything, breaking my water, starting the pytocin and getting my epidural it was about 10:30 a.m. and I was at 5 cm. I thought, okay this is good, we're moving right along. Well, the nurse checked me again at 12:30, still 5 cm. I thought this couldn't be good. I was already worried enough all the nurses and my dr. would be mad at me for starting so late, and now this.
My dr. comes in at 2:30 and says, "I heard you really like 5 cm, let's check again." Still 5 cm. I started to get a little disappointed because things progressed so much faster with Ryder and I just knew I was going to end up in a csection. I wouldn't have minded that if I would've come in for a scheduled csection, but it's no fun after you spend all day in labor and then have a section at 5:30 or 6. The nurses made me feel better and said they didn't think a csection was going to happen.
So I just started praying that things would speed up. They checked again at 3:15 or so and I was between 7-8 cm, answered prayer! Then at 3:45 I was at 9.5 cm. My nurse text my dr. and said to get ready because I was at 9.5 and her response was WOW, WOW, WOW! I think they were all kind of shocked it jumped up that quick.
At 4:17 it was time to push. And by gosh the contractions were rearing their ugly head and I could feel the heck out of them.
But, it was time to push, no turning back. TMI here, but they do say after your first baby, it doesn't take too much to get them out. I pushed through 3 contractions, for exactly 10 minutes and at 4:27 Rhodes was born! I had to push for 1 1/2 hours with Ryder, so I was ecstatic!
I was so excited to see him and hear his voice. I was shaking with excitement and crying at the same time. He looked so precious! A few minutes after he was born I heard the nurse say, "He's nine ten." I whipped my head around and yelled, "He's NINE TEN???" She was like yeah, that's as good as it can get. I said dang he didn't look that big. She said no, that's his apgar score. I was like sheeeesh. So they put him on the scale and he was 7 lb. 1 oz and 19.5 inches. I knew he looked smaller than Ryder (he was 8 lb.) but I think a lot of it was he didn't have a huge honkin' head like Ryder did at birth!
I'm going to post some pictures from the hospital stay, I know I will have tons more, but I want to go ahead and document the actual day of his birth and visitors those couple of days.
Introducing sweet little brother, Rhodes Joseph Wilson
Less than five minutes after birth, still swollen
Can't explain this feeling.
Just a few hours after birth. We had to wait a few hours for them to bring him to our room, I was so happy it was before Ryder had to go home. We are so blessed!
My aunt Beth and Rhodes
My two little angels
Posing with CC and Poppy
Grandaddy, T and Rhodes
Ryder loving his present from Melanie, Steve and Gaines
Jessica and Rob with the boys
Nanni and Rhodes
Kristen and Tate came to meet Rhodes, they're 9 weeks apart!
Tate and Rhodes
Papa with his 2 daughters and 2 grandsons
CC getting some love
And now let the fun begin!!!