Well, the birth story begins on Friday, April 22, 2011. I started feeling contractions and started timing them. When they got to be about 5 minutes apart for over an hour, we decided to go to the hospital to see if I was dilating. To my disappointment, I was only 1cm (which I had been for a month). They monitored me for 20 minutes and my contractions got as close as 2 minutes apart, but still no dilation. The doctors prescribed morphine to space the contractions apart and sent me home. They said to come back when they were more intense.
Since I left the hospital, they were consistently 5-7 minutes apart. On Easter Sunday, they became more intense. So, we went back to the hospital. We were told on Sunday that I was only 2 cm. Still not time to be admitted to the hospital. :( I was miserable!!!! Hubby says that's an understatement!
My next doctor appointment wasn't until Thursday morning. I met with Dr. Lazar and he confirmed that I was still only 2 cm. I broke down and started crying telling him how much misery I was in. He made a deal with me and said if I was still miserable on Saturday morning, to come down to the hospital and call him on his cell phone. He would examine me and we will discuss a possible induction.
Saturday morning came, and of course, I was still miserable! We met Dr. Lazar in the triage and he went over the risks and benefits of induction. I was nervous because I really wanted her out, but I wanted her to be safe too. I asked the doctor to tell me what he would do if I were his wife. He laughed and said he would have induced weeks ago. Hubby busted out laughing and gave me a look like "we're inducing today because I can't take another day of you being pregnant!". So we induced.
I was given Pitocen around 11:30a.m.
Jitterbug graced us with her debut on 4/30/11 @ 6:17pm. She weighed in at a mere 6lbs. 10 oz.