So, as I mentioned, we went in to Rose on Sunday night for an induction. We'd been in labor for nearly two weeks and the baby showed signs of distress.Sunday night they administered Prostaglandin and we waited...and waited...and waited.
By Monday morning, after a night of hard contractions barely maintained by epidural, I had only progressed to 3 cm/60%. So in went the Pitocin. My water finally broke around 6pm Monday night and that's when the party really got started. Progression was still mighty slow and the baby's heart rate was like the Mind Eraser on the monitor. Finally got to 9cm and we pushed. The baby's head simply could not engage in my pelvis.
Off to have an emergency C-section I went and Ruby Beth Bekerman was born Sunny Side Up at 1:16am on her original EDD, July 28. She is perfect! At 7lbs 4 oz and 20", she got a 9 on the Apgar and wowed all the staff with her general gorgeousness. Since I did hard labor for 26 hours (which meant epidural and Foley in place for an equally long time) my recovery has been rather brutal. I was just released from Rose this afternoon after five long days. We are so grateful to the staff at Rose; everyone there is beyond awesome and they took such good care of us we forgot where we were and began to believe we were staying at the Golden Door spa.
Anyhoo, we are home now and deliriously happy. Even though I am more-or-less chained to my bed for 2 weeks, I'm glad to be home and feel so blessed. Now if my dang milk would come in already, we'd be in business.
If I only knew how to PIP I would show off little Ruby! Thanks to the fabulous Colorado Nesties for all your support and T&P. Much love all around! I will try to check in again soon. Take care.