Thursday, September 22, 2011

New addition

Fletcher is now a week old! He is such a sweet baby! Everything has been going great with him so far. I had a pretty easy delivery too.

I was having contractions for about a week and they were strong but not consistent. There were a few times that I was ready to head to the hospital but then my contractions slacked off.

I went to my doctors appointment last Wednesday and he checked me. I was 2 cm dilated and very thinned out. He told me that if I wanted to, he would put me in to be induced that night. Before that day, I would have told you that i was totally against being induced. But I was ready to have a baby!

I left his office and did some last minute shopping.  I was excited and nervous and freaking out a little! I called my parents and they were on the road within a few minutes. 

Jonathon, my mom, and I headed to the hospital at midnight.  I walked into the delivery room and met my nurse. Turns out she was my mom's college buddy. So they chit chatted all night while I was on the pitocin. I did get a few little naps here and there. My doctor came in at 9am and broke my water. Then I got the best epidural ever! My entire family and Jonathon's family and several of my friends came to hang out (wouldn't recommend this). At about 2:30 I was feeling some pressure and the nurse came and checked me. I was fully dilated and ready to push!

The nurse got me all ready to start pushing and called the doctor. I pushed one time before he got there and the nurse said she could see the baby's head and that he had a lot of hair! The doctor came in and sat down and delivered the baby. It was so much quicker than with Molly. I pushed 3 or 4 times and we had our baby! He was perfect! 7 pounds 4 ounces and 20 inches long.

Having another baby was sooo cool for me. Everything happened so much faster and my body healed faster too! And I had the best doctor and the best nurses. If Jonathon and I were millionaires, I would love to have 4 or 5 kids!

Fletcher has been the best little baby! It's been more difficult with molly who wants to climb on mommy and poke her little brother in the head. But it's so much fun having 2 babies! I love our growing family!!!

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