Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fiona Ashley was born

July 31, 2009 Fiona Ashley Davoli was born. Actually she was kicked out.....

Thursday morning July 30th I went to the hospital to be induced. It was 1 week after my due date & I really wanted my OB/GYN to deliver her. She would be going away the following week & she was covering the L&D unit Thursday, Friday & Saturday so I knew I would have her there. When we got there at 6:30am they put me in a crappy room where the TV didn't work. Frank asked if they could give us one of the really nice rooms if it was available (there's only 2 of them) & they did!
Here is a run down how the next 24 hours of labor went:
8am: The doctor checked me before starting anything & I was 1cm dilated, -2 station & cervix was still thick.
10Am: IV started.
11am: Cervidil was put in to soften my cervix.
3pm: I started feeling VERY slight contractions so they gave me another dose of Cervidil-- still only 1-2 cm dilated but 50-80% effaced (2 dif drs checked w/ dif results).
9pm: Pitosin started which made the contractions
more painful & closer together.
1am: get the Epidural. A dream medication!
1:30am: the doctor broke my water.
I was still only 3cm dilated, 50% effaced & 0 station.
5am: Still only 3cm
7am: Finally 4cm....

This is when things changed...I started puking. She had said that I should dilate a cm per hour so we were hoping to have a baby by 2pm-ish.
9am: I was ready to push! Of course Frank had stepped out of the room a few minutes before so he had no idea. He had been with me the entire time & of course when it was time he was gone! Thank god for cell phones. I called him & said get your butt up here ASAP it's time!! He was shocked & ran his butt upstairs
9:15am-ish: started pushing & Fiona Ashley was born at 10:16am!!

My baby girl!!
First picture taken of Fiona.
She was 7 lbs. 14 oz. and 20" long.


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