My family is now complete!
Aaaron Elias Wilson arrived on February 5, 2014 at 5: 16 p.m. He weighed 6 pounds and 11 ounces, 20 inches long. He is absolutely handsome and I am so happy!
So, I was trying for 2 weeks to self induce because I was having issues with my pregnancy and my doctor mentioned inducing me medically. I have heard stories where labor becomes difficult, long, and painful, when it comes to medically inducing labor, so I was determined to try and start labor on my own. I tried sex, warm bath, acupressure, chiropractic adjustments, stripping of my membranes, talking to baby, labor inducing cookies, spicy foods, eggplant parmesan, labor cake, just about anything! Everyone kept telling me baby will come when he is ready, but I don’t believe that, especially since babies come way too early…you’re telling me they are ready then? I don’t think so. That’s the one comment that grinds my gears.
Anyways, I had been contracting for weeks, and I was dilated to 2 centimeters, but less than 50% effaced, and baby was not engaged. I was in so much pain all the time. This pregnancy has been the most painful out of all of them. February 4th, I spent much of the day walking up and down the stairs at my dads house. Then about 4 p.m., I started to get painful contractions that started to get very close to each other. I did not want to go to the hospital because I assumed they would stop right when we got there. My husband timed my contractions to be 2 minutes apart, lasting anywhere from 45 seconds to a little over a minute. My dad was 100% sure that this was finally it and spoke to my husband and they forced me to go to the hospital haha.
So we got to the hospital at 5 p.m., since it’s less than a mile away from us. I was hooked up to the monitor and about 2 hours into it, I asked for some type of pain medication. The delivered an IV medication which made me very loopy and sleepy, and suddenly in my sleep, contractions stopped. I was so upset, but the doctor on call wanted to keep me overnight to see if contractions would start back up. All night long, nothing. Then my husband left for work around 5 A.M. At 8 A.M., right when I was so sure I would be sent home for false labor, my water broke! I was so relieved!!! I texted my parents and my mother-in-law to let them know. I texted my husband since he cannot answer phone calls at work, and he works about 40 minutes away. He was so surprised and said he would try to be back by noon. My mother could not make it since she had a major project proposal in Chicago, and my dad was watching my kids. My mother-in-law arrived to make sure I wasn’t alone. I was in TONS of pain, and asked for pain medicine again. Before they gave it to me, the nurse told me that I would have to receive Pitocin to speed up the labor and start contractions because they became very irregular and wouldn’t dilate me, and they would raise the Pitocin level every half hour. I managed to fall asleep for an hour and when I woke up…from a very painful contraction, my husband was there! He said he couldn’t wait and had to come be with me…how sweet!! During a loopy episode after receiving another dose of the IV medication, I started to send my husband very odd texts that did not make sense whatsoever, and of course he kept the texts to show everyone!
Well, I still wasn’t dilating enough, so the nurse raised the Pitocin level even higher in less than 15 minutes…every 15-20minutes. Then suddenly contractions came raging in from 30seconds to 1 minute apart, lasting 50 seconds to 65 seconds. My word, they were so intense. I could hardly breathe!! And of course my dilation still took so long!!! Then, the nurse came in to talk about an epidural because the contractions were so intense, baby’s heart rate continued to drop dramatically and explained to me that an epidural will make the contractions less intense and stabilize my body and my stress level. So I agreed, although I really wanted to do without it, but even the IV medication would not stabilize my pain whatsoever. The epidural was SO painful. I definitely felt it more on my left side. Now, I started to dilate. My dad arrive around 3 P.M., he has always been by my side ever since my first baby! I am indeed a daddy’s girl. At this point I was 6ish centimeters dilated. Then around 5 P.M., I started to feel massive pressure! The nurse came and said I was ready to start pushing and called the doctor. My dad left the room because come on now…even if we are close, he didn’t want to see any of that haha! My mother-in-law stayed in the room with my husband and I. Around 5: 13 P.M., I started to push…3 pushes in 3 minutes and baby was out! I cried, my husband had a beaming smile on his face, and my mother-in-law was crying too! I held my baby boy, while my husband cut the cord, and I swear I was looking into the eyes of my angel Alexander.
Aaron, I feel is Alexander. He came back to me. They look absolutely identical, and the second I saw his nose too…I knew it was him. He is such a great baby; super calm and very alert. I adore him so much. Our family is finally complete and I couldn’t be more happier. I will post photos soon!! My pregnancy may have been incredibly difficult, and my labor was hard as hell, but the delivery was very easy, and I am so blessed to have my healthy baby. I love how funny and supportive my husband was, and the only thing I would change, was definitely making sure my mother was there. But you can’t control it all. Aaron is our last baby and tomorrow is actually the day I sign and schedule for a tubal ligation!