Sunday, March 28, 2010

Lillyan Hope Tidwell is here!!

I really think Lilly wanted to make her grand entrance into this world early. I lost my mucous plug Saturday, March 20th. I started getting contractions about 15 minutes apart. Dr Schilling told me to time them and if it gets 4-5 min apart then I would need to go in. Thank goodness that didn't happen. We were still on schedule to be induced March 24th.
Russ and I arrived at the hospital at 5:45am March 24th. We could not wait to get this going.
Dr Schilling was there delivering a baby that morning. He said, I will go home and take a shower and then come back and see where we are with you. The nurses got me all ready, gown, ivs, etc..
Started the pitocin at 8:30 am. We were well on our way. Contractions started coming closer and closer. Around 11:30 I stood up to go to the bathroom and there was a constant drizzle. I told the nurses and they had to do a test to see if it came out positive. Sure enough my amniotic fluid was leaking. Dr Schilling was getting excited and so were we. About 30 minutes later I felt this little pop and my water broke. Schilling said, well it looks like we will have a baby by 9:00 pm tonight. YAY!! He was thinking I would need a c-section because my uterus is tilted. But he told Russ, there goes plan B.. we will do this tonight. They bumped up the pitocin and the contractions were 1-2 minutes apart. It was nothing I've ever felt. My blood pressure went up so they gave me something to relax me during the contractions. Half a dose is all I wanted. It helped a little, but the pain was so bad. Schilling checked me and I was dilated to a 4. We went ahead and opted for the epidural. It worked really fast and I could no longer feel anything.
Once my body was relaxed I started progressing realy fast. Lilly was not liking it and her heart rate dropped to 90. The nurses could not read her signs nor my contractions. They had to do a vaginal reading to get a more accurate reading. They dropped the pitocin way down to get Lilly to relax and then turned it off. She finally got her heart rate up. Russ and I were so scared and just looked at each other the whole time. Schilling came in around 7:30 to check on me and wanted to know what was going on. He was able to watch what was going on at home and monitor me that way. I told him that they turned the pitocin off and then an hr later turned it back on to a 1. Schilling got fired up and said I didn't tell them to do that.He checked me and said that I was complete. Next thing I heard was him storming out and getting on to the nurses for not checking me. He said we have no idea how long she's been ready to push. He came back in and said we are Having a Baby!! let's get this moving :) Nurses prepped me to start pushing, had to have an oxygen mask to make sure I was getting enough oxygen and giving the oxygen to Lilly. I did 5 big pushes (3 sets each time). They placed a mirror where I could see her come out. The nurse said "your baby has dark hair" I lost it and started crying, it was becoming real!
Schilling came in and finished up and told me one big push.. and then here came Lilly. She was so sweet and so calm. He placed her on my chest where I could look at her.
It was all a dream. Our family came in and just ooh'd and aah'd over her. She was just so content and so alert.

What an amazing Gift From GOD!!! He truly out did Himself :) This is one miracle we are in love with!

Lilly latched on to my breast really well. She loves to nurse and that makes mommy happy :)

More to come...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March 24th

Well it looks like I will be induced March 24th. We have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am! Yikes! We will have to make sure things are packed etc.. the night before. That's really early. I can't eat anything after midnight :( I know I will be too nervous to think about eating or drinking.
Please pray that the process will be smooth and Lilly won't be too stubborn. We are getting anxious and ready for this little girl's arrival
My blood pressure is doing good, able to keep it down. Thank you Lord!

I have 2 more showers before the 24th. Busy.. Busy. My mom and dad are coming in for the shower. I am really excited. I need her help this weekend to get me organized. It gets overwhelming not knowing where to put things. Then they will be back down after she is born and staying for a couple weeks.

Our life is about to change really soon.. for the best! :)

More to come...