Macee Ann Long was finally born on 1-11-11 at 9:03 pm! She weighed 6 pounds 6 ounces, and measured 18 1/2 inches long. I was induced 6 days early because of high blood pressure, and I was perfectly fine with that! I got to the hospital at 8:30 that morning, and was only 1 cm and about 60% effaced and by 9:30 had my water broke and pitocin started.
Then the fun began.
The contractions weren't too horrible until about 2:00, when they had to put an internal monitor in, and OH MAN! They started up good then! By 2:30 I had my epidural, and was asleep till about 5, was awake for an hour and got checked at 6...Only at a 4! So I took another dose of my epidural, and slept till about 8, when I thought my epidural was wearing off. I told the nurse I was starting to feel stuff, so she checked me and I was at a +9 and 100%!!! I thought the nurse was joking! She said if I feel the need to push, to tell her and they'd check me again. About 45 minutes later, I really was feeling it! The nurse checked again and I was ready! I was in shock, I didn't know if I could do it. They got everything set up and at 8:52 I started to push, and only 11 minutes and 4 pushes later, I had my baby girl on my belly!
It has been the most amazing, difficult, frustrating, entertaining thing I have ever experienced in my life. I never EVER thought I could love something as much as I love this little girl!