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What..a...ride! We went in for an amnio at 38 weeks to test for lung maturity. Baby was measuring big at 38 weeks at 9lb 9oz..plus he was breech so we needed to plan for a version or a c-section. About 9pm I started getting contractions, good ones, and was not feeling him move, so off to LnD we went. Well, the amnio came back that his lungs were immature, sigh..they filled me full of fluids and the contractions calmed down..I was only 1-2cm. I thought we'd get sent home, but noooo...The next day after a terrible night of monitoring and contracting, they decided to do a 24 hour urine. My number were just high enough for a diagnosis of mild pre eclampsia, plus my bp was running high, so we were told we would be staying until the baby was born, and that they wanted to keep me pregnant till 39 weeks. Baby was still breech so we were planning for a version, which I had to advocate strongly for, and if that failed right to a section on April 17th.
So, fast forward a week of monitoring, hospital food, fast food, visits from the girls and family, EVERYONE calling every day to see what was going on etc..Finally the day is here!! We get up and showered on 4/17..Go for my last biophysical profile and to check babies position and dammed if he isn't HEAD DOWN!! WooHoo!!! The day before he was oblique..so we were thrilled! On with a normal induction!!
We got into our BIG birth room, doc came in, tried to break my water but didn't and got the pitocin goin'. I started contracting right away. About an hour later I noticed that my hand looked like Professor Klumps, lol..My vein burst and it was gross! Sooo..new IV via anastesia and 45 minutes later and we're back on pit, doc came in shortly thereafter and ACTUALLY broke my water and man on man was there a TON of it! Aaron used like ten towels to sop it up!
Aaron's mom was there, and my gf was there to film and take pics...We laughed and joked, told stories, Aaron played my favorite songs on the guitar, made sure I was comfy and just supported and loved me..so wonderful..When I was about 4 I asked for some staddol..contractions started getting very intense. From then on I only saw Aaron..I will never forget his big brown eyes searching my face for what he could do to help..he was there with me through every contraction.
Now, I've had FIVE births with no epi..I think I was so scared about the size of this baby I just snapped and thought, why not?! So when I was about six, I asked for one. The nurse said it was transition talking and that by the time they got it in it would be time to push. I went ahead and got it anyway..all for nuthin', lol..she was right..the medicine never had a chance to kick in. He was coming ready or not. The doc wasn't there yet, but I knew he was coming..nurse was like, don't push yet, he's on his way..I told Aaron, baby, he's coming, LOOK! And he saw his head crowning..needless to say the nurse caught the baby...Aaron was gonna but was to overwhelmed with emotion. He was so amazing and adorable to watch while his son was being born..his mother got some wonderful photos of him! So, Aaron Michael Jr was born at 5:35 pm..9lb 7oz just under 22 inches long..healthy and precious..looked just like his daddy right from the start..or as Aaron would say, he looks like someone planted my nose on his face, lol..