7 lb. 2 oz.
born friday, april 4, 2013
it seems like writing about this little guy is a good way to get myself back into regular blogging. after all, i've had a lot of thoughts going on these days that may or may not be of interest to anyone out there, but i forgot how much my blog is my own personal therapy. and believe me, i could use some therapy these days, what with having 2 under 2 now. brace yourselves.
despite what i had planned, i ended up going in for an induction on april 4th. my due date was the 5th, so it was one day early. just trust me when i tell you it had to be done. so i checked in at 9:00 am and an hour later i was hooked up to an iv and a low dose of pitocin. i was progressing quickly and sometime around 10:30 my doctor came in and broke my water (woohoo! what an experience that is...). around 11:00 or so i got an epidural and by 11:50 i knew it was time to push. it all happened SO FAST! i only pushed for maybe 15 minutes and it was a dang good thing because i quickly found out my epidural had worked well to numb everything but down there. i wasn't feeling much by the way of contractions but trust me when i tell you i felt everything else. i yelled a lot during those 15 minutes. and it's all on video. and no i'm not going to post it.
kellen was born at 12:10 pm, a little blue, but healthy and gorgeous nonetheless.