Friday, October 26, 2012

October 21st 2012

At 12am October 20th my contractions started! It was Darin’s birthday and I was very excited that Aidan might be born the same day! We called the midwife at about 3am because the contractions were pretty regular and close together. The midwife came and checked me. I was 4cm dilated and the contractions were pretty strong. Everything was going good. A few hours later things seemed to slow down a bit. The contractions were still pretty strong but they were not really regular. The midwife left and told me to get some rest. I was in so much pain I could not sleep. At 3pm on October 20th I went to the bathroom and felt a little pop! My water broke in the toilet, I yelled for Darin to call the midwife. I got up and went to walk to the bedroom then right before I left the bathroom more water came out. Mom was helping me clean up and even more water came out and I got her arm a bit wet. It was pretty funny and exciting. Darin and I figured after my water broke it would not be much longer till we got to meet little Aidan. The midwife came back a few hours later but the contractions were still not regular. I was in tons of pain and the contractions were very painful. On October 21st we still had not progressed. The contractions were getting worse but they were not regular and we were not dilating. I was so tired. I had only slept about 2 hours since October 19th. The midwife said the baby was fine and I was fine so we could stay home and continue to wait and see or we could go to the hospital and try to speed things up. We were not sure what we wanted to do. I didn’t want to go to the hospital because I wanted to have Aidan at home in a relaxed atmosphere. I felt like I needed to go to the hospital because I was so tired and didn’t think I could labor much longer. Darin and I talked a lot and in the end we decided we needed to go the hospital. We got to the hospital at about 1030am on October 21st and they took me back right away but made Darin fill out paperwork. We did not want to be apart at all and I was upset. They did an ultrasound and asked me tons of questions. I was unable to move around much and had to stay on my back because they were listening to Aidan’s heartbeat. Having to lie on my back made the contractions so much worse and I started rethinking going to the hospital. We got into a labor and delivery room and started the IV with the drugs to help labor progress. I also got an epidural and I have to say that hurt worse then the labor itself! A few hours later we were up to 6cm but it was still slow going. It seemed to be taking forever. I didn’t think Aidan was ever going to come. At about 830pm we were up to 8cm and the doctor said we could wait and see if we dilate more or we could have a C-section. Darin and I talked about it and decided we were just too tired to wait longer and see if labor progressed. We told the doctor we wanted a C-section. Darin got dressed in the scrub things and they got me ready. I went in the room all alone so they could prep me before letting Darin in. They finally had Darin come in and sit next to me. He held my hand and I looked at him the whole time. He was nervous and at some points I think he was squeezing my hand harder then I was squeezing his. The doctors pulled Aidan out and I told Darin to go right away and be with him. I could hear Aidan crying and it felt so good. After all that time, all the fertility treatments, all the test, Weylin, Holly, after everything we had been through Aidan was here! Darin went with Aidan and the doctors put me back together. Aidan Wesley was born on October 21st at 953pm 8lbs 5oz 21 and ½ inches long with blue eyes. I went to the recovery room and Darin met me in there. The nurse was even nice enough to bring Aidan in for a bit. Once I got to my regular room they brought Aidan to me and he was able to stay in my room. Darin could not stay with us in the hospital. We are home now and I am healing from the C-section. Aidan is the most amazing baby in the whole world. We are all adjusting to life together and could not be happier.

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