Bayer is my life. I love love love love him. I am constantly thinking of that famous quote that goes something like "I never said it would be easy, I only said it'd be worth it." Those are my feelings wholeheartedly.
My birth story is the same old same old until I hit 6 cm. I got induced on Wednesday at 5 pm, with cervidil which ripens your cervix. I didn't start pitocin until 7 am. By 8:30 am i was at 4 cm. I stayed at 4 cm until 2 pm. Then they upped my pitocin, I started to "feel my legs" meaning I could move them, which is not what you want! I had the anesthesiologist come and fix my dosage because i was feeling all the contractions and my pain went away for about an hour and half, so we're at 3:30 now. I was dialated to a 7 at 3:30, had the anesthesiologist come in again and up my epidural but it was too late, my body never got numb again and I basically went through transition (7 cm-10 cm) on my own, with the edge knocked off probably. Needless to say, I pushed for 40 minutes, like a warrior on a mission, everyone was really impressed I could push so successfully, considering he was 9 lbs 6 oz with a 15 INCH HEAD IN DIAMETER!
All things considered, WE MADE IT! Believe it or not my episiotomy wasn't that bad at all and I'm doing pretty great. Moral of the story, when you get an epidural, make sure your legs are like dead weights. They like to give you as little as possible, which is understandable in their shoes, but not in yours and that's what counts in the moment. (Nicole Wilder I'm thinking of you) lol.
I am soooo happy to be a mom, it is the purpose of life. I feel like my life is so much more important than it was before. It's like going from being single to being married, MUCH MUCH BETTER, then you have a child and your entire existence is MUCH MUCH BETTER AND AWESOME AND FUN AND PERFECT. yay. night.