I won't go into a lot of detail but the shortened version goes something like this. I BEGGED my dr. for an induction because by 38 weeks I was incredibly uncomfortable (now I know all women are by 38 weeks:). He agreed so Jesse and I headed into the hospital at 6:30 am on a Monday morning. The Pitocin was started at 7:00 am to start onset of the labor.
|Excited to be done being pregnant but a little worried about what was yet to come!|
I was able to visit w/ family and friends until about noon at which point I started getting much more uncomfortable so my friend the anthestiologist was brought in for the epidural. Round 1 of me against the drugs began. Come to find out I have a very high tolerance for numbing agents so the poor anthestiologist had to give me 3 shots to numb the area, important point...he'd never before given anyone 3 doses before it took effect. I was finally numb and able to get the epidural.
|Feeling pretty miserable and gripping that hand rail for all it was worth (notice however I was still able to put on a smile for the camera).|
Brooklynn Autumn Beaudette was born at 9:16 pm on Monday November 5, 2007. Jesse and I couldn't believe how beautiful she was. We look back now at these pictures that show a baby with a very pointed head, swollen eyes, and fat lips and wonder what we were looking at. Looks more like a little girl that had been in the ring with Mike Tyson but beauty was all we saw.
|Volunteers make these adorable hats for the babies. She was nicknamed our Russian Princess.|