Hi Everyone! I’m so excited to share my birth story with you! Just a few weeks ago I had my precious Sweet Baby girl Mikaylee. I am so in love and couldn’t imagine life without her. While I was in labor I kept thinking about holding her and finally meeting her. That is what gave me the strength to keep pushing! The whole time I was in labor I was thinking for sure I’ll never do this again, but in all honesty.. I’d do it over and over to have my baby girl. She’s my everything!
My doctors told me that they were going to induce me on Wednesday July 25th. I really wanted a natural birth. Not to be induced, but my doctors informed me that it was safest for me and baby. So, instead of waiting for them I figured I’d try out all those thing that “make” you go into labor. I ate a few servings of pineapple, hubby took me out to eat at Hooters for hot wings, and then we walked around a 24hr Super Wal-Mart for about 2 hours since nothing else is opened after 10pm in our area. We did all those things and then Tuesday July 24th (my birthday) I woke up at around 3:45am with contractions, and even passed my mucous plug. I thought it was just pains from that, but then I couldn’t fall asleep as the pain was coming every 10-15 minutes. I finally fell back asleep at 5am, then awoke again at 7am with extreme sharp pains. I put a call into my doctors office and they said I should come in at 8:30.
Sure enough when we went to the doctor’s office I was 1cm dilated and the doctor said I was in early labor. Instead of inducing on the 25th, they would be doing so now. At around 9am we arrived at labor and delivery.
11:15am 2 1/2cm dilated and doctor broke my water.
11:45 They started giving me pitocin.
2:30 I started getting stronger contractions and contemplated getting an epidural.. and then
3:50 I got the epidural
4:40 Now 4cm dilated and not feeling much because the epidural.
7:50 Up to 5cm dilated and getting anxious to meet Mikaylee!!
9:30 Nurse checks and I’m fully dilated! Doctor will be here by 10:30.
10:30 Time to start pushing! Epidural ran out at 10pm!
Pushing, pushing, thirsty! Between each push I eat ice chips.. Begging for a glass of water. Then when they wouldn’t allow me water, the next time Chris passed me the ice chips.. I poured the entire cup all over myself.. The doctor kept telling me we see her head! Push, Courtney, Push!! I kept telling her “I can’t anymore!” .. I pushed and I pushed up until 12:11am when I heard she’s here!!! I heard my Sweet Baby Mikaylee first cry. The sound of her cry brought both of us to tears.
They placed her on top of me and I looked right into her eyes.. It was the most incredible feeling ever. I am so in love.
While they cleaned her up she was looking at Chris the entire time. Just gazing up at him
She weighed in at 6lbs 13oz, and measured 20 1/4″
I still can’t believe I gave birth to this sweet baby girl. They took blood for a PKU test and she was so upset, it hurt me to see her that way – I can’t even imagine her getting shots!
I could look into her eyes for hours, and hold her forever.
God really answered my prayers, and blessed me with this sweet little miracle.
I got the biggest surprise when my grandfather drove up 2 hours to come see us.. This made my day.
Hubby is so happy his princess is finally here.
Mikaylee is 4 weeks old now and I just can’t believe how fast the time is going! I’m treasuring each and every precious moment!