2 weeks ago
Friday, October 5, 2012
Taryn was "due" this past Sunday, so we had an appointmet for induction at 5:30 am on Thursday. Here is Telisha just before we began. The pitocin started at aroudn 8am, but we did not start seeing consistent contractions until about noon. By around 2 pm she was at a 6 and 90% effaced. At about 3 pm she was at a 9.5 and 100% effaced. The doctor arrived at about 3:30. For those who don't remember or didnt know, forceps were required for the other three kids. We were hopeful that they wouldn't be required this time. The doctor saw the position of the baby and recommended that we try pusing for 2-3 hours before resorting to forceps. I bluntly told him that we didn't want to do that. If we had not had the forceps history with the other three I would have been more willing, but pushing for 2-3 hours did not make sense now. He recommended that we try a few pushes now and see what happens. Telisha pushed hard once, the baby moved a good amount, and the doctor quickly concluded that the baby was ready now and would only take a few more good pushes. About 5-10 minutes later a beautiful baby girl came out, healthy and happy. What's more is that Telisha never threw up either, which was another happy first.