Thursday, October 13, 2016

Creed Wheeler's Birth Story

On Wednesday, October 12 2016 I had my routine doctor's appointment, the only difference was I would be getting my membranes stripped at this appointment.  This was a big deal because I had my membranes stripped with my otger children and it lead to a fairly quick delivery in both cases so, we had a pretty goo idea that Creed would be born fairly soon after. My membranes were stripped at around 3:45pm and I was sitting at 3.5 cm dialated and 75% effaced. We had everything in place to had a baby that night. Emma was all set to watch the kids, bags were packed, and the car seat was in the car. We headed home, started cleaning and waited for my body to do what it needed to.
Around 9pm my contractions were picking Emma and we were waiting for them to get a little stronger when all of the sudden we get a text from Emma telling us she was at the hospital with galstons. We called up Denise and she rushed right over to watch the kids. By this time my contractions were very regular and getting stronger. We got in the car as soon as Denise arrived and headed to the hospital.
We got to the hospital at 11:30pm, I was checked and at 4cm dialated and 80% effaced so my doctor decided to break my water. After that my contractions got a lot stronger and closer together. I asked for Fentinal for pain relief but that disnt do much, if anything at all, so I asked for the epidural. My epidural was in at 12:50 and after that I was feeling a lot better☺.
I was checked again at 1:07am and had already made it to 6cm, and by 2:00am I was fully dialated and ready to push. My doctor, Kimberly McCullouch, was called in, I pushed for about 2 minutes, and Creed was born at 2:08am on Thursday, October 13th, 2016. He weighed in at 6lbs 7oz and 19 inches long (my smallest baby). He has a fairly bald, perfectly round little head and is a very content little man. He nursed easily right after delivery and seems to be doing great. The nurses, doctor and even the photographer and said that he was perfect and beautiful. They were all very impressed by how good his color was and how well mannered he was for being freshly born.
I am absolutely smitten with my little man and I am so grateful that he made such a smooth entrance into the world. I cant wait until Kinzlie and Boston get to meet their new little brother because I know they will adore him as much as I do.

Side notes: week 36 1.5cm 70% effaced
                     Week 37 3cm 70%
                     Week 38 3.5cm 75%
                      Born at 38w6d (8 days before due date of October 21st)
                     Total weight gain during pregnancy: 16lbs (Yay!)

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