Thursday, October 13, 2016
Creed Wheeler's Birth Story
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!)