I also have 5 kids! It sounds crazier when you say it out loud. That's a lie, it IS crazy. But I love it.
I figured it was time to document his birth story before I forget it. Because that's what happens when you have babies, you forget things. And I had 5, so I'm screwed. Try remembering your kids birthdays AND birth years when someone asks on the spot. Bad mom. Bad. Anyways back to the story. I woke up at about 6am with some cramping but didn't think anything of it because it happened a lot and would just go away eventually. Dust was off but he had a side job he left to go do at about 8. I had a prenatal appt at 11 and Dustin was going to be back home to watch the girls. I showered and started getting ready when I clued in the cramping was getting stronger. It hit me I could be in labour. So I text Jill to see if she could take the girls so Dustin could come with me to my appt. Ya I still wanted to go because my labours are very long so I figured I have plenty of time if I was and he could tell me at my appt and I could go home for a bit. So we went to my appt and at this point I was having to breathe through contractions. The doctor was at the hospital and the wait could have been hours (usually is) so they told me to just go to the hospital which was a block away. So we did. Got checked and put on the monitor and yup was in labour but early labour, I think I was 2-3cm. So she told us to go to the cafeteria and grab some food and come back. So I decided we should go home instead, pack bags for the girls and get what I needed. Still contracting away. We dropped off the girls bag and I was hungry so we went to Tim's and got food. Who doesn't do that? But Dust made me stay in the truck so I wasn't having contractions in line... Anyways, a couple hours later we went back to the hospital. I was 4cm... Told ya, long ass labours. So they decided to admit me and then said they'd help me get going by breaking my water in the next little bit. I got admitted at about 1pm. We waited and waited, I walked a bit and paced the room. There was only one doctor on call and he ended up getting called to back to back emergency c sections. I think it was 6 or 7 and my contractions got really strong so she checked me and I was 4-5. Killer. At about 11 the doctor finally came in and broke my water. Half hr later my contractions were getting painful so I decided to get an epidural because I was exhausted. I needed to rest a bit before baby came. Got the epidural and a little but later they put me on the drip. I fell asleep as soon as the epidural kicked in for about an hr. They checked me and I was still 5cm so that's when they started the drip while I was sleeping. 30 minutes later I was screaming in pain and yelling at the nurse that the epidural wasn't working. She checked me and I was 9 almost 10 cm. She told me to turn on my side and within minutes I said I was needing to push. Doctor was in there and I started pushing. One push and his shoulders were out, he actually told me to stop in the middle of pushing... Then told me to cough and he was out! It was long then super insanely fast! I went from 5-10cm in 30 minutes and I felt it all! Oh and our photographer barely made it, she walked in as I was ready to push! She was lucky to get the pics she did because it was so fast. She came earlier to take some pics while I was in labour then left for a bit.
So that's his story.
Parks Dustin Francis
6lbs 10oz and 20in
Sept 13th 2014 3:40am
Dustin chose his name and I loved it. It was set since I was a few months pregnant.
We love this little man to death!
More posts to come. Lots to catch up on!