8 days overdue and anxiously awaiting our son’s arrival. Our little boy was way to comfortable inside my tummy he didn’t want to come out without a little help. I was scheduled to be endued on Wednesday August 18th and Dr Lloyd gave me the first appointment at 5:00 am which I was happy to take. Dr Lloyd has been in our family for years he actually delivered me 27 years ago and now he was delivering my first child.
My mom and Aaron went and rented a movie in the lobby, Horton Hears a Who, which we all fell asleep while watching. It was so nice to have an epidural because I could still move my legs and feel pressure but no pain. All of a sudden around 11:30 am the nurse came in and checked me and said you are dilated to a 10 and can start pushing soon. My little sister Aleisha was at work and really wanted to be there so my mom called her and said you better come now she is going to start pushing. I started pushing right before noon and he was born at 12:39 pm He was a big boy and I have the scars to prove it. No one knew how big he was going to be until his head came out. I did get a episiotomy but and then I tore also. I had a third degree tear. It took Dr Lloyd about 25 mins to stitch me back up but I was so distracted by this amazing little guy that was on my chest. The first thing I noticed was his big beautiful mouth and his cute little nose. It was such an amazing experience to give birth I really did love it up until I started feeling the pain. They took out the epidural and put me into a wheelchair to take me up to my room and as I was sitting there I started to feel really sick, hot and then I started to feel the pain. I had drank like 6 glasses of water after I had little Lucas because I was so thirsty. All of a sudden I said I think I’m going to throw up and sure enough the nurse had a bag in front of me and I threw up all my water I just drank. Soon after that I started to get dizzy and soon passed out but the nurse hurried and put a smelling thing under my nose to bring me too. They got me up to my room and we had these nurses I like to call Twiddle Dee and Twiddle dumb. I was honestly in so much pain and I had to ask them 3 different times if I could have my pain medication. They did this welcome thing and the whole time I was thinking I just need my pain medication. Finally after another 40 mins she came back in and gave me the medicine and then she had to take me to the bathroom. Oh my gosh the pain was so intense walking into the bathroom I was crying the whole time. And then once again I passed out and the nurse had to catch me and call Aaron in there to help me. Once the pain meds kick in it was so nice and I could just enjoy the moment. Aleisha and my mom went to go pick up food for them and Aaron and while they were gone we got the cutest nurse to come and help us give Lucas his first bath. Her name was Erika and she was so nice and knew what she was doing. We requested her after that and it was so nice to have someone so knowledgeable with everything. It was such a good family moment to hold him after he was all clean and just enjoy it. Aaron is such an amazing man he was right there making sure I was okay and helping with Lucas. I cant believe you have so much love for our cute little guy and could love Aaron even more then I already do. I’m so blessed. I’m getting the hang of my little guy and healing up lets just say every day gets better and better.