Ducky Lee (thisisnotmylj) wrote,
Ducky Lee

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Welcome to the world Elliot!!!

And here's the story for anyone who is interested.... (shortest possible version)...

I got to Broward General Medical Center to be induced on Friday at 7:30am. Got checked in and was in my room by 8am. Started the induction by putting a pill up inside me sometime around 11am. This continued for 12 hours before i was finally dilated enough to start me on pitocin. Then hours of pain! Finally they gave me an epidural and i was only like 2 cms dilated by that point. It was already past 24 hours of me being in the hospital. So Saturday night, I'm still not progressing well enough despite the massive amounts of pitocin. Finally, around 11pm Saturday night (count the hours... from 7:30am friday to 11pm Saturday...), the doctor tells me that she's too big and i'm not going to be able to have a vaginal delivery. So they take me in for a c-section. Elliot was born Saturday, Sept. 27th at 11:26pm. She weighed in at 7lbs 11oz (exactly like her daddy did when he was born) and 19.5 inches long. She looks exactly (I mean exactly) like her daddy. She's absolutely beautiful! Pictures will come soon. I've now been in the hospital so long that i don't even know what day it is. I haven't gotten any sleep in ages. I am in so much pain from my belly to my poor sore nipples (i'm breastfeeding exclusively). But it's all worth it because i have the most beautiful baby girl in the whole world! And I get percocets for the pain which isn't much but it's something. And i get released from the hospital sometime tomorrow night! I can't wait to be at home... to take a shower... and sleep... and do whatever else i want to do. Walking is difficult. I haven't gotten to take a real shower but i imagine it won't be easy at first. I only am just now able to get out of bed and use the bathroom without assistance. Eating is difficult too. Basically, there's a lot of pain and discomfort involved in having a baby... especially by c-section. I really would have rather delivered vaginally but after 40 hours with barely any progress, i was just so ready to have her out of me that i was almost going to ask for a c-section myself. Not really though. When he told me i had to have one, i started crying... i was so upset. But once I saw that beautiful baby, nothing even mattered. I just love her to death. Anyway, it's time for me to spend some time with my husband and baby. So I will post more later. Just wanted to let everyone know that Elliot was born and she's healthy and beautiful and amazing. Jaje is holding her now! It's such a beautiful sight. I love Elliot and Jaje!!! My family is now complete!
Tags: baby, best day of my life, hospital, i survived..., jaje, love, pain
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