Saturday, May 23, 2009

Announcing London Thomas Stewart!

London arrived May 12th at 7:19 p.m. almost 4 weeks early! He weight 5 lbs. 13 o.z. and was 20 in. long. Everything was going fine with my pregnancy up until the Saturday before Mother's Day. I woke up that morning when I experienced very heavy bleeding. So heavy that at first I thought my water broke until I saw the blood. Needless to say I was completely freaked out! When I called the hospital the first thing the nurse ask was "Can you feel your baby moving?" Well of course during that exact moment I couldn't feel him which scared me even more. Weston rushed me to the hospital where they monitored the baby and I for most of the day. The ultrasound came back normal thankfully. Never in my life have I been more thankful for my ultrasound background, because I could read the scan right along w/ the tech instead of waiting for the Radiologist's report.

After keeping me most of the day and since I wasn't still actively bleeding, they decided to send me home on bed rest. What a way to spend Mother's Day weekend. On Monday when I called my Dr. they said since I was 36 weeks now, I could resume normal activity, but just take it easy. Well I had a feeling that he was coming that week so I was running errands all day on Monday trying to get ready. Sure enough on Tuesday at 1:00 in the morning the bleeding started again. We went back to the hospital where they ran through the same routine they had on Saturday. They still could not find anything wrong and they had no idea why I was bleeding. Throughout the day on Tuesday I continued to bleed off and on. I was dilated to a 4 and was 80% effaced by late morning. Finally my Dr. said she wanted to just induce me because neither one of us was comfortable w/ the bleeding since we had no idea where it was coming from.

So they broke my water and started the pitoson about an hour later. I went from a 4 to a ten in an hour! Thank heavens for epidurals is all I have to say! :) London arrived in perfect health and we feel so blessed that everything turned out so well. When the Dr. checked over my placenta she found a small tear, too small for u/s to detect or to cause me any discomfort. It just reaffirmed to me that my Dr. and I made the right decision! So that is my crazy delivery tale! Here are some pics of our little cutie...enjoy!