Baby Vince with Mommy and Daddy the first time
I have downloaded our recent pictures after my labor 2 days ago. Hubby did found the usb cable yesterday and voila, I got one good family picture to share. This picture was taken this Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 9:25 PM after baby Vince was born. I remember everyone helped me at that very last hard minute. I felt strong and painful contractions due to induced labor. They got me induced because I had a premature cervical dilation of 4 cms 2 days ago, they gave me Magnesium sulfate to stop the contraction and they gave a methadone shot for baby’s lungs to mature before labor. I remember I had lots of pricks as they have to monitor the Magnesium level in myblood. Tuesday, they stopped the Mag Su and I am already 6 cm dilated. Still I did not feel any painful contractions but it may be because the Mag Su is still winding down in my system. Wednesday 9 AM, my bag of waters raptured, I am 7 cm dilated. I felt sleepy when they gradually increased the Pitocin level, and around 6 PM Wednesday. The Doctor is worried because my body is slow in responding to the medication of inducing labor. I got up and out of the bed, did some some squatting exercises and walking around the room, heard the baby’s heart beat and it is normal, and my husband and I prayed almost 9 rosaries that day. Around 7 PM Wednesday, I felt cramps and I went back to bed. The contractions got stronger and closer 2 minutes apart, and I felt the urge to bear down, and I told my hubby to call the nurse. Suddenly, my world feels like there is an atomic bomb that is going to hit soon. I think I shouted loud because of the pain, and about three times of pushing, I felt the flush of hot water, and the baby came out. It was a quick one they said, and thank God, no lacerations this time. The Placenta was a bit delayed in coming out but I’m glad that the hardest part of labor has finally done. I had skin to skin contact with my baby. I felt new in holding him as he is a tiny baby compared of holding George the first time when he was a newborn. George was 8.52 lbs, Vince is 6.2 lbs. They say he is quite a big baby in his premature age.