It took awhile for the contractions to start coming but once they did holy smokes it was pretty intense! They came really quick and intense with not much of a break. I got checked around 1 and thank heavens was at a 4. I felt like such a baby for getting my epidural when I was only at a 4 but that Pitocin makes for some pretty bad contractions. So I got the epidural-which was not what I thought it would be at all. It was pretty painful just to get it but then it worked wonders! It was crazy to see the screen go crazy when a contraction came but not to feel anything. We hung out for a couple hours but I was still at a 4 or 5 so the nurse had me switch sides every 15 minutes for an hour and in that hour I went from a 4 to a 9! They called my Dr and started to "labor down"-which means they let the contractions bring the baby down as far as he'll come before starting to push. So I started pushing around 5:30 or 6 and didn't stop til 8:05! That was the longest 2 hours of my entire life. I was so lucky to have the greatest nurses and dr.s and of course the greatest husband ever. They kept me going because I didn't think I was going to make it. I was positive my epidural had worn off because I was sure feelin' alot!
But I made it through and at 8:05 pm Bryker T Darrington was born. He weighed 9 lbs 3 oz was 22 inches long and his head was 15 cm!! No wonder it took 2 hours-our little man wasn't so little! Right after he was born he had to go be monitored because he was having a little trouble adjusting to breathing. So he spent some time in the NICU but everything is good now and he is breathing like a champ!
Bryker had jaundice and had to live in this "suitcase" bili bed from Monday until Wednesday. It was pretty awful! He had to be in there as much as possible and in only his little diaper. We thought he was going to freeze! I was SO thankful when they called and said that his levels had gone down.
Dear Grandma Kris,
Thank you so so much for coming and helping my mom and dad take care of me! They appreciate it more than they could ever say! My mama is one lucky lady to have you for her mom and I am even luckier to have you for my grandma- I can't wait to see you again!
Love, Baby Bryker
Little B man's first BYU game :)