Thank you all so much for your words of congratulations on Monday’s post! It was great to finally be able to share our good news with all of you.
Today I wanted to share Addie’s birth story, because I’ve had a lot of friends asking for details.
(Warning: this is wordy. Please bear with me!)
Addison was due on Monday April 8th. However, April 8th quickly came and went. And still no Addie.
So my doctor scheduled an induction for Monday April 15th, because he does not like to go beyond 41 weeks.
The morning of the 15th, Brandon and I arrived at the hospital at 7:00 am, where I was immediately given a snazzy new outfit to wear.
The doctor started me on a “cervical ripening” medication right away. He explained that for cases like mine, he prefers to use this medication first, before moving to Pitocin. With Pitocin, evidently you are confined to your bed and can’t eat. He predicted that my labor was going to be a long one (possibly 48 hours), so [...]