Thursday, September 13, 2007
Proof of my love of IV's....this picture is for those who want to know what I looked like....this was 2 a.m. mind you! After all the anticipation, our baby decided he wanted to come before we were scheduled to be induced, and he wanted things his own way!! I went into labor about 9:30 P.M. Sunday evening, with contractions starting about 4 minutes apart. We went to the hospital at 2:00 a.m., and they almost sent me home, because I was barely dilated to a 1, but by some miracle, I dilated to a 3, and they hooked me up. I actually did get an epidural, due to the fact that I was throwing up through my contractions...not enjoyable. The doctor broke my water at 8:30 a.m., and I was a seven, and they thought our baby would be here by noon. However, he still stayed in there, and they started pitocin at noon, and I started pushing at 3:00 p.m. After a few changes, and the use of a vacuum, Steven Darrell Cropper arrived to us at 6:12 P.M. on monday September 10. he weighed 7 lbs, 7 oz, and was 20 inches long. We surely love him! He's so much fun!! We're doing well, and Grandma Rowley has been helping us catch up on some missed sleep from the 21 hour labor. hooray!! Hope you enjoy the pictures!