So here goes....It has been too long to really give you a good update so I will start with the latest big thing...
RIVA NICOLE PABST - Here is her story!
As usual, I was over due so they let me get induced. Wed. morning I called the hospital and they said to come in at 7:30 am and we would get things started. I got there and around 8:30 my midwife broke my water. We were hoping that that would be enough to start contractions...after several hours of monitoring and walking and a nice bath, it was a no go. I had contractions but nothing regular...around 1pm they started me on an "aggressive" dose of Pitosin...they started at a 4 and every half hour they would up it 4 more (normal is by 2's) by 1:45 pm I had gone from a 3+ to a 6+ and contractions were regulating...not painful but becoming regular. I spent all my time, napping and doing hypnosis. Around 4:15pm contractions were stronger and definately very regular. Around 5:40 I was complete and she was just about here. My midwife came in and just supported as I wanted to push and then I could feel her crowning, then 4 pushes later she was HERE! I was really nervous about the birth, but it was rather short and not to bad in the end. KJ is a great birth partner and he talks me though and I am able to do it.
RIVA NICOLE PABST
02-29-2012 (our little Leapling)
9 lbs. 15 oz.
Healthy and alert!
proud mama and papa!!
just enjoying our time in the hospital until it was time to break out!
she is really sweet!!!
dressed and ready for trip home.She is a really sweet girl, she spends quite a bit of time during the day awake. This was her right before her first time at church. in her little dress that is matchy-matchy with her sisters! :o) Welcome to our family little one! We love you!!!