Friday, December 9, 2011

Welcome Owen Ryan Pett!!

When I went to my doctors appointment right before Thanksgiving my doctor asked me if I wanted to be induced. I said I don't have anything against it. She said ok lets do it next week. I said ok sometime after Tuesday cause Ryan had a test and a presentation that day. She said oh well can we do it after the test I have to be there all night anyways. I looked at Ryan and he said sure. So, we decided to go in at 5pm on Nov. 29th 2011. When we get there the nurse comes out and tells us there is to many people in labor now so they couldn't induce me. They get my number and will call when there is room.

Ryan and I go home to just wait. Luckly we live only 1/2 mile from the hospital. So at 8:00 they call me and ask me to come in at 11pm. At about midnight they finally get me in. The nurse told me she almost sent me home again but my doctor wanted all her patients in tonight. So I get a bunch of saline solution injected into me and then they start the pitocin. I pretty much just lay there all night. Tori came down but I tried to sleep some. At about 7 the nurse checked me and I was dilated to a 4. My doctor came in a few minutes later and was going to break my water but when I sat up I was in to much pain so I got an epidural first and then she broke my water.

When the nurse checked me at noon I was dialed to a 10. She called my doctor and she told me to labor down for a while. She was hoping to get through her office hours before she had to come in to deliver Owen. So then from 1-3 I pushed with Ryan and the Nurse. I couldn't even move my legs or keep them up. I guess my epidural was working. Then at 3 my doctor told me to rest for awhile and she would be there at 4:30. She got there a little after 4:30 and they thought they might have to use forceps to pull him out but durring the hour his head came down more and he was born at 4:49. Owen weighed 8lbs 5oz and was 19 3/4 inches.

Everyone is doing great. I'm going to have to buy a swing unless I want to bounce him to sleep every day. Hope you enjoy the pictures.


  1. He's cute. It was nice to read your story. I'm glad they didn't have to use forceps. My recovery was hard because they used forceps.