Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Olivia Kristin Pett

For everyone who wants to know here is Olivia's birth story.  I really wanted to be induced at 39 weeks.  I was with Owen and everything was great.  If my labor is planned Ryan would be around,  I wouldn't  have to worry about going into labor somewhere, I could get an epidural right away, and Alyssa was around to watch Owen.  Since I had a family practice doctor and not an OB they can't induce you tell 40 weeks.  At 38 weeks I was dilated to a 4 so when I went in at 39 weeks they stripped my membranes to see if that would get labor going.  I don't know if it worked or not 6 days later I went into labor.  At my last doctors appointment we set up an induction for 40 weeks and my doctor told me he was going to be gone over the weekend so if I went into labor whoever was on call would deliver the  baby.  The nurse told me Dr. Neilson was on call.  I know him he is in my ward.  I was determined to make it through the weekend and be induced next week.  

So on Saturday we took Alyssa to the lake and Crazy Horse.  I felt fine we came home made lunch and put Owen down for a nap.  I even text my mother in law that I was fine and didn't feel anything.  The next thing I know I have a really bad cramp and Alyssa and Ryan are telling me I'm in labor.  I said no I'm not.  I always get cramps this time of day.  Then 2 minutes later I have another one so we go to the hospital.  I can barely walk and I crawl into a wheel chair.  After we get checked in the nurse tries to weigh me and as I stand up my water breaks.  Most people have just a constant trickle of water but mine comes flowing out all at once like in a movie.  They say oh let's switch you rooms and I ask for an epidural.  
The lake
Walking around the lake
The nurse has to check me first.  She tells me I'm dilated to a 9 and there is no time for an epidural.  3 doctors and like 5 nurse are trying to get me all hooked up.  I have Group B Strep so I'm suppose to be on antibiotics for 4 hours before my water breaks.  Well that didn't happen.  At some point they give me so Fental which Ryan clams will help.  I trusted him since he is a pharmacist, not sure I will ever trust his judgment on pain medication again.  So I start pushing thinking it will be over soon Olivia had other plans.  She was sunny side up and sideways coming out not to mention 9lbs 1oz.  It took me an hour and a half of pushing with no drugs.  At the end I started praying for her to come out that I couldn't take it anymore.  Heavenly Father must of heard that prayer because shortly after she was born. 

She was 9 lbs. 1oz and 21 inches long.  She was born on June 7 2014 at 5:01pm.  A day early.
She made it!
I felt bad, whooping cough was going around so Owen wasn't allowed to visit the hospital and I had to stay an extra day because of the Group B Strep.  A few days with no mom just an Aunt and Dad.  When we came home Owen had no desire to hold her.  He just wants to hold her blankets.
He is not holding his arms out to hold her.  He is pushing her away


Anyways we are doing well.  Ryan spent a lot of his paternity leave packing.  Most of our stuff is gone since in a week we are moving to WA.
She is such a sleepy head