Name: Saydee Diane Oldham
Born: August 22, 2009 at 6:39 am
Weight: 8 lbs 13 oz (right on target for a 9 lb 40-week baby)
Length: 20 inches long
I am sure most of you know by now, but we had our baby. Thursday night I started bleeding and having some contractions (not bad contractions). I was concerned about the bleeding and called my doctor. He suggested that I go into the hospital to get checked out. I went in and they said I had not progessed since my appointment the day before (I was a 2 and 80% effaced). They called my doctor and he asked if I wanted to be started. I did not want to be started so I went home.
The day next (Friday the 21st) I started having regular contractions around noon. I was hoping to have my mom's labor genes and have the baby within the next four hours. Let me just tell you, that did not happen. I walked and walked and walked trying to get my contractions more intense and more frequent. Finally at 9 pm we decided it was time to go in. I had only dilated one more cm and I was almost completely effaced. I was SOOOOOOOOOOO frustrated. It was annoying because I didn't want to be having contractions all night long that only dilated me 1 more cm. Dr. Leavitt came in and broke my water about 10:30 pm. The fun began QUICKLY after that. I was disappointed to have had my water break so early because it made for a more vigorous labor, but it was okay. I really, REALLY wanted to go without an epidural but knew it was going to be tough because I was going on no sleep the night before.
By 1:30 am, I was dilated to 7 centimeters and I deemed myself done with natural labor (which I really regret, next time I WILL go natural) and got an epidural. I was so tired and gave into the sissy side. I will tell ya, the epidural was heavenly and while it was being placed, it was really nice to know that I was feeling the last of the horrid contractions.
The doctor came in around 5:15 am and told me I was complete and ready for pushing. He also told me she was posterior, which explained why labor was SOOOOOOOOOO tough. I started to push and she was born at 6:39 am. Richard was actually the one to deliver the baby which was cool. I won't give you the graphic gory details of that, but he did. He was Dr. Oldham.
When she was born we still had no idea what to name her. We liked Saydee, Paityn, Kambryn and McCall, but couldn't decide on which we liked and which name fit her. My parents came to the hospital told me they had it come to them about what I should name her. They said they each came to the conclusion on their own, BUT that they wouldn't tell me what it was until I told them. Anyway, Richard looked at me and said her name is supposed to be Saydee. Also, I spelled her name like that, cuz I think it is cool. I always had spelled it Sadie, but I figured I would try to make it a little different, since I was using more of a common name. It fits her perfectly.
We love our little girl and are so glad she is here. Now, if I can just figure out this nursing thing and this mom thing it will be all good!!!
1 week ago