Labor and Delivery

This is for you Tara. And for those of you who don't want to know the gory details, skip this post!
My labor started on Saturday, August 23. I was having random contractions most of the day. We went to the Hogan family reunion that evening. I tried to hurry the process along by taking lots of walks and playing volleyball. We got home at around 10:00 PM that night and the contractions became more regular. I called the hospital to find out if I should come in but the nurses told me to wait until my contractions were 3-4 minutes apart. So, we stayed up most of the night and the contractions were about 10 minutes apart. This kept up til 2:00 PM the next day. I finally decided to just go in to the hospital to get checked (even though the contractions were still 10 minutes apart). And good thing too! When I got to the hospital I was already dilated to a 7 and my water broke minutes after I got there. So much for listening to the nurses! Anyway, things went pretty well for the next couple hours. The nurse thought I was crazy because I was still smiling during my labor. I chose not to have an epidural but it was very easy until about 7:00 PM when I started to push. I pushed for 2 and 1/2 hours and it was horrible! I think Shane almost had a heart attack! Jaxon arrived at 9:18 PM. I had to have an episiotomy and I had a 3rd degree tear as well so I took quite a while to recover but Jaxon was perfect!
Anyway, I think the labor was much easier than taking care of him now!

5 comments:

LB3K said...

You will figure it out! Hang in there! Before you know it, you and Jaxon will be best buds.

Trent and Cherie Hogan said...

Oh I am so glad that things went relatively smoothly!? I am glad you are hopefully mostly all healed now? and that Jaxon is happy and healthy!! We can't wait for you guys to come visit us, it will be nice once you guys have snow and can come down here to escape the cabin fever! and of course we don't mind a crying baby! we want him to know who we are!!

Carr Family said...

Thank you!!! I love hearing these stories. Sounds like you did great for a first time mom. I had both my girls with no epidural and it was awesome...though you are way tougher than I am because I didn't push for 2 1/2 hours!! You're one tough momma. I'm sure you are a great mom. Everything takes time to get used to and even though it's sad when they grow and get bigger, they get more and more fun!!

Kevin n Em said...

congratulations! I can't wait to see the little guy. Are you doing okay? Need anything?

mom of a super-hero said...

lexie, your little guy is SERIOUSLY the cutest! hope things are going well for you in the "stay at home mom" department! let me know if you need anything.