Sunday was a BIG day!! Kyle and I went to church, but Wendi decided to stay home. She wasn’t feeling the best.
Of course when Wendi said she wasn’t feel well my first thought was “OMG is she in labor?”
Got home and Wendi said she was “uncomfortable”, but not in too much pain. The key thing I heard when she was explaining how she was feeling was that it was coming & going. Instantly I thought she was having contractions. She wasn’t sure though, so we timed them, and they were about 3 minutes apart lasting about 45 seconds.
Wendi was worried she would get there and they would say it’s false labor & send her home. Kyle finally said Wendi didn’t have a choice and we were going to go to the hospital, at least to get checked out to see what was going on.
We got to the hospital and the nurse said “You’re having a baby today!” Wendi was dilated to 7cm and 80% effaced!
We made the calls and my Mom and 2 other sisters rushed to the hospital. Wendi wanted us all be with her during the delivery!
Wendi’s nurse decided she thought Wendi should have her baby for the shift change! We had specific goals!
It was getting close to 6pm and I hadn’t eaten since before 11am and was pretty hungry! I went down to the cafeteria and got some supper. I had a grilled chicken breast, green beans, and some sf jello for 6 points.
Wendi was still pretty relaxed, but hadn’t progressed too much. The dr decided to give her pitocin to get things moving.
By this time Wendi was feeling the urge to push and feeling a lot more pressure. So 2 of my sisters held one of Wendi’s legs and I was up by her head. My job was to count to 10 each time she had to push.
The dr kept telling me to slow down with my counting, but it was so hard because I was focused on Wendi and I could see the pain in her face with each push.
I have come the conclusion that Wendi is the strongest one of us sisters! She was so tough and strong throughout the entire process.
Wendi only had to push for less than an hour and at 11:27pm he was born! She did SO incredibly well!! It was such an amazing experience and I’m so glad Wendi had me be a part of it.
He is absolutely perfect!
He measured 20 1/2” long!
He weighed 8lbs 10 3/4 oz and has a full head of beautiful dark hair!
He wasn’t breathing right when he was first born, so Wendi didn’t get to hold him for about 3 hours.
By this time it was after 1am and everyone was worn out! Obviously it was a long day for Wendi, but everyone else was pretty tired too!
POINTS = 13/23
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE POINTS = 1 used/34 remaining
ACTIVITY POINTS EARNED = 0 today/0 week
H2O = 32 oz
EXERCISE = none