BC: Best Day ever!
FC: Savanna Rose Peterman
1: Savanna Rose Peterman | Born Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 3:15am 9lbs 2oz 20 inches long
2: We went to Metro Hospital in Wyoming, MI because I was having contractions.
3: We arrived in the emergency room and were brought to triage immediately, that was around 1pm on Tuesday, October 4th. At that point I was dilated 6cm
4: I was in triage for only an hour.
5: We were SO excited and ready!...we thought! | KJ had to leave to go back and get my bag at the apartment!
6: Once in Labor and Delivery, I couldn't eat or drink. KJ however, was able to order a pizza!
7: I was SO thirsty, ice chips weren't cutting it!
8: After 4 hours of labor and no farther progress, they broke my water | AFter they broke my water the contractions got much stronger and closer together....I quickly opted for the epidural I was so opposed to!
9: After they broke my water progress still wasn't fast enough so they started me on a pitocin drip. Shortly after that, the epidurals full effect kicked in and I fell asleep for 5 hours! | As I recall, it was the best nap of my life
10: After my nap was over and it was finally time to push, Dr. Irving came in and introduced himself wearing a yesterdog t-shirt and jeans! We knew we liked him right away!
11: I have no idea how long I was pushing for, that part is a blur
12: my blood pressure was kind of low so they put me flat on my back | KJ was by my side the whole time
13: However, when Savanna finally came out she had a broken clavical from being stuck, so they took her away as soon as she came out... | Savanna got stuck a few times on the way out....at one point they asked me if I wanted them to put her right on me after she came out and I definitely did, because, my mom said that was one of the best feelings she can remember!
14: Before I'd even seen her I asked KJ if she looked like a Savanna Rose, he just smiled and shook his head | I was so relieved when she was out, but so worried that they took her away. KJ told me she was ok and she was beautiful!
15: right there kj and I fell in love all over again | When they finally laid her in my arms all bundled up....amazing is all I can say to describe how much love I had for her....
16: Savanna had so much pretty red hair when she was born! | KJ called our family after she was born, while I rested, none of them knew we were even at the hospital | TT | While KJ stepped out of the room they encouraged me to try breast feeding for the first time.
17: Savanna latched on immediately, but after the four large glasses of apple juice I drank, they had to take her away because I needed to throw up! She ate later...
18: We were very proud parents!
19: We stayed in the hospital for three days after she was born. We had many family and friends come to visit while we were there and several more in the weeks to follow. We brought her home on a beautiful fall day. Our little family was perfect and I couldn't have asked for anything more.