Tuesday, February 5, 2008
Baby Mason Has Arrived!
I know that many of my loyal readers are probably wondering if I have had my baby by now. Sorry for not sharing sooner, but he was born on Friday, January 25th, at 4:17am. He weighed only 6 pounds, and was 19" long. I had gone in on Thursday morning to do a "clean catch" since at my doctors appointment the prior day she had found protein in my urine. I got a call at work on Thursday afternoon that there was still protein in my urine, and they would like me to go in to labor and delivery to do a blood test, and check my blood pressure. I waited until I got off work, and then went over to the hospital, assuming I would be in and out in a few hours. I even told my husband not to leave work, I knew that they weren't keeping me. Well, my blood pressure was pretty high, and since I was already dilated and thinned out, they decided to just go ahead and induce me. Yes, that means the dreaded Pitocin! They started the induction at 9pm, I held off the epidural until 2am, and he was delivered at 4:17am. One push and he was out, no complaints from me on that! I just couldn't believe how tiny he was, and still is! I was only one week early. They told me it was because of the high blood pressure, and also because when he was born there was no amniotic fluid. I don't understand how that could be because I had an ultrasound a week earlier and they measured the amniotic fluid. Anyway, he is happy and healthy, and that is all that matters. Now, I know you are probably all wanting to see some pictures. This was so unplanned, that I accidently left my card reader at my work, and I haven't been back to get it, plus I have no idea where the cord is to plug my camera directly in to the computer. So you are all just going to have to wait :) I should get my card reader in the next couple days. I just wanted to let everyone know that, yes, he is here, and yes, we are all doing great!