Friday, April 24, 2009

Baby Taryn has arrived!

Well, after many tears and doubt that the baby would actually be born, Taryn arrived 9 days late. (I was in such a big fight with her, that I even stopped talking to her.) My doctor was out of town and his partners were not very helpful. So when he came back into town I was at the hospital for my induction the next day.

I had Patosin(sp?)for a few hours and was feeling good. I was waiting for my epidural when my water broke. I was in a panic because I knew my real labor was about to begin and I didn't have any drugs to help cope with the pain. Let's just say it was possibly the longest 1/2 hour of my life waiting for the drugs.

An hour and a half later, with 1/2 an epidural (yes, it only worked on one side and they didn't have time to fix it. But let's face it...1/2 is much better than none.) Taryn was born. She was my biggest baby weighing 8 lbs. 12 oz. She was 21 inches long with a head circumference of 14 inches.

Taryn was my easiest delivery (due to the time of labor and other factors) and easiest recovery. I feel good despite the fact that I am leaking from my chest and bleeding from my bum. But hey, anything is better than being pregnant.