9/27/2008

Labor facts :)




Yeah, this is a questionary about my labors so if you don't care for it, keep on and stop reading. I saw it in someones blog and thought was a neat thing. I may be weird but I find interesting this kind of stories hehehhe. I would love to hear yours if you don't mind to add a coment :). I wish I had some photos of my pregnancy bellies but Matthew took all my photos from my computer because it was taken too much room. I will look for them and add them later.

How long were your labors?
Kid #1: About 6 hours. They induced all of my kids, and as soon as they break my water and they put the epidural it goes faassstttt
Kid #2: 3 ½ hours
Kid #3: 4 ½ hours
… yeah, I know, I am very blessed

How did you know you were in labor?
I found out with the three of them when the nurse told me “ ..well, the iv is going, you will start feeling the contractions from the potosin pretty soon. And it was within seconds let me tell you…

Where did you deliver?
All three of them in the Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, Al. I loved the hospital and the nurses there. I actually used the same delivery room with two of them..

Epidural?
Is this a serious question? Of course!!! Did I mention that I was induce?... I am not one of those strong women that do it the natural way. If I can benefic from epidural I WILL

C-section?
No, praise the Lord. Having a c-section was always one of my fears. I am a wimpy so I wasn’t very thrilled with the whole c-section idea

Who delivered?
Dr. David Wheeler (the great!!!) with the first 2 and Dr…. wow I can’t remember the name but he was the greatest! And he delivered my last baby..... Laura can you help me with his name???

How much did they weigh?
Kid #1: 6 lbs. 15 oz., 21 inches
Kid #2: 8 lbs. 6 oz., 20 inches
Kid #3: 7 lbs, 4 oz., 20 inches

One special memory for each delivery:
Kid #1: Matthew will kill me for telling you guys this but, when he saw the needle of the epidural going right to my back he… almost fainted. The funny part is that the nurse instinctively went to help him and left me there while the doctor did my epidural. My husband wants me to get attention out of the fact that he almost fainted, so he told me to also add that while my in laws where coming to the hospital to meet the baby they got a called from a different hospital in Huntsville telling them that their other son has had a car accident, so they couldn’t come until late that night and my father in law until the next day. Yeah, it was pretty serious. God saved his life that day.
Kid #2: After I heard how long the needle of the epidural was (did I mention that I am afraid of needles?) I was very nervous about getting it, although I did not want to not have one. So the nurse kept asking me if I wanted one and I kept telling her to hold on a few more minutes. Of course she didn’t make much sense out of the fact that I wanted to suffer a little longer for no reason. Finally she asked me if I was trying to go natural because I was 7 cm and they couldn’t wait much longer if I was going to have it. So I told them to go ahead. I was shacking so bad that she had to put some other thing in my i.v. just so they could do it…. I have all kind of epidural stories uh??? J Still, wouldn’t have it any other way.
Kid #3: When I was 7 cm the nurse started to notice that her heart bit was slowing down. She was trying to make me change positions hoping that it would help, but it wasn’t. When I was only 8 cm the doctor told me I needed to start pushing because it was time. He did it in such a way that I never thought there was any problem at all, which it was good because I think if I had known that there was problems maybe I would had freeze. I thank God to have him as a doctor, I know He saved us of a lot of trouble that I don’t even what to think about. He used the doctor to deliver my baby perfectly so we didn’t even have to think about anymore.

Praise the Lord for my three beautiful little girls.

11 comments:

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by our blog. I will add you to our blog list. I don't have much time to comment now, but I will at a later time on my labors. I have had it easy too!

The girls are 15 months apart. Then Asher came 2 years later. Then Justus 3 years later.

Laura said...

Was it Dr. McMichens? He was my doctor with Caleb. I know Delisle is another doctor there. I think there are about seven, aren't there? I could look in the phone book for the other doctors' names.

We ladies like to tell our stories and hear others' stories, don't we? I won't type all the answers here because that would be LONG! A few tidbits: Our babies weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz.; 8 lbs. 14 oz.; 8 lbs., 10 oz. and 8 lbs., 2 oz.. My first and third deliveries (and feeding!) were definitely harder than the other two. The first two to four weeks after the birth is always the most challenging part to me. The important part is that I am blessed to have four children. It makes it worth all the work, pain, tears, etc..

Pilar Stark said...

No Laura, remember I couldn't go back to Dr Wheeler because of the insurance? You told me of another doctor, you actually didn't like him. Bo Webb and Mrs Brooks go there too... He was the one that help me with Noelia. Do you know who I mean?

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

I also forgot to mention that we went to Crown College with Deanna Andrews. She was Valesquez then. I was Rachel Gerhardt then. Small world. Are you guys near them?

Pilar Stark said...

Rachel, I am friends with Deanna since we were 15. Her family were here in Spain as missionaries. I got saved and then started going to her dad's church here in Spain. We were together in the same city not too long ago. We were helping the same missionary. Now they are in Madrid. It sure is a small world. :)

Laura said...

Dr. Harris is the one. Kevin thought very highly of him, also. He was very quick to take care of any problems in the labor and delivery room. I don't know how long he has been a doctor; but, I am sure he has a lot of experience. I had forgotten that you went to him.

Pilar Stark said...

Dr Harris!!! Yeah thanks you Laura :). He was really great. He handle everything in such a way that I couldn't even tell there was a problem at all. He was quick and took care of everything in a great way. He also gives the best epidurals :). He does it himself and didn't feel anything. I liked him a lot.

Matthew said...

Well, it was a really, really, really long needle!

The Clanton Family said...

well i think you know my story right??it was kind of long.

Pilar Stark said...

oh come on juana, that was an easy escape :) hehe

The Clanton Family said...

hahhah just a little bit,maybe soon i can put it in my blog.